Posted on May 11, 2009 -
Craig Ferguson says:
Abstract and irritating i think! Yor first nature shoot? Is there no green? This summer i will stay for a while at jerusalem, so we have the chance to spice (colors) your nature shoots ;). ...
Matt Sanderson says:
Very cool. It is a maze!
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une écriture fascinante...
João André Farinha says:
I really like this photo. But i'm wondering when you'll post something from Barcelona that couldn't be taken in any other city. I say this because Barcelona is a truly unique place, not to criticize this photo in anyway (I don't doubt that you have some of those) :P
Wonderful idea! Great processing
Younes Bounhar says:
Terrific image. Simple, yet very effective.Also thanks for stopping by on my blog :)
Ilan, Nice job and great title. I feel there is no escape from this "maze".
Makes me think about my childhood, lying on the grass and looking at branches and clouds and dreaming of being an adult. Beautiful shot!
T and S says:
Given the gloomy lighting conditions, you have beautifully used that to create this silhouette maze. That's thoughtfully done
Ron in L.A. says:
Wonderful image Ilan, really nice...R(etc... )
excellent image - I like the contrast and the povhttp://krikis.aminus3.com
Robert Kruh says:
Beautiful contrast here, like the perspective! Great work!
Héhéhé! Right title slide and nice photo processing. I learn something; the trees in Barcelona lost their leaves!!!
I really like contrast between the branches and the sky. It also makes me feel like I'm being drawn upwards as I look at it.
Is it neural network? ;-)Very creative and beautiful work!
an amazing maze indeed! so graphic!!!
Jon Rieley-Goddard says:
tnx for this beautiful pic -- both the composition and the contast.
Maze? mmmm... maybe fractal better, doesn't it?
Ronnie 2¢ says:
For me, this angle best describes the character of trees . . it would be how they would see themselves.
Holy moly, Ilan. You really know what I like. Trees like fingers or veins. Superb photo & great processing. That made my day. Thanks for sharing. All the best & safe travels, Fritsch.
Cool, the paradise's trees...You should not use this angle so often in streetInteresting how trees look like nervous termination ;)
Fantastic composition, I see that you enjoyed here in Spain! :-D
Such a great photo! Seriously! It's pretty cool when we look up and see things completely differently, and so cool. :D
Different for you no? And I like it, I've tried this sort of shot myself and never seem to have got it right, well done :)
This one is really good. Would be perfect as a big canvas at random wall, to be honest.
Wonderful image Ilan, just wonderful.
Beautiful. It would make a fabulous print. :)
Wow. Great title and superb processing on this photo. The b/w is perfect. I find it hard to make this type of shot look just right without being too busy. I think your processing on this really sets it off.
Excellent contrasts ... simple but very interesting.
SD (Aspherical) says:
Fascinating graphic design feel to the shot - I really like it. Well seen.
Great shot, the silhouettes really crates quite a maze.
Mindy | f-stopMarin says:
Reminds me of illustrations from my high school physiology book. Love this image.
Good contrast here, the upward view is a nice change.
catching myself looking up here. boom! beautifully done!
Nice perspective and angle.
Tammie Lee says:
I love this photo!
Beautiful branches, love the perspective.
Minimal but powerful composition I love the backlitsaludos compañero
great image, reminds me of chaos theory and Mandelbrot sets, or even Japanese paper cuts. Nice use of the silhouette, they could also be gnarly arthritic fingers.
Connar O'Keeffe says:
The beauty of nature.Brilliant photo. It almost looks like you could've drawn this.
Richard Hollins says:
I like this a lot. The "pathways" between the individual trees are really interesting, almost as if the branches have been deliberately cut so they don't overlap.
Cool composition. Simple, interesting, and somehow, has a creepy feel to it.
I'm always reminded of Miller's Crossing when I see similar shots.Fantastic the way all the trees are bending inwards, we could almost be looking at a distorted reflection.Cool :-)
WOW! Wonderful image. Love your point-of-view..and how you've used the simplicity of the bare tree branches as a frame.
That's not so easy to find such a clear bunch of branches. Well done!
Peter Knoop says:
Unusual but very cool nature shot. Well done indeed!
Love the POV and the b&w! Great shot!
Awesome high contrast shot. The perspective is great.
Wow! It's like fingers stretching out. Nice one!
Hello, I'm coming back ! Lovely natural graphism with beautiful contrast, phil;
Nicolas Beaumont says:
Great shot ! Full of O² !
Amit Basu Photography says:
Great image. Like the website design too.
Does look a little foreboding - but not overly so - I like the distracted feeling of looking up and around that it gives - well done.
Je me sens tout petit...
Love the contrast on this photo! Very cool looking up at these trees too!
Francesco Gallarotti says:
Very nice... looks like a fractal geometry and you know I love geometry in pictures :)
looks like veins
love the B&W processing. it looks great! Like YZ said, looks like veins!
it looks like the result of a computer program, what will happen when they'll join? I love it!
