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Into the Forest Impression

Posted by john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 10 January 2013 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

I'm drawn to these Impressionistic photographs because for me, they have a very Zen feel. Zen is an icon for peace, tranquillity, focus and living in the moment. Matt Kloskowski in his blog spoke about the importance of having a mission statement. What you exclude is just as important as what you include in such a statement. For decades, the natural world has been the primary arena for my photography. As I refine my mission, I am drawn increasingly to trees (as well as flowers). When it comes to style, that's where Zen takes center stage. I plan to work to create a more Zen-like feeling to my photographs in 2013.

Nikon D700 1/2 second F/22.0 ISO 200 70 mm (35mm equiv.)

PATRICK from miramas, France

another great process

10 Jan 2013 5:46am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

perfect shot

10 Jan 2013 7:17am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

It"s a success !

10 Jan 2013 7:26am

anne fleurent from Bois-le-Roi, France

hurrah for your purpose, Jack !!!
happy new year
a picture that 's touching me

10 Jan 2013 7:33am

hojjat from minoodasht, Iran

very nice

10 Jan 2013 7:56am

ghazal from shahsavar, Iran

The green dream...

10 Jan 2013 8:02am

Focales from Rhône-Alpes, France

Fantastic serie Jack

10 Jan 2013 8:33am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Like a dream !
Have a nice day.

10 Jan 2013 8:52am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Yes - the spirit of the forest shines in this image. Wonderful goal you set yourself for this year, Jack - look forward to following your results.

10 Jan 2013 8:52am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Really nice - like a watercolor. Well done!

10 Jan 2013 9:11am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

I love your Impressionists shots too.

10 Jan 2013 9:33am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Throw a green cast to this already green photo and you would get an eerie scene !~

10 Jan 2013 11:03am

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Your Zen-like approach is working... this is beautifully impressionistic!

10 Jan 2013 11:55am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

perfect edition, very nice

10 Jan 2013 12:46pm

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

Great. The light, the colour, the scene, the soft focus - everything falls in place.

10 Jan 2013 12:51pm

CarineB from Paris, France

Very pictural. I like the atmosphere, great shot.

10 Jan 2013 1:32pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb !

10 Jan 2013 1:51pm

Learning Soul from Bangalore, India

It surely has a spiritual feeling to it. I like it.

10 Jan 2013 2:11pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Très belle série superbement réalisée!!! Bonne journée.

10 Jan 2013 3:05pm

Hanry from Castricum, Netherlands

Again very nice effect, the forest gets an extra dimension to this effect. I like it.

10 Jan 2013 3:09pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Beautiful tones and great processing !!! I like the wrinkled effect of the image ...

10 Jan 2013 4:05pm

franz from Baden, Austria

very dreamlike and enchanting! looking forward to more zen-inspired work ...

10 Jan 2013 4:55pm

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Une superbe série et une très belle photo!

10 Jan 2013 6:27pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A marvelous Zen offering Jack! ;-)

10 Jan 2013 6:56pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I love the softness in this image.

10 Jan 2013 7:31pm

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Love the gorgeous painterly feel and your continual creativity!

10 Jan 2013 9:31pm

STEED from D, France

Mmmmmm !!! Always this Impressionist inspiration !!!! Excellent,Jack ....

10 Jan 2013 9:43pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

I love this path in the forest! Magnificent mood!

10 Jan 2013 9:52pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautiful!

10 Jan 2013 10:11pm

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Amazing and beautiful dream !

10 Jan 2013 10:38pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

a dreamscape - expecting to see pixies and fairies

10 Jan 2013 10:54pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Superb!

10 Jan 2013 11:51pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Dreamlike and almost ethereal! Beautiful work!

11 Jan 2013 12:24am

Jackie from Montréal, Canada

Like a beautiful dream! Lovely work!

11 Jan 2013 12:47am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice impressive shot.

12 Jan 2013 11:38am