The end of its life
- elefantino (14406)
- [2007-10-23 10:24]
I love this shot!
Relly weel composed and witha good mix of autumnal colors.
Aha...an abstract... :) ...do i see a competition ahead? :))
I'm just kidding, my friend. But this is indeed a very interesting photo and one that recently i've come to appreciate.
The contrast here between the silver-white bark and the dark green and brown is wonderful and attracts the viewer's eye. The "game" of textures here is also an important part of the composition - with those lovely small straight lines on the bright bark and the lovely shapes of the small heather leaves.
The diagonal displacement of the fallen bark in the frame is also superb.
I don't think that this is the kind of photo is which words like "spot-on exposure" and "great sharpness" give a good description (although they are as i said) so i'm not even going to start a tech-talk.
I'm just going to say that i like it and that i'm going to pop-up an abstract now-and-then and hope you'll do the same :) (just for the fun of it...because they sure don't get a lot of attention and critique, i think we both know that)
Take care and i honestly thank you for sharing it!
- gracious (13068)
- [2007-10-23 10:40]
You show us well the cycle of nature in the ecosystem of forest! A lot of us not aware of!
good clarity and details in this shot!
well composed and thanks for the useful notes!
Zie je wel. Eenvoud geeft de mooiste plaatjes. Is wel klasse wat er zo voor ons op het scherm getoverd wordt. Laten we het eens van naderbij bekijken. Ten eerste de compositie. Prachtig zoals die zilverberk tussen de heide ligt te vergaan. De details zijn ook heel sterk vertegenwoordigd. Kijk maar naar de fijne details van de heide. En niet te vergeten de opengebarsten boomschors. Die kleurverschillen tussen dat zilverwitte en dat warmbruine van die stam, prachtig. Ik wil niet zeggen dat de hele foto loepzuiver is, maar het scheelt weinig. Zo een heel verhaal en dat heeft dit kunststuk verdient. Prettige avond en tot TFS BOB
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2007-10-23 11:45]
Terrific shot, full of content subject and very nice note. Quality of the shot is great. I like blameless composition, amazing colours, lighting, exposure and contrast. Sharpness and details are perfect too. Bravo and kind regards.
Impressive how you induced the sense of death in this picture. It touches me particularly strong because I just have lost an uncle and we said good bye to him today. The composition with the diagonal is perfect, and if I first didn't like the harsh contrast very much, I now believe it underlines the sense of the picture. But it's true that I first had to find my way to the picture, maybe because my mind was mainly engaged by the breeze of death...
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2007-10-23 18:52]
There is no tree other than some willow perhaps, which holds much true lore and history as well as some mythical power. The fine birch tree gave transport to many an ancient American Native. The uses of this tree are too numerous to mention, however this picture of it does it justice in it's majesty! Fine image Sir Niek!
- pablominto (14563)
- [2007-10-23 23:24]
Good details have been captured and presented in this simple but effective composition!
The contrast between the decomposing tree and the greenery is striking and also showing the relations in nature...
Educational and mind provoking!
Hi Niek, a lovely way to illustrate the cycle of life that continues around us all the time. I like the composition in the way that it is so well balanced. Vegetaion in both top right and bottom left helps to frame the strong diagonal of the main Birch Trunk.
I wonder if this would work in B & W?
- PeteShips (39)
- [2007-10-24 10:08]
Prachtige foto met een mooi stukje onderwijs.
I like the diagonal placement of your decaying tree, and the wonderful contrasts of color and values. I see that Horia has initiated a challenge. Actually I have been trying to find such abstract compositions lately. We went on a hike yesterday, along a beautiful rushing river in the rainforest. I took a bunch of photos and kept exactly "0" !! I try to keep my eyes open to smaller abstract compositions.... but so far "no luck" : ( Maybe this will spur me on to greater success. I get little encouragement on the home front. Jerry says, "Give it up! It's impossible in the rainforest!" Of course pride now makes me want to do it even more!! I'LL SHOW HIM!!!! : ) ...we call that "false bravado" : ) !!
Evelynn : )
- bobair (44)
- [2007-10-24 19:01]
this is a thoughtful upload you have in this photo and note.A simple and straight forward depiction of reality as it applies to the death of this tree,and really all else as well.The photo is good and the detail in it illustrates your point well.Tfs. Bob
- hester (11638)
- [2007-10-25 12:00]
An unusual shot but I have to say I like it a lot. I love the way you have framed the shot. The exposure is excellent and I love the textures depicted in the shot
- mbasil (3320)
- [2007-10-25 12:43]
Wow, that's pretty abstract, Niek. I was thinking I was looking at a river from straight above for a minute or two, till I read the note. But I do like it a lot, even more when I know it's a birch. Great diagonal composition and details.
This is really powerful, Niek!
Superb composition, colours and details -- stunning!
this is art card and calendar material!
- uleko (10940)
- [2007-10-30 12:59]
What a wonderful close-up of this old log amongst the Heather. Excellent sharp details and lovely colours of that beautiful bark.
A very fine composition which I like!
TFS and regards, Ulla