06 January 2010

Day 6/365: Survivor



I fell in love with a tree today and photographed it furiously. After I was done, I walked about 75 yards to return to my car, and it called me back. She (the tree) was a tangled mess...her small branches had grown so out of control and it appeared that she had given up the fight to regain control. Birds were happily flitting on and off of her, oblivious of her undoing. I photographed her tangled mess but she called me back because she desired for the world not to see her this way. She wanted to explain to me how she had gotten this way over the years. There was no explanation necessary because I could see myself in her....so I apologized and took her good side.


What I love about this photograph: It whispers in my ear and has inspired the "Whisper Series".
Technical Stuff:  Nikon D40; 46.0mm; 1/400s; f/10.0; ISO 200

13 comments:

oobinsnaffa said...

Beautiful! I love the colour of the sky as well, so pretty.

Samantha White said...

thanks so much, dear

Ruprecht said...
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Ruprecht said...

When Rupe lived in Park City, Utah, he discovered a new kind of tree: The Quaking Aspen.

Their round leaves are delicate and fluttery in the wind. They make a rustling, hazy low-level hiss indicative of their "speech".

Your photo, though leafless, reminds me of them.

I miss the Quakies .....

Si said...

I love the colour of the sky and the story. I regularly walk in a local woods and listen to the trees and wind talking, its so relaxing. Mind you I have not been using my manners as asking which is their best side before taking a photograph, sorry, will do from now on.

Si

AmyBean said...

Ok, the picture is pretty, and the sky is lovely... but the story is breathtaking. I have had those moments where something just speaks to you almost audibly, and you have to finish what you started with it. You've done her justice here.

M. Hassan said...

Something simple but full with emotions. You gave me the feelings of spring once again. Can't wait till spring.

Lovely blue color.

MagicMadzik said...

Aw...but the tree shouldn't be ashamed. There's nothing more beautiful than a tree full of life, a tangle that doesn't grow the way we might expect it to.

Vicki M. said...

I like the way you caught the light on the branches. Of course, that blue sky is a welcome sight, here is snowy Indiana!

Shelley said...

Love the Sky.

Mari said...

What a beautiful sky! I love what you wrote too - I could be that tree!

Little Miss Me said...

This picture is breathtaking.

Where I'm from, we rarely see a tree without leaves, so when I do, I am often sad for it, not being accustomed to the bare site.

This picture didn't make me feel that way at all. The contrast between the riveting sky and the naked tree really speaks to me.

Daniel Antunes said...

Great sky!

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