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Yggdrasil  the World Tree
Yggdrasil the World Tree

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Challenge: Abstract Macro III (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Harwich Port, MA, USA
Date: Aug 23, 2009
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: Aug 23, 2009


Place: 21 out of 177
Avg (all users): 6.2657
Avg (commenters): 7.1111
Avg (participants): 6.0986
Avg (non-participants): 6.4306
Views since voting: 2593
Views during voting: 256
Votes: 143
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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11/05/2009 01:07:23 PM
This is gorgeous. Hadn't seen it before!
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09/06/2009 03:19:46 PM
exactly what "Liberty" mentioned...only difference being, I thought of Terry Gilliam's Brazil.
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08/31/2009 11:14:38 AM
This is fab! Looks like something "Tim Burton" would use..Nice!
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08/31/2009 10:30:42 AM
great photo and with the post by ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Blackbox I learned something also.
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08/31/2009 12:59:28 AM
Beautifully done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/30/2009 09:13:37 PM
Nice, and great title with mythical references........!
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08/30/2009 07:43:55 PM
wow... this is awesome!
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08/30/2009 09:53:02 AM
Always love a good lesson as well as an awesome photo: 10

Found on Wikipedia:

Scholarly opinions regarding the precise meaning of the name Yggdrasill vary, particularly on the issue of whether Yggdrasill is the name of the tree itself, or if only the full term askr Yggdrasil refers specifically to the tree. Yggdrasill means "Ygg's horse", "Yggr" is one of Odin's many names, and according to this, askr Yggdrasils would be viewed as the world-tree upon which the "horse of the highest god is bound".[1]

The generally accepted etymology of the name is that Yggdrasill means "Odin's horse", which means "tree", and that the reason behind the name "Odin's horse" lies in the notion of gallows as "the horse of the hanged", and, according to this notion, the tree would then be the gallows in which Odin hanged during his self-sacrifice described in the Poetic Edda poem Hávamál. Both of these etymologies rely on a presumed but unattested *Yggsdrasill.[1]

A third interpretation by F. Detter is that the name Yggdrasill refers to the word Yggr ("terror"), yet not in reference to the Odinic name, and so Yggdrasill would then mean "tree of terror, gallows". F. R. Schröder has proposed a fourth etymology where yggdrasill means "yew pillar", deriving yggia from *igwja (meaning "yew-tree"), and drasill from *dher- (meaning "support").[1]
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08/29/2009 12:44:57 PM
Wonderful, love the dark gritty nature of it.
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08/29/2009 04:17:38 AM
very nice tones and contrasts
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08/27/2009 05:29:14 AM
Beautyful picture, BUT, an abstract image is not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature
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08/25/2009 12:39:26 PM
excellent focus...well done
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08/24/2009 01:09:50 PM
Not sure if this will score well but this is a simple abstract macro meeting the challenge.
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08/24/2009 12:44:38 AM
Really intriguin! Love the tones of this. The colors are really beautiful! Really nice shot!
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08/24/2009 12:30:03 AM
beautiful tones and detail
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