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It Must Be Winter

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 11 January 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This is Circle Trail where we regularly walk. Gray days are the norm for winter in Corvallis.

SILVER EFEX - A number of you have expressed interest in Nik Software's Silver Efex Pro plug-in. Two things: first of all, take advantage of their free trial usage. Find out for yourself if you like it. And two, watch Nik's video tutorials on Silver Efex. They are excellent and they are quite helpful.

Canon PowerShot G11 1/320 second F/7.1 ISO 500 31 mm

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

You have taken me immediately to Oregon! Great winter image Jack!

11 Jan 2010 5:31am

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

brrr its looks and feels cold great shot

11 Jan 2010 5:48am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

The grungy border gives it a very nice look. Very very cool.

11 Jan 2010 5:59am

Jerry - a moment in time [...] from Chicago, United States

Nice postcard picture!

11 Jan 2010 6:10am

masoud from Iran

great b&w shot !

11 Jan 2010 6:20am

Bill Laing from Pacific Northwest, United States

Cool shot. Where is this?

11 Jan 2010 6:30am

Bill Brown from California, United States

Awesome! The gray days have extended into California. So far 2010m has been all gray.

11 Jan 2010 6:34am

PATRICK from miramas, France

great capture an compo

11 Jan 2010 6:40am

Linerberry from Christchurch, New Zealand

Hi Jack, Happy New Year to you and your family:-)
This is a beautiful image....I take it no mono was needed for this image??

11 Jan 2010 6:44am

@Linerberry: It's a conversion in Silver Efex.

Marie LC from Voiron, France

ton hiver est plus doux que le nôtre Jack, ici c'est neige en quantité et je préfère ton chemin douceur à ces étendues neigeuses qui paralysent toute activité

11 Jan 2010 7:10am

Mehdi from tehran, Iran

I like noisy shot which has been made by high ISO.

11 Jan 2010 7:15am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

A beautiful spot. Looks like ice may be ready to set in. Be careful ! :-)

11 Jan 2010 7:22am

Bill Laing from Pacific Northwest, United States

Circle Trail--just read your description/post.

11 Jan 2010 7:25am

@Bill Laing: Between Witham Hill and Harrison.

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Fantastic! Great processing. The mood is wonderful. I like the frame - fits perfectly.

11 Jan 2010 7:41am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Interresant comme traitement, Cela donne vraiment l'impression d'avoir une photo argentique

11 Jan 2010 8:21am

Irene from L C, France

Very nice B&W, great processing !

11 Jan 2010 8:31am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Nice b/w image

11 Jan 2010 9:54am

zahra from shiraz, Iran

great,very nice.

11 Jan 2010 9:56am

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

A lovely place to walk and contemplate..

11 Jan 2010 10:28am

@MrsAmber: Absolutely; plus, there are side paths into the woods.

Mhélène from Paris, France

I love your frame just inviting us at the bottom to walk on this road !! Beautiful !

11 Jan 2010 10:31am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

I love these landscapes of mist! The brilliance of the road is a beautiful image very sweet!

11 Jan 2010 10:41am

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

This picture makes me wish it was summer.

11 Jan 2010 11:40am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Excellent photograph.. love the grain in the image..

11 Jan 2010 12:35pm

@Sarito: The grain was added in Silver Efex.

k@ from Paris, France

I like the grain, argentic like souvenir*

11 Jan 2010 12:54pm

Fusao from Tokyo, Japan

beautiful B&W.
like a Ukiyo-e print.

11 Jan 2010 1:10pm

tataray from St Laurs, France

Joli paysage d'hiver. Bon lundi.

11 Jan 2010 1:38pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Okay this is really neat Jack. That mountain in the distance and the road leading out, the grain, the photo edges, you nailed another one!

11 Jan 2010 1:55pm

oncho from granada, Spain

Interesante foto con un gran angulo

11 Jan 2010 1:56pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

This path takes you to beautiful places. The view is magnificent. My first impression was a Japanese print like Fusao suggested. The winter atmosphere is enhanced with the B&W.

11 Jan 2010 2:06pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Dear Jack! Following your instructions I visited the video tutorial silver effect. Very interesting Thank you! I've seen the work he has done in past landscapes and I love it! Of course his image is also perfect with or without effect! Something that must be taken into account! Many kisses!

