Shadow - Tree VII

by Arnold Wolfgang

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Gallery: Light & Shadow - Set III: Trees

Tags: shadow tree street lamp

Category: Fine Art

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Copyright : Copyright 2014 Wolfgang Arnold - CC BY-SA 3.0

Published: Thursday 10th of July 2014 07:12:06 PM


Comments

Jack McRitchie
This looks like God's rummage sale of shapes and shadows, a kind of do-it-yourself assemblage of random clippings composed in a not-random way. Just the kind of photo I like, Wolfgang, an otherwise unremarkable scene that betrays the peculiar and highly personal visual acuity of the artist.

Fred G
Wolfgang

There's a sense of discontinuity that's appealing here, the impertinent shadow coming into the frame pretending to be substantive and even trying hard to be a the subject, the darkness of the shadows even in such an almost high key environment where the light is so bright, the jaggedness of the branches like staccato notes tripping along the road, the undertone of the bush like the steady cellos of the supporting background, the two daring branches imposing themselves from above, like sparks about to ignite something, perhaps another composition. It feels more like a meditation than a directed piece and it's quite nice to look at as well.

Amy Helmick

This is one I keep coming back to. My mind wants the shadow to be the shadow of the tree that we see most prominently. Obviously, it's not, but the shapes are close enough to make me do a double and triple take. Very cool framing choice.

I really like this one.

Amy

Wolfgang Arnold
Fred,

many thanks for your comment! The 'musical' metaphors you're using suit very well. Although being from a very different medium, terms from music often suit surprisingly well to describe photographs.

Wolfgang Arnold
Jack, Amy,

many thanks for your comments. I'm really glad you appreciate this photo as it is probably not exactly straightforward or easy to 'read'. So, it seems, at least for the well trained eye it works :-)

@Jack: thanks for the hint to check youtube for Winogrand - nowadays he's probably be called a "nerd".

Tatjana Adizes

Love it :) It is so much fun!

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