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the trees look like retinal capillariesLooks like my eyes after a night on the town.
There's a good reason why the trees look like retinal capillaries. For a tree, it needs to spread out its leaves to catch the maximum amount of sunlight for a minimum amount of trunk/branch material. In the eye, the capillaries have to deliver blood to a maximum number of cells while minimizing the amount of capillary material. See the Fractal Geometry of Nature for a more detailed explanation:http://tinyurl.com/ynovpv
Maple with dog Sunday morning.So clear that we got snow fog from it.
Bissage performed a scientific experiment on himself. . . so you don’t have to:Here’s what happened. First, I looked at those photos and thought they were interesting. You know, trees. Old trees. Old, leafless trees. Old, leafless trees with branches.Next, I consumed a large quantity of Diet Pepsi Max–Invigorating Cola.™ Why? Because it was in the fridge, that’s why.And then, feeling some odd side effects, once more I looked at those photos . . . and . . . and . . . and . . . TREE PEOPLE!!! . . . OMIGOD!!! . . . it’s TREE PEOPLE!!! . . . for real !!! . . . they’re reaching down for me with their ARMS!!! . . . their ARMS!!! . . . OMIGOD!!! . . . we’re all gonna die!!! . . . RUN . . . RUN . . . RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!! . . . AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!So you see, Mrs. Bissage really shouldn’t buy that kind of stuff just because it was on sale and she had a double-coupon.I blame her.
More 'Remarkable Trees of the World'In this case, photographed by Thomas Pakenham....
Two awesome photographs. These are easily among your best ever (IMHO), and that is saying a lot (because you've taken a number of great photos).I would love poster-sized prints of both of those on my walls.
Oh, and: Excellent use of the fisheye lens.
The Ents arrive in Brooklyn.
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