Before & After

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Before & After

Uploaded: May 09, 2007 12:13:12


1/40 at f/7.1; Lens 24-70 f/2.8L; Focal Length 60; ISO 200; Hand Held; Natural Light; B/W conversion in PSCS3

My wife and I spent a lovely afternooon at the North Park Nature Center in Chicago. While there, I saw this stack of firewood piled up next to a tree and thought, "is that a cruel joke?" None-the-less, I had to make an exposure.


Michelle R. Kovach May 09, 2007

I love it John! Wonderful textures & patterns! Perfect choice in B&W! #652383

John Caruso May 09, 2007

Thank you, Michelle. Your comments mean a lot to me. #4264616

Joy Rector May 09, 2007

love the textures and concept #4264678

Susana Ms Heide May 09, 2007

I absolutely love this John!!! The textures are fantastic in b&w!! Very creative title :o) A winner in my eyes!! #4264694

John Caruso May 09, 2007

Thanks Joy and Susana...I appreciate your very kind words! #4264707

Les Rhoades level-classic May 09, 2007

Super Title for a photo that really tells a story. Composed perfectly. What can I say nailed it! #4264738

John Caruso May 09, 2007

Thanks for your very encouraging words, Les! #4264765

Pat Gamwell May 09, 2007

Yet ANOTHER extraordinary shot, John! What a fabulous eye...(and the OTHER one ain't bad either! lol:) #4265039

John Caruso May 09, 2007

LOL! Thanks a whole bunch, Pat! #4265136

Patrick Rouzes May 09, 2007

A very craetive shot, John. Great comp here. Patrick #4265608

Bob Cournoyer level-classic May 09, 2007

Too Good!!!

Bob #4265658

Cesar J. La Rosa May 09, 2007

Excellent black & white conversion, John!!! Beautiful composition, textures and great title!!!
Cesar #4266017

Katarina Mansson May 10, 2007

John - you know I am a color person....but this....this is beautiful! Love the composition, light, textures and patterns! #4266398

John Caruso May 10, 2007

Thanks very much, Patrick, Bob, Cesar, and Katarina! You know I really appreciate it! (And Katarina, I KNOW your penchant for color, so I'm glad this one connected with you.) #4267020

Nikki McDonald level-classic May 11, 2007

I agree with everyone: great B&W, perfect composition, nice textures, wonderful use of light and shadow, strong design elements in the repeated design created by the chopped wood, and a title that helps us see the irony you saw. Great job, John. #4273899

John Caruso May 12, 2007

Nikki--Thank you for your very complimentary comments! #4274801

Susie Peek-Swint June 26, 2007

Many congrats John ~ love it!! #4440461

Dr Silly level-classic June 26, 2007

Way to go John. :O)

Nikki McDonald level-classic June 26, 2007

Congratulations on your third finalist, John!! #4441175

Les Rhoades level-classic June 26, 2007

Congratulations on the Finalist badge! Good luck in the next round. #4441785

Marie Fields June 26, 2007

Terrific finalist, John! Congratulations! #4442633

Chris Budny level-deluxe June 26, 2007

Ashes to ashes, springs to mind as a possible pun for the fate of the tree... ;) Congratulations, John, on your Finalists this month! #4442878

John Caruso June 26, 2007

I tip my hat in thanks to all of you! *tip* #4444236

Tonya R. Boles June 26, 2007

Congratulations. #4444336

John Caruso June 26, 2007

Thank you, Tonya! #4444394

Datha Y. Thompson June 26, 2007

CONGRATULATIONS John!!! WTG :0) #4444950

Katarina Mansson June 27, 2007

Big congratulations to the finalist on this clever composition&title John! #4445825

John Caruso June 27, 2007

Thanks very much, Datha and Katarina! #4446546

Sylvia Rossler June 27, 2007

Big congrats on another beautiful finalist John :o) #4446710

John Caruso June 27, 2007

I appreciate it, Sylvia! #4448006

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