Blowing Trees 009 is from the Blowing Trees project by photographer Jeff Kauffman.
The Live Oak treetops whip violently in the winter winds of central Texas, while their decades-old (often centuries-old) trunks remain motionless. Unlike oak trees native to other parts of North America, Live Oaks are evergreen and have twisted, craggy limbs shooting off in all directions. They are sculptural in an abstract sense. Long exposure techniques captured the rapid motion of treetops against the cold blue sky.