A great compo with a good POV and the sepia colors works well inn this compo,a pity that the elictricity poles are visible in the BG,but that is a minor,
- fyapici (7499)
- [2007-03-09 5:03]
What can I say? All things are the best. Sephia colours give a melancholy atmosphere. Well done, bravo!
- delic (898)
- [2007-03-09 5:13]
That's probably clear-cutting timber industry for you. I'm amazed they left that single tree behind as a witness. Sepia went very well here. Excellent composition, too. Sad but thanks for the awareness and sharing. Best wishes,
- Silke (5458)
- [2007-03-09 5:18]
Shocking and a very real capture. Your choice of colour simply adds to the desolation!
This one really should have lots more points because your POV needs to be seen and heard
- dew77 (13270)
- [2007-03-09 5:25]
Wonderful capture.Well seen and composed.POV,exposure and visual impact are excellent.
- Bufo (4247)
- [2007-03-09 5:39]
working in nature conservation....I sadly see these things nearly every day. Ecological desert after 'finishing the job'. I hope that (local) governments will see (or be forced to see) the ecological consequenses of this type of forrest use.
Anyway, your picture is quite illustrative and well composed. I might have chosen pure black and white (and add a little noise-> coarse grain for the sad look) in stead of using sepia. For the sepia effect I might have pushed it further, but that's just personal.
Have a good weekend anyway,
- mikou (6093)
- [2007-03-09 7:03]
I like this vertical composition very much.I think sepia is very good to this picture.Very well you are captured dread and sorrow at view of such "forest".After hurricane be in our woods see much such sad place.
TFS and best greetings Milos.
- Cristina (435)
- [2007-03-09 7:21]
Great tribute to the disolation in a fantastic composition.
Sad history and unfortunately true.
- ramthakur (56351)
- [2007-03-09 7:36]
The mindless mass destruction of forests has been the bane of the so-called modern world, Horia.
You have captured the desolate and sad mood of a desiccated forest very well here. Sepia tone emphasizes that mood.
Thanks for sharing your alarm with us through this eloquent image.
- JoseMiguel (5658)
- [2007-03-09 10:00]
Difficult critic...great photo on a massive deforestation?
Anyways you did a good documentation job here, on a well solved picture.
Are you aware if they are doing some efforts to sow in order to reforest the place?
Well done and thanks for share.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2007-03-09 11:26]
Useful shot and useful note. The person can do this too.
Very well done shot. Sepia mode is very suitable in this case. I like the perfect done composition and strong vertical cropping as well as the sharpness of the image and light tone range. My compliments and TFS.
- Aramok (5166)
- [2007-03-09 12:39]
It is always amazing what 'man' is prepared to do to an area and this shows it very starkly. Luckily they have left some of the younger trees so the soil will not be lost as well, so there is at least a chance for regeneration... but it will take many years...
The colour really gives it that 'what are they doing to out beautiful planet' feel.
- fartash (5161)
- [2007-03-09 13:21]
What a great landscape here,
Perfect lighting and contrast,
Great framing and POV,
- Captive_Light (0)
- [2007-03-09 13:28]
Striking stark image that really tells the story...
- XOTAELE (8)
- [2007-03-09 14:42]
Es impactante el efecto que se consigue con la imagen en B/W.
Una excelente composición y una reflexión sesuda.
Un cordial saludo, JL.
- blakitan (5517)
- [2007-03-09 18:36]
Very aesthetic image.
Well composed, lovely soft colors.
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2007-03-09 20:56]
The conversion to Sepia was a nice choice here. It seems to fit the scene perfectly. Pretty sad that they would clear cut an entire area.
Hopefully they will come in and replant it. Looks good in the vertical format.
You rascal you! You must have been to MY COUNTRY ;)
The clearcut game eh! Wonderful depiction of the devastation!
Your selection of the colour is appropriate. The good news is that
this clearcut will be an opportunity for growth which under a tight canopy is next to impossible. Other than that it sucks. I share your sadness.
Is this region nclose to where you live Horia?
Sa ai o zi buna, tfs, Jasha
PS Sometimes these loner trees are left to be the source of seedlings.
- anel (40568)
- [2007-03-10 4:58]
Difficult picture...what to think after such a disaster? I think it is very useful to show this kind of pictures.
You did well with the composition and the sepia adds to the mood.
Thank's and have a nice day
- saeedabbasi (5100)
- [2007-03-12 1:19]
Hi again Horia ,
lovely shot. i like this alone tree.
excellent composition and nice colour.
thanks and best wishes
- Juyona (16891)
- [2007-03-12 19:07]
una triste historia,
pero una compo. excelente,
buenos detalles y pov.
- pablominto (14563)
- [2007-03-13 2:48]
An interesting composition with a subject with interest value too!
Obviously a logging site, but I have no idea why one single tree was left behind...
Good atmosphere is captured, a fine documentary photograph!
- cedryk (5270)
- [2007-03-13 21:03]
Very powerful composition and sad subject... To some extent it reminds me of my last shot from Albania... Again it makes us thinking about what we are doing to nature.
BTW - I like the sepia tones.
- simon182 (1357)
- [2007-03-15 13:30]
I start my critiquing backlog with you my friend!
This image really caught my eye, it is very effective in sepia though I didn't really take this in as it suits the scene so well. There is a strange atmosphere and a stark coldness which embodies the lone tree.
When I noticed the pylons in the background I initially thought, 'oops, he should of moved his viewpoint to get rid of those!' BUT, even looking at the workshop which is good in it's own right, it lacks the whole reason why this photograph is so powerful: The human influence and the devastation it has left behind is crucial to explaining why this scene appears as it does, hence the pylons are a fantastic contrast. The composition is excellent, placing the tree right on the thirds line sets everything else off well.
Thank you for posting this Horia, superbly documented and presented.
- saguzar (7202)
- [2007-03-15 17:05]
Magnific picture. I like how you managed the tones to accentuate the desolation sensation of the lonely tree and snowy landscape.
Good job my friend
- Nephrotome2 (2538)
- [2007-03-17 6:07]
Clever use of Sepia.
I aggree on WS from pvs. The mast is distracting. One might think it helps to make the message stronger "man makes the nature ugly". Actually cutting wood is a message strong enough on its own; and this message is stronger if no other elements interfere.
I love this one long survivor in the foreground.
- lovenature (6391)
- [2007-03-22 23:33]
I agree this type of Clear Cutting is horrifying. Managing a forest takes brains and I looks like who ever decided to log this area did a poor job. Hopefully they will they will re-plant the area.
You've captured the devastation well and the Sepia mode just creates a ominous mood. Well done.