Suby & Sins House

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BROKEN

"Maybe the limbs of a broken tree will heal themselves in time
Or maybe the limbs from that broken tree will petrify...
Hard as stone."
(from 'Broken Tree' by Sixfeetdeep)

Bruised, battered, broken... the tree stands still in the face of whatever life may throw, facing the light, leaving the shadows behind... Weathered. worn-out, wrinkly, the tree still stands still, courageous in its stance against those that are prettier, taller, stronger. Mother Earth's gift to mankind, the great sage teaches mankind the utmost lesson - resilience against all odds.

Words and photography by Sinem

"Ars longa, virta brevis"

ps. Not much resilience left in me after an hour long figt with Internet Explorer. Something did catch my eye on the internet though as I was looking for the lyrics: Do check out http://www.photonet/photodb/photo?photo_id=1844278 for a different take on the whole "Broken" theme.

BROKEN

"Maybe the limbs of a broken tree will heal themselves in time
Or maybe the limbs from that broken tree will petrify...
Hard as stone."
(from 'Broken Tree' by Sixfeetdeep)

Bruised, battered, broken... the tree stands still in the face of whatever life may throw, facing the light, leaving the shadows behind... Weathered. worn-out, wrinkly, the tree still stands still, courageous in its stance against those that are prettier, taller, stronger. Mother Earth's gift to mankind, the great sage teaches mankind the utmost lesson - resilience against all odds.

Words and photography by Sinem

"Ars longa, virta brevis"

ps. Not much resilience left in me after an hour long figt with Internet Explorer. Something did catch my eye on the internet though as I was looking for the lyrics: Do check out http://www.photonet/photodb/photo?photo_id=1844278 for a different take on the whole "Broken" theme.

comments (42)

  • KK
  • Australia
  • 6 Apr 2006, 01:58
wow absolutely dramatic, what a fantastic shot!
Indeed, dramatic ! Nice composition. Lovely b&w!
now this is wonderful, sinem.
  • tbone
  • 6 Apr 2006, 02:47
not my fovoret but still make you think and I like that

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  • skee
  • skeetown Uk
  • 6 Apr 2006, 03:58
lovely b&w
How I with the tree in the middle was a tad bit bigger.
This is Sinem? WOW! Great shot. I really like the BW here. The composition is what really stands out; it's focused and accurate. I like how we have a cut down tree in the foreground and a standing tree in the back. Very nice work. High regards, Brent
  • jessica
  • United States
  • 6 Apr 2006, 09:04
great shot - the composition and subject combine to make it very moving!
  • Micki
  • 6 Apr 2006, 09:29
You're in all the way now, there's no turning back!

Fantastic shot!
  • Heidi
  • Switzerland
  • 6 Apr 2006, 09:54
Ahh, very well composed!
Heartbreak...I love trees, they've comforted me for as long as I can remember.Nothing is more soothing then hearing the wind through leaves. I hate seeing any trees chopped down. Great photos can hurt!
  • Subomi
  • Milton Keynes, Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Apr 2006, 11:27
Another beauty from Sinem, I LIKEY, Sinem you have got the eye for capturing lovely shots. I love the angle from which this was short, the framing (I know no cropping was done) is spot on, shot on full manual settings..... I am definitely impressed. smile

For your 1st B&W shot, this is quite good. (I still would have gone for a darker version). You have to really continue having confidence in some of the shots you are taking, for someone who has really just picked up the camera, you are well ahead of most at the moment.

I wish I was taking shots like these in my 1st week in the prosumer world.

Scott Kelby is now the "other man" in your life smile Your best friend is a camera that I believe once used to be mine smile You are enjoying photography and most importantly here's another thing we can now share together(am I in heaven or what?) smile

So for the beautiful and wonderful shots you have put up over the last few days, for the time and effort you have put into capturing these wonderful shots, for the many hours you have sat in front of the PC trying to understand CS2, and for being such a wondersul person..

The Subster tips his virtual hat off to you Ma'am.

Keep up the good work and may this be the start of many many many more wonderful images to come from Sinem (&Suby ofcourse).

