Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Tower and the Trees

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There was something irresistable about this vision of a man-made structure groping skyward through the primal forest. Not so much that exact dichotomoy -- a microwave tower rising over palm trees would have fitted that discription well enough -- but it's combination with elements that speak to our social memory... A gothic-architecture tower that looks like some elaborate church steeple (though I never found out what the tower actually is), rising out of a deciduous wood at the beginning of winter, now that harks to legend. I took this shot at maximum optical telephoto across a valley, from a steep street in Sheffield, UK, looking directly over the railway station and up the far side of the valley to this forest, where this tableau echoes the past in contrast to modern Sheffield on the near side. Fuji FinePix S5600, automatic; November 2007. Image by Mike.

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