Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Daily Oak, February report

Statistics for the month of February for my Daily Oak project:

Number of days missed:4
Total number of pictures taken: 86
Days on which I visited the tree twice: 5
Days on which I visited the tree times: 1
Days on which I took more than the standard two shots: 18
Guest tree pictures (see Amended Rules of Feb 17): 2

Let’s start with the two pictures of the guest trees.
They were both taken in Fulda.
The Franciscan guesthouse where I was staying is surrounded by a little park full of beeches, which is where I found the first tree.

Guest tree for February 19
This little tree is one of four trees in the interior courtyard of the guesthouse, the building in the middle is a chapel for confessions. Of these four trees three were carrying a bird’s nest. I like that – it must be quite a sound in there when all three nests are inhabited and the bird’s are giving a concert...

Guest tree for February 20
Overall, it was a very grey month... but luckily a few days of sunshine in the end to brighten things up a little. We started off with snow in the beginning of the month and had yet another little sprinkling on the 27th.

Snow at the end of the month, February 27
It is noticeable that the light is changing – the sun is already higher in the sky during the day, as can be seen in this comparison between the pictures from January 28, and February 24.

January 28, perspective a, at 3:30p.m.
February 24, perspective a, at 3:13 p.m.
And I can go for afternoon shots later in the day. 

February 2, perspective a, at 5:04 p.m.

February 25, perspective a, at 6:14 p.m.
I’m still fascinated by the changing appearances of the tree from the different perspectives. The roundness of the treetop from perspective b seems to have so little to do with the almost rectangular shape of perspective a, or the triangle protruding to the right that can be seen from perspective c, which again seems to have moved to a different spot, namely on the left, when viewed from perspective d. Here are all four perspectives, taken at the last visit during the month of February:

Perspective a, February 28, at 6:42 p.m.

Perspective b, February 28, at 6:42 p.m.
Perspective c, February 28, at 6:42 p.m.
Perspective d, February 28, at 6:43 p.m.
The view from the back side which I said I would take at the end of the month was only taken on March 1 and will be shown in the March report.

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