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Morning Walk in Scrubs

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 27 February 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Taken on the grounds of the Oregon Cardiac Center in Eugene.

The opposite of a fact is falsehood, but the opposite of one profound truth may very well be another profound truth.
- Niels Bohr

(On February 27, I used Roberta Murray's "Vintage Pastel" tutorial to do the processing. I accept total responsibility for the results. In no way should Roberta or her tutorial be held accountable for the outcome. Roberta is a fine artist.)

NIKON D300 1/250 second F/5.0 ISO 400 60 mm (35mm equiv.)

Jen from St. George, United States

Nice photo! The morning mist is beautiful, and the lane looks inviting. And it looks like there might be interesting folk to meet along the way. :)

27 Feb 2009 5:19am

Barbara from Florida, United States

If one needs to calm the heart or spirit this is the place to be.
Beautiful compositon with the lamp post and bench. The fog in the distance only adds to this beautiful image. Well captured John.

27 Feb 2009 5:26am

Barbara from Florida, United States

Sorry I addressed you as John. It may be Jack.

27 Feb 2009 5:27am

@Barbara: Barbara, All my life I was John until I retired, and even then, I was John until I got into digital and decided to become Jack for my photography. When we moved to Corvallis last September, I became Jack in our new community. When people call me John, I tend to not even be aware of it. Furthermore, I really don't care!

rem_la from Villiers, France

j'aime bien le petit bonhomme, ca donne de la vie à la scene !

27 Feb 2009 5:52am

@rem_la: The little guy is a surgical nurse on a break.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Great atmosphere in this good looking image.

27 Feb 2009 6:00am

Cricket-Tammy from Huntsville, United States

Great image. Is that a tiny person at a distance? A almost ghostlike figure.

I love this fog setting.

27 Feb 2009 6:03am

@Cricket-Tammy: Surgical nurse.

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Simply exquisite! The lighting is so wonderful, the fog shaping the tonal range of this image. Wonderful atmosphere!

27 Feb 2009 6:06am

@bluechameleon: Thank you Sharon. There is something magical and magnetic about fog.

Hema Iyer from Bangalore, India

Very beautiful shot. Misty background, tall trees, quite place.....ahh a ghost.

27 Feb 2009 6:07am

Cricket-Tammy from Huntsville, United States

Ahhhhh... a walking surgical nurse.

27 Feb 2009 6:22am

Didier from somewhere, France

Very beautiful photograph - beautiful composition and atmospere

27 Feb 2009 6:22am

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

Wonderful shot, Jack. Love the fog with these tall, tall trees.

27 Feb 2009 6:29am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Magnifique image, j'aime beaucoup ces immenses arbres dans le brouillard et ce petit personnage qui surgit ainsi sur la droite de la photo! Excellente composition! Bravo Jack!

27 Feb 2009 6:43am

jpla from St Barthélémy d'Anjou, France

J'aime beaucoup !

27 Feb 2009 7:07am

Mathilde from Fontainebleau, France

The bume trapped! great atmosphere!

27 Feb 2009 7:27am

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

Cette photo est un chef d'oeuvre +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

27 Feb 2009 7:52am

WABIKOJA from Shiga, Japan

Really a beautiful b&w picture, great tonal range and rich blacks!

27 Feb 2009 8:32am

Marie LC from France, France

Just beautiful and misty

27 Feb 2009 8:59am

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

Instants de solitude captée entre les arbres, atmosphère de mélancolie et de tristesse qui se faufile dans le brouillard et la solitude, très bon rendu des émotions.

27 Feb 2009 9:20am

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Those trees are just so tall!!! I really love the person walking in the image...almost sureal!
A wonderful image with so many dimensions!!

27 Feb 2009 9:21am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Amazing atmosphere and gorgeous landscape!

27 Feb 2009 9:46am

Veronelle from Lens, France

beautifull b&w photo

27 Feb 2009 9:59am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Great composition with the little figure in the background, now you can see how huge those trees are! Beautiful atmosphere with the fog through the trees.

27 Feb 2009 10:15am

k@ from Paris, France

This is such a rich image, love the different layers of gray, and everything here is gorgeous & serene !

