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Old Apr 23, 2005, 12:30 PM   #11
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Folks,

This is simply a Rorschach test. Just joking folks.

Also a curious point. I noted the branch that forms the silhouette seems to imply that the photo is upside down. Have you ever seen a branch that goes from two to one or am I imagining things and this is a Rorschach test?

All kidding aside, the blurred leaf shadows just doesn't do it for me I think more sharply defined shadows would have been a better composition. A purely personal observation.

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Old Apr 23, 2005, 1:46 PM   #12
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...I think more sharply defined shadows would have been a better composition. A purely personal observation.
Sharp shadows, particularly out there in nature, aren't the rule. They tend to be doubled as you see here, and they're often even tripled, particularly in the woods where the sun is broken and can act as multiple light sources. I think that if these shadows were sharp, it would be odd and, therefore, disturbing.
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This photo, #4, is my favorite. My order of first to last would be 4, 3, 1, 2, 7, 5, 6. Maybe my own feeling inside regarding Winter (sick of it) are reflecting on the pics. I didn't think of this until I had the numbers wrote down in order on a scrap paper.
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I see this one as being about shape and texture. Very interesting. It gives me some ideas for this summer.

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Old Apr 25, 2005, 12:57 PM   #15
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Taken by Farrell Grehan for a 1981 article on Thoreau, it's one of many photographs attempting to see the world through this great thinker's eyes, eyes that loved all the nuances of nature. This picture is of a beech tree in springtime. Thoreau could see even the shadows and reflections of life. It would seem to my eye that Mr. Grehan has the same ability.

Once again, context enhances the photograph.
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