Valiant Vestigial

Valiant Vestigal

Valiant Vestigial

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This valiant vestigial of a tree, no longer living, has become an art form of line, light and shadow. Contrary to Native American beliefs, my way of thinking is the spirit of an person or object lives on once captured on film or light sensor.

Copyright 2016, O. Bisogno Scotti, All Rights Reserved

Nikon N6006 SLR AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D, exposure: not recorded, M-up mode, film: Kodak Kodachrome 64 Professional color transparency film, Manfrotto 3221 with Manfrotto 3265 pistol grip ball head,  Nikon MC-20 remote cable,  Plustek OpticFilm 7600i Ai, 35 mm film scanner, LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast 8 scanner software


21 thoughts on “Valiant Vestigial

  1. You see beauty in everything, from the obvious that anyone would notice because it commands attention like a glorious tree whose arms reach to the heavens or a fanciful peacock strutting in a garden, to what most wouldn’t even notice like this stump of a tree the majority would consider merely dead and decaying wood and not worthy of any attention at all. Not only do you notice these cast aside orphans, you capture them in stunning images that bring out in them such beauty, grace and elegance. You never cease to amaze me with your art.

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  3. Jackie: Thanks for liking ”Valiant Vestigial”. I never went for the Japanese films. I stuck with the made in America Kodachrome for its truer color palette. For printing, I used German made Agfa Brovira flat matte paper.


    • I wonder if that stream once fed this now delicate remnant of a grand tree.
      From the size of the roots I think this was a large tree when it was in it’s prime.
      It is still showing it’s grandeur in the colours in the wood giving the appearance of still being alive.
      I feel in spirit it is very much alive.
      There is life in death, in nature, for those who see and feel the living in death.

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  4. M. Talmage Moorehead: Thanks for liking ”Valiant Vestigial”. It was captured July 1994 in S. Korea, never seeing the light of day until this blog post. I went to Korea thinking I wanted to come back with 3-5 iconic images in six weeks. I came back with one, but it launched a 23 year career in photography. Everything else was stored in a non acidic box…until I started in June 2009.


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