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Dog Park 1

Posted by john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 23 July 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Here begins a series of four shots of the nearby dog park (Woodland Meadow). It's the only time of the year that yellow carpets the hillside.
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LE TOUR - some great racing in the Alps. Contador, however, needs to learn what it means to belong to a team. All of the Astana riders have worked like crazy for him, yet he goes off on an ego trip, possibly knocking his own teammate off of the podium.
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"God has made of one blood all nations under heaven. No man can suddenly become my enemy just because he happened to have been born on the other side of a river or a boundary line, and his government has issued an ultimatum against mine. Is it not time that we refused to fight?"

- Muriel Lester,
social reformer and pacifist (1883-1968)

Nikon D700 1/250 second F/14.0 ISO 400 30 mm (35mm equiv.)

Yvon from Orleans, France

nice landscape

23 Jul 2009 5:34am

Dulcie from Danville, United States

A beautiful location and so full of information but somehow not over-detailed! Lucky dogs! :-)

23 Jul 2009 5:58am

@Dulcie: Thanks.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

How beautiful!!! I really like the perspective and the colours are fabulous too! :)

23 Jul 2009 6:33am

@Magda: Thanks, Magda.

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

Nice landscape, my dog would like it :)

23 Jul 2009 6:40am

@Yvonne Simons: The dogs get to be off-leash and have a great time.

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

Very beautiful ! Great composition and an atmosphere of quiet !!
For the Tour ,next year Armstrong will be the leader of his team ...yesterday was a great racing !

23 Jul 2009 8:47am

@Marie-Hélène Ammor: Yesterday, we saw what a great team player Armstrong is. He has a maturity that Contador has yet to gain.

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Nice composition. I like the perspective and the colors

23 Jul 2009 8:55am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Beautiful landscape!

23 Jul 2009 9:44am

k@ from Paris, France

Stupendous mood, I love this ! Want to run in*

23 Jul 2009 10:21am

@k@: Merci, my dear.

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Lovely. Is it just for dogs or can anyone enjoy it and run around in it?!

23 Jul 2009 11:18am

@MrsAmber: The actual name is "Woodland Meadow." They call it the dog park because dogs can be off leash.

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

What a gorgeous spot for the dogs and their owners.......never have I seen a dog park like this!

23 Jul 2009 11:32am

@Judy: What is neat is that it is just a block away.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Wow dogs have parks in your part of the world, how wonderful of you, and it's a lovely one ;)

23 Jul 2009 11:40am

@Lorraine: It is a wonderful place to walk.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Beautiful shot jack...... what a gorgeous place.... I wonder who enjoys it more, the dogs, or the owners?????

23 Jul 2009 11:43am

@Susan: Toss up!

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

I love the composition in this photo with the flowers in front!

23 Jul 2009 12:28pm

@Monique: Thanks, Monique; the foreground colors make the shot.

Cricket-Tammy from Somewhere in the, United States

My kind of place. Oh.....this is just beautiful Jack.

23 Jul 2009 1:42pm

@Cricket-Tammy: Thanks, Tammy.

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

wow this is an amazing place, great colors

23 Jul 2009 2:20pm

@Luca Bobbiesi: Thank you.

Xavier from Troyes, France

Wonderful contrast and composition ! Cheers !

23 Jul 2009 2:32pm

@Xavier: Thank you.

MARIANA from waterloo, Canada

Beautiful scene . Lovely composition .

23 Jul 2009 2:42pm

Don from spokane, United States

I like the brambles in the foreground. That little building makes a good focus spot for the viewer. Glad you mentioned the uniqueness of the yellow field so we can appreciate his seasonal it is. Very nice image.

23 Jul 2009 3:07pm

@Don: Thanks, Don.

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

excellent choice of composition with the foreground sublime, jack!
friendships!

23 Jul 2009 3:09pm

@marc battault: Merci, Marc.

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

beautiful landscape :)

23 Jul 2009 3:11pm

@Shahryar: Thank you.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Nice layers in this image. That carpet looks pretty nice.

23 Jul 2009 3:14pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks; it was (didn't last long).

Don Smith from California, United States

Beautiful image Jack, I love the perspective you took with this image - the foreground serves as a nice anchor point to lead the eye into the frame.

23 Jul 2009 3:42pm

@Don Smith: Thanks, Don. You more than anyone knows the importance of foreground in a landscape shot; it's what caused me to go back home and get my camera.

Ajay from Pune, India

And the way you've framed it it sure does look very so very beautiful.

23 Jul 2009 4:38pm

@Ajay: Thanks, Ajay.

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

This is such a pretty shot - I like how it shows that summer can still be beautiul even when the clouds roll in! Nice one, Jack!

23 Jul 2009 5:39pm

@Sarah: Thanks, Sarah. Glad that I took it then; a couple of days later, the yellow was gone.

Hema Iyer from Bangalore, India

So beautiful

23 Jul 2009 5:58pm

@Hema Iyer: Thank you, Hema.

Irene from Les Coteaux, France

Very nice view !

23 Jul 2009 6:25pm

zOOm from Paris, France

It's a nice place Jack, and as you've mentionned a lovely huge yellow carpet ! Ideal for a rest.

23 Jul 2009 6:41pm

-C16H25NØ2- from Tehran, Iran

great lovely and beautiful shot

23 Jul 2009 7:20pm

Bethany from Michigan, United States

What a wonderful and fabulous place to run your dogs! Good capture with the flowers in the foreground and the barn in the distance.

23 Jul 2009 8:04pm

@Bethany: Thank you.

Marie from FRESNES, France

la lumière et l'atmosphère sont belles, dans cette image. Tout simple, et beau.

23 Jul 2009 8:55pm

@Marie: Merci

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

very nice landscape with the pink in the front

23 Jul 2009 9:31pm

Claudia from Illinois, United States

A dog park?? Amazing. My dogs would be thrilled to have such a rural area to run wild in. This is gorgeous and I love the composition!

24 Jul 2009 1:12am

@Claudia: The official name is "Woodland Meadow," but everyone calls it the dog park because dogs can be off leash.

khadi from New Delhi, India

What a lovely park. The pink foreground is perfect against the yellow. Great image.

24 Jul 2009 1:30am

@khadi: Thank you.

Barbara from Florida, United States

Stunning! There is something about the hue, clarity and colors, I could climb into through my screen. We have dog parks everywhere here but nothing as beautiful as this.
Lucky dogs to romp around in this. Great shot, Jack.

24 Jul 2009 2:31am

Barbara from Florida, United States

One more thing, exceptional quote.

24 Jul 2009 2:32am

@Barbara: Thanks, Barb; quotes like that are to remind me that my first task is to become more human.

willow from Chelsea, United States

Beautiful scenery, but where are the dogs????

24 Jul 2009 2:36am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Awesome looking dog park! I bet Beau loves this place :)

24 Jul 2009 2:56am

Chris Parr from Jefferson City, United States

Beautiful landscape!

24 Jul 2009 3:02am

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Nice shot - I like the foreground elements

24 Jul 2009 3:24am

Vachel from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

beautiful landscape shot...

24 Jul 2009 1:09pm

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Oh how stunning!!! The colour could almost be mistaken for HDR its that vivid!!! Lovely shot!!

24 Jul 2009 4:27pm