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No Signs of Winter Here

Posted by john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 14 January 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This was taken on the walk that Max and I took in the McDonald Forest. You wouldn't know that it was January 8.
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Here is my new mantra for myself. (I find Maisel's quote quite threatening.)

"If it doesn't excite you,
This thing that you see,
Why in the world,
Would it excite me?"

Jay Maisel

Nikon D700 1/100 second F/7.1 ISO 400 44 mm (35mm equiv.)

sunstone_maria from California, United States

the colors are just wonderful!!!! great image!

14 Jan 2011 5:37am

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

Great intense color - and that's a tree with some character!

14 Jan 2011 5:46am

kerfendal from Paris, France

wonderful colors

14 Jan 2011 6:07am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Beauty! My kind of climate and topography.

14 Jan 2011 6:07am

Bill Brown from California, United States

Awesome colors!

14 Jan 2011 6:24am

marci from in, Morocco

you're right! doesn't look like January! pretty colors!

14 Jan 2011 7:34am

Valérie from France

Everything seems still very green indeed, it is surprising! Lovely colors !

14 Jan 2011 7:41am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great! The landscape seems to glow in radiant light.

14 Jan 2011 7:41am

STEED from Somewhere, France

No one !!!!!! Perfect,Spring's back....At last.......Nice one,Jack...

14 Jan 2011 7:47am

Ashkan from kerman, Iran

Its awesome. wonderful landscape... wonderful picture...

14 Jan 2011 7:54am

PAPOU from paris, France

le joyeux Noël de John & Jack de Tim Burton

14 Jan 2011 8:09am

Florence from Paris, France

Such colors, orange and green and this wonderful tree... so many branches... wow. The King of the forest, certainly. The crop is just extra Jack.

14 Jan 2011 8:21am

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

This is a fascinating forestscape. Both the countless details and the vivid colors are terrific!

14 Jan 2011 8:30am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Let's hope that it's a sign of Spring. Personally, the sooner it comes, the happier I'll be

14 Jan 2011 8:58am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superb tree dressed with moss, magnificent shot. Good day.

14 Jan 2011 9:03am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Agreed . . such richness of color is a distant memory for most of us this time of year . . love the artist's pallet natural toning in this.

14 Jan 2011 9:42am

Phil David Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

Gorgeous, the beautiful moss covered tree seems to be reaching across
to your path.

14 Jan 2011 10:10am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Lovely rich colours in this image.. excellent shot.

14 Jan 2011 10:11am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Great intense colors !

14 Jan 2011 10:12am

Frida from Sweden

Beautiful vivid colors here everything is white :-)

14 Jan 2011 10:17am

Franz from Baden, Austria

i love the lushness and the looks of the pacific rain forest! it so refreshing to the senses! how about the colours in this take - are they natural or did you "do something" about them?

14 Jan 2011 10:23am

Irene from L C, France

Stunning warm colours ! Beautiful capture !

14 Jan 2011 11:29am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

There is a wonderful lushness to this shot Jack! Nicely captured! ;-)

14 Jan 2011 12:29pm

Mary from PA, United States

I am just amazed that it looks like this....The weather aways talks about how cold it is out there. in the upper west..what are your temperatures like? I think they don't know what its really like out there...gorgeous Jack.

14 Jan 2011 12:39pm

@Mary: it probably was in the 30s when this was taken

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

It looks warm and moist, but there's no way to tell what the actual temperature might be ... warmer than here today, that's for sure!

14 Jan 2011 12:43pm

klauSZ from Kufstein, Austria

how great this tree with all the moss on it!
beautiful harmonical colors!

14 Jan 2011 12:47pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb colors !

14 Jan 2011 1:11pm

don from spokane, United States

What a nice range of colors and details in this beautiful image. I like the lush feel of the atmosphere of the place. Fine image.

14 Jan 2011 1:22pm

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Excellent composition and amazing vivid colors!

14 Jan 2011 1:45pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

very great capture

14 Jan 2011 1:55pm

Monterey John from Carmel, CA, United States

Looks like a rain forest with all that moss. Nice color and light.

14 Jan 2011 2:48pm

Barbara Lee from Oakland, United States

I love these colors, Jack. Warms me up on this chilly winter morning! Well seen!

14 Jan 2011 3:23pm

aubelia from Courtrai, Belgium

Beautiful image

14 Jan 2011 3:50pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

Wonderful shot of forest!! I love the green in your shot!!

14 Jan 2011 5:16pm

tataray from france, France

Couleurs d'automne... )
magnifique.

14 Jan 2011 5:22pm

guillaume from Paris, France

Great automnal shot !

14 Jan 2011 6:17pm

Diane from Hythe, Alberta, Canada

exciting image Jack

14 Jan 2011 7:07pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Wonderful picture, superbe colors!

14 Jan 2011 7:41pm

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

Wow so Autumnal.. good for you.. probably still cold though?

14 Jan 2011 7:56pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Exciting trek ... i max next to busy thinking ... the emotion is intense ... so when asked. A big hug for you friend Jack! Best regards, Adela

14 Jan 2011 8:17pm

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

What mysterious forest with its dense color and appearance, it's like in Lord of the Rings! A feeling of extreme loneliness and takes ice cold ... typing, Jack, picture disturbs me!

14 Jan 2011 10:07pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Great shot, I like the colors !

14 Jan 2011 10:53pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

I love the quotes you share, Jack, not to mention the photo scenes. This one is keen.

14 Jan 2011 10:54pm

Bill Laing from Pacific Northwest, United States

Indeed. It's positively balmy today.

14 Jan 2011 11:24pm

@Bill Laing: Actually I think that it was in the 30s when this was taken a week ago.

monosnaps from Kildare, Ireland

Nice perspective and beautiful colours.

14 Jan 2011 11:38pm

Georgie from Sherwood Park, Canada

This photo provides hope for me that spring is coming BUT not soon enough! Beautiful!!

15 Jan 2011 12:35am

@Georgie: What's amazing is how cold it was when that was taken.

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

intense colors , beautiful image!!

15 Jan 2011 1:42am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Oh, be quiet. :-)
I am sitting in the middle of a blizzard. A week of solid snow with no letup in sight.
I love the beautiful earthy tones.

15 Jan 2011 2:52am

harry from apex, United States

Very nice. I like those gnarled branches and the way you captured the green moss/lichen covering the bark.

15 Jan 2011 4:50pm

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Lush forest land rendered beautifully. And a great quote too! Wonderful image!

15 Jan 2011 5:01pm

k@ from Paris, France

The moss seems like a carpet, i love its textures in that light & color !

15 Jan 2011 7:23pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Lovely greens and reds.

15 Jan 2011 8:16pm

anne fleurent from Bois-le-Roi, France

this sort of tree is familiar to me but you've very well done ! nice shot !!!

17 Jan 2011 10:57pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice green colors !

18 Jan 2011 9:18am

Rosa Frei - Photo Emotions from Ouarzazate, Morocco

Wonderful image and great colors and details!

20 Jan 2011 8:01am