Welcome to Sarah Bettey Photography, featuring photos
from the Mt. Hood to Portland, Oregon areas and beyond

Friday, August 28, 2009

The Crazy Cool Dead Tree That Caught My Eye

I was walking the 2 mile trail around Trillium Lake with my dog last weekend, when out in the woods this dead tree caught my attention. All I really saw was the hole at the base of the largest branch, which to me looked like a perfect nesting hole for some critter. I left the trail and hiked through the bushes and branches to get to it. A clearing opened up and the old, dead tree stood alone. It reached out towards the sky, standing out against the living forest backdrop. I had to take a picture of it. When I got home and looked at it I thought it almost looked like the picture was taken with a fisheye lens. The forest really did seem to rotate around its presence. Very cool ;)


  1. Fantastic! The tree looks enormous; the sky creates a perfect backdrop.

    Feel free to visit me: Picture This . . .

  2. This is terrific. I would hope it would catch my eye, too. Definitely worth the time to get a picture. Thanks for sharing it with us!

  3. Very cool is right! That is a beautiful picture.

  4. What great picture.
    Very nice job.

  5. What a fun picture. Almost got dizzy following those branches


I appreciate everyone that stops by to check out the Mt Hood to Portland, Oregon area through my photos ... Have a wonderful day!