Tuesday, August 4, 2015

If A Tree Falls In A Forest . . .

If A Tree Falls In The Woods . . .

. . . and there is no one around, can there be an image? A variation on an old philosophical teaser about the difference between an event and its perception. We have George Berkeley to thank for this.

Getting a little hard up for material. Tomorrow is a travel day. By late that night we will be in very different climes. Pix by Friday.                         

If A Tree 2

9 comments:

Julie said...

I have been on the TGV, Bob, but only from Paris to Avignon. It is a lovely service and experience, and I am sure the Japanese "bullet" is even more refined.

However, that does not invalidate my "socialism" analogy. One doesn't need to have the backside out of one's trousers to be a socialist, just to think that life's spoils should be more evenly shared, regardless of who created the "wealth".

Railways are a group experience; roads are an individual experience.

s.c said...

Very clear and crisp. Better in B&W I think the green would be a distraction here.

Sharon Anck said...

I have a feeling that my home town of Quincy looked a lot like this after the big storm that hit there a couple of weeks ago.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Never mind the forest Bob, I had a tree such as this uprooted in my back garden during a storm .. there was no doubt only reality, and a huge mess :)

Halcyon said...

These shots are made for black and white. Beautiful!

William Kendall said...

Quite a mighty tree to fall.

Birdman said...

Hahaha Not surprised the quote came from 'berkeley'.
btw Headed to the Great Ghite North?

cieldequimper said...

Digging in more or less old archives myself... Are you Adams inspired?

Stefan Jansson said...

It can if you use a tripod.