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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Fallen Oak at Sunset
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The Valley of Heart's Delight
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Back-lit Oak by Dusty Trail
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Oak Tree in Tan Clearing
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Oak Tree and Bright Clouds
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Two Old Friends
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The High Meadow, Spring
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Green Oaks and Storm Clouds
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Vignette of Distant Hills at Dusk
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Little Old Oak on Tan Ridge