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Arboreal by MaddLouise Arboreal by MaddLouise
experimenting on 35mm film
taken September/October 2012 :camera:

Just a few quotes about trees that I found here: [link]

“For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. They are like lonely persons. Not like hermits who have stolen away out of some weakness, but like great, solitary men, like Beethoven and Nietzsche. In their highest boughs the world rustles, their roots rest in infinity; but they do not lose themselves there, they struggle with all the force of their lives for one thing only: to fulfil themselves according to their own laws, to build up their own form, to represent themselves." ― Hermann Hesse, Bäume. Betrachtungen und Gedichte

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.”
― William Blake

“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease. Every hidden cell is throbbing with music and life, every fiber thrilling like harp strings, while incense is ever flowing from the balsam bells and leaves. No wonder the hills and groves were God's first temples, and the more they are cut down and hewn into cathedrals and churches, the farther off and dimmer seems the Lord himself.”
― John Muir
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SnapShot120 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! I've featured your amazing work here: [link]
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MaddLouise Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! :hug: I really appreciate it.
&I apologize for the late reply.
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arctoa Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Student Photographer
An ethereal aesthetic; this feels like a scene from a dream or half-forgotten memory.
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MaddLouise Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I appreciate your description :) :heart:
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arctoa Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student Photographer
You're most welcome.
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SnapShot120 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is cool
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MaddLouise Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you kindly :)
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