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Muted Colors

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 25 October 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

As you get down toward the Willamette Valley, the colors are much more muted (which I like). (PS - what I meant was, they were muted on Oct. 8.)

LIGHTROOM 3.0 Beta - have been having fun playing around with it. I really like the new Import setup. Also appreciate the little touches, such as disengaging the Target Tool when you go to another panel. You should know that even if you don't have Lightroom 1 or 2, you can install and try out LR 3 Beta for free.

NIKON D700 F/16.0 ISO 200 66 mm

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow very great capture

25 Oct 2009 5:18am


rem_la from Villiers, France

la lumiere est superbe !

25 Oct 2009 5:39am

@rem_la: Merci.

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

What an experience this image is of beautiful light fall and lovely blues and greens...
it is just satisfying to the heart !!!

25 Oct 2009 6:17am

@Dulcie: Thank you.

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

The beauty of nature!

25 Oct 2009 6:44am

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

Such a beautiful shot, Jack. The light through the trees is gorgeous , as well as the reflection on the water.

25 Oct 2009 6:54am

@Toni: Thanks, Toni.

Irene from France

A very beautiful view ! I especially like the light

25 Oct 2009 8:25am

@Irene: Merci

Mhélène from Paris, France

So beautiful ! Like in a dream !

25 Oct 2009 8:48am

@Mhélène: Merci.

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Marvelous scene...marvelous colors....great capture.

25 Oct 2009 9:25am

@StarCosmosBleu: Merci

Florence from Paris, France

Extremely inspiring for a poem Jack ! Serinity is everywhere, in the glowing water, in the smoothy herbs and leaves. There's something in the air. Peace, I guess.

25 Oct 2009 9:42am

@Florence: Merci, Florence. It is a very peaceful spot.

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Quelle magnifique image! Une merveilleuse lumière pour ce lieu idyllique!

25 Oct 2009 9:44am

@mo.langel: Merci, Mo.

Lydie et Roland from France

A River Runs Through It
Very very nice shot Jack

25 Oct 2009 9:54am

@Lydie et Roland: Merci. I love that book; the movie, too.

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Great shot..the light coming through on the left gives the picture a lovely quality.

25 Oct 2009 11:49am

@MrsAmber: Thanks, Kate.

lydia from Paris, France

A very nice light ,a beautiful view .

25 Oct 2009 12:07pm

@lydia: Merci.

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Such a beautiful place! I love the slow, winding creek, the reflections, and of course the light!

25 Oct 2009 12:11pm

@Tracy: Thanks, Tracy. For me, it was all about the light.

Don from spokane, United States

This is a beautiful backlighted stream. That nice light gives touches of brilliance to the trees that is very attractive. A fine image.

25 Oct 2009 1:03pm

@Don: Thanks, Don.

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

This is beautiful Jack! I really like the way the light picks up the little clumps of grass along the waters edge.

25 Oct 2009 2:08pm

@bluechameleon: Thanks, Sharon; the light was extraordinary; I ended up combining 5 bracketed shots in Photomatix, doing all of my color work in LR and PS.

susan from United States

Beautiful shot Jack....nicely done hdr work.......and thanks for the heads up on the Lightroom...might have to try it out!!!

25 Oct 2009 2:39pm

@susan: Thanks. I think that you will like the new LR. Be sure to check into some of the tutorials.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful scene . Light and green colors are fabulous !

25 Oct 2009 2:49pm

@MARIANA: Many thanks.

Michael from Shell village, United Kingdom

It's a place of peace and beauty, super shot.

25 Oct 2009 3:03pm

@Michael: Thanks, Michael.

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Super shot but I think the best part is the light glowing through the trees.

25 Oct 2009 3:13pm

@Michael Rawluk: The light was phenomenal.

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

serene and calm pic!

25 Oct 2009 3:28pm

@Xerophytes: Thank you.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Very beautiful light.

25 Oct 2009 4:29pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks, Steve.

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States


25 Oct 2009 5:12pm

@Onlymehdi: Thanks.

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

a lack of time these days to comment all the photographs ! sorry ;-) yours are always beautiful ! thank for ligthroom, I think to try it.

