Wednesday, March 2, 2011

One Tree

The color version of this is here, if you want to take a look. I don't have a preferred one, I kinda like 'em both. This dead tree was by the Green River in Utah, in Canyonlands National Park. (I took this right after the quicksand incident). I think it's probably a Freemont's Cottonwood, but no guarantees. Alphabe-Thursday (Utah) Black and White Weekend

46 comments:

Mama Zen said...

Lovely shot!

texwisgirl said...

It's lovely in b&w but I've gotta say, the color version grabbed me! :)

EG Wow said...

The light is great!

Lola said...

Great capture!

XOXO Lola:)

Honey at 2805 said...

Beautiful shot...both versions are great.

Pondside said...

I like both versions, but the black and white has something extra going on.

Mary said...

I don't normally gravitate toward black & white, but it appeals to me more for some reason.

Judie said...

The black and white one is VERY striking! It's my favorite!

Leovi said...

Nice contrast of light and shadow.Saludos.

taylorsoutback said...

The B & W keeps your eye focused on the structure of the tree - so stark when compared to the color version - my eye is drawn to the intensity of the blue sky. Both are great!

Shawn Becker said...

Your pictures are beautiful, thanks for visiting my blog.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This black and white version is just wonderful!

Ames said...

I like the color version because the sky out west is amazing. The tree is beautiful too!~Ames

Woody said...

Tough call, they are both extraordinary. I like the sky in the color version, but the tree looks wicked in the monochrome.

Donnie said...

Looks great in B&W.

Jo said...

love both shots for different reasons ... the b&w really rocks my world!

ladyfi said...

Wonderful shot. (I like the coloured one too.)

Gaelyn said...

Gotta' love those Big Old Gnarly cottonwoods. B&W works well.

Lucy Corrander said...

Trees are on a roll when they stand alone. (Not that that makes literal sense but I hope it conveys meaning!)

I enjoy your blog name every time I see it. Genius.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

That is absolutely amazing!!! What a fabulous composition. The lighting, the subject, the lines...it's all so perfect.

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myorii said...

oooo! I love both color and b&w versions but the b&w one has a more dramatic effect because of the contrast :)

Arija said...

I compared and find the B&W has that certain something that lifts it above the ordinary and shows the character of the tree mote that the colour version.

Mary said...

Jill, your photos are amazing. It must be wonderful to have a career doing what you love. I rather like the black and white version of the tree. I'm new to your blog, but will be back. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Tracy said...

I love it thank you for sharing

KaHolly said...

So, so beautiful.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Very pretty. I love Canyonlands...

Jenny said...

Canyonlands has some amazing vistas!

The quality of light in this picture is perfect.

I really enjoyed this capture and this stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter "U".

Thank you for linking.

A+

Sue said...

Both are great, but I love the colored one!

=)

Vicki aka Jake said...

Utah is Unique in so many ways...I know :)

Miss Becky said...

its beauty is haunting. before I clicked to see the color version I was certain I would prefer the B & W. not so. now I have no preference. lone tree standing. this is one of my favorites.

Carver said...

I love this shot. I think I prefer it in black and white but also beautiful with the blue sky in color.

anemonen said...

Stunning light in the photo. Love it!!

Rune said...

I think I prefer the black and white version here. A dramatic sight.

Dragonstar said...

Great shapes and light.

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful! The lighting on the tree really makes it pop!
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Kitty said...

I love the weathered white of dry dead wood - I don't often see a whole tree of it!

awarewriter said...

I love good tree images and this is certainly a good one. Excellent choice for a B&W conversion.

James said...

Excellent shot! I love the way this tree stands out amounst the others!

lina@home sweet home said...

For me, this one is more dramatic :)

Vita Stunder said...

Stunning as always, Jill!

LauraX said...

beautiful photo jill! I love the starkness of the tree...bleached bones against the sky.

Genie said...

Trees like this are the ones I love to film. It is almost like there is a special gravitational pull dragging from me to them. This shot is beautiful...serenity at its finest. Lovely work. Kudos!

Jingle said...

both are cool,

one is haunting, the colored one is lovely.
beautiful entry.

TheChieftess said...

Tough call re: color vs B&W...the color is vibrant because of the gorgeous blue sky and the green...but the B&W is haunting...and I think my favorite!!!

Theresa said...

Great shot Jill. Love all the rigid shapes that stand out in the b&W version!

Walk in New York said...

tres bonne photo, ce squelette de l'arbre

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