Terry H. says:
Simple yet complex. A joy to look at!
Love love love it ! Head over heels (under trees), bravo*
Where have I seen this before? Oh! I know! It's your twitter background!
Walter Neiger says:
it is always worth to see to the heaven ... really a superb b&w work.thanks for tweetering my pic :)
Me gusta la prespectiva de donde has tomado la foto, parecen estar vivas!!!Saludos.
My kind of maze. It's like they are looking down upon you as you are looking up at them. There is a kind of uneasy feel here, a kind of mystery. Bravo.
Looking up has brought such a treasure. This is so strong and graphic, yet has a subtlety in the fine twisting lines of the branches which I got very lost in. Thanks for your last comment on my blog, I was very touched!
grat view Ilan. seems the try to reach the sky
NJ & SB Photography says:
bueno si tu dices que es BCN no lo pongo en duda Ilan, pero este clásico de árboles pelados lo puedes hacer en muchos sitios, no??un buen abstracto de ramas!!
Lynda Lehmann says:
Lovely tapestry, well done!
Angela Smith Photography says:
I love the angle of this picture. Breath taking!
John Maslowski says:
Impressive shot Ilan. The upward angle and the framing are superb. Perfect silhouettes, love the mysterious mood in this composition.
Really interesting shot my friend. Good eye ;)
A very beautiful composition, magnificent silhouette of the branches! Good work !
bonjour ,Les grandes branches se hissent dans le ciel pour peigner les nuages .Bonne journée .
Nice shot! I have a similar shot from my recent trip to the north, to the border with Finland;)
wow this is awesomee! followed you on twitter :D thanks for the visit!
Cristi Popescu says:
Nice and heavy contrast , i like this
gavin hart says:
Wonderful, intricate pattern reaching inwards - looks great in stark black & white.
Superbe graphisme ! ;-)))
The balance of black and white is superb. Very impressive BW. :)
good thinking in this one.
c o n f l a g r a t i o says:
Amazing angle of this caption, nice , dramatic contrast of winter forest againts the foggy sky
This almost looks like an ink painting. Nice perspective looking straight up.
I love your work here. This is a very creative shot, thanks! Keep up the good work!
intriguing pattern and very elegant composition at the same time. i really like this kind of abstract work. well done
Olivier Jules says:
Arjan - PlasticDaisy says:
This is awesome!! One moment i see depth, then I see everything flat and abstract. Wonderful!
ouch !! it makes my neck hurt ! ;-)
I love the way bare limbs look. This is a great short showing off the circle of trees.
This is something else. I love it. Anna :)
the black and white emphasize the graphic elements in the image. Nice mood.
It looks like fractals !
J'adore ces photos. Bonne journée ! JP
Wonderful image Ilan. Love the perspective.
Simply wonderful! I love it.
Excellent B&W. The trees all seem to be reaching for the same spot.
fantastic angle and mazing silhouette like maze ...
Great capture! Powerful point of view too!
It IS a maze, Ilan. Wow. I never noticed that before when looking up at the trees (which I do often).
Ashish Sidapara says:
Beautiful shot, like a painting.
Pied Crow says:
Dizzying perspective, lovely tracery of branches on sky.
very graphic! looks like it'd make an awesome textile print.
Scott Schilling says:
This is great work - only 2 colors but my eyes move all over the place in this image! Great work!
Dan Creighton says:
Love the graphic quality of this scene. It has a "Rorshack" (spelling??) image feel to it. The descriptions above of a maze like quality also fit.
wow great pic!
joshi daniel says:
nice idea! i liked the gap in between branches and the trees which makes it look like roads! cool work!
Kayode Okeyode says:
Lovely point of view for this image
Gorgeous!! Absolutely stunning.
Ben Simo says:
really cool shot! love it!
116 comments!! I can only dream :) Excellent shot and caption. I've taken this perspective before and it's always looked bland, but yours begs people to stop and stare for just that little bit longer. Love it.
m a r t a says:
It totally looks like Barcelona trees to me! ;) It looks cool, Ilan, that's what matters! ;)
Unable to see this...it wouldn't come up for me last night, either. Don't know what would cause that.
Greetings.It's razor sharp and had me think of haiku style ink work of Frank Miller's Sin City.The balance is there and the eyes can embrace everything at once.
An amazing maze :-)Excellent image: simple, elegant and beautiful. Well spotted.
Xavier Rey says:
good work !
flo g says:
tres belle dentelle .. ;)
'Love this abstractive shot. Excellent detail too. Quick ... do you see the letters A, Y, and B? :)
I like this one a lot. It reminds me of human blood vessels.
Like fractal patterns! Striking.
this is my favourite :-)it's just a-maze-ing
very cool! faisal from friskypics.com
Brian H. says:
Looks like big creatures looking down upon us measly humans.
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