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Friday, January 14, 2011

Anonymous Tree


Part 5 of the Buddhist Guardian ....

No No No, that Buddha statue series is just over!

This anonymous tree by the Sainoko Lake (西ノ湖) must be a centenarian (or double?). Needless to say, the weather was lovely when I photographed it with my favorite lens, Fisheye (15 mm, F2.8).

If you want to know more details about this lake, please click here.

Other photos taken at this lake are here:
















This is an entry for Sky Watch Friday.



  

28 comments:

  1. Superb capture as always, Yoshi! Love the tree silhouetted against the wonderful skies! Terrific composition! Hope you have a great weekend! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  2. Very lovely! I've enjoyed all your Buddhist photos because my grandfather was a Sotoshu (Zen) priest in Sendai.

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  3. I think that somehow I can comunicate with this tree! It is a very meaningful image!
    And also I think that trees generaly speaking have a magical power inside...they can give energy and positive thoughts!
    My regards!

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  4. Wow, stunning shots! You are quite talented!

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  5. Wonderful curved view of a great tree.
    Fisheye thingie?

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  6. Looks like you used a fish-eye lens for this wonderful capture, great tree!

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  7. Excellent, I love the effect of the lense.

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  8. Very nice, well composed and i love the fisheye effect!! Great!

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  9. VERY NICE SHOT
    http://graceolsson.com/blog/2011/01/halmstad-among-dreams-and-reality/

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  10. that is an interesting way of capturing the whole scene!

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  11. An interesting shot, a fisheye lens, perhaps?

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  12. The sky and tree are beautiful and the photo is really cool.

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  13. I love the drama that the rounded lens imparts to this tree.

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  14. Looks like a hand, maybe our 'all', holding already in advance, what is good, beautiful, timeless.

    Please have you all a good Friday.

    daily athens

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  15. Beautiful capture! I love the fish eye effect!

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  16. beautiful fish-eye shot! what an amazing tree--the silhouette against the bright blue sky is spectacular.

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  17. This looks like a magical tree and sky. Love the light and color in this.

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  18. What a giant tree this is! Very good photo, I like the fisheye effect!
    Have a nice weekend!

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  19. excellent photo Yoshi! what a gorgeous tree and view beyond!

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  20. It's interesting how the lakes became separated. I wonder, does Sainoko ever dry up completely? this tree looks like it has weathered many years, and I only wish it could speak. But you know, it really has...through your photo. I love the fish eye lens and I've always wanted one myself. I'm guessing that it makes this tree taller than it actually is? this is beautiful magic Yoshi. Have a great weekend, and happy SWF!

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  21. Stunning picture !!
    I love it...
    Greetings from the Netherlands,
    Anna

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  22. Fantastic shot!
    Greetings from Poland.

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  23. Lovely silhouette. It is remarkable how the fish eye lens can alter the "feel" of a photo. Nicely done.

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  24. Oh, I've loved trees since I started using one to mark the end of my training course when I ran a lot!

    I like how this one looks so otherworldly. That little bit of sun between the branches is an especially nice touch.

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