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Posted by
Suzanne (Huntington Bch, California, United States) on 4 February 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Usually I think if there is something imperfect in a photograph it makes the picture more real. Photographs that are slick, smooth, and perfect seem less honest to me. -- John Loengard


San Pedro, California

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------'s been nearly three months since I signed up but now I'm blog is actually listed in VFXY. Patience pays off, it turns out.

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Now that is truely stunning!! the colours are just magnificent!! What a tree!!!

4 Feb 2009 5:04am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Such drama in the composition and the colours! Simply stunning!
Congrats on vfxy Suzanne, they are worth the wait :)

4 Feb 2009 5:13am

john4jack from Corvallis, United States

Marvelous tree. Superbly captured. Gorgeous light.

4 Feb 2009 5:40am

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Suzanne, a fantastic composition - I love the color tones - a touch of red - and the feeling of the wind shaping the tree great - another great image!

4 Feb 2009 7:17am

standley from Carquefou, France

What a fantastic composition Suzanne. The light and tones are superb!

4 Feb 2009 7:37am

zahai from Berlin, Germany

Wonderful colors and nice composition. Lovely :)

4 Feb 2009 7:46am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Très belle composition! Superbes couleurs!

4 Feb 2009 8:31am

Robert Kruh from Slovenia

Oh my g...! This is amazing shot! Fantastic colours and composition :) Thanks for sharing.

4 Feb 2009 8:39am

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

belle impression !!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 Feb 2009 8:50am

NarB from Bruxelles, Belgium

Fantastic tones, great compo, I like very much.

4 Feb 2009 9:23am

k@ from France

Right out of a fairy tale !

4 Feb 2009 9:30am

Cheryl from Texas, United States

beautiful tree - colours, tone, I agree....fantastic image!!

4 Feb 2009 10:38am

-1q5yChØt!c- from karaj, Iran

very very beautiful shot...nice colors,excellent shot

4 Feb 2009 11:11am

Manuel from Spain

What incredible three. Isen't imperfect is awesome. Great color !!

4 Feb 2009 11:22am

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Very beautiful tones, and this tree looks like a bonsaï... sculptured by the wind = fukinagashi style.

4 Feb 2009 11:31am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Fantastic composition. Tree is really magnific, like sculpured by the wind

4 Feb 2009 11:39am

Veronelle from Lens, France

fantastik capture !!!!

4 Feb 2009 12:13pm

Marcah from United States

Fascinating color and composition. It is easy to see which way the wind blows here :)

4 Feb 2009 12:19pm

zOOm from Paris, France

Fascinating picture... look at the colors and the shape of this tree... incredible...

4 Feb 2009 12:28pm

christelle from issoire, France

very great composition. colours fantastic.

4 Feb 2009 12:31pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Trees are always beautiful in all shapes, colour and deformities, I love this!

4 Feb 2009 1:08pm

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

lovely colours, looks like the tree is bending backwards with the wind!

4 Feb 2009 1:09pm

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

Perfectly titled and beautifully captured, Suzanne ... this would be a place for me that I would return to often to see how the light (at various times of day) illuminate this natural beauty ... ron

4 Feb 2009 1:29pm

EYES WIDE SHUT from United Kingdom

There is something so feminine and sensual about that tree, Suzanne. It speaks to me, and has such elegance and shape, the curves of a woman in a long flowing dress. Beautifully captured

4 Feb 2009 1:34pm

Susan from Pompano Beach, FL, United States

Glad to hear about your listing..... Now i won't wonder why I'm not there yet... sure takes a long time.....
This photo is just a marvel....The composition is spot on......You got it from the perfect spot, at the perfect angle, and your end result is perfection!!! Nice work!!

4 Feb 2009 2:13pm

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

Great light. Nicely composed.

4 Feb 2009 2:31pm

Don from spokane, United States

What a marvelous tree to locate and shoot. I love the redness of the image. Beautifully done!

4 Feb 2009 2:52pm

Don from spokane, United States

Spotted your picture on vfxy and selected it to be added to my favorites.
Congrats on vfxy acceptance.

4 Feb 2009 2:54pm

Lindsay from North Carolina, United States

What a beautiful shot.

4 Feb 2009 2:59pm

Ajay from Pune, India

This is so beautiful... like a scene from some other world... far far away from here.

4 Feb 2009 3:14pm

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

A tree like a human silhouette bent too many years, a tree carved wind, a lonely red hair, a beautiful image where the colors red and green combine in harmony, it is a beautiful picture full of atmosphere almost oppressive.

