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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: 2005-10-04
Categories: Trees
Camera: Fuji Finepix S2 pro, AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D
Exposure: f/8.7, 1/304 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Wilderness [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-26 3:09
Viewed: 3066
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Tamarack trees. Aspen trees. One changes before the other in the seasons. Aspens are first. It is their inborn nature... and in this process the changes are invisible to the eye until the leaves change a slightly lighter shade, the golden for a few lucky days, then yellow...and mottled, then a small wind comes and blows them down to the earth. All this while tamaracks remain the taller and stronger of the species. All given, they live longer as well... and remain a romantic part of falls arrival. These are among the few of the needled trees which resemble other pines with exception of being deciduous.

Both species are true to their predictions of seasonal change. They are like a concert, or a symphony written in pieces which all professional musicians know. The notation is written in time. First the Aspen, then the Tamarack.....then the unknown change of cold, colder and frost each morning. Bring the scrapers up to crescendo into forte. Wood piles trumpet in baritone sounds so much like a Vivaldi rendition. Four seasons. It is what we are and what nature is....cycles...and yet in this time I only had a moment....perhaps a shorter time than I had thought. Someone close to me once said "All any of us have is this very second...just this one moment. Everything else is just hoped for or remembered..."

A picture of our memory? Is that possible?

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hello bob,
you have presented the colours of fall beautifully here, nice effect of light, well composed shot, framing suits well,
tfs & regards

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-08-26 5:37]

The glow here is fabulous, Bob! I have tried to capture that more than once and failed. I think what really makes it work is all the dark around it. Something for me to remember, I think!
Fabulous notes as always

Once again you've captured not just the vision but the dream of a place. :) Yes, I think you do make a pictures of our memories possible.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-08-26 10:41]

Hi Bob. Once again so many colours off things to come. you picture starts of dark but as we look up the tree so light is there. a very nice compostion with good notes to read. thanks Bob. well done TFS.

Hello Bob,

I love the colours and the vibrant contrast between the Christmas tree lights and the deep shadows. Some people would look at this and say: "It's a picture of a tree; it's pretty, but it's not going anywhere fast and anyone would have taken it." Not so. Technically and creatively, I think that these types of pictures are the hardest to get right. It's not just getting the light right, it's getting the composition right too. Not an easy challenge, but one you have managed superbly.

Thanks for sharing,


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-08-26 13:05]

Hi Bob
Very nice landscape.Beautiful colors and the light is just fantastic ,it is like a dream .
TFS Michel

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  • jmirah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
  • [2007-08-26 17:13]

Hi Bob,
Interesting complication of Autumn colors captured deep in the forest. Interesting note. Photos are our memories captured in time, memories of forgotten past.


Hello Bob,
The interesting light really brings out the warm colours!
An almost abstract scenery, very well composed with good balance...
The backlight effect is wonderful if you knlow how to make use of it, like here!
Pablo -

They never teach but demonstrate the changing beauty of nature.And he? Never missed to document the change with his camera , which speaks, which illustrate the scilent steps of Mother nature.

Excellent lighting. It seems you've illuminated the leaves from within. Thanks for sharing the life-lesson and the philosophy. Well done.


Hello Bob
A fine picture displaying the changing colours. perfect lighting illuminating the scene with a glow. Note as always is superb

Hello Bob
What a wonderful scene you captured,
Perfect details,sharpness and compo,
Fantastic colors and POV.Welldone,friend .

Good Luck

Hi Bob,
Super coverage & foliage colors from tamarack tree in true wilderness, I believe. TFS.
Regards-Subhash Ranjan

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