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Clouds and Trees--take2

Clouds and Trees--take2
© 2009 Aref Nammari

As suggested by Klix (www.ipernity.com/doc/klix) I did a little burning of the upper left corner (compare to Clouds and Trees) I am not quite sure if that really adds anything. Your thoughts are very welcome.

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RWYoung Images
RWYoung Images
Yes, I think Klix was right. The eye is drawn to light and bright patches, having that top left corner lighter was drawing attention away from the centre of hte image. I think the darker corner has helped a lot.
8 years ago.
KliX
KliX
Well, Aref. After seeing it, the earlier version might bear more "hope" and this is nicer. This, however, would apply to people like you and me whose mother language is written from right to left. Our eye would move from the dark right to the brighter left top burner, thus bearing some hope by moving the sight to the light. People who write originally from left to right could often find it rather confusing for the eye to start with a bright spot and staying hanging there.
8 years ago.
Aref Nammari (goplayer)
Aref Nammari (goplay…
Thank you all for this valuable and interesting discussion. I am very thrilled about the various points of view and illuminating discussion this picture and Klix's idea have generated. This is to a large extent what a photograph should do.
I fully understand what Klix suggested above with his reference to his and my native language being Arabic and written (and read) from right to left. Is this the way I looked at the photograph? I am not quite sure. What I mean is that if I did it was certainly not at the conscious level. The idea of hope is certainly an element and a strong one in the photo. It is about steadfastness and facing challenge as those trees are standing unperturbed by the storm and the threat from above. They continue to be graceful and majestic in their stance.
In addition, what I saw is the interplay of the storm with its dark threatening clouds on one side and the light almost clear sky on the other, a symbol which could be construed as a struggle between hope and despair, light and dark.
What struck me in this scenery the most was the calm and almost meditative quality of the whole setting despite the churning of the clouds, lightning and thunder, wind and the real threat that this weather was bringing with the real possibility of real destructive force and energy. Yet looking at this setting and those trees, with the grass in the foreground and gentle horizon I could not help but feel the calm anticipation and meditative energy as if creating a shield of protection around this area. It was really an amazing feeling and I hope that I was able to capture all of this in this little picture.
8 years ago.
Lodchjo - Lxxx Photography
Lodchjo - Lxxx Photo…
good improvement!
8 years ago.
raf
raf
hmm honestly i don't see crucial differences.
but i like the photo very much.
8 years ago.