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Why Are You Taking a Picture of My House?

Posted by john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 18 November 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

On the way out to the Oak Creek Trail, I stopped to photograph these trees. A lady down the road at the mail box yelled, "Why are you taking a picture of my house?" I said, "I'm taking pictures of these gorgeous trees." In a subdued voice, she responded, "Okay."

Nikon D700 F/7.1 ISO 400 40 mm (35mm equiv.)

sunstone_maria from California, United States

beautiful colors - very nice landscaping !

18 Nov 2010 5:21am

PhotOpus from Aix-en-Provence, France

These are colors forests of Oregon?

18 Nov 2010 6:06am

@PhotOpus: yes

Macrobaby from Vancouver, Canada

You should send her a copy of this. Pretty sure she would understand then. Beautiful. What a joy to live in such beauty! So peaceful....

18 Nov 2010 6:34am

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Comme il doit faire bon vivre ici au milieu de ces couleurs flamboyantes !

18 Nov 2010 7:06am

Tillymea from Stockholm, Sweden

I give**
Will be difficult to outdo your autumn pictures, because they're absolutely gorgeous ....< 3

18 Nov 2010 7:17am

Chris from Béarn, France

quelles couleurs !!! la nature est bien faite, elle a fait en sorte que les couleurs s'accordent à merveille. Bravo et bonne journée

18 Nov 2010 7:26am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendid!! I want the same home at the same place:) Good day.

18 Nov 2010 7:28am

anne fleurent from Bois-le-Roi, France

whaoh ! the paradise

18 Nov 2010 7:45am

PATRICK from miramas, France

wpow splendid 5*****

18 Nov 2010 7:49am

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow splendid 5*****

18 Nov 2010 7:51am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

What a beautiful setting for this cute house... a nice place to live in harmony with the nature.

18 Nov 2010 7:57am

Hilde Morin from Portland, Oregon, United States

I agree...I am sure she would appreciate this photo of her house!

18 Nov 2010 8:16am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

LOL! Your text is so funny! I had somebody screaming at me as well the other day... and I only took a photo of the flowers in the park... No you know why I don't even dare taking pictures of random people... I might get attached :)
Back to your image: I love the colours and the size of the trees. It looks so big in comparison to the house.

18 Nov 2010 8:20am

Njord 91 from France

J'aime bien cette ensemble de couleurs

18 Nov 2010 8:57am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Wonderful colors !

18 Nov 2010 9:09am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Jack you are a privileged to live in such a setting

18 Nov 2010 9:54am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Many times people are afraid when you take a picture of them or their properties!
Amazing location, love the colors of the trees!

18 Nov 2010 10:24am

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Just magnificent!

18 Nov 2010 11:45am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

This old lady is even not aware what pretty place she lives in ;) Gorgeous :)

18 Nov 2010 12:45pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Nicely framed against the pines Jack! Well done! ;-)

18 Nov 2010 12:46pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I sometimes take pictures of flowers in someone's garden. Someday I will be asked, too.
Those gorgeous trees are worth photographing.

18 Nov 2010 12:55pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

If paradise exists somewhere will have to be like your photos show us in your. Thanks you friend Jack! Muchos besos, Adela

18 Nov 2010 1:05pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

ha ha . . love those lines of dialog that are so familiar. I guess it is better than a shotgun blast !! Was well worth the risk either way.

18 Nov 2010 1:24pm

STEED from Somewhere, France

Yes,Why ????????????????????

18 Nov 2010 1:37pm

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

wonderful colorful shot!

18 Nov 2010 1:46pm

lili from *, Iran


18 Nov 2010 2:07pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

the fall colors are quite spectacular, what a beautiful spot

18 Nov 2010 2:18pm

Harry from Apex, United States

And gorgeous trees they are... But her house and shed provide nice anchor points to the photo. And though the sky has little going for it, you included just the right amount.

18 Nov 2010 2:50pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

so beautiful shot :)

18 Nov 2010 2:54pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

What a beautiful place !

