© All photos, except as credited to others, are copyright Emerald Canary.

In most cases I'm happy to share. Please inquire. 

I'm an artist and graphic designer. For years I have drawn and photographed trees. Back in the chemical darkroom days, I created my first series of black and white photos of trees, and my obsession continues to this day. 

 

Over years of hiking and backpacking, I have come to appreciate the exceptional beauty and toughness of the trees that survive at high altitudes. My original focus was on high-altitude conifers. Many times I have been fooled, and many times I have been amazed by the variety of forms a tree will take. Photography has been part of the mandate to pay attention. And paying attention led to fascination with all conifers. 

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Photos are the result of numerous trips to the Sierra, the Klamath, Lassen, the Warner Mountains, and the north coast of California, plus enlightening botanic gardens and inveterate city-wandering. Early black and white photos were taken in the Rocky Mountains.

—Emerald Canary

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