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Posted by john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 24 April 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

"I believe man must be free, both in spirit and society, that he must build strength into himself, affirming the 'enormous beauty of the world' and acquiring the confidence to see and to express his vision. And I believe in photography as one means of expressing this affirmation, and of achieving an ultimate happiness and faith." Ansel Adams

Nikon D300 1/100 second F/10.0 ISO 200 150 mm (35mm equiv.)

Mariana from Canada

Gorgeous view and beautiful place . Water is fascinating !!!

24 Apr 2009 5:06am

@Mariana: Thanks, Marianna.

Bill Jennings from Los Altos (Bay Area Northern Calif), United States

great reflection. Quoting our mutual friend Ansel is a real bonus. love the composition. Well done.

24 Apr 2009 5:11am

@Bill Jennings: Thank you, Bill; I've always been fascinated with reflections.

dj.tigersprout from New York City, USA, United States

very lovely -- the soft afternoon light is wonderful!

24 Apr 2009 5:52am

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

Cool shot - love the framing and the reflection on the water. Looks very painterly.

24 Apr 2009 6:00am

@Toni: Thanks, Toni.

k@ from Paris, France

What a great thing to be able to see such sharp images ! Love it*

24 Apr 2009 6:03am

@k@: The Nikkor 24-70mm lens is incredible.

Lylou & Roland from France

Nice composition withe this refection... I like the colors to !

24 Apr 2009 6:23am

dan from Paris, France

I saw at once these attractive reflections on the lake with this sweet light.

24 Apr 2009 7:13am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Nicely framed image across a pleasant vista, I would liked to have seen it from a lower POV to show a balanced amount of buildings, water and foreground

24 Apr 2009 7:16am

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

cadrage plein de magie !

24 Apr 2009 7:17am

chrissy from uk, United Kingdom

well framed by the tree, lovely image

24 Apr 2009 7:18am

@chrissy: The tree makes the shot. Thanks, Chrissy.

khadi from New Delhi, India

I like how the branches frame this image. A really wonderful sharp and clear image

24 Apr 2009 7:22am

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

This is just such a beautiful image!!! It makes one feel relaxed and calm:-)

24 Apr 2009 7:43am

@Linerberry: Thanks; it does indeed create those feelings.

xavier cardell from menorca-barcelona, Spain

Good composition. Reflctions prefectly achieved, and colors also

24 Apr 2009 7:52am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Another fabulous shot! Love the reflections in the water and how you used the branches to frame it. Nice work!

24 Apr 2009 7:55am

@Magda: Thank you.

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Greate composition.. love the tones in the image.

24 Apr 2009 7:58am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

nice natural frame ! beautiful image !

24 Apr 2009 8:18am

Marzieh from Iran

lovely shot

24 Apr 2009 8:25am

adele27 from tonekabon, Iran

wow very nice indeed, i wish to be there someday, u have shaered it with us, good luck, nothing to loose

24 Apr 2009 8:50am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Great framing and reflections, everything seems so calm!

24 Apr 2009 8:53am

zOOm from Paris, France

The quote is so true ! So true !

24 Apr 2009 9:06am

@zOOm: Adams was one of my mentors when I seriously got into photography back in the 60s.

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Adams was a true visionary! Cool shot!

24 Apr 2009 9:31am

@Craig: Thank you. Yes he was.

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Afghanistan

Looks like a lovely lovely place.

24 Apr 2009 9:39am

@Nicholas: Indeed it is.

oncho from granada, Spain

great composición,los arboles le dan profundidad y el reflejo genial con las aves al fondo

24 Apr 2009 10:17am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Beautiful reflection of a great photographer! are we really free to express our vision? Sometimes challenged!

I like the reflections in the water in your picture!

24 Apr 2009 10:56am

@Mathilde Collot: I love those reflections, too.

rem_la from Villiers, France

la lumiere est superbe !

24 Apr 2009 11:08am

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Absolutely beautiful reflections; I wonder what this would look like an A. A's B 'n W?

24 Apr 2009 11:31am

@Judy: How did you know about tomorrow's post???

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

A great shot. Well framed. Your eyes are forced to the reflections. Have a good weekend Jack.

24 Apr 2009 11:36am

@Lee: Thanks; you have a nice weekend as well.

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

So beautiful !! Your composition is superb !

24 Apr 2009 11:41am

@Marie-Hélène Ammor: Thank you.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Great quote and a photo to prove it is all true. Beautiful!

24 Apr 2009 12:08pm

@Viewfinder: You are very kind; thank you.

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece

Very nice!

24 Apr 2009 12:15pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Beautiful framing! It's nice to see the town framed by the trees and water. The reflections are wonderful.

24 Apr 2009 12:44pm

@bluechameleon: Thank you, Sharon.

laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Très beau reflet !

24 Apr 2009 12:54pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

I like so much this frame, the warm colours are really beautiful

24 Apr 2009 1:17pm

Hema Iyer from Bangalore, India

Gorgeous view. Fantastic shot.

