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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Awakening




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This picture was taken in February when we were returning from our skiing
trip in Oregon. Riding in the car, I was watching these
incredible clouds, so dark and heavy, almost tragic looking. I asked
to stop the car when I suddenly saw this scene. On the side
of the road, a huge tree with its fresh chartreuse buds stood apart from the
other trees - dark evergreens and sleeping deciduous ones, some of
which were naked and some covered with last year's dry leaves. Suddenly,
there was a blue clearing in the sky with a pile of white clouds which
created an unusual
background. It seemed like the clouds were pushing the darkness, moving it
away and lightening the air. Some structures, fence and wires, showing in
the picture just made the impression stronger. They were permanent,
unchangable elements. The tree was alive,
awakening and saying: Spring is coming! What struck me was that it was not a
garden, groomed and planted with beautiful plants where
an owner works hard and looks eagerly and lovingly every day for the first
signs of a long-awaited spring. What I saw was a part of the
wilderness not touched by human efforts. Winter was still there and people
were minding their everyday businesses; but, the tree knew - the time of change was coming! The whole scene was a hymn of nature awakening.

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This is my entry for GGW Picture This Photo Contest : Awakening. March 2010

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Copyright TatyanaS

44 comments:

  1. Lovely picture! The contrast of the light and dark sky is beautiful. I love the idea of the light pushing away the darkness!
    Carla

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  2. what a lovely picture and what a great description to go along with it.

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  3. Beautiful rendering of the Awakening, Tatyana! The photo seems to be both eerily haunting and refreshing at the same time.

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  4. Very dramatic both in terms of lighting and color.

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  5. That is a cool shot, with the dark clouds framing the brightness of the tree. Good luck!

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  7. You have a wonderful eye and a gift for describing what you've seen. I like the glowing telephone wires against that dark sky! Good luck in the contest. Barbara

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  8. Good luck Tatyana

    Very dramatic image. I hope spring is unfurling nicely where you are.

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  9. I loved the sky and the tree, but I kept thinking (before I got to your narrative) that I wished the wires were NOT in the picture. Thanks for explaining why you left them in there.

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  10. I love your photograph and how you see it! How you saw that moment is a gift now to me and all who read your post. An important reminder to take time to 'see' what is around us... and you are right ... not just in our gardens. Very special post Tatyana! Good luck in the contest! Happy Spring! ;>) Carol

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  11. I love this photo, with the dramatic skies, the chartreuse foliage coming out, all surrounded by man-made items. Good luck!

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  12. I always find myself amazed by the sky, the clouds and the palettes they creat

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  13. What a dramatic awakening, Tatyana. Beautiful! -Jean

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  14. The black clouds do frame the top of the tree in a dramatic way. Beautiful picture and good luck in the contest!

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  15. Wonderful photo! How like you to see it. Most folks would just have sped by, unaware of the incredible sight they had missed. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Good luck in the photo contest. Mother Nature doen't need any human intervention to make beauty.

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  17. Great, great photo. That tree against that sky.

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  18. Tatyana, Photos of the sky with patches of blue and dark rain filled clouds are among my favorites. Your early spring Awakening shot is lovely~~best of luck in the contest.
    The poor judge has a lot of work ahead of him!

    gail

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  19. Wonderful photo of the clearing, blue sky and blooming spring tree. It reminds me that winter weather is still here, but spring weather is coming. Very pretty!

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  20. It's cool how the 'perfect photo' opportunity just HAPPENS sometimes, doesn't it? :D Awesome!

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  21. Everything worked together to put this scene in front of you and your camera, Tatyana. So glad you stopped for the shot. It appears to be a weeping willow, one of the first signs of spring here as well. Good luck in the contest. :-)
    Frances

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  22. It is an awesome scene and the buds are very visible. Great shot with the clouds. Spring is near...

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  23. What a gorgeous photo!

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  24. Such a beautiful photo with a different focus on awakening. I love the parting of the storm clouds and the sun shining through. Good Luck!

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  25. Great post!! I love this. I love what you wrote and the tree is beautiful. Untouched.

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  26. What a gorgeous photo...very dramatic indeed!

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  27. Tatyana, It seems like a long time since I've been able to visit people's blogs! Great capture of the light on the willow branches -- which are also, as Frances says, one of the first signs of spring in Ontario, too. Good luck with the contest.

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  28. I love how the hymn to spring and awakening contains the light and the dark, all mixed together in glorious drama with lots of bright, undaunted green. You took a great shot and described the moment beautifully, Tatyana. I even think the power lines are part of this special moment. :)

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  29. I am so glad that you don't mind all those wires, fences and other insightly things and that you see what I see! Thank you!!!

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  30. A stunning photo, Tatyana ... good luck!

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  31. I hope you win Tatyana - that is one amazing photo!
    (Apologies for not being around peoples' blogs much these past few weeks - life got a little bit hectic and something had to give!!)

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  32. Hi Tatyana~~ That sky...talk about ominous. We've got some weeping willows around here too and they are lovely. Good shot. I hope you win.

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  33. Lovely photo! I do have similar situations where I see a perfect photo opportunity, but then I think: should I stop and try to capture the beauty that I see, and in a second - the opportunity is gone... I should do what you do - stop the car and admire the nature.

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  34. Great photo! Good luck!

    BTW, we have a premium compost that can be purchased around here, and I have used that before to make compost tea, but I've also used compost out of our own pile, too. I imagine that what you have is even better because our compost doesn't have any rotten manure in it. It seems like that would jump-start the bacteria in the tea. Because of the high nitrogen content in manure, however, I'd make sure it is well-composted first. Otherwise, you may burn your plants if you use the tea as a foliar spray. I'm just guessing, though, because I haven't tried it!

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  35. A gorgeous photo, Tatyana! But I especially love your description of it. It truly is a miracle how nature knows that it is time for an awakening each spring.

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  36. Ooh, I love that photo and the concept of awakening that goes with it. Very, very nice!

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  37. So many words come to mind when seeing this picture... Eerie, Scary, Strange, Interesting, Wow, Neat, Awesome, etc…

    Good Luck with the entry!

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  38. This was a wonderful description of a powerful photograph. I am rooting for your success in the contest!
    This was a terrific capture on your part by the way. :-)

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  39. That's a beautiful photo Tatyana, like usual. You have a good chance of winning!

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  40. Tatyana, that is a great photo.

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  41. Таня, ветер перемен просто осязаем на твоей фотографии! Он храбро гонит прочь темные облака! Как здорово ты сумела схватить их движение. И как удивительно, что это - февраль. У нас все в снегу, и каждый день подсыпает свеженького. Грозу будем любить в начале мая!

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