One Day in the West
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2008-04-15 7:09]
Superb and fantastic landscape shot in all aspects friend! Great composition!
Greetings from Cyprus,
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-04-15 7:12]
Nice to have you as a neighbor, Bob!
Yes this scene conjures up both human and natural history and depicts a fine combination of young growth forest as well as the remainders of trees of by-gone days. I know little about the Wild West but thought I knew a lot when I was a kid playing cowboys and indians, imagining indians popping up behind the trees.
Roy Rogers was a favorite too but that was probably too long ago...
Thanks for sharing this tranquil scene that must have be less tranquil long ago and is about to be less tranquil at this time of year!
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-04-15 7:29]
great landscape shot with fine POV and excellent details
of the vegetation, trees and branches, your notes
transport me when i was a children and playing
combat games Cowboys againts Indians, TFS
- Aramok (5166)
- [2008-04-15 9:31]
Interesting thoughts. Even when I am out on my mountain bike I am still always seeing things - mind you I have been known to do an emergency stop when driving just to take a photo of something I have also seen... I am often amazed a what my husband does not see at all, which he often misses out on because of.
It is interesting seeing what others have for their nature reserves as well. Excellent details are shown here giving a really good idea on that part of the reserve.
- joey (24909)
- [2008-04-15 13:59]
Very good note to accompany this fine shot!
It really sets the scene perfectly!
Excellent detail here with great clarity.
Superb atmosphere and light.
Very well done Bob!
Thankyou very much for sharing this!!
- CENT-TRETZE (1270)
- [2008-04-15 14:02]
A good argument yours to accompany this desolate landscape of trees killed by civilization, or was the wind?. The fact is the same landscape messy. Now only be accessed cavalgado loins to a Harley of more than one horsepower, as it is not taxes that cowboy to ride an old horse tired of always carrying the mimso passenger. However gustaŕa me to be able to make a trip to ride a good horse for these lands or better American.
Thank you for your welcome my picture on TN 200.
- NinaM (4077)
- [2008-04-15 14:10]
Your mind wanders through what I call "invisible" history, a history that I don't know much because here, they weren't telling us the truth at school. also, in America history doesn't have the wide span in time you find in Europe. There are few landmarks and no architecture, almost. Lovely scene you describe, Bob, and once again your simple landscape sweeps me away in another time. Thank you!
- lousat (65489)
- [2008-04-15 14:44]
Hi Bob...there isn't water in this pic but the point of view and the landscape is very very impressive,excellent quality and beautifull colours,my best compliments,luciano
- maurydv (36428)
- [2008-04-15 15:11]
Altro bellissimo paesaggio, bellissima composizione con il primo piano dell'albero morto e i giochi di luce che attraversano la ricca vegetazione e tracciano scie luminose sull'erba. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio
- Adanac (21378)
- [2008-04-15 22:40]
Lovely scene well captured but your note here tells just as much as your image. Great posting Bob, thanks for sharing.
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-04-15 23:01]
As always a thought provoking note (I expect you know that other non-western cultures had a much healthier attitude to their environment - the San in S Africa and many groups in India). Lovely, well thought out composition with great soft tones.
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2008-04-16 2:37]
A nice capture of this beautiful junglescape. I am pretty unaware about America's history. So the notes are a bit higher for me. Any way a good capture with excellent composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2008-04-16 5:58]
Hi Bob, splendid landscape from a beautiful forest, good light and colors, great sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
- pablominto (14563)
- [2008-04-16 7:39]
Seems like the landscape still is sleepy after winter, but when life comes back I guess it happens fast!
Nice to see this kind of virgin forest where cultivation is out of the question and the trees go back to nature when life is over...
A pleasant composition with good details!
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-04-16 9:41]
Interesting landscape you've captured here. I like the soft tones of colour and the spiky branches in the front. Beautiful light and shadows too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla
- gracious (13068)
- [2008-04-16 11:02]
This is a fine image of nature that lives with us today and yesterday for generation and still looks the same forever!
the lighting on this shot is superb with all the natural colour and fine details!
I loved the notes about cowboys
- loot (11276)
- [2008-04-16 12:04]
Who knows what happened on any given piece of land where one might wander. What would the story of that stretch of territory be if it could converse to you and reveal its secrets?
Although your imagination took a little journey the reality is never far from fiction. Anyway, what's wrong with the minds eye taking a wee voyage of what might have been and that way enjoy the scenery or environs even more. As a kid I just loved to spend hours with an atlas and I regularly got lost in all the exotic and far off places I never would have been able to visit in real life. Yet I have experienced some wonderful times discovering those places.
Your note started of as fiction - of a man thinking ahead of his time, thinking about conservation long before the days when man destroyed certain species to extinction (a zero count), but it made the full circle and came back to today's reality. "Time is irrelevant…all that matters is the present moment…" We are the last generation that have time to make a difference. What difference will we make at the end of the day?
Well done and TFS.
- arfer (0)
- [2008-04-17 6:17]
An evocative posting that paints a picture of days gone by.
The focus is very good with excellent sharpness.
Lovely lighting and colours.
The soft yellows and Spring greens are subtle and well saturated.
- angybone (7684)
- [2008-04-20 7:05]
I'm still catching up on critiques and viewing. I really should make time during the week to get to TN more often.
Again, a wonderful landscape! :)