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King of the Old Growth Forest

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 12 March 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Beau is a fabulous photographer's companion.

If I could give one piece of advice it would be: Follow your dream...pursue your passion...give it your best shot! Continue to be curious about the world, passionate about what you do and share the beauty you capture through your photography with others.
Laurie Excell

NIKON D700 1/160 second F/4.5 ISO 800 50 mm (35mm equiv.)

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

This needs to be in a commercial - that is an awesome photograph - makes me smile! I love the title also!

12 Mar 2009 5:21am

@Scott Schilling: Thanks, Scott. He's a pistol!

Noxeus from Girona, Spain

are good tips :-)

12 Mar 2009 5:28am

Véro from Peisey-Nancroix, France

comme quoi la taille ne fait pas forcément la grandeur !

12 Mar 2009 5:50am

@Véro: You are absolutely right!!

rem_la from Villiers, France

excellent composition !

12 Mar 2009 5:50am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

A monster in a forest !!!! :-) very beautiful shot

12 Mar 2009 5:50am

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Very beautiful :)

12 Mar 2009 6:10am

EYES WIDE SHUT from United Kingdom

So tiny in amongst the giant forrest. An absolute delight, Jack.

12 Mar 2009 6:33am

Lydie et Roland from BESANCON, France

Ah ah ! Small king but with a big heart to reign on such a nice forest !!

12 Mar 2009 6:35am

@Lydie et Roland: You are right about Beau's heart!!

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

formidable ;))))) j'adore !!!! un grand bravo !

12 Mar 2009 7:05am

-1q5yChØt!c- from Persia, Iran

wow,very lovely view...very beautiful and amazing...the title is cute ;)

12 Mar 2009 7:17am

Yvonne S. from Tilburg, Netherlands

The color and sharpness is wonderful!! Nice title!

12 Mar 2009 7:36am

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

j'aime beaucoup la tache blanche du chien sur cet univers vert et glauque, une vraie forêt de contes.. bravo John.

12 Mar 2009 7:49am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

It's like a toy dog in the middle of the jungle! He's beautiful and fits right into this fairy tale!

12 Mar 2009 7:53am

dan from Paris, France

I'm afraid that he gets lost in this forest !
Cool the D700 ! Excellent equipment !

12 Mar 2009 7:53am

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Having that little fella Beau in the shot really brings out the vibrance of the greens and the lush undergrowth! This is so wonderful!!!

12 Mar 2009 8:26am

Martine from Brest, France

Il ressort bien dans tout ce vert !

12 Mar 2009 8:32am

Martine from Brest, France

Il ressort bien dans tout ce vert !

12 Mar 2009 8:34am

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

He make feel (and look) like the king ... that that old moss might 'devour' him if she hunkered down and stayed a while.
I LOVE your quote!

12 Mar 2009 8:37am

Mathilde from Fontainebleau, France

Beautiful composition! I love the color! and this little dog for a walk! Beautiful shoot!

12 Mar 2009 8:46am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

ha ha... very cute king! great shot!

12 Mar 2009 8:47am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Beau est en pleine contemplation devant ce magnifique décor! Superbe image!!!!

12 Mar 2009 9:00am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

It's an explosion of color! ;) Very sweet!

12 Mar 2009 9:08am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

beautiful shot - love the quote

12 Mar 2009 9:50am

Foto-aksent from Binkom, Belgium

What a contrast! Well done!

12 Mar 2009 10:16am

Richard_Irwin from Belper, United Kingdom

A masterful shot, that tiny little dog does indeed seem like the king of the giant forest.

12 Mar 2009 10:32am

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

He has a royal strut about him. Great shot and Title.

12 Mar 2009 11:44am

lydia from Paris, France

Superb , the white little dog in the big green forest !! Beautiful !

12 Mar 2009 12:10pm

rokhsana from tehran, Iran

i wish i was there,very beautiful,and the title is interesting

12 Mar 2009 12:15pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

Beau is an adventurer ;-) so cute, so small beside the deep green forest !

12 Mar 2009 12:15pm

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

Hey, he doesn't look real! It seems like he has been dropped into a time or place where he doesn't belong. Very beautiful shot.

12 Mar 2009 12:26pm

Ninni from Brazil

A small dog in the wild forrest! He´s so cute! Nice shot!

12 Mar 2009 12:49pm

Betty from New Jersey, United States

I love that spot of white in all that green! And Beau looks so regal trotting along! Great shot!

12 Mar 2009 12:52pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

Great capture of the wildlife of the forest!
My first thought was how charming a place, I love the green mossy limbs and the colors of that wood walk over. Then I saw Beau and laughed. The capture of his white and posture of his step is so perfect. This is really a great shot.

12 Mar 2009 1:12pm

@Barbara: Thanks, Barbara; he's been going into the wilderness since he was born 12 years ago.

Chris Parr from Jefferson City, United States

Love the contrast between that ancient forest and your intrepid assistant. He seems to be right at home.

12 Mar 2009 1:14pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Une tâche blanche au milieu de cette forêt.... J'aime beaucoup

12 Mar 2009 1:22pm

Hema Iyer from Bangalore, India

Fantastic shot. Beau looks like a supermodel.

12 Mar 2009 1:51pm

Ajay from Pune, India

What at marvelous forest!!! This is such breathing taking shot. Beau is just adding wonder to the shot.

12 Mar 2009 2:06pm

marcel lemieux/star_cosmos_bleu from Bedford.Quebec, Canada

Cute shot...great colors....beau seems so proud in his exploration...did you know that this dog breed was one great hunter companion way back in the old days...his flair was outstanding....i myself was quite surprise to read about it..

