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Brush Stroke
Brush Stroke

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Challenge: Minimalism in Black and White (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Houston, TX
Date: Jul 31, 2010
Aperture: f/13
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Nature, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Aug 1, 2010

I have a bamboo plant that has grown nearly as tall as me, and the tallest leaves reach up to the window. When I'm lying in bed I find myself just staring at the lines of the leaves standing stark against the sky. I find it very beautiful and soothing.

This is just the very tip of a bamboo leaf set against the sky. I thought it gave the impression of a brushstroke in a traditional Chinese painting. Like a long stroke with a calligraphy brush.

Place: 107 out of 177
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Views since voting: 550
Views during voting: 261
Votes: 139
Comments: 7
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08/09/2010 12:43:44 AM
Thanks a ton for the comments y'all. I haven't submitted anything in nearly a year so y'all have provided a nice confidence booster. Thanks!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/08/2010 08:32:23 PM
Incredible. The composition is what really strikes me. The "stroke" seems to end just outside the right side of the frame. Or does it?

I like that the image is soft and the contrast subdued. Adds to the mystery.
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08/07/2010 04:11:54 AM
very ZEN 8
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08/06/2010 08:49:52 PM
Simple and uncluttered, fits challenge well.
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08/05/2010 10:17:04 PM
beautiful... 8.
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08/05/2010 03:18:09 AM
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08/02/2010 05:46:48 PM
Very graceful lines.
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