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Pine Tree Arch B&W

Posted by john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 10 June 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This is my favorite arch in the park.

MANY THANKS to everyone who posted on Silly Tuesday yesterday.

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.

- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Nikon D80 1/500 second F/13.0 ISO 200 24 mm

Yvon from Orleans, France

very nice B and W shot

10 Jun 2009 5:14am

Lydie et Roland from BESANCON, France

Nice picture of a really nice place....

10 Jun 2009 5:31am

PATRICK from miramas, France

great b&w

10 Jun 2009 5:40am

Noxeus from Girona, Spain

nice !! (5 stars)

10 Jun 2009 5:42am

Stunner from Kingston, Jamaica

A great black and white and great framing!

10 Jun 2009 6:02am

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

Awesome shot Jack well spotted

10 Jun 2009 6:53am

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Excellent framing :)

10 Jun 2009 7:12am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland


10 Jun 2009 7:26am

k@ from Paris, France

Love all these layers through this natural window ! Great in mono*

10 Jun 2009 7:34am

sawsengee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

wonderful view & framing.....the b/w tone are splendid to concentrate on the rock formation & texture....the F13.0 is is really great to bring out the depth of field

10 Jun 2009 7:40am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Superb shot.. very well framed!

10 Jun 2009 7:45am

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Very nice B and W shot !!!

10 Jun 2009 8:23am

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Love the framing and shadow detail! To add to what Eisenhourer said, this is the Craig version: War is bullsh&*. It is what one political leader does to another political leader. Usually has nothing to do with the people.

10 Jun 2009 8:39am

Isabelle from Liège, Belgium

Yes, you're right, the place looks great !!! Nice B&W photo !

10 Jun 2009 9:14am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

stunning place ! great framing and nice BW !

10 Jun 2009 9:17am

Sarah from Switzerland

Wow - this is def 5 stars and belongs in a book! Great work, Jack.

10 Jun 2009 9:26am

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

the arch that opens into the exterior, we are like in a cave and there is a universe away, but in fact the arch is just the transition to another world view, I like this image with its successive plans , the B & W transports us into a more cold, inhospitable and almost wild, into the wild! with dark colors and rocks. bravo Jack

10 Jun 2009 9:32am

@Alivia: Thank you, Dane.

xavier cardell from menorca-barcelona, Spain

Framing inside a frame, a natural frame in this ocasion. I love it!

10 Jun 2009 10:22am

Vachel from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

nice B&W shot and well composed... creative angle..

10 Jun 2009 11:06am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Magnifique image, très beau N/B!!! J'aime beaucoup!

10 Jun 2009 11:31am

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

A great b&w. Your composition is perfect. Well done.

10 Jun 2009 11:39am

@Lee: Thanks, Lee.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Stunning view and framing, bravo!!!

10 Jun 2009 11:39am

Peggy M. from somewhere in, France

A beautiful and amazing place ! Great shot. Kisses

10 Jun 2009 12:25pm

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

wow! Gorgeous shot!

10 Jun 2009 12:31pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Oh Wow! What a wonderful shot! beautifully framed, and gorgeous in B&W!

10 Jun 2009 1:15pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautifully framed and composed! A wonderful monument to Nature's splendor beautifully captured and presented... Well done! ;-)

10 Jun 2009 1:33pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Great composition with the arch as a frame. Arche NP is really a wonderful place.

10 Jun 2009 1:56pm

@Evelyne Dubos: It is, indeed, a very special place.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wonderful B & W!

10 Jun 2009 2:02pm

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States


10 Jun 2009 2:07pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That so absolutely cool and very well shot.

10 Jun 2009 3:05pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Canada

Great composition!

10 Jun 2009 3:20pm

Cricket-Tammy from United States

Great image! Such massive size.

10 Jun 2009 3:57pm

Denise from Duncannon, United States

Oh my, this is wonderful. Reminds me of a B&W western movie.

10 Jun 2009 4:12pm

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

Very moody black and white photo! Great!

