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The Naked Tree

“All our wisdom is stored in the trees.” 
―Santosh Kalwar

“Trees there were, old as trees can be, huge and grasping with hearts black as sin. Strange trees that some said walked in the night.” 
―Neil Galman

If you have read some of my more recent posts, you know how much I love photographing trees this time of year. The lack of leaves gives them an eerie quality that suggests a sense of power that I don’t see or feel any other time of the year.

This morning when I was at the Appalachian Trail Rail Station (see post from this morning) I saw some pretty cool looking trees. Being totally devoid of leaves, I couldn’t resist taking a couple of photographs.

Is there anyone out there that loves “naked trees”?

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The Harlem Line in B & W

“Black and white creates a strange dreamscape that color never can.”
-Jack Antonoff

“Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.”
-Robert Frank

After dropping my daughter at her 8:00 am hockey practice this morning I drove two miles to the Appalachian Trail rail station and took a series of picture that I included in the previous post. The top photograph was taken at the station and the other two at a crossing just off of route 22 about one mile south of the station.

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The Harlem Line looking north from the Appalachian Trail Station.

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A crossing just off of route 22 in Pawling, NY.

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