Into the woods

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    ♫ 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

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    1. iAbdulazizMh OFFLINE 40 months ago | reply

      Excellent shot well done keep going I wish you success :*
      Regards Abdul Aziz ....!!!!

    2. areyarey 40 months ago | reply

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

    3. Alexander Ipfelkofer 40 months ago | reply

      Thanks everyone! Much appreciated.

    4. Zach Bradley 40 months ago | reply

      My fave from Thoreau

    5. sunset_man 40 months ago | reply

      Fascinating endless maze of tree branches
      Seen in:
      trees in mist
      Trees in Mist group.

    6. Sayid Budhi 40 months ago | reply

      marvelous capture alex.
      love the P.P

    7. azuk 40 months ago | reply

      I saw this beautiful photo in the group: Fog
      and Rain

    8. Alexander Ipfelkofer 40 months ago | reply

      Thanks again everyone!

    9. me_on_flickr 40 months ago | reply

      very cool! love this mood!

    10. Es.mond 40 months ago | reply

      amazing mood..great shot..

    11. v.stav 40 months ago | reply

      its like you took this shot out of my own dreams

    12. Sayid Budhi 40 months ago | reply

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

    13. Luca Cesari Photography 40 months ago | reply

      Really interesting mood here.
      Nice tones and composition, too.

    14. Alexander Ipfelkofer 40 months ago | reply

      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:

    15. Healed By Art [deleted] 37 months ago | reply

      Beautiful composition

    16. Nick Crowe 36 months ago | reply

      even from the thumbnail this is an amazing shot, really nice job

    17. by Ophelia photos 36 months ago | reply

      love this one! perfect dream like look!

    18. ChrisdMRF 35 months ago | reply

      Awesome shot Alexander, that mist is perfect
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      Seen on your photo stream. ( ?² )

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