Jack, sorry, but I think you just didn't ask Google the right way! ;)
Look at the images of birches:


Google for images for "American aspen" and for "European aspen" (or Eurasian aspen") - or look in Wikipedia.

American aspen (actually two kinds could be behind that common name)
is indeed very white, similar to birch.
Birch is also white. And I grew up with birches surrounding me. :-)

European/Eurasian aspen is greyish (with a greenish tint).

Sorry, I have to run, don't have time to find the links for those.



 Jack Davis Wed, 21 Sep 2016 08:13:50 -0700 wrote:

Igor, I just ask your birch vs aspen
question of Google and it seems you have the distinction reversed.
Aspen have a "bright white bark"
and the birch a "gray bark."
Glad you asked!

Sent from my iPhone

On Wed, 21 Sep 2016, Igor PDML-StR wrote:

Very nice and "bright" (mood-wise) image.

I am always confused by the looks of aspens in Colorado: they are so white that I am thinking if they are birches. In my childhood, I am used to see aspen trees with trunks that have more greyish-greenish tint. Something like this:
I believe that is called "Eurasian Aspen" (or European Aspen), as opposed to "American ("golden" or "mountain") Aspen" that (I believe) is in your photo.


PS. Compare to birches: http://42graphy.org/galleries/1-Selected-2002-2009/100_0619.html

Jack Davis Wed, 21 Sep 2016 06:40:09 -0700 wrote:

Looking for something appropriate for the season.
Shot several years ago near Ouray, Colorado.
Prefer it in B&W, but to match the theme, chose this.

C&C welcome!

Mamiya6, 50mm lens.



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