Posted by john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 20 December 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.
Even the trees need to take a break every now and then. These three are every bit as big as they look.
Nikon D700 1/500 second F/8.0 ISO 200 24 mm (35mm equiv.)
How come ? Are you tired of me ? ha ha.... I need a break too , maybe when you get back :)
This is truly amazing picture. Monochrome is perfect and compo is just gorgeous !
20 Dec 2009 5:17am
@MARIANA: Tired of you; never!! Anyway, I'm not taking a break; the trees are taking a break; they have more sense than we humans do. Thanks for your kind words, mon chere.
Ah, ok :))) I was sure your title means - YOU are taking a break :))
20 Dec 2009 5:35am
@MARIANA: No, no, no; my titles refer to the photographs. Me; I'm shy and retiring.
I don't like change and I don't like losing favorite people and favorite photographers !!!
So I am glad to know that the barren trees are the only ones resting for winter.
YOU just keep on keeping on !!! :-)
20 Dec 2009 5:58am
They are huge. Great image showing them against the house.
20 Dec 2009 6:21am
wow, this is fantastic, love it.
20 Dec 2009 6:55am
very great capture
20 Dec 2009 7:12am
Beautiful BW picture and presentation.
20 Dec 2009 7:22am
Wow, much different from yesterday's. Did you use that software ( I forgot the name ) ? This is one of your best shots, I think.
20 Dec 2009 8:41am
@Hiro: Thank you.
Jolie composition Jack, j'aime ces grands arbres nus qui attendent le retour du printemps pour se parer de feuilles qui feront un joli rideau à cette délicieuse maison
20 Dec 2009 8:45am
very nice, Jack
20 Dec 2009 8:52am
20 Dec 2009 9:07am
really superb in b&w ! I like the light and composition of the photo !
20 Dec 2009 9:27am
i love it...
20 Dec 2009 9:39am
@*MЯG*: Thank you.
They breathe Pride - your black (especially on the house) and white (the trees) is a splendor*
20 Dec 2009 10:20am
Three fantastic trees in the foreground and a lovely house under his protection. A magnificent composition and comfortable! Congratulations jack! Greetings. Adela
20 Dec 2009 10:27am
beautiful contrast in B&W ! nice composition
20 Dec 2009 10:58am
I love it. Nice shadows and silhouettes. Very cool.
20 Dec 2009 11:00am
excellent contrast! I would love to have so beautiful tree around my house, just lovely.
20 Dec 2009 11:10am
@daniela scharnowski: Thank you.
Hi, a beautiful , I like much, good Sunday.
20 Dec 2009 11:28am
this is really exquisite light...love the big trees, kinda silvery branches fading to black, backed up by the scary looking dark house...nice composition...
i'm with you on the takin' a break front...trees go to sleep in winter only to come back bigger and better than ever in the spring...humans, sadly, have lost (have been forced to lose) all contact with nature and we now toil and struggle all year long...I wonder if the human race would disappear from the face of the earth if all work stopped between 15 december and 15 february?...or, would we come back better than ever?...
20 Dec 2009 11:32am
@Momo: Thanks, Morris. I certainly could learn from the trees.
You have captured these old giants beautifully. Superb composition and the contrast is spot on. I like the frame a lot :)
20 Dec 2009 11:33am
Phenomenal, I love trees so much, I think you know by now...this is a dream, bravo, have a good rest and merry Christmas x
20 Dec 2009 12:28pm
@Lorraine: Thanks. Just the trees are taking a break. See you tomorrow.
Those trees are beautifully silhouetted against the sky, yet lit with light from the right.
I really like your processing.
20 Dec 2009 1:32pm
@Judy: Thanks, Judy.
Wondeful trio in winter. They are the Kings. Lovely compo Jack, really poetic with this little house on top of the hill.
20 Dec 2009 1:39pm
Great job, bravo!
20 Dec 2009 1:52pm
Don't you just love the way that we can see their form when winter removes the leaves?
20 Dec 2009 1:53pm
A lovely, well composed shot. Lovely. Glad it is not you taking a break!
20 Dec 2009 2:50pm
@MrsAmber: No break yet. I do need to become more discriminating in what I post.
Bravo! Even taking a break they are beautiful. Nice composition.
