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Puttles Bridge
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Copyright: Paul Haynes (PaulH) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-23
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon 17-40mm F/4L USM, Lee 0.6 ND Grad Hard
Exposure: f/16, 3 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-16 13:26
Viewed: 4417
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Everyone,

It's been a while since my last post, but i thought it was time i shared something again, if only to stop myself falling into obscurity here on TN :O)
So, this was taken a few weeks ago, as the last of the summers greens were beginning to fade. After a good few days of rain, the streams and rivers that run vein-like through the New Forest were full.
As always, following the course of a waterway through the sodden woods can be a very muddy and wet affair, and it was really only through a desperate need to find solid ground that i found myself at this spot, a small patch of dry ground.
Turning round to see behind me, i was met with this almost cavern like vision of green colouring the light and the water below. Using a neutral density filter, i managed to squeeze out a 3 second exposure, thus smoothing the water enough to get this soft surface.

Thnks For Looking :o)

Paul Haynes Photography

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-11-16 13:38]

Hello Paul,
Splendid photo in very beautiful light and colours. What a fantastic old landscape! Taken from a perfect POV with a superb DOF. Beautiful reflections. Lovely composition.

Ciao Paul, great painting, fantastic artistic compositiom with wonderful light in a magic forest, fascinating reflections, superb autumal colors, really a masterpiece, I like a lot, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-11-16 17:21]

Wonderful image almost a monochrome one. Good composition and the blurry reflection on the water is interesting. tfs.

Dear Paul
How beautiful is nature and how well did you capture it? This is an awesome view, true to PaulH's style and type of photography. Not only is the mood you captured here awesome, but also the detail of the trees, the reflection in the water, the true to nature colours and the feeling of absolute tranquility. The scenery reminds me of the good old times when one could go out to the woods without fear, and not lock yourself indoors when the sun set. I agree with Silvio - a true masterpiece. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hi Paul.

Such a gorgeous shot with beautiful light. the scene makes me want to just lie there and look up in the sky. Excellent view and thanks for sharing.


Hi Paul,
green in green with a beautiful POV and composition. Delicate and artistic.
Thanks for sharing.

Hi Paul
A waterhole for elves.

Hola Paul

Una imagen muy bella, con esos estupendos colores verdosos muy agradables y esos reflejos fantasticos. Buenos contrastes has conseguido y un POV excelente.

Un saludo de Antonio

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-11-18 19:51]

Hello Paul,
this is a stunning view of the forest. how lively and beautiful the location is. The reflection is wonderful and you have render the colours so excellently.
The aura of the colour is so pleasing and very attractive.
Very well composed landscape.


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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-11-18 22:22]

Dear Paul

It's a pleasure to look at this very romantic mood and atmosphere. The dominant green colour is appeasing and the reflection as well as the forest create a serene atmosphere. The picture is an invitation for a virtual walk in this beautiful forest.

Kind regards


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-11-19 0:30]

Hi Paul.
Simply sweet, lovely picture. I am impressed with fantastic colours and lights of the shot as well as with ultimate clarity of the image. As usual for your works technique is brilliant. My congratulations and best wishes.

Good idea, using a time exposure here Paul, the moving reflection on the water surface looks like an abstract painting, and the general dispersal of the greeneries really has a comforting effect. Altogether a good image-in-depth my friend, TFS it indeed!

Bonjour Paul