The black frame forces the viewer to see as a picture, not a scene. More like a poster advertising something to avoid tragedy. The light unfocused area above the umbrella is a little to light as it draws the eye away from the strong points, umbrella and branches. I like this image, though I keep looking for something hanging from or leaning up against the tree.
No longer allowed to protect anyone,
dropped suddenly, left alone.
Thus left upside down: confused and
able to do nothing, but fill with the misery
it longs to shield someone else from.
Save, the chance some wind of life
comes to change things up and throw
out that water, allow for travel and
perhaps a new owner?
This is definitely one of the best photos i've ever seen. The atmosphere it emits is so chilly and gloomy, it is just unbeliveable.
Only thing that "grinds my gears" on this is that my eye keeps seeking the central point of photo somewhere in the white nowehre above the umbrella and it somehow "hurts" to look so down for the Brellie .) (just my personal wierdness i guess)
wow to even think of this composition is a real skill, i love the mood you've set into this piece, the deep, mysterious yet eerie feel really instills a kind of fear that makes people want to step in... its a lovely beautiful composition and i would say the choice of B&W is great~! though i would love to appreciate a high resolution version. but still its an awesome piece of work~! SWEET!
well, i'm no pro... and not that great of an artist as it is... but i've been around, in and out of galleries all over the united states. i've seen a lot of good photos, and i have to say... this would have to be in my top 20. it's like looking in a mirror... alone, in a world without life, color, or warmth. laying lost on my back, waiting... hoping maybe somebody will pick me up. for me, this photo is rich with symbolism. it bleeds depression in a beautiful way. thank you for posting this... well done.