When Giants Fall
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2008-07-15 7:48]
Hola Sr. Bob.
Dont know how many years an Aspen can live in forest, but I know that some others trees can live more than 2000 years.
Trees are our best silent friends that we all have and nothing will be without them.
Great image my friend.
Happy bithday again.
- lousat (65489)
- [2008-07-15 8:31]
Hi Bob,in my country it's thunderstorm time and it's possible to see situation like that,excellent idea as your style and perfect quality,thanks for share,Luciano
I appreciate your shot for many reasons. One is that it is rare to show a riparian forest in its natural state, another is that technically its challenging to take forest pictures (I am not speaking of a group of trees or a forest edge). The thirs is that resolution in TN often does not justice to the original picture since there are these thousands of details. You did a good job!
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-07-15 13:16]
Hi Bob. Sorry to read about your good friend .But may i still say happy birthday to you my friend. Your notes say so much about life that its like the tree it can be taken away so quickly, we take it for granted till its to late. Like the picture. take cake. Nick..
- goldyrs (11497)
- [2008-07-15 18:55]
As usual, an beautiful note withthis awesome shot!
Very well done, Bob!
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-07-15 19:33]
excellente image to show of things happening in « mother nature »,
in your images i always love the POVs that you choose,
i wish you a Happy Birthday Bob
- arfer (0)
- [2008-07-15 22:05]
An interesting analogy.
Here on TN you still stand tall,and if I may use another tree reference,how about this chestnut,you are like an old oak.
Just marking the post for now
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-07-15 22:36]
I am saddened by the death of your friend - it just goes to show that things just happen - to us all. Is it your birthday today? (TN time, this is yesterday - it is 'tomorrow' here and I have just got up).
Great composition - I like the way you have used the fallen tree to divide the frame.
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2008-07-15 22:39]
Happy Birthday, Bob, though the occasion has been saddened by the demise of your close friend in a road mishap.
We Hindus believe in the will of the Maker, though I am still agnry with Him for snatching my younger brother away in his youth.
The Aspen tree too died prematurely and your picture of it leaves a haunting effect on my mind.
Thanks and take care.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2008-07-16 0:27]
Hi Bob, best wishes for your birthday, great photographers born in this day:), splendid composition with dead giant aspen, I never see so tall, very well done, ciao Silvio
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2008-07-16 2:31]
Yes I have seen the uprooting giants in the year 1999 when super cyclone hit East Orissa. And made the 100% green Orissa to 30% less greener and now our Govt. is continuing to make it less greener by allowing outside investors/industrialists to make factories here. Hope our Orissa will remain green. Very well captured with very good notes. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- joey (24909)
- [2008-07-16 13:23]
A couple of years ago on a VERY windy I saw a massive Poplar Tree quite literally snap in half and fall to the ground... very impressive sight and I hear it's quite rare to see that happening too :-)
This image conjured up the memory very clearly.
Excellent composition, great detail, very good light and a superb DOF.
Very well done,
- Janice (18832)
- [2008-07-17 2:13]
Hi Bob, a sad time for you and also so close to your birthday. The mighty oak has fallen.
But I still want to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY for yesterday. I did post a photo for you on your birthday here in NZ!!