ROTFL. I am reminded looking at this pic of the "ugly man" who used to plague the park next to our high school. The "ugly man" had a favourite tree of which he was inordinately fond. I suspect the "ugly man's" tree looked a lot like this... Needless to say, all of us girls were banned from giggling and squealing at the "ugly man" and his tree.
Quirky and funny. Good shot. One question, though: are those colors real?
AV,Yeah, and I better not catch you girls giggling at me, either!!;-)Glenn,Thanks. Hmm... I guess that depends on what you mean by "real"! Certainly, if I showed you the original shot, it wouldn't look nearly as vivid as this one, which was heavily tweaked with photo editing software. I don't think I actually "changed" any of the colors, but I did my damnedest to enhance or bring out what I saw in my mind's eye when I shot the original (if that makes any sense!). I'm not really trying to represent "reality" with this kind of picture (but I don't want to make any high-falutin' artistic claims, either)--I'm just trying to make something that looks interesting to me, and if it looks interesting to other people too, then great!
Good for you. I've never posted a shot I haven't tweaked. Most photos look washed out to me. I like to give them a push, even if it's imperceptible to anyone else who might view the two side by side. It looks different to me.