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Last Morning Together

Posted by john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 3 December 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This was taken on our last morning together. After a walk in the McDonald Forest, we headed out to the vet to get fixed whatever was ailing Beau. He was quite slow, but he still had that cheerful face. For me, his spirit permeates this image.

Nikon D700 F/9.0 ISO 200 34 mm (35mm equiv.)

PhotOpus from Aix-en-Provence, France

It is simply amazing ... I find it on your blog colors, wonderful contrasts of scenery. Thank you.
What are your white balance settings?

3 Dec 2010 5:25am

@PhotOpus: Thank you. WB - Cloudy.

Chris Anderson from New york, United States

Wonderful color and texture in this one, great job!

3 Dec 2010 5:31am

yvanmarn from Lake Bled, Slovenia

Great HDR, perfect tonal range

3 Dec 2010 5:36am

sunstone_maria from California, United States

wonderful moment captured here! absolutely great - clarity, colors, composition - perfect!!!

3 Dec 2010 5:38am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Awesome shot! Excellent colours, tones and lighting...

3 Dec 2010 5:48am

oncho from granada, Spain

Beautiful composition

3 Dec 2010 5:56am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Very beautiful

3 Dec 2010 6:14am

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

Gorgeous color, composition, everything!

3 Dec 2010 6:18am

Céline from New York City, United States

Great shot !

3 Dec 2010 6:21am

Irene from L C, France

Good an beautiful morning, Jack !

3 Dec 2010 6:34am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Jack this is so lovely I can just keep admiring it....for me, one of your best! Beautiful work:)

3 Dec 2010 7:32am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

The beauty of this image accompanies your pain! my love too! As always with all my love to you my good and tender friend! Adela

3 Dec 2010 8:19am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

A magical and enchanting picture. 5 * Good day.

3 Dec 2010 8:27am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

There will be times when there's almost nothing you can look at without remembering. I've been there, it hurts. But I also remember the good times-it just takes time for those lovely memories to not be swamped by the darkness.

3 Dec 2010 8:27am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

There is the shadow of Beau! But perhaps also in the light at the bottom of the picture, this beautiful idea of finding a baby Beau, not to forget but to distract from the pain and then smile at his silly things .. Beau will accompany you always. Yours Jack

3 Dec 2010 8:53am

@Mathilde Collot: thank you, dear one.

guillaume from Paris, France

Burning shot ! Like this !

3 Dec 2010 9:17am

Peggy M. from somewhere in, France

woooooow ! it's a beautiful shot !

3 Dec 2010 10:10am

Look13 from Marseille, France

Wonderfull shot!!!!!
A good job.

3 Dec 2010 10:14am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Merveilleux Jack, merveilleux !

3 Dec 2010 10:29am

tataray from france, France

Excellent .... Ce ciel d'or !.. ))

3 Dec 2010 11:26am

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

beautiful capture :)

3 Dec 2010 12:17pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

If you look closely you can almost see his smiling face in the clouds! Well done Jack! ;-)

3 Dec 2010 12:39pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

And a gorgeous image it is. And quite fitting.

3 Dec 2010 1:12pm

Franz from Baden, Austria

as it should! a very worthy tribute, john!

3 Dec 2010 1:28pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

magical light and a magical scene! you captured the mood and ethereal atmosphere superbly here!

3 Dec 2010 1:45pm

Anneka from Bray, Ireland

Beautiful scene but a sad reminder of how unexpected was your loss.

3 Dec 2010 1:55pm

marc from Granby, Canada

splendid the composition and the color are stunning....

3 Dec 2010 2:41pm

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

woah, the color and lights in this are stunning. very impressive!

3 Dec 2010 3:03pm

Michael from Los Angeles, United States

Fantastic setting. I love the sunlight in this scene.

