- cloud (9539)
- [2007-06-08 3:12]
Very well done. The forest is beautiful but on the photo often isn't. Your shot like to me.
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2007-06-08 3:25]
This is a special place and one I hope to visit at some point.
I think you have done a really good job capturing the mystery of the forest. There is always a problem with shafts of light in these situations which 'burn-out' or result in areas which are too dark. Here you have managed to create a tone composition in green. Well done.
I am away for the w/e looking for puffins in Northumberland.
- PaulH (13882)
- [2007-06-08 4:51]
it's never easy to portray what it's like standing in a forest, even one as remarkable as this. I always find it's best at first light, when there is shadow defination and interesting low light filtering through leaves and branches. However, the really natural feel to this shot makes it a special one. You can somehow tell how ancient this place is by looking at it. Lovely colours and a nice area of light in that clearing gives it some nice depth of field and subtle contrast.
very well done,
- Argus (50626)
- [2007-06-08 9:43]
Though I have heard what a fantastic forest reserve Bialowiza is I have never been there.
This shot looks pretty representative of the biotopes to be found and is well lit and composed. I can also imagine the mosquitoes!
TFS and best wishes, Ivan
- Evelynn (14454)
- [2007-06-08 16:22]
Your photo has the feel of a primeval forest, with the ferns and the soft filtered light. Another option may be to crop off the top where the sky and its light is. That bright spot grabs my eye and it is not the subject. Without it my eye gravitates to the center of the forest and wanders around discovering its beauties.
Evelynn : )
- nglen (36145)
- [2007-06-08 16:50]
Hi Jacob. This is a very good shot of the beautiful wood.Your compostion is very good indeed. with a low POV.very well done TFS.have a good weekend.
- blakitan (5517)
- [2007-06-08 18:21]
Beautiful forest landscape, superbly captured.
I like lighting and details of plants on the forest floor.
Extremely well done!
- pirate (7474)
- [2007-06-09 2:23]
You captured the atmosphere very well. I do not know if a flashlight with a better exposed foreground would have improved or spoiled the atmosphere.
- uleko (10940)
- [2007-06-09 4:42]
Impressive view of this virgin forest in Poland which must be very interesting to see.
It looks pretty wet in this shot! I think your capture is really fine considering the darkness. Nice POV showing the old tree stump at the front. Interesting note too!
Many thanks, Ulla
- IulianGherghel (1413)
- [2007-06-09 4:43]
nice shot and the colours are great.
- horia (16656)
- [2007-06-09 10:23]
This is a very beautiful photo of what seems to be a wonderful old and very mood-creating forest!
I'm a little low on time nowadays so i didn't get the chance to read other peolpes critiques or comments, but my opinion is that this is just how it should be. I think you did great to leave the exposure just like that and by doing so you really got a splendid view of this forest. The bright spot is indeed attracting the attention and the colors are very natural.
I also love to look at this as a splendid habitat for all sorts of animals, especially amphibians ;)
Cheers, my friend and TFS
- saguzar (7202)
- [2007-06-09 14:46]
This is a superb image, Itīs hard to find a really great pic of a forest, I like the dark colours, balanced composition and the ancient aspect of it. 10 points job!
- arfer (0)
- [2007-06-09 23:06]
An enchanting looking forest.The colours are deep and well saturated.It looks very unspoiled by human activity.The kind of place I would like to hang out in.Nicely composed and the exposure is fine.Lovely rich detail.TFS
- julian (605)
- [2007-06-12 17:17]
A really lovely scened Jacob. Love the light and feel of this one. I think left unadulterated is the best way. Also for the forest...
- SunToucher (11162)
- [2007-06-13 9:29]
Een prachtige foto van dit oerbos. Zo ruig zie het in ons cultuur landje niet meer.
Wat betreft fotografie in een bos. Da's zeker erg moeilijk. Je hebt te maken met veel schaduw en vel licht. Soms kan een grijs verloop filter helpen maar meestal is het gewoon zoeken.