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Private Lane

Posted by john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 24 January 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Many of you noticed in yesterday's photograph that there was nothing to prevent one from going in from the right. This is exactly what I did; I walked up into the hills to take pictures of trees in the fog. (Note: this has nothing to do with this photograph.)
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Public Broadcasting in the US a few weeks ago had a program, "Paris: The Luminous Years." It dealt with the period from 1905-1930 when Paris was a hotbed for artists, writers, poets, composers, dancers, photographers. The creative outcome was not simply cumulative, it was synergistic. They all creatively fed and nourished one another. They became better at their own craft because of what was going on. And sometimes they received more creative energy from those in a different genre than their own; for example, painters sometimes were closer to writers than their fellow painters. It was a terrific program which spoke very directly to my own reality. My own creativity is profoundly affected by all art forms and media. Painting, music, poetry, all significantly transform who I am and my artistic vision and expression. Often I find myself more indebted to other art forms than I am to photography. Anything that touches the heart and the soul is creative food and drink.

Nikon D700 F/6.3 ISO 800 135 mm (35mm equiv.)

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Must be a great mansion at the end of that impressive lane! Love the old fashioned color toning.

24 Jan 2011 5:23am

Hilde Morin from Portland, Oregon, United States

Like a fairy tale!

24 Jan 2011 5:24am

sunstone_maria from California, United States

beautiful place, very interesting processing!

24 Jan 2011 5:31am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Except for that shiny new gate, this looks like quite the vintage photo. A nice one, Jack.

24 Jan 2011 5:58am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Joli, beaucoup de profondeur et un traitement très réussi

24 Jan 2011 6:16am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Lovely framing. The gate across the laneway and your point of view create a mood of mystery. Great result with the processing as well.

24 Jan 2011 7:49am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Lovely shot and sympathetic PP. On your commentry..my version of it is that I don't feel that I am particularly creative, and I don't get off on most forms of art, BUT, positive energy, of any type, from any source, really is infectious, and helps me a lot to find something in myself.

24 Jan 2011 7:53am

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

A masterfully processed image and great ‘food for thoughts’ to go with it.

24 Jan 2011 8:16am

tataray from france, France

Wow... Propriété privée !...)) Lol..

24 Jan 2011 8:52am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

I have carefully read your impressions of the report cited. Your work does not lie I believe in ostentation to make the image, but rather the return of your feelings or emotion through the landscapes that affect you! Finally, this is what I notice and also because it is also my approach and often the return of a feeling, an atmosphere, etc.! Thank you for this interesting testimony.

24 Jan 2011 8:52am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A beautiful interpretation of this shot....lovely tones.
It has a feeling of remove, almost as it from another century.
Thanks for the Paris tip...I ordered it from Netflix...can't wait to see it.

24 Jan 2011 8:53am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Today the message attractive literature. Read your text has been a great pleasure. Read your words is a way of listening to your feelings. Your personal way of seeing life. The pleasure of tasting the human arts. Behave completely your ideas. I photograph and paint. Pinto and listen música.No is doing one thing after another. Is a set of feelings that fill my whole life. I admire your pictures and soak my eyes. All part of a series of sensations and feelings that make me more human. Your humanity is synonymous with good skills and excellent attitudes to life. Your pictures with your words I speak to you and I like what you show. A real pleasure to know that I have your friendship ... great man and great friend! Thank you very much for the pleasure of each day you give me your images and thoughts. I hope you understand my speech awkward for my weak knowledge of your language! Muchos besos amigo Jack y muchas gracias por todo! Adela

24 Jan 2011 9:00am

@Adela Fonts: you overwhelm me with your kindness, adela

marci from in, Morocco

really great composition - and the processing makes it look like an old postcard. sounds like a very interesting pbs broadcast!

24 Jan 2011 9:01am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

I like the mood here. Wonderful tones and composition

24 Jan 2011 9:22am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Your choice of treatment plunges us into an image which seems just taken from past

24 Jan 2011 10:26am

Irene from L C, France

I love this treatment !

24 Jan 2011 11:29am

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

That must be a nice place to live with such a lane?

24 Jan 2011 11:47am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent

24 Jan 2011 11:53am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Your sepia wash gives the shot a wonderfully timeless feel to it Jack! Well done! ;-)

24 Jan 2011 12:52pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Beautiful ! Like a photo from the past !

24 Jan 2011 12:58pm

Franz from Baden, Austria

wise and true words and a superb photo!

24 Jan 2011 2:06pm

don from spokane, United States

A fine picture with another gate. The toning adds much to the picture's charm. Very well done.

24 Jan 2011 3:32pm

keith from killarney, Ireland

a great tribute to our past masters with your processing

24 Jan 2011 4:39pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Jack, I so truly do love your words above and I quite agree...The world of art, in all of its forms and formats, is one that holds treasures we just do not see...But those who love art or who live and work within it, grow only by that synergy, I feel!
And I am SO glad that you took that walk!!. In fact, for me, viewing our images is like going for a walk with you and seeing things through your soul and eyes...always a pleasure for sure! Bravo, sir!

24 Jan 2011 4:58pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

The textures in the trees and the processing are so wonderful here. I want to take that road to see where it leads me.

24 Jan 2011 6:39pm

harry from apex, United States

This is a simple shot, but it is well composed, and your toning is an additional plus.

24 Jan 2011 8:10pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

nicely processed, good job

24 Jan 2011 8:44pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Great image, great mood !

24 Jan 2011 10:02pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I don't think they wanted anyone to walk around this one. What's up that road? We want to see...

25 Jan 2011 1:19am

joshi daniel from India

what a painting effect and happy new year :)

25 Jan 2011 2:53am

Susan from Sausalito, United States

Imagine being there at that time....sometimes now, on occasion one can see it in Paris still. This could have been taken a very long time ago--lovely Jack.

25 Jan 2011 3:01am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great processing with nice depth added to this composition.

25 Jan 2011 3:04am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

Stunning shot like a romantic painting! Beautiful composition!!!!

25 Jan 2011 3:47am

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

I like this but I would be tempted to go beyond the gate. Too bad it doesn't have that little place to sneak in like yesterday's photo ;) I agree with you on creativity. I have dabbled all through school in traditional art, always took photos, am an audiophile with a massive music collection.. Most artists, I think, tend to be geared to enjoy it all. I also write ;)

25 Jan 2011 4:14am

Becky from los angeles, United States

oh! Love it.

25 Jan 2011 4:22am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Fantastic shot! Love the tones...

25 Jan 2011 4:39am

oncho from granada, Spain

Excellent work, fantastic tones

25 Jan 2011 1:53pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

Wonderful tones and composition!

25 Jan 2011 3:43pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Nice heritage like shot (old days)...beautiful....

28 Jan 2011 2:01pm

Diane from Hythe, Alberta, Canada

This work of art should be on someone's wall.

31 Jan 2011 4:00pm