Tree at the Top of the World

  • Posted Oct. 13, 2010 by Marsha Viewed 1341 times

This old dead tree stands at the very top and on the edge
of the overlook at Grouse Mountain in Mueller State Park [parks.state.co.us],
Teller County, Colorado. I met this tree after hiking up the
trail just before sunset last Saturday. The park guidebook
says, “a photographer's dream.”
I couldn't disagree.

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    • # Lucinda

      Oh, lovely. For some reason, #2 sort of wrapped me up into itself. Very well done.

      2010.10.13 Reply Cancel

    • # Ricardo

      very nice set marsha!
      it is very interesting to see the shapes of the tree!
      also the lights in the background of 4# are amazing!

      2010.10.13 Reply Cancel

    • # Brenda Nelson

      This tree is only a tree until someone like you turns it into a "photographer's dream"! These are magnificent shots - love the detail in #2, but #4 does it for me! The clouds look like a continuation of the layers of mountains.

      2010.10.14 Reply Cancel

    • # Sara G

      Ooooooo, they are so right! Look at all the lines and texture..also those limbs reaching look like they could be in scenes of a creepy movie..It is almost Halloween ya know...love the color in the last one..Well done, Marsha (as usual)..

      2010.10.14 Reply Cancel

    • # Goolikhash

      what a truthful guide book!
      .....
      standing for ages
      standing in hope
      standing in hot and cold
      standing for making history
      standing for you and me....
      ..............
      great shots dear Marsha, i sent #4 to my favorites....

      2010.10.14 Reply Cancel

    • # Christa

      Wonderful pictures, great textures, yes, a photographer's dream. 1 and 2 are my favs.

      2010.10.14 Reply Cancel

    • # Larry Nelson

      Outstanding series, Marsha! What fun it must have been to present this old tree in so many ways to us. Great job!

      2010.10.15 Reply Cancel

    • # Ray

      Absolutely beautiful! And the tree has such character. I love it!! Sorry I missed the original post.

      2010.10.16 Reply Cancel

    • # Brenda Nelson

      I recognized your tree as soon as I saw the Featured Photo! This was a remarkable set and a well-deserved honor for your amazing work. Way to go, Marsha!!

      2010.10.16 Reply Cancel

    • # Photosbydebbie

      Oh these are absolutely stunning. Beautiful and very much deserving of the honor of FP. #4 and #5 are also very captivating, love the sky and the clouds that form the back drop for the tree in #4 and #5 looks as though it came straight out of and old western movie.

      2010.10.16 Reply Cancel

    • # Beth

      congratulations on fp. I know you have lots of comments but just wanted to say these are fabulous. love the composition and textures. glad you took the hike and shared :)

      2010.10.16 Reply Cancel

    • # Kate

      Thi is an amazing set...#1 reminds me os a Salvador Dali painting both in colours and concept, #4 is stunningly dramatic and#3 reminds me of an old person walking in the wind

      2010.10.16 Reply Cancel

    • # Stefan Fletcher

      As soon as I saw this on the FP I was sure it would be one of yours, and I very happy it is. Congratulations, Marsha. Richly deserved.

      2010.10.16 Reply Cancel

    • # Jan

      very nice pics, good warm colors taken on the right time of day.
      Congrats marsha!

      2010.10.16 Reply Cancel

    • # Goolikhash

      aha....
      congrats...
      this set needs that to complete the feeling...
      now we have a wonderful set!...
      again congrats dear
      with your shots its not strange....

      2010.10.16 Reply Cancel

    • # Artbee

      Wow Marsha these are magnificent shots! Your featured photo especially! Congratulations! Excellent work!

      2010.10.16 Reply Cancel

    • # Brian

      Congratulations Marsha! I love finding old dead trees like this. You diffinately found one in a wonderful location, super post!

      2010.10.16 Reply Cancel

    • # Tomie Poodle

      ho! when i saw yours pictures i thought theses could be great FP!!!
      i was right!! congrats Marsha, well deserved!

      2010.10.16 Reply Cancel

    • # Nancy

      Outstanding post!!! Congratulations on FP:-)) LOve them all especially #4 and #5!

      2010.10.16 Reply Cancel

    • # Lideto

      Congratulations on the FP! Beautiful photos, very impressive! And nice title as well.

      2010.10.16 Reply Cancel

    • # Jumiella

      Excellent collection, Marsha! Beautiful autumn light. Congratulations on the FP! ♫ ☼

      2010.10.16 Reply Cancel

    • # Lynn

      CONGRATS on the FP!!! Fantastic set Marsha...you deserve this great honor...BRAVO :))

      2010.10.16 Reply Cancel

    • # Gonia

      sorry for coming so late - as usual! Marsha- great congrats for these excellent pictures - how did you menage to do them - so high and dangerous! beautifull! I like BW very much! great congrats for FP! bravo! bravo! I'm the last one / perhaps / and I can write what I want!Maggie

      2010.10.17 Reply Cancel

    • # Sherij

      Congrats on Front Page!! Ahhh that's why I love Colorado so much!! great landscapes!!

      2010.10.17 Reply Cancel

    • # Milton Jacob

      wow! love your angles. it's indeed a dream! (since I started from the latest post, i cannot but say that the fall posts are just amazing!)

      2010.10.23 Reply Cancel

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