Shattered and stumped! by vignouse

Shattered and stumped!

Lee @gamelee suggested in my 3 November post Treetops that 'Looking Up' would make a good theme for the month. Yesterdays' image was looking up on top of the medicine cabinet - today's is from the forest again.

I have photographed this snapped off tree trunk dozens of times but have never liked the resulting images enough to post one... I'm happier with today's so enjoy with me the remains of this mature pine tree which was decapitated in a storm a couple of years ago. I like the way that the background trees lean in, as if they are mourning the loss of one of their own.

I like it best on black - but it's a close call...
Love this shot!
November 5th, 2017  
oh this POV is magnificent! instant fav
November 5th, 2017  
Superb pov, focus, dof, textures
November 5th, 2017  
Lovely detail and textures
November 5th, 2017  
I particularly like the softness of the surrounding trees in contrast to the stump.
November 5th, 2017  
I like this POV, the stumps detail and textures - I suspect - stand out cleaner set against the sky as apposed to having a full backdrop of forest. Note to oneself, Think outside the box and try alternative viewpoints.
November 5th, 2017  
Wonderful perspective and processing which gives the image a lovely soft feel. Fav
November 5th, 2017  
Simply put, marvelous
November 5th, 2017  
I really like that you gave a tree which gave its all, the center of focus. Fav!
November 5th, 2017  
Love the composition
November 6th, 2017  
Wonderful dof, b and w, sense of old and fresh
November 6th, 2017  
very skilful arrangement of lines and contrasts. beautiful softness in the tress behind.
November 6th, 2017  
An artistic rendering of the decaying tree. Lovely result.
November 6th, 2017  
thanks for asking - I have 6 regular colony members here, 2 other colony members I don't see so often and another 2 that have been here quite a lot the past few months, not sure if they will be assimilated into the colony or not. Then during this year so far there have been another 10 that have travelled through and stopped in for some days or weeks.

I am regenerating native habitat, all the koalas are wild and come and go as they please. I go out every day photographing as I collect data on them all :)
November 6th, 2017  
Lovely pov and processing.
November 6th, 2017  
Superb, no other words.
November 6th, 2017  
Great perspective and textures. Fav!! 😀
November 6th, 2017  
Such a striking shot - I love the perspective and the way it has been presented.
November 6th, 2017  
Sympa trees mourning their fallen friend. Noble.
November 6th, 2017  
Nice perspective.
November 6th, 2017  
Interesting comment Richard (good photo to of course) I'm reminded of the Crakers - a product of Margaret Atwood's deliciously inventive, mischievous mind. They would surround the sick and 'purr' over them. So that's what this pic immediately brought to mind ... then I read your comment. Spooky ... or just great minds?
November 6th, 2017  
@yrhenwr Thank you kind Sir... and my mother always said, "Great minds think alike... and fools seldom differ."
November 6th, 2017  
@vignouse Forgot about the last .. and probably truest ... bit!
November 6th, 2017  
Great pov - fabulous black and white.
November 9th, 2017  
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