New Life III

by Arnold Wolfgang

new life iii weathered withered wood green flora sapling se arnold wolfgang

Gallery: Flora

Tags: weathered withered wood green flora new sapling seeking critique

Category: Nature

Exif Information:
Model : NIKON D800
Date Time Original : 2012-09-23 21:31:55
Focal Length : 70/1
Exposure Time : 1/40
F Number : 2.8
Iso Speed Ratings : 140
Metering Mode : 3
Focal Length In35mm Film : 70
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 72.0000000
Y Resolution : 72.0000000
Copyright : Wolfgang Arnold
Software : Aperture 3.4.3

Published: Sunday 17th of February 2013 04:35:03 PM


Jack McRitchie
I really like the shot and absolutely love the processing on the stump. I do feel that the green of the plant is just a shade or two too bright to fit in with the ret of the picture. Just my opinion, of course. Other than that, it's a powerful picture.

Pnina Evental

This is a very  beautiful photo,I like the contrast of the green plant and the wooden FG? I understand that the plant was a bit in the wood, but both looks at the same level ( line). so I think Jack was right in his offer to darken a bit the plant , and maybe lighting a bit the  dark hole, so the feeling of the plant providing life  behind the hole of the dying tree, will be enhanced.. Very nice work of observation as well !.

Bob McLean

Impressive image Wolfgang. Great management of lighting and DOF. Regards. Bob

Ruud Albers

A beautiful shot with impressive lighting, Wolfgang!


Wouter Willemse

Lovely subtle, and a very proper title. It's the kind of photo that can simple give hope for a better day to come, without being simplistic or cheap about that message - really beautiful.

Alf Bailey
Hi Wolfgang

"Out of the darkness cometh the light"  I don't know the original writer of those words, but they seem to epitomise this image.  As Wouter indicated, it is an image that would epitomise hope and perhaps a comforting thought that nothing really ever dies, everything gets recycled.

Compliments and Best Regards



Linda Liebl

It speaks in a spiritual way. A vertigo shot.  Compliments~~~~~L

Wolfgang Arnold

@Ruud, Bob: many thanks for your encouraging comments.

@Jack: special thanks for challenging my photo! Although there was a natural contrast of the green leaves compared to the background, I emphasized that still a bit in post-processing (yet primarily with darkening the surrounding wood with a vignette) - I might have overdone this.

Wolfgang Arnold
Saplings... ...found in a sheltering hole of a weathered tree.

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