Monday, February 6, 2012

Week 6 - Photo Heart Connection

This week I'm responding to a prompt from Kat Sloma of Kat Eye View.  Her challenge is to pick a photo that you like.  It may not be technically the best, but it should somehow brings you joy or brings you back to look again - A photo that simply touches you. 

This is a shot that I took this week on Pulau Ubin - a small island near Singapore.  I find this photo an odd mix - the hopeful green with the grey background.  The calm ocean waters  verses the chaotic glare of the wetlands.  The thriving bird life verses the lost tree.  Somehow, this survivor of a tree outlasted all other trees in this coastal wetland.  How did it survive the salt water that exposed its roots?  How did it ever grow in this location so far from its peers?  Whatever its past, it looks lonely.  Yet I can't help but think of it making the best of the situation, leaning toward the birds and playing in the mud!

7 comments:

  1. A wonderful message of hope in this otherwise lonely image! This image could be taken so many ways, I love that you found the positive message in it. Great horizontal lines to contrast with that gnarled tree, too. Thank you for joining in with the Photo-Heart Connection!

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  2. Lovely image, I like how the tree looks like it's reaching for the sky.

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  3. Wow - I love looking at this image. It captures loneliness so well. I love your positive words, though. Thanks for reminding me that there is always more than one way to look at something.

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  4. adorable message! your tree looks solitaire, but resilient!

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  5. what a power gives this photo

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  6. Your words added to this photo offers a hope and possibility and making the best is what is. A powerful message for living life.

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  7. Love it! I can totally see what you mean! Definitely survival of the fittest!

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