Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Rejects

I made and scanned this image some time ago, like more than a year ago. It was shot with color film in the Holga. I see this tree everyday when I walk up Pila Seca and I love the early morning light as I approach this corner. But when I tried to work with it in Photoshop, in color, it just did not work. The other middle of the night/early morning when I couldn't sleep, I changed it to a monotone image and played with it again. I liked it but didn't see much chance for it with the public. What the heck, I uploaded it to Facebook and was surprised at the positive response I got. Of course these are my Facebook FRIENDS. Still this is a reminder that when I feel an emotional response to something, I might be able to capture something in the image that will stir a response in someone else.

6 comments:

Katie said...

That tree looks like it is going to start walking. Is it an Ent? It is a beautiful picture, thank you for sharing.

Gloria said...

It's a great tree Billie. Very beautiful. I love trees. I'm one of that likes to hug trees:) I think I remember this photo. The shadow it casts is awesome. Have a great rest of the week and I hope everything is going good for you and yours.

debbie said...

I've seen this tree many, many times. It does give one a sense of being there. Wish we were.

Debbie

Shirley said...

I think this is a beautiful photograph. If it were in color, the tree would not have such prominence. I like it. And thanks for yet another glimpse into my very favorite place.

Heather said...

Your Facebook friends are right. This is an amazing picture. I don't think it would feel as right in color though.

Leah Flinn said...

It's beautiful! Thanks for sharing.