Osage Tunnel

osage tunnel_tinted bw

A view of the Osage orange tunnel that hangs over a trail at Sugarcreek Metropark. According to the sign, these trees were originally planted as a sort of living fence between farms.  When tended, they would be so thickly enmeshed that animals (farm or wild) wouldn’t be able to pass through them.

This photo is a bit more processed than I usually go for.  After toying a bit with color and black and white versions, I realized that I liked the contrast of the spring green against the gnarled tree limbs, but that the black and white highlighted the texture of the bark better.  In the end, I hope this “tinted black and white” look provides the best of both, while also giving a sense of weathered age that these trees exude.

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