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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Awakening
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Two Oaks, Last Light
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The Splendor of Springtime
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Majestic Oak at Sunset
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The Grandest Oak, Late Afternoon
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Golden Willow, High Desert Foothills
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Blue Oak Woods, Early Spring
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Gold Country Oak and Grassland
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Bare Oak with Mistletoe
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Grand Oak and Clouds
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Graceful Oak, Halls Valley
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Old Juniper, Sonora Pass