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Gate, Fence and Wall

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 21 January 2010 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

A number of things drew me to this mundane image. First of all, I like the lines and shapes. But even more, I like the different textures - wood, leaves, rocks, hardware, wire, a cornucopia of textures. I am magnetically attracted to textures of every sort - bark, every kind of wood (finished and unfinished), wool, cotton, silk, granite, and especially to the textures of different photographic papers. I love to print if for nothing else, to feel the texture of the paper. A fine photographic paper is a thing of beauty in and of itself. Getting back to this photograph, I tried it in B&W, but the color version was more satisfying.

According to the specialist, the health stuff could be a long haul. No quick fixes this time.

NIKON D700 1/400 second F/5.0 ISO 800 29 mm (35mm equiv.)

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

The texture, patterns and tones are superb! Very beautiful composition. Fabulous!
Wishing you a quick recovery even though the "specialist" isn't so sure about the "quick" - I hope you proof them wrong! Take care of yourself and see you soon! :)

21 Jan 2010 5:36am

@Magda: Thanks for your good wishes.

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very beautiful composition. I like the textures of the wood, the leaves accumulated on the floor and the tones of color so intense.

21 Jan 2010 6:17am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

The textures are fabulous,
and there is no such word as 'mundane' subject in the photographic world, in my opinion! ;-)

Re: Your health issues: to a woman I could say, "Oh, poor baby!"
But to a man, I'd have to say, "You're tough---you can beat it!" ;-)
Anyway, All I'm trying to say is...hope this is not too hard for you and doesn't last too long !!!

21 Jan 2010 6:26am

@Dulcie: Thanks for your good wishes.

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

You are definitely right in the textures! I amalways drawn the warmth of wood and earth tones! Very nice work with a lot of visual elements!

21 Jan 2010 6:34am

Hilde Morin from Portland, United States

Beautiful photo of a simple theme. Wonderful warm colors! Get better...I am with Dulcie...

21 Jan 2010 6:56am

STEED from Gueret, France

Heaven's Door? I'm gonna knock..

21 Jan 2010 7:14am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

I like your introduction. Even more, I'm excited! We all have a space somewhere "nice" as we teach today. A corner that picks up everything, keeps everything carefully and in time it transforms. The leaves are rotting, the wood is cracked, the firm loses tree house ... finally like humans, evolves towards the corner transoformación total. It does preserve the charm of a different place in which many loved ones have been passed ... went to another place but his spirit is preserved here. It is the spirit of the place that makes us feel alive. It is very good picture as all yours Jack! It's better for me. A story of someone you appreciate and who kindly offered me is for me to read. I have done and come to my mind. Photo paper color or B / W Jack always has its own life! I think so my friend! Greetings and specials kisses! Adela

21 Jan 2010 7:49am

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

this is very beautiful My favourite thing about it is the beautiful colours

21 Jan 2010 8:04am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

This is very beautiful! I simply love the warm tones and textures. 5 stars for sure

21 Jan 2010 8:50am

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

I agree with your introduction...there is so much warmth in this (and the colour makes all the difference). It has everything I like in a photo.
Hope you are feeling stronger soon.

21 Jan 2010 10:57am

Mhélène from Paris, France

Great colors and composition ! Very beautiful !

21 Jan 2010 12:17pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I understand your feeling. I like the texture of this photo, especially lower place. Rocks, leaves, wood panel...
Your photo is very clear and I can see the detail. Is this specially post processed ?

21 Jan 2010 1:36pm

@Hiro: Standard post-processing.

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Great framing, I like the colors and the details on the leaves.

21 Jan 2010 2:16pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

beautifully captured.

21 Jan 2010 3:20pm

BJ from Murfreesboro, United States

very nice, great tones in the wood, lots of interesting details

21 Jan 2010 3:42pm

oncho from granada, Spain

Me gusta la tectura de los diversos elementos de esta gran composición

21 Jan 2010 4:01pm

tataray from France

J'adore le naturel ... Couleurs de la campagne. Superbe.

21 Jan 2010 4:37pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful compo of these things ! Great colors and processing !

21 Jan 2010 4:45pm

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Beautiful composition with all those great textures ~ It takes a real eye to see a shot like this ~ well shot & presented Jack

21 Jan 2010 4:59pm

Marie LC from Voiron, France

j'aime beaucoup les couleurs chaudes du bois Jack

21 Jan 2010 5:36pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I love the deep reddish brown of the fence.

21 Jan 2010 5:45pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

There is lots to interest the mind and the eye in this one, a very warm picture for this time of year. I too love the variety of shapes, colours, and textures.

21 Jan 2010 6:29pm

lydia from Paris, France

Oh the little house in the tree , a dream of children !! Nice picture Jack !

21 Jan 2010 6:30pm

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Belles composition et couleurs !

