Theme : Trees
Photo by Arnold Nicholas
Canon 7D MkII, 70-200mm Lens
Well done on a powerful and dramatic photo! The story of this photo tells me that the life we know as a tree has more significance and plays a huge part in human life. The use of the very tiny subjects (the woman and the dog) and the very tall trees, along with the angle expresses a reverence for nature and the commanding presence of trees. Perhaps the true message of this image tells us that no matter our folly, nature prevails.
The way this image has been shot has been a major aspect in how Arnold has told the story. I assume a long lens used, zoomed in a fair way and tightly cropped the frame to express the dominance of the foreground. This technique allows us to engage emotionally with the message.
I wonder how much more could come out of this photo. Would it express a different message if the woman and the dog were not there? Would it convey the same message if it were shot only using moonlight?
I’ll let you think on that.
Congratulations on a great photograph Arnold.
Amy & Paul
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Fabulous entries this month, well done!!
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Next Month’s (January’s) Theme:
Form a story with the house interior. And what do you want to tell the viewer about the interior. Good luck