This is one of a series of shots I took of the dead trees on the beach at Galu. Those of you who saw my previous post of the children will recognise the tree in the foreground.
Speaking to the locals, I was unable to discover why or when these trees had died.
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Royaldevon (30237) 2012-02-10 8:07
Like myself, you obviously have a fascination with dead trees. This, as I see it, is a tall, important man, with a prominant nose and a long beard, holding his arms aloft and asking for silence.
It is beautifully composed with sharp, textural details and a strong sense of depth.
My warm regards,
ourania (32127) 2012-02-10 8:31
this is a very well composed and balanced picture. The point of view allows us to appreciate the extraordinary shapes of the trees. They are a natural artistic installation with wonderful textures and hues all accurately captured by your lens. Equally important is the soft light that makes the trees the unique points that attract attention thus offering a powerful and beatutiful image.
All the best,
timecapturer (49286) 2012-02-10 8:51
Hi Rosemary again
well this is another great image and in the same area as yesterdays stunning presentation. It has a real atmosphere about it this beach - almost prehistoric in nature. Wonderful textures and quite fascinating. Excellent work as usual.
Have an even greater weekend - Brian.
brianmcc (6181) 2012-02-10 12:33
what a fascinating composition. the shape of the trees are incredible especially against the plain beach background. wonderful textures in the wood. superb viewepoint and perspective.
bukitgolfb301 (36220) 2012-02-10 13:11
Hi my dear Rosemary
I enjoy your new sereis for Keyna very much.
This is a great sigificant shot indeed. Sharpness and clearness are remarkable as usual. Perfect widefocus framework and well considered composition! Thanks for your sharinig with finest work and have a good Saturday!
Takero from still cold Tokyo
ptibelo (3380) 2012-02-10 13:22
Très belles formes et couleurs de ces arbres morts pourtant celui est bien dressé sur ses racines comme un dernier défi...
jjcordier (76858) 2012-02-10 22:16
Ces arbres morts-sculptures sont vraiment très étonnants et tu en as réalisé une très belle photo.
COSTANTINO (56255) 2012-02-10 22:32
is this a scenery from another planet?as you explain in your useful notes is a dead tree on the beach of
Galu.it is a very wellcomposed and balanced
picture,it is a natural artistic installation
have a nice wee end
ChrisJ (99304) 2012-02-11 1:34
An amazing dead tree that almost seems to be alive, with those hand like gestures of its branches! Good sharpness, diffused light & nice warm vs cold color contrasts between the blue grey sky & reddish yellow sand. Tfs!
danos (87505) 2012-02-11 1:55
great the view as the presentation of these dead trees at the desert of Galu beach,with their shapes and their formations to are so impressive and unique.I like the clarity of the image as your previous one.
maglex (1980) 2012-02-11 2:12
hi rosemarie, impressive details of the trunk and i like the composition too. rgds, alex
Nard (6972) 2012-02-11 2:30
Magnificent picture of these dead trees looking like modern art. Excellent POV with the 2 trees well placed and the big part left to the cloudy sky.
dkmurphys (50030) 2012-02-11 12:14
The colored background and without people from the last photo. Very interesting place, unique for sure. Well captured, have a good night.
nobuikehonda (3848) 2012-02-11 12:20
The dead tree and the most stunningly contrasted beautiful beach, I sense a story associated with the natural cycle of life and death. The tree may no longer be alive but its existence continues to speak of stories of life. The ocean in the background is where life is constantly created. The photo speaks to me about all this and much more. The presented image goes beyond the dead trees and the sandy beach. Nature and its wonders are very poetically captured in the image. I like the image and the stories.
With my very best wishes to you,
Have a very plesant Saturday, Rosemary
siudzi (33973) 2012-02-11 13:03
The shape of this tree is absolutely unusual. An interesting subject you have chosen here. Perfectly taken image with superb clarity, sharpness and exposure. Very well done. TFS.
MJR (3360) 2012-02-11 15:37
Much as I appreciated your photo with the girls, I think I prefer this view of the tree without. May be the colour, maybe the bleakness - dont know, but this does it for me !
But, theres always a but ! The truncated ( pardon the pun ) branches jar with me. My eye wants natrual ends, not cropped off ( lens or computer. ) But I'm picky !
That apart, I love the imagery. The aerial roots, the red streaks, the strip of sea and the foil of the cloudy sky.
I suspect the trees died as the sand encroached, but that leaves the question why did the sand encroach ? Or maybe the top soil eroded..
Anyways - I like this..
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4798) 2012-02-11 18:46
Hi Rosemary, an interesting presentation of what you've observed there. I really liked the up close shot and the unusual framing. What's really nice is the palette of colors present, it's tones are vividly nice and very clear. Those trees surely are intriguing and very interesting especially those roots which resemble like a giant mangrove. I really like the bright tone of the sand, it creates a brilliant atmosphere to the whole scenery. Very nice catch!
Cricri (107306) 2012-02-13 10:24
C'est un peu comme des sculpture, très original, superbe détails et couleurs, belle réalisation
sevy (15365) 2012-02-14 6:05
A place I would have liked to discover, only looking to your shot, I imagine many other possible photos playing in the choice of point of view and post processing. This lonely and apparently empty beach with lonely trees and incredible roots are really attracting the look.
ifege (10225) 2012-02-14 22:22
A great bit of natural sculpture Rosemary and your shot has been beautifully composed.
chanteuse (210) 2012-02-15 18:33
Rosemary, you have a wonderful sense of humor - "wish you were here" indeed! I have a tree fetish and this is irresistible. I love the way you have composed it, with the tree peering in from the top and sides, and the sandy space at the bottom. It enhances the "boo" effect...
Colors are so subtle and then, that red line forms a sort of nose...
I cannot stop looking at this photo!
eldancer1 (28513) 2012-02-16 9:19
Simple but powerful composition! I like the positioning of the second tree in relation to the foreground tree. Great pov and dof with sharp details. Well done, tfs.
Waylim (25360) 2012-02-17 9:27
Having seen the previous post with the children next to this tree, not the tree look abandoned :) Though I like the natural and pristine environment without people. Once again, a really interesting looking tree as if it want to lift itself higher in order not to tough the water when there was high tide :) I can see this being very good in Black and White also.
jimkil (1702) 2012-02-18 0:14
This is a fantastic image, seen nothing like it before on a beach, love the mood, and how you have presented the POV.
Noel_Byrne (24852) 2012-02-19 8:11
This tree looks like it is trying to creep away quietly without anyone noticing. You've given a wonderful new life to something that looks to be long since dead. I love the sky as well.
photoray (12507) 2012-02-20 12:45
My attention was caught by this Salvador Dali vision, for the contorted tree trunk and branches in surrealistic aspect.
clic (15140) 2012-03-08 7:23
Thanks for your kind words Rosemary.
How exhausted looks this "running tree" in the desert, beautifully located by spirit of generosity to leave some of the limelight to its fallen competitive partner!
- Copyright: Rosemary Walden (SnapRJW) (31469)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-01-25
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/22, 1/100 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Decay, Your Favorites [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-02-10 7:44
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