Gordon Saperia  


Trees in Contrast by Gordon Saperia

January 2020 - Trees in Contrast

About the Image(s)

Technical: Nikon D850 with Nikkor 24-7- lens at 58 mm. F/10 ISO 100 1/100 sec.

Taken in December in southern Colorado on a trip from Boulder to Santa Fe. I was attracted to the graphic elements of the landscape.


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8 comments posted

John Zhu   John Zhu
My first impression is this is a good piece of art work: abstract, simple color, vertical trees with diagonal lines of mountain ridges and tree shadows. Just want to stand there enjoy the view or walk on the top trail.   Posted: 01/06/2020 11:57:30

Mike Patterson   Mike Patterson
I really enjoy seeing images like this -- not so much of a particular subject but rather something like a graphic design, an impression, an abstract. These look like they are either burned or dead pines. Against the white snow they offer a beautiful design. I enjoyed admiring this.   Posted: 01/07/2020 07:38:48

Nancie Clark   Nancie Clark
Oh my goodness!! I love all the lines. I can't decide if I want to follow them top to bottom or left to right. This is a beautiful shot displaying the delicate geometry found in nature. I love it!!   Posted: 01/12/2020 16:28:49

Gordon Saperia   Gordon Saperia
Thanks John, Mike, and Nancie. Indeed this was a grove of burned out pines. Sad but visually stunning.   Posted: 01/17/2020 05:29:48

Marla Henry   Marla Henry
I'd print this and hang it up on my wall. Nice job!   Posted: 01/23/2020 08:43:09

Gordon Saperia   Gordon Saperia
Thank you Marla   Posted: 01/23/2020 09:38:38

Gordon Saperia   Gordon Saperia
  Posted: 01/23/2020 09:38:40

Trinda Love   Trinda Love
I agree that it is a visual stunning image. Very compelling. And I am trying to give any advice as a piece of artwork, due to my being a painter and this being artwork.
You have strong leading lines coming in from the left, and a strong visual story going vertical with the tree trunks. And also a secondary but strong group of lines going from the bottom diagonally to the top left. All this makes for more visual "weight" on the top left side.
I wondered if you had more of the straighter burned trees on the top left you could include in the photo which would make the clump of trees on the top left edge less heavy weight-wise.   Posted: 01/23/2020 20:08:45