What is life? Is life happens just when somebody else know about it? I mean, if nobody knows you're there, you might as well not be there, or even be dead. Am I right? People search for the perfect life all around the world, but I know better. I was just thinking that there is an old Chinese saying that tells that if you stand long enough in one place, the whole world will pass you by. I know he said it because he said that while standing in my shade. I remember I thought it would be great if it was true. I could really "see the world". A few hundred years later I can tell you that if all I've seen is what this world has to offer, the world must be a sad place. Seasons change, Rain and then sun and again. Night becomes day and day becomes night again. Birds fly, land, take a crap, fly again. Sometimes a Jeep drives by leaving a cloud of dust. Hundreds of years that I'm here and now I understand that the old Chinese was just trying to be nice, and give me hopes for an interesting future, but sometimes a tree is just a tree. The less thinking I do, the better the time I have. Because, after all, what is time....
Original color Version --> [link] North of the Negev, Israel
Vision : 5*. In a a so fast and big environment, it's always difficult to find such a special moment, when everything is in place. You saw it, and you're not lucky because you see "that" moment so often in your photography that's not luck but talent.
Originality : 5*. The image and the photograph are combined in a very spiritual way. Kind and clever words. Brilliant idea.
Technique : 4*. As I don't think it's technically difficult to get that. Still it's perfectly done.
Impact : 5* Composition, colors, and title makes of this deviation a catch eye, and oustanding piece of art.
The title is extremely clever, and it brings a whole new perspective to this photograph. It is very easy to imagine the clouds as thought bubbles.
The touch-up from the original photo really brings out the contrast between the ground and the sky. The earth tones towards the bottom-right corner of the photo also add a bit of texture to the ground which works really well against the color of the sky.
For some reason the tree being on a hill brings a certain amount of charm to this piece. It seems that everything came together to make this piece truly fantastic.