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Romerìa de El Rocìo
the wait
Great Gray Owl
Sunrise
Colorful Nightscape
Cedar Waxwing in flight
God's stage
Untitle
Memorial to the 'Forgotten War'
Statue of Freedom silhouetted by the full moon
We Call BS
Fires 9, 2018
Don't Tread on Me
Mt.fuji in Red
Full moon aligned directly above the center of the US Capitol.
At the Top
Water Lilies
Red Clouds
Natural Decor
Cow boy
Nirvana Love Beach
Arina's Portrait. Time Travel.
Angry Hummingbird Smackdown Fight
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Fires 9, 2018

Fire, not only a common thread that unites humanity but a universal continuity linking modern man to the earliest inhabitants of Britain's woods and forests.  With deeply symbolic narratives spanning the human and natural world, it brings together the opposing themes of life and death, creation and destruction, love and loss, nature versus culture, and numerous other mythologies and meanings that we ascribe to it.  The small fires present in these images cast the forest in a warm light, holding back the dark, bringing a sense of safety and comfort not only transforming the forest but temporarily altering it. A man-made fire however must be built and lit, tended and fed. Its mere presence implies the existence of people, and the human narrative remains despite their absence. The viewer is left to weave their own experience into the woodland, invited to enter, to sit down, to be silent and still; to become a part of the wood and for a time to find a place within it.

TAGS: Dusk, Landscape, United Kingdom, Woodland

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Wareham, United Kingdom
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© Ellie Davies.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 03.2018
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Filed Under: Altered Images
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 2, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Camera Make: RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD.
Camera Model: PENTAX 645Z
Focal Length: 55mm
Shutter Speed: 1/14
Aperture: f16
ISO: ISO400
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PHOTO LOCATION Puddleton Forest, Dorset, United Kingdom