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Robert van der Sanden

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A slope full of dead pine trees at mount "le Brézouard", a two days hike northwest of Kaisersberg (Alsace, France). The bark is gone, the bare wood worn silvery white over time. A forest fire years before left a ghostly, desolate scenery that I just had to photograph.

Canon F1n, 28mm, warm filter 81A + polarizer, film Portra 160NC

suggestions / ideas are always welcome

Comments 8

  • When 23/04/2007 8:07

    Beautiful perspective.
  • Robert van der Sanden 28/03/2006 20:59

    Ja, es hat dort vermutlich vor einigen Jahren ein Waldbrand gegeben.
  • Maria Kyselicova 28/03/2006 0:25

    eine gute perspektive und gute komposition...sieht nach einem brand aus...oder?
  • Sergio Pessolano 02/12/2005 22:14

    Excellent perspective. I like the way the trees lead the eye to the sky.
  • Robert van der Sanden 02/12/2005 15:36

    Thank you all for your comments!
    @Ana: enough for vote? Thanks, you make me blush... :-)
    Although I don't think it's that good; a nice picture but not a winner.
    Funny that you mention brilliance. I made another version at first but later I reduced contrast a bit because I didn't want to overdo. I choose a more realistic representation of the colors and I wanted to maintain the subtle shades of color in the clouds but I understand the artistic effect you have in mind. I appreciate that you express your thought. Maybe I should have kept it how it was.

    Does someone have other opinions about this?
    Greetings, Robert
  • Anastasiya Ivanova 02/12/2005 13:45

    hmm....very good! Quite enough for vote. The colors might need more brilliance in order to get more esthetic sensibilities.
    Best regards
  • Cees Kuijs 01/12/2005 19:11

    Good composition and point of view, Robbert. It`s gives more impact in this way. Very nice picture.
    Greetings, Cees
  • °°° celle °°° 01/12/2005 13:59

    great view and angle
    c ya