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Great Example of the Unnkown

Great Example of the Unnkown
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Copyright: Robert Shannon Sr (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-02-27
Categories: Trees
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-16 9:53
Viewed: 2547
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
“TIME. We watch it, measure it, charge for it and, if we have too much, we even try to kill it. But in the end, it's a mystery. For centuries, musicians and poets have played with time, discovering that time is related to motion and rhythm — that time is fluid, a perception that can be modified — if you know how.” –Stephen Hill

My mother used to say I am an obfuscation wound up in an enigma. Perhaps that was this piece of shrub was to me…..an obfuscation. I didn’t know what it was but I saw it every day, once a day in the morning. Sometimes in the morning my mind is awakened cluttered with dreams that I had. And other times I awake with a clear mind and can see and smell better than most…..and as many times as I had seen this shrub…It finally made sense to me.

Unlike most of my other work, this picture was on a clear day, seen as a representation of my mind when I am thinking too much. And seeing it still remaining calm, I was able to capture its personality.

This shrub grows in the small wilderness community of Malo…and for all I know it may have been there for years…perhaps decades......so I called some friends in Malo, long distance from here. One finally stumbled across a word she had heard from another person whose family had been in Malo since the Native Americans ruled the whole area. She told me what popped to her mind….

It was a “corkscrew filbert”. And now I had the information to look it up and came up with said information, in which space I have little left, so shall give you the website which helped me the most….


Good luck in your journey. You may never see another picture of one of these now, but assured someone else will find one soon.

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interesting tree with very curly branches. focus and DOF are good.

Fascinating! Obfuscation - good description.
(My friend used to say his mind was like a wound up ball of fishing line. ha ha)
There is such beauty in the curves and interlacings of that photo. Great stuff.

The selection of details for this image goes very well with the spirit of your note, Bob.
You associate the very complicated pattern of these frost covered limbs of a strange tree with the "unknown".

I have pondered over this visual representation for long moments and "felt" it impact on me.

Thanks for it.

Hi Bob,
Great picture like complex neuronal network of the human brain. Amazing shot.
Regards-Subhash Ranjan

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