mb - 03.12.09 - Baum am Weg - Tree on my Way

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Same tree at different seasons:




03.12.2009 above


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Comments (12)

Vladimir Royter on January 14, 2010

Excellent! Ikebana :) Vladimir

A.Lebacq on January 17, 2010

Beautiful and nice B&W picture May, nicely composed, well done.

Greetings Arthur

Bedri Akçay on January 22, 2010

Very nice foto; Bedri / Turkey

Swissmay B&W on February 12, 2010

Vladimir, Arthur, Bedri, thank you all for your nice comments! Best regards, May

Ian Stehbens on March 20, 2010

It is special to wander into your B&W gallery, May. Special indeed. My first impressions are that I have especially admired your tree images, enjoying your composition and your eye.

But the landscapes and the weather moods are also very good images, but I must admit that I love your coloured landscapes very very much, for the colour.

This set of individual trees are excellent.

Best regards,


Ирина Лапис on November 9, 2012

Wonderfull tree. L+F

May M. B. (Swissmay) on March 4, 2013

Dear Ian, thank you so much for your comment, sorry, I only just discovered it! I am delighted you like my trees too.

I certainly don't stop taking coloured photos, since I like colours as well very much :) but I have learnt working with b/w at the times, when I had my darkroom and I discovered the clear beauty and expression of b/w photos. That's how it came into my mind to open an own albun in b/w on Panoramio, so that I can frequently upload some photos.

Warm regards, my friend,


Ian Stehbens on March 4, 2013

Dear May,

I have seen your gallery as the benchmark to aspire to, the gallery of an accomplished photographer and of an artist. This image is a pure example of both. And I also appreciate the genuine conversations and affirmations that you share, and though the growth in Panoramio has limited the opportunities to converse, the friendship that developed and the inspiration you have been will never be forgotten.

This spring/early summer we will be in Europe, but there will not be opportunity to visit Switzerland, rather we will be in Istanbul, Berlin, London and Brussels with flights connecting them. Consequently I will rely on your gallery to enjoy the changing seasons in the mountains.

Warmest regards dear friend,


May M. B. (Swissmay) on April 6, 2013

Ian, my dear friend, I feel flattered, to read your words make me feel happy, thank you so much for your wonderful encouragement, I greatly apreciate it!

My best wishes for a safe journey to Europe! I do hope there will be some other opportunity for you to visit the Alpine countries and hopefully the Emmental. :)

Warmest regards,


Ian Stehbens on April 7, 2013

When the next opportunity arises it will include the Emmental, May and Lauterbrunnen and Engadin!

As you realise it is a costly exercise especially now that retirement means I don't have an employer willing to pay for my travel! Retirement makes a difference in that regard.

I do recall the morning, in my early days on Panoramio when I discovered you had put one of my images into your Favourites, and I felt I could therefore call myself a photographer! - Ian Stehbens had graduated with an MB!

Warmest regards,


Swissmay B&W on August 14, 2014

Ирина Лапис, thank you for your many lovely comments and FL!

Kind regards, May

May M. B. (Swissmay) on August 17, 2014

Dear Ian, I have encountered again your comment above, which made me smile with a feeling of gratitude for knowing you. Thank you very much indeed for your kind words, because it's me that learned so much from you in so many fields! As for photography, yours all tell a story about our Earth, what and why something happens, be it in geology or more so in people in so many different places.

Talking about a MB :) it certainly couldn't do you justice, you deserve much more, not only for your photos, but more so for all your wonderful work you have been doing in your life. As for the photos, I feel honoured to be in your favourites and I feel the greatest respect and admiration for you and - though it's seldom enough that I take my time to enjoy your photos and texts, you always have my appreciation, thank you for all, my friend!

My best wishes for you and your family,


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 14, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Swissmay B&W
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ7
    • Taken on 2009/12/03 14:05:36
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 34.40mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash