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Redemption & Resilience

Mission Statement:
To document the city in an attempt to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the uniqueness of Detroit, her buildings, and her people.

Speramus meliora; resurget cineribus.
We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes.

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

oh wow, thats interesting. It looks like its falling,

28 Nov 2009 6:21am

Joan Felix from Jakarta, Indonesia

Just one word "PERFECT "

28 Nov 2009 7:58am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

An image that speaks to me! Superb reversal of fate! I love the stormy sky and then the large trees seem to lean toward the hero of the story!

28 Nov 2009 8:50am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Great b&w work Bill, at least this tree will remain safe. No chance of it ending up in someone's living room as a Christmas tree!

28 Nov 2009 10:19am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

I absolutely love this! Perfect light and shadows and stellar composition!

28 Nov 2009 1:48pm

Lambspun from Madison, Maine, United States

What perfect capture ....this tree so hardily caught with the swirling clouds in the sky! Absolutely gorgeous! Awesome composition!

28 Nov 2009 1:56pm

David from Detroit, United States

Great framing, and great contrast.

28 Nov 2009 2:31pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

That is quite the curve you have there, magnificent post-processing, melted a bit? super

28 Nov 2009 2:59pm

Emmanuelle from Sg, Singapore

Resilience is the perfect word for this image. Love this composition!

28 Nov 2009 3:13pm

christine from France

Finalement, la position couchée ne lui convenait pas, et aprés toutes ces années à l'horizontal, il se décide à monter vers le ciel.....extra !!!!

28 Nov 2009 3:24pm

Krishna Muroor from Bangalore, India

very well framed. trees in d bkgd marvellous

28 Nov 2009 3:33pm

dabbler from Minneapolis, United States

powerful title and image - stunning b&w!!

28 Nov 2009 3:49pm

k@ from Paris, France

Superbly moving one *

28 Nov 2009 4:31pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Excellent light! I like this one in B&W. Good choice.

28 Nov 2009 5:28pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

what a cool capture :)) almost down !!!

28 Nov 2009 6:23pm

Thierry Masson from orly, France

great composition, like a drawing

28 Nov 2009 9:13pm

e. from New York, NY, United States

WOW! This is an incredible black and white!

28 Nov 2009 9:21pm

Dinah Oude-Reimerink from United States

This preaches - beautifully - a greater glory - - Love it.

28 Nov 2009 9:26pm

manel from Girona, Spain

Cada vez me gustan más tus B&W...

28 Nov 2009 11:16pm

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

You gotta love that tree. Good tonal range in this image without blowing out the highlights.

29 Nov 2009 1:28am

Reno from Madrid, Spain

I very like this one, with this half-circle of the trees around the tree of the middle...(can you see it?), and the form of the sky too, half circle of trees and sky give a lot of movement to your picture and a lot of energy to the center...i love it! very good composition Ralph.

29 Nov 2009 6:36pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

A Dr. Suess inspired tree! Love it!

29 Nov 2009 11:32pm

Fusao from Tokyo, Japan

what a tree! incredible. very cool .

30 Nov 2009 1:24pm

Fusao from Tokyo, Japan

Congratulations on the spotlight!!!

1 Dec 2009 3:21am

@Fusao: Thank you.

Ben from Lyon, France

Wonderfull Black and White.Excellent contrast compo and framing. Love it.

1 Dec 2009 9:13am

Stu from Home: Scotland | Residing in Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful find and congrats on the spotlight! Super shot!

1 Dec 2009 3:01pm

@Stu: Thanks Stu. That means a lot coming from you, I have such respect for both the quality and quantity of your photos.

David from Gijón, Spain

Awesome shot! really nice
great job.

2 Dec 2009 5:31am

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Perfect shot and very appropriate title ... Congratulations on your place in the Spotlight!

2 Dec 2009 3:06pm

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Excellent shot, aptly named !

3 Dec 2009 3:28am

Joan Felix from Jakarta, Indonesia

wow..... honestly... all the situation on this photo is very very perfect.. Bravo!!!!

3 Dec 2009 2:26pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Wonderful ! It is super to see it on Spotlight page . many Congrats !!!

3 Dec 2009 5:43pm

Polydactyle from Montreal, Canada

Vey nice find and excellent b/w. Congrats!

4 Dec 2009 1:35am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

A beautiful picture and well composed and treatment, bravo!

4 Dec 2009 11:34am

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Magnificent - so very well seen and produced.

5 Dec 2009 1:46am

laurent from 93, France

wow it's truly wonderful, a great nature photography, the sky is awesome, the background trees are nice and the subject is terrific with this shape, the B&W is perfect

6 Dec 2009 5:12pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbe !

6 Dec 2009 9:08pm

Babzy from Besançon, France

extraordinary !!

6 Dec 2009 9:47pm

Paul Hartley from Toronto|Bancroft, Canada

love it

1 Jan 2010 7:06pm