by Arnold Wolfgang

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Gallery: bare trees

Tags: field sepia landscape winter silhouette tree overcast fruit bare seeking critique

Category: Landscape

Exif Information:
Model : NIKON D800
Date Time Original : 2013-01-01 17:46:38
Focal Length : 24/1
Exposure Time : 1/50
F Number : 5.0
Iso Speed Ratings : 100
Flash : 16
Metering Mode : 5
Focal Length In35mm Film : 24
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 72.0000000
Y Resolution : 72.0000000
Copyright : Wolfgang Arnold
Software : Aperture 3.4.3

Published: Thursday 28th of February 2013 08:41:14 PM


Mark Zell

This one has a beautiful asymmetry that is as balanced as a Calder mobile.  I see alternately a dancer, and fireworks.  It's odd how a stationary tree brings to mind such kinetic things.  A very nice composition.

Ruud Albers

A beautiful result with very nice lighting, Wolfgang!


Martin M. Gatti

Superb! I love the delicate minimalist quality of this image...  I like the starkness and isolation of the tree against the empty field + white sky.

Alf Bailey
Hi Wolfgang

I like the stark element of separation that this communicates. Lone trees hold a certain fascination for me, very often they are stunted and wiithered, or twisted and warped, could it be they just crave the company of other trees : - )


Compliments & Best Regards



Gareth Leyland

I had exactly the same idea, in the winter trees are all different but in the summer they look pretty much the same. I too was going to start a similar series and this has inspired me to get on with it.

This is wonderful and I look forward to more of your 'lone tree' images.

Kind regards


Wolfgang Arnold
bare tree

OK, here's the start to a new series. The basic concept is: Trees in Winter. Stripped off their leaves their silhouette reveal their compelling fractal structure. Main element of the photos should be a single - individual - tree with as little as possible surrounding or context. Light conditions should be grey, overcast sky.

This is fruit tree grows beside a small rural road in northern Germany. The land is flat and farmers have fairly large fields. This supports separating the tree from any nearby distracting elements and the overcast sky supported depicting its silhouette.

More to follow...

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