11 Jan 2010 2:30pm

@Fonts: And kisses to you, dear Adela.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Lovely compo and processing :)

11 Jan 2010 2:44pm

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Great processing Jack ~ Bought Silver Efex yesterday ( brilliant well worth the investment )

11 Jan 2010 2:49pm

@LESLIE: I think that you will find it to be a fabulous resource for B&Ws.

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

a wonderful shot...great processing!

11 Jan 2010 2:58pm

don from spokane, United States

The circle walk looks like a great place to hike. I like the wet look of the scene including the tiny zig-zag of the water on the walk. A fine, gray day shot.

11 Jan 2010 3:36pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

this is beautifully done. it's so alluring ;-)

11 Jan 2010 4:14pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

This is a great shot Jack. I like the shades of grey and your always wonderful composition.

11 Jan 2010 4:32pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Looks like winter to me! A nice curve to the trail with the hill and clouds beyond.

11 Jan 2010 5:08pm

mohkum from Muscat, Oman

Excellent composition and post processing! Congrats.

11 Jan 2010 5:15pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Very nice composition and processing!

11 Jan 2010 5:20pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

And what a beautiful gray treat it is!

11 Jan 2010 5:24pm

STEED from Gueret, France

Long and Winding Road ????

11 Jan 2010 6:10pm

@STEED: Winding but not that long.

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Beau Noir et blanc pour cette jolie campagne.

11 Jan 2010 6:42pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

great landscape shot

11 Jan 2010 6:45pm

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands


11 Jan 2010 8:34pm

xavier cardell from menorca-barcelona, Spain

Nice landscape, I particulary like the depth of field.

11 Jan 2010 8:45pm

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

A winter without snow, it would do us good! Your treatment is excellent, Jack and I love this light carries us to the mountain.

11 Jan 2010 9:14pm

Macrobaby from Vancouver, Canada

So still and solitary. I just want to keep walking the winding road. I really enjoy this silver efx!

11 Jan 2010 10:41pm

Meysam from Montreal, Canada

Very nice shot! I actually like your noisy sky! The contrast and the framing are also nice!

11 Jan 2010 11:35pm

@Meysam: The grain was added in post-processing.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Still a nice shot even if it is a gray day.

11 Jan 2010 11:59pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

a nice diagonale ,jack ,great shot !!
friendships !

12 Jan 2010 12:23am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Nice perspective captured here seeing the path head downward while exposing the vista in front. I can see why you regularly walk there. I hope you were far from feeling any rumblings of the recent earthquake.

12 Jan 2010 12:31am

@Steven: Didn't feel a thing here.

Ajay from Pune, India

Love the way you've framed the curve.

12 Jan 2010 12:31am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Nice picture and framing.

12 Jan 2010 1:26am

Jacqueline from Belgium

très beau traitement de la photo, c'est magique ce paysage, en Belgique l'hiver est très rude, beaucoup de neige,..

12 Jan 2010 1:50am

@Jacqueline: Thus far our winter is way milder than normal.

Claudia from Illinois, United States

The leading curve, the composition, the black and white, love this! (still have my fingers crossed that you will get the Spotlight for your frisbee shot. :)

12 Jan 2010 2:35am

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

great scene and really nice B&W.

12 Jan 2010 2:36am

@Charles Dastodd: Thank you.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Border works, grain works......just a super shot !!!

12 Jan 2010 2:44am

Bishop from Houston, United States

Love the gray tones here! :)

12 Jan 2010 3:54am

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

A grey day maybe, but moody and magnificent , Jack. A sprawling landscape, an inviting walk, a touch of grain and a magical shot.

12 Jan 2010 4:55am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Absolutely a fave..very nicely composed and captured..was the grainy look volontary..its different,give it a more lithography appeal...

12 Jan 2010 7:59am

@StarCosmosBleu: Thank you. The grain was added.

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West Wales boy), Germany

Very nicely processed,well framed shot.

12 Jan 2010 4:49pm

Celeb from Madrid, Spain

It seems you shoot also great photos with a "Canon"..jajaja.
Good job, Jack...

13 Jan 2010 8:52pm

@Celeb: Gracias. Their "G" series is outstanding. Some of my very best shots have been with point and shoots.

Annie Viguié from Bordeaux, France

Very simple one and very beautiful landscape!

14 Jan 2010 9:49am

@Annie Viguié: Merci, Annie.

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

yeah, grey winter day - but that doesn´t have to be necessarily boring as you show here!

14 Jan 2010 8:41pm