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Posted by ADKShooter on Fri Feb 05, 2021 6:03 pm

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On the trail up Goodnow Mountain in the Adirondacks, this yellow birch tree proves it has what it takes to survive.

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by Carol Clarke on Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:34 pm
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Isn't nature wonderful!  Its great when you hear one half of a couple say their partner is 'their rock' - I guess this tree has also found its rock. :) 

Well spotted and a beautiful image, Warren!

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by Ron Day on Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:31 pm
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Great find and image, Warren!
 

by Gary Gulash on Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:12 pm
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Well seen, this is very cool. The roots look like a hand encircling the boulder. Very unusual that it grew this way, did water take out the soil from the roots perhaps. Thanks for sharing.
 

by david fletcher on Sat Feb 06, 2021 4:10 am
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Carol Clarke wrote:
Isn't nature wonderful!  Its great when you hear one half of a couple say their partner is 'their rock' - I guess this tree has also found its rock. :) 

Well spotted and a beautiful image, Warren!

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Brought a smile!   Fabulous image Warren and a joy to view large.  It does also show how partnerships often have a rock to lean on as you and Carol suggest.
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by E.J. Peiker on Sat Feb 06, 2021 6:31 am
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What a cool find. I think a lower shooting angle and possibly a vertical composition to really emphasize the roots leading from the ground to the rock to the tree would make a cool alternate composition.
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:49 am
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Wonderful shot- love seeing how this tree has survived. Looks a bit like an octopus! ;). There was a small birch in our woods that must have lost it's rock but still stood up like this. Evenatully it fell, but i was always amazed to see it. This one is huge!
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by ADKShooter on Sat Feb 06, 2021 6:37 pm
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E.J. Peiker wrote:
What a cool find.  I think a lower shooting angle and possibly a vertical composition to really emphasize the roots leading from the ground to the rock to the tree would make a cool alternate composition.


Hi E.J.,

I actually shot it both ways. As usual you are correct, the vertical was better because of the root system but the horizontal, in my mind, is better because it gives a better sense of place within the landscape.  Because I like having the other fairly large yellow birch back on the left, along the trail, I chose to show this one.  Thanks for the comment as you are spot on with your thought.
 

by John Labrenz on Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:39 pm
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cool find!
Looks like this guy has had a lot harder go of things as opposed to his competitor on the left side...
 

by Eia on Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:39 pm
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This is cool. Looks like T Rex grabbing a ball to play with. In my opinion it is a photo that you could do many things to play with artistically. But it is a very neat fine as is. Very original
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