beautiful imagery with these words I do not know California very well...I've only been to San Diego and San Jose briefly...my husband's corporate HQ are located there so maybe one day we may end up there...love the B & W with one color...is that a camera function? I do not think mine has it unfortunately, but my husband's old camera had it...BG
breathtaking, once again - breathtaking, this nature in itself, your eye and soul: they merge and what results is a wonderful symphony of the elements, which celebrates the primordial seeds of life in which all life is contained, both its birth and its death, the never-ending cycle... i adore how the reddish-orange patches in the tree bark, contrasted with the dark greys, seem to be the heart of fire inscribed into the texture of death...
Dramatic, kind of sad but with hope...Beautiful shots...
These images are stunning. (Sometimes I find myself wondering when will Stickup post some more photos, and then you do, and as always, they are worth waiting for!) And it is quite stunning too, to contemplate those forces that create such diverse life, and those that destroy it. The desert landscape is ever changing, its form mostly shaped by subtle forces as in undulations of a sand dune sculpted by prevailing winds. But now and then, by abrupt violence as with a bolt of lightning, or a torrential flood. Unfortunately, man ranks high in the ranks of the 'destroyers', whether in the mad and deliberate dropping of a bomb, or by the careless indifference of a tossed cigarette onto a roadside tumbleweed.Thanks again for giving me another moment to pause and focus on the largeness of life as your photography suggests.
Burnt Out – a perfect description of how I feel. Your photos give me a reason to go on. Thank you, Stickup for sharing your gifts with us all.
True beauty on what a fire left behind. The close-ups are incredible and the 6th shot is outstanding. You have a great eye!
Oh, oh, oh, oh, and oh...I'm breathless. And speechless.You are giving us some of your very best here.It is amazing there is anything left at all other than ashes, I guess the fire raced through but didn't stop to consume all... fortunately for us, for you...The poem is lovely too. Perfect company for the photos... the photos... the photos...
You found the perfect poem for these photos--even to the carob tree... I feel i'm looking at piles of snakes or maybe pinecones; then it's a blackened forest... An amazing fantasy of images, the dark side of a fairy tale, the underworld of mythology... Incredible post, Stickup.
Too bad! Hopefully the power of nature to the miracle of you to regain what was lost. Sad but beautiful footage. A hug. Elena.
The desert's excrescence - a testament to survival.(5 and 7 are Munch-like sensational)
Can a palette be both subdued and intense at the same time? I love the depth of the charcoal hues and the intensity of the red wood: to say nothing of the rich textures. And the words go so well with the images. I felt like I was climbing and adventuring along with you--that the words were your own, they seem to fit so well with the images.
Bitter sweet photos. The photos are beautiful but wild fires are so sad.
Wonderful detail in these pix, great stuff!
I am at awe, the way that capture the beauty of post extinguished controlled burns that were once blazed the skies with dark flames and grey smoke that now are combustion of living colors.Very nice.
Beautiful words and photos! Where did you take these fantastic shots...
Pictures like a rebirth of hope .. This resilience that develops some people ... some species ...On the way purely photographic, your photos are superb, I love the contrast between black and flesh alive, pulsating under the bark of the tree burned ..Another series full of strength, power, nature is so beautiful in your country ...:o)
You're making me homesick.