Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Silhouette of tree

Yes, I am a very funny and crazy man who always tries to look for the odd. I had in my mind the theme of the day, the silhouette of tree, during my hike at Cerok Tokun last Sunday. I spent my time locating the targets between those huffs and puffs during the ascending path, I should then collect them later during the easy and relaxing downhill trip.


Actually what are shown in the pictures do not really reflect what I have seen on the spot. The actuals were lush and green next to those bald trees. With the greenery around, you will not feel as gloomy as what you may feel right now, and this is not my intention. The reaction of camera towards the bright sky always distorts our perception.



No matter how, I like the way these trees appeared in the pictures, especially the fine details on the branches which added some softness if otherwise we may see only stiff big trunks. I would not want to exclude those trees stayed underneath for a more impactful picture of a lonely tree which own nothing. I was having a good happy morning hike.

Some of the trees stood just beside me, along the trail, but this did not mean they were camera friendly as they were surrounded by their friends, a clean view was not so easy. Those found far atop on the slope somehow made my job easier.

This last one though looked messy but it demonstrated a different emotion from others. Its richness of the branches definitely contributed to this.


It was a bright shining colourful morning, but what I have shown do not actually tell the truth. This is not my intention. The odd guy only tries to be a little different in his day.

12 comments:

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I am a true lover of trees in every shape, form and color. These trees express the reaching out of limbs as arms to the world. They are dark yet beautiful in their essence.

Kirigalpoththa said...

beautiful..love those pictures..

betchai said...

beautiful, i usually avoid taking pictures when it is facing the sun since it produces a dark effect making it look like gloomy, but now i learned that it works perfect with bald trees exposing their limbs and with dark leaves from the background. love your pictures.

Ratty said...

Being odd and different is what makes people stop and look. If your tree is odd, you look at it. If you are odd, others look at you. That makes it fun to be odd.

Icy BC said...

Odd could also mean that you're unique, and special!

Beautiful photos even if they didn't look colorful!

Ginnymo said...

I like looking at odd things too. I think your trees are very unique. Great photos!

John | English Wilderness said...

Slightly spooky photos. I wonder how the trees look by moonlight? :-)

Mei Teng said...

I echo John's comments...spooky trees.

roentarre said...

Your images are getting interesting as you are adopting various techniques now

Mother Goose said...

My father was an expert at drawing leafless trees like this. This tree is the master of the others so it needs no adornment. Ans as for you being "odd", my whole family is proud of being odd. We are unique in a world of sameness.

rainfield61 said...

Poetic Shutterbug::: Trees represent Nature significantly. This is the reason why I always talk about trees in my blog.

Kirigalpoththa::: Thank you. It means the experiment is successful.

betchai::: I still admire you get the Egret with the beautiful shadow on the water.

Ratty::: Then we must be one of the odd people in he world.

rainfield61 said...

Icy BC::: Wow!!! Then I know I am an alien who are so outstanding and diferent.

Ginnymo::: These trees belong to all of us. Glad that you like them.

John::: I wonder how they look by moonlight too, but I won't be able to know since I shall never visit the jungle at night.

Mei Teng::: Spooky? Luckily it was in the morning.....

roentarre::: It is fun to try these various ways of presentation. It never make me feeling bored.

Mother Goose::: I like that: We are unique in a world of sameness.
Funny, crazy, odd.......