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Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 9 March 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This tree has appeared a couple of times before.

COMPARING - when I ask people to compare different versions of a photograph, the response almost always is a split. This reaffirms my belief that each of us must determine for ourselves what best expresses our vision and voice.

NIKON D700 F/9.0 ISO 200 42 mm (35mm equiv.)

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

It should always be about your person eye. If you try to please others and not yourself, your photos will often suffer. In my opinion.

9 Mar 2011 5:16am

Monterey John from Hollister, CA, United States

Terrific processing. I like this a lot, Jack.

9 Mar 2011 5:20am

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

Its a beuatifully shaped tree for sure!

9 Mar 2011 5:32am

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

It's a "tree with character," as my old art teacher would say - I like it with the snow stuck to its branches!

9 Mar 2011 5:57am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States


9 Mar 2011 6:11am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

This is a tree worth re-featuring. This is a gorgeous textured take on her.
Your framing is interesting and excellent with the handsome tones of the tree.

9 Mar 2011 6:30am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Terrific processing !

9 Mar 2011 7:18am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

I can see why you keep going back there

9 Mar 2011 8:05am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5****

9 Mar 2011 8:20am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

The air shaft. He who gathers momentum and grows. Now without wings. Fell in the cold. Imagine your life now friend. A life that beats within. Teach your old friend in the snowy picture and imagine it reborn shortly. Then covered small green wings that quiver in the wind. A tree is now a visual poetry. A work of art painted on a blank canvas for an experienced hand ... God's! Magnifica thank you very much for teaching your old friend! Best regards, Adela

9 Mar 2011 8:33am

@Adela Fonts: you are the poet, my dear

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

... y muchos, muchos besos y todo mi agradecimiento por la imagen de hoy! Adela

9 Mar 2011 8:34am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Très très beau

9 Mar 2011 8:53am

k@ from Paris, France

So painterly in its crispy details & hues.

9 Mar 2011 9:08am

Olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Very beautiful and graphic shot ! Well done !

9 Mar 2011 9:33am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very good image and processing, 5*

9 Mar 2011 10:00am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Magnificent presentation and superb processing. Great job. Good day.

9 Mar 2011 10:48am

Florence from Paris, France

What a gorgeous tree, winter reveals all his branches and power. Extra tones and contrasts. Your presentation is lovely too.

9 Mar 2011 11:00am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Very beautiful !

9 Mar 2011 11:21am

Irene from L C, France

Really a beautiful picture !

9 Mar 2011 11:34am

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

This is a gorgeous picture, Jack. It would certainly do any wall proud!

9 Mar 2011 11:44am

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

Wonderfully processed and yes, the little bit of color gives it life! It looks like that is mistletoe in the top of the tree; we have here in our oaks also.

9 Mar 2011 12:01pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Ah, yes, this is a fine tree with many tales to tell !

9 Mar 2011 12:11pm

guillaume from Paris, France

Lovel done !

9 Mar 2011 12:12pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Superb details. Great shot.

9 Mar 2011 12:22pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A tree with character and fully decked out in it's winter finery! Well done Jack! ;-)

9 Mar 2011 1:21pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Lovely shot - always a wonderful feeling to revisit such places knowing the light or season will be different.

9 Mar 2011 1:41pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

It is well worth another visit.

9 Mar 2011 2:21pm

Franz from Baden, Austria

what a splendid tree, what a perfect photo!

9 Mar 2011 3:29pm

Don from Spokane, United States

The tree is still very appealing with a different look in each shot. This is a fine one!

9 Mar 2011 3:49pm

Harry from United States

A fine tree and excellent processing. The sky looks like it was smeared on with a paint knife.

9 Mar 2011 4:27pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

I love the "finges and tinges" of gold and brown! That just makes the image even better...the detail on this tree is awesome, Jack! I like the nature of the limbs going every whaich way! Beautiful detail!

9 Mar 2011 5:46pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A cute caption to this post. This tree presents a lot of nice textures here. It's amazing how much the subtle colors "pop" here. Are those red berries I see in the bottom right and bottom far left?

9 Mar 2011 6:27pm

@Steven: Indeed they are. Well seen. Our winter has been quite mild. This was the only snow which fell in and around town.

JCJ from Troyes, France

great shot : )

9 Mar 2011 6:43pm

klauSZ from Kufstein, Austria

very expressive processing!! i love this strong contrasts!

9 Mar 2011 6:53pm

tataray from france, France

Toujours magnifique.))

9 Mar 2011 7:10pm

cristoF from montbéliard, France

trés belle photo ,le traitement est excellent.bravo pour cet excellent travail!

9 Mar 2011 7:11pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Beautiful composition!

9 Mar 2011 7:21pm

Macrobaby from Vancouver, Canada

This one just dances....beautiful!

9 Mar 2011 9:49pm

Hilde Morin from Portland, Oregon, United States

Beautiful shapes and wonderful processing!

9 Mar 2011 11:43pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

I agree totally with your comment.
While this tree may have been around before, what you have done with it this time
really works. Your images are outstanding with the process you use. I actually found myself looking
at Nik Software recently.

10 Mar 2011 2:58am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

wonderfully detailed photo! the tree has a haunting and slightly grotesque look to it but i think this is where its beauty lays! great work on the processing!

10 Mar 2011 3:21am

Becky from los angeles, United States

gorgeous!! I just love it! Your statement is so true.

10 Mar 2011 3:50am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

I love the very busy texture here. Tones are wonderful and subtle.

10 Mar 2011 5:52am

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

A venerable friend indeed. You bring its old soul to life.

10 Mar 2011 8:20pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Beautiful shot.
I'm hoping next year we get the amount of snow the rest of the country got!

10 Mar 2011 9:19pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada old tree and at this time of year with all the branches display...

11 Mar 2011 2:08pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

woow, c'est magnifique !

16 Mar 2011 9:20pm