Rise of the Trees

A King at Night III

(1/160, f5.6, iso-200, 179mm)

More than a year ago I had a long day of roadtripping through the Ebro valley and the desert Bardenas Reales just west of Zaragoza. This and other photos are great reminders toย me of the great landscapes I saw while living in Zaragoza and the province of Aragon, Spain.
This shot was taken just before sunrise and becauseย I used my zoom lens at 179mm I could pick out the most colorful part of the horizon.

128 thoughts on “Rise of the Trees

    • Haha, that akes me smile and blush all at once ๐Ÿ˜‰
      thanks very much, it was a pleasure to be there and enjoy the moment; luckily i didnt forget to photograph it as well
      Have a great day, Ron.

    • Thank you very much, Maria, thats great to hear!
      It was a pretty magical moment as it happened and definitely made up for the early cold morning ๐Ÿ˜‰
      All the best, Ron.

    • Hello Dennis,
      thanks for stopping by, normally mostly looking for for photography on wp, but really enjoyed your painting after seeing it on landscape-tag!
      Greetings and see you around then, Ron.

    • Hola Laurie,
      Well, not so much choose, but we want to see more and more and also have to see where work takes us,
      but the nature and interesting things around and in Madrid arent bad.
      Aragon is more to my taste with its desolate landscapes and villages , but still not too far away ๐Ÿ˜‰
      All the best to you, Ron.

  1. This is possibly one of the best landscape photos I have ever seen. The colors are so intense and the stark silhouette of this lone tree trunk is fabulous. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Wow, really? And I thought calling it art was the biggest compliment i could get ๐Ÿ˜‰
      It makes me very happy to hear that, thank you very much, LuAnn,
      safe travels, Ron.

    • Dank je wel, Laura! In die korte tijd dat ik er was leek hij het erg naar zijn zin te hebben met het gras, de struiken en alles om hem heen, dus misschien valt het mee?! EN hij krijgt dit soort uitzichten zeer regelmatig te zien, daar is ook wat voor te zeggen ๐Ÿ™‚
      Groetjes, Ron.

            • Yeah, i wanted a way to describe my homecountry without sounding too negative having emigrated ๐Ÿ˜‰
              but I love the fact that you can hike for days or drive for hours and hours without seeing anybody.
              I see you live in Ireland, thereยดs enough nature and emptiness there, no?

              • Exactly! I agree, it’s an immensely liberating feeling. Can’t quite drive for hours without meeting anyone, but particularly where I live, Co. Clare. there are many remote areas, and you can walk in the Burren day after day without meeting any people (which I do a lot) or on rough days, there is no-one at the sea, so you have the Atlantic to yourself! We like ๐Ÿ™‚

                • Wow, that sounds pretty nice to me, walking along the Atlantic coast, only when i visualize it, itยดs mostly dramatic skies and lots of rain, or not?
                  Still sounds perfect, see you around, greetings, Ron.

                • Dramatic for sure, most days. If you have time, have a look under category:Cliff’s & Sea spray on my blog-posts and you’ll find 3 of the sea… See you around, Iceland it is tonight and that’s a place you can drive for hours…. ๐Ÿ™‚

                • Nice, found them, no ocean close here, so will follow those ๐Ÿ˜‰
                  You have a great trip, stay safe and enjoy

  2. I’m sorry – I just had to leave another comment. I really love this image – been back several times to view. This has such a strong graphic design “feel” to it.

    • Wow, thats so cool to hear; the fact that the image stuck to you is the biggest compliment ever, i think. It is very graphic in the fact that only a couple of elements are used, no textures, just color and form. Even thought while i was waiting (well more watching and being amazed cuz it was beautiful) for this orange color to come out behind the tree, that it was maybe too simple, too empty,but with such color and such a characteristic tree it worked for me ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Thanks, Terry for being so honest and commening twice, really appreciate that!
      Have a great week, Ron.

    • Wow, Jessica, thats amazing to hear, thank you; thats what i want to achieve – to make one moment in time into a timeless piece of art.
      Hope all is well, warm greetings from Spain,

    • Hi Jean,

      Youยดre very welcome, nice to hear you like my blog too, hope youยดll enjoy what I want to show here in the future as well.

      Hope all is well, Ron.

    • Thanks alot, Bente, glad you like it and although its not very Obvious, the tip of zooming in to part of an amazing colorful sky at sunrise or sunset works for me lots of times ๐Ÿ™‚
      Even though I love sunrises and sunsets I think a photo needs a bit more to make it stand out against the thousands that are flooding the internet each day!
      All the best, Ron.

    • Thank you, Teresa! It was such an amazing tranquil moment, that despite the cold it was beautiful to wait for the sun there.
      Warm greetings from Spain, Ron.

    • Hola Noeline, yeah this tree was begging for a good sunrise, love em too and it was really nice to wait with him/her for the right light.
      Hope all is well, have a great day, Ron.

    • Gracias, Katrina, thats very kind of you to comment, Art with a capitol even, or is that just because the sentence started? ๐Ÿ˜‰
      All the best to you, Ron.

    • Thanks, Lisa, i thought the color gradiรซnt and photogenic tree with a little mountain would be more than enough for this photo ๐Ÿ™‚
      Greetings and thanks for all the support, really enjoy it, all the best, Ron.

    • Simpel en doeltreffend, maar moest wel ongekend vroeg mijn bed uit, raar genoeg was het dat nog waard ook, maar dat weet je nooit vantevoren, dus doe ik het niet al te vaak ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Goeie week, amigo!

    • Thanks, Louis, very simplistic composition but i thought the color and barren tree was more than enough for this photo!
      Greetings, Ron.

    • Thanks, foster, that is the cliff of todays photo, carved outover million of years by the Ebro river, Always comes in handy when composing ๐Ÿ™‚
      Greetings, Ron.

    • Hola Margaret, dont thinks tourist will go as far off the beaten track as I do ๐Ÿ˜‰ , but theyยดre are so many amazing locations in the prvince of Aragon, i could photograph it the rest of my life if only I didnt move to Madrid…
      Have a great week, greetings, Ron.

    • Thanks a lot, it was such a nice scene that it wasnยดt difficult to wait out in thecold for the perfect light to develop behind the tree.
      Greetings, Ron.

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