Wednesday, January 5, 2011

"We're having a little tension in here today"

"We're having a little tension in here today" - Escape from Spiderhead by George Saunders


Carl Weese said...

I really like the straight sticks after yesterday's bent rebar. Is this a plantation of birch trees?

Anonymous said...

Martina - Is it okay for me to say that I want this photo?


I want this photo.

I want to know everything about it.

What a stunning image.

Martina said...

Carl, thanks for the new word "rebar". Dictionary said "armoring iron". No, it's all sorts of very small fruit trees attached to very large bamboo poles. I have tried to take a photo of this for many times. Last Sunday with the winter sun very low finally it worked.

thlofl, :-) Thanks.

donnie said...

too many managers and not enough workers in this factory farm :)

paulboo said...

Well done Martina, perseverance has paid off with this shot, it's rather fabulous :o)

ana barata said...

This one is great! Wonderful image!

Mary Ann said...

What a startling image.

Ian said...

A lovely image :-)

Martina said...

donnie, factory farming is exactly what is happening around here in these days.

Paul, thank you very much!

ana, thanks! No more snow now!

Mary Ann, :-).

windy, thank you.

Anonymous said...

OK - Six things I love about this photo.

1 - the poles in the foregound are out of focus
2 - there are a million poles in this photo
3 - the snow is so uniform on the ridges
4 - the light is intense on one side of the poles
5 - somewhere this photo is in focus, somewhere in that million poles and without my glasses on I can't figure out where. And it is so disconcerting and wonderful at the same time.
6 - the poles in the foreground extend out of the frame and those in the background remain in it AND there is a horizon back there and the poles in the background pierce the horizon but not the frame and there is some sky back there too that seems a little iridescent.
7 - ok I lied - here is a seventh thing - I think if this photo were enlarged to the size of gallery wall (say 3 meters wide and 5 meters tall ((a big gallery))) people would try to walk right into it. It's as if the photo surrounds you in 3 dimensions.

Martina said...

thofl, thanks very much for this detailed explanation. This is a very interesting and new experience for me. I have another one in the portfolio and right now I am not sure if I made the right choice. What I don't like with this one is the dark rectanglar shape at the upper right side - trees.
Thanks again for this! :-)

Martina said...

thofl, I replaced the one in the portfolio. Horizon wasn't right. Thanks again :-)

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