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Tis the Season

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 3 February 2010 in Sport & Recreation.

This was taken on a beautiful January 23, my first day of shooting after becoming ill. Not much in the way of fine art photography came from that walk. I was just so grateful to be out and about with Beau and a camera.

NIKON D700 1/1000 second F/3.5 ISO 200 70 mm (35mm equiv.)

Hilde Morin from Portland, United States

Wow that hoop is sharp!!! Nice.

3 Feb 2010 5:10am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Nice 'shot.' (Teehee)
Glad you are up and about and apparently feeling better, perhaps even restored to your old self !

3 Feb 2010 6:39am

@Dulcie: Thanks (pun and all). Doing much better.

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Wonderful color and the antidote for your having been ill ... did you shoot a few?

3 Feb 2010 6:41am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Stunning color and focus Jack!

3 Feb 2010 6:49am

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

I hope you are feeling better now :) Nothing like a bit of photography to heal the mind and the body!

3 Feb 2010 7:10am

@Nicholas: Much better, thanks.

STEED from Gueret, France

Optimistics colours......Best Health,so....

3 Feb 2010 7:42am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

belles couleurs, tu dois te faire plaisir avec ce panier de basket !

3 Feb 2010 7:50am

oncho from granada, Spain

Buen efecto de desenfoque muy acertado

3 Feb 2010 8:15am

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

Red and green allways work. Great capture Jack.

3 Feb 2010 8:36am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This is a slam dunk, so to speak, LOL. Love the color contrast n the DOF makes it come out of the trees

3 Feb 2010 8:43am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Glad that your health will work well! they can go out and live life, to feel the cold on his face. To enjoy the pleasure of photography as only you know it. We offer your own pleasure in a game, basket! and a possible launch to score a ball in the hoop ... few words on the board. Very appropriate to express your feelings!. Today a very special kisses to the soul and spirit! Adela

3 Feb 2010 9:02am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Great shot! I like this. Great colours and post processing.

3 Feb 2010 9:02am

PATRICK from miramas, France

just superb

3 Feb 2010 9:16am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Great shot... glad you are feeling better..

3 Feb 2010 9:29am

@Sarito: Much better thanks.

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Glad you are out and about again..Nice colours in this to get you back and running (if only metaphorically!?)

3 Feb 2010 10:30am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Sorry for you having been ill - and happy you can go out again to enjoy the world!
Have some hot chicken soup, the all purpose agent ;)

3 Feb 2010 12:18pm

@daniela scharnowski: Thank you.

Mhélène from Paris, France

Beautiful composition, very neat and superb colors !I hope everything is well for you !

3 Feb 2010 12:30pm

@Mhélène: Much better, thanks.

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

Lovely. Like how crisp the picture is!

3 Feb 2010 2:09pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Glad that your health will work well! they can go out and live life, to feel the cold on his face. To enjoy the pleasure of photography as only you know it. We offer your own pleasure in a game, basket! and a possible launch to score a ball in the hoop ... few words on the board. Very appropriate to express your feelings!. Today a very special kisses to the soul and spirit! Adela

3 Feb 2010 2:19pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

I like the clarity and boldness of the colors.
Healing the mind and spirit certainly effects healing the body. Hopefully this outing with Beau and your camera cleared the path to good health.

3 Feb 2010 2:35pm

@Barbara: Doing much better, thanks. Beau is a super healer :))

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful clarity and vivid colors . Great compo :))

3 Feb 2010 2:41pm

[email protected] - Wolfgang from Granby, Canada

Wow, this really jumps out! Glad you're feeling better!

3 Feb 2010 3:01pm

@[email protected] - Wolfgang: Thank you.

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

nice colors and composition.

3 Feb 2010 3:16pm

Ardan from Manila, Philippines

i love this game! great work here!

3 Feb 2010 3:49pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

One heck of a shot!!!!

3 Feb 2010 3:54pm

Don from spokane, United States

I'm glad you're much better and able to get out with the camera. This is a nice, crisp shot of this goal.
Wonderful color too.

3 Feb 2010 4:12pm

laur from Clermont-ferrand, France

très jolies couleurs !

3 Feb 2010 4:34pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

framing a pretty, a nice depth of field that makes bie nressortir colors!
friendships jack

3 Feb 2010 5:05pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Black, red, and white, a deadly combination for catching the eye!

3 Feb 2010 5:34pm

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Fabulous colors Jack

3 Feb 2010 6:04pm

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Nice compo and excellent colors.

3 Feb 2010 6:45pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Good to hear you are feeling better and another great shot - it is the lines and shapes again. Well spotted.

3 Feb 2010 7:20pm

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

fantastic colors!

3 Feb 2010 7:25pm

tataray from St Laurs, France

Magnifique de couleurs.

3 Feb 2010 7:40pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A nice colorful shot.

3 Feb 2010 7:42pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Time for a dropshot I guess....;-)))
(sorry, I'm somewhat fascinated by drops...;-))))))

3 Feb 2010 7:50pm

@Marleen: If you like drops, check out my post for December 3, 2008.

Mirza Ahmad from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Nice on Jack, glad to hear you're back on your feet.

3 Feb 2010 8:43pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

Intense, bold and dramatic. All from a backstop. I have to give you credit there.

3 Feb 2010 9:14pm

Claudia from Illinois, United States

Taking the mundane or the un-noticed and making it beautiful and itneresing...that's a real talen, Jack!

3 Feb 2010 9:46pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

new and clean for basket to play !

3 Feb 2010 10:41pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Colorful and focused shot. Now go on out on that court and sink a basket... Ha, ha.

3 Feb 2010 11:36pm

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

stunning shot hope this means you are well on the road to recovery

3 Feb 2010 11:44pm

@jamesy: Doing much better, thanks.

J.B from madrid, Spain

lovely image i specially like how, in the background there is a mixture of that beatiful blue sky and the green texture of a tree, and how these colours pass through the glass. it gives it a really nice nature-full ( if you can say that) sense to the image

3 Feb 2010 11:57pm

Ajay from Pune, India

Even in your sickness you sill have the power of good observation.

4 Feb 2010 1:57am

hgmartins photography from Ontario, GTA, Canada

Great shot Jack, I like the sharpness in it

4 Feb 2010 2:55am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Nice capture and processing with the selective focus...makes me think of what Dad always said..."Keep your eye on the basket."

4 Feb 2010 3:47am

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

For those of us who have played a lot of basketball - this is fine art!! Great shot and I'm
glad you are doing better!

4 Feb 2010 4:02am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Ok. I've missed something. You've been ill??

4 Feb 2010 4:22am

@amy: Yeah; it was really bad for a couple of weeks. I'm much better but still not completely well.

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Nice to be on the mend. This is a super shot.

4 Feb 2010 4:46am

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

An absolute belter, Jack. Superbly captured

4 Feb 2010 4:17pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Never seen a basket ball rack like that...nice...

13 Feb 2010 5:58am