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Old 06-19-2012, 09:32 PM   #31
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More big picture shots:

There is another shot without the truck passing by, but one of the points of this thread (in my mind at least) is to show what is really going on. I have a habit of taking photos that show only the beauty of things--and cropping out things like invasives...or a Japanese maple tree planted by a previous owner . I guess part of my point is seeing beauty among "the rest".

Another reason for the big picture is to see how far one has come. A "big picture" shot posted now, can easily become a "before" shot, that one can look back at in the future. Making changes, planting things, things maturing are often missed in close-ups.
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The truck is an important element of your photo, dap! It provides a powerful counterpoint to the bucolic scene in the foreground. Here we see the brutality of the industrial complex as it literally drives over (above) the life-giving embrace of the native environment. Well done!
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Old 06-21-2012, 01:47 PM   #33
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The truck is an important element of your photo, dap! It provides a powerful counterpoint to the bucolic scene in the foreground. Here we see the brutality of the industrial complex as it literally drives over (above) the life-giving embrace of the native environment. Well done!
Wow! Hedgerowe, you are so DEEP!

Well done on your part to help me see it. Somewhere from last year, there is a picture of the bluebird perched atop their nestbox juxtaposedwith a truck blurring past in the background.

Thank you for making my photo seem so purposeful.
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Old 06-21-2012, 03:28 PM   #34
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Deep indeed.
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:49 AM   #35
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The Big Picture-ockraz-1950349.jpg
Ok It's not my yard but I really like the artists take on...... The big picture.
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:08 AM   #36
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Rack em for that photo!!! Love it!!!
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:00 AM   #37
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Hahaha - that's funny.
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Awesome, and funny! Is that a Claes Oldenburg clothespin?
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I have it labeled as Ockraz.
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:22 AM   #40
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Ockraz huh? Wonder what that means? I got interested in oversized outdoor art and here's a fun site.
BIG art Claes Oldenburg, Clothespin, 1976

dap - please ID the plants in your photos, the tall white ones and the pinks. Your paths are narrower than mine, I usually mow two passes with the Cub Cadet, one and a half on the side paths. I just went out yesterday to mow again after a little vaca, it didn't take long for the grass to get long and my container plants to dry out. I had to do a lot of maintenance yesterday and today. At least it's back in the high 80s instead of 106 when we landed in Nashville on Saturday.
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