When a man is killed on the railway track while listening to his I-pod or a woman falls
into a manhole while talking on her mobile, one wonders how solid is our tenure on this earth as individuals and as a species. The moment of our demise is ever present, hiding behind the hand of the clock and when we leave, Nature lives on unmoved, unconcerned,uncaring whether we are here or not, as it dances in the light, in the movement of the leaves, in the surges of the waves and the rush of the clouds.
The stillness and eeriness of an Autumn fog give rise to strange emotions and thoughts.
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PecoBud (3824) 2012-04-27 17:25
Mystical POV and deep thoughts there Klaudio. Excellent silhouettes sharpening into detailed trees and the soft glowing blue colored sky seems to reach out and color the darkness. Beautifully presented and with stunning clarity. Great Job!!
TFS.........Your Friend from California..........Buddy
batalay (33377) 2012-04-27 17:56
You've posted an inspirational photo, and offered a thought provoking essay. Many years ago when I was doing problems on a main frame computer, I knew that the computer was doing computations in time-sharing mode — giving me a fraction of a second, before moving onto the next user. People who insist that they are multi-tasking, are simply doing processing in time-sharing mode. The brain evidently cannot process two things at once. The man listening to his iPod, the woman falling into a manhole, and those who are texting (illegal in many American States) are fooling themselves, thinking they are doing multitasking. The few seconds their mind wanders off into that confounded machine is when they fall into a manhole, or change lanes into an oncoming truck. It's scary!
Today I had an email from a good friend in Hawaii. It is precisely a demonstration that we cannot multi-task, but we can practice time-sharing. She wrote, 1) while sitting at your desk in front of your computer, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles. 2) Now, while doing this, draw the number "6" in the air with your right hand. Your foot will change directions!
kato (9492) 2012-04-27 20:16
Hi dear Klaudio,
You're capturing well this beautiful nature scene by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see mysterious woods which were attached to deep sleep and sunrays put in the shape of radiation from between trees. the blue sky slightly looked into through between trees harmonizes well with this woods in the entire color balance. So emotional and inspired photograph!
Have a nice weekend.
berek (32051) 2012-04-27 21:00
what a mystic atmosphere here. i love lights and fog combinations. congratulations.
have a nice weekend.
corjan3 (1935) 2012-04-27 21:57
Very beautiful image and note. Wonderful atmosphere and deep thoughts. Very well done indeed.
Sonata11 (31197) 2012-04-27 22:02
what a fascinating captured of nature. Beautiful rays coming through those trees with fabulous mystery atmosphere. Perfectly well dobne.
All the best and have a nice WE,
SnapRJW (23510) 2012-04-27 22:33
Hello Klaudio - This is exceptionally lovely. You have captured a fleeting moment where conditions conspire to provide a magical image. Spellbinding in fact. The shafts of sunlight through the mist swathed trees have been captured so well. Your note and image are thought provoking. What a pleasure to see. TFS and warmest regards rosemary
agjika (4309) 2012-04-28 1:28
Very nicely done. I love the atmosphere. Also you have managed to have plenty of detail from the forest floor.
Thanks for sharing
jhm (127883) 2012-04-28 1:44
I like this type of picture, also your note is a story for Aspe the Belgian writer of crime stories.
This is truly a very nice picture.
You chose an excellent angle this create depth and perspective.
Excellent composition nice presentation.
Sharpness and clarity be superb. TFS.
Have a nice Saturday,
CLODO (26371) 2012-04-28 1:52
We become philosopher in front of a splendid natural landscape, questionning about the life, the world, the infinite.
Good catch of the sun rays through the misty forest.
spend a good WE
pajaran (41591) 2012-04-28 2:20
Vrlo interesanran tekst sa osvrtom za prolaznost zivota i postojanja na zemlji ...
Sve potice iz zemlje i vraca se u zemlju ...
Lep pogled na sumu umagli sunceve zrake koji se probijaju kroz grane, dobra kompozicija.
Doabar trenutak snimka i prikaz lepim bojama, moje cestitke na ulovljenom trenutku.
Nesto vas nema na TE, mi penzioneri bo trebalo da imamo vise vremena i druzimo sa sa dobrim kritikama i lepim fotografijama na TE.
Pozdrav vama i vasoj prodici.
Imajte lep dan za odmor i vikend sa lepim vremenom.
Kod nas su danima padale kise, danas je lep suncan dan.
Srecno, prijatelju iz daleka a tako blizu.
timecapturer (36972) 2012-04-28 2:47
an evocative image accompanied by even more evocative thoughts! The atmosphere and light in this image are stunning as is your execution. It is so effective and gloriously impressive. I love it! A creative composition and presentation. Bravo!
Enjoy your weekend - Brian.
BennyV (13058) 2012-04-28 3:33
A shot of comfort - good timing here, as I've just started clicking to move on, having returned from a funeral. There is hope in here. Thanks for sharing.
sabermonajati (8299) 2012-04-28 5:05
sunrise between trees in misty space captured skilful.
ahmet54 (2985) 2012-04-28 9:20
great shot out of the dark forest into the light. Mystic mood and a philosophic note. Bravo.
SteveH (6187) 2012-04-29 18:46
Hi Klaudio, nice work, exposure choice was good, with nothing blown out and still some detail in the murky depths - difficult to achieve with strong backlighting. I see you're using a Pentax, is that a permanent thing or still borrowing Andrew's? Cheers, Steve
AliMoein (780) 2012-05-01 8:48
Very interesting and beautiful photo
Sunlight amidst the branches, gives interesting effects
It has a very good contrast and light
All the best
LOOOK13 (19046) 2012-05-01 14:29
Very nice and very spectacular shot.
macondo (18461) 2012-05-03 6:20
Looks like you got started before I did. And what a magnificent shot it is. The tall trees of Kallista loom like ghostly figures out of the morning mist. It's extraordinary how bright and light the sky looks, but I suppose there's an element of under-exposure in the lower half of the picture which adds to the spooky 'underworld' feeling, and reminding us of the coming winter. Was there really, truly, not one phone-zombie in the vicinity, thumbing away furiously at the buttons?
cagla (3794) 2012-05-03 16:04
Dobar dan Klaudio, it's nice to see you're back. Only man is aware of his own demise among all species and suffers the pain of leaving the world someday for an unknown destination, throughout his life.. The sun hiding behind the tree is for me the hopes-side of the life. I cannot imagine anything without light. Wonderful composition, silhouettes of the trees and with your note, one wants to stay longer, watching it. Have a nice weekend.
Ber (8231) 2012-05-16 12:23
what a mystic atmosphere here. Beautiful rays coming through those trees.
genois1 (103) 2012-05-19 19:13
J'aime l'atmosphère que dégage cette photo. Très belle composition, le soleil derrière l'arbre, le ciel bleu, les arbres qui s'étirent, la lumière qui illumine le vert tendre... Superbe !
zanzi (13038) 2012-07-22 11:52
A very moody atmosphere that you managed to capture here.
speedymanu (3485) 2012-11-21 14:32
wow, just wow. A spectacular management of light and a terrific result which oozes serenity. It's an ode to zen and to the permanence of nature.