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Posted in Uncategorized by Paul Butzi on October 27, 2009

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My fascination with trees continues.

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  1. Martin Doonan said, on October 27, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Is there any significance to be drawn from the fact that it seems to be very small bits of trees rather than the whole thing?

  2. Alex Brikoff said, on October 27, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    I really like this image, Paul! The colors are really crisp.

  3. Paul Butzi said, on October 27, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    “Is there any significance to be drawn from the fact that it seems to be very small bits of trees rather than the whole thing?”

    I’m tempted to just answer ‘Yes’, but that’s a bit rude.

    Yes, it’s significant. If you live in a forest, it’s actually quite hard to make a photograph of an entire tree. It’s even harder to make a photo of a forest, although you can fairly easily make photos of bits of forest.

    The alternative is to make photographs of bits of trees. So I am working on the problems that you face when you try to build up the effect of a photo of a whole tree by making lots of photographs of little bits of trees.

    Or, to put it more pointedly, to get the effect of a photo of a forest by making lots of little haiku like photos of bits of trees. And it helps, of course, that I’ve always been fascinated by impressions that build up over quite a few photos.

    Doubtless this sounds like the rantings of a loony. But there you go.

  4. Tommy Williams said, on October 27, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    I’m probably completely missing the point, but I love that the bright leaf looks so plastic–almost like it’s encased in a lucite coating or something. There’s a great tension between the natural and the artificial in this picture.

  5. Anita Jesse said, on October 28, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    I suppose it’s odd, but what struck me the first time I looked at this photo was that I never thought of leaves as looking “delicious”. That second one from the left definitely looks tasty—as though it might have a sugar glaze over it. No, I’m not hungry. Also, I like the curtain effect with the main curtain partly drawn so I get a peek at the second curtain and that makes me want to peer deeper into the scene. This one holds me.


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