Something out of Nothing

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Robert Watcher, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. Robert Watcher

    Robert Watcher Mu-43 Top Veteran

    A second set of images that I took early this morning before the sun rose over the horizon.

    I noticed a bunch of cut down trees in a pile out in a field. The shapes and silhouettes were intriguing. I took a few different combinations such as these 2 image:



    About a half hour later - on my way out of that area - I passed the setting that I had taken, and realized really how uninteresting the pile of rubble was - not nearly as majestic as I had presumed:


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  2. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 30, 2011
    Western United States
    Superb composition on the second image. Kudos.

    Daylight tends to under-dramatize certain things. I prefer to capture stills of landscapes when dark so I can have more control of light.
  3. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Real Name:
    While the patterns are interesting it's the colors that caught my attention. Guess it pays to get up early! :rolleyes: :biggrin:
  4. MattNQ

    MattNQ Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 31, 2012
    simple, uncluttered & quite striking - very nice capture. Well done.
    Second one stands out for me too.
  5. David

    David Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 22, 2011
    I am finding I like to shoot more and more around sun raise and sun set. the
    colors and landscape is just amazing. well done.
  6. Robert Watcher

    Robert Watcher Mu-43 Top Veteran

    You know - with this shot, I spent a minute ot two moving my tripod a few feet from side to side to get the exact viewpoint I wanted. There was something about the look of the sihouette in the sky that reminded me of a picture I had seen before - - - but I couldn't put my finger on it - until I processed it.

    I don't know why, but this image reminds me of the famous "Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima" photograph. As soon as I opened by pic in Photoshop, the name of the photo came to my mind and I looked it up - (File:WW2 Iwo Jima flag raising.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). And even expanding on that theme of war - the black logs sticking up out of the ground, appear like small canons or artillery of some sort.