Another cross today. This one stands at a solitary lime tree on a low hillock in the middle of fields near small village Tehov. I used to photograph this tree quite often, because it is located about 20 minutes walk from my home and it is visible at a distance from many angles. However, because there is no way through the fields, I can come close only in winter, when the field is covered with snow.
Compare this cross with the one in Podveky I posted yesterday. Even though they stand about 30 Km from each other, their style and feel are very similar, aren't they?
I've decided to convert this picture in B&W to stress its winter mood. If you like colours, have a look at a closer view in the workshop. Which one do you prefer?
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P-S-I-G (25536) 2006-01-11 14:22
I think I prefer this one compared yersterday one.
Good composition with the snow and tree. Black and white is a good choice.
Fixfocus (9385) 2006-01-11 14:24
A strong entry in the recent series.Good choice for B/W,I like the graphism here a lot.
Xalkida (11744) 2006-01-11 14:58
What a great lanscape. Perfect in it's simplicity! I think you haven't to convert it to B&W because it's somewhat B&W itself :)
Great framing: everywhere snow and a lonely tree into the lanscape! Great job!
nwoehnl (122) 2006-01-11 14:59
Good compositional simplicity, Marek. The single tree makes a good anchor for the composition and the b&w presentation strips it further down to the essentials. I think for the cross to be the subject of your title, it overlaps a bit too much with the tree, but I understand you shot it like this because you were able to include the tracks in the snow which are an essential detail. The WS is nice but again I would recommend to step a bit to the right and reduce the overlap between tree and cross.
danyy (0) 2006-01-11 15:11
trčs simple mais aussi joli que simple.
Un cadrage trčs pro avec une ligne d'horizon bien située.
le b&w est un choix interssant pour ce genre d'ambiance hivernale.
lukie (0) 2006-01-11 15:15
to be honoust, I prefer the color version, but that's my personal taste of course. The colored version gives us also a closer and sharper view on the subject.
Fis2 (106322) 2006-01-11 16:13
Bardzo wymowne zdjęcie. Przydrożny krzyż i drzewo. Często spotykam takie scenki. W tonacji czarno-białej ładnie się prezentuje fotografia.
Tue (43386) 2006-01-11 17:48
The choice for B&W works very well here to give a ery good contrast to the photo. You placed the tree very well in the shot, good work!
singuanti (15250) 2006-01-11 23:06
Hi Marek. Wow this is great! I love the minimalistic nature of it all. So simple yet so dramatic. Wonderful shot Marek!
bantonbuju (51815) 2006-01-12 3:58
ahoj marek, good you came back with more frequent posts, you are a good and valuable photographer and contributor to this site, so .. do your job, my friend!
nice work today, taste of minimalism, taste of a good b&w work;
very very well done;
have a nice day, j.
papagolf21 (109234) 2006-01-12 4:14
Bonsoir mon ami Marek,
C'est une photo pour laquelle il semble difficile de rester insensible, il y a de la poésie dans cette prise de vue.
Le noir et blanc convient parfaitement pour cette composition.
Les mots sont inutiles, cette image parle d'elle-męme.
krishindu (469) 2006-01-12 8:33
This is ofcourse an excellent composition. The shades, growing from white to dark, is great. an excellent pov.
kebek (5438) 2006-01-12 12:16
Serwus Marek !
I like this clear winter's vista. Now it is good season for searching such empty spaces. A bit sad image, but in fine composition. Good Work.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2006-01-12 12:41
Beautifull picture . I like this lonely tree in a field of snow. It's a desert landscape but the ski on the snow give a human touch.
john_c (24666) 2006-01-12 13:44
Great ambience here - the harsh winter landscape, the threatening sky, the tracks in the snow, and the cross beneath the lone tree all come together to make a great scene. I also like the low line of trees in the distance which creates another layer of interest and breaks up the frame nicely. A very worthy shot, Marek. Congratulations. I love these scenes.
greg64g (11193) 2006-02-14 4:01
Great great b&w picture, the minimalist landscape is perfect to my eyes.
- Copyright: Marek Prokop (MarekP) (4750)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2006-01-09
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Minolta Dimage Z2
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: Corsica 2006
- Theme(s): Lonely tree (II) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-01-11 14:18