Tree (Horror Vacui)

Tree (Horror Vacui)
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Although the reflection is a natural one, the waters of the Tar River took on a very unusual appearance, reminding me (just barely) of the Book of Kells and the tendency to leave no white space unfilled. In art this is known as horror vacui.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horror_vacui

See Horror Vacui 2 at www.flickr.com/photos/universalpops/5571217368/

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By David V. Hoffman on 2010-11-23 15:59:11
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40 Responses to Tree (Horror Vacui)

  1. Karen McQuilkin says:

    Wonderful image!
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  2. many smiles says:

    Congratulations!

    This is an Admin favorite in
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  3. Sienna62 says:

    beautiful patterns and color

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  4. monteregina says:

    Wonderful natural abstraction! Beautifully done!


    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  5. Vestige Images says:

    Thank you for the mini-lesson! This is a wonderful abstract. Is there ice on the water? THe colors look so compartmentalized.

  6. DomiKetu says:

    No, I won’t say it this time…


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  7. Portage the stream says:

    Thanks for posting the link with the info. Informational and interesting. Why one could enjoy the intensity, and others feel overwhelmed. Anyway, beautiful colors and patterns on your image . Incredible they existed. Well seen, especially with your concept. Nice work.

  8. tcpix says:

    Stunning reflection and colors!

  9. medtechno/Susan Werby Is Gone! Read Profile! says:

    I love when a reflection naturally occurs like this! The information was very interesting and I hope to retain some of it…The colors are beautiful and this, I agree with hellsbells1966, does make a wonderful abstract. It may have been there for the taking but YOU saw it!

    Wonderful, thank you for posting ..

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  10. many smiles says:

    beautiful light david… a splendid reflection

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  11. nvlmartin says:

    Great shot!!

  12. Bel 304 says:

    Congratulations!
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  13. G.LAI(on and off ,) says:

    I agree, your work is incredible!

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  14. e r j k . a m e r j k a says:

    Superstar material, this.

  15. aakkee says:

    Ohhhh ..OK! ..so this is a kiss of Klimt Gustav :-))

  16. griffers says:

    Great abstract reflection!

  17. Sam_Sims says:

    The essence of abstract impression. Nice work.

  18. socalgal_64 says:

    Wonderful, thank you for posting ..

    An excellent photo!
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  19. Thom Sheridan says:

    Oh….. another definate fave!

  20. Mimi Six says:

    definitely a ‘keeper’!!

  21. Tim Noonan says:

    I agree, your work is incredible!

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  22. typebarsmack (Steve) says:

    I love the placement of the strong vertical element. Great composition and a beautiful piece.

    – Steve

  23. StoryWorks by Suzette says:

    Beautiful work of art!

  24. Onasill ~ Bill Badzo says:

    Magnificent flow.

  25. Rob Goldstein - hopelessly behind says:

    gorgeous work!!

  26. buckethead777 says:

    Like a real painting!
    Superb work, David!

  27. Rob Goldstein - hopelessly behind says:

    Fine Work! Thanks for
    sharing your soul!
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  28. Aysha Bibiana Balboa says:

    Amazing work seen in

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  29. Photo--Graphy says:

    Very great shoot

  30. YnotMe57 says:

    it’s like a gold magma map! wasn’t aware of the term horror vacui…. thought it might have meant how u run home after seeing the Exorcist in the cinema! or the bowel movement thereafter!

  31. Greg In Southern Ontario says:

    instant artwork by mother nature!!

  32. Esther Moliné says:

    great abstract, wonderful reflections!

  33. David V. Hoffman says:

    typebarsmack and ibo.h–thank you both very much!

  34. ibo.h says:

    amazing light and reflections… looks like a modern painting!

  35. borzoibob says:

    Amazing nature, a great shot and an instant fav !

  36. D & E Grey Wolf Photography says:

    Absolutely abstract, fabulous shot!

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