Mother Tree Placed the Moon in a Starry Sky

Posted by David Legg (Detroit, United States) on 29 May 2010 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

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Time leaves evidence in layers. Sometimes the layers reveal themselves so we can see traces of the years out of sequence. The past and the present interact in ways that were never intended. People, decades apart, impose their actions on the built environment, never realizing that the actions that other people took years before would someday mingle with their own efforts, creating effects none of them could ever imagine. And now, when we see those layers exposed, we create a new meaning.

What about the natural world? A flower is beautiful to us, and to other creatures as well. Even insects are attracted to the blossom. But the meaning we give to the bloom is a human thing.

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

An excellent abstract image. A canvas painted with matter, perfect. A composition well seen!

29 May 2010 8:00am

@Fonts: I tried this one as a color photo at first, but after working with the settings in black & white, the image became something else altogether! Thanks for the comments.

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Very cool conceptual image full of textures and light.

29 May 2010 2:01pm

@bluechameleon: I liked the way the dark background took on a velvet-like depth, and the flakes of sparkle in the rectangle contrasted against the darkness. Thanks for the comments.

Céline from New York City, United States

Very beautiful shot ! It took me a few seconds to de-abstract it ; )

29 May 2010 10:45pm

@Céline: I was amazed at how the black and white conversion took it out of its context and transformed it into a purely abstract image.

Canon PowerShot S90
1/30 second
ISO 80
6 mm

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