I am really liking this one. The branches provide a great abstract pattern and the leaves really pop against the red background. I might clone out or darken the whitish spot LLC (and a bit in the LRC), but pretty minor. This one has a real strong impact with the dying look of the branches contrasted with the new, optimistic growth of the leaves.
I too am really enjoying this almost but not quite abstract image. The green leaves really pop against those barren branches underneath and what a pattern they provide. I would clone or burn down the two distractions in the LRC and the LLC as they do pull my eye quite a bit. This is a really nice find, Joao!
This is real find, a gem of an “almost abstract”. The green of the leaves play off beautifully against the red of the soil as does the barrenness of the branches against the fresh new buds. I agree with both David and Harley that cleaning up the llc and lrc would put the icing on the cake of a wonderful image.
What a treat! So glad you posted because for many, many years I have eye vines growing on walls like these - in all different seasons. Most times they are on sound barrier walls along roads and freeways which aren’t always condusive to stop and photograph - but I keep seeing them. One of these days I’ll find a way to photograph.
This find is wonderful! Of course obvious with the sprouting leaves among the dead - or dormant lace of vines. Love this!
I will echo the slight distractions on both lower corners. Not a deal breaker and perhaps there’s a reason you intened to leave in there - maybe limited cropping choices, etc. But for sure an overall wonderful capture and presentation.
Here is an alternative. I haver found that with such compositions moving close and far with the camera seems to change the composition from looking busy to more ordered. The arrangement of lines within the frame is critical so I experiment with that. Just my opinion.
You touch on an important topic that many of us, including me… that we seek perfection - or conversely look for imperfections. Easy enough to agree on sensor dust spots or other imperfection - an errant branch just breaching the edge of a frame, or maybe a couple of “floaters” in a nicely mirrored reflection. But what I know I need to pay more attention to is that nature - or even semi-natural scenes like your are not perfect and really we shouldn’t always strive for perfection. I think this is what you’re driving towards. And of course everyone’s definition or perception of imperfection vs. perfection varies wildly. And that’s ok. My next posted image will be full of imperfections.
One of the things I love about photography is how may options we have; there are so many directions a scene can be taken and tell very different stories.
I enjoy your original image, and can see how it nicely fits the tree concept you note, but I love @Igor_Doncov’s crop and the way it focuses on the tension between the lines of the older vines and the leaves of the new life.