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Forest Trail

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 13 August 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

For the next few days, I will post shots from a walk to the Old Growth Forest. The first photograph was taken of a side trail before we got to the old growth trail.

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.

- Amelia Earhart

NIKON D700 1/125 second F/6.3 ISO 400 60 mm (35mm equiv.)

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Ahhh...I am looking forward to a wonderful walk in the woods! Wait for me, I'll get my boots!

13 Aug 2009 5:06am

@Tracy: It was nice. When do you go to Oregon? (the sea stacks in Bandon are awaiting you; be sure to go at low tide).

rem_la from villiers, France

attention de ne pas se perdre !

13 Aug 2009 5:38am

@rem_la: The growth is so lush that it is difficult to get off of the trail.

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

Really wonderful capture of what looks like an idyllic setting. Well done and look forward to the next of the series.

13 Aug 2009 6:05am

@Toni: Thanks, Toni.

Leena from Joensuu, Finland

Look at that light, which you have captured so brilliantly!
I have tried many times without any success, wonderful photo!

13 Aug 2009 6:13am

@Leena: Thanks, Leena.

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

I also love the light mine always look so dark will have to study your settings

13 Aug 2009 6:26am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

A marvelous light filled forest. I think leaves on trees are among the hardest subjects to photograph well. You've done it, Jack.

13 Aug 2009 6:31am

@Dulcie: Thanks, Dulcie.

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Excellent light, excellent colours :)

13 Aug 2009 6:47am

zOOm from Paris, France

Mmmm, must be so peaceful to stand here among them... just listen to the wind through the leaves.

13 Aug 2009 10:01am

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

So beautiful colors in this photo :superb!

13 Aug 2009 10:17am

@Marie-Hélène Ammor: Merci.

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

I like the contrast between the tall, dark trunks and the light on the greenery beneath them.
The spot of sunlight on the ground is wonderful ... great shot, Jack.

13 Aug 2009 11:14am

@Judy: Thanks, Judy.

MJ from Delaware, United States

Beautiful scene... I am ready for a relaxing walk.....

13 Aug 2009 11:52am

Betsy Barron from Chester Springs, PA, United States

gorgeous light! Can I see this in B&W please please please?!!?

13 Aug 2009 11:59am

@Betsy Barron: If you send me your email address, I will do a conversion for you.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Very peaceful. (I am posting a forest photo in two or three days, too.) The trail in your shot beckons, and I want to keep going.

13 Aug 2009 1:39pm

@B. Thomas: There are marvelous trails all over the McDonald Forest which dominates the northwest of Corvallis.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Great shot . Beautiful colors and light !

13 Aug 2009 1:57pm

@MARIANA: Thanks, Mariana.

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Great shot Jack, love the contrasting colors.......( IF YOU GO DOWN INTO THE WOODS TODAY YOUR SURE OF A BIG SURPRISE ? )

13 Aug 2009 2:11pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

forests are the "lungs" of the earth, in this wood is sublime!
friendships jack!

13 Aug 2009 4:04pm

@marc battault: Merci. Love the "lungs" of the earth!

Jen from St. George, United States

I love Utah for lots of reasons, but sometimes I miss scenery like this!!! You have captured this so beautifully! The light is just gorgeous, and the composition is very inviting! :)

13 Aug 2009 4:07pm

@Jen: Thanks, Jen. So much of the American West is just incredible.

Don from spokane, United States

I like the way the back lighting makes the tree leaves glow. The tall trees and the brushy look all make the place very attractive.

13 Aug 2009 4:11pm

@Don: Thanks, Don.

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Beautiful image.

13 Aug 2009 5:20pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Just beautiful..... look forward to more of this location......

13 Aug 2009 5:40pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Very beautiful, I can smell the freshness...

13 Aug 2009 5:48pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

beautiful, so fresh I can smell it, bravo ;)

13 Aug 2009 5:51pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Simple... Beautiful! The light is just gorgeous! What a perfect forest to find ferries! ;) I think I see one! ;))

13 Aug 2009 5:59pm

@Magda: For us druids, of course, there are ferries!!

LauraS from Chico, United States

Fabulous place, and great shot. Can't wait for more.

13 Aug 2009 6:09pm

Morten Pedersen from Norway

I like the light in this picture.

13 Aug 2009 9:13pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Lovely light.

13 Aug 2009 9:54pm

Vachel from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

nice composition and light...

13 Aug 2009 10:15pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

beautiful path, very inviting, so peaceful !

14 Aug 2009 5:56pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

You have discovered and captured my place beautifully.
There is a place in the woods in the upper part of Michigan where I visited often and then didn't go for 20 years. I always remembered that scene which could very well be your image here.
I returned to the spot 2 years ago and captured every panoramic inch of the trees and path so I could relive it onscreen.
It is the beauty of the light that falls through the tall trees and illuminates the green and light the path to make your journey.

16 Aug 2009 4:39am

@Barbara: Thank you. As my memory goes, photographs are a big help.

Denise from Duncannon, United States

Gorgeous place, looks quiet and peaceful.

17 Aug 2009 12:09am

@Denise: Thanks; it is.

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful shot

17 Aug 2009 5:08am