Not exactly what one might think of a New Year shot, but I thought of new beginnings and strength when I spotted this little branch against the large expanse of snow under which we find ourselves here.
Nothing more than a branch, alive, with tiny buds that will blossom into leaves in a few months.
Wishing you all a wonderful New Year of new openings and discoveries. Thanks to all of you for your ongoing kind comments while I have been absent from TE.
Will try to catch up.
Technical note: it is in colour, not bw...
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bombilla (3406) 2008-01-01 8:37
You! Out of your depth. Out of your field. You spring anew. May you blossom in the new year. Best, -Hugh
Paolo (41222) 2008-01-01 8:58
Hi Sasa, happy new year!
a great one, a new beginnings as the first day of the new year, a brilliant link, well managed with a great close up.
broglia (3598) 2008-01-01 9:01
Hi Sasa, where have you been? We've missed you! Buds in the snow - a sure sign that spring will come eventually. My very best wishes for the New Year, Roberto
bostankorkulugu (42018) 2008-01-01 9:09
:D having you back is just great sasa, such a good start to the new year:D... and this simple compo is telling a lot, like all your other shots...
may all your dreams come true in 2008...
take care... and dont keep away please...
(tnx for the other two pics;)...)
kensimage (8561) 2008-01-01 11:24
Hi Sasa, Happy New Year! Very Picasso-like use of a few simple lines to express a lot. I particularly like the way the short blurred twig and the one to its right bend toward each other gracefully. Having just a touch of color is nice--some shots need desaturation to B/W to avoid distraction by colors, but this one is simple enough that it's unnecessary. Beautiful simplicity! Regards, Ken.
syd1946 (18663) 2008-01-01 13:43
I like the way you see a photo about the new year...and I like most of the capture...so different,lovely and optimistic with its message...
many wishes for the new year!
mesutilgim (83046) 2008-01-01 13:53
Minimalist but great graphical effect.
TFS and a happy new year.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2008-01-01 15:06
It's nice to see you back on TE.
This is an unusual picture. Minimaliste. Pure esthetisme.
I wish you all the best for the new year.
tcht (7565) 2008-01-01 22:38
Hi Sasa, lovely abstract work with cool focusing. quite a symbolic message too. wish you a great 2008!
vapours (8264) 2008-01-02 2:18
A good minimal image Sarolta, which works well with the obvious overcast winters day of Canada. I could also see this working with a nice splash of colour from a flower.
luisafonso (862) 2008-01-02 2:30
So good to see you here... ;) Great photo dear friend. You always are a master in presenting these type of images. So pure, so gentle, and so poetic. Life is indeed present in your stills.
I wish you the best of light for this new year.
faubry (35405) 2008-01-02 12:39
hello Sasa, i am very happy see tour photo this day, and for HAAPY NEW YEAR its a gift for us, i wish you a happy new year also and i hope see more often a lot shot from you??? soon
eleparc (24063) 2008-01-02 14:02
simple start but such a good one;-) Happy new year sasa;-)
michiels (4170) 2008-01-05 9:58
First of all a great 2008 ! hope to see a lot of photos of you !!!
this one is pure art : simple, well thought-over, minimalistic and pure. i would like to see it very big on a big black wall.
mpdre (1611) 2008-01-08 16:43
What a delicate image. Minimalist in the form but full of beauty... The fragility overcome by the tenacity... The white space creates such a suggestive feeling of depth, the little branch penetrating into the future... Poetry in few traces... Lovely.
Wish you all the best for 2008!
xavis (3180) 2008-01-10 15:21
As an Haiku japonais your picture is simply the poesie, the beauty of something minimalist. Great!
Technicaly it's a really good job with depth and lights.
Polonaise (5802) 2008-01-11 10:43
We (I !!!) missed you here, on TE...
After THAT post - I missed you less...
All the best in '08, sister..
I'm observing your production in there...
The diamonds are still sparkling...among the gravels !
Merline (0) 2008-01-17 10:38
I missed this...but it's not too late. Just wonderful, I love the way this tiny branch stands against the white background, fragile looking yet containing the promise of a new cycle. Great minimalism and sensitivity.
Wish you all the best in this New Year!
coco (30439) 2008-01-21 14:03
You can do it.
We miss your presence in TE because only you can make this kind of pictures and and make an ellegent and good work.
Well done and thanks for sharing.
dipti (114) 2008-06-05 4:55
a beautifully composed shot.
Flavia (10352) 2009-02-02 3:09
Simple and beautiful! Fragile and full of hope in the future. It make me think about Japanese poems that concentrates such powerful feelings in simple images. Is never late to say Happy New Year, so here I go!
g_panakia (4031) 2009-11-04 0:34
simple yet beautiful!
nice minimal compo
- Copyright: Sarolta Gyoker (designsoul) (21492)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-12-30
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70, AF-S Nikkor 18-70mm
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): +100 favorites [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-01-01 8:35
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