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By pptbudi
At first time I'm just see something wierd about this pic, I just can't understand this capture, I saw all my photo I've been captured and when g I move to see it on big screen TV LCD, I just can't stop starring this picture for hour, I move forward, backward, see it from side to side, zoom it move it around, it just ...

Tags: Light Still life Shadow Grass Concrete Depth Moss dead branches

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26 Apr 2016 5:02AM
This does it. A little color goes a long way!

pptbudi 4 6 Indonesia
26 Apr 2016 5:08AM

Quote:This does it. A little color goes a long way!


Thank you very much Peter, I really appreciate it Grin
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.5k 2345 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2016 8:53AM
Yes, I can understand how you feel about this. It's so simple, but I reckon it's by far your best upload. Keep things straight, objective, allow the viewer to interpret.

This is how colour works best, when it actually adds something to a structure of lines and textures.

This also relates to a theme that I go back to quite often in my photography, life clinging on in the most hostile and unlikely of places.

Compositionally it doesn't work 100% for me, for two reasons. The central placement gives a sort of inert, leaden feel. And the dark stem above the green, light stone below, give a top-heavy feel. I am seeing a square crop, with the green bottom left, reaching out into the rest of the frame, and the dark stem as a frame to contain the story. To me that would connect the green leaves better to the stone, create a relationship.

Will give it a whirl.
TanyaH Plus
17 1.3k 409 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2016 4:06PM
I'm another one who can understand the fascination with this image. For Moira, I think the theme is the tenacity of life in the face of advertsity. But for me it's more about Life and Death in the grand scheme of things, the dichotomy of the two and the age-old relationship between them. Which is similar, but perhaps more melancholy than Moira's thoughts Smile

In order to understand life, you need to have experienced death (metaphorically speaking, of course!). In order to appreciate light, you need to stand in darkness for a while. In order to encourage growth, you need to have seen the destruction of decay ...

The one thing about this that I personally find fascinating is the juxtaposition of the green shoots at the 'base' of the 'dead' tree above it. They look like the verdant growth of a new root system.

Other than Moira's square crop, I wouldn't want to change this in the slightest.
It works and I'm actually very envious of it! Grin

pamelajean Plus
14 1.5k 2189 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2016 10:15PM
Here is a third female saying how much she likes this image, and fully understands why you like it.

I especially like its abstract nature, those patterns formed on the wall by nature.

I also wanted to crop and recompose this, but did it differently in my modification.
I firstly mirrored the image because I wanted the new green growth to be in the bottom left corner, but preferred the abstractness of the patterns on the left.
The green growth now sits on a thirds intersection.
I also made a slight Levels adjustment to boost the contrast and bring out a bit of colour in the patterning.

mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.5k 2345 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2016 1:21PM
Love Pamela's mod!

The diagonal conveys longing, but the emotional message varies according to the direction of the diagonal. There's an important lesson in that.
TanyaH Plus
17 1.3k 409 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2016 3:05PM
Ooh, yes! Both mods work beautifully, for completely different reasons Smile
Funny how this is an image which the female of the species seems to respond to in such an emotional way ...
pptbudi 4 6 Indonesia
27 Apr 2016 6:02PM
l'll upload another picture before I involved in this interesting conversation, the picture is the most liked picture at my gallery (on the other site) than any other picture, while this picture is the opposite almost no one see or like it (on the other site), except me Grin

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