Thursday, December 08, 2005

A tree in winter

When Jem at Shutterjunkie posted a photo of a winter landscape last week, I was immediately drawn to a small tree on the shore of the lake. I commented that I had an affinity for “lonely tree” photos.

A lonely tree photo I had posted earlier this summer can be found here, along with an explanation of the symbolism I see in such scenes.

The lonely tree in this photo stands on the shores of Green Bay on a cold winter day, the sun of winter fighting to break through a layer of clouds, a symbol of life behind the apparent deadness of the tree. I say apparent because it will live again in the spring.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2005 James Jordan.

By the way, this post doubles as my entry in this week's Photo Friday challenge: Weight.


ROB said...

Yup, Jem rocks. But awsome job of this shot. Although nice to have referenced here, brilliant shot in its own right.

Ahamed Iqbal said...

Nice effect on the edges. It's got an antique/authentic feel to it.

jcyrhs said...

The border compliments the photo REALLY well. =) care to share how you did the borders? actions?

You Don't Know Who said...

Great tone... gives an "unreal" atmosphere. Moon is a nice touch.