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Tamarac or Western Larch

Tamarac or Western Larch
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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: 2005-10
Categories: Trees
Camera: Fuji Finepix S2 pro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-13 10:53
Viewed: 3829
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Western larches are the showy paradox of Inland Northwest forests. Each fall, the trees outshine other conifers with a short-lived burst of gold-hued beauty. At Sherman Pass in the Colville National Forest, larch-dominated hillsides attract tourists from as far away as Seattle. The color extends to the forest floor, where wildlife and people trek through a glowing dusting of fallen needles. Why do larches turn color and shed their needles, when most cone-bearing trees keep theirs? Even tree experts donít have definitive answers

This image is one of only a couple I took of these trees near my cabin. Sorry about the chimney. I wasn't thinking of TN nor had I heard of it when I shot this. I have cropped out most of the cabin next to me, but smoke got in my eyes....He! Lyrics to an old old song...

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Hi Bob,

now i am writing for the second time....!!!!
I dont get it.
Nice autumn picture and plesant note with the old song... Smoke gets in your eyes but I think smoke gets in your lung.
Fine autumn colours, good pov and sharpness.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-10-13 13:13]

Hello Bob.
Great POV. I love the larches and their color.Good contrast between the larches and the forest background.Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-10-13 14:33]

Hi Bob,what a atmosphere inside this pic,here we are between the autumn and winter as i can see..fantastic sharpness and composition..and the usually beautiful colors.Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO.

Hi Bob!

Awesome capture! I like scenes like this, mainly because of their uniqueness. The colours have come out quite well.
TFS and have a nice night my friend!


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-10-13 18:49]

Hello Bob,
Excellent image my friend we have patches of Larch in our mountain as well. Usual they are quite high on the gentle mountain sides. They help and that special touch of colour in the fall.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-10-13 19:54]

Hello Bob,
Are you sure that isn't an old moonshine still of yours!! Ha! Ha! just pulling your leg!!
Actually the photo shows some attractive fall foliage with beautiful contrasting colors of green and amber hues. I'll bet you made some great memories from the past while staying at your cabin in the woods.

Ciao Bob, fantastic autumnal colors in a wonderful forest, beautiful natural ambientation, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

hello Bob

from your photo i love the excellent density of the
colour tones and the beautiful contrast between them,



Hi Bob,

The trees and the branches in the foreground are hrlping to frame the scene. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the trees in the background. The light is giving a good contrast to the colors. Have a nice day.


I missed this one... love the rich colors... so very dramatic capture...

Hope all is going well for you Bob...


Hi Bob.
I would love to have autumn all year round but too bad, we don't have that here. The smell of the autumn is refreshing and I can just sit outside looking at those colorful leaves all day.
Nice capture and keep warm Bob.
Kind regards,

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