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The Will to Live, Canberra

By BobinAus


Tags: Landscape Australia Bird Black and white Canberra Hillside Old tree

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Saastad Plus
1 16 6 Norway
11 Apr 2020 12:35PM
A great find and a great mono!
Love the composition and the fine processing.
Thanks a lot for your support!
Take care!

Arne Smile

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BobinAus Plus
5 2 10 Australia
13 Apr 2020 5:05AM

Quote:A great find and a great mono!
Love the composition and the fine processing.
Thanks a lot for your support!
Take care!

Arne Smile



Thank you for taking the time to comment Arne. Much appreciated. These hills are close to home and I walk there often. I saw the top half of this tree slowly die over several years then suddenly tumble in strong winds. But the tree has survived, even through the hard drought and baking summer. Look after yourself and take care. Bob
Minty805 Plus
4 33 6 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2020 9:53AM
That is indeed a strong image, Bob. Whether one finds allegory in it is a matter of preference, I suppose, but it wouldn't be hard to see great damage, yet new growth overcoming it; a metaphor for the present world. On a more local level, I guess there is fire damage here, but the will to live through it, as in so much of your country.
Best wishes, Allan
BobinAus Plus
5 2 10 Australia
15 Apr 2020 11:24AM

Quote:That is indeed a strong image, Bob. Whether one finds allegory in it is a matter of preference, I suppose, but it wouldn't be hard to see great damage, yet new growth overcoming it; a metaphor for the present world. On a more local level, I guess there is fire damage here, but the will to live through it, as in so much of your country.
Best wishes, Allan



Thanks for your detailed comment Allan. Much appreciated. Rather than being damaged by fire, the tree was attacked over a number of years by borers or other kind of pest. Most of the trunk and branches died and became rotten and were toppled on a windy day last year. When I took the picture last September, I saw this tree's capacity to recover after massive damage as an example of the blind drive that characterizes all life. During the current strife, of course, the title could take on a narrower, self-conscious meaning. Cheers, Bob
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
4 May 2020 8:16PM
A good mono... GrinGrinGrin
BobinAus Plus
5 2 10 Australia
6 May 2020 11:04AM

Quote:A good mono... GrinGrinGrin


Thanks Isabel. Regards, Bob

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