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friend of silence

friend of silence
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Copyright: Larry Doyle (techranger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 233 W: 9 N: 1075] (3462)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-19
Categories: Trees
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ20
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-12-28 15:59
Viewed: 2819
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another capture taken from the walk in the woods near my house during a recent snowstorm. I have always loved the silence found in the woods when it is snowing. I told my wife that when I pass on, she may be able to sense my spirit in a setting such as this... if as spirits we may, at times, frequent places here on earth. :)

"Who comes here, to this whiteness, this far and frozen place, in search of something he cannot name? Not wealth, it may be, but a fortune of the spirit, a freshness denied him in the place he came from." - John Haines

"The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper." - Eden Phillpots

"We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence." - Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Taken during a snowstorm, hand-held, auto everything, somewhat extended 12X zoom, some PP work to appease the inner eye and allow me to show just what my inner eye captured.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-12-28 16:18]

Hi Larry,what a fantastic atmosphere inside your pic...i like a lot the forest on the snow...your pic is so true that i can hear the silence and the cold wind on my face.Fantastic!!! My best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

Good seeing you Larry. I miss your shots with nature and a note. there is something about it that makes us all humble....we are all photographers in some sense of the word, but to combine the notes and thoughts with the image in a positive and not forceful way is beyond reproach. We must certain work together at another time...
Your Friend in His Name

hello Larry

a superb atmosphere photo (une superbe photo d'ambiance),
i love the colour tones of your photo giving impression
of an old black and white photo, the trees and the snow
add to the fact of this beautiful atmosphere photo, TFS


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-12-29 9:03]

Hi Larry,

I love seeing scenes through your "inner eye." I have always been enchanted by the silence during a snow storm. In fact, this looks like an Enchanted Forest. A wonderful black and white shot framed so nicely by the big trees.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-12-30 4:26]

Hello Larry,
A very fine silent picture..very well composed and with a good depth of field.
My best wishes for a serene 2010.
Kind regards

The lull....An lovely thought and a perfect shot!
Yes, the Mother said correctly, God cannot be found in a din!
A very Happy, Prosperous and Blessed New Year to you and your family, Larry!

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