Tree Tuesday: my ultimate selection of tree photos - part 1

phortun
phortun @phortunJanuary 2019 · 3 min read

Hi there my Steemit friends and followers!

If you are a regular visitor to my Steemit blog, you have probably noticed that I am a huge nature lover and that I really enjoy posting nature-related stuff. Wandering through forests (of all kinds) makes me feel happy and calm and is therefore my favorite way of spending some quality "me-time" and recharging my energy.

As a matter of fact, the Japanese even have a special name for this practice - they call it "shinrin-yoku" which would translate as "forest bathing". In this Asian country, the positive impact of spending time in forest on both physical and mental health of people has been known for a long time and recent scientific studies proved it too.

I have always liked being surrounded by trees and since I have been more and more into photography in the past couple of years, trees have also become one of my favorite subjects to take photos of.

I have already published a lot of somewhat random posts with tree photos here on Steemit but it was not until now that I decided to dedicate a whole, quite extensive post to tree photography exclusively. I know there is a popular tag #treetuesday hosted by @old-guy-photos so I prepared my special tree post for today and I am happy to submit it as my very first entry to this great photo initiative. Thanks for hosting it @old-guy-photos! When compiling this selection, I was also inspired by @adetorrent and his tree posts like this one. Thanks Ade.

As for the individual photos featured in the photo selection - they come from many different places and countries as well as from many different stages of my "photography career". Some of them were taken by prehistoric mobile phones that barely had a camera, years ago when I did not have the slightest idea of what photography is about so please be tolerant of the quality of some of these shots. It is not a selection of my best tree photos but rather my favorite or most important tree photos.

I didn´t want to disturb the flow of the photos with text so I decided not to put any descriptions to them. The selection is really miscellaneous though - from Central American tropical rain forests and Greek olive groves to dense, snow-covered European woods. From pristine forests untouched by human activity to magnificent parks built in big cities. From young trees experiencing their first blooms to incredibly old specimens that have been around for long centuries.

If you are a tree lover, kick back and enjoy this collection of tree photos I have taken over the years. The whole collection consists of 70 photos but I don´t want to overwhelm you so I decided to split it into two parts, each featuring 35 tree shots. Here is the first part.

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I hope you enjoyed these tree photos. If you did, stay tuned for the second part of this special collection that will be posted here on my blog next Tuesday ;)



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Thank you for visiting my blog. If you like posts about #nature, #animals, #traveling and discovering secrets and beauties of the #world, feel free to follow me as these are the topics I mostly write about. Have a wonderful day and keep on Steeming!


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adetorrent
Adé @adetorrentJanuary 2019

That's a lot of trees :)

Love the row of cherry trees :)

Also, this tree must be famous. I think I've seen it on @liltammy's blog or in one of my contests


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phortun
phortun @phortunJanuary 2019

You are very observant :) We discovered this dragon tree together with my girlfriend @liltammy when living on Tenerife so we have similar photos of this tree ;)

That cherry orchard is one of my favorite spots in Prague. It is located on a little hill between the neighborhoods of Liben and Hrdlorezy.


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adetorrent
Adé @adetorrentJanuary 2019

Wait, you guys are a couple? How cool! :)

Is that the hill on the way up to the Petrin tower?


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phortun
phortun @phortunJanuary 2019

We are :) We have been traveling the world together for years so we post photos from same places quite often actually :D

Nope, it is another hill. This one with the cherries is only known to locals, I have never seen any tourists there.


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adetorrent
Adé @adetorrentJanuary 2019

That's amazing. We have a few travelling couples here.

This one with the cherries is only known to locals, I have never seen any tourists there.

I aim to change that haha.


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liltammy
LilTammy @liltammyJanuary 2019

@adetorrent Do you really remember my El Drago tree? Wow Your memory is outstanding! 👏👏Steem on💪🙂

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adetorrent
Adé @adetorrentJanuary 2019

Yup. I did hehe. It's an impressive tree :)


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xrplover
xrplover @xrploverJanuary 2019

Impressive threes in the 3th picture!


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phortun
phortun @phortunJanuary 2019

Thanks, glad you liked them :)


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bucipuci
bucipuci @bucipuciJanuary 2019

Krásná sbírka ;-). Ten dračinec si taky pamatuji ;-). Vždy mne při něm napadne, že jeho míza bývá součástí některých vykuřovadel ;-)


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phortun
phortun @phortunJanuary 2019

Díky, myslel jsem si, že tebe, coby velkého milovníka stromů, taková sbírka potěší ;)


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bucipuci
bucipuci @bucipuciJanuary 2019

Zahřálo to ;-)


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pequef
asediada @pequefJanuary 2019

all the photos are amazing, but the first one is undoubtedly the best with that sky in the background


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phortun
phortun @phortunJanuary 2019

Thank you! :)


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dswigle
dswigle @dswigleJanuary 2019

I will fully admit that you have wowed me with every single amazing shot. I cannot believe that you have that many incredible photos posting on one blog. Your editing skills are Supreme and each and every one of these looks just like I can reach out and touch them.

Aside from the fact but they are just simply gorgeous, you went ahead and added Sublime scenery to the mix. That first shot is absolutely , especially with the dash color running through the scene. I remain at a loss of words concerning the rest of them.

To have invited us into your world and taking us around the globe, giving us seasonal changes as you do this. Thank you for giving us this look and I could not tell you how taken I am by some of the pictures. Well done and just gorgeous! It's so late now Thomas welcome back tomorrow to resteem it for better visability.

Upped and steemed

!tip


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phortun
phortun @phortunJanuary 2019

I will fully admit that you have wowed me with this comment Denise! Thank so you much for these nice words but I know there are tons of much better photographers here on Steemit, including you! ;) All of these shots were taken just with cell phones and although I put them through some editing, the quality of many of them is a far cry from what I would be happy with. But I am really glad that you enjoyed this tree selection. Besides being awesome, trees are usually also very photogenic ;) Cannot wait for next Tuesday to submit the second part!

Thanks again for this nice comment, the upvote and the tip! I really appreciate it.


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dswigle
dswigle @dswigleJanuary 2019

it is always my pleasure!


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tazi
tazi @taziJanuary 2019

Pěkná sbírka !!


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phortun
phortun @phortunJanuary 2019

Díky :) Zatím jen půlka ;)


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Well welcome to the Tree Tuesday tag! It is always a convenient excuse to post on a Tuesday. Feel free to stop by and say hi and drop your link on my post!

I have to say this is quite a collection! Looking forward to seeing part 2! Awesome job and I will have to follow you to see more.


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phortun
phortun @phortunJanuary 2019

Thank you for hosting this tag. I will surely stop by and drop my link to your post. I am sorry, I did´t know I was supposed to do that...


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Oh no there is no rules or anything like that! Just makes it nice for others to see and support your stuff. Especially because you put so much effort into this great post! The dropping of the link was just one of those ideas I stole off of @dswigle :)


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phortun
phortun @phortunJanuary 2019

Ah, ok - thanks! :)


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borran
Borran @borranJanuary 2019

Amazing shots @phortun! Trees are awesome! :)


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phortun
phortun @phortunJanuary 2019

They are indeed! Thanks for stopping by my friend :)


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singa
singa @singaJanuary 2019

Very beautiful trees.
You have a whole collection of amazing photos.
Each is truly beautiful in its own way :-)

Thank you very much for beauty, @phortun .


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phortun
phortun @phortunJanuary 2019

Thank you so much for this nice comment @singa :)


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Fuuu paráda v korunách stromů :))


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