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Burl. February 12, 2009

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.

‘Another attempt at rendering reality in black & white:

twisted boll, black and white

I’d passed this several times before, but generally in the afternoon, when it was back-lit.  This morning shot emphasized the tortured grain of this deformed maple burl.*

Well anyway, I thought it was interesting…

* Corrected by Treeman in comments; I had called it a “boll,” which was incorrect.   Thanks, Treeman!


1. sylvia - February 12, 2009

That’s incredible! and how interesting and I love the black and white. Your other photos are as beautiful as always! Thanks!

2. ymp - February 12, 2009

It’s some great mixture of abstract art and medival sculpture.
Great picture!

3. littlebangtheory - February 13, 2009

ymp, welcome, and thanks! 🙂

4. sherry - February 13, 2009

that’s cool. i

5. tree man - February 13, 2009

It’s a burl!

6. FrankieAnon - February 13, 2009

This is lovely, and well-framed. It’s lucky that someone hasn’t chopped this down to make a table or something out of it.

I’m enjoying exploring your blog so much — how do I follow it? I don’t see a follow button, like there is on Blogger. ( I’m totally new to blogging….I didn’t know what I was missing!)

7. Pagan Sphinx - February 13, 2009

That’s beautiful! You submit this to Monochrome Monday. It’s really special. 🙂

Oh. Do you want to see my sunset photos from Hadley? Go to The Pagan’s Eye and scroll down a few posts to Sky Watch.

8. littlebangtheory - February 14, 2009

Treeman, welcome, and thanks. I’ve made the correction (so now new visitors might wonder what the heck we’re carrying on about!) 😉

FrankieAnon, welcome to my place. I think what’s saved this one is that it’s at roadside, and would be hard to steal without getting caught. Plus, the cracks and fissures run deeper than most I’ve seen, and I think would reduce its utility as veneer.

I don’t know about “following” blogs – I just toss them into my Blogroll and try to visit them more or less regularly (it’s been “less” lately, to my embarrassment.)

There’s also some way to get notified when comments subsequent to yours are posted, but I’ve never done that.)

9. littlebangtheory - February 14, 2009

Oh, and PS, I’m not a regular at MM, and don’t want to bore my “regulars” by reposting photos which I’ve used elsewhere.

But having said that, perhaps I’ll collect my last few B&Ws into one post for that purpose, so it can be easily skipped by folks who have seen them already.

Thanks for the suggestion! 🙂

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