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Resurrection, Issa Lake, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, 2006

This pair of fallen tree trunks creates a dynamic reflection that incongruously turns death into life. A pair of twin arrows sweeps across the image, helped by a floating log that echoes their path. I used my spot meter to brighten those arrows, making the rest of the lake much darker.

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Phil Douglis02-Mar-2007 17:13
Thanks, Ai Li, for this comment. I am glad you see the metaphor here: death is part of life.
AL02-Mar-2007 11:59
I agree with Christine on the great abstract quality, especially with the arrows. Beautifully emerging and sliding across your frame, as if they're cutting through the darkness and the dead, making them "bleed" with light and life.
Phil Douglis19-Nov-2006 01:42
Thanks, Christine. It is abstract -- the trees come out of darkness and vanish into darkness, and the reflections dynamically turn death into life.
Christine P. Newman18-Nov-2006 15:54
Interesting combination light/darkness. Almost abstract.
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