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Roots of Life by KeldBach Roots of Life by KeldBach
Intricate pattern of roots from an old Beech tree. See also this square crop:



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:iconbillynikoll:
BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Super nice work!
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018
Thank you, Billy :)
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JessaMar Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018  Hobbyist Writer

I think that this crop is better than the square one because it contains more imperfections. The square crop is kind of like “Hey, look at these big strong roots”, whereas this creates an entire scene. You see more struggle in this, the tree or trees fighting to keep hold in a steep, rocky place. I like the way the moss, in turn, is using the roots as its only way to avoid being washed away in the next rain. The roots off to the left, which are excluded from the square crop, are a little less impressive, yet; they are a little more gnarled, twisted, and not quite as big. Yet they are an essential part of the precarious web of life that you’ve captured. I also like the wrinkled bark of the tree that takes up the top left corner; it reminds me almost of an elephant’s skin.


The lighting in this shot has a nice glow to it; it is not bright, but is warm and very alive. Overall, it is a well-composed photo and demonstrates a good eye for the true beauty of nature; not the flowers and sunsets that anyone can see, but the basic fundamental qualities that make life so amazing.

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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018
Thank you so much for a wonderful commentary :rose:
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:icondonnamm:
donnamm Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Beautiful. I feel grounded!
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Thanks very much :D
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:iconvoidindex:
VoidIndex Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
great shot!
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Thanks very much :)
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Prisma-photo Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You can almost expect them to start moving........ ;)
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
Haha... that's true. They look very much alive :D
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:iconwolfyone:
Wolfyone Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing shot. The ones on the right look like a person.
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
Glad you like it. Yes, it does look like a person :D
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:iconwolfyone:
Wolfyone Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for sharing!
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
My pleasure :)
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Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
Great!
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Thanks very much :)
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
wonderful tones and texture Keld.
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Thanks very much, Dennis. I think it turned out quite nicely :)
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
you're welcome and you're right.
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SMerle Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
Wow!
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Glad you like it :D
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:iconalban-expressed:
alban-expressed Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Life has its fingers everywhere. Beautiful shapes and textures, Keld.
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Yes, life is indeed everywhere. Thanks very much, Alban :)
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alban-expressed Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
My pleasure.
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Submitted on
March 27, 2012
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NIKON D700
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1/10 second
Aperture
F/8.0
Focal Length
35 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Mar 27, 2012, 6:02:22 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS3 Macintosh

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