Friday, October 22, 2010

Bone Tree







While on a family trip to Vernal, Utah and Dinosaur Monument, I saw this tree just off the side of the road. I thought I'd better stop, get out, take a closer look and bring the camera. Someones collection was on display.

19 comments:

Gardendiggers said...

Wow, that's truly impressive! Both pictures themselves and B/W.
Great shots :-)

Anonymous said...

Pretty cool. I guess we missed it. We came home from Vernal from Flaming Gorge one day. Wished we had seen this.
judy

Anonymous said...

BTW...I like that you did it black and white.
judy

Woody said...

Very unusual collection! These are great in monochrome.

The Wanna Be Photographer said...

David these are cool! I really think the black and white was a good choice for these.

Here I Am/Carrie said...

Now that's different. I have seen shoe trees in many different locations, but never a bone tree. What will people think of next. Thanks for sharing your unusual find..

Scott said...

That reminds me of a photo I got down in Moab that I need to find and post for a Phun Phriday coming up some time soon. Great shots and I think the monochrome treatment was the right way to go.

Photog Ave said...

Very cool!
Love the first one.

['@ ] Avery

holdingmoments said...

Really unusual find David.
I love the first one too.

darlin said...

David very cool shots, love the B&W but the question is... what type of a skull is that? My curiosity is piqued.

David said...

Darlin,
The larger skull, I beleive are cattle. Some of the smaller ones could be skunk, coyote, dog.

Lisa said...

So different and so unique. I really love what you find and interesting.
Have a wonderful day

darlin said...

Interesting, thanks for the response. I posted a skull back in May I believe it was, it was painted up by an Aboriginal artist. Here's the link if you'd like to take a peek at it.

http://darleneslifeforayear.blogspot.com/2010/06/aborginal-art.html

Hope you're having a great weekend, mine is about to take right off in a few short hours! :-) Cheers!

whitey said...

Love the BW photos got some skulls laying around myslef what a neat way to dispaly them.

Karen said...

I have a shot of a wall with cow skulls I should post. This also reminds me of a tree we saw in southern Utah that was covered with old shoes.

Chad said...

Interesting shot,many of my pictures we just happen on.Enjoyed seeing you the other day.Scott and I are heading out again Thursday,think we will head down to Helper.

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Hi David, gosh it's been a while. I'm so sorry.
I'm captured with these B&W. How did you get the contrast so high. It's amazing how you all do it. I can't seem to figure it out.
Dagmar

David said...

Dagmar,
The pictures are taken using a circular polarizer (in color) turned giving the picture the maximum effect. I did use Lightroom 3 to convert it to B&W. It was one of the presets. I hope that helps you. If you don't have a circular polarizer it is worth the cost. Every time I shoot outside I have it on my lens. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Anonymous said...

I saw that tree in 2009' took photos and lost my camera! I have been looking for any photos on line of that tree to show my friends how cool it was and here is the tree!! Thank you!
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