Whether as a solitary subject or as a group, trees are wonderful to photograph. Their character can change wildly through the seasons, as these images show.

I often spot interesting trees on my travels and make a mental note to return later for a better look. In the best cases I turn this work into a project to photograph the tree at different times of year, getting to know where and when it looks best. In the worst cases, I return to find there's no public access or it's not that photogenic after all. Whatever happens, it all starts with a curious mindset.