21 Jan 2010 7:30pm

kerfendal from Paris, France

nice compo and warm colours !

21 Jan 2010 7:38pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Belle composition! superbes couleurs!

21 Jan 2010 7:40pm

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

des bois usés, des pierres, des feuilles, des couleurs, un monde minéral et végétal avec tes textures différentes, c'est votre recherche qui vous conduit jusque là, Jack.

21 Jan 2010 9:20pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

A creative builder and an awesome picture!
Beautiful saturated colors:-)

21 Jan 2010 10:07pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

nice warm tones of wood, Jack!

21 Jan 2010 10:44pm

Gonzalo Sirgo from Tarragona, Spain

Excellents captures...magnific blog

21 Jan 2010 11:21pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

A lot to see in that picture. I wonder what is the construction on the left, some games for chidren?

21 Jan 2010 11:47pm

@akarui: It's a tree house; a great place for kids.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Beautifully done, and all those textures really shine thru........Now what about this health issue??? Did I miss something somewhere????? Something to do with being sick as a dog recently???

22 Jan 2010 12:04am

@Susan: A week ago, I came down with the worst viral infection that I have ever had. It has affected my entire upper respiratory system. The worst part has been middle ear infections in both ears; pain only in the left ear; my head is like a giant echo chamber; it's exacerbated by the fact that I have for a long time had tinnitus. The phone could be ringing right next to me, but I couldn't hear a sound. Antibiotics, pain killers and starting today, prednisone, have been the order of the day. Today I saw the first improvement in my hearing. Have been housebound since last Friday. Am extremely tired.

LauraS from Chico, United States

I echo all the above about the textures ringing true for your JACK style of photo. Very impressive shot, and in color, I'm glad, too. I understand the concerns about health issues, and they are certainly a pain in the neck (or anywhere else), but we need you to be an active vital part of this community, so dear Jack, take your medicine, rest as you should and you'll get better. If you need to put the camera down for a bit, do that and you'll get better faster.

22 Jan 2010 1:14am

@LauraS: No, no, Laura. Shut down the computer and pick up the camera!!

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Lots of texture and grain patterns captured here. The knots in the wood are also quite pronounced.

22 Jan 2010 1:18am

Susan from Sausalito, United States

Brilliant color...just so right.

22 Jan 2010 1:19am

@Susan: I did this same scene first with a G10 point and shoot, and then came back with the D700. It was like night and day. Didn't really expect that.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

I am so sorry to hear about what you're going need to just rest all you can, take your meds till the doc tells you to stop, and get yourself back in good working order asap !!! Does this mean, since you're not out shooting, we may get to see some golden oldies??? And here's something to put everything in perspective......yesterday morning, one of the girls did not show up for work.......she's a few years younger than me (i'm 57),and when the police broke into her house, they found her unconscious on the floor....turns out she is suffering from a deep brain bleed, unresponsive, and on a respirator today...and no one knows what tomorrow will bring.......So, I know that doesn't help to make you feel better........, or then again, does it??? Be well my friend!!!

22 Jan 2010 1:48am

@Susan: You are so right about putting things in perspective. Our shoot from last Friday picks up again tomorrow and takes us to the end of the month. I did a little indoor shooting today.

Ajay from Pune, India

I love the tonal range of the colours. The shot looks so fresh. As if the rain has just stopped.

22 Jan 2010 2:20am

@Ajay: It was raining off and on all that day.

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

not much else can be added, i like most of all, the rich golden tone n the rustic feel

22 Jan 2010 2:25am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente composición, me gusta el color y las texturas, saludos!

22 Jan 2010 2:46am

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

Wonderfully composed...I love the variety of tones and textures here. I would imagine, as you indicated, that a lot would be lost in a b&w conversion :)

22 Jan 2010 3:07pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

I am very passionate about textures and find each one you have listed a delight in photographs. I am partial to wood in every aspect not just for photos.
The tones and grain really stand out in this image.

Wishing you wellness.

22 Jan 2010 3:10pm

Stéphane Themeze from Maryland, United States

Nice warm and harmonious colors and tones! The light is gorgeous and adds a spark to this difficult to this challenging composition. Well seen.

22 Jan 2010 3:41pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Well seen and capture! Such a delight to follow every colour and every textured surface!

23 Jan 2010 5:54am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

I like textures too...a fine capture...lovely tones..

25 Jan 2010 4:46pm

Chris Giovannis from Sydney, Australia

Nice compo. Colours and tones are magic!

27 Jan 2010 3:17am

Marie from FRESNES, France

jolies matières aux couleurs chaudes.

31 Jan 2010 12:03am

Becky from los angeles, United States

I finally got a chance to go through some of your portfolio - so wonderful! The colors and textures and comp here are great. But this comment goes for all of those images of yours that I have looked at. : )

4 Sep 2010 5:18pm