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The Park in Winter

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.)

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

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!

Didier from somewhere, France

Very beautiful photograph

26 Feb 2009 5:42am

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

this is really splendid. Great contrasts and composition. Such a striking image!

26 Feb 2009 5:42am

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

Great composition. Like so many arms reaching out.

26 Feb 2009 6:19am

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

But so beautiful though awesome contrast

26 Feb 2009 6:20am

k@ from Paris, France

These high contrasts make my day - i cherrish them and yours are marvelous (and thanks for the quote too !)

26 Feb 2009 6:31am

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

Cheating works when the photo is excellent. Great job, Jack.

26 Feb 2009 6:44am

Catalin from Bucharest, Romania

another great and dramatic shot. good processing and framing

26 Feb 2009 6:46am

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

An excellent black and white with good tonal depth. The branches are really striking.

26 Feb 2009 6:59am

Pradeep from India

Wow!! Brilliant shot...the high key is absolutely phenomenal. Great work on the composition :)

26 Feb 2009 7:05am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

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.

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

I like the composition :) And the high contrast - delicious.

26 Feb 2009 7:31am

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

********************* fabuleux , fabuleux !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! cette photo est extraordinaire .......................... bravo !

26 Feb 2009 8:08am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent!!! Une superbe composition, bravo!!!!

26 Feb 2009 8:30am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

simply superb.... I love it!

26 Feb 2009 9:04am

Manel from Girona, Spain

Nice shot. Good contrast and processing

26 Feb 2009 9:06am

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

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

missparis from PARIS, France

Joli traitement

26 Feb 2009 9:54am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

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

Veronelle from Lens, France

very nice John, very nice

26 Feb 2009 10:04am

kerfendal from Paris, France

the branches seem heavy with snow a really romantic pic

26 Feb 2009 10:26am

Mathilde from Fontainebleau, France

The trees display their roots! Tired of winter! c'est superbe!

26 Feb 2009 10:59am

zOOm from Paris, France

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

EYES WIDE SHUT from United Kingdom

I'll overlook the cheating when the image is this beautiful and striking, Jack ha ha

26 Feb 2009 12:13pm

Betty from New Jersey, United States

A wonderful composition! Just beautiful.

26 Feb 2009 12:27pm

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Such dramatic contrast. Yet such balance. Well executed. Great shot.

26 Feb 2009 12:40pm

-1q5yChØt!c- from Persia, Iran

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.

Tammy/Cricket from Huntsville, United States

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.

Julian Kilsby from Birmingham, United Kingdom

Great composition and graphic contrast, a very atmospheric image.

26 Feb 2009 1:17pm

Polydactyle from Canada

Great contrast!! A forest where it would be easy to get lost.
Well done!

26 Feb 2009 1:17pm

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Wow... Love it!!!

26 Feb 2009 1:41pm

Momo from Montpellier, France

man, I just love'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).

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Fabulous processing and a great quote, Jack.

26 Feb 2009 2:04pm

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

Very nice image,it has something very "Narnia" about it,well done !!

26 Feb 2009 2:16pm

Ajay from Pune, India

Very artistic. I like how you've given exact effect to those branches that they would have needed.

26 Feb 2009 3:02pm

dan from Paris, France

Magnificent vision of the forest !
Magnificent photo !

26 Feb 2009 3:14pm

Hema Iyer from Bangalore, India

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

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A great graphic composition. Well done.

26 Feb 2009 4:27pm

Sarah Schneider Photography from Lancaster, United States

I love it! =)

26 Feb 2009 4:44pm

Don from spokane, United States

A fine graphic image. These snow laden branches in this fine contrast look very, very good!

26 Feb 2009 5:00pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Spectacular winter shot, 5 stars

26 Feb 2009 5:30pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

nsice winter shot

26 Feb 2009 5:37pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

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

MysLykeMeeh from Canada

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.

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

Great composition & PP work!

26 Feb 2009 6:30pm

@vu@granby - Wolfgang: Thank you. I have thoroughly enjoyed visiting your composite blog.

Steve from Jacksonville, FL, United States

Great contrast, great quote!

26 Feb 2009 7:21pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Celle- là est très belle ... presqu'un tableau

26 Feb 2009 7:24pm

Ninni from Brazil

Brr looks cold! As in Sweden:) I prefere summer.
But a nice usual!

26 Feb 2009 7:39pm

Ben from Harz, Germany

nice... =)

26 Feb 2009 7:54pm

jim from sebastopol, United States

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

Mary from PA, United States

Stunning!!! Love the contrast.

26 Feb 2009 8:31pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Fantastic high contrasted B&W, bravo Jack.

26 Feb 2009 9:10pm

alex centrella from California, United States

excellent image !

26 Feb 2009 9:35pm

shallowregret from Kongsberg, Norway

great shot

26 Feb 2009 9:38pm

Bertrand Duhamel from Granby, Canada

Very nice picture with perfect B&W processing. Super !

26 Feb 2009 9:50pm

Olivier Jules from Lanciano, Italy

great shot

26 Feb 2009 10:26pm

Darin from Seattle, United States

It's not cheating. I regularly post photos from way back.

Nice capture...

26 Feb 2009 10:34pm

@Darin: Me too, Darin; I've gone back much further than December 2008.

marianne from Toulouse, France

very nice capture !!! wonderfull B&W....

26 Feb 2009 11:58pm

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

Beautiful scene. Black and white with snow is one of my favorites.

27 Feb 2009 12:11am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

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

Jen from St. George, United States

Simple and beautiful! I love the lines!

27 Feb 2009 1:29am

twodot from New York, United States


27 Feb 2009 1:54am

Denise from Perry, United States

Beautiful, full of mystery.

27 Feb 2009 2:28am

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

This is really beautiful. Excellent contrasts.

27 Feb 2009 2:35am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Breathtaking and beautiful do not even scratch the surface. This one truly moves me.

27 Feb 2009 3:30am

Line Lamarre from Montréal, Canada

WOW It is very beautifull.
My congratulations.

27 Feb 2009 12:42pm

NarB from Bruxelles, Belgium

Fantastic shot with great atmosphere.

27 Feb 2009 2:04pm

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Lovely! I like the composition and how you processed it. Nice winter feel. I can imagine walking there.

27 Feb 2009 5:04pm

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

Very creative and dramatic, Jack ... like this a lot! ... ron

28 Feb 2009 3:44pm

marcel lemieux/star_cosmos_bleu from Bedford.Quebec, Canada

Brilliant capture my friend...i do live this...excellence all the way

7 Mar 2009 1:49am

marcel lemieux/star_cosmos_bleu from Bedford.Quebec, Canada

Brilliant capture my friend...i do love this...excellence all the way

7 Mar 2009 1:49am