Landscape Photography
of James L. Snyder

Trees on Hills

In essence, these photographs are portraits. They are portraits of trees, as opposed to people. I love this subject, perhaps because the natural scenery where I live in the coastal ranges of northern California is dominated by beautiful old trees on rolling hills. My favorite trees to photograph are the giant ancient oaks, keeping watch as lonely hilltop sentinels, deeply etched and gnarled by the passage of time.
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Graceful Oaks and Glorious Clouds
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Old Juniper, Distant Rainstorm
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Lone Oak, Evening
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The Buckeye Trees
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Old Oak, Late Afternoon
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Old Oak at Sundown
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White Barn and Crumbling Oak
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Oak and Grazing Cows
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Springtime Idyll
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Two Oaks
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Three Oaks
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Halls Valley