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Fog in the Forest

Posted by john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 21 January 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

"The Social Network" - our local newspaper editor saw this as a major theme of the movie, "The Social Network," "the more connected we get, the more isolated we seem to be." I think that this is well worth thinking about.
Analogously, for us photographers, are we so busy on Am3 that we are not out taking photographs and creating art with them?

Nikon D700 1/200 second F/8.0 ISO 200 62 mm (35mm equiv.)

PATRICK from miramas, France

very great capture

21 Jan 2011 5:15am

sunstone_maria from California, United States

what a joy to walk in the forest like this one! beautiful so so wonderful light and colors.

21 Jan 2011 5:39am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A wonderful yellowish hue to the fog and light. Very nice!

21 Jan 2011 5:48am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Une ambiance que j'aime beaucoup

21 Jan 2011 6:14am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Love the way the trees are embraced by the fog, fantastic atmosphere!

21 Jan 2011 6:49am

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

Love the colors and textures in this -

21 Jan 2011 7:12am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Always this fantastic atmosphere, a splendid series. Good day.

21 Jan 2011 7:48am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

5***** - awesome

21 Jan 2011 7:56am

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Great mysterious mood here!

21 Jan 2011 8:24am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Another great shot.. like the mood.

21 Jan 2011 8:31am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A forest in three dimensions ... perfect and cozy despite the fog lights for their warm and comfortable. An ideal place to get lost in it! Best regards besos y abrazos para ti querido amigo! Recuerdos a la familia, Adela

21 Jan 2011 8:54am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I quite expect figures to emerge from that fog . . a certain realism about this.

21 Jan 2011 9:18am

PEGGY*aiMe*PHOTO from somewhere in, France

les mystères de nos forêts... j'aime beaucoup cette ambiance !

21 Jan 2011 9:20am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

An interesting debate. My take on it is that Social Media simply replaces something that we haven't done for 100 years or so-talk to acquaintances that may or may not become deeper friends. This was the way of the village back in the 19th Century, but we lost the art in the 20th. To me, at least, the AM3 village is one that I enjoy living in, and I fully expect to meet up with(In person) a few of the folk that I wouldn't have not met in other circumstances. So, rather than feeling isolated, I feel exactly the opposite.
So, onto the shot!. The mist makes the shot intriguing, you can see some, but not all....hmm, a good analogy for social networking indeed!

21 Jan 2011 9:38am

@CElliottUK: great that the social network serves you in the way that it does

Franz from Baden, Austria

interesting indeed! i'm not active in social networks, consciously so, because i like to meet my friends in person or talk to them on the phone at least. BUT - networks like am3 are a bit different, i think, because they have a clear purpose, and in that i think it is great. although, if i want to take it seriously, i do spend quite some time with it (sometimes too much, i think)!
as to your photo, jack, i think this is one of the best fog pictures ever! everything's spot on here - the tonality, the focus, the constrasts, the whole frame!

21 Jan 2011 11:15am

marci from in, Morocco

it is the same with social networking as with this photo.... it is worthy of exploring to find the treasures - but no, not isolating... that's my opinion!

21 Jan 2011 11:22am

Mhelene from Paris, France

A wonderful photo ! In fact , yes we are more connected but we have another way of social network !

21 Jan 2011 11:50am

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

it must be an extraordinary day with such a mood!
brilliant compo!

21 Jan 2011 12:03pm

Laurence from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Belle photo hivernale !

21 Jan 2011 12:11pm

k@ from Paris, France

I love those misty moods of yours, light & tones are so fab.

21 Jan 2011 12:17pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Beautiful shot and I love the filtered light here!

21 Jan 2011 12:55pm

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Your photographs of ‘landscapes in fog’ are a visual treat. Great work, Jack!

21 Jan 2011 1:17pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

this is great!

21 Jan 2011 2:13pm

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

I marvel at the golden tones of your fog shots ... not so here.
As for social networking, I agree w/CE ... and have met face-to-face about 25 individuals I'd never have met w/o the computer.
In addition, I've connected with 2nd cousins all over Canada I never knew about before my genealogy work and have met the ones in Quebec. These are not mere acquaintances, but real people with whom I keep in touch, so I'm all for it! ;D

21 Jan 2011 2:47pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: glad the the social network has been so helpful for you

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Magical !

21 Jan 2011 3:04pm

don from spokane, United States

A beautiful shot in the woods. The overall golden cast makes the shot very attractive...and the foggy effect adds to that charm.