4 Feb 2009 3:35pm

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece

Simply great!

4 Feb 2009 3:39pm

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

That's absloutely gorgeous Suzanne!....the shape of the tree formed by the wind is amazing and the colours are wonderful too!

4 Feb 2009 3:48pm

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

Don't you love it when you find this kind of beauty? I'm trying to determine if that is the colour of the leaves or if it's the setting sun that is giving that amazing cast on the tree ... either way it is stunning. Beautiful composition.

4 Feb 2009 3:55pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Nice light.

4 Feb 2009 3:58pm

PeterFH from Gothenburg, Sweden

Amazing tree, wonderfully formed by Mother Nature. Well captured in delightful colors. Fantastic image.

4 Feb 2009 4:26pm

Claus Petersen from herfølge, Denmark

Its amazing what the wind can do to a tree.. Beautiful shot!

4 Feb 2009 5:05pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Beautifully bent/colour

4 Feb 2009 6:06pm

JH from Konstanz, Germany

Amazing image and I apologise (and admire this image even more then I already do) if you haven't, but did you photoshop this image??
Regardless, breathtaking image!!!

4 Feb 2009 6:29pm

@JH: Quite a bit, actually. I took out parts of another tree that was poking in along the left side and I removed a little sign. Color is just the like the original although I've discovered that I need to up the contrast and darken my images to look right on this blog.

VEERLE TIJTGAT from Harelbeke, Belgium

FANTASTIC image and totally agree on something imperfect being just the element of surprise!!! Totally unique...Well done.

4 Feb 2009 8:06pm

grant from kansas city, United States

stunning photo!

4 Feb 2009 8:15pm

Ada Panich from S.Benedetto del Tronto, Italy

Magnifecent composition and color. Great expressive picture, five stars!

4 Feb 2009 8:44pm

Marcie from United States

WOW! Love the colors and the way the tree is bending in the wind. Gorgeous!!!

4 Feb 2009 9:17pm

maia_t from Cluj Napoca, Romania

Beautiful composition, so wild and though calm. Great colors.

4 Feb 2009 9:22pm

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

This isn't just a wow, it's a WHOA! Excellent capture (and Photoshopping). Congrats on the VFXY.

4 Feb 2009 10:50pm

peter from new york, United States

wow! beautiful shot! such great colors and composition

4 Feb 2009 11:07pm

Polydactyle from Montreal, Canada

OHHHHH!!!! Beautiful shot. Colors, light, frame, etc...Great!

5 Feb 2009 12:03am

willow from I agree with Fliss - I really likChelsea, United States

Beautiful! And perfect in it's imperfection - I like the quote.

5 Feb 2009 12:56am

Mary from PA, United States

Oh wow!!...This is awesome!!! Stunning!

5 Feb 2009 2:07am

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Beautiful subject and light! great shot

5 Feb 2009 3:05am

One from Açores, Portugal

Really good composition, I like much the colors and shape of the tree distorted by the wind !
I have finally been able to add to my VFXY favorites. :-)

5 Feb 2009 4:10am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

A splendid tree and a beautiful image.

5 Feb 2009 4:45am

manel from Girona, Spain

Preciosa. Extraordinario colorido.

5 Feb 2009 5:47pm

Steve from Camdenton, United States

What a wonderful shot! The color and tones work together just perfectly.

5 Feb 2009 6:42pm

Kathryn from Warburton, Australia

whoah..... wonderful!!! awesome colour, subject and composition! bravo!

5 Feb 2009 11:55pm

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

There is a lovely insistence about this that makes one stop and stare . . the shape, the colors, the age warped and twisted into that tree . .

6 Feb 2009 2:04am

Alison Cornford-Matheson from Brussels, Belgium

Stunning colour and composition!

6 Feb 2009 9:34am

Jean Jacques from France

Très jolie photo.

7 Feb 2009 6:24am

Nabeel from Lahore, Pakistan

oh its very beautiful.
Nice idea and capture !!

8 Feb 2009 9:13am

shallowregret from Kongsberg, Norway

breathtaking indeed

8 Feb 2009 11:22pm

Andy from United States

Wow this is such a cool photo and tree! Awesome job!

9 Feb 2009 5:50am

ISMERIE from France

Excellente prise de vue.
On croirait un personnage qui s'agite dans le vent...

7 Mar 2009 2:10pm