songs about roving, rambling and plain hard luck & photography from the other side …

like a tree by the river I’m holding on

© Fields, Velten 2011 by Fritsch

I was born in these woods, and these hills are my home / And the fields will be ready when the spring time comes / But I’m just here for a little while / And I’m just here for a little while / Like a tree by the river I’m holding on / But everything gets gone / But everything gets gone (William Elliott Whitmore)

posted: August 24, 2011
under: black & white, hinterland, pictures
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11 Responses to “like a tree by the river I’m holding on”

  1. aptass sagt:

    My first though was children of the corn. But the corn was already eaten and the children all grown up and moved out..
    I like the dramatic sky, perhaps the photo would be even better without the tree. The fields together with the sky would still make a strong image I think.

  2. Francis sagt:

    “Happily
    happiness doesn’t know justice
    It comes when it wants
    and it wants unjustly

    Time for you to withdraw into the rustle
    of black silk attire
    rather than to dress up in smiles
    But is it your fault
    that like rain it caught you on the road by surprise
    that you didn’t have time to cover your silver head

    And now you stand like a lonely tree
    open to all the winds and birds

    And now you shine like a lake
    and whether you want to or not
    you reflect the sky”

    I can’t say better than this poem by Anna Kamienska. The tree, the dramatic sky, these main elements are there to make me wonder about life, about my position in the world.
    A great picture, Florian, a philosophical picture.

  3. Otto K. sagt:

    gorgeous B&W, love that sky.

  4. DomLOrtha sagt:

    Excellent BW again, love the way you contrast it to obtain deep blacks. Nice, nice!!!
    Have a nice day.

  5. This is beautiful. I love the contrast, and the b&w treatment is just perfect.

  6. Phil Vaughn sagt:

    The lonely tree is always striking. This one stands despite the taming of the land by farming and the denuding of the land by the harvesters. It stands alone in spite of the weather–hot or cold, calm or stormy. After all it is home. Aren’t we very much the same? Thanks, Fritsch.

  7. AR sagt:

    Schwerer, schöner Blues – im Foto wie auch im Text. Intensiv und berührend. Gefällt mir sehr. Danke!

  8. sherri sagt:

    quite a sky for the backdrop

  9. rian sagt:

    i like how you framed this.. :) nicely shot!

  10. Beverungen sagt:

    jedes jahr bei der ernte stellt sich der bauer die gleiche frage: was macht der baum auf meinem feld :-)

    viele grüße

    beve

  11. Aurore sagt:

    Sky, light, compo and this tree up in the fields… a soulful landscape in beautiful contrasts (as usual), love it !

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