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Hi Everyone

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and New Year.
We had a great time and the usual went on, to much to eat, well it was Christmas.

Anyway, this is a shot from a trip to Blyth with a friend.
I love the way nature always seems to find a way, no matter what it is or what material it is made from if neglected for long enough nature begins to take over.
What I also find interesting is that this timber was once a living thing, it stood in a field or a wood for many years with the wind blowing through its limbs, giving shelter and a home to creatures of all shapes and sizes, totally unaware that one day it would be removed from the wonderful place it stood and milled into an uninteresting beam to build a structure which would stand strong and be battered by the cold winds that blow from the North sea, devoid of the life it once enjoyed.
Finally a solitary seed blew in on the cold wind and found a small crevice to shelter in upon the beam. Eventually as time went by life began again and the seed grew into a plant. The timber once again gave protection and a home to something living.
Is this merely that life goes on or is it evidence that there is life after death.

I hope you enjoy this, thanks for looking, any comments are always welcome.

Camera:Nikon D700 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:25 Nov 2011 - 10:12 AM
Focal Length:210mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.3
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Life's Return
Username:Hop-A-Long Hop-A-Long
Uploaded:9 Jan 2012 - 10:51 PM
Tags:Beam, Death, Flowers, Flowers & plants, Grass, Life, Plants, Sea, Structure, Tree, Water
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Voters:mikbee · jaktis · CarolG · mrswoolybill · woolybill1 · KarenFB · franken · pluckyfilly · Niknut · antisilence ·
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mikbee  8 Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 11:13 PM

A fine mono working Andy,and a fine narrative too with your wood,plants and seeds.
But the poor old nut and bolt does not get a mention though !!
A fine shot.


Great written and well captured, it is always nice to see how life manages to find a place



A superbly write-up, Andy, to accompany this excellent image. Carol

mrswoolybill Critique Team 9825 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1314 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2012 - 7:28 AM

I like the way you've condensed a bigger story into a few details - b&w is perfect.
And think I know to within a few feet where this was taken, I got this there.


I think grass seeds are one of the most persistent and pervasive life-forms Smile
Nicely composed and lovely b&w.

KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 94532 forum postsKarenFB vcard England166 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2012 - 7:33 AM

I might have seen this and walked right by. I may have seen this and taken a shot. But you have seen and taken the image, making it something special by converting to b&w. Brilliantly done!


Lovely mono, lovely light and tones.



well spotted photo opportunity

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