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Acerbus Aevum by Aurrum Acerbus Aevum by Aurrum
Lake Mountain

Acerbus Aevum
Latin to English
Acerbus - Dark
Aevum - Life

Dark Life
Reason I titled it this, was due to the trees. They seem dead however life was still given as you were able to see most of the trees shredding its skin revealing new life. Reason for the dark was due to the actual colour of the tree. It was black due to the fires that had occurred 7th Feb 2009 (Black Saturday)
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Wow, this is really breath-taking! I love the big contrast between the trees and the sky. The dark areas are really dark, and the brighter areas almost white. Yet it is still not a completely black and white piece, there is a blue-ish tone which adds a little mysterious effect to it. I also love the angle of this, which makes it seem like the trees are reaching out for the sky. The branches are very clear, and the more you look at it, the more wonderful the entire piece becomes.

I only rated a little low on originality, because many people like to take picture of trees like this. However, I do think that this photo is different from others, especially because of the absence of leaves. It looks a bit winter-y, like a snow scene, but there is no snow. Quite a mysterious photo!

I love your title for it, too, and your description. I love to read artists comments, because it can add a deeper meaning to the piece.
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arctoa Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student Photographer
A highly dramatic composition; an engaging tangle of limbs. Fine work.
IvanThe4th Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this would look really cool as a huge print; covering more than 75% of a wall. or a headboard.
Saraiza Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow.. I saw this and... itīs just magnificent!
the perspective and the long, lank trees... just perfect
love it :D
great work
smileyface9 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
this is awesome!!! :D
Aurrum Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Student Photographer
thank you :)
smileyface9 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
your welcome :) hey if you have time you should check out my photos and art. :)
mjvj56 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
You have been featured in #CasualPhotography 's Best and Brightest for July. You can find it here: [link]
Aurrum Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Student Photographer
AWESOME!! =D thanks a lot :D :D
FretlessPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Again, perfect. Love the darkness of the tree against the almost white sky! Im big on contract, so this to me is just perfect!!
Aurrum Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Student Photographer
I was going to make it all white, but figured I'd stick with the tone it had already :)
Thank you ! :)
FretlessPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Im glad you did. I would be interested to see it all white, but i think this is great!!
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July 16, 2010
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Camera Data

Canon EOS 500D
Shutter Speed
1/256 second
Focal Length
18 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jul 4, 2010, 2:38:17 PM