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My Secret

My Secret
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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: 2008-11-06
Categories: Trees
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-12-02 7:05
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 34
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Seems to me that everyone has a special place which they keep to themselves....or perhaps they have one but don't even realize it. This is mine.

This is the border of the city political boundary at a special point SSW of town and just on a dirt road....perhaps the only dirt road in city limits. It is a small wetland marsh which dries completely in summer. There is a blue-green algae on the top in places. The grasses are all wild and filled with weeds and creepy crawling things....and nobody knows who owns the land. I have visited the County Auditor and such to no avail. How odd.

From this location I have taken many images of leaves in fall...bushes changing colours...a couple of ducks....and just a few days ago..some strange looking creatures walked into the image...HA! the image was of course not TN'able...but I Include it here in the workshop...where this story concludes..

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Hi Bob!

Indeed, "your" place is nice and invites for having a rest. Your picture shows that it's a beautiful spot to stay, to observe and to dream. I believe you are right when you say that we all have such a place. I know that I tend to speak of "my" tree or, even more important, of "my" river...

Kind regards


Hello Bob

A lovely image of your favourite place.
It would make a good theme day posting,pick some day next week and everyone posts their favourite,or secret place.
This has very good light and colour.
Well composed in the frame.


Hello Again Bob,
If I'm not mistaken, I have seen a winter scene you took from this very location, am I correct as you placed it on this site? Very colorful, very serene, and far from the business of today's world and our sacrifices.
Well Captured...

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-12-02 9:44]

Hello Bob,

You have had a very nice idea speeking about and showing your special place. It looks very nice and I am sure spending several hours there must be rewarding. The water makes the place special as without it it should look more or less common.

Thank you for sharing this image and idea,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-12-02 10:51]

Hi Bob,

I can understand why this is a favorite place of yours. I would love it too. A beautiful pre-winter shot with wonderful reflections in the water. The colors are lovely. I love looking through the big tree trunks to see the scene. I had favorite spots back east but not here - there would have to be a lake, an ocean or even a stream to make me love it.


Hi Bob,
you are right, special place present also to me. Yours is very beautiful site among coniferous trees and edge water. Nicely composed and presented. Thanks for sharing, best wishes

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-12-02 14:12]

I can see why you like it it's beautiful! Very well composed once again and technically very good, well done my friend!


Ciao Bob, superb composition on splendid forest, fantastic light, very well done, ciao Silvio

hello Bob

first i would like to tell that i love your new word invention
(ta nouvelle invention de mot) : TN'able (rire laughing) (i love it),

very beautiful Landscape shot Bob, with fine POV and DOF,
i love the shadow of the foreground big trees
and the background's excellent luminosity and lovely colours,



Hi Bob, wonderful scene capture of your secret (not now:) coz we learnt) place. Reflections are splendid.
TFS and cheers,

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-12-02 23:29]

Hello Bob

Thanks for sharing your special place with us. A lovely shot - the strong verticals contrast well with the form of the creek.


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-12-03 3:03]

Hi Bob,
Lovely place.Well caught,framed and composed.
Thanks for posting.

Dear Bob
What a wonderful n peaceful scene :O)
Perfect exposure ,composition and POV.
Welldone my friend.

Good Luck

Olá Bob

Linda esta foto...o lugar é muito bonito.
Gosto do reflexo, das cores quentes, um belo trabalho, meus parabéns!

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-12-04 12:59]

Hi Bob,
a very detailed capture.
I can really see how this is your special place. It looks very peaceful here.
Superb light.
Great contrast.

Well done,

I haven't critiqued in a while because I've been computer lazy. ha ha
I think maybe my television addiction is interfering with my real life. :)

I picked this photo because of the name...Secrets intrigue me!
I can imagine this would be an excellent secret hiding space...a wonderful spot to sit and think and dream and pray. You captured that beauty here.

hi Bob,
going through your gallery... i was totally mesmerized! no words for a compliment. just one thing. your secret is going to be my favourite :)
take care
you are a gem!

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