one day at a time

day 147: tree monsters

tree monsters © Verena Fischer 2012

tree monsters © Verena Fischer 2012

Sometimes choosing a picture for the day is rather easy. Maybe I was trying around a lot until I got a specific picture right or maybe the composition was off for most of the pictures but one, or maybe I just wasn’t inspired and didn’t quite look properly. In the latter cases the picture of the day will be almost random, a picture that came about through pure coincidence. Or maybe I end up tinkering with a mediocre image until I liked it.

Other days there might several pictures with potential, a certain atmosphere to a few of them or some lucky street shots came about where I was paying attention at the decisive moment more than once. The last few days I was lucky more than once, but yesterday’s picture was actually quite planned. I took a similar picture the day before, but couldn’t get the composition right for the specific tree I was taking pictures of. One of the avenues in San Sebastian has many of them and yesterday I just picked another one. This time I’m really happy with the composition. In the edit I was going for “almost black and white” again, which I find actually quite interesting.

Still, although I planned this one, choosing yesterday’s picture was actually difficult again, because I had a few shots with a great atmosphere to them. It would be nice to post more than one picture, but I think this way I learn more about what makes the difference between a good picture and a very good picture.


9 responses

  1. obrienspix

    Great texture & if you look hard enough, looks like a monster to me. Great shot.

    January 6, 2012 at 11:12 pm

  2. Tammy

    Fabulous textures…very interesting patterns too!

    January 7, 2012 at 3:30 am

  3. SaptarshiC

    I like the D.O.F., and the contrast between the pitch blacks and the wood.
    And yes, I’ll second the two comments above as well.

    January 7, 2012 at 8:17 am

  4. cool.

    January 8, 2012 at 2:45 am

  5. Way cool photo!

    January 8, 2012 at 11:35 pm

  6. Love the movement you captured in this monster.

    January 9, 2012 at 1:22 am

  7. Excellent. I love tree photographs and yours captures something unique.

    January 9, 2012 at 5:31 am

  8. These textures are fantastic, Ms. F…

    January 9, 2012 at 7:20 pm

  9. I think it’s a tree from a scarey fairy-tale forest!

    January 25, 2012 at 4:50 am

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