* Wed C&C "No Theme" Thread #690 on 2021 07 14 *

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Mike Fewster Veteran Member • Posts: 8,535
Re: Rural

KeesSmeele wrote:

Two pics of a row of pollard willows in various stages of decay. The landscape version places the trees in their rural setting. The portrait version emphasizes the whimsical shapes of the trees. I have a slight preference for the landscape version, because of the balance between water and land, and because of the different horizontal and vertical lines in the composition.

I agree with you re version 1. The horizontal band of blue sky creates another horizontal line within the overall repeating lines that create the composition. The longer line of pollarded trees lets us see the dead stumps as individuals. There is something of the "The Paths of glory lead but..." feel in the shot. We recognize the size and grandeur that was once what are now decaying stumps. We link them to the line of thriving younger trees behind.

A photo for philosophers and sermons.

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