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Through the Willow
Clouds, Home, and Pine
Hope you enjoyed my gallery of “up” photos.
See you next week!
Lovely. You have interpreted “UP’ ebverything above your head. Very good shots! Sharing mine http://grightnow.wordpress.com/2011/08/27/weekly-photo-challenge-up/
It’s interesting how we interpreted the theme differently… your photos were from “up”. I guess there were some people that might have thought it to mean “exuberant”!
good idea, photographer!
i loved the first one.
and I’ll return to read the text 🙂
Thanks! The day I took the first one was quite productive photographically. The first picture I took just walking along and stopped for an instant, made an adjustment or two, snapped the picture, and kept walking along. It can be “dangerous” looking upwards towards where birds myy be sitting!
Really dig that 1st one.
Yeah, me too. When I found out about the current topic, I thought of that one immediately and chose it for the “grabber shot” at the top of the page to draw people in to see the others.
I can definitely feel the Up, nice work! The first one gave me a touch of vertigo, and I’m also intrigued by the pink room.
Thanks! The pink room is my “porcelain library” (my bathroom) in which I had just finished installing the lights after having painted it a few days earlier. I used an HDRI and bracketing technique to bring out the texture in the surfaces… I’m not much of a painter and I’m even worse at plastering so I didn’t even attempt the latter.
I’m in awe! And you know this happens every time I look at the amazing pictures you take, look at that first picture, wow!
Keep up the good work 🙂
Thanks very much, Martina! Speaking of pictures, I hope you’ll be sharing some more pictures of Derbyshire with us soon!
The first photo is my favorite…..Excellent!
Thanks, Frank! I hope to do a review of the Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 AI-S this week so be sure to stop by in a few days!
Groundhogs climb trees? Is this guy drunk?
Great answer to the challenge!
The strangest things happen in my backyard…aliens, tree-climbing groundhogs, Niagara Lawn Kitties (a.k.a. skunks) that come when you call them, etc. All of the photos on this page were true to my blog-wide attempt at taking photos that are within ten steps of my house. The top one of the tree was a bit farther away, it was taken near the shore of Lake Ontario behind a place called Happy Rolph’s… maybe you’ve heard of the place.
just called by to say hello my fave pics the dark leafy tree can just imagine standing under it looking up xxjen
The day I took the picture I was just walking under it and the visual just came together suddenly, like “bam!” I just had to stop and take a picture of it. I’ve been back under that tree since that day and it never looked quite the same since. Please come back and check out more of my pictures sometime!
I am absolutely in LOVE with the willow photo. Willows have been my favorite tree since I could remember, and the photo to me looks like I’m back in my childhood, staring up at the tall trees that look like they could reach the heavens. The long vine-like branches give us the illusion of some sort of blur, or intensity like we’re actually moving upward. Perfect for the theme:)
Yeah, I love willows too. There was one in the backyards of both the houses I (consectutively) grew up in. One willow helped me convince my younger brothers to believe in Santa for an extra year. I’ll save that story for December!
Oh my. Amaazing!!!!
Much obliged! I’ll have a new post up soon with some more snaps.
very nice! lol… I took almost the exact same photo this past spring (posted May 5th)… great minds think alike.
Thanks a heap! I’ve taken a quick visit to your blog and we do share a similar style…who’d have thought!
Love the willow shot!
Great minds think alike…my “Up” offering was very similar. I like this! Willow trees are one of my favorites…maybe “the” favorite of trees.
Yes, there is a very similar feel about your “Up” picture. Willows are among my favourites, but there are others that fill moods that a willow cannot, like the pines. Can you imagine a Christmas willow in your living room? That being said, I am thinking about writing a Christmas post called “The Christmas Willow”. I’ll keep you, er, posted!
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