10 Jun 2009 4:31pm

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece


10 Jun 2009 4:38pm

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Belle composition et beau nb

10 Jun 2009 4:42pm

Ajay from Pune, India

Even the roughness of mother nature can be so beautiful. Excellent presentation, Jack.

10 Jun 2009 5:00pm

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

This is a gorgeous landscape, I'm curious about this picture in color.

10 Jun 2009 5:15pm

@Yvonne Simons: Go to my Portfolio. If you scroll down, you will see a portion of the thumbnail. The date that it was posted was January 30, 2009.

Bill Brown from California, United States

Outstanding capture!

10 Jun 2009 5:20pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

As much as I like this composition, I think it needs more contrast. Seems a bit dreary, dark, too gray.

10 Jun 2009 5:28pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautiful in B&W too.

10 Jun 2009 5:32pm

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

Gorgeous BW.

10 Jun 2009 6:55pm

Rand from Orem, United States

I like how the B&W really brings out the texture in the arch.

10 Jun 2009 7:31pm

@Rand: There is something about converting red rock to B&W that is very appealing.

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

Beautiful! the texture of rocks is fantastic !

10 Jun 2009 7:48pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

excellent framing! black and white contrasts and a superb image, jack!

10 Jun 2009 8:15pm

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

I like the way that twisting rock completely changes the effect of the natural light. Great shot.

10 Jun 2009 8:56pm

observing from North West, United Kingdom

This is just amazing to see....... super shot !

10 Jun 2009 10:22pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Beautiful shot!!! Framing is just right, and this one really works wonderfully in the b&w...Very nice job!!!!

10 Jun 2009 10:43pm

@Susan: Thanks, Susan.

Veronelle from Lens, France

beautifull b&w landscape

10 Jun 2009 10:53pm

MARIANA from waterloo, Canada

Very interesting capture. Framing is super as well as work in BW !

11 Jun 2009 12:00am

@MARIANA: Thank you, Mariana.

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

An amazing natural arch.

11 Jun 2009 12:36am

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

Really cool, Jack! I bet it is fantastic in person.

11 Jun 2009 12:51am

@Toni: Absolutely

Chris Parr from Jefferson City, United States

Looks like a tricky shot exposure-wise. Very nicely done. What a beautiful place. I really like the dark tones and texture of the rock.

11 Jun 2009 1:26am

Barbara from Florida, United States

Nature is wonderful!
Nice use of the arch for framing. Works well in B&W.
Looks like a place I could enjoy roaming around with my camera.
Great shot, Jack.

11 Jun 2009 2:00am

@Barbara: Thanks, Barb.

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

The framing is really beautiful and it's a great and rough landscape. I like the way you can look through the rocks in the foreground into the distance. I have to say I miss the black and white colors in this B&W version, it looks a bit flat gray and with a bit more contrast the structure of the plants and rocks will be more visible.

11 Jun 2009 4:50am

@Monique: Thanks for your input. It actually prints beautifully which is my ultimate arbiter (I just went and double-checked a print of this that I have).

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

As lovely as it was the first time I saw it, it's kick ass on my brand new laptop, Oh My God, it's a KEEPER

11 Jun 2009 10:37am

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Beautiful framing!

11 Jun 2009 12:52pm

Sarah Schneider Photography from Lancaster, United States

I like this B&W..what an amazing view. =)

11 Jun 2009 8:32pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

wonderful downward motion in this frame!! beautiful light and textures too!!

12 Jun 2009 4:08am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

How beautiful!!!

13 Jun 2009 3:56am

Silverado Photography from Clearlake, United States

Outstanding and the quote could not be repeated often enough.

13 Jun 2009 4:31am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Great b&w . Good tonal range.

13 Jun 2009 9:23am

Aurore from Paris, France

Framing, details, grey tones... everything's perfet here !!

14 Jun 2009 12:05am

Aurore from Paris, France

And i didn't know Eisenhower's quotation but it should be written everywhere. He did know what he was talking about.

14 Jun 2009 12:11am

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Great image! Beautifully composed. Looks good in B&W.
Great quote. I agree with it. Don't know that Eisenhower followed the spirit of his own words, though.

14 Jun 2009 11:13am