12 Mar 2009 2:42pm

@marcel lemieux/star_cosmos_bleu: As I have mentioned before, Beau is my companion and my spiritual director! He has gotten me through some terrible cancer scares.

PATRICK from miramas, France

Great white spot in this good compo greenery

12 Mar 2009 2:57pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

He sure stands out in that beautiful shot. He is probably pretending to be a wolf on the prowl.

12 Mar 2009 3:23pm

Magda from Canada

ohhh this is just too cute! I like the post processing too. ;)

12 Mar 2009 4:37pm

Don from spokane, United States

A cute unexpected enhancement to this nice shot in the forest. It looks like a great place to hike.

12 Mar 2009 4:40pm

@Don: It's a fabulous place to hike, Don! Very beautiful and very mystical.

Observing from North West, United Kingdom

I bet this is a dream for him.... lovely shot.

12 Mar 2009 4:47pm

@Observing: When I am photographing, he often zips up and down the trail to amuse himself; as you can see in this one, he is strutting back!

Bertrand Duhamel from Granby, Canada

This one makes me smile :) Great shot !

12 Mar 2009 4:56pm

Darin from Seattle, United States

Somebody's out for a walk! How cute. Seems a touch over-saturated but maybe that's what you wanted...

12 Mar 2009 4:56pm

@Darin: Actually no saturation was added. It is an incredibly green in certain light.

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

And the star today is... Beau !!!
magnificent forest !

12 Mar 2009 5:16pm

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

Lovely landscape with a touch of charm.

12 Mar 2009 5:39pm

Pradeep from Chennai, India

Heheh superb. The attitude of your dog is quite lovely. Love the light :)

12 Mar 2009 5:40pm

Anthony Thomason from Phoenix, United States

..or stepping into the mouth of the lion... Nice capture.

12 Mar 2009 6:00pm

zOOm from Paris, France

He is a cracker, seems so tiny in the jungle ! Yeah, you're right he is the King walking like this, with his head up ! :-)

12 Mar 2009 6:06pm

Marzieh from Tehran, Iran

nice shot
that's just very nice! i love it.

12 Mar 2009 6:44pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Great shot.... Beautiful area.... so green and luscious!!! And that adorable little pooch is just great!!!!

12 Mar 2009 7:26pm

Jen from St. George, United States

He does look like he owns the place, doesn't he? You post a number of pics from this forest and it's just beautiful! Where is it? I need to add it to my list of places to visit!

12 Mar 2009 8:43pm

@Jen: The Old Growth Forest trailhead is at Lewisburg Saddle about 12 minutes north of where we live in Corvallis. It's in a larger Nature Preserve. When you leave the trailhead, you have about a 10 min. walk before veering off into the Old Growth area. It is a truly holy place; a place for solace and meditation. If you can't regain your sanity in the Old Growth Forest, you are in deep trouble.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

He's quite the cute king strutting down the trail. Nice forest too.

12 Mar 2009 9:04pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

I agree with your advice to Beau, but would add "pee on the rest'. best...jerry

12 Mar 2009 9:14pm

kerfendal from Paris, France

what a forest, incredible green !

12 Mar 2009 9:26pm

@kerfendal: Yes, Maximilien, it is quite incredible.

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

The moss-covered trees are great. The dog doesnt seem to fit in :)

12 Mar 2009 9:29pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

fantastic picture of "have" the impression that i'have been seeing your picture is that the top right, were in relief, it's a wonderful shot !

12 Mar 2009 10:06pm

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

Oh this is great that your little dog (Beau, right) is on the path. The image with its texture and rich colour are so appealing but with the dog in there, we get perspective, life, with a bit of the seriousness withdrawn -- great stuff.

12 Mar 2009 10:13pm

vu@granby Gilles Martineau from Granby, Québec, Canada

"BEAU" white spot in beautiful scenery of this fairy tale.

13 Mar 2009 1:10am

willow from United States

Wonderful!!!! I like the contrast of Beau's white coat with the rich colors of the surroundings. Absolutely beautiful place.

13 Mar 2009 1:51am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

This is such an excellent shot, Beau seems to enjoy being your photography companion, and looks so small here

13 Mar 2009 1:53am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Sigh... Bliss... And the jaunty step of Beau's brings a smile to my face ;-)

13 Mar 2009 3:21am

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

brilliant he looks so happy trotting along there

13 Mar 2009 3:55am

NarB from Bruxelles, Belgium

Superbe composition, j'adore ce chien.

13 Mar 2009 8:03am

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Great shot! The dog makes the shot! The old forest is awesome!

13 Mar 2009 10:34am

Manel from Girona, Spain

Interesting composition with this curve track finishing on the bridge and the lttle dog in opposite sence. Like it.

13 Mar 2009 2:59pm

baobab from Cambridge, United States

Beau is a great compositional element too :-) I like the splash of his bright white against the forest's organic glow.

14 Mar 2009 4:22am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

This. Is. Amazing!
Five stars on this wonderful image! King of the road indeed. Such a little thing in this vast forest...what a mood :)

14 Mar 2009 2:10pm

Cricket-Tammy from United States

Oh....king of the jungle. This is simply beautiful. So green and alive.

14 Mar 2009 3:18pm

Joan Mercadal García from Ciutadella de Menorca, Spain

Amazing green colour. I like it so much.
Have you used the HDR method ?

16 Mar 2009 10:45pm

@Joan Mercadal García: No. I'm learning to do HDR, but I haven't yet posted anything using HDR.