Quiver Tree – Bruce Girdwood

 Posted by on June 28, 2012  Add comments
Jun 282012
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Walking through a remote mountain desert in NW South Africa I looked up and saw the shapes of this Quiver Tree as it reached up into the sky. I saw triangles and composed this image. The top of the rock in the background lust offsets the triangles in the main composition. Sometimes I just enjoy composing a study of the shape, no meaning, just relationships and textures that are pleasing to the eye. I chose to display this image in monochrome as it simplifies the image and brings the elements of my composition forwards.

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  9 Responses to “Quiver Tree – Bruce Girdwood”

  1. Hi Bruce, Welcome aboard!!

    You have got the mix of simplicity and story just right here and for me it’s the rock that does it. Without the rock it’s “nice tree” and nothing else. With the rock you have depth, focus and a counterpoint.

    • There is such wonderful work on this website I am delighted to have been invited to share one of my images with you. Thank you for your constructive comments. Bruce

  2. Well done! Good to see one of your photos!

  3. composition is superb, Bruce. Well seen. I love the sparseness

  4. Nice Bruce. I agree with Ian the rock sets it off.

  5. Ian has nailed it on the head. Lovely image Bruce and thank you so much for joining our merry band of souls.

  6. Very cool Bruce, although I would’ve expected nothing less.

  7. I didnt know it was a rock! But i agree it needed that question mark or statement that their is more! I like it alot.

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