27 Feb 2009 10:20am

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

I am sure Roberta will be proud of your result. The composition is once again brilliant.

27 Feb 2009 10:35am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Simple and beautiful.. the mist adds mystery to the scene!

27 Feb 2009 10:45am

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

The lonely figure walking adds to the atmosphere of this shot !!

27 Feb 2009 11:34am

-1q5yChØt!c- from Persia, Iran

super extraordinary shot!!!lovely morning:D
misty and mystic but lovely place ;)

27 Feb 2009 11:58am

zOOm from Paris, France

Great scale of grey, and lovely contrasts enhancing this lovely setting... behind the fog, there's a light...

27 Feb 2009 12:03pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

excellent composition and a very soft picture with misty atmosphere !

27 Feb 2009 12:42pm

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece


27 Feb 2009 12:44pm

Pradeep from India

The light is amazing...superb composition :)

27 Feb 2009 12:49pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Une bien belle atmosphère brumeuse et mystérieuse. Et ce petit personnage à droite donne toute sa dimension à la scène, très bien vu !!

27 Feb 2009 1:09pm

EYES WIDE SHUT from United Kingdom

An absolute gem, superbly observed. First class as always, Jack

27 Feb 2009 1:32pm

NarB from Bruxelles, Belgium

Great framing and light.

27 Feb 2009 2:03pm

Ninni from Brazil

Beautiful landscape! The mist makes it a bit mysterious...
Impressive size of the trees.
Hope you´ll have a nice weekend!

27 Feb 2009 2:08pm

Barry from Kingwood, United States

Hi Jack! Wonderful misty effect. Love it. Take care.

27 Feb 2009 2:58pm

rokhsana from tehran, Iran

what a mysterious fog,it,s really beatiful in B&W

27 Feb 2009 3:10pm

missparis from PARIS, France

Inattendu ce lampadaire au milieu de la forêt !

27 Feb 2009 3:20pm

Sadaf Agah from tehran, Iran

hmmm , mysterious pic my friend !

27 Feb 2009 3:24pm

Alain Berger - vu@granby from Granby, Québec, Canada

Beautiful image !

27 Feb 2009 3:30pm

alex centrella from California, United States

simplicity at its best again .......

27 Feb 2009 3:49pm

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

that is a very nice foggy image

27 Feb 2009 3:50pm

Don from spokane, United States

The gradual diffusion of the trees through the fog is very appealing. Strong picture!

27 Feb 2009 3:56pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Interesting contrast of scale. best...jerry

27 Feb 2009 4:28pm

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

This is pretty incredible Jack. It's a well composed image on its own but with that woman strutting along in her scrubs, it provides the viewer with a marker to see just how immense those trees are. I originally thought the trees were much smaller ... well done!

27 Feb 2009 4:39pm

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

I like the mist and the composition. The lamp post is perfectly placed to break and accentuate the pattern of the trees.

27 Feb 2009 5:03pm

lydia from Paris, France

Very beautiful shot , I love the composition and atmosphere .

27 Feb 2009 7:31pm

Llorenç from Salt, Spain

Recrea a la perfección un paisage lleno de misterio. Muy Bien..

27 Feb 2009 7:34pm

Isabelle from Liège, Belgium

You made a very nice composition and atmosphere here, that looks to be a nice place too !

27 Feb 2009 7:35pm

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

I love images in mysterious and moody. Very nice.

27 Feb 2009 7:52pm

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Nice shot. I like the b&w, fog and the trees. Glad you put a person in there - othewise would not realize how big these trees are!

27 Feb 2009 8:02pm

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Great composition. Great use of light. You never know what you might see in foggy surroundings. Well done.

27 Feb 2009 8:33pm

@Lee: I have really come to love fog, Lee. It is a photographer's ally.

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

ötonnant... une photo que je n'aurais pas fait... et pourtant elle est superbe

27 Feb 2009 9:05pm

Helma from Tehran, Iran

Dreamy b&w shot !
Great captured .. excellent

27 Feb 2009 9:11pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Jack, or John, or whatever folks call you these days...... Wonderful shot!! Even more stiking in the b&w!!!

