Picture This Photo Contest – End of the Line


The them for this month's Picture This Photo Contest over at Gardening Gone Wild is End of the Line. Here's my entry (click for larger view):

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Volunteer ivy growing on concrete retaining wall outside the Campus Store, Cornell University.

Technically, not the best shot I've ever made. But I've probably had more comments about this picture than any other I've taken.

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November 8, 2009

Erin @ 7:49 am #

Love it. Like a bright red octopus stretching out its tentacles.

Wow. What a stunning color. I love the way ivy spreads itself, the incredible detail as it becomes smaller and smaller at the ends of the branches.

Thanks for the inspiration.

Lisa at Greenbow @ 2:35 pm #

It is probably the contrast in the colors. You can see the end of the ivy too. Very good.

Melissa @ 5:13 pm #

Strings of hearts pointing the way. I wonder what is down there to the left?

Susie @ 11:08 pm #

Oh my gosh, it is just a flat out fabulous shot. I’ve never seen such red leaves! Perfect shot for the contest!

November 9, 2009

That’s wonderful! I love the look of ivy in full color, and it is set off perfectly by the gray wall.

huni @ 4:57 pm #

Love this photo, I particulary enjoy these kind of compositions, where you have the feeling that nature conqueres back what was taken from it. The colours are just beatiful!

November 10, 2009

Teresa @ 7:09 pm #

THe colors of the leaves are amazing! Almost like they are glowing. Nice for your entry!

November 11, 2009

I commented on this shot when you first posted, and it’s one of my favorites of all the pics you’ve posted. The color is just stunning, and the shapes created by the vines are arresting. I LOVE this pic, and I hope you win. If I could just get ivy to grow like this for me . . . . . . .

Diane @ 8:21 pm #

Oh, beautiful!!

November 12, 2009

Very rich color; a great shot. Also, I’m pleased to see a blog originating from just up the street where I grew up. My dad still lives on Ithaca road, and several of my good friends lived on Ellis Hollow road–or on side streets off of Ellis Hollow Road.

November 13, 2009

Leslie @ 9:25 am #


November 14, 2009

Grace @ 3:35 pm #

It’s going to tough to beat this one!! Fabulous color and both elements of metaphor and literal are depicted so well.

Little Wing @ 3:53 pm #

I can see why you would have many comments. That is a very striking image! A very good choice for the contest.

November 15, 2009
November 18, 2009

Town Mouse @ 7:28 pm #

Usually, I really don’t like Ivy. But I make an exception in this case. Beautiful shot!

November 22, 2009

John @ 6:42 pm #

Stunning! That red color is really striking against the wall.

December 21, 2009

Garden Lily @ 11:59 pm #

What amazing colour! If I didn’t know better, I’d think it was photo-enhanced.

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