20 Dec 2009 3:08pm
I like the pristine look of this fine scene. The three huge trees make a fine statement of their own and provide a great setting for the house. Wonderful processing. Spot on!
20 Dec 2009 3:17pm
@Slackwater - don: Thanks, Don.
Jack..you've outdone yourself......the composition is just awesome, and the resulting image speaks of perfect processing!!! 5 stars for sure!!
20 Dec 2009 3:51pm
@Susan: Many thanks.
great capture, and i love the frame, it adds the finishing touch !
20 Dec 2009 4:40pm
i like the trees shot ,her the tones are wonderful and the trees "majestics"
20 Dec 2009 4:59pm
Great work here, John. Nice composition, BW and postprocessing. I like it so much.
20 Dec 2009 5:24pm
you're the best my friend !!!!!!!!!!!!! Je suis complètement hypnotisée par ta photo. Je trouve cette vue exceptionnelle, par ce jeux d'ombres et ce ciel puissant ! C'est tout simplement : magique ! Une très très belle sensation quand je regarde cette image... il y a la force, la douceur et la vie, malgré les ombres. Parfait.
20 Dec 2009 6:00pm
@Peggy M.: You are so kind, sweet Peggy. Thank you.
Veru beautiful scene, I like this b/w framing, great photo.
20 Dec 2009 6:49pm
@Paco Díaz: Gracias.
Exelent B&W landscapr very well worked and framed
A beautiful landscape, I adore b.w. The frame is a nice added touch.
20 Dec 2009 6:58pm
@Atanasia: Thank you.
Very beautiful b&w shot!
20 Dec 2009 8:24pm
@Reflecteur: Thank you.
Like these 3 wonderful and majestuous sihouettes of trees. Excellent rendering of B&W
20 Dec 2009 8:37pm
@Evelyne Dubos: Merci chere amie.
Lovely shot, Jack. I have a painting of big trees in fall that my dad painted for me. It's profoundly similar in the feeling it evokes. There is strength there, and a sense of barren-ness that reminds me of your title, Taking a Break.
20 Dec 2009 9:52pm
@LauraS: To evoke those memories means a great deal to me; I am so glad!
Beautiful composition. Maybe even a little eerie in the tones.
20 Dec 2009 10:23pm
The tone of black and white just brilliant, Jack. Makes all the difference.
21 Dec 2009 1:06am
@Ajay: This photograph just didn't cut it in color. It was ideal for a B&W conversion.
Who would've thought a view as such could be so beautiful in B&W. Lovely work, my friend!
21 Dec 2009 1:27am
@dabbler: I took the shot because of the huge trees. I had no idea that it would render so well in B&W.
They are beautiful old things. Super processing.
21 Dec 2009 1:59am
Wonderful crisp B&W.
21 Dec 2009 2:18am
This is a great shot in black and white and I like the contrast on the branches!
21 Dec 2009 4:32am
@Scott F. Schilling: Thanks, Scott.
The contrast and clarity is outstanding. Exceptional compostion. I really like this.
21 Dec 2009 6:19am
@Barbara: Thanks, Barb.
That's a cool branching structure that these big trees have. Lovely B&W.
21 Dec 2009 6:34am
This is such a great image Jack. I love the monochrome, the way the trees seem to be joined at the branch tips to each others.
21 Dec 2009 6:59am
An exceptional image, Jack. Super
21 Dec 2009 12:27pm
@SOUL AFLAME: Thanks, Paul.
amazing shot and tones -- the image is very dreamy!
21 Dec 2009 2:39pm
@dj.tigersprout: Thanks for all of your recent comments.
a fantastic image!
21 Dec 2009 6:06pm
I would agree with everyone else that this is one amazing photograph. The size of those trees helps remind me how AWESOME nature is.
21 Dec 2009 6:33pm
A very good shot! I believe the monochrome is enhancing the silhouettes of the trees!
22 Dec 2009 1:39pm
These trees look wonderful and so huge near the house ! Nice black and white photo !
22 Dec 2009 6:43pm
des arbres comme j'aime! ils sont carrément magnifiques.. superbe!!!!
27 Dec 2009 7:47am
Great B&W shot. Great and pronounced contrast and sharpness!
30 Dec 2009 4:49am
Belle composition pour ce paysage.
30 Dec 2009 6:49pm
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