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Wall of Aspen

Wall of Aspen
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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: 2006-10
Categories: Trees
Camera: Olympus e100rs
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-12 17:34
Viewed: 3359
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken back in the valley of my wilderness. One way you can tell an aspen field is that there will 90 percent chance water is running near the ground or shallow depth underground. I and an old Native American friend witched a well by using dousing technique near aspen.

Controversy has followed dowsing throughout its tangled history. The earliest records of water witching are 6,000- to 8,000-year-old cave paintings in Africa that are believed to show a figure with divining rods.

The first detailed description of the practice was in a 1556 description of mining techniques in Germany. Mineral dowsing was adapted to water dowsing during the reign of Elizabeth I in England.

Many modern-day critics call dowsing a superstitious relic, a delusional pseudoscience, a deliberate sham.

"For a driller to witch for water or to recommend a witcher is as reprehensible as for a doctor to be or recommend a quack," writes geologist E.H. Boudreau in a widely circulated article for the Northern California Real Estate Reader.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-10-12 18:00]

Hello Bob,
Very attractive image of the Aspens with their backlighten yellow and lime greenish leaves. I'll bet that they were quivering in the breeze when you took this shot.
I remember as a young boy watching someone use a willow switch to find the spot for dad to drill the well on our property. Brings back memories!!

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-10-12 21:44]

Dear Bob

Many thanks for this captivating and colourful picture. It's very seasonal and I like the atmosphere of this autumnal forest very much. I also have read your notes with great interest.

Kind regards


Hi Bob,

it are an very simple picture but it looks to me as an painting with all the subtile colours.
Aspen, that does me think of an song from John Denver.

Nice colourpelette.


Aweseme scene with opposite light MF Bob! Great colours and well composed.
TFS and have a nice day!
Ellerine sağlık!


Namastay Bob,
A lovely capture of these beautiful wall created by Aspen trees. Good composition and good view. Thanks a lot for sharing.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-10-13 1:06]

Hello Bob,
Great atmosphere in this photo in lovely autumn colours. Beautiful light and a very good DOF.

Ciao Bob, great view of lovely forest, splendid light and wonderful autumnal colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

A fine latticework indeed Bob, provided by your perfectly back-lighted aspen branches and leaves, and a mind-soothing scene nicely composed. Thank you for this gem from your rich archive.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-14 2:11]

Hello Robert,
a very lively view of the leaves of these trees. The glow is very attractive and you have shown it very well.
It gives a dreamy look to me, and it is a view that I seldom see.
you have composed it so pleasantly and well thought subject.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-10-14 3:25]

Hello Bob,
You know I love this kind of luminous shots ...a wall of Aspens, so beautiful and suggestive...our mind can imagine so many stories looking at it. Interesting note too.
Thanks for both.
Kind regards

Hy Bob
I like this image taken against the light ( am I wrong?), evidentiating more the truncs of the aspens. Pleasant combination of colors as well....

All the best,

Hi Robert,

The subject is well framed. The point of view is allowing me to see the details and colors of the wall of aspen. The good luminosity is bringing out the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.


Hi Bob. The light is wonderful and I can see running water nearby. The note is really interesting and most are news to me. Have a nice day and greetings from Malaysia - Jusni

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