Make : NIKON CORPORATION
Model : NIKON D90
Date Time Original : 2009-12-28 15:51:29
Focal Length : 85/1
Exposure Time : 1/640
F Number : 6.3
Iso Speed Ratings : 200
Metering Mode : 5
Focal Length In35mm Film : 127
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 300.000000
Y Resolution : 300.000000
Software : Capture NX 2.2.4 M
Published: Thursday 1st of July 2010 06:35:04 PM
prompted by your text, I'm thinking perhaps the opposite:curled and rigid claw of conformity gnarled and old(wrinkled) with few paths available being given the finger by the lively, faceted youthful character still briming with avenues and possibilities. I like it more for having being prompted to think on it. nice one, thanks.
Very nice composition and b&w treatment! Cheers, J
@J: many thanks for your encouraging comment.
@Rob: many thanks for replying to my thoughts - I can't deny you have point and revealed a new way of looking at my photo to me :-)
many thanks for returning to my photos and your insightful comment - providing another new perspective to it.
Soft and hard. The hard is in the foreground, thick, close, demanding. The soft grows tall and soothes in the air of the sea: the sea which echoes its blurrier softness. I sense the photographer watching, set up almost as voyeur. The foreground limbs obstructing the view of the more delicate background tree top is a harsh interjection. The perspective is emphatic.
Such an unusual composition, but it works to well. I get the sense of age looking back at youth, wisdom pondering on past arrogance. The gradation of the sky is lovely.
Very good BW, I well like the contrast and the deep black, the compo need, I think, a bit more of "earth" in the bottom, but compliments to the idea.
What a stunning image. Wolfgang, i love the soft tones you get, there is always sufficient contrast yet the images have a delicateness/softness to them that is hard to explain. your post proccesing is some of the best i have seen with B&w.
These images would be sensational printed with these tones on a nice warmtone fibre based paper. ilford warmtone comes to mind with its great tanal range.
My idea: The branching tree suggests some movement - like a hand unfolding its fingers while the antagonist in the background keeps a stiff and straight watch in the background.