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Posted by john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 28 December 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The Fourth Day of Christmas
"Our own small stone of activism, which might not seem to measure up to the rugged boulders of heroism we have so admired, is a paltry offering toward the building of an edifice of hope ... For we can do nothing substantial toward changing our course on the planet, a destructive one, without rousing ourselves, individual by individual, and bringing our small, imperfect stones to the pile."

- Alice Walker,
The Impossible Will Take a Little While: A Citizen's Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear.

Nikon D300 1/500 second F/5.6 ISO 200 72 mm (35mm equiv.)

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Like a japanese engraving. I like it !

28 Dec 2008 7:17am

Tony from Shanghai, China

just found your blog. Really beautiful .thanks

28 Dec 2008 9:15am

zOOm from Paris, France

Very contrasted b&w ! Almost like a threshold. Suits perfectly your subject.

28 Dec 2008 9:54am

Alivia from France

l'arbre prend tout l'espace, une esquisse face au soleil, une ombree forte...fragilité des apparences..

28 Dec 2008 2:32pm

k@ from France

Beautiful ! Looks like a drawing with some ink of China ! And the shadow over the ground is powerful too. So much delicacy in your picture, Jack*

28 Dec 2008 3:39pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Good work!

28 Dec 2008 3:45pm

kerfendal from Paris, France

the impression of solitude is there in a picture similar to a drawing

28 Dec 2008 4:07pm

EYES WIDE SHUT from A corner of Utopia, United Kingdom

A wonderful post. Beauty and solitude perfectly presented

28 Dec 2008 4:13pm

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

aaaaaaaah too cooooooooool ..... I LIKE SO MUCH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

28 Dec 2008 6:27pm

fredo from marseille, France

Dramatical and beautiful photo !Simple picture...i like .Brao .

28 Dec 2008 9:05pm

Olivier Jules from Lanciano, Italy

lovely capture

28 Dec 2008 9:53pm

Kaylin Idora from New Orleans, United States

I love this John! I have a thing about trees :)

The most interesting thing is the fact that there are still some leaves hanging on the lower branches. To me this somehow makes the tree more and less desolate. Very nice ...

28 Dec 2008 10:08pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Beautiful and stark image! The high contrast works so well...bravo!

29 Dec 2008 6:10am

Vink from Grasse - French riviera, France

Remarkable composition ! Very beautiful !

29 Dec 2008 9:48am

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, United States

Very delicate and powerful at the same time.

30 Dec 2008 5:00am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent!!! Très beau traitement!

30 Dec 2008 4:54pm

laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Beau Noir et Blanc

30 Dec 2008 5:26pm

Fishit from Tealtown, United States

I like the high contrasts on this one ...

2 Jan 2009 10:39am

Avinash from New Haven, United States

very nice picture.. amazing contrasts...

14 Jan 2009 2:18am