Into the woods

♫ Before I quote H.D. Thoreau you might want to "check the meaning" of this. ♫

 

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to be mean, why then to get the whole and genuine meanness of it, and publish its meanness to the world; or if it were sublime, to know it by experience, and be able to give a true account of it in my next excursion."

— Henry David Thoreau

 

Download "Walden" as e-text, but be warned, it is not an easy read.

 

Check the aip expo set for the rest of the exhibition pieces.

 

Thanks for your comments and faves, critique welcome!

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  • iAbdulazizMh OFFLINE 5y

    Excellent shot well done keep going I wish you success :*
    Regards Abdul Aziz ....!!!!
  • André PRO 5y

    what a atmosphere Alexander, wonderful light..i feel like wearing flowers in my hair lol, have a great 2011 :))
  • Alexander Ipfelkofer 5y

    Thanks everyone! Much appreciated.
  • Cammino & Vivo Capovolto ☆ PRO 5y

    Beautiful atmosphere
  • Zach Bradley 5y

    My fave from Thoreau
  • sunset_man 5y

    Fascinating endless maze of tree branches
    Seen in:
    trees in mist
    Trees in Mist group.
  •  DocBudie PRO 5y

    marvelous capture alex.
    love the P.P
  • Andy Royston (Fort Lauderdale Sun project) 5y

    Really special. Nice.
  • azuk 5y

    I saw this beautiful photo in the group: Fog
    and Rain
  • Alexander Ipfelkofer 5y

    Thanks again everyone!
  • me_on_flickr 5y

    very cool! love this mood!
  • Es.mond PRO 5y

    amazing mood..great shot..
  • VirginiaMaria Stavridis 5y

    its like you took this shot out of my own dreams
  •  DocBudie PRO 5y

    the 2nd comment : now you getting closer to be a world class photographer Alex.
    i'm serious..!!!
  • Luca Cesari 5y

    Really interesting mood here.
    Nice tones and composition, too.
  • Alexander Ipfelkofer 5y

    Thanks everyone, this pic will be part of the exhibition next week, just received the print and it does look rather nice. We'll see how it will fare...

    Edit: The jury awarded me with the prize for best photography for my work, not a single picture per se, but I can't shake the feeling this photo had something to do with it, esp. since the curator afterwards told me that this photo reminded her of a movie "La Belle et la Bête" from 1946 directed by Jean Cocteau, in particular the scene when "La belle" went into the woods:


  • Healed By Art 4y

    Beautiful composition
  • Nicholas Crowe 4y

    even from the thumbnail this is an amazing shot, really nice job
  • by Ophelia photos PRO 4y

    love this one! perfect dream like look!
  • Chris 4y

    Awesome shot Alexander, that mist is perfect
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