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Mystical Forest

Posted by john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 30 June 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This was at the beginning of our hike into Silver Falls State Park.

Nikon D700 1/40 second F/7.1 ISO 200 48 mm (35mm equiv.)

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

I like the soft feel and the fog in the trees! Great light that shows off the greens!

30 Jun 2010 5:18am

@Scott F. Schilling: Thanks, Scott. The fog moving across made it worth stomping through the wet grass.

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

The mist really gives it a magical mist ical feel.

30 Jun 2010 5:25am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, the mist is beautiful. It seems to be moving right inside your image. Wonderful. I want to be there!

30 Jun 2010 5:29am

Annie from Bordeaux, France

I love this place...

30 Jun 2010 5:31am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

In this image I would highlight the mysterious halo that creates the fog! A palette of vivid green and pleasant! A delightful place to breathe fresh air in the company. The solitude here is too strong and intimidating! Muchos besos amigo Jack!

30 Jun 2010 7:33am

@Fonts: I went stomping through wet grass to get this. Kisses.

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful view.. feels very fresh..

30 Jun 2010 8:21am

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

beautiful misty magic

30 Jun 2010 8:38am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Jolie prise de cette forêt bien humide

30 Jun 2010 9:06am

♏arleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

This place has a very peaceful feel to it.....(but perhaps I'm wrong and are there bears around...;-)))
Great capture tough!

30 Jun 2010 10:31am

Marie LC from France

The forest as I like it, foggy, wet, nice-smelling, mesmerizing, mysterious, green and beautiful

30 Jun 2010 10:50am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

i feel a chill in the air

30 Jun 2010 10:50am

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Beautiful the fresh green and the fog behind it!! Great work Jack!

30 Jun 2010 10:54am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

YEs, I like this one, too, Jack. I have always loved the look of fog as it swirls and encircles and just kinda hangs around scenes like this - the Doug Firs look like Guardians at the entrance to this Mystical Forest...great mood here and you convey it perfectly - it has been centuries since I visited Silver Falls so my wife and I are looking forward to this series.

30 Jun 2010 11:48am

tataray from france, France

Quelle belle palette de verts !...
que de fraicheur.
Belle journée

30 Jun 2010 11:53am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

It does look mystical. Beautiful.

30 Jun 2010 12:37pm

k@ from Paris, France

2 worlds in one, it seems, from the bright to the foggy one, love the background so much...

30 Jun 2010 1:02pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

awesome tones!

30 Jun 2010 1:15pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

With the fog it is even more mysterious, very beautiful shot. Good day.

30 Jun 2010 1:17pm

@Tede: Merci. The fog makes the photograph.

❀ Yvonne Simons ❀ from Tilburg, Netherlands

Very green and fresh!!

30 Jun 2010 1:24pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb with the mist and the tender green !

30 Jun 2010 1:51pm

Don from spokane, United States

I like the lush greens of the woods and the fog that adds to the charm of the shot.
A nice one.

30 Jun 2010 2:03pm

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Nice color and I love the fog. At my workshop we didnt get much fog - I guess that was unusual.

30 Jun 2010 2:49pm

@PD: There are some months along the California Coast when there is almost no fog.

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

The mist of the waterfall adds a nice touch. You can feel its presence to the left.

30 Jun 2010 2:59pm

@Philip: Actually there is no waterfall in this area. The closest one is a few hundred yards to the right.

Hilde Morin from Portland, Oregon, United States

I like your forest/water fall compositions...different then what I tend to photograph and great learning experience. I look forward to more pics of all these so familiar places :))

30 Jun 2010 3:11pm

@Hilde Morin: Thanks, Hilde. As you know, we were at the two most popular waterfall areas in Oregon. And, as you also know, Western Oregon has amazing waterfalls all over the place; they are just not clumped together in bunches.

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

wonderful nature !!! jack !
friendships !

30 Jun 2010 3:38pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

What a beautiful spot to start a hike such fresh and inviting greenery

30 Jun 2010 4:51pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Very nice palette of greens... we can feel the humidity of the place...

30 Jun 2010 5:54pm

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

I really like the mist ... or perhaps low cloud you captured, in contrast to the greens.

30 Jun 2010 6:02pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

A place I'd love to be.

30 Jun 2010 6:23pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A misty, magical place. Nice!

30 Jun 2010 6:53pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Nothing more pretty than a misty forest! Beautiful place!

30 Jun 2010 7:32pm

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

I can almost feel the air

30 Jun 2010 7:36pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

When I drove to work this morning, the mist was hanging low and I thought what a great photo it would make and here is yours. Just beautiful and mystical.

30 Jun 2010 7:59pm

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

Gorgeous image, the freshness of the forest is projected from the photo.

30 Jun 2010 8:16pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Oooh, looks like you are entering a fairie land.

30 Jun 2010 8:19pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Love the fog !

30 Jun 2010 10:16pm

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

Very nice in green

30 Jun 2010 10:25pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Love the fog in the trees - it adds to the mysterious feel of the shot. Lovely light and tones as well.

30 Jun 2010 10:43pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

I love the mist

1 Jul 2010 1:01am

Lori from Michigan, United States

fantastic shot! It does seem very mystical or magical...did you see any fairies or elves on your hike?

1 Jul 2010 1:43am

@Lori: Didn't you know? I'm a Druid.

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

I'm waiting for the elves to appear from behind the trees, such an enchanting landscape!

1 Jul 2010 4:49am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Always enjoyed a foggy forest...they do have an aura of mystical/magical feel ..the smell of trees and air...lovely capture...nice colors

3 Jul 2010 6:02am

Marie from FRESNES, France

belle atmosphère.

14 Jul 2010 12:31pm