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    a season change picture

    This morning, while finishing the transport of some caffeine from the kitchen to the back yard, I noticed this photo op. OK, call me weird, I knew it before you did. I keep a couple skulls posted around my property. This one is from one of our less fortunate cows from when we raised cattle. The bright tree and positioning of the skull looked like a picture opportunity. Dunno what message it sends, but, 'what the hey'.
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    We don't have many leaves left up north of you in IA. (Except for the ones in my yard) Looks like you have a beautiful fall down there?
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    Frank,

    That's not wierd, it's just wierd-normal... When I lived in Houston I had a couple of those long horn skulls, one posted at the garden's entrance to remind me, every time I walked through it, that the frost was coming (a hard thing to remember in Houston). I had one nailed to a tree as well, just because, well, what the heck, it's Texas...

    Anyway, nice photo...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Dunno what message it sends, but, 'what the hey'.
    I like it Frank. I think it demonstrates really good composition. I think the skull and the tree, falling asleep for the winter, complement each other and the juxtaposition of the bleached white skull and the brilliant color of the tree is great.
    Well done!
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    All I thought was, skull white sure don't make good camo!!
    Have a few cows, a couple of skulls, yep, I'm weird also!

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    We are in our color peak here in the valley while the surrounding highlands have been there and are on the down side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Dunno what message it sends, .....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie Heuer View Post
    I like it Frank. I think it demonstrates really good composition. I think the skull and the tree, falling asleep for the winter, complement each other and the juxtaposition of the bleached white skull and the brilliant color of the tree is great.
    Well done!
    Thanks. About 7 a.m., the rising sun caught the tree just right and really lit it up. I needed something in the foreground to make it more than just a 'tree' picture. The skull was perfect.
    BTW, is it OK to say "juxtaposition" on a family forum?
    Sounds like you might be an artist/photog type.
    I have spent most of my life with a camera in my hands. My work, and skills, are more journalistic than artistic. I am able to capture pictures for the record or tell a story but the 'art' part has always stayed just a bit out of reach for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    ...I have spent most of my life with a camera in my hands. My work, and skills, are more journalistic than artistic. I am able to capture pictures for the record or tell a story but the 'art' part has always stayed just a bit out of reach for me.
    You might not have been trying, but I think you reached the "art" part on this shot. Sane as Rennie, I like the way the picture is composed, and it all works on several levels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Thanks. BTW, is it OK to say "juxtaposition" on a family forum? .
    Gee, I hope so!
    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Sounds like you might be an artist/photog type..
    Way back in the stone age when we processed our own Ektachrome and Tri-X I took a few courses and even did weddings for a while (worst job in the world). I'm way out of practice.
    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    I have spent most of my life with a camera in my hands. My work, and skills, are more journalistic than artistic. I am able to capture pictures for the record or tell a story but the 'art' part has always stayed just a bit out of reach for me.
    Ditto. I love taking pictures and sometimes hit one just right, but it's not repeatable with enough consistency to call myself talented, or even good. I keep myself happy, that's enough.
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