Posted in Photo of the Day, tagged branches, cold, flora, Japan, photo, photography, snow, stark, trees, winter on February 4, 2012 |
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“Snow Trees” : Hiroshima, 3rd February 2012
Last night it snowed for only about the second time this winter, and by morning there was still enough left on the ground to warrant taking the camera in to work and sneaking around the campus before the 9am class looking for things to photograph.
It was one of those classic winter moments, with blue skies and the crystalline deposits still pristine and untouched, a fairly rare occurrence in this neck of the woods (no pun intended), given the global warming that has taken place over the last few decades.
I say blue skies, but of course in post-processing I opted for this duotone rendering which really emphasises the stark cold of winter more than the natural colours, in my opinion.
As usual, you can see a larger version of this photo by clicking here.
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Posted in Photo of the Day, tagged branches, creepy, Ferrara, Italy, monochrome, nature, perspective, photography, trees, tunnel on November 8, 2011 |
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“Scary Trees” : Ferrara, Italy, 25th March 2011
I must admit I didn’t much like Ferrara, an historic town in Italy’s northern Emilia-Romagna region.
It certainly had its fair share of architectural wonders, but all the museums I wanted to visit seemed to all be closing just as I arrived, and the city was awash with so many cyclists I was forever dodging them.
In the end my discovery of the ancient city walls and the beautiful walks atop them (which stretched for kilometres) more than made up for the annoyances of the town. And no bloody cyclists!
This line of trees (sorry, I couldn’t tell you what variety they are) was magnificent, the upper branches and twigs so thick they looked like a solid mass. I took several shots of them but found later, much to my horror, that the best ones were blurry. Never mind, this one ain’t too shabby, eh?
The monochrome gives them something of a threatening air, I think – almost as if they are coming to life, menacingly curving round to form a dark tunnel over the pathway. Must have been quite creepy at night…
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