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Down By The River #2

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 10 May 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Here it is in color.

Many thanks to those who joined the dialog about how we do our photographic work. Having given it more thought, my primary goal is for photography to always be a joy. To be honest, many of the photographs that I have taken that I like don't merit extensive work. They simply aren't good enough. But I do enjoy them and I enjoy the minimal processing that I give them. Every now and then I end up with a photograph that takes my breath away. I plan to give those photographs extensive work. I will open them in Photoshop as smart objects and I will save all of the layers. This way they always will be a work in progress. Each time I work on them, I will save my work. I probably will print them on a variety of papers. And these are the photographs that I will hang in my house and offer for exhibit. For me, photography is an ongoing journey in creativity and joy.

NIKON D700 1/320 second F/8.0 ISO 200 68 mm (35mm equiv.)

PATRICK from miramas, France


10 May 2011 5:17am

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Fascinating thoughts about your ‘philosophy of photography’ paired with a great nature still life.

10 May 2011 6:27am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Beautifully done, great color

10 May 2011 7:26am

Frida from Sweden

Great colors and textures.

10 May 2011 7:45am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Great colors !

10 May 2011 8:00am

Pierre from Cape Town, South Africa

Stunning image! i really like the warm colours and textures on the tree trunk.

10 May 2011 8:07am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

A real bouquet of light

10 May 2011 8:18am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Simple, graphic, good

10 May 2011 8:19am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

I like this version as well - with its golden light and refreshing green. Great processing!

10 May 2011 8:27am

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

beautiful bright and friendly capture!

10 May 2011 9:58am

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Both versions are strong. The lighting is excellent for revealing the textures. I'm a fan of fun in photography too.

10 May 2011 10:54am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

The color version is telling us something else.
I like the textures and contrast between colors....

10 May 2011 11:04am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Like the texture of the wood a lot !

10 May 2011 11:35am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Excellent colours and textures in this shot Jack! Hard to pick a winner between the two...... ;-)

10 May 2011 11:51am

Photographs by M.E. from San Francisco, United States

oh VERY nice, I equally like this colored version!

10 May 2011 1:44pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

very nice rendering with this background of wood!

10 May 2011 1:56pm

Don from spokane, United States

A fine image today with its excellent detail and rich colors. I like your plan for those special pictures that rise above the rest.

10 May 2011 2:46pm

Kenny from Eastsound, United States

I had to go back and forth several times, each has it's merits and I can't pick a favorite.

10 May 2011 2:52pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wonderful texture and rich colors.

10 May 2011 4:18pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Fantastic. Wonderful textures and colours ... :)

10 May 2011 4:27pm

❀ Yvonne Simons ❀ from Tilburg, Netherlands

I prefer this one, beautiful Jack!

10 May 2011 4:55pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Your narrative is as beautiful as your images...your frame of mind and heart drive these things....always such a pleasure.

10 May 2011 5:27pm

franz from Baden, Austria

i like your attitude and your determination, jack, and i like the results of your work! in this case i find the monochrome version more dramatic and expressive!

10 May 2011 5:47pm

Irene from L C, France

Congratulations for your work Jack ! Superb textures ande colours !

10 May 2011 6:48pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Wow. This version is quite brilliant. Both this and the B&W work so well.
You've made a lovely, sharp contrast of tones and textures here !!

10 May 2011 7:24pm

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

I love it more and more...also very good in colour

10 May 2011 7:50pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Love the lighting

10 May 2011 8:16pm

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

I like the strong contrast of light and shadow browns that highlight the delicate green of feullage, fissured bark like this that looks like a sacred mountain gorges ...

10 May 2011 8:55pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

I like this version in color much more than yesterday's in b/w.

10 May 2011 10:10pm

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

I like this color version better than yesterdays; it has so much life in it.

10 May 2011 11:15pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I think i like the color version better which is a bit unusual for me.

11 May 2011 2:19am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, that green just pops, even though I like the classic nature of the monochrome for this.

11 May 2011 2:34am

karla from Omaha, United States

I find myself thinking along the same lines, Jack. Creative choice also includes what you have done here, to "develop" your image in black and white and then in color to show us the differences. What you are also expressing is often difficult to discern which images are keepers. The more photographs I take, the more I can review and edit out as the newer ones (hopefully) show a better quality image. And, as you point out, some images are just fun and that is enough reason to keep them.

11 May 2011 3:58am

BBM from Sussex, United Kingdom

Lovely rich color!

11 May 2011 4:14am

Becky from los angeles, United States

Beautiful! Yes, I agree - it's all about joy - If you ask me it's all that matters in the end - our choices in life are based in peace and joyful.

11 May 2011 5:00am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

I prefer it in B / N. ! here the textures are more identifiable. Aquo is seen to wood! Beautiful color and light. A hug friend! y muchos besos, Adel

11 May 2011 11:19am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Different and quite nice...

12 May 2011 4:36pm