Friday, November 02, 2007

A Shadow of What You Once Were

I planned to post this for Halloween, because I thought it looked eerie. However, I got distracted by flowers and dropped the ball on that one :) This scene intrigued me because the shadow of the tree on the barn brought two types of wood into the picture, living and dead. Although dead seems like the wrong word for such beautiful knotty boards, and its only a shadow of the living tree.

My Cousin Chad gave me very good advice on cropping and editing this photo (big thank you!). His latest post tells about his experience with the barn.

16 comments:

Sand said...

very nice! the black and white really works for you here. I think I also have an awesome photo of that barn.

Rick said...

Ash,, the true beauty and character of the tree coulndt be exposed until it became those boards..Hmmmm.That sounds like a somethintg a "redneck Yoda" would say..anyway, the shot is amazing..You hit it right on the money.

Kerri said...

Wow Ash! You have inspired me... old and new... what a concept... and with shadows.

An amazing shot!

I love this blogging stuff... you can get so many neat ideas.

I loved your leaf filter.... but it never worked for me.... I guess I still have to work on that some more.

Old Wom Tigley said...

It looks nice at the size it is on the blog, but blow it up and it looks alive... the knotts make the boards fur like. I think this is a really beautiful shot.

KMF said...

cool shot

Mrs. Salty said...

I love the photo; I get the impression of relaxation.

imac said...

Really nice how your eye caught this one Ash.

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

A beautiful photograph and a beautiful composition!!!

Moi said...

beautiful composition, Ash.......this is so unlike most of your recent works. It's always fun to attempt new things with one's imagination and camera....like Kerri i too was working on leaf filter this morning..it did not work for me either :(

Ch√Ęteau-Gontierdailyphoto said...

Good work..the treatment you have done suit to the theme of your picture.
Have a good WE

Sand said...

your wish is my command, my photos of the barn are now up on my page!

Sand said...

PS...what do you think of goaty on my profile photo?

photowannabe said...

Great shot Ash. The black and white and cropping really work well to give an eerie effect.

bluemountainmama said...

absolutely love it! well done!

Anna said...

Great tones! I love your image and Chad's!

Catherine said...

Amazing shot..love the barn, and the great shadow of the tree..very neat!! Chad's was just as amazing!
Great capture's!!
Cat