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October 2, 2012
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Sep 30, 2012, 3:13:15 AM
Microsoft Windows Live Photo Gallery14.0.8117.416
Nature Upside Down by PhotographsByBri Nature Upside Down by PhotographsByBri

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This time, I’ll try to write something more close to a critique… but inevitably… there’s a poem at the end! I’m incurable!!!
This pond is like a mirror of the contradictions of Nature. She turned yellow the leaves of one of the trees and the other one remains absolutely green. Some things are meant to have an end… to be born again, and some are meant to remain apparently unchangeable. Both are part of the natural continuity of life, the cycles and mechanisms of Nature themselves.
Your image has within a kind of chronology where all times are shown in a sequence and entangled; a chronology that is made of colours and reflections. The red and yellow that surround the pond and are reflected on the water are the dominant colours, warm colours that contradictorily announce a near end. The original trees, the yellow and the green, can’t be seen, only the reflection, as if they represented the inscrutable mysteries of Nature that human understanding can’t apprehend fully. If their reflection wasn’t seen on the pond this idea of contradictory cycles would be diluted.
The perfect reflection of an intense blue sky underlines this idea of natural contradiction. Such a blue sky can only evoke life, energy, continuity, permanence. Of all the things seen here, the sky is indeed the only one that will remain almost unchangeable. The new leaves won’t be exactly as the new leaves of the previous year. The pond will have more or less water, more or less clear. The water plants will give place to other water plants, probably of the same species, or will reproduce in a different way. But the sky, the sky will remain the same. What better background / mirror to all the changes that are undergoing around?
The reflection of the trees is so clear and sharp that could be taken by the original trees (I turned the image upside down and it functions perfectly)… and then the natural contradiction and the constant change of everything would be… what really is… a beautiful Fall scenery where the contradictions make sense… in the colours and in their natural meaning.


I see you
You are tall and green and unchangeable
I’ll remember you when I’m gone
My memory of you is a mirror
Where I find what I will be
Again and again, endlessly.
I’ll be back to your side
And for a while, we’ll live in the same perfect green harmony.
Give me your hand
Take my hand
Let time flow
We are just what we are.

I see you
Your leafy yellow arms are open to the sky
In ecstasy, in silence, you deliver your soul to the wind
Once again, you’ll give a piece of your body to the earth
And the earth will give you back a new life
As the green life I carry constantly within.
I see you leaving.
I’ll be here when the snow is gone.
Give me your hand
Take my hand
Let time flow
We are just what we are.

Suy / São Ludovino, 3/8/2013 – 0:30 a.m.

Note: I wrote the “critique” yesterday when I chose this image as a favourite… but a poem was dancing in my head… I wrote it some moments ago.
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motherearth01 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent shot!
PhotographsByBri Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Thanks a bunch :heart:
motherearth01 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
My pleasure and you are welcome!
1001G Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
cute.......and ty so much for all the favs! your fall shots
PhotographsByBri Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Thank You and no prob :D
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candysamuels Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
so pretty, i want one of each hanging on my wall.hahah
PhotographsByBri Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Aweee thanks a bunch. :huggle: :heart:
candysamuels Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
gigi50 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
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