This creeper, which has completely taken over a fence  I pass by on my walks everyday, looks like some sort of insatiable alien creature, when stripped of its ivy leaves.

15 responses

  1. A decidedly creepy creeper indeed….so interesting in shape, form, texture and seemingly boundless “appetite” as it overtakes the life of that helpless fence. Great photo.

    Pam (and Sam)

    February 4, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    • Thanks, Pam (and Sam)! I hope I’ve successfully captured all you’ve mentioned because that’s exactly what I was going for!

      February 4, 2012 at 12:07 pm

  2. This is incredible! Definitely a creepy creeper!

    February 4, 2012 at 1:18 pm

  3. It does look like an alien!
    It’s such a mess, but a beautiful mess.
    Love the post-processing!!

    February 4, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    • Thanks, Pablo. I hesitated on my choice for post-processing. I’m glad you think it works.

      February 4, 2012 at 5:47 pm

  4. I’m petrified…Make sure you carry a stick on your walks.
    Seriously…. these are fabulous images.

    February 4, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    • Thanks, Stuart. Don’t worry: I carry all the necessary laser weaponry on my outings.

      February 4, 2012 at 5:57 pm

  5. A beautiful tangle.

    February 4, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    • Thank you, Karen. There is something beautiful about this vine, despite or thanks to (I can’t decide which) its creepiness.

      February 4, 2012 at 6:00 pm

  6. sandy

    That vine could star in a movie!

    The Creeper!

    February 4, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    • Sandy, your comments often make me laugh out loud. You have the best sense of humor!

      February 4, 2012 at 6:06 pm

  7. Great detail…my only thought would be there is nowhere for the eye to rest…or at least I didn’t find one 😉

    February 5, 2012 at 10:17 am

    • Thanks for this observation, Steve. I tried cropping from different angles to address this before I posted (because I felt the same way), but the creeper just outdid me! Perhaps we can consider it an “invasion” of the eye! 😉 Seriously, though, I wondered at the time of posting, if there are times when patterns and the overall “feel” of an image give it worth, when it is lacking a strong composition… Perhaps this can be a question for a future post.

      February 5, 2012 at 11:59 am

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