Friday, October 24, 2008

Photo Hunt #13: Scary


IMG_0108, originally uploaded by airam94564.

There was a time in my life when dead trees/naked trees were simply scary, particularly when silhouetted by the moonlight. It could also be just a product of my over active imagination. I do blame all those horror movies though.

Before I thought they were scary; now I find them beautiful and full of character and personality.

49 comments:

Annie said...

That is such a beautiful photo! You're right, they are so often used to create an eerie atmosphere when really, they are quite lovely.

Have a nice weekend!

Mar said...

I love the silhouette but I can see it can be scary too! it's all relative...but your shot is wonderful. Happy hunting and happy weekend.

ian said...

it's so... Sleepy Hollow =] watchout for the headless horseman! mwahahahahahahahaha =]

EastCoastLife said...

I find dead trees beautiful too. That is a lovely photo. Have a great weekend!

Carver said...

It is interesting how point of view changes. I also love the beauty of bare trees but they certainly play a part in many scary movies.

Lizza said...

Ohhh, I know what you mean. Naked tree limbs can have a frightful effect. But photos like yours also show their simple yet powerful appeal.

Randi said...

That´s true - I love them too.
Great shot for the theme.
Happy weekend.

Expat Traveler said...

I totally agree with you.. They are very beautiful.. and at times can be scary... Great pick! :)

Pearl Maple said...

Wonderful photo for sky watch friday and warming up for halloween.

Thanks for sharing with us all in sky watch friday and your kind comments on my post earlier.

MaryAnn Ashley said...

It's has such beautiful contrast & texture! I have an over active imagination due to horror movie exposure too...

jams o donnell said...

I agree. The shapes stir the dark recess of our imagination. Great take on this week's theme

2sweetnsaxy said...

I still find them scary but only in the fog. Fog makes everything look kind of eerie. This is a really interesting tree!

leslie said...

You MUST come over to see my scary tree! bwaaahaahaahaa

Leslie said...

You're a great photographer! Well done for this week! :)

Bonggamom said...

Oooh, that is spooky! We see a lot of burnt trees on our way to Yosemite, it makes me sad that so many trees have died (but probably the rangers set certain parts of the forest on fire, on purpose).

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CRIZ LAI said...

Dead trees = Scary Movies. You got that right as I still could not get Freddy Krugger out from my mind :P

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Sue said...

Scary, but your shot makes it beautiful too :)

Gail's Man said...

Reminds me more of the bone that runs the length of a fish.

Blur Mommy said...

Love the tree!

SabineM said...

I love it!
Well captured!

heartbeats said...

Happy Hunting!!!

Dennis Villegas said...

now that is a bald tree... indeed, looks like a good element for a horror film

Sidney said...

Indeed....it is a bit scary !

Luke Wiley said...

I can see the bases of your fright. Very nice!

SASSY MOM said...

Agree, this belongs to a a horror film. But I love the shot.

napaboaniya said...

Scary but beautiful tree.
Happy Photohunting!!!

YTSL said...

Am with you there in seeing beauty in dead trees... but also some sadness at their passing.

tutubi said...

while some may see it as dying, i can see hope there. trees can regrow leaves there and bloom again

gen/entry here said...

If that is a person he just have a bones...Good choice. TC

Heart of Rachel said...

That's a great shot. I could imagine a scary image of that tree at night on a full moon.

I enjoy watching horror films but I have an active imagination too which leaves me more scared afterwards.

Joy said...

Yep, I find them scary, too. I think trees need leaves to make them look alive. Good shot!

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DanielCtw said...

Everyone's imagination is good for this theme... nice take.. the trees are very good for scary theme...

Share my point of view... said...

I've always find such photos mysterious and enticing in its own way. ;)

Yen said...

Very nice shot!~Where are the crows? :)

don said...

I like to find "bare branches" too. They do make beautiful silhouettes. Fine image.

Shinade said...

Oh my you did find a scary looking tree.

I love how you snapped the shot...with the tree in silhouette.

Gives it a very mysterious feel and creepy looking too.

Great job for scary.

Mine is here if you get a chance to drop by.

http://shinade.blogspot.com/2008/10/photohunt-4-blaze.html

I slept late and am not feeling too well today...so I am slowly getting around.

Happy week emd:-)

jmb said...

Lucky you got over that but they are very evocative of something scary just out of sight. Have a good weekend.

Tanchi said...

love it...would be better if this is in twilight...but it was so good! :)

Rambling Woods said...

This is a beautiful photo. Since starting to take photos I now look at the world differently as in what would look interesting in a photo. Thank you for visiting my scary election post. I was curious as to what country you originally came from where there is a holiday on election day...Michelle

Ellen said...

Hello, Have a nice week ahead!!

SandyCarlson said...

That is evocative! Subtly creepy and wonderful!

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

Yes it is scary but I must say it is very beautiful! Thanks for sharing these trees to us. Especially here in the Philippines, That is very rare due to we don't have fall here But thank you so much!

And I have to tell that your comment on my skywatch post made my day! Thank you so much! I hope I can never disappoint you!

God Bless and Mabuhay form the Philippines!

Steven^^

the donG said...

it reminds me of the trees in the Lord of the Rings.

almost halloween!

Manila Photojournalism said...

Autumn. My least favorite season because it heralds the upcoming cold weather.

Evocative capture!

Manila Photojournalism said...

Autumn. My least favorite season because it heralds the upcoming cold weather.

Evocative capture!

Manila Photojournalism said...

Autumn. My least favorite season because it heralds the upcoming cold weather.

Evocative capture!

NovaS said...

i might be late for my comment but at least i can share my feelings of this wonderful swf you shared last friday... keep it up.. and thanks for the visit and comment too...

mama meji said...

You are definitely not alone with those thoughts. I too relate leafless trees (plus lightning effect!) with those you see in horror flicks. Have a lovely day!

Louise said...

I totally agree about the character and personality. I love bare trees. This one IS a little scary, however! Perfect for the photo hunt!