A Bird on and a Man Leaving Andie's Tree by taffy

A Bird on and a Man Leaving Andie's Tree

This is a tree @ukandie1 has featured in her album over the years - most recently yesterday - http://365project.org/ukandie1/365/2018-01-06 . She introduced me to the tree on our journey down the Lake Michigan path. This image is an homage to Andie's work -- my inclination would be to wait til everyone was gone and take only the lone tree. I've learned from Andie that people can make a shot more interesting.
Processed in Silver FX
@ukandie1 I decided I liked Dylan's remark so went with his choice. Thanks Dylan!
January 8th, 2018  
Great street shot. I like the shadow on the back of the man’s head. This is perfect as high key, B&W.
January 8th, 2018  
Cool picture.
January 8th, 2018  
So interesting because I have already seen Andie's tree and commented on it, and this is such a different processing that I see the tree pointing the man away and "sending him away" and he has his head appropriately downward at being sent away.
January 8th, 2018  
@jyokota Cool interpretation. Dylan thought it reflected a man walking away from his problems. I like the shift to what the tree is doing as well.
January 8th, 2018  
Outstanding. That is all.
January 8th, 2018  
This is a cool high-key shot...I like how the person walking and the tree are leaning in the same direction.
January 8th, 2018  
Lovely that Andie introduced you to her tree and I like your shot too, the bird makes it less sad for me, adds a touch of quirkiness.
January 8th, 2018  
Brilliant processing and composition.
January 8th, 2018  
Great tree and wonderful photo. A fav.
January 8th, 2018  
What a fab tree, and I just love this shot Taffy. I also really like the shot that @ukandie 1 posted. Just super!
January 8th, 2018  
Yes, the hunched man adds to it - makes you wonder if he feels as depressed as he looks! Fav
January 8th, 2018  
She's right, the man adds so much interest to what is already a lovely image. Nice in this high key processing. Looks to me like the bird is in charge and the tree is pointing where the man has to go under the bird's orders.
January 8th, 2018  
The tree is striking but the little figure makes this for me - he looks so dejected! To me the tree is bending over in empathy and the burd is the cherry on the top!
January 8th, 2018  
Fab processing. The lone tree and lone man seem quite desolate and sad.
January 8th, 2018  
Wow - fabulous. And fascinating to read all of the different interpretations of the same image.
January 8th, 2018  
Great image. The man does look a bit forlorn as @jyokota says.
January 8th, 2018  
yes, the figure is a bonus on this occasion. beautifully processed image. fav
January 8th, 2018  
Fab-consider doing this to your bridge picture but erasing the background
January 8th, 2018  
Brilliant - both shot and processing. Fav.
January 8th, 2018  
@joansmor Will give you suggestion a go - thanks!
@fbailey @casablanca @lyndamcg @dibzgreasley Thanks for the visit, as always -- and I'm loving your different interpretations!
January 8th, 2018  
Wonderful candid capture.
January 8th, 2018  
This should be an album cover. Great!
January 8th, 2018  
LOVE it, fav
January 8th, 2018  
This is really nice an graphic. Like an illustration.
January 8th, 2018  
Really incredible. Andie’s Right, the man adds so much to this image.
January 8th, 2018  
I was thinking today about the difference between technical excellence and actually conveying a vision with an image. This has both. A fave for me for sure.
January 8th, 2018  
Fabulous and I love the addition of the man
January 8th, 2018  
The lone figure definitely add 'more' to this shot. It tells a storey.
January 8th, 2018  
A super image. Fav!! 😀
January 8th, 2018  
I can see this being up in New York or major cities around the world and winning an award.
January 8th, 2018  
Great composition and processign, fab shot
January 8th, 2018  
You've got me here, thought, this is Andie's @ukandie picture. Love this high contrast processing.
January 8th, 2018  
The man and the bird add so much to this. A stunning, thought provoking shot
January 8th, 2018  
This is amazing! Fav
January 8th, 2018  
Stunning!!
January 8th, 2018  
Cool shot, the almost silhouette feel makes it appealing.
January 8th, 2018  
Love this shot, Awesome!
January 8th, 2018  
Great tree. Love the hunched walk of the fellow. Really adds interest.
January 8th, 2018  
Really excellent!
January 8th, 2018  
love this. so true about the people. I have the same natural inclination and someone made the point you are making to me, here on 365, so I try now to be more aware and less resistant to including people. So, this is a really great composition and the processing serves to highlight that.
January 8th, 2018  
love this fav
January 9th, 2018  
The bent over chap matches the tree fantastic.
January 9th, 2018  
Yup. The man adds a bunch
January 9th, 2018  
Excellent mimimalism, very potent.
January 9th, 2018  
Love it!
January 9th, 2018  
Wonderful! Neat tree--and I agree the person adds to the image.
January 9th, 2018  
🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
January 9th, 2018  
A most effective shot and what a backstory! Neato!
January 9th, 2018  
The gentleman makes the image... especially, his posture and the accompanying silhouette. Really, nice job.
January 9th, 2018  
Wonderful composition! Fav!
January 9th, 2018  
Stunning capture and processing Taffy! The man walking away with his head bowed just makes the shot! This is one I wish I had taken! Huge fav!
January 9th, 2018  
Fantastic image and post processing :)
January 9th, 2018  
♥️♥️♥️
January 9th, 2018  
I like it.
January 9th, 2018  
Your processing and the slouched man makes this look so different from Andie's image, really interesting to compare the two.
January 9th, 2018  
Simply love it :)
January 10th, 2018  
Everything about it is perfect!
January 10th, 2018  
Extraordinary!!!! Not only did you manage to capture the guy but also a bird at the top of the tree. Very thought-provoking capture!!
January 10th, 2018  
Pure magic
January 10th, 2018  
Superb and the person really makes the shot
January 11th, 2018  
This would make an awesome book cover
January 11th, 2018  
AC
There are no words... Absolutely love this image!
January 11th, 2018  
A fav
January 11th, 2018  
Brilliant
January 12th, 2018  
Really really good
January 14th, 2018  
The tree is spectacular, but the man and the tree is a full narrative. Super high fav.
January 15th, 2018  
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