Posted by john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 26 February 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.
This is cheating. It was taken in December.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters to what lies within us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nikon D300 1/100 second F/9.0 ISO 1600 72 mm (35mm equiv.)
5 stars Jack! This is one amazing image! The outstretched branches across the path is just amazing. In a word: WOW!
26 Feb 2009 5:16am
@bluechameleon: Thank you, Sharon!
Very beautiful photograph
26 Feb 2009 5:42am
this is really splendid. Great contrasts and composition. Such a striking image!
Great composition. Like so many arms reaching out.
26 Feb 2009 6:19am
But so beautiful though awesome contrast
26 Feb 2009 6:20am
These high contrasts make my day - i cherrish them and yours are marvelous (and thanks for the quote too !)
26 Feb 2009 6:31am
Cheating works when the photo is excellent. Great job, Jack.
26 Feb 2009 6:44am
another great and dramatic shot. good processing and framing
26 Feb 2009 6:46am
An excellent black and white with good tonal depth. The branches are really striking.
26 Feb 2009 6:59am
Wow!! Brilliant shot...the high key is absolutely phenomenal. Great work on the composition :)
26 Feb 2009 7:05am
The post processing really brings out the structure and texture of the branches, love it! It reminds me of an etching (I hope thats the name I'm trying to find;) )
26 Feb 2009 7:29am
@Monique: Etching is very nice, Monique.
I like the composition :) And the high contrast - delicious.
26 Feb 2009 7:31am
********************* fabuleux , fabuleux !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! cette photo est extraordinaire .......................... bravo !
26 Feb 2009 8:08am
Excellent!!! Une superbe composition, bravo!!!!
26 Feb 2009 8:30am
simply superb.... I love it!
26 Feb 2009 9:04am
Nice shot. Good contrast and processing
26 Feb 2009 9:06am
des contrastes très forts et la neige si blanche.. on dirait presque un dessin à la plume.. quel traitement, John, bravo, c'est du beau travail.
26 Feb 2009 9:35am
26 Feb 2009 9:54am
I love the composition with beautiful branches above the path, the strong contrasts like a drawing. an excellent work Jack !
26 Feb 2009 9:56am
very nice John, very nice
26 Feb 2009 10:04am
the branches seem heavy with snow a really romantic pic
26 Feb 2009 10:26am
The trees display their roots! Tired of winter! c'est superbe!
26 Feb 2009 10:59am
What a magnifiscent crop ! Clever indeed ! Utterly poetic and aesthetic as well... snow, white is everywhere, covering each inch of land and branch, even the sky is white... I can ear the silence of the snow... winter is really a wonderful season.
26 Feb 2009 11:51am
I'll overlook the cheating when the image is this beautiful and striking, Jack ha ha
26 Feb 2009 12:13pm
A wonderful composition! Just beautiful.
26 Feb 2009 12:27pm
Such dramatic contrast. Yet such balance. Well executed. Great shot.
26 Feb 2009 12:40pm
wow,this is great shot...amazing and wonderful view !!!
i love snow,this shot is really lovely and dreamy [for me ;)]
excellent capture and framing ...
26 Feb 2009 12:54pm
@-1q5yChØt!c-: Thank you. The park is a very lovely and dreamy place.
No cheating to me. I haven't seen snow all winter. This is so beautiful.
26 Feb 2009 1:15pm
@Tammy/Cricket: When I went out to get the paper this morning, it was snowing! Crocuses blooming and snow coming down; amazing! Thank you; the park is a beautiful place.
Great composition and graphic contrast, a very atmospheric image.
26 Feb 2009 1:17pm
Great contrast!! A forest where it would be easy to get lost.
Wow... Love it!!!
26 Feb 2009 1:41pm
man, I just love this...it's just perfect Jack...the contrast is just so wonderful...and the branches leaning over what might be a path...amazing detail as well in the snow, etc...very nice...
26 Feb 2009 1:57pm
@Momo: Thank you. Those trees are truly incredible (and in all seasons).
Fabulous processing and a great quote, Jack.
26 Feb 2009 2:04pm
Very nice image,it has something very "Narnia" about it,well done !!
26 Feb 2009 2:16pm
Very artistic. I like how you've given exact effect to those branches that they would have needed.
26 Feb 2009 3:02pm
Magnificent vision of the forest !
Magnificent photo !
26 Feb 2009 3:14pm
Fantastic processing. I just love the branches spread across and reaching the ground. Sometime back you had posted the same tree-line on a misty day. Great contrast.
26 Feb 2009 3:42pm
A great graphic composition. Well done.
26 Feb 2009 4:27pm
I love it! =)
26 Feb 2009 4:44pm
A fine graphic image. These snow laden branches in this fine contrast look very, very good!
26 Feb 2009 5:00pm
Spectacular winter shot, 5 stars
26 Feb 2009 5:30pm
nsice winter shot
26 Feb 2009 5:37pm
I love it! Definitely a 5 star image. The snow on the branches and processing you used make this outstanding.
26 Feb 2009 5:57pm
wow--is that snow? u really know how to captured people's attention...
26 Feb 2009 6:26pm
@MysLykeMeeh: Thank you. When I clicked on your name, it wouldn't let me open your blog.
Great composition & PP work!
26 Feb 2009 6:30pm
@vu@granby - Wolfgang: Thank you. I have thoroughly enjoyed visiting your composite blog.
Great contrast, great quote!
26 Feb 2009 7:21pm
Celle- là est très belle ... presqu'un tableau
26 Feb 2009 7:24pm
Brr ...it looks cold! As in Sweden:) I prefere summer.
But a nice photo...as usual!
26 Feb 2009 7:39pm
26 Feb 2009 7:54pm
this is very beautiful, my friend. And it looks so different from the earlier spring/summer images that you have posted of this spot, but then the BW also heightens this as well.
26 Feb 2009 7:58pm
Stunning!!! Love the contrast.
26 Feb 2009 8:31pm
Fantastic high contrasted B&W, bravo Jack.
26 Feb 2009 9:10pm
excellent image !
26 Feb 2009 9:35pm
26 Feb 2009 9:38pm
Very nice picture with perfect B&W processing. Super !
26 Feb 2009 9:50pm
26 Feb 2009 10:26pm
It's not cheating. I regularly post photos from way back.
26 Feb 2009 10:34pm
@Darin: Me too, Darin; I've gone back much further than December 2008.
very nice capture !!! wonderfull B&W....
26 Feb 2009 11:58pm
Beautiful scene. Black and white with snow is one of my favorites.
27 Feb 2009 12:11am
Beautiful. There is a nice contrast in this BW picture. I like all those branches, very complex mixed with the relative simplicity of the ground. I might have crop a little the left to get rid of the branch going down?
27 Feb 2009 1:12am
Simple and beautiful! I love the lines!
27 Feb 2009 1:29am
27 Feb 2009 1:54am
Beautiful, full of mystery.
27 Feb 2009 2:28am
This is really beautiful. Excellent contrasts.
27 Feb 2009 2:35am
Breathtaking and beautiful do not even scratch the surface. This one truly moves me.
27 Feb 2009 3:30am
WOW It is very beautifull.
27 Feb 2009 12:42pm
Fantastic shot with great atmosphere.
27 Feb 2009 2:04pm
Lovely! I like the composition and how you processed it. Nice winter feel. I can imagine walking there.
27 Feb 2009 5:04pm
Very creative and dramatic, Jack ... like this a lot! ... ron
28 Feb 2009 3:44pm
Brilliant capture my friend...i do live this...excellence all the way
7 Mar 2009 1:49am
Brilliant capture my friend...i do love this...excellence all the way
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