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Sun Hung on Trees

Sun Hung on Trees
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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: 2005-02
Categories: Trees
Camera: Fuji Finepix S2 pro, AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Wilderness [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-24 5:59
Viewed: 2975
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
At the depth of winter, cold blue vibrations reverberate across a suspended landscape; the glowing curtains of the fog dazzle the residents of the wilderness, as ions from storms on the sun blow through the earth's magnetosphere in the north . It's an elemental weather play from the beginning of time.

There is something about fall which brings stark pictures to my mind. When I was a child, raised in the woods, this time of year meant a return to school and waning day of warm which would rapidly turn to winters cold. An uneasiness overcame me. I felt as if something were impending, something I could not grasp, something I could feel in my stomach and visualize in my mind. It came very close to feeling despair...

Warm fires in the morning are not enough to bring me out of my blues. A cup of tea and out the door. Chores could not wait and must be done. And in the last of winters I carried my camera, before my mishap, through the trails of frozen white and deep frozen earth. Today you are looking with me, towards the east from my cabin.

This is the middle of the Kettle mountains at 3000 feet, stretching the horizon across the short valley to the next rise even higher...It is afternoon and the fog has not lifted. The sun tried it's hardest to peek through the thick white, and it's only success for the sun, which I caught on camera while walking to the woodpile. Tamaracks without their needles added an even more mysterious flavor to my day. So I hurried in the cabin in a hurry to do not a thing...but perhaps sit and watch the sky through the window. I felt little hope....perhaps it was just a period of time...and it would be gone in a few days as the sun returned and warmed our earth for another round of spring...

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Another BOB shot. Love these...first we step into your lives and not just see your world, but see your world as you see it.
What an amazing experience!
Love the composition of this shot...and the sun peeks through the winter clouds.
Thank you!

Fantástico panorama Bob.
Bella composición y lindos tonos los que recoges en esta vista.
Buena nota mi amigo, JL.

Hi Bob
I must say that I rely like your notes. Another great photo dark and spooky. Nice moment with sun hidden behind the clouds.
I like it very much
Best wishes

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-08-24 6:33]

Amazing a just a little bit eerie a sight here: The sun seems to have been caught up for a moment - all the world standing to hold its breath.
Fabulous composition, stunning mood

hello bob,
another lovely shot, liked the colours, the composition and the pov very much, simple but effective framing, the sun in the sky is added bonus here,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-08-24 6:39]

Hello Bob,
Quite a contrast to your last "hot" shot!! Beautiful colours of the sky. A very fine atmospheric capture and an excellent composition. Nicely framed too.
TFS and have a nice weekend, Ulla

Hello Bob
Fantastic scene with a great note,
Perfect composition,lighting and DOF,
Superb shot,Welldone.


Excellent title for this great image of the sun sitting right out there on the tree limb. Thanks for sharing the sentiments so many of us hold in common. After retirement I would so many times get a sudden sense of "something impending". Well done.


Hi Bob,
Great winter scene with outstanding silhouettes. Very well composed. Interesting note.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-08-24 13:32]

Hi Bob. From your piture today i can feel the cold.the sun is trying but it has no warmth.even the trees look cold. yet there is a little light in the mist on the hills. as you say in the story is spring on its way ? once again a very good compostion with detail in the trees and sky. well done . TFS. notes that read like a story. thanks.

Have a good weekend my friend.

salut Bob

deux choses m'ont frappés dans ta photo,
la montagne que l'on voit derričre les arbres
et aussi la lune entre les deux arbres,
j'aimes également le ciel



Hi Bob,
I can relate to your chilhood memory of the onset of winter blues. I can still feel that at my old age. This photo does capture some of those feelings though the light behind the tree offers the new dawn of hope also. With the note "a whole experience". :-)

Belle et romantique ambiance.
Bonne journée.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-08-25 2:17]

Hi Bob,
Outstanding scene captured with a such elan. The sun among the leafless trees presents a fabulous effect. I like the subdued lighting here and the mist covered mountains. Dreamy atmosphere. Excellent POV to portray this charming scene and very nicely composed. Kudos.

Nice winter scene with silhouettes.But not on that peak where you are.

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