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Beach Collage

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 10 February 2009 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

It's wonderful the way the sea makes its deposits upon the shore!

The main cause for failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want at the moment.

-- Unknown Author
(I read this when I get into my D700 lust!!)

NIKON D300 1/125 second F/10.0 ISO 200 129 mm (35mm equiv.)

Barbara from Florida, United States

The natural placement of things give an opportunity for a great shot. I like the tone and framing.
I needed the quote earlier when I was looking at all of those lenses today.

10 Feb 2009 5:05am

@Barbara: You and me both on the quote!

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Stunning! Your processing is perfect for this image.

10 Feb 2009 5:06am

@bluechameleon: Thanks, Sharon; I'm a sucker for driftwood.

rem_la from Villiers, France

joli shoot !!

10 Feb 2009 5:25am

Cricket from Huntsville, United States

This looks like it is ready to build a fire. I know it is damp but the "stack" does make one wonder.

Glorious picture.

10 Feb 2009 5:28am

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

le bois est un livre d'histoires ....................................................... le vent les emporte !

10 Feb 2009 5:45am

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

WOW 'on golden beach'!
Natural sculptures are stunning and this is beautiful...nice processing!

10 Feb 2009 5:51am

Lydie et Roland from BESANCON, France

Makes me think of bones.... nice strange atmosphere...

10 Feb 2009 6:21am

zOOm from Paris, France

Perfect to start a fire ! Lovely frame indeed.

10 Feb 2009 6:22am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Joliiiii... le jaune domine, entre le bois et la plage.
Usé, ce bois a du en voir du pays

10 Feb 2009 6:31am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Très belle image! Superbe lumière sur ces vieux troncs!

10 Feb 2009 6:45am

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

Great capture, Jack! Re: your quote, it's so hard to keep the wanter in check when we should be listening to the needer - the wanter seems to speak more loudly. =)

10 Feb 2009 7:02am

Kathryn from Warburton, Australia

it is wonderful, i agree! it makes for a great image!

10 Feb 2009 7:08am

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

These logs look like they've just been set up for a nice fire. Looks like a good place for one on that chilly beach. Nice image.

10 Feb 2009 7:48am

Margie from Auckland, New Zealand

I really like the glow of this shot, gorgeous. Really nicely done.
And that quote - oh man, that is SO true. (and I love your added extra underneath, it made me smile!)

10 Feb 2009 8:53am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

great abstract, very nice earth colors.

10 Feb 2009 8:56am

-1q5yChØt!c- from Persia, Iran

lovely color tone,with fantastic details,excellent shot ;)

10 Feb 2009 8:59am

zahai from Berlin, Germany

There'ss omething fascinating about weathered wood, it seems to tell stories of times long passed... beautiful tones and detail, and a great quote.

10 Feb 2009 10:05am

Manel from Girona, Spain

mmmmm.! what beautiful color and texture!Simple but nice.

10 Feb 2009 10:24am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Excellent quote! Excellent photo! Really nice processing!

10 Feb 2009 11:01am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Stunning, beautiful light

10 Feb 2009 11:02am

Llorenç from Salt, Spain

Cálidos colores . Excelente.

10 Feb 2009 11:10am

EYES WIDE SHUT from The library of my soul, United Kingdom

One of my favouraite things is walking the BC coastline and photographing the driftwood, such magnificents forms and shapes that they make. This is a terrific image, Jack, superbly presented

10 Feb 2009 11:39am

Marcah from United States

Wonderful find. Love the composition and the color tones are superb.

10 Feb 2009 11:49am

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

Great color and texture in this one. The title is perfect.

10 Feb 2009 12:06pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

impressionnante comme composition

10 Feb 2009 1:02pm

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Magnificent composition and PP, Jack !
You should join VFXY & Cool Photoblogs

10 Feb 2009 1:06pm

Polydactyle from Montreal, Canada

Many wonderful textures in this one. Colors and light are very nnioce too.

10 Feb 2009 1:13pm

Mathilde from Paris, France

Comme une image fantastique par sa composition et son traitement! superbe!

10 Feb 2009 1:25pm

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

Des bois échoués, un vécu à travers les océans, et bien au-delà, un traitement qui met de l'or à l'image, superbe ..

10 Feb 2009 1:44pm

Hema from Bangalore, India

Excellent shot. Love the light and the texture.
Nice quote. I have done that mistake so many times(chosing my momentary need); but still havent learnt the lesson :-(

10 Feb 2009 2:10pm

Helma from Tehran, Iran

Amazing composition !

10 Feb 2009 2:12pm

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Lovely warm light in this image. Fabulous quote! Worth keeping in mind.

10 Feb 2009 2:17pm

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Really nice composition and lighting. What do you use for your frames?

10 Feb 2009 3:38pm

@PD: I use onOne's plug-in PhotoFrame 4. If it is a plain black frame, it is simply a Stroke.

Ajay from Pune, India

I think I also need to memorize that quote. Because every now and then my head has started turning towards D300.

10 Feb 2009 3:53pm

@Ajay: Some of the tests rate the D90's sensor higher than that of the D300. I use my D80 while traveling as a second camera to my D300 (so I don't have to change lenses); many of my best photographs come from the D80. (Please don't tell my wife that.)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Even these once mighty trees end up looking like a pile of sticks when the ocean has its way with them. Great capture.

10 Feb 2009 3:58pm

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece

wow! Golden colors!

10 Feb 2009 5:14pm

kerfendal from Paris, France

really nice colours in this still-life

10 Feb 2009 5:26pm

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

I think there are strange forces at work here....... it's a wonderful shot.

10 Feb 2009 6:33pm

Mary from PA, United States

Wonderful the colors, drift wood is always so captivating. You got me on the very very true!

10 Feb 2009 7:26pm

shallowregret from Kongsberg, Norway

very well seen

10 Feb 2009 10:01pm

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

I love the serendipity and the power of the water in 'placing' these logs of driftwood. I've always loved driftwood ever since I was a little girl -- still do.

10 Feb 2009 10:43pm

@Diane Schuller: You and me both, Diane.

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

great composition, light and toning! you have captured the detail very well - nicely done!

11 Feb 2009 1:04am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

wonderful golden tones, great shot, and a great quote I should right down

11 Feb 2009 3:02am

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

fabulous shot

11 Feb 2009 6:46am

NarB from Bruxelles, Belgium

Fantastic tones and lightning

11 Feb 2009 6:46pm

willow from Chelsea, United States

Rich colors and textures - nicely done.

12 Feb 2009 2:49am

Denise from Perry, United States

Niceley one, ready for a beach bond fire.

13 Feb 2009 10:47am

@Denise: And the sea prepared everything for us!