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Growth & Decay

Growth  &  Decay Birch Bark

 

Growth  &  Decay 1

 

Growth  &  Decay 2

 

Growth  &  Decay Leaves

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9 responses

  1. I like the focussing

    May 1, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    • elmediat

      Thanks very much Derrick. I was most fortunate – the lighting worked on most shots and my bokeh wasn’t broken. 😀

      The first image was the trickiest- requiring the most adjustments and as a consequence looked better with a overlay layer of an outline. 🙂

      May 1, 2015 at 3:46 pm

  2. these are amazing.
    Love the last one with the leaves.

    May 1, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    • elmediat

      Many thanks. Some of the leaves will hang on over winter and there they are as the tree buds up and begins the cycle anew. 🙂

      May 2, 2015 at 12:13 am

  3. and peeling away…. makes me miss my paper barked birch trees.

    May 2, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    • elmediat

      They are iconic. For those of us who have lived with them they are part of the psyche.

      May 2, 2015 at 7:17 pm

  4. Inextricably linked, growth and decay. I love that. The balance of all things.

    May 13, 2015 at 1:35 am

    • elmediat

      My Great Uncle said that people are just like trees. As we age we acquire all sorts of spots and knot on the bark – He was referring mostly to the physical, but it applies to the mind as well. I guess the trick in any case is to somehow appreciate the aesthetic balance of it all. 🙂

      May 13, 2015 at 11:18 am

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