Vijay Sirdesai
STILL-life? Or, still-LIFE?

Once a handsome tree, full of life of it’s own,
now, dry and lifeless, but, still has so much of life on it.

(Still-life: Not as in a genre of photography.)

Dandeli, Oct. 2008.
Nikon D80, Nikkor 70-200vr, f/2.8.
PS: color to B/W, levels.
Please C & C this image.
Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:51 am
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Commentby Sriharsha Ganjam on Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:54 pm

All of a sudden I see a sudden interest in Black and white images! And this anther great BW picture I must say. I also like your title and the emotions which run behind the image. If this was my image I think I would have preferred cropping a few pixels from the bottom and the top, butt thats me and its very subjective. Great picture and great seeing.

Commentby nirlep on Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:50 am

Hi Vijay
It's a very interesting image; Still-life with very apt elements. Great seeing. I'll go with Sriharsha about the cropping part. Thanks for sharing.

Commentby S CHANDRASHEKAR on Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:28 pm

Indeed its a story telling picture, well captured.TFS.

Commentby Kaushik Balakumar on Tue Nov 25, 2008 4:04 pm

Very interesting hi-key image.
Wud agree with Harsha's cropping suggestion. Also the top half of the image on its won cud form a separate image too (i.e. cropping off the bottom half & keeping the top 3 branches).

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Commentby nagraj on Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:48 pm

The tree looks beautiful in b&w but the image looks static because of the composition, i would have gone for the top half of the tree and horizontal composition with more space to the right side to make it more creative. For some reason the two hornbills on top looking to their right side are disturbing the image.

Commentby nevilzaveri on Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:54 pm

nice composition with balanced distrubition of visual elements, vijay. 'would have preferred the visibility of the centre bird's beak but thats nature which cannot be directed. nice bw tonning too.


nevil zaveri

Commentby Shankar Kiragi on Fri Nov 28, 2008 2:18 am

Vijay, Nice seeing here and beautiful image. I go with others on couple of improvements. TFS.

Cheers, Shankar Kiragi

Commentby Vijay Sirdesai on Fri Nov 28, 2008 12:27 pm

Thanks, All for the feed back.
Agree with most of you on the cropping of a few pixels from the bottom and maybe a few from the sides,
but not the top.

(My thought) Depicting something lifeless and yet possessing so much to offer even after life,
must be something Heavenly, so including the sky (empty space at the top).
It’s like giving depth to the thought behind the image, [afterthought on most occasions ;)].

Don’t agree with the horizontal crop, as the whole perspective of the image would change.
C&C welcome.

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Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Sun Nov 30, 2008 1:21 pm

Well seen image Vijay - I think going B&W seem to add a lot to this image. Love the artistic tree pattern and one each hornbills there. A bi more visual order in the lower part of the frame would have helped this image further but then it is nature. Nice seeing - thanks for sharing.

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Commentby Rachana Naik on Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:40 pm

Very nice high-key and well-balanced image...