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Copyright: Gisela Back (giba) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 34 W: 63 N: 33] (327)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-30
Categories: Daily Life, Nature
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-19 6:59
Viewed: 1759
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Wood has been used for millennia for many purposes, being many things to many people. One of its primary uses is as fuel. It is also used as a material, for making artworks, boats, buildings, furniture, ships, tools, weapons, etc. Wood has been an important construction material since humans began building shelters, and remains in plentiful use today.

In its most common meaning, "wood" is the secondary xylem of a woody plant, but this is an approximation only: in the wider sense, wood may refer to other materials and tissues with comparable properties. Wood is a heterogeneous, hygroscopic, cellular and anisotropic material. Wood is composed of fibers of cellulose (40%50%) and hemicellulose (15%25%) held together by lignin (15%30%).

A tree increases in diameter by the formation, between the old wood and the inner bark, of new woody layers which envelop the entire stem, living branches, and roots. Where there are clear seasons, this can happen in a discrete pattern, leading to what is known as growth rings, as can be seen on the end of a log. If these seasons are annual these growth rings are annual rings. Where there is no seasonal difference growth rings are likely to be absent.
Within a growth ring it may be possible to see two parts. The part nearest the center of the tree is more open textured and almost invariably lighter in color than that near the outer portion of the ring. The inner portion is formed early in the season, when growth is comparatively rapid; it is known as early wood or spring wood. The outer portion is the late wood or summer wood, being produced in the summer. In white pines there is not much contrast in the different parts of the ring, and as a result the wood is very uniform in texture and is easy to work. In hard pines, on the other hand, the late wood is very dense and is deep-colored, presenting a very decided contrast to the soft, straw-colored early wood. In ring-porous woods each season's growth is always well defined, because the large pores of the spring abut on the denser tissue of the fall before. In the diffuse-porous woods, the demarcation between rings is not always so clear and in some cases is almost (if not entirely) invisible to the unaided eye.

source: wikipedia

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Hi Gisela.
Very nice textures, good point of view.
Thanks for your my first photo visiting and welcome messages.


I like this a lot, them lines and the compo and grays, you seen this like a work of art, it is better then a lot I see of late, Art

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  • Ratna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 221 W: 68 N: 204] (1231)
  • [2006-10-19 11:16]

Halo Gisela.
Interesting composition. what I mostly love here is the color tones. It's like being converted to sephia tone. Good details too. TfS,

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2006-10-21 6:15]

Hi Gisela,

Excellent captured, I like the textures, details and pov, good work.


Hi Gisela,

Great details and textures of the wood! Nice colours and lighting!
Well done!!


Simple and interesting composition, good idea with sepia, needs a bit of sharpness but the note made me to smile; did you prepared your lessons for school?

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