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Coming Out

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 12 April 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Yesterday's shot was taken at the beginning of our walk. This shot was taken coming out almost 3 hours later. (Other photographs from our walk, mostly wildflowers, will begin the last week of the month. I bumped two photographs to get yesterday's and today's shots up.)

NIKON D700 1/500 second F/10.0 ISO 400 150 mm (35mm equiv.)

Annie Viguié from Bordeaux, France

i love this sky...

12 Apr 2010 5:13am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Wonderful many blooms....lovely colors..background and sky are awesome..

12 Apr 2010 5:26am

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

Great colors and a wonderful sky!

12 Apr 2010 5:51am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

I love the vibrancy of the trees in the foreground...and the way they are anchored by the sky.
Beautiful vibrant color...a smashing scene !!

12 Apr 2010 6:17am

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Love the vibrant colours :D

12 Apr 2010 7:31am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Great light on the tree!

12 Apr 2010 8:06am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Gorgeous colors! This picture makes me feel and smell spring!

12 Apr 2010 9:04am

tataray from St Laurs, France

Fabuleux .... ce ciel !.. )))

12 Apr 2010 9:09am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

The colours are fabulous - another great cloud shot too.

12 Apr 2010 9:33am

Mhélène from Paris, France

What colors !! Wopnderful sky and mountains and with this superb green that is a very beautiful photo !

12 Apr 2010 10:21am

*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran

very interesting

12 Apr 2010 10:28am

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

What a gorgeous area and the colors are magnificent ... glad you 'bumped' these two into your flower series.

12 Apr 2010 10:53am

---------Photo-Spice---------- from Konstanz, Germany

Nice vibrant colours, great contrast and the layers in the mountains finishes it all of perfectly.


12 Apr 2010 11:52am

Amir Taheri Kondar from Bandar Abbas, Iran

very nice composition of colors.

12 Apr 2010 11:53am

dan from Paris, France

Color, color ; it's always wonderful ! I like this landscape.

12 Apr 2010 12:58pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Such a wonderful range of beautiful fresh alive colors, must have been a great walk

12 Apr 2010 1:01pm

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

wonderful image. I love the color balance n the foreground details

12 Apr 2010 1:30pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente composición y color!!

12 Apr 2010 1:58pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

what sensational colors!

12 Apr 2010 2:06pm

pixator from kerman, Iran

nice color!
beautiful shot.
amazing sky!!

12 Apr 2010 2:24pm

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Nice light and colors!

12 Apr 2010 2:27pm

Don from spokane, United States

The spring green is beautiful making this tree stand out so well. Nice landscape behind with pretty clouds. Well done.

12 Apr 2010 2:45pm

Bonvilston from Cardiff, United Kingdom

Great combination of bright foreground and dark moody yet crisp background. Well done.

12 Apr 2010 3:17pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

The first thing that your eyes perceive the color of this stunning special tree! Then you keep looking and you stand amazed in front of these beautiful clouds ... Nature is beautiful in your country friend Jack! Beautiful and lush! An ideal landscape full of light and life! Muchos besos querido Jack! Adela

12 Apr 2010 4:48pm

Macrobaby from Vancouver, Canada

Wonderful vivid spring green and such a daunting sky adding wonderful drama to this one.

12 Apr 2010 5:02pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Gorgeous layers, starting with pretty green, then mountain layers and fabulous sky at the top . Wonderfully composed, and portrait orientation is super for it !

12 Apr 2010 5:21pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

it's a marvellous shot ,jack ,splendid !!
5 stars !
friendships !

12 Apr 2010 6:20pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

You had me worried, Jack, when I saw the title "coming out". Just kiddin' - LOL
I love the mountains in the background!

12 Apr 2010 6:38pm

@B. Thomas: Hopefully we are coming to the time when "coming out" about one's sexuality is a thing of the past.

Leena from Joensuu, Finland

Oh, how I wait for that green !
Marvelous view - all those elements of the picture together make it.

12 Apr 2010 7:01pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

just beautiful !!!

12 Apr 2010 8:21pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Beautiful! I love the colours and layers. The clouds are simply gorgeous. I like the portrait crop. Bravo!

12 Apr 2010 9:00pm

@✿ Anina ✿: The tree dictated the crop.

Gary from Cochise County, United States

Electric. Spring is really showing it's color. Nice, Jack.

12 Apr 2010 9:33pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A beautiful composition of color, texture and depth seen here!

12 Apr 2010 10:36pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I like those glowing trees and grasses. What kind of processing did you use?

12 Apr 2010 10:51pm

@Steve Rice: In LR, I set my black point. Then I sent it to PS to use my Nik plug-ins. In Viveza 2, I added some Structure and a little contrast. I used a Control Point to keep the tree from being affected. I think that I finished up with Darken/Lighten.

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

gosh I love the intensity of contrasts in colour and texture in this Jack. (PS, did you notice I dedicated my orchid photo to you? And did so in the nicest way.)

12 Apr 2010 11:54pm

@Diane Schuller: I totally missed it. I'm honored.

Lori from Michigan, United States

two really great shots from your walk! The heavens were smiling on you.

13 Apr 2010 12:54am

Barbara from Florida, United States

A striking image. Gorgeous landscape and color. If somehow I could step through and into the scene.

13 Apr 2010 2:59am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

I LOVE the greens of spring!! Beautifully framed, Jack!

13 Apr 2010 3:33am

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

Lovely colors!

13 Apr 2010 4:30am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

The lighting is almost miracle, I think. Super shot.

13 Apr 2010 10:54am

PAPOU from paris, France

Quelle palette de couleurs !

14 Apr 2010 5:37am

Photome from Uden, Netherlands

Wonderfull colors and a beautiful scene. I get energie when I see it! Congrats with spotlight!

14 Apr 2010 6:58pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada


14 Apr 2010 7:31pm

Florence from Paris, France

Welle done for the spotlight Jack, here.

14 Apr 2010 8:24pm