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Longing for Spring

Longing for Spring
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Copyright: Paul Haynes (PaulH) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-25
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-25 4:14
Viewed: 2944
Points: 36
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One from the archives today, as i thought a change from the coastal scenery of late was in order and you might like this instead. It was taken during a fantastic hike through an area on Dartmoor called Dewerstone, on a very foggy and humid day last May.

some bluebell facts:

Bluebells are not restricted to woodlands. The further west in Britain you go, the more widespread bluebells become in other habitats such as grassland, heath, scrub, sea cliffs and hedge-banks. They can even be found adorning mountain sides, with the highest recorded bluebells reaching up to 685m on Craig-yr-Ysfa in Snowdonia.
Bluebell woods were once riddled with folklore... and fairies. These magical creatures were summoned by the ringing of the bluebells. Anyone who heard the flowers chime would not have long to live.

Luckily i didn't hear any chiming Bluebells and survived to tell the tale ;o)

I have increased saturation by '+ 5' in Photoshop to bring out that wonderful blue a bit more, which was subdued by the fog hanging in the air..

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-01-25 4:25]

Hi Paul,
Wonderful forest in this so foggy day. I like your way of remembering spring with a so humid image.
TFS, José M.

hi paul,
nice shot,
well composed,
nice pov,
lovely soft colours,
tfs & regards

Hello! they attract the landscapes to me with fog, good composition. Greetings.

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-01-25 4:50]

Hi Paul,
the overall atmosphere is really great. I didn't see the flowers on the thumbnail....I would have liked the picture even without.
Great image, cheers JAcob

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-01-25 6:55]

Hi Paul,
What a fabulous scene in the posting, you have captured the atmosphere for us superbly, thanks.

Hello Paul,

Excllent work, great colors bg POV DOF perfect details very crisp, nicly composed and capture photo excllent work

TFS Kyle

Hello Paul.

Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

Hi Paul,

Excellent mood. Love the forest floor with these purple flowers and the trees that stands out from the fog. Nice line with this gentle slope. Can't wait for spring!

PC :)

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  • mrcrow Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 98 N: 194] (3008)
  • [2007-01-25 15:37]

those bluebells had me fooled...
that is one great shot..the muted tones just blend into each other..
you got some magic in that shot...the trees all seem to be singing.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-01-25 16:15]

Bella imagen Paul con tenues colores y una atractivo efecto lumínico que resume el sentido del título.
Me gusta el suave declive captado que se entremezcla con la niebla y que producen un agradable efecto de profundidad.
Gracias y saludos... Ricardo

Beautiful image Paul with tenuous colors and attractive light effect that it resumes the sense of the title.
I like the captured soft slope that it intermingles with the fog and that they produce a pleasant effect of depth.
Thank you and greetings... Ricardo

Hi again dear Paul ,
wow... this is wonderful shot.
what a nice scenery.
excellent scenery and great composition.
very nice place.
well exposed.
thanks and regards

Hi Paul,
An other photo of your wonderful bluebell series. You really captured a beautiful moment with such a stunning feel to it. I just love the combination of the soft purple color and the fresh green color. The fog created this wonderful mood to it with the trees slowly fading into the distance. The composition is perfect, with the first tree perfectly positioned. The other trees are taking me slowly further into the scenery and onward into the fog. Really excellent work.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-01-26 14:41]

Hi Paul

Me too!!!

Lovely bluebell woods and I love the atmosphere here. The trees look great looming out of the fog



This is really nice Paul. We are "socked in" with fog...but bluebells are a long ways off. Thanks for reminding us that there will be a spring again. I do like this foggy image and the pp work you did on the bluebells is nice.

Evelynn : )

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-01-27 15:38]

Hello Paul , I like this shot , Good atmosphere , colours compositie the flowers very good ,tfs Greetings Teunie .

Ciao Paul, splendid misty view of a lovely forest with nice flowers, great light and colors, very well done, BRAVO!, ciao Silvio

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  • Glint Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 36 W: 0 N: 51] (315)
  • [2007-02-08 14:21]

hello Paul,
you have captured a lovely atmosphere here. Aren't bluebell woods a delight? Was it you that informed TN through a post of yours that bluebells are particular to the British Isles? I find that so surprising and it makes them more special somehow. They deserve this special shot.
well done

what a great misty shot you have caught here Paul.
Bluebells are a favourite of mine and this shot really does them justice. there is such a nice woodland feel about it.

Nicely done.


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