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Marvelous Moss

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 17 December 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

NIKON D700 1/320 second F/9.0 ISO 800 70 mm (35mm equiv.)

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

This has got to be a Lightroom preset, no? It is just great.

17 Dec 2009 5:16am

@MontereyJohn: Thanks, John. It's a Nik Silver Efex Pro preset; lordy does it save a lot of work.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

It sure is..... We have lots of it here in BC but I never thought to photograph it! I better go out there and start shooting ;)

17 Dec 2009 5:17am

@Magda: Thanks.

zahra from shiraz, Iran

very nice.

17 Dec 2009 5:44am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Would love to see them in real life, somehow they've always fascinated me. Beautiful post processing!

17 Dec 2009 5:54am

@Monique: Thank you.

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful processing

17 Dec 2009 5:57am

@Didier DE ZAN: Merci.

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

That moss image is so textural ...I'd just like to scoop up a handful of that growth !!! :-) The white vignetting is so appropriate for this shot !

17 Dec 2009 6:53am

@Dulcie: Thanks, Dulcie.

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Beautiful textures and excellent processing!!! Good presentation Jack, I like it! Greetings Adela

17 Dec 2009 7:27am

@Fonts: Gracias, Adela.

Marie LC from Voiron, France

C'est très très beau Jack !

17 Dec 2009 7:43am

@Marie LC: Merci.

Linerberry from Christchurch, New Zealand

Oh this is just so magical....The processing just enhances the image beautifully:-)

17 Dec 2009 7:45am

@Linerberry: Thanks, Caroline.

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

great processing.. wel done.

17 Dec 2009 9:03am

@Sarito: Thank you.

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

J'aime beaucoup

17 Dec 2009 9:25am

@Sof: Merci.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Absolutely stunning Jack, wow...texturally speaking it's a delight and it's beautiful too lol

17 Dec 2009 9:34am

@Lorraine: Merci chere amie.

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A very beautiful image Jack, with this superb treatment!!

17 Dec 2009 10:11am

@Pavan Kaul: Thank you.

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Lovely texture makes a picture of mystical qualities!

17 Dec 2009 11:10am

@MrsAmber: Thanks, Kate.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Wonder if I have anything in Photoshop that might replicate this easily, sometimes we just don't have an hour per image to spare! I like the effect, it kinda looks spooky!

17 Dec 2009 11:13am

@Curly: This used a preset in Nik's Silver Efex Pro plug-in. About 5 min. of work.

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Fantastic landscape! we believe an illustration by Gustave Dore! An image of beauty!

17 Dec 2009 11:34am

@Mathilde Collot: Merci chere amie.

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

More effective in B 'n W that I would have thought. I like your processing.

17 Dec 2009 12:27pm

@Judy: Thanks, Judy.

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Oops ... THAN I would have thought. :(

17 Dec 2009 12:27pm

Mhélène from Paris, France

I like very much how the photo is framed light ! Beautiful !

17 Dec 2009 12:44pm

@Mhélène: Merci.

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Gorgeous! I have tried to get a decent photograph of moss in the trees, but have never come close! This is stunning- and the monochrome gives it a timeless feeling...

17 Dec 2009 12:58pm

@Tracy: Thanks, Tracy.

PATRICK from miramas, France

very great capture

17 Dec 2009 1:05pm

@PATRICK: Merci.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Interesting shot , spooky and mysterious, but yet very attracting ! BEautiful processing !

17 Dec 2009 2:29pm

@MARIANA: Merci chere amie.

Manel from Girona, Spain


17 Dec 2009 3:23pm

@Manel: Gracias.

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Wonderful process, I like this mysterious mood.

17 Dec 2009 3:40pm

@Luca Bobbiesi: Thank you.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States


17 Dec 2009 3:48pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

this is so intense and powerful . . . superb!

17 Dec 2009 4:13pm

@B.Held: Thank you.

rokhsana from tehran, Iran

beautiful reminds me of old pictures of fairy tales books

17 Dec 2009 4:30pm

@rokhsana: Thank you.

