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Antique Stump

Posted by john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 17 March 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

If you do not express your own original ideas, if you do not listen to your
own being, you will have betrayed yourself.

-- Rollo May

Nikon D700 1/60 second F/4.5 ISO 800 35 mm (35mm equiv.)

Stunner from Kingston, Jamaica

Wonderful work here, well done!

17 Mar 2009 5:27am

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

truly beautiful.

17 Mar 2009 5:34am

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

superbes matières dans des tons wow .... tellement beaux !

17 Mar 2009 5:38am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful photograph

17 Mar 2009 5:49am

Yvonne S. from Tilburg, Netherlands

It looks very old, well done!

17 Mar 2009 6:00am

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Wow the years and years of life gone by in that stump!!! Beautifully captured and cherrished:-)

17 Mar 2009 6:00am

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

Great photo with an excellent bit of post processing.

17 Mar 2009 6:02am

Lydie et Roland from BESANCON, France

Very nice B&W work for this one Jack.

17 Mar 2009 6:27am

MARIE from Australia

Hi Jack, what a great old tree...... lovely work, I love the effect you have used around the edges of the photo. Nice work.

17 Mar 2009 6:42am

Vink from Grasse, France

Nice work !

17 Mar 2009 8:03am

Mathilde from Fontainebleau, France

Great treatment for this wonderful B / W! I admire, I do not know my work pictures! I did not photoshop!

17 Mar 2009 8:24am

kerfendal from Paris, France

great compo and work

17 Mar 2009 8:39am

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

That is one ancient stump. Nicely captured.

17 Mar 2009 11:09am

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Lots of character in that old stump!

17 Mar 2009 1:05pm

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

Very nicely processed. Well done.

17 Mar 2009 1:16pm

Hema Iyer from Bangalore, India

Great processing and framing. Nicely done.

17 Mar 2009 1:30pm

Julian Kilsby from Birmingham, United Kingdom

Tell me that you are 150 years old and this was one of your earliest shots! Great treatment that really enhances the subject.

17 Mar 2009 1:58pm

sun from teh, Iran

Astonish!
Nicely Done..

17 Mar 2009 2:04pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent traitement! Beau travail!

17 Mar 2009 2:17pm

Peggy M. from somewhere in, France

wow! amazing shot ! I love your vision here.

17 Mar 2009 2:26pm

EYES WIDE SHUT from United Kingdom

Amazing, Jack, simply amazing. Like a photograph from the turn of the twentieth century, such an atmospheric shot. Perfectly presented

17 Mar 2009 2:31pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

Talk about an "organic" shot, well done!

17 Mar 2009 2:51pm

jim from sebastopol, United States

i like the affect of the "halo" (for want of a proper term)it makes the image seem light and airy and so very far away.
i feel as if i were sitting quietly with little children and waiting for the faeries to emerge from their hiding places. jim

17 Mar 2009 3:05pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Cool shot. I like the processing.

17 Mar 2009 3:07pm

zahai from Berlin, Germany

fascinating processing and tones...beautiful.

17 Mar 2009 3:17pm

don from Spokane, United States

I like the special processing and formatting you did in presenting this old tree trunk. Your work adds to the enjoyment and effectiveness of the image. Well done.

17 Mar 2009 3:26pm

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

Que de mystères dans cette souche !! des contes et légendes s'y cachent !!

17 Mar 2009 3:45pm

@Alivia: Lots, I'm sure!!

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Very cool processing. It looks like a shot that could be found in some ancient album :-)

17 Mar 2009 3:53pm

Bertrand Duhamel from Granby, Canada

Nicely done ! A very nice post processing.

17 Mar 2009 3:56pm

Barry from Kingwood, United States

I love this! Great image with a good feel to it. Take care. :)

17 Mar 2009 4:34pm

willow from Chelsea, United States

Great presentation. I like the texture.

17 Mar 2009 5:07pm

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

neat processing Jack -- it's bordering on abstract -- well done.

17 Mar 2009 5:34pm

zOOm from Paris, France

Really seems to come from one of these old adventurers books and images at the beginning of the former century. Really, really vintage effect.

17 Mar 2009 5:37pm

lydia from Paris, France

Great processing , looks like an old illustation in books !

17 Mar 2009 5:46pm

Chris Parr from Jefferson City, United States

Wonderful composition and cool processing. Nice one!

17 Mar 2009 7:04pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

love the timeless processing Jack ! soft and nice sepia !

17 Mar 2009 7:16pm

@Anna.C: Thanks, Anna. I'm still basking in your gorgeous photograph today.

Rehim from Baneh -Kurdistan, Iran

Great processing

great shot!

17 Mar 2009 7:16pm

Ninni from Brazil

Soft and beautiful photo!

17 Mar 2009 7:26pm

k@ from Paris, France

Yes ! You don't betray yourself, it's stunning in that tone and the details are very strong, a timeless shot of a great explorer discovering a brand new land ~

17 Mar 2009 7:54pm

@k@: Oh, K; if there was ever a person who did not need the Rollo May quote, it is you. Your photographs speak with a clear, authentic and incredibly creative voice. Your photographic vision is phenomenally consistent, and comes from deep inside of you.

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

fantastic photo, the tones are simply wonderful! the vignetting is magnificent!

17 Mar 2009 8:10pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

powerful in the black & white.....tells an old story.... and none of us out here betray ourselves, do we???

17 Mar 2009 8:28pm

@Susan: Never!

Richard_Irwin from Belper, United Kingdom

Lovely antique effect, plenty of texture & detail too.

17 Mar 2009 10:58pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Imagine the stories this tree could tell, superb shot and processing

18 Mar 2009 1:53am

Barbara from Florida, United States

The old stump looks monsterous. I like the treatment you used, very effective.

18 Mar 2009 3:16am

Pradeep from Chennai, India

Nice shot, nicely processed. Superb tones :)

18 Mar 2009 3:59am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Stellar shot and post production, Jack! The tones are excellent and this reminds me of one of those old treasures you find in a used book store, something has been tucked away for years, and such a joy to find.

18 Mar 2009 4:02am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Perfect pp for this one, Jack!!! I know it's green and lush but yet with this sepia I can revel in the nuances of the textures and shapes.

18 Mar 2009 4:22am

Magda from Canada

wonderful textures with great processing!

18 Mar 2009 4:25am

Cricket-Tammy from United States

Love love love the quote. This reminds me of a fairy tale.

18 Mar 2009 4:59am

Silverado Photography from Clearlake, United States

Love Rollo May's insights and it's a pleasure to read your commentary and quotes. Lovely tree.

18 Mar 2009 6:00am

Ajay from Pune, India

I love the fact how the processing (a properly done one) can change the whole perspective to something that can be so negligible to most of us. Superb shot.

18 Mar 2009 7:03am