01 March 2013
Let me know which you prefer and why.
WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge courts the theme: lost in the details. It’s a subject that can be applied with ease and difficulty to our contemporary lives. We are urged by technology and bombarded by innovations that call us to be bound by small details. At the same time, we are physically surrounded by visual changes that swamp our minds with clutter.
The sheer joy of photography is to record the rapidity of twenty-first century lifestyle, and be able to still the simple and the complex. Each image propels us to ponder the world of the tiny and the mammoth. Each photograph gives us pause to analyze, and interpret how the popular culture keeps re-imagining daily life and what is yet to be.
In the Lens section are my entries. Photograph one is a sunset, which is so detailed in its spectrum that small bunches of berries are not seen hanging from a tree in the upper right corner. Also, the buildings are darken with silence and details cannot be recognized.
In the second image a fifty-foot tree is dwarfed by details of the lichen, which glories in its own striking beauty. True details of the tree are lost and not to be found, but eminence reigns.
Note: As always I welcome comments about this post or any part of my blog.
1 because I love the cloud formation.
Superb photography.Each has its own beauty.Without partiality l go 50/50.jalal
Thanks, if you have an iPhone, join us.
My favorite – #2 – although I like them both. The color in the second picture seems to creep up from bottom to top – changing along the way. NIce.
Deborah, it’s lovely to hear from you and many thanks for your comment.
Wonderful shots, as always!
Thank you so much, I appreciate your comment.
The dramatic clouds in the first one is my favorite!
Thanks, the evening skies have been particularly captivating this winter.
That is one dramatic, adventurous sunset.
Yes, each night the sky has another story to tell. Thanks.
Hello, I love the violet in the second picture …
Thanks, the lichen on the tree and its effects caught my attention as I passed it.
These are gorgeous! I really love this weeks challenge! 🙂
Yes, so many possibilities–maybe when the challenge is so inviting, we should do a Part II. Thanks.
Love that color one. Used the pano feature I’m guessing? The detail at the base draws me in, and then I’m just lead up the trunk by the patterns in the bark.
I’ve been wanting to try some vertical panos with my “real” camera for some time now.
Yes, when I discovered the panorama on the iPhone, I was hooked. But I agree, I want to experiment with the DSLR too. Thanks.
I prefer the second photo because in the detail I find another world that makes me almost forget that a tree is involved as well. If I let my imagination run riot I can see in the bottom section of that photo a lady with white neck and shoulders, wearing a black dress with white flowers cascading across her shoulder and down her side. She is in a green grotto.
Oh, I love your interpretation. That lichen is such a draw. Thanks.
I like the lichen. You can’t beat nature for the best designs!
Oh, I agree. Thanks for the comment and the visit.
Hard choice, both images are inviting for spinning stories. Perhaps the drama in the first one opens up faster.
Have a great weekend.
Thanks, I’m humbled, because the narrative is one of the key elements of an image.
I like special the first one because the contrast of light and darkness.
Sunsets are one of my favorite photo shoots. Thanks.
I liked both, they have different type of beauty. The first one looks very dreamy.
Thanks, I’m always surprised at the iPhone’s ability.
i love the first photo..the sky is so dramatic!
I am obsessive with sunsets and the effects of the twilight upon the sky. Many thanks.
Tree picture + oh, so very interesting!!! Thank you very much for the great pix!!!
Thanks, it was a fun challenge.
I like the colours of the 2nd one, but I’m a sucker for black and white!
I also am drawn to black and white, and its ability to rearrange the storyline. Thanks.
Well for me it would be photograph one, clouds and mono, my 2 photography loves. The other one is lovely too but the first one has so much mystery and drama that it is just utterly lovely.
Thank you, I do enjoy capturing sunsets, because each has their own fingerprints.
WOW….Do you pen your thoughts about people too?
Sometimes, thanks for the comment and the visit.