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Life in Layers
I love creating this image because it allowed my eyes to wander, to discover things the more i look. Life in the forest reveals itself to you slowly, in so many layers, and to me, this image embodied a small part of that.
Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:34 am
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Commentby Radha on Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:00 am

I like the mysterious, eerie feel in this image Arati. Like you said, it does make your eyes wander, looking for what might be hidden in there..

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Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:14 am

Love the mystery in this image Arati. Naturally burnt edges enhance the mystery of jungle here. I agree with you on slow unfolding of life in jungles - one need to be there day and night..

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Commentby Nilanjan Das on Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:48 pm

I have the same feeling while seeing it you know :-), the longer one spends time with this image, slowly the hidden beauty emerges to the surface. Simple thoughts, simple images but hidden beauties. Abstract themes in nature is a big asset which slowly opens up in the minds of the viewer if the mind is just not trying to judge everything as good or bad. Very bold I would say and new visions can emerge only in the minds of people who do not fear or do not think I wish the branch was not there or I wish there was this or that in the frame :-). I like your subtle ways of appreciating elements of nature which mostly remain unnoticed due to our blindness. Best wishes in your journey my friend.

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Commentby AratiRao on Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:18 pm

good heavens, what a relief your comments are, Nilanjan, ganesh and radha! i very much expected someone to say "it doesnt work because there are too many interfering things" :). but i truly believed in what i was seeing this time. that the "clutter" was the beauty in this scene - where, each tree silhouette was different, each leaf had a different shape. there are branches at different layers that are echoing strokes and angles... and then there are the monkeys... doing different things! in fact, this is a cropped image. there is more to this scene where there are more "windows" to look through.

it has been a tough day for me today ;-) this image distracted me a lot! even after posting, i came back to this and the original to "explore" and "escape into." having said all this emotional stuff, down to brasstacks: i struggled with the light/processing of this image - surely it could be done better. and i need to learn that! question is, how?

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Commentby Adithya Biloor on Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:47 pm

Liked it. Interesting light and mood. Was there any chance to include more of bottom portion?Not sure how it looks though. Being a fan of 'chaos' would like to see the original one ;).

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Commentby AratiRao on Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:32 pm

Hi adithya,
since you asked for more chaos, here is the full image

:)a

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