Subomi

P.s
Yup definitely love you smile
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 6 Apr 2006, 11:34
Beautiful capture of this tree. B&W is the way to go here.
  • Morenike
  • Lagos, Nigeria
  • 6 Apr 2006, 12:45
Whoa! is this really Sinem's? Cracking shot! The graduation from the grey sky to the light background and finally to the dark shadows is very dramatic. Fantastic use of black and white, and shadows - it really brings out the sadness in this pic. One can only think of what a sturdy tree this stump must have been. Very moving picture. well done.
  • Julien
  • Montreal - Canada
  • 6 Apr 2006, 12:50
really nice, especially for the composition. There is a really good balance in this picture
  • Veloran
  • Singapore
  • 6 Apr 2006, 13:53
Great composition, nice B&W tones too. You should really start your own photoblog.
  • Shailja
  • United States
  • 6 Apr 2006, 14:26
Thats a really nice black and white shot!
Well before as I said in my last comment. Great image.
  • timmybomb
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • 6 Apr 2006, 17:17
Wow, spectacular shot. I love the tree in the background. And the stump is a great subject.
Very nice composition and I really like the tones and textures in this. Very very nice.
  • jasp
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Apr 2006, 18:42
Ancient....natures history.

To the question of "zoom" shots... zoom the (zoom)lens (up or down) while using a relatively slow shutter speed.
  • samcam
  • United States
  • 6 Apr 2006, 19:07
Lovely shot! very dramatic..
  • attah
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Apr 2006, 19:23
One of the best shots on shutterchance. When I see your shot though what comes into my head is hope. A tree has died but behind it you see a new beginning in the other tree. You could probably say it better. Great shot.
  • Dave
  • United States
  • 6 Apr 2006, 19:47
Great, deep tones and fine composition that provoke the viewer to think.
nice photo, i like it...
  • fabrizio
  • Switzerland
  • 6 Apr 2006, 19:55
Broken tre, dramatic shot
  • Gonzalo
  • Puerto Rico
  • 6 Apr 2006, 19:58
Nice photo. I like the place, the composition and the angle.
Beautiful blog, nice pics.
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 6 Apr 2006, 19:58
This is a wonderful shot. The composition and tone are great. Your words are poetic as is the photo.
  • Nicola
  • Germany
  • 6 Apr 2006, 20:36
Great shot! Love the b&w - adds the perfect mood for the title!
  • garyx
  • Stevenage, United Kingdom
  • 6 Apr 2006, 20:43
A v.good composion, but I would have opted for a darker sky. Nice one.
  • sil
  • Italy
  • 6 Apr 2006, 20:45
This is so nice! Like the contrast betwwen the living tree and the dead one. Well done smile
  • GeckoZ
  • Singapore
  • 6 Apr 2006, 20:59
Nicely composed! Finally something different from your collection. wink I like this a lot.
  • Adam Dalziel
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Apr 2006, 21:19
great picture, something very disturbing about it - really unnerves me
  • Nina
  • United States
  • 6 Apr 2006, 22:11
Great contrast with the live tree in the background! And the break is from a great angle, too.
  • The Maven
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Apr 2006, 23:56
Nice juxtaposition between a living and a dead tree. You should have entitled this one "The Circle of Life" or something like that.
beautiful texture from tree bark...i like the bw contrast and composition in this shot...great capturesmile
  • aj
  • United States
  • 7 Apr 2006, 03:25
really great contrast with life and death in this photo. Showing what the tree once was and now what it has become.
  • nkemo
  • London
  • 7 Apr 2006, 11:10
Fantastic shot- well done. My favourite of your portfolio to date. Well done
  • Still
  • near Lyon, France
  • 7 Apr 2006, 13:37
A very strong B&W. I like it a lot.
  • CD
  • France
  • 8 Apr 2006, 13:59
Superbe perspective...
Derrière le drame : un autre chêne retrouve la lumière...
christiane
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK
  • 10 Apr 2006, 15:28
It's getting harder to comment on your images - I have to go a long way down to find the empty comment box!

And no wonder. With shots like this, everyone should want to shower you with compliments. Hang on to that 20D - Suby, go and get another one!
  • Nate
  • United States
  • 11 Apr 2006, 01:52
Backwards or forwards, no matter which direction I read the messages, they read the same.
I love this. Great composition.

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