Death and Birth

Simple scene. A desert hill, some foreground growth and a monsoon storm growing on the horizon. But that’s the simplicity I love sometimes. I tend to look for super dramatic, wide-angle, busy scenes…but occasionally I find the lack of drama just as awesome.

The main element in the foreground is a dead tree of some sort…it almost looks like a bird sitting on one of the right top branches, but I think it’s just a snapped branch. There are a few cacti and of course, the growing storm behind it all. I dig B&W and love silhouettes…I always find it amazing how a scene can change so much when you just darken it to shadows and nothing more. The shapes take on new life and suddenly form something entirely different.

2 replies
  1. Jim Denham
    Jim Denham says:

    Mike, most silhouettes include the sun in some sort or fashion, and it’s cool to see one without it! Love how the foreground plays off of the background. Great shot!

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  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Scott Wyden Kivowitz, Mike Olbinski and Brian Matiash, Heath O'Fee. Heath O'Fee said: RT @mikeolbinski: Another photo from my summer monsoon chasing: Death and Birth – http://is.gd/fdoV5 #fb #photog <- Lovin' this silhouette! […]

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