21 Jan 2011 3:18pm

Sunder from India

Fantastic shot! Nice capture of the light and fog...

21 Jan 2011 3:36pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Oh I think you are so right!!! Beautiful image, too!

21 Jan 2011 3:40pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A beautiful place for a walk Jack! Nicely captured! ;-)

21 Jan 2011 4:01pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of nature Canada &, United Kingdom

A stunning frame Jack, and what a glorious location.

21 Jan 2011 4:12pm

Rebecca from Beavercreek, United States

I expect faeries at any moment.

21 Jan 2011 5:26pm

Ioanaz from Bucharest, Romania

beautiful foggy forest and colors!

21 Jan 2011 5:59pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Excellent points....On all counts, Jack. I quite agree. The new age of "unconnected connections" allows for impersonal insults or kind compliments in the same way. The visual element is valuable when it is sincere...but also valuable in another way when it is insincere if the viewer can tell the difference. For us, as photographers...at whatever "level" we are at, I think it is important that we try to retain, promote, and return the personal "touch" to our audience's heart and mind in whatever way that we can...A beautiful image that really relates to your text Jack! Thank You!

21 Jan 2011 6:01pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

beautifully shot - I love the tones - and peacefulness. Interesting text - something to think about. I agree that something very personal has changed in the way we communicate - with all the tweeting and facebook - etc - seems like too much stimuli - too external - and I also see that reaching out to others because of the networking is truly intriguing and builds and maintains relationships in fascinating way. I would hope that we could balance this part of technology in the future a little better. I think there will come a time ( not so far from now) that we are forced into retreating to a place that serves us more on a quiet survival level - manning our gardens - creating - etc.
- doing what we need to do - from the inside out. I think this will happen. I think we will be made to remember who we are without the social network in the future. Again it's in the balancing - but ultimately
knowing what we would do without this technology is the most important question I believe of our time.

21 Jan 2011 6:32pm

Andrea from Regina, Canada

Love it! Maybe a bit more of the trees and a bit less foreground would be nice, but this works too.

21 Jan 2011 7:48pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A lovely scene. The fog is great.

21 Jan 2011 8:12pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

fantastic atmosphere and colors !

21 Jan 2011 8:38pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

très belle ambiance dorée dans cette photo.

21 Jan 2011 8:41pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

INTRIGUING

21 Jan 2011 9:12pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful capture with great colors. I sense the same feeling in your last sentence. I used to have photos pre-loaded for a few weeks at a time and lately it's like I have only been getting maybe 3 or 4 loaded at a time, leaving me somewhat too tied with the blog.

21 Jan 2011 9:19pm

harry from apex, United States

I like the mix of brown and green grasses in the foreground. And fog is always an excuse to shoot, but there's nothing to grab attention above the grass.

21 Jan 2011 9:39pm

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

Beautiful Jack.. the fog is mysterious and yet breathtaking. And yes I think sometimes I spend far more time trying to visit people on Am3 rather than shooting. I feel bad if I don't visit my friends but likewise I am not improving much with lack of practice. I haven't found a balance yet.

21 Jan 2011 10:01pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

Beautiful shot with the fog!!!

21 Jan 2011 10:38pm

Trina from Pennsylvania, United States

Just lovely! The mood, the light, the scene, makes me want to go for a walk in these woods! Nicely done!

21 Jan 2011 11:59pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Nice fog shot, Jack.

22 Jan 2011 12:41am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a gorgeous misty shot.

22 Jan 2011 2:16am

Maria Draper from California, United States

Oh, I love the mood so much...my favorite for a forest shot...

22 Jan 2011 2:51am

Richard Geven from Netherlands

I realy like the mood you captured here..... the light is wonderful and warm..... good work JAck!!

22 Jan 2011 7:20am

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

I think it's fantastic we live in a time where people from around the globe can share their passion for the image, despite our differences in cultures and distances. Photography is the international language and social networking is the voice that expresses it.

22 Jan 2011 2:29pm

Rosa Frei - Photo Emotions from Ouarzazate, Morocco

Nice moody image!

22 Jan 2011 5:51pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Well, you are definitely creating art with this one.
There is an ethereal quality to this image...and a warmth of tone that I love.

23 Jan 2011 1:55am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Mysterious and lovely...nice tones...

23 Jan 2011 4:04pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Beautiful tree series!

23 Jan 2011 9:09pm

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

a wonderful viewing of fog. Not so easy to photograph when one is in it. Well done!

24 Jan 2011 3:28am