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

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minniev Veteran Member • Posts: 3,888
Re: Rural

In addition to the nice colors and interesting forms, this set snaps me back to my one visit to the Netherlands a few years ago, where I first saw the pollard willows, often in this same condition as these. I was quite curious about the whys and wherefores  but our guide had little information. So you have reminded me to read up on it and I learned some things. There are very few pollarded trees that I've seen in North America, it just isn't done except for experimentation, mainly, I"m sure, because there is not a pressing need to do that.

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.

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