24 Apr 2009 1:22pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

beautiful crisp clear shot......Lightroom?

24 Apr 2009 1:24pm

@Susan: I don't remember what I did, but everything starts in LR. Thanks for your kind words.

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

Jack, vous avez toujours de ces paysages à couper le souffle, les reflets créent un autre monde et là se trouvent le calme et la sérenité.. la lumière dore l'image et on se laisse porter par cette douce quiétude.. le cadrage est délicieusement poétique.

24 Apr 2009 1:33pm

@Alivia: You continue to embarrass me, Dane.

Michael from Deer Park, United States

beautiful! clear crisp and stunning. i love the reflections.

24 Apr 2009 2:00pm

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

This is a great composition - all the colours and tones are so perfect. Very, very nicely done.

24 Apr 2009 2:06pm

@Sarah: Thank you.

"Marie" :-) from perth, Australia

Amazing reflection, and such a sharp photo. Love the tree used to frame the photo. Nice work Jack.

24 Apr 2009 3:14pm

@"Marie" :-): Thank you, Marie.

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Pleasant slice of life. best...jerry

24 Apr 2009 3:31pm

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

what a beautiful spring image. Everything seems warm and calm. Very well framed Jack. Have a great weekend

24 Apr 2009 3:36pm

Peggy M. from somewhere in, France

a beautiful landscape with reflexion ! Great shot !

24 Apr 2009 3:53pm

EYES WIDE SHUT from The library of my soul, United Kingdom

Ansel knew a thing or two about photography, and philosophy, the sort that really mattered and wasn't full of wind and bluster.

What a shot, Jack. I'll just sit back and view at length and let the good vibes flow

24 Apr 2009 3:57pm

@EYES WIDE SHUT: Thanks, Paul. Adams was like God for us in the Bay Area back in the 60s when I got serious about photography.

observing from North West, United Kingdom

Splendid view across the river, and lovely daylight and framing, quite delightful.

24 Apr 2009 4:00pm

@observing: Thank you.

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

Wonderfully spotted and taken very well.You´ve a real eye for a good shot.

24 Apr 2009 4:01pm

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: Thank you, Anthony.

Don from spokane, United States

A very attractive scene. I like the overhanging branch and the reflection which gives the picture its "punch."

24 Apr 2009 4:02pm

@Don: Thanks, Don; you are exactly right.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Beautiful shot Jack....

24 Apr 2009 5:34pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

The tree makes a nice frame for the shot.

24 Apr 2009 5:47pm

@Michael Rawluk: Yes it does.

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Très beau cadrage! superbe image!

24 Apr 2009 7:48pm

Ajay from Pune, India

Quality stuff, Jack. Love how you've framed the shot with the tree.

24 Apr 2009 8:42pm

@Ajay: Thanks, Ajay. I think that the framing and the reflections make the shot.

jim from sebastopol, United States

wow, these coastal shots are wonderful! the wonderful thing about being right on the coast is the constantly changing weather and light !!!

25 Apr 2009 12:29am

@jim: Actually we have been there less than 24 hrs. at a time, but the weather definitely changes fast.

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

I especially like the framing in this image.

25 Apr 2009 12:34am

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

Like the frame within a frame. Great colors, too.

25 Apr 2009 12:47am

@jeff (aka dogilicious): Thanks, Jeff.

JamesC from portland, United States

picture within a frame, lovely composition and focal point. Well done.

25 Apr 2009 2:59am

Barbara from Florida, United States

Stunning scene. I love the structures in the distance and their reflection in the water. Remarkable depth and clarity.
The quote is one of the most powerful ones you have posted yet.
I'd like this one hanging in front of me to read each day.

25 Apr 2009 3:32am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

The Tree really does make the shot, a perfect frame. I really would like to see the Oregon coast in person one of these days!

25 Apr 2009 4:24am

Stunner from Kingston, Jamaica

Lovely scene!

25 Apr 2009 5:52am

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Okay, yesterday I said, "I wonder what this would look like [as] an A. A's B 'n W?"
Today I know, and in this case I do prefer the color version.

25 Apr 2009 8:08am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful shot I prefer the BW version

25 Apr 2009 4:17pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Such a beautiful scene, a sense of peace and tranquilty fills me seeing this even with the housing in the background

26 Apr 2009 12:57am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

A preference for the color version for this picture, as it is a complex image the lecture is easier in color.

27 Apr 2009 12:13am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Beautifully captured...a scene with many things to say...lovely for the quote its right on....thanks

28 Apr 2009 3:58am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

This is a most beautiful view.. Wonderfully taken, Jack!!

28 Apr 2009 4:04am

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

For my opinion,this one is better than the b&w version. The colors make this version come alive. The reflections in the lake, the shadows on the trees are best captured here. Great photo!

29 Apr 2009 7:43pm