Friday, January 15, 2010

best image 2009: obsession, posted july 11

certainly not the most beautiful, definitely not the most commented on,
but i photographed this smoke tree over and over
trying to capture its enchantment.
to my unskilled eye, this shot came closest.

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43 comments:

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Who says this is unskilled? What a marvelous shot!

Rajasthani Turbans

Jacob said...

It is difficult to improve on perfection. I think you can stop trying. And you are, as Bhavesh suggests, anything but unskilled.

Methinks you have a special photographic talent - the "eye" - which eludes many, if not most, of us!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Amin said...

It is interesting shot!

Leif Hagen said...

It's a nicely textured photo - artsy and interesting! Bravo on your theme day choice!

Jilly said...

What a great shot. I love this one. As Leif says 'Artsy' - great choice and quite magical.

Cezar and Léia said...

It's perfect for my heart and eyes...I see beauty and I'm in fact enchanted by this shot! :)Well done and great choice!
Léia

Rambling Round said...

It's a great picture! Love your angle on it.

Amin said...

It is very thoughtful..,

Malyss said...

It's because it looks like an Alice in wonderland 's picture: it seems to be taken from the other side of the mirror...

Daily Chicago Photo said...

Love the texture, the shadings, and the angle. It is beautiful

Sharon said...

This is a great photo. I can picture it hanging in a gallery!

Anya said...

Fanyastic choice :-)
Its a wonderful photo ...

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

A fantastic photo. The colours work very well.
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Sunny said...

I'd hardly say you had an unskilled eye.
I like the combination of strong and delicate in the picture, it's very interesting to look at.
Sunny :)

Gosia said...

très intéressant !

Jarart said...

I like this one too. It has such feeling. Perfect just as it is.

bluesky said...

beautiful photo!

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent choice and shot. Beauty is in the eye etc........
You do convey what a Smoke Tree(cotinus) does. MB

Pierre said...

Oh great pic indeed, as are the other ones that I'm discovering below!

Irina said...

The best photo. Absolutely!

Saretta said...

It is very evocative!

cieldequimper said...

That's a POEM!

Julie said...

Ah it was beautiful then and remains so now.

A lovely combination of textures, BC.

diane said...

It looks like a modern art painting. Nice shot.

Giorgio said...

Thanks for re-posting this picture. I probably missed it the first time around and that would have been a real shame, given its beauty!

slim said...

I remember this - - it still has that ethereal quality -- an artistic image that I could see as a book jacket. Great choice from Brattleboro DP.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

I remember this photo. I loved it then and love it now. It is just perfect for sepia! I wish I'd known about theme day!

Jan
GDP

Mo said...

Cool!

magiceye said...

ethereal!

Tash said...

Lovely choice for the beautiful image, but esp. for the meaning it has for you

Carraol said...

Your approach of Nature is superb. It reflects perfectly your sensitivity and magic of the moment!

Regina said...

Great capture!
Nice blog.

Amin said...

I agree it is nice blog

Fio said...

Fantastic!

Hilda said...

I don't know what a smoke tree is, but your photo is gorgeous!

Rob and Mandy said...

I think it's your best

Birdman said...

I looked at wonder at this image when I first saw it and again today. I wish I had shot this one... can I have a selfish moment?

Amin said...

....beautiful picture....,,,

Paula said...

I think it would be very hard for you to choose a single photograph, BC. Over and over I've seen people choosing the photograph they treasure the most so I'm happy to see this amazing image which I haven't seen before. It really made me stop and look.

Sharon Creech said...

Magnificent choice, brattcat. I remember this photo well.

JM said...

I remember this one and it's absolutely gorgeous!

Nathalie said...

Yes yes yes !!!
a fantastic image !!!

valeria said...

This is indeed enchanting!