I liked the stark look of these dead limbs and the way they seem to reach for the sky. The sand surround makes a good base. Taken in the Death Valley National Park with a medum format camera.
You've created a great contrasted look!
20 Oct 2010 5:10am
Très beau noir et blanc! J'aime beaucoup les formes de ces vieilles branches, ça apporte un coté graphique à l'ensemble.
20 Oct 2010 5:25am
20 Oct 2010 7:07am
Exellent! Mono was soooo right for this!The quality of the medium format camera shines through!
20 Oct 2010 7:34am
Wonderful calligraphic picture Don. Those bushes speak to us:)
20 Oct 2010 9:45am
Good morning Don,
I like the silver sheen that goes by that choice of color. The branches act as if they stretch to the sky and ask for the life-giving water. It is a very beautiful image with a stylish expression. I like it very much. I would like to give you 5 stars ***** and more. This morning the sun is shining in between and the sky is covered with large gray clouds. It rains every day in between. The outside temperature is exactly 10.3 ° Celsius +. More this evening via e-mail. We wish you all the best, health and a very nice sunny day, including your family and friends. Thank you very much for all your nice comments and fidelity. Take care, my friend.
Dear greetings Christel and Detlev
20 Oct 2010 11:12am
excellent mono image...
20 Oct 2010 11:59am
Fighting for life and dying, a shortcut of the earth's billion years... A strong capture!
20 Oct 2010 1:37pm
Fighting for life in a dying land!! Great shot!
20 Oct 2010 2:50pm
20 Oct 2010 2:59pm
Superb B&W work with such rich contrasts, very strong and dramatic image
20 Oct 2010 3:13pm
Très beau cliché .. mais triste . ))
La nature meurt !...
20 Oct 2010 3:39pm
exquisite monochrome. beautifully done
20 Oct 2010 4:03pm
You choose the coolest shots for b&w!
20 Oct 2010 4:30pm
As if they are dancing ghost limbs..great light and background!
Very interestig for me..never seen something like this!
20 Oct 2010 4:45pm
stark was the first word that came to mind. really lovely B&W.
20 Oct 2010 4:47pm
Interesting, light against dark, and dark against light.
20 Oct 2010 6:55pm
excellent shot! it's like fire made of wood! (i doubt that made sense.. lol) i really dig this one though.. :)
20 Oct 2010 7:05pm
Great picture and composition, I like the contrast between the top and the bottom of this luminous sight.
20 Oct 2010 9:29pm
Beautiful. Good job, Bravo. : ))
20 Oct 2010 10:02pm
The appearance of the branches really lives up to the name, Death Valley.
20 Oct 2010 11:19pm
Wonderful monochrome ! Nice lighting and composition.
20 Oct 2010 11:56pm
Very nice !!! fits perfectly !!!
21 Oct 2010 12:43am
21 Oct 2010 12:52am
Wonderful composition and details! Light and textures are great! Very nice in B&W!!!!
21 Oct 2010 1:57am
Excellent shot in B & W!
love the lighting and details...
21 Oct 2010 2:56am
I'm guessing film? I like the grain and wow, what a scene.
21 Oct 2010 3:30am
Strong... Death Valley... exactly the mood!
21 Oct 2010 3:50am
Excellent! I love how you process your black and whites. Great against this dark sky!
21 Oct 2010 4:13am
yes absolutely -- those are the exact reasons I find this image so fascinating. Great work, as usual.
21 Oct 2010 5:00pm
Beautiful. I can almost feel the sand in my shoes. Nice framing to sort of peak in the center but not be too symetrical,
21 Oct 2010 7:20pm
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