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...the end

...the end
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Copyright: Oana Otilia Saracutu (oanaotilia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 529 W: 28 N: 964] (3416)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-29
Categories: Trees, Mountain
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Pictured Symbolic Qualities of Sun [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-09 8:30
Viewed: 4478
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Why the end?? Because could be the end of a heavy rain (it was a heavy rain), the end of a road, the end of a forest.But is was little from all. I was in the end of my 2days journey in Ceahlau Mountains, this year (i hope that will be not the last this year, i hope that i will go there in wnter). In was in the end of not a very heavy rain. And, it was in the end of the descent from the mountain, somewere near Durau "resort". And, it was almost in the end of the day, the sun was setting, offering some very nice reflections in the atmosphere.
I hope by heart that you like it.

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An absolutely stunning image. I really enjoy this mood shot..Your words speak volumes...and to that end I can see you leave a small part of you there when you go...it sure is a nice photo for memories...

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2008-09-09 9:09]

hi Oana
very beautiful picture with an outstanding composition ...
nice colors and great light and use of it....
fine details and POV..



Hi Oana,
Great photo with cool light and depth. It's also quite misterious... Weel done!
Cheers, Andriy

Oana, You've done a great job capturing the light and maintaining excellent exposure overall. Shadow and highlight areas are equally well presented. This is a very attractive scene. The reflection of light through the misty atmosphere is especially striking. Thanks for sharing.


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  • cris Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 22 W: 3 N: 31] (789)
  • [2008-09-09 10:08]
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Buna draguta,
Cat mister in aceasta fotografie... Cu privire la nume, putea sa fie la fel de simplu sa o numesti "The beginning...". Adica... inceputul sfarsitului zilei, inceputul unui apus, inceputul evaporarii umiditatii dupa ploaie... ;) E doar un punct de vedere, mi s-a parut un pic cam aspru numele fotografiei avad in vedere culorile calde pe care le-ai surprins. Poate m-ai prins pe mine in alta stare...
Succese nemarginite.


Hello Oana,
Very good light in this forest...

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-09-09 11:48]

Hi Oana!

It also could be a symbolic picture for the end of life... The somehow sad or at least melancholic atmosphere would highlight this. Fortunately, even when an end arrives, there's still some light...

A delightful, deep and poetic picture. I'm touched...

Kind regards


O fotografie splendida. Parca razele solare ilumineaza brazii tineri care cresc in umbra brazilor inalti, mai virstnici, aratindui drumul spre eternitate!
Nuami bine, Joska

Hello Oana,

This is a fine backlight capture!
The atmosphere is stunning, and the play of light enhance the contrasty tree trunks so nicely...
Great moody colour palette, well framed view!

Pablo -

Hello Oana,
Thank you very much for your kind words on my picture of a Plain Tiger butterfly.
I went through your small portfolio hurriedly and noted that as a biologist/botanist, you are greatly interested in the study of wild flowers. Most of your flower pictures are beautiful even in their thumbnail form and I intend to see them in their larger versions later.
Your current image of an evening in a dense forest conveys the sense of magic and mystery, strongly highlighted by the slanting rays of the sun filtering through the trees.
The colours and contrast are very good in this picture and your note adds value to it in terms of your feelings at the time when you were walking on that enchanting path through the forest.
Best wishes,

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  • erve Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 96 W: 3 N: 131] (620)
  • [2008-09-10 2:24]

Really superb light and mood here. I love the impossibly tall and thin trees. What an atmosphere you have managed to capture here.




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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-09-10 5:31]

Hello Oana,
This end looks very attractive and is also promise for something else..
Very artistically presented, a well composed picture trasnsmitting a very special atmosphere. Excellent handling of light.
Very well done

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-09-10 7:19]

Hello Oana, love composition and I like the rays. It looks like rays of hope and also well done lighting. Well presented.Ganesh

This is an exquisite shot, I love the composition. The fog really gives it an awesome effect, I really liek the yellowish colour tone of the image as well,


Fantástico ambiente,buena luz.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-09-12 13:53]
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Salut Oana

Imi pare rau sincer ca nu am vazut-o pe asta can ai postat-o aici.
Din pacate am mult mai putin timp pentru TN in ultima vreme, mai mult din cauza lucrului, si imi pare rau pentru asta.

Oricum, vizitam acum seara galeria din Romania si am intrat apoi la tine, moment la care asta mi-s sarit in ochi instant. E excelenta!

Felicitari inca o data pentu noul aparat si vad ca deja ai apucat sa-l studiezi ca sa-l folosesti mai bine. Aici ai un exemplu bun pentru asta.
Momentul aici (atat al zilei cat si al vremii) e superb prins si imi place foarte mult cum razele luminii creaza forme geometrice in intraga scena.
Pe langa asta, compozitia verticala consider ca merge perfect aici si acorda privitorului o imagine mult mai exacta asupra locului in fapt.
In plus, mai exista mici detalii care capteaza atentia si incanta vizual. Mentionez aici textura arborelui din apropiere, detaliile de pe sol si, desigur, cei doi puieti de brad care se bucura de ultimele raze de lumina ale zilei.
Una peste alta, toate aceste mici parti se completeaza reciproc si creaza un ansamblu splendid. Te felicit!

O singura intrebare: de ce ai ales culoarea asta? (nu ca ar fi rau, ba chiar e original...sunt doar curios).
Oricum, Bravo si merci de postare

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-09-13 9:09]

Hi Oana!

Absolutelly amazing pictures! I love this mysterious mood. Forest, sunrays, mist... made perfect combination on your photo. Also warm colours and composition are superb. Really, really great work! Looks like frame from Robin of Sherwood.

Hi Oana,
Photography in a forrest is to me one of the most difficult landscape type of photography there is. Composition and exposure are tough. You nailed both perfectly. The tree in the FG and the light trail in the floor are perfect leadline and give balance to the photo. The sky and shadow rich areas are both in top condition. The trees filtered the light wonderfully and together with the slight soft details the photo got this wonderful dreamy effect.

Ciao Oana, fascinating composition with fantastic light and wonderful colors, superb atmosphere, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Oana
beautiful photo and excellent game of lights. The soft tonalities of the colors have very fixed the moment of the release.
Well done

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-09-30 7:34]

Hi Oana,
i am sorry i missed this one, it's a image of pure natural beauty. I love this kind of shot and have cuauht a few myself recently.
I am sure that this was a magical moment for you. You have reproduced it very well for us, very good exposure and and a well chosen view point...beautiful.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-10-29 19:48]

Hello Oana,
What an amazingly beautiful composition Oana, so full of atmosphere and beauty, thank you for sharing.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-11-04 12:49]

Hi Oana,
Light, exposure handling, composition and the scenery are very nice. Looks like a fairytale...TFS

Otilia ,this ist excellent game of light and shadow, sympathetic staff!



Hi Oana!

I haven't came across your gallery yet so I thought I'd check it and found this truly beautiful shot! It has a really special atmosphere that speaks for itself yet you added something interesting to read by it. Goes as a favorite, TFS!

Best regards,

There is a nice and mysterious atmosphere convayed in this picture! You were there at the right time and at the right place... You also had the good intuition of taking your camera and shooting! I also like the composition al lot: good depth and shadow-play...

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