- angybone (7684)
- [2007-05-22 9:44]
Romantic and dream-like! The framing of the nearest tree is wonderful! :)
(DUH! I just read the note - DREAM Mountain. ha ha I picked up on the 'dream' part!)
- joey (24909)
- [2007-05-22 9:56]
a fantastic capture!
Brilliant framing and composition.
And again, the B and W gives it a superb effect.
- BillyGoat (4827)
- [2007-05-22 12:08]
This really does have a certain whistful feeling about it Bob. The FG branches kept sharply in focus help give your composition a bit more depth and a sense to me that such young men that you speak of are leaving their place of familiarity and into a place that is more unknown and perhaps a bit of fear and trepidation. Nicely done!
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2007-05-22 12:12]
Your story transforms this otherwise innocent looking hillock into a mythical mountain, Bob.
Yes, certain places do acquire a different dimension through ritual and faith; we have them in plenty in India where Hinduism (the kind of religion that it is) bestows the material world with spiritual atributes that need to be held in reverence.
Talking of sacred mountains, have you heard of a shapely mountain named Macchhapucchare (pronunced Maw-chaw-poo-chaw-ray) in central Nepal? It is not one of the tallest but looks beautiful, resembling a fish-tail which its name stands for. Mountain climbers never step onto its summit under written agreement before obtaining permission to climb it. And they have to take a local Sherpa along to ensure they do not breach the agreement.
You can see the mountain here.
The black and white medium suits your picture since its history takes us back into time.
Thanks and regards.
- garyfudge (1098)
- [2007-05-22 18:32]
great story to go with a great image. Focus can be over rated. you're right softening an image to convey a mood is perfectly acceptable.
I like it!
- lawhill (2054)
- [2007-05-22 19:52]
Great shot the B&W give to the composition a fantastic dimension,
Well done, TFS Regards/Lawhill
- iris (3088)
- [2007-05-25 0:12]
A very interesting mythical tale unfolded with picture crafted in balck and white hues to put the historical aspect in perspective.
I like the way you narrate, adding your personal experiences and thoughts and association with the subject of the photographs-to sum up a wonderful style of composition.As i read i could imagine the eagle eyes of the old man watching over.Also there's this ever present urge in man to explore the forbidden...
Well Done & TFS
- lawbert (0)
- [2007-08-05 8:54]
Superb!! This is a shot that is fantastic. Without your note it would be just a mediocre image but with the great note it is a story in an image. Thanks for sharing this one.
All the Best