Ideas and Imagery #80

This shot was taken on a drive this past spring along Highway 219 near St. Paul, Oregon.  I was driving along and the emerald green moss on these hazelnut trees stood out through the fog like a beacon.

The gnarled branches look almost like hands emerging from the ground with twisted fingers, and the sheer number and regular spacing made them look like an army in rank and file.

I pulled off to the side of the road and shot a few different angles, but liked how this angle showed the spacing well and didn't allow you to see the end of the rows.  It's almost like your eye is trapped in the scene and forced to move from tree to tree.

While I like a pretty shot as well as the next person, I do enjoy more ominous shots in equal measure.  This shot definitely qualifies as the latter of the two.