Slackwater - don from spokane, United States

I like the stringy look of the moss. Not only fine processing, but a nice physical arrangement in the frame.
Looks very good.

17 Dec 2009 4:48pm

@Slackwater - don: Thanks, Don.

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

This is the kind of moss I expect to see a sasquatch through if I squint, your processing has a very eerie feel to me here :)

17 Dec 2009 4:54pm

@Self-Indulgence: Thanks, Kris.

Lyl and Roll from Besançon, France

WOW - really - really beautiful ! 5 * for us !

17 Dec 2009 5:29pm

@Lyl and Roll: Merci.

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Love black & white. good shot. superbe i love

17 Dec 2009 5:33pm

@Theys: Merci.

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

I like the vignette choice you used on this and the details on the moss!

17 Dec 2009 6:13pm

@Scott F. Schilling: Thanks, Scott.

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Canada

A new look at moss, very interesting!

17 Dec 2009 6:38pm

@vu@granby - Wolfgang: Merci.

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

Oh this is just beautiful. So "fairy-like"... the feel it has.

17 Dec 2009 7:21pm

@Anina: Thanks, Anina.

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Very well done - excellent image !

17 Dec 2009 8:00pm

@Loner: Thank you.

LauraS from Chico, United States

Marvelous shot and effect, Jack. Very wintey.

17 Dec 2009 8:21pm

@LauraS: Thanks, Laura.

LauraS from Chico, United States


17 Dec 2009 8:21pm

Bill Laing from Pacific Northwest, United States

Great presentation. The vignetting really helps spotlight the subject. Good choice.

17 Dec 2009 8:38pm

@Bill Laing: Thanks, Bill. See you in the morning.

Garfield from Ancaster Ontario, Canada

Timeless! Takes my breath away.

17 Dec 2009 8:43pm

@Garfield: Thank you.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A lovely shot and especially nice processing that's quite appropriate for this image. Great job, Jack.

17 Dec 2009 9:30pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks, Steve.

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Strange atmosphere with this processing.... as an enchanted world.

17 Dec 2009 9:52pm

@Francesc B.: Merci.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Indeed marvelous, and you've done a great job with it !!

17 Dec 2009 11:06pm

@Susan: Thanks, Susan.

Mirza Ahmad from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Nice, I've been meaning to try this plug-in out for a while.

17 Dec 2009 11:33pm

@Mirza Ahmad: Silver Efex Pro is a fabulous plug-in for monochrome conversions. In just a few minutes, you can save hours of work.

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

Excellent tones. Really great work.

17 Dec 2009 11:38pm

@jeff (aka dogilicious): Thanks, Jeff.

Veronelle from Lens, France

wunderfull texturage and ceative composition 5*

17 Dec 2009 11:52pm

@Veronelle: Merci.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Nice processing that seems to multiply the amount of moss that you have captured, giving this composition a lot of texture.

18 Dec 2009 12:40am

@Steven: Thanks, Steven.

Ajay from Pune, India

You really have done processing according to what the shot needed, Jack. Classic!!!

18 Dec 2009 12:41am

@Ajay: Thanks, Ajay.

Stu from Scotland | Residing in Kyoto, Japan

Gorgeous tones! Love the peaceful feeling here.

18 Dec 2009 4:35am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Great result here! By processing the image you turned it into a little work of art!

18 Dec 2009 4:38am

@Japanalia: Thank you.

k@ from Paris, France

Original and strong. Like an old photograph from the beginning of photography. Superb*

18 Dec 2009 9:13am

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

a beautiful capture and effect!

18 Dec 2009 12:39pm

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

all these beards - for the zztop lookalikes ;) great processing!

18 Dec 2009 1:04pm

@daniela scharnowski: Thank you.

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Love your processing here, but the center is a bit busy for me - nevertheless the patterns around the vignetted area are great and the sepia tones really work here.

18 Dec 2009 5:43pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice shot and nice processing. It's really artistic.

19 Dec 2009 7:23am