Monday, May 19, 2014

Trees and Branches - TP 295

The latest Thematic Photographic theme, Trees and Branches, gives me the chance to share a recent visit to Pukekura Park in Taranaki, where a local artist/sculptor has planted  a 4 metre high golden tree.

I couldn't resist going to take a look. In the cool autumn light it didn't look very golden





Close-up of the foliage



Scale shot



The sun came out and made the gold golder



More natural - native trees along the path a way



And a giant oak looking ethereal

Find other branched and leafy shots at Written.Inc

22 comments:

  1. I must confess that I liked the Golden Tree - and feel a bit guilty because its realler cousins are also beautiful.

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    1. Oh, I really liked it too, EC :)
      i was a bit disappointed with my photos, though - they didn't do it justice.

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  2. Love that golden tree! looks like its right out of a fairy tale... What a magical effect.

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    1. It was certainly the high point of a most enjoyable walk :D

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  3. Does it have golden apples?

    Lovely shots, Alexia.
    ~

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    1. Ha - I guess they'd all fallen ripened and fallen off, thunder.

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    1. It was certainly magical, especially as there were so few people around!

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  5. What a fantastic tree! And how could those two people in blue walk past it without looking at it?? And your other trees are simply lovely. I've never seen our English oaks look ethereal - too solid. Is it a different sort of oak?

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    1. I was amused at the two people too, Gilly. They came out of a side path into the clearing, glanced briefly at the golden tree, then went stolidly on. Maybe they walked that way every day...
      I think it was an ordinary oak; it was much bigger and thicker than it appears in the photo - I was standing underneath looking up, with the sun coming through the leaves.
      :)

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  6. A golden tree! How wonderful. I googled it! "The Golden Bearing" by Reuben Paterson. Very interesting.

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you read about it :)

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  7. Almost silver threads among the gold. I still prefer the natural ones - they can change their shapes. colours and textures without human intervention.

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    1. Yes - I wouldn't swop this for a real tree! But it was interesting.

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  8. I liked your words "gold golder". I have been studying nanotechnology and it is interesting how gold at different sizes will make a variety of colors, and this was used hundreds of years ago to color glass a variety of colors.

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    1. Hi Esbboston.

      Interesting. By "at different sizes" do you mean different carat values, or different quantities of gold?

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  9. A GOLDEN tree....?! Was it spray painted or is it an actual sculpture created 'from scratch'?

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    1. It's a from-scratch sculpture, Kath. Cool in a weird way :)

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  10. That's some precious foliage! Does a dragon guard it?

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    1. Oh! If one does, I missed seeing it - sadly. He wouldn't have looked out of place....

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