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The Thinking Tree by gilad The Thinking Tree by gilad

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....


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North of the Negev, Israel
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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.
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Critique by Cyantre May 1, 2009, 10:07:31 AM
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.
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Clarityoga Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
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Sometimes in learning to find peace and joy in where you are right now opens up the whole world , th whoe universe to you
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cranberrycorners Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
It's great , Gilad! The title is a kill ! Kol hakavod . 
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a-strange-loop Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
Hello Gilad... I have lost touch with DA for quite some time now ... I used to love seeing your photographs here and I am glad that it was your work that has pulled me back to DA.
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SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Ha, perfect set-up!
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deviatedone Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Aaahhh! I see what you did there.
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RelativelyExtreme Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Too perfect :) nicely done.
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paulio Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Really love this shot!!!
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STEFFIE1 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My feeling after browsing your gallery on the whole is your creative and philosophical mind and a feeling heart are impressive. Nice works.
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elminino Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012   General Artist
classic
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pencilartistjohnjohn Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful..
can i please use this as a reference?
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rebel-brat Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
hi. i hope you don't mind but i've featured this on my blog, lessonsofsummer.com
i've set a click through link on this so that when someone clicks this picture on my blog, it redirects them here instead. (:
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GonzaloMacagno Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Professional Photographer
Awesome!! Beautiful! :D
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JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
You have been featured in my journal here: [link] :handshake: !
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diamondaria Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Simple and sweet. Which is what makes this so amazing! :)
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Cloverhanded Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!!! :D
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WhereRwe Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
Ingenious
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anabee291 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Interesting...
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sphinx74653 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Student General Artist
lovely
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TheFrozenDream Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome picture!...*__*
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eN-eL Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great catch!
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chaitshroff Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
amazing angle
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clarax78 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured Here : [link] :D
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missmamakari Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
this is so true and i love it. :P
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clarax78 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW ! Featured here : [link] !
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NudeCreationsDotCom Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Perfect title! ;-)
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rukyooko Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
amaaaazing !
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TheGirlOfTomorrow Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
hey,you are featured here: [link]

:heart:
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turpitude Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
Hey `gilad,
Awesome shot you've done here!
The simplicity of the landscape view, the tree on the hill and the giant puffy clouds relates to the roots of life. The shot was composed amazingly to create this subtle feeling of emptiness / bleak.
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CapricornElegy Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
omg!
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HARUNOBU Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
superbe photo!!!!
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GraphiteColours Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beauty in simplicity and the accompanying text was very appropriate too, pensive and insightful :)
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helasdunkelheit Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Professional Photographer
Wow.... beautiful and great idea =)
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EruvatarPT Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
genious shot! very simple but very expressive

oh and... very good thinking you have there (your own), ignorance is happiness :)
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desmaison Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
Est ce reel ?
Is that a real one ?
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1pro1xim1ity1 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010   Writer
This is utterly perfect.
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everypathtonowhere Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Student Photographer
Great idea! (:
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Libby-C-A Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Student Photographer
wow. BEAUTIFUL.
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Oz34n Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You did photoshop the clouds, didn't you?
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planetwaves Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
Great shot, but I'm confused. The metadata says 1/395 second???
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Avalon-Angel Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like the tree is thinking about something. It is a nice, balanced piece. :)
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sKxx Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
I love this picture, it's so clever XD
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raypo Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
ohh i ask me.. what is this tree thinking.. or dreaming :D just an amazing picture!!
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Ketike Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
It's very good picture! Great work! :D
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inubandit Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
i love what you had to write.
this is a great photo..
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iletisimcevahiri Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
I shocked..
..this picture is ,maybe, the most creative snopshot..
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Thielio Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
I love how simple this is. And it's such a great capture.
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And-true Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
:jawdrop:
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Totally-Obsessed Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Hey, do mind if I use your wonderful picture for a background on a website? I will say where I have got it from. Thanks :hug:
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TheGirlOfTomorrow Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Brilliant concept.
Amazing work.
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