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Chris Breebaart Photography – finding stories

Capital Birch

The Netherlands, Oegstgeest – February 1979

The theme for the weekly Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #82 is ‘capital’

The noun capital can hold different meanings, and as always it is subjective what to choose to express a theme in a photo.
I like birch trees. I love the fine detailing from the stem, to branch to the twigs. From big to delicate. A birch can be intimidating, towering over me.
Looking up a birch gives me a feeling of humility. This photo is from 1979, a time when i was printing in a darkroom on paper. And loved big abstracts in monochrome.

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About the B4 retouch series:
I browsed my archive for pictures to publish. Some of them are partly retouched but most do have scratches, dust and stains.

The  picture was are originally shot with a Pentax K1000 on Ilford FP4, scanned from negative and tweaked using Snapseed and Marksta. Click the picture for a larger version.

10 Responses to “Capital Birch”

  1. viveka

    What a great take on my topic … I like birch too – and we have plenty of here in Sweden. Beautiful tree … beautiful image. You delivered again, Chris. *smile

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  2. Wendy

    Clever! Even way down here at the bottom of the world, I love the delicacy of the birch trees in my garden. They grow very large here probably because of the mild climate.

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