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Down the Trail

Posted by john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 1 October 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This is looking back from one of the trails into the McDonald National Forest. After all of that intense color for 8 days, something monochrome seemed to be the the order of the day.

Nikon D700 1/160 second F/8.0 ISO 200 40 mm (35mm equiv.)

Yvon from Orleans, France

very nice landscape shot
I like the B and W pictures

1 Oct 2009 5:46am

@Yvon: Merci.

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

An enticing shot...it beckons.

1 Oct 2009 6:15am

@Dulcie: Thank you.

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Excellent composition as usual :) Love the branches in monochrome.

1 Oct 2009 6:20am

@Nicholas: Thank you.

oncho from granada, Spain

Cambio radical de colores

1 Oct 2009 7:10am

@oncho: Absolutely.

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Superb BnW shot..

1 Oct 2009 8:04am

@Sarito: Thank you.

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW!!! This is a great B&W!!! I love the detail and comp.

1 Oct 2009 9:28am

@Anina: Thank you.

missparis from PARIS, France

Superbe ce dégradé de gris

1 Oct 2009 9:53am

@missparis: Merci.

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

nice range of grey !

1 Oct 2009 11:25am

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

I like the way the trail leads the eye between the trees, off into the hills and to the clouds in the sky - a lovely shot, Jack.
I also like that you bracketed ten days of color, with monochrome on each end!

1 Oct 2009 11:33am

@Judy: Thanks, Judy.

MJ from Delaware, United States

looks like a book cover... inviting... come see more....nice composition

1 Oct 2009 11:44am

@MJ: Thank you.

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

A big contrast with those bright colored balloons but a very soothing and quiet landscape with that view into the valley ... a very romantic photo!

1 Oct 2009 11:45am

@Monique: Thank you.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Thoroughly enchanting in black and white, wow

1 Oct 2009 1:11pm

@Lorraine: Merci.

Barbara Kile from United States

Great as B&W and that trail just invites me to walk down the hill! Nice image!

1 Oct 2009 1:32pm

@Barbara Kile: Many thanks.

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

very nice. i like it b/w

1 Oct 2009 1:40pm

@Onlymehdi: Thanks.

Don from spokane, United States

I like how the path leads us into this very attractive landscape. Fine processing to get the vegetation to have a bright look. Very well done.

1 Oct 2009 1:41pm

@Don: Thanks, Don.

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

faaabulous clarity!! nearly an infrared!!! have you played around much with infrared developing? this might be a great subject to try it with!! beautifully done -- love the textural elements!!

1 Oct 2009 1:53pm

@dj.tigersprout: Many thanks.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Nice black and white. There is so much depth and distance in this shot.

1 Oct 2009 1:57pm

@B. Thomas: Thank you.

Manel from Girona, Spain

Really the inpact it has been heavy. I hoped to see a very coloured balloon today too. Good serie John! Good B&W landscape today. See youu

1 Oct 2009 2:07pm

@Manel: Gracias.

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5 stars for this b&w

1 Oct 2009 2:21pm

@PATRICK: Merci.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful BW . Great processing !

1 Oct 2009 2:49pm

@MARIANA: Thank you, Mariana.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

I like the contrasts and the gentle windings of this trail.

1 Oct 2009 3:08pm

@Viewfinder: Thank you.

Bill Laing from Corvallis, OR, United States

Great perspective, Jack. The meandering of the trail and the framing elements of the flanking trees, lead us into this lovely scene.

1 Oct 2009 3:19pm

@Bill Laing: Thanks, Bill. See you and Nicole this evening.

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

It's a beauty!

1 Oct 2009 3:38pm

@Sarah: Merci.

Vachel from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

great B&W shot

1 Oct 2009 3:39pm

@Vachel: Thank you.

Betty from Phillipsburg, United States

Very nice in B&W, and I'd love to be walking that trail!

1 Oct 2009 3:57pm

@Betty: Thanks, Betty. It's a wonderful trail; I'm thinking about going up it this morning.

k@ from Paris, France

After your brightful colors here is your GORGEOUS b&w and i can tell you i just LOVE this - a painterly feeling with Romantism and Soul, my fav kind of shot***

1 Oct 2009 4:12pm

@k@: Merci. It was one of the first shots that I took after having to send my 24-70mm back to Nikon Service.

Mhélène from Paris, France

so beautiful , it is like in a fairy tale these branches with the light !

1 Oct 2009 4:39pm

@Mhélène: Merci.

Ajay from Pune, India

That really a big contrast from what you've been showing last few days. From supremely beautiful colours to a really beautiful black and white scene. Only you can do that. :-)

1 Oct 2009 5:31pm

@Ajay: Thanks, Ajay.

Barbara from Florida, United States

It almost feels surreal how the trail takes me through the tree to the mountains in the distance. I visualize a few cowboy's on horses coming around in view.
Very stunning image, ideal in B&W.

1 Oct 2009 5:55pm

@Barbara: Thanks, Barb.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

You took the words right from my mouth with what you stated in your narrative when I saw this B&W! Foliage ALWAYS seems to make a great B&W when it comes to texture.

1 Oct 2009 6:07pm

@Steven: Thanks, Steven. I really needed a monochrome fix.

Pepe Cabrera from Cuidad de Antipolo, Philippines

I love this photo, I could even see the hills there far away. Beautiful.

1 Oct 2009 6:14pm

@Pepe Cabrera: Thank you.

mo.langel from Switzerland

Très beau paysage NB!

1 Oct 2009 7:32pm

@mo.langel: Merci.

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

Your landscapes have nothing to envy us, Jack is great, and makes me want to walk!
friendships my friend!

1 Oct 2009 8:09pm

@marc battault: Merci.

Veronelle from Lens, France

great treatment, i like it very much

1 Oct 2009 9:10pm

@Veronelle: Merci.

susan from United States

wonderful shot Jack.....contrast is beautiful.....nicely done.

1 Oct 2009 9:35pm

@susan: Thanks, Susan.

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

on dirait ma campagne, juste quelques arbres et le vallon qui s'en va au loin, la nature n'a pas de frontière ..

1 Oct 2009 10:19pm

@Alivia: Merci.

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

There is something about trees in b+w that is just so gorgeous. Very well done.

1 Oct 2009 11:16pm

@Michael Rawluk: Thank you.

Mirza Ahmad from Thames Ditton, United Kingdom

Nice depth of field.

1 Oct 2009 11:26pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Nice view between the trees on the valley and the far end mountains.

2 Oct 2009 12:13am

Michael from Deer Park, United States

amazing contrast

2 Oct 2009 12:33am

LCImagery from Oregon, United States

Superb! from color to a wonderful composition of contrast.

2 Oct 2009 2:22am

@LCImagery: Thank you.

Claudia from Illinois, United States

A lovely landscape in monochrome. Balancing out all those vibrant balloon shots, huh? :)

2 Oct 2009 2:44am

@Claudia: Yep.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

And a beautiful monochrome it is.

2 Oct 2009 2:22pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks, Steve.

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Lovely shot! Love the framing...

2 Oct 2009 2:59pm

@Sandrine: Thank you.

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Un fort beau nb bien composé, ce chemin me donne envie de marcher

2 Oct 2009 4:47pm

@Marie LC: Merci. It's a wonderful walk.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

What a breathtaking view! Love it in B&W

4 Oct 2009 3:41am

@Magda: Thank you.