18 Nov 2010 3:32pm

Don from Spokane, United States

Those are beautiful examples of how pretty the transformed leaves can become. I can see why the owner would be a bit suspicious. It's good that you got to tell her your purpose. It makes a very nice autumn shot.

18 Nov 2010 3:46pm

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

Hahaha! Fantastic story! Great colors too!

18 Nov 2010 3:49pm

Robbie from Houston, United States

breathtaking image!

18 Nov 2010 3:59pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

And the house added so much to the composition, Jack. The trees are magnificent.

18 Nov 2010 4:15pm

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

What a wonderful place to live........ Great landscape and wonderful colors Jack!!

18 Nov 2010 4:58pm

Frida from Sweden

Smashing colors almost unreal.

18 Nov 2010 4:58pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

I hope she's not so self centered that she misses what's right outside her door. This is just gorgeous, Jack.

18 Nov 2010 5:08pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Stunning shot! Fantastic colours...

18 Nov 2010 5:16pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Ah the "Every photographer is a crimally minded terrorist peadophile pervert" gene expressing itself!

18 Nov 2010 5:40pm

@CElliottUK: obviously she was far more perceptive than she realized :))

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

LOL - well one can't be too careful what with Big Brother Google Maps taking photos of every house in the world. But those trees are glorius, well done.

18 Nov 2010 7:25pm

tataray from france, France

Toujours une multitude de belles couleurs...))
Agréable ...

18 Nov 2010 7:43pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States


18 Nov 2010 8:46pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Beautiful landscape, superb colors!

18 Nov 2010 8:54pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

I think "gorgeous trees" is an understatement here. ;-)

18 Nov 2010 9:08pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

And gorgeous they are!

18 Nov 2010 9:22pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

A great story Jack - same thing has happened to me...back here in the east, you can't go anywhere without seeing "No Trespassing" signs plastered I have grown quite paranoid,....this is a gorgeous image...the lady should be proud..but I'll bet she probably doesn't even notice did though - awesome!!

18 Nov 2010 9:38pm

@Denny Jump Photo: lord help us if we ever take this kind of beauty for granted

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Why don't you surprise her by sending her a copy of your gorgeous photo! ;D

18 Nov 2010 9:44pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: i do need to do that

Maxou from France

Great shot. Colors are very beautiful. Excellent work. Have a lovely day Jack.

18 Nov 2010 10:22pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

People are so worried these days. It's a beautiful shot with gorgeous colors. I'm glad you persevered!

18 Nov 2010 10:55pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

OMG, even people in the country could get so paranoid?!

19 Nov 2010 12:13am

Becky from los angeles, United States

wow! just wow! I'm glad the lady didn't make you turn in your camera! It's astounding,. The tiny house against this huge display of mother nature at it's best! Gorgeous.

19 Nov 2010 1:23am

Formerly Known as MontereyJohn from Waterbury, Connecticut, United States

:) Love it. Folks are so suspicious.

Beautiful image.

19 Nov 2010 1:35am

Susan from Pompano Beach, by Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Who'd want a pic of her old house anyway..........the trees are indeed gorgeous !!!

19 Nov 2010 2:13am

Georgie from Sherwood Park, Canada

It's all about me.....who cares about the glorious scenery Mother Nature has created in my back yard. Autumn is so beautifull!!

19 Nov 2010 3:13am

Michael Rawluk from Canada

I had a woman ask why I was taking a picture of her car. It just happened to be in a parking lot with a sculpture and the car wasn't close to being in the frame.

This is gorgeous. What amazing trees.

19 Nov 2010 4:05am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful capture of autumnal colors with great texture seen in the evergreens. The home really provides a sense of scale to reveal how large this landscape really is.

19 Nov 2010 4:31am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Yet the house of this lady is so pretty in the middle of the magnificence of this forest! I did not imagine these colors possible! From subime! Really!

19 Nov 2010 6:53pm

@Mathilde Collot: Thank you; the colors have been incredibly vibrant this year.

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

A marvelous capture...great colors..a very lovely scene

22 Nov 2010 8:07am

Barbara from Florida, United States

Magnificent, Jack. Being from Michigan this image takes me back. The scene nourishes me.

23 Nov 2010 1:17pm