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Tales from My Garden: In the Forest of Slender Leaves

Tales from My Garden: In the Forest of Slender Leaves

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  • Martin
  • United States
  • 12 Oct 2007, 00:34
I like the interplay of slender and rounded shapes and the tidy composition. Well spotted!
vz-nostalgia: Well spotted? I specifically grew these grass and mushrooms for this shot, Martin! smile
  • Mal
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Oct 2007, 00:52
Lol - you got cut off at the title VZ! Perhaps you should invent long titles that will get cut short in future! I'm sure that there is some comedy value there somewhere!

What I do see is a beautifully taken close up, with crisp detail and wonderful natural tone.

vz-nostalgia: Lol. I think John needs to pull his act together and allow us the unlimited title length, as sometimes our titles are more interesting then our pictures. smile
Unfortunately, John ignored my cry for help in the Site Development forum.
Always glad to hear from you, Mal.
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 12 Oct 2007, 04:48
Your close-ups are always such a treat. This is so great in B&W because I think it accentuates the details, shadows, and lines. As a color picture, the colors might distract from those great shadows, lines, and details. Thanks, VZ!
vz-nostalgia: I'll try harder, Ms. Kathryn. I don't want to be known as a close-ups guy smile
  • shakara
  • Nigeria
  • 12 Oct 2007, 08:37
This is lovely close-up . I like it very much
vz-nostalgia: You're welcome, Shakara.
Sharp with lovely contrast. I like it! (:o)
vz-nostalgia: smile, Rosalyn.
well done!
i can almost feel the emotions of the mushroom!
vz-nostalgia: Glad you can, as I can't! smile Would you like to share with us your feelings, Doc? smile
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 12 Oct 2007, 17:11
I think what I like most about this, Viktor, is how the blades of grass frame these mushrooms. (As an aside, those "blades" remind me of how they can cut sharp as a knife, if you're careful!)
vz-nostalgia: I see where you are heading, Ginnie. The Blade Runner! Well, they had their share of blades all right- I mowed the lawn the same day. Now it looks like a horror story, instead of an "Alice in Wonderland"-like one, doesn't it? smile
  • Pilgrim
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Oct 2007, 19:12
Lovely, lovely shot VZ - is it one of the 'magic' variety? This works so well as a mono. David.
vz-nostalgia: Magic... Yep. As in magic realism... smile I read too much of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Dave. smile
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 12 Oct 2007, 20:51
...and in the Forest of Slender Lea(ves) lived Pumpki, the leprechaurn, that felt very upset, because there was a man pointing something huge to his private mushroom...(to be continued)smile
Well spotted detail and great composition work!!
vz-nostalgia: The beginning sounds quite intriguing already, Ms. Reis. We'll make a hell of a duo, if you keep writing and I keep taking pictures smile
  • Kelly Henry
  • United States
  • 12 Oct 2007, 20:52
Alice in Wonderland anyone! It is very well framed and I love how it gradiates from the dark shadow to light.
vz-nostalgia: Gee... You're a second person who mentioned Alice, Ms. Kelly. smile
  • Roland
  • France
  • 13 Oct 2007, 09:15
Oh, it's so lovely... Like in an old of my child's cartoons
vz-nostalgia: A childhood flashback? Treasure this moment, Roland. It rarely happens to me nowadays. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 13 Oct 2007, 18:02
this is so beautiful and delicate! the B&W is great
vz-nostalgia: smile, Astrid.
Beautiful one ! Clever in B&W !
vz-nostalgia: Appreciate it, Zeb.
I really like the addition of the second mushroom in the background. Gives you the feeling that the field is full of them, half hidden in the grass.
vz-nostalgia: The field was full of them, Ms. Jewlya. I composed these two in the frame to create a blurry mirror effect. smile
  • makoto
  • Japan
  • 14 Oct 2007, 11:22
wonderful small world! lovely b&w.
vz-nostalgia: Good to hear from the master of B&W himself. smile
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 Oct 2007, 01:11
"To hell with conformity" thought the grass. "Just for a little while I will assume a different shape."
And the tiny insects chorus went "gee...thanks!"
vz-nostalgia: I knew you're not a stranger to prose, Ray, but to start writing a libretto for an opera based on the photograph...that's a pretty bold move! smile
In the forest of slender leaves he will appear gnomo and... Pretty story and pretty photo! wink
vz-nostalgia: I like your take on it, Jose. smile
  • kozel
  • United States
  • 15 Oct 2007, 15:05
nice grays
vz-nostalgia: Did you mean graze? smile
  • Katie Pedersen
  • United States
  • 15 Oct 2007, 15:55
I love this image! Especially in B+W -- it gives me the opportunity to imagine my own color.

My kids love to make 'fairy villages' in our yard. I suspect this image would appeal to their imagination as well.

Thanks, Viktor, for always providing an interesting perspective of the world.
vz-nostalgia: You're welcome, Ms. Katie. You're sweet. smile
  • claude
  • France
  • 16 Oct 2007, 15:42
Beautiful close-up and nice use of DOF! Well done!
vz-nostalgia: Good to have you on Nostalgia, Claude.
  • terry
  • Nepal
  • 25 Oct 2007, 07:54
love the contrast between the soft rounded head of the mushroom and the sharp pointed blades of grass...and the play of light is great.
vz-nostalgia: Appreciate your appreciation, Terry. smile
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