25 Oct 2009 5:24pm

@Anna.C: No problem. Thanks for your support. Lightroom is a fabulous program. I don't know what tutorials Adobe has in French, but there are lots of free tutorials in English.

missparis from PARIS, France

Superbe cet endroit

25 Oct 2009 5:26pm

@missparis: Merci.

Antoine from France

Beautiful capture. Antoine

25 Oct 2009 5:30pm

@Antoine: Merci. Marvelous kitty photograph on your site today.

Betsy Barron from Chester Springs, PA, United States

beautiful classic landscape - thanks for the info on LR3!

25 Oct 2009 6:07pm

@Betsy Barron: Thanks. There are lots of free tutorials.

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Beautiful image. Taken with the right point of view.

25 Oct 2009 7:08pm

@António Pires: Thank you.

Yvon from Orleans, France

terrefic and wonderful landscape
excellent shot

25 Oct 2009 8:26pm

@Yvon: Merci.

Mozhde from mashhad, Iran

very very beautiful green shot ! beautiful reflections and lights !!

25 Oct 2009 8:40pm

@Mozhde: Thank you.

Michael from Deer Park, United States

Amazing colors! Beautiful scenery and reflections.

25 Oct 2009 8:46pm

@Michael: Thank you, Michael.

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

How I wish I had the free time to try out the Light Room 3 Beta ... in the meantime, I'll enjoy your wonderful results!

25 Oct 2009 11:10pm

@Judy: Nothing up from LR 3 Beta yet. The most noticeable differences you will see will be in Sharpening, Noise Reduction and Vignetting. And since I use other plug-ins for sharpening and noise, about the only thing that Am3 viewers might see from me as different will be improved vignetting.

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

There is a lovely light coming through. Beautiful perspective with the curves of the river.

26 Oct 2009 12:19am

@akarui: Thank you.

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Great light and colors!

26 Oct 2009 1:25am

@PD: Thanks.

Ajay from Pune, India

I see I have been missing quite few good shots. :-(

26 Oct 2009 2:28am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I like the elevated POV and soft light.

26 Oct 2009 2:36am

@B. Thomas: It was shot from a bridge.

Barry from Kingwood, United States

Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money. ~Cree Indian Proverb

Excellent pic! Wonderful composition. Beautiful place.

26 Oct 2009 3:15am

@Barry: Thank you. That whole day was extraordinary.

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Fantastic light on this and I really like the composition that you have produced in this image!

26 Oct 2009 4:47am

@Scott F. Schilling: Thanks, Scott.

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW!!! This is beautiful!!!

26 Oct 2009 5:50am

Jacqueline from Montréal, Canada

simple but effective

26 Oct 2009 8:59pm

@Jacqueline: Merci.

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

The light is gentle and beautiful.

26 Oct 2009 9:44pm

@Laurie: Thank you.

Barbara from Florida, United States

So beautiful. A place to stand and listen to the silence and the birds sing. The light guides the eye down the stream.
I want to be there.

27 Oct 2009 3:16am

Mahboubeh from Raleigh, United States

So dreamy !

27 Oct 2009 3:50am

@Mahboubeh: Thank you.

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

On aimerait y être et s'y promener

27 Oct 2009 6:28am

ghetu from Mumbai, India

i don't like to comment here because i am not qualified enough to comment on a photo like this. but i will silently follow your blog.

27 Oct 2009 3:16pm

Isabelle from Liège, Belgium

Gorgeous landscape !! Very nice place ! I'd love to be there !

27 Oct 2009 7:22pm

@Isabelle: It is a love spot.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Simply beautiful!

29 Oct 2009 4:36am

dabbler from Minneapolis, United States

a luring photo - one wants to be there and enjoys the beautiful scenery!

29 Oct 2009 3:20pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Great processing Jack! best...jerry

29 Oct 2009 6:35pm

@ordinaryimages: Thanks, Jerry.

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Now this is my favourite for today - the real hit!
Adorable creek - the light is just heavenly ;) I`d love to have that on my wall!

1 Nov 2009 8:53pm

@daniela scharnowski: Thank you; it was a lovely late afternoon. Actually that's the south fork of the Santiam River.

Anastasiya from Kiev, Ukraine

what a wonderful location! Love this shot

4 Nov 2009 4:40am