Jan 252008
 

As promised yesterday, today we are back to that place where all that timber lies, and as you can see here, there is firewood as well. What is wild with that wood, you ask? Well, you’re right, so let me offer you an alternative:

While the preceding image was shot at f11, this one was taken at f2.8. Both of course with the Sigma 70/2.8 again. Some more typical macro shots 🙂

The Song of the Day is the fabulous “Wild Wood” by Paul Weller, once of Jam fame, long since a solo star. You can either have it on his 1994 album “Wild Wood” or on “Live Wood” from the same year. Hear a very good live version on YouTube.

  4 Responses to “468 – Wild Wood”

  1. you have some great photography!

    voted for you at Photoblog Awards 2008!

    would you consider mine? tks!

  2. Done. You’re welcome 🙂

  3. I think this would look better as a square. Which makes me wonder about the great photographer Paul Strand who wondered: About why an arbitrary decision of some long dead Japanese or German engineer has resulted in our determination to fit the entire world and all of its ideas into the dimensions of a 35mm frame?

    Why do we allow these dead-men to crop all of our pictures and tyrannize the way we view truth, justice, and the Austrian way?

    Square is also arbitrary, but in a lot of ways more geometrically sensible than the ratio that Leica commanded over half a century ago. I imagine you would particularly find exciting ways to view the slanted world in that format.

    Incidentally everyone, there is a secret to Andreas’s signature tilt: He wears one cowboy boot on his left foot, and nothing on the other. It really does allow him to view the world differently from the rest of us.

  4. Hmm, I see what you mean and I have considered cropping (after your comment), but funnily enough the result, although aesthetically pleasing, did not interest me. I don’t exactly know what the visual idea behind my image was, but obviously a square crop was not part of the idea. In other words: I would like it in someone else’s image, in mine I don’t. It’s interesting to think about that 🙂

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