27 Feb 2009 9:20pm

kerfendal from Paris, France

wonderful pic with this mist which give a great mood of mystery

27 Feb 2009 9:33pm

@kerfendal: Thanks, Max. By the way, do you prefer Max or Maximilien?

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

A beautiful composition with the fog and the trees - I love the perspective and balance - great work!!

27 Feb 2009 10:09pm

@Scott Schilling: Thanks, Scott. (I am really glad to have gotten connected with your excellent work. All of the D3 owners that I know are pretty serious about photography. Interacting with you earlier about Point Lobos, I have bicycled the spectacular Big Sur area numerous times; it's always a high point of any jaunt down the West Coast. When I moved to the Bay Area in 1962, for years I headed to the Monterey Peninsula just to stand on the rocks and feel the salt spray. Most of my working life was spent in the Bay Area - Fremont, Cupertino, San Rafael.)

Manel from Girona, Spain

Exellent Jack !!! this is a realy god shot. I like the goo treatment of the light and the tree tecture, The composition is fantastic too.

27 Feb 2009 10:31pm

Stephanie from Toronto, Canada

Wow, this shot is absolutely beautiful. So mysterious. I love it.

27 Feb 2009 11:31pm

Betsy Barron from Chester Springs, PA, United States

lovely lines - great mood - congrats on the spotlight page!

28 Feb 2009 12:52am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

beautiful shot, nicely composed and great balance, I think you have done a superb job on the porcessing

Congrats on spotlight ;)

28 Feb 2009 2:29am

@JJ: If someone hadn't told me about that spotlight thing, JJ, I wouldn't have known. All of my time on aminus3 is spent looking at people's work, commenting on it, responding to some of the comments on my work (although not responding nearly as much as I would like) and interacting with what has become a core community for me.

Ajay from Pune, India

This is such a perfect composition that it's difficult to add any more words to it. Just perfect.

28 Feb 2009 3:30am

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Love the light/fog!

28 Feb 2009 4:24am

MysLykeMeeh from Toronto, Canada

oh my...the lightpost, the bench, the forest, the fog and the woman walking---so captivating!

28 Feb 2009 12:51pm

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

Beautiful clarity and detail, Jack ... this one really tells a story ... ron

28 Feb 2009 3:43pm

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

I didn't notice the nurse at first... but once you do it totally changes this image from excellent to extraordinary. I could wax philosophical about the metaphor of life being so grand, that we're just specs in the cosmos.... but I won't ;-) It's an image that moves me in many directions and I think it's outstanding!

28 Feb 2009 4:04pm

@amy: Thank you, Amy. The nurse in scrubs definitely makes the shot.

Rémi Côté from Saguenay, Canada

B&W is a nice choice here.

I like it!

28 Feb 2009 11:02pm

Denise from Perry, United States

I love the fog here, and the scrub wearing individual adds so much, even though such a minute part of the photo. Hope he/she changes before the next "open heart".

1 Mar 2009 3:10am

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

This is so moody and pleasing. I never get to take fog shots where I live. It's one of the few drawbacks of perpetual nice weather (I know, we all have our problems). You've made the most of this scene.

1 Mar 2009 5:55am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

I like this composition. The person seems small among those very tall trees.

1 Mar 2009 12:13pm

Véronique from France

quelque peu mystérieux , surtout l'apparition du personnage . J'aime ce dégradé qui nous guide vers les brumes .

1 Mar 2009 4:36pm

shallowregret from Kongsberg, Norway

great fog, that person adds a sense of mystery

3 Mar 2009 11:32pm

Magda from Canada

nice composition and great choice of B&w conversion

5 Mar 2009 8:05am

marcel lemieux/star_cosmos_bleu from Bedford.Quebec, Canada

An excellent capture and nicely composed...lovely atmosphere

7 Mar 2009 1:53am

Johannes Huss from Munich, Germany

I love this shot, it gives me a nice weird feeling...

10 Mar 2009 8:48pm

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

wow love this one !!

12 May 2009 6:06am