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07/27/2007 John Beck

Solitary Man

Someplace Near Fish Lake, WI

I often take pictures of things that have very little apparent artistic beauty. This is a good example of that. This is simply a tree in a corn field. (Nice clouds though). This is a kind of scene we all pass up every day and pay no attention to it. Why I stopped, I have no idea. Yet itís a kind of interesting picture. I like the simplicity of it. The colors are among my favorite combinations. And the question that keeps coming back to me is, ďwhy the tree in a field of corn?Ē.

I did do some work on this and used a Midnight Blue action to get the effect I wanted.

I canít post this without mentioning the weather. (It seems Iíve become obsessed by it). This photo was taken when the temperature was about 85 deg (F). Today, at 1 pm, the temperature is -6 with a wind chill of -21. Iíve seen it colder, but I still donít like it. The up-side is that when the temps climb back into the teens, itíll feel really nice out.

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Guest 24-Feb-2008 08:08
nice composition
Milos Markovic11-Feb-2008 11:58
This is beauty at its best.
Johnny JAG10-Feb-2008 19:23
Obsessed by the weather, are you turning British?
Silvia Roitman20-Jan-2008 14:35
caveman_lee20-Jan-2008 14:34
Simply beautiful. Love the cloud pattern a lot. V
laine8220-Jan-2008 09:42
I think we all talk about the weather more in winter than summer :>) This, even with a touch of effect still looks like a great summer day.
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Guest 19-Jan-2008 19:57
I agree with your story line, sometimes less is more, beautiful, John!
Carole Stevens19-Jan-2008 19:42
Stunning a framer for sure!