Juxtaposition (I)

Barn and Tree in Snowstorm

Barn and Tree in Snowstorm

There are many contrasts and unexpected pairings in this picture:

1. Source of creation: man-made vs. nature-made.

2. Size: small structure next to towering tree

3. Shape: angular, block-shaped barn vs. the vertical trunk and river-delta branchings of the tree

4. Color: dark color of the barn and tree in contrast to the grey/white of the landscape

5. Inside/Outside: the picture was taken from inside a car during a snowstorm. The unexpected white blotches of snow on the windshield add dimensionality.

Experientially, the picture expresses my own ambivalence towards winter: the contrast between the bleakness of harsh weather and the intrigue of finding beauty and interest even in a snowstorm.

The theme for the Weekly Photo Challenge is “Juxtaposition.” Michelle invites us to share images that show β€œthe act of placing things side by side, especially for the purpose of comparison or contrast.”

About Beauty Along the Road

My name is Annette. I am passionate about nature, health, simplicity, self-reliance, truth, and life-long learning. Originally from Germany, I now live in Virginia, USA. I am a therapist, health coach, writer, photographer, and organic gardener.
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39 Responses to Juxtaposition (I)

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  2. Ninna says:

    A realy good picture! I like it very much!

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  4. That is a beautiful picture – you were quick getting that out for the challenge! MM πŸ€

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  8. Great photo showing juxtaposition of all the elements you describe, Annette, and like you said, a great way to show your ambivalence.πŸ™‚

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  10. Love your photo, it’s really beautiful. You should have this one enlarged, matted and framed!πŸ™‚

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  11. Tish Farrell says:

    Splendid image, stark but beautiful.

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  13. spnphoto says:

    Beautiful shot and tones!

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  14. What a fabulous photo, and I love your thoughts on it’s suitability for the challenge.πŸ™‚

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  15. tree girl says:

    I enjoyed the juxtapositions in your photograph, especially bleakness versus beauty.

    You really do have great weather for hibernating.

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  16. Tina Schell says:

    Wonderful capture Annette, and combined with your text a perfect fit for the challenge. Really nicely done!

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  17. mpejovic says:

    I really like the composition of this picture.

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  20. themofman says:

    I like it because I simply enjoy trees and photographing trees. You’ve captured this one standing tall and strong in the cold. I’ve done one similar before but with a much smaller tree.

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