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Leaves and Moss

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 14 August 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This was taken down in the Old Growth Forest.

MANY, MANY THANKS to all of you who made such gracious comments on my photographs over the last few days. We returned late Thursday. I will go to work on responding to your comments. From Monday - Thursday, we were at the Coast photographing (harbors, old working boats, sand dunes, sea stacks, lighthouses, botanical gardens, waterfalls, etc., etc.) from dawn til dark. Much fun, but I'm exhausted.

NIKON D700 1/500 second F/8.0 ISO 400 70 mm (35mm equiv.)

Lydie et Roland from BESANCON, France

What a nice light Jack !

14 Aug 2009 5:52am

@Lydie et Roland: Merci.

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Ah, these just jump forward in the frame. And the reflected light is beautiful.

14 Aug 2009 6:16am

@Dulcie: Thanks, Dulcie.

Irene from Les Coteaux, France

Oh ! Magnificent light !

14 Aug 2009 7:01am

@Irene: Merci.

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

stunning light I see both you and Bill are going for the moss today

14 Aug 2009 9:50am

@jamesy: Bill's is psychedelic!

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

magnificent light shining through, very artistic and a happy photo, i love it :)

14 Aug 2009 10:24am

@Lorraine: Thanks, Lorraine.

Vachel from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

stunning image and the sun light makes the image glow.. well done..

14 Aug 2009 11:00am

@Vachel: Thank you.

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

Nicely captured. Love the different shades of green.

14 Aug 2009 11:01am

MJ from Delaware, United States

Great shot... I love the central focus of the leaves and moss with the rest of the moss and leaves in the background... The sun just makes those leaves so highlighted...

14 Aug 2009 12:03pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Today's shot is beautiful, but boy, am I looking forward to "harbors, old working boats, sand dunes, sea stacks, lighthouses, botanical gardens, waterfalls".... What a great collection of things to shoot!!!!

14 Aug 2009 12:12pm

@Susan: Forgot to mention bridges and sea lions. I shot almost 1600 photographs (bracketed shots for HDR take up 5 frames at a whack).

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

What a wonderful light !! Your composition is great !

14 Aug 2009 12:30pm

@Marie-Hélène Ammor: Merci, Marie.

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

The light on these leaves is magnificent, Jack ... a super shot!

14 Aug 2009 2:38pm

@Judy: Thanks, Judy. You did amazing in camera work on your post today.

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

great light and a perfect DOF !!! jack !
friendships !

14 Aug 2009 3:57pm

@marc battault: Merci, Marc. Again, a dynamite macro today.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Love the way the light is falling here.

14 Aug 2009 4:05pm

Betty from New Jersey, United States

The sunlight is just beautiful and does a wonderful job of highlighting the leaves! Nice composition!

14 Aug 2009 4:11pm

@Betty: Thanks, Betty. Your tractor today reminded me of all of the farm land that went through on our backroads return through the Willamette Valley yesterday.

zOOm from Paris, France

... and so you call it "Holidays" ! ;-)

A very nice light Jack, fairy.

14 Aug 2009 5:46pm

@zOOm: Thanks, Flo. When you are retired as I am, every day is a holiday!

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

what a beautiful light !!

14 Aug 2009 5:54pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

What a gorgeous, beautiful day ! And gorgeous shot too !

14 Aug 2009 6:44pm

@MARIANA: It was a gorgeous day. The Old Growth Forest is always cool on hot summer days.

k@ from Paris, France

I can't believe this light ! But I love it !

14 Aug 2009 8:38pm

@k@: Merci, Karine. The light tends to be incredible in the Old Growth Forest.

marianne from Toulouse, France

Love your colors, your tones, your light, a very wonderful composition between life and fantastic ....

14 Aug 2009 10:45pm

@marianne: Merci.

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

The tones, the colours, the light, the composition. Everything is working in harmony here. Brilliant. Simply brilliant.

15 Aug 2009 1:53am

@Nicholas: Thanks, Nicholas.

Gary Hart from California, United States

Isn't backlight on leaves great? Sometimes it's the only thing that makes full sunlight photography tolerable. :)

15 Aug 2009 1:55am

@Gary Hart: Yes, I agree.

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Excellent back lighting used here. A wonderful image.

15 Aug 2009 2:56am

@Lee: Thanks, Lee.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Great light. Nice capture.

15 Aug 2009 3:34am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

What a glorious light!!! Fantastic image!

15 Aug 2009 4:31am

mo.langel from ., Switzerland

Quelle magnifique lumière! Très très belle photo!

15 Aug 2009 9:29am

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

F A N T A S T I C ! ! !
The light is simply beautiful!
Great clarity and sharpness
It's all perfect :)

16 Aug 2009 1:08am

Barbara from Florida, United States

That light, absolutely magnificent. It sounds like you had and incredible time at the coast. I'm sure you documented the beauty.

16 Aug 2009 4:41am

@Barbara: Thanks, Barb. The editing job has been monumental. Not only did I end up with way more photographs than I will ever use, but even way more pretty good photographs than I will ever use. You can go to this website to get a taste (not all of the photos are mine, but most are right now),

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful light

17 Aug 2009 5:07am

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Lovely.... the light on these leaves is almost magical...

18 Aug 2009 11:32am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

I love this one too.

19 Aug 2009 2:31am