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Posted by
Stu (From Scotland | Working in Kyoto, Japan) on 21 November 2009 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

The camera cannot lie, but it can be an accessory to untruth.

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Canon EOS 50D 1/125 second F/5.6 ISO 800 300 mm

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bigezbear from New Orleans, United States

Whoa. What is this? I'm taken aback. It's beautiful, deep and rich while still subtle in color and texture. Exceptional photo. Thank you.

21 Nov 2009 6:07am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

Photo mystery: a sheet hung on a flag? Interesting!

21 Nov 2009 6:28am

@Nina: Thx Nina! It's a fallen leaf on a tile roof.

christine from France

C'est une trés belle photo, j'adore le graphisme et cette petite feuille jaune perdue au milieu des vagues, c'est génial. Bonne journée Stu

21 Nov 2009 8:06am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Remarkable. An interpretive image that works so very well.

21 Nov 2009 9:39am

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

Simply brilliant Stu!!!!

21 Nov 2009 10:01am

k@ from Paris, France

Like a flag. Super compo, intriguing too*

21 Nov 2009 10:04am

zOOm from Paris, France

Utterly graphic and nice.

21 Nov 2009 10:10am

NicoleA from Aix en Provence, France

I love this picture !

21 Nov 2009 1:34pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

I have looked at this about ten times trying to figure out what it is, besides beautiful. I don't think I would have come up with roof tile probably because I have never seen a roof like that. Now I really want to see the whole roof.
I love the grain and texture in this.

21 Nov 2009 2:49pm

@Ralph Jones: Thx Ralph! If you have time to pop in here tomorrow all will become clear! ;)

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Very well observed and framed. Its one of those 'what is this?' shots that draws the eye and mind. Well done.

21 Nov 2009 3:51pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Very unique picture . It shake up my head trying to figure out what's the background where you spotted that little fragile leaf :)) It really does not matter, for I love it !

21 Nov 2009 4:26pm

vz-nostalgia from American Samoa

good stuff, Stu. Less is more. :-)

21 Nov 2009 4:32pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Fantastic image! Wonderful light and tones

21 Nov 2009 4:46pm

Adela Fonts Artús from Barcelona, Spain

An attractive and mysterious image. I always try to investigate the abstract. In your photo I see a leaf ... above ... (?) Greetings. Adela

21 Nov 2009 6:09pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

fantastic capture, very original

21 Nov 2009 6:18pm

Magrat from Nordhausen, Germany

Pretty mysterious, Stu! Love the colors and now... I'm waiting for tomorrow!

Greetings! Magrat

21 Nov 2009 6:24pm

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Aren't you CLEVER. This is a stunning work. Fabulous B&W and that drop of vivid yellow !
I'm glad to know that it is a tile roof....curiosity was killing me. Splendid !!!

21 Nov 2009 7:08pm

Antoine from France

Beautiful capture. Have a nice week-end. Antoine.

21 Nov 2009 7:48pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Very interesting subject you have found, I suppose that it is light and shadows lines.
I might prefer a variation: a square format keeping all the left.

22 Nov 2009 12:26am

Michael from United Kingdom

I read your explanation to Nina... I would never have guessed the answer. Just goes to show that nature can make some incredible abstracts too. Staggering shot.

22 Nov 2009 12:51am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Perhaps, one of your best ever. Then again, you have so many that fit that category.

22 Nov 2009 1:11am

Val37 from Tours, France

I like the suject ! Very nice !

22 Nov 2009 2:06pm

Daryl Johnson from Farnham, United Kingdom

Fantastic work.

22 Nov 2009 3:49pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

came back to see this one once again ... it is really so charming and lovely !

22 Nov 2009 4:10pm

Benoit Darrieux from Tripoli, Lebanon

"Fantasticly" sweet !!

22 Nov 2009 11:39pm

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

Splendid details for this abstract creation !
Love the framing ! :-)

23 Nov 2009 9:40am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

amazing lines -- amazing concept -- amazing image!

24 Nov 2009 1:07am

Ada Panich from S.Benedetto del Tronto, Italy

Very fine, love it a lot!

24 Nov 2009 9:28am