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   CaliforniaMama  Tuesday Sep 18 09:46 AM

September 18, 2012 - Dancing Tree



This image has been all over the net. The photographer has been accused of using photoshop or otherwise manipulating the image. She assures one and all that she has not.

This spectacular photo of a tree was taken by Carol Lynn Fraser of Edmonton, AB, Canada. You can read her statement here.



Spexxvet  Tuesday Sep 18 10:17 AM

Looks limb-er



Trilby  Tuesday Sep 18 10:25 AM

I believe.

We're all interconnected, you know. This is Mother Nature having a bit of fun. Good for Her.



infinite monkey  Tuesday Sep 18 10:30 AM

Great Abba song, too.

So, if it's all real...where's the tree? Seems that would clear it up pretty quickly: I was standing 'here' and it was night. Oh yeah, I can see it too! I guess it IS real.



Trilby  Tuesday Sep 18 10:38 AM

I want to know if it has a belly-button.



Sheldonrs  Tuesday Sep 18 02:46 PM

Signed by "Mother Erte". :-)



Happy Monkey  Tuesday Sep 18 02:59 PM

I want to know if it's only seventeen.



Sundae  Tuesday Sep 18 03:10 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by infinite monkey View Post
Great Abba song, too.
Snort
Quote:
So, if it's all real...where's the tree? Seems that would clear it up pretty quickly: I was standing 'here' and it was night. Oh yeah, I can see it too! I guess it IS real.
Perhaps it's in her garden or on other private property and she got a bit spooked when it exploded across the internet. Not literally.

Ooh - maybe it's somewhere she wasn't supposed to be...


Gravdigr  Tuesday Sep 18 03:42 PM

The lighting in the pic didn't come from the camera, it came from left of the photographer. As if the tree is lit by artificial lighting all the time, as in a permanent display of some sort. Like some place displaying trees/shrubbery trained to grow in certain ways, perhaps.



mrputter  Saturday Sep 22 02:57 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by infinite monkey View Post
where's the tree? Seems that would clear it up pretty quickly
That's what I figured, too. I did a spot of looking into this, since I live near enough to Edmonton that I visit somewhat regularly and figured I might like to check it out.

However from what I was able to find, my understanding is that the photographer actually took this photo quite a long time ago, and it was just sitting around for years before The Internet finally took notice of it.

Point being, even assuming the tree did once look like this (not that I'm doubting it, let me clarify) it most likely no longer does. Even if it still exists at all.

(The photo was also, FWIW, apparently taken by her while she was travelling around on vacation. So it's possible she doesn't even remember exactly where the tree was - I pretty much stopped my investigation after getting that far.)


Sundae  Saturday Sep 22 03:01 PM

Mr P, I salute your investigations sir.



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