Thursday, July 8, 2010

Up

Sometimes it only takes a shift in perspective to reveal a whole new view. Here, a row of cypress trees reach for the sky along Arroyo Drive. I usually find these long, skinny things a bit mournful but from this vantage point I think they're full of hope.

14 comments:

Judy Williams said...

Gnome hats!!!!

Sharon said...

Love this perspective.

Mike said...

Cool shot!

Laurie said...

I love the idea of gnome hats!

Wayne said...

Pretty arty LA. :-)

ben wideman said...

Wow, I really love this image, Laurie. Great perspective!

Barbara said...

Lovely. And kind of mohawkish.

Shanna said...

I like the zig-zag line where the blue meets the green.
Very minimal.

Sumi Ko said...

It's a great shot...the Cypress look a bit croweded as they reach mightily for the clear blue skies of So. Pasadena!

Ken Mac said...

oh yea

dbdubya said...

I'm with you, Laurie. I usually don't like Italian Cypresses, especially when they are alone or in pairs. But they make a beautiful green wall like this one and when in the right place, are very effective. Many years ago I bought a house that had an ugly garage on the other side of a chain link fence. I planted a row of Italian Cypresses like this. I used them because I wanted a narrow hedge. Several years later, the back of the yard was an interesting green wall of cypress and the garage was nowhere to be seen.

I like the simplicity of this shot. Very clever.

Laurie said...

Thanks, everyone!

This is another happy accident brought to me by my sunroof. I really should do a series of things spotted through the sun roof. I've passed by these cypress trees dozens of times -- and yes, DB, you are right about them making a great wall -- but I'd never seen them quite like THIS before. I love using the camera to find abstract images in ordinary settings so this is a favorite. I'm glad you guys like it.

Until tomorrow...

Mister Earl said...

Green fire!

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Don't know how I missed this. This might be my second favorite photo (and I really do like the dirty bench) you should have left out the "name it" game on that one. Make them work a little bit for an interpretation