I’m not sure what kind of tree this is. Google thinks it’s mock orange or cherry, but I’ve never seen cherries on it, and mock orange is usually a shrub, so it may be something else.
In the courtyard of Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT.
Scandinavia has a long history of stretching flour supplies with tree bark.
Source: Pettuleipä – Gastro Obscura
This photo is graded on a curve.
I rested the edge of the lens barrel on the bark where I could get a contrasted view of the tree and the woods. The result was a graduated bokeh effect on the curve of the tree and a distance enhancement on the background woods, which can still be identified, especially in the thumbnail.
I think I also somehow managed to get a landscape into a macro photo.
Just inside the woods near Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT.
Malus pumila. At the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities (CSCU) main offices in Hartford, CT.
I did try to brighten up the photo because the day was overcast, but that washed out all the subtle details and made the colors garish, so I left it as it was taken. It looks much better in the natural light, unedited.