I certainly had second thoughts if I really want to post this, but I will post it anyway.
Here is a photo of a dead and dry tree at Mount Pulag, the second highest mountain in the Philippines. Mt. Pulag National Park is located within the Philippine Cordillera Mountain Range. It is characterized by very rugged and steep slopes and generally rolling areas on the grassland part going to the mountain peak.
The mountain has an elevation of 2,922 meters above sea level. The summit of Mt. Pulag is covered with grass and dwarf bamboo plants. At lower elevations, the mountainside has a mossy forest veiled with fog, and full of ferns, lichens and moss. Below this is the pine forest growing on barren, rocky slopes. The Park has a large diversity of flora and fauna, many of which are endemic to the mountain. (http://whc.unesco.org)
Note: Taken from a borrowed digital camera in April, 2006. Date in the camera was not adjusted accordingly.
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Miguel82 (25053) 2014-02-24 20:00
Of course Michelle, this is strange and mystic picture immortalised at high altitude, excellent hues and good b&w version and vertical frame, thanks for your support Michelle, all the best, regards
Subhogen (4065) 2014-02-26 17:45
A good abstract composition in B&W. The sun rays looks like a fine spray descending upon the tree. Very unique and intriguing photo, thanks for sharing.
pajaran (53376) 2014-02-27 4:37
Interesantan i dobar tekst o planini, sa opisom ...
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazan trenutak.
Dobar rad i kompozicija.
Interesting and good article about the mountain, with a description ...
Nice view and a moment ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely demonstrated moment.
Good work and composition.
All the best.
rbassin (18993) 2014-02-27 9:09
une composition intéressante, une combinaison de la lumière et de la branche sèche qui est originale.
batalay (35877) 2014-03-01 22:08
Even 8 years ago you had a very good sense of composition. The silhouette of the parched branch creates an moody photo, especially in B&W.
Have a good Sunday,
krzychu30 (15510) 2014-03-03 1:45
kind of gloomy,mysterious and certainly very artistic composition.It´s all about the light and mood you were able to create.
Perfectly mastered light and good choice of B&W.
willperrett (7442) 2014-03-08 1:47
A brave and effective monochrome near-abstract composition. I like the minimalism of it. The sun's rays, however, seem to have a graininess about them that I don't quite understand: digital noise is most common in the darker parts of long exposures, and this is the opposite of both those. Maybe the borrowed camera was a cheap pocket type. It doesn't detract from the atmosphere of the photograph, though.
rigoletto (34269) 2014-04-27 6:35
wow, i respect your photographic idea here, and guts to share it on TE :) poetic, if not almost biblical.