3 Dec 2010 4:28pm

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Peaceful. A great tribute

3 Dec 2010 4:42pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Absolutely fantastic image, great tonal quality.

3 Dec 2010 4:50pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

A beautiful reminder of your dear Beau. It is SO hard to feel these feelings. We can only imagine another person depth of grief - as we cannot put ourselves in the lost relationship. I am so sorry for your loss and sadness and so grateful that you had the opportunity to feel this strong sense of love with another. For that is a real blessing and something you will carry forever. Wishing you much peaceful reflection in the days to come.

3 Dec 2010 5:30pm

@Becky: thank you, dear Becky

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Gorgeous Jack . Very touching words too .

3 Dec 2010 5:49pm

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

This must be a special photo for you Jack!! It's realy brilliant in color and composition! Print it out big and give it a special place;-)

3 Dec 2010 6:26pm

@Richard: Thank you. The print is even more beautiful than the screen.

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Jack, I hope you realize that you need to print this one off for the wall! It is simply magnificent. My personal favorite today!

3 Dec 2010 6:42pm

@Craig: The print is more beautiful than the screen.

Tillymea from Stockholm, Sweden

Marvelous, the colors are amazing and as always an eye for the details.
Fantasy landscape:))))))

3 Dec 2010 7:08pm

Sylvia from -, Netherlands

Amazing shot. Great composition and colors.

3 Dec 2010 7:44pm

Diane from near Hythe Alberta, Canada

a stunning image and I again send my sincere concern to you and your wife in the loss of Beau.

3 Dec 2010 8:20pm

@Diane: thank you so much, diane

PATRICK from miramas, France

very great capture

3 Dec 2010 10:13pm

Maxou from France

Great shot. Excellent work. Good day.

3 Dec 2010 10:18pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

superb shot such beautiful light, your in my htoughts and hope the healing process has started, but I know full well this is a long process

3 Dec 2010 11:18pm

@JJ: thank you

Georgie from Sherwood Park, Canada

A new day is beginning.....healing will begin too. Take your time. Hugs!

3 Dec 2010 11:38pm

@Georgie: thanks

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

Dreamy good!

4 Dec 2010 12:21am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Amazingly beautiful ! Five stars*****

4 Dec 2010 12:36am

Gary from Cochise County, United States

Jack, this scene is stunning. I just got back and I'm sorry to hear of your loss. I hope all the wonderful memories carry you through.

4 Dec 2010 12:47am

@Gary: thank you

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

una imagen llena de magia, excelente!!

4 Dec 2010 1:04am

LauraS from Chico, United States

What a glorious image to remember Beau by. I understand that feeling, too. Thanks for sharing your vulnerability with us, Jack. Incredible spiritual image!

4 Dec 2010 2:52am

anne fleurent from Bois-le-Roi, France

what a good picture to remind him ! this is not only a pic, but a message of sadness, love, and maybe hope.. Beau's soul is really in it... and your soul too..

4 Dec 2010 6:27am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Incredible tones and that light!

4 Dec 2010 7:00am

Barbara Lee from Oakland, United States

Jack, this is simply beautiful. It reminds me of a painting - maybe a Van Gough - the way the sun hangs in the yellow sky. What a fitting memorial to your dear friend. I bet it does look gorgeous printed - make it big as a constant reminder of your pal.

4 Dec 2010 4:09pm

@Barbara Lee: Thanks, Barbara.

Sriraam Kalingarayar from Chennai, India

Stunning.....Truly a master shot....

4 Dec 2010 4:31pm

Annie Viguié from Bordeaux, France

I looooove...

5 Dec 2010 3:28pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

une de mes préférées chez toi ces derniers temps, la lumière est magique, de même que l'atmosphère. Bravo.

12 Dec 2010 9:21pm

@Marie: Thank you. I agree. This is one of my very favorites of mine.

Rosa Frei - Photo Emotions from Ouarzazate, Morocco

Wonderful scenic landscape image with great light!

11 Jan 2011 1:40pm