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Old is Beautiful

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 14 January 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Here is a quote that has nothing to do with today's photograph, but it seemed terribly appropriate for me, at least, to hear.

I don't believe that the big men, the politicians and the capitalists alone, are guilty of the war. Oh no, the little man is just as guilty, otherwise the peoples of the world would have risen in revolt long ago!

- Anne Frank,
The Diary of a Young Girl

NIKON D80 1/250 second F/11.0 ISO 200 54 mm (35mm equiv.)

rem_la from Villiers, France

une belle nature ...........morte !

14 Jan 2009 6:39am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

C'est vrai.. le vieux est beau et a vécu

14 Jan 2009 6:45am

Jean-François from LES ISSAMBRES, France

FANTASTIQUE !!!!!! le temps est là .................... éternel et éphémère ... que d'histoires .....

14 Jan 2009 6:48am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

A nice contrasty subject. best...jerry

From yesterdays post. I only do import sharpening on RAW files in Lightroom > Develop module, using the masking option. Hold option/alt while dragging the slider to control the effected edges. For export to AM3 I choose Outout Sharpen > Screen from the export dialog box options. I use Print module for printing > Print Job to apply the output sharpening for effect and media type. In Lightroom 2 the PixelGenius algorithms, which I use in Photoshop, were incorporated into the Print output sharpening. If only we had softproofing!

14 Jan 2009 7:46am

NarB from Bruxelles, Belgium

Spectacular :)

14 Jan 2009 9:16am

k@ from Paris, France

Your light renews it wonderfully ! Magic !

14 Jan 2009 9:52am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Magnifique rendu de la texture usée du bois et très beau cadrage

14 Jan 2009 9:52am

Stovepipe from Ames, Iowa, United States

Striking. The figure is full of narrative. There is something like physical love there.

14 Jan 2009 10:49am

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

vieille souche usée des tempêtes, torturée, à vif..stygmates du temps, lesardes de son derme..très belle texture bien rendu par le B&W.
bonne journée John.

14 Jan 2009 10:51am

ninni from Belo Horizonte, Brazil

I agree;) Beatiful, both the light and the object.

14 Jan 2009 12:44pm

EYES WIDE SHUT from United Kingdom

The more you look, the more shapes you see. Full of character and the light is amazing. There has just been a five part Anne Frank dramatisation shown on TV this last week, incredibly well done and very moving. Neat post, Jack

14 Jan 2009 1:04pm

Barry from Kingwood, United States

Hi Jack....Worn & weathered! Simple beauty- I love it!

14 Jan 2009 3:22pm

Steve Rice from United States

This gnarly stump is very beautiful. The B&W is superb.

14 Jan 2009 3:35pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Yes, I agree. ;)

14 Jan 2009 4:02pm

zahai from Berlin, Germany

Fascinating structure, nice composition and contrast. Neat :)

14 Jan 2009 4:42pm

laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Beau ces vestiges d'arbre, beau Net B

14 Jan 2009 4:55pm

M.Fakhar from Kashan, Iran

Great playing with light, perfect jack

14 Jan 2009 5:28pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Magnifique B&W! Très belle lumière, superbe composition!

14 Jan 2009 6:21pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

beautiful B&W and lighting ! I love this subject, the wood texture so well done !

14 Jan 2009 7:13pm

zOOm from Paris, France

A distorted piece of wood... incredible shape for a dead wood.... !

14 Jan 2009 7:53pm

Marcah from Quincy, United States

Excellent tones in this b&w rendition.

14 Jan 2009 8:12pm

kerfendal from Paris, France

what is beautiful is the way you shot it with a strong contrast

14 Jan 2009 9:36pm

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, CA, United States

This old wood has so much character I didn't even notice the snow at first.

14 Jan 2009 9:57pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful BW picture with strong contrast.

15 Jan 2009 12:48am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

So beautiful, wonderful B&W post, and I do agree with the quote it makes a very relevant point

15 Jan 2009 2:31am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

The light is superb, you are masterful with these high contrasts, textures and shadows. Great work!

15 Jan 2009 4:16am

One from Açores, Portugal

An excellent image in B & W !
Magnificent brightness and contrast !

15 Jan 2009 4:27am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

The b/w is so perfect for this. Shows the nuances of the shapes and shadows so perfectly. Excellent!

15 Jan 2009 5:16am

@amy: Thank you. I tried it both ways, but like you, I preferred B&W.

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

Excellent shot, Jack. It is beautifully weathered. Nice processing.

16 Jan 2009 4:17am