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Many Kilometers of Green

Many Kilometers of Green
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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: 2007-09-21
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon D50, SIGMA 28-70mm 1:2.8-4 DG
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-28 6:27
Viewed: 2326
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Frequently overheard in Maine when lost, it means there is no direct route to where you want to go. I prefer to take it more literally - sometimes you really can't get there from here!

Well this isn't Maine...This image is two states...on the horizon just past the first mountain is Idaho. From that point it is only 45 minutes to Lookout Pass which goes form Idaho up into the Rocky Mountain Range...from Idaho to Montana. All tolled it wouldn't take long on a freeway.. but this road will go there as well...it just might take a bit longer, providing you don't have car problems and have a full tank of petrol. The next thing you will see is more trees, more trees or maybe an animal, but few to no people. This is the real backroads of America.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence
Two roads diverged in a wood
And I took the one less traveled by
And that has made all the difference

Whenever I miss my wilderness, I drive 1 mile outside of town on this dirt road to a high point among the edge of the grasslands and look east. There is one point where I can see for about 75 miles across the tops of pines to the tops of mountains. In it's own way this reminds me of how small we are in the world. It is also why Washington is called "The Evergreen State".

As far as dynamic or dramatic a shot, this is more a point of reference picture. It gives the viewer an idea of where I go to find what is right in front of me every way I turn. Each day I wake up, in fact every minute I breath is a new awakening into a new world and a new view. It pays to have my camera with me at all times. One never knows what they will find. In all honesty....it could be anything....

angybone, lise, fartash, CeltickRanger, jaycee, gracious, nglen, MMM, Silke, oscarromulus, parthasarathi, jmirah, Little-white, tiklod has marked this note useful
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There is a depth and distance to this photo...a feeling of moving into the scene...very cool! :D

"and many miles before I sleep"

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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2007-09-28 7:07]

Hi Bob,
This road reminds me of my Quebec Laurentians. It's on roads like this that you might encounter deers or mooses.
Great colors and composition
Well done

Hello Bob
What a wonderful scene you captured,
I really like your note here,
Perfect composition,lighting and framimg,

Good Luck :o)

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-09-28 7:29]

Hello Bob,
man would I love to go on a road trip in this kind of land. In Britain there is very few places where you see no humans and none so remote and beautiful like this!
+++ Superb sharpness and awesome detail. Vivid colours. Excellent sense of distance.
--- Nothing :)
A great capture.
Well done,

hello bob,
nice capture, this road must be offering lot of beautiful visuals , the image has a 3 d appeal, nicely composed shot, suitable pov,
well done, feel like singing the song : (country road take me home)
tfs & regardas

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-09-28 9:39]

Hello Bob!
I like this landscape - it's the photo for dreaming and thinking. The color is wonderful.

hello Bob

firts looking at your photo (in the thumbnail) a taught
it was here in Québec, les Laurentides or les Outaouais,
yeah places like this your gas trunk has to be full !

on your photo, i like the scene and the colors



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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-09-28 9:52]

Hi Bob,

This picture really makes me feel like I am on the road. Wonderful depth and colors. I've been on many roads like this and always end up feeling I must be lost. Wonderful notes.


Hello Bob,
What a panorama view from a high point!
good pov with great sense of depth, I always loved this sort of landscape with a gravel road that leads to the far horizon!
good clarity, vivid colour and details
well done and well seen

Hi Bob,

I wish I was driving along that road right now with my trustly camera sitting patiently on the passenger seat. You have captured the mood of the place, or at least how I see it in my mind's eye, perfectly. The sounds, smells and the feel of the sun we can only guess at, but the colours, textures and light we can at least see on our screens.

Kind regards,


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-09-28 11:43]

Hi Bob. My eyes are taken up the road and into the picture. I can tell you feel for your area so much. your notes tell us that.you have captured a fine compostion.with rich colours. maybe one i will get to see this wonderful sight. well done TFS.
Nick..Have a good weekend.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-09-28 15:01]

Hi Bob
Nice composition and great colors.The light is lovely.Very good note.
TFS Michel

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-09-28 16:36]

It is a wonderful image indeed, Bob! It looks very evergreen (and the road fits in perfectly with your notes)
Great colours, wonderful thoughts

You Bob, are a real MASTER in producing unique, UNIQUE registers.
So simple and yet "YOU" transform it in something BEAUTIFUL;
perhaps your notes add to that charm. Like angybone says: "very cool". Loved the frame.
You are a born writer.!!!
Hope we meet, someday.
Mario. (Indian by birth, Poruguese by right, CANADIAN by choice.)

I could be jealous, but I am not! Only a fool can feel jealous watching watching a mountain. My salute to --- Bob - The Mountain.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-09-29 1:05]

Hi Bob,
Wonderful shot and you present a fabulous view. The gravel road leads us to that green land and blue mountains. Lovely colours and sharp details. The sky looks majestic. Excellent POV to portray this charming scene and very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hi Bob,
Excellent note and a fine photo showing the remotness of the area. Outstanding color and POV. Very well captured.


Hello Bob,
I like your images like this, a road to nowhere and wild nature everywhere. Mountains on the background give the idea of distance and power, but it must be wonderful to move within these numberless trees....
Greetings and ciao,

Hi Bob,
I like this lagre open landscape! Very nice vivid warm colours and great depth of field. The road add so much intrest in foreground. Have a good sunday!
Merci du Québec...


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