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Copyright: Robert Shannon Sr (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-19
Categories: Sky
Camera: Fuji Finepix S2 pro
Exposure: f/8.2, 1/279 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-15 9:09
Viewed: 3196
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The words attached to the picture are words which came to me as a singer songwriter, in 1986. I lived at the time in between 3 different but similar malls in the big city of Sacto, CA......and it was those words which led me to this place they called the Last Real Wilderness, Malo, WA.
Although it could have been a sunset, it was really a sunrise taken from just outside my home built cabin, miles from electricity, phone and other people. It was from this vantage point which my wife and I raised 7 children, teaching them values and skills of living in the mountains as was done before the turn of the century.
No place, no picture, no time can capture the beauty of an uncluttered, untravelled wilderness hide-away. No words can acturately cover the vast sea of emotions we saw ever minute of every waking day. This mountain sunrise was framed by white fir and pine, as well as another peak behind us which rose from our 3500 foot level to 6000 feet.......along a dusty dirt road only traveled by a few dozen people in hundreds of years. THIS is the defining moment of The Place Where God Dwells.....

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This is beautiful and I love your quote. Can you believe I've used up all my points today?

The colors are amazing and the composition is great: framed by the two trees in the front, higher hill covers about 2/3's of the photo.
I've been studying this on another website so bear with me. :)


this is a nicely presented shot. The trees work well as a natural frame, with the mountains quite rightly exposed to create a strong silhouette.
I'm not sure about the words on the image. I think they're poignant, but better as part of your note. Leaving image clear to be enjoyed.


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-05-15 10:38]

Hi Bob,
this scenrey is beautiful!
The colours are so vivid.
Well done,

Best regards,

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2007-05-15 20:19]

Hey Bob,
A wonderful sunrise composition.
U 're also blessed with the talent of words.

Ur notes 're nostalgic and touches the strings of the heart and points out the significance of living life in nature's lap.

Bob, I write this after reading your mail you sent me a few moments ago.

The song words you have superimposed on your picture of sunrise are intense in terms of their deep emotional content, but in a larger, psycho-spiritual context that connects a specific moment in time present with time that has neither the beginning nor the end.
A Whitmanesque experience, so far as my own consciousness would permit me to relate to it.

The "vast sea of emotions" you speak of in your note is something from your past you look back at with intense feelings; somehow, this beautiful sunrise turns into a symbol of those emotions.
I see your point and look at this picture from your perspective.
And I feel what you feel.

I was born and brought up in a remote valley in the Himalayas. Then I moved on.
I am 61 now. When I visit my native valley once in while, I look at it with a different eye, perhaps getting connected with the "sea of emotions" you speak of, vis-a-vis my own childhood and youth spent in that valley.

Finally, I would like you to look at this picture of mine on TrekEarth here.


Hello Bob
Wonderful shot from Malo with your greatful
note, Perfect lighting, composition and POV,
Superb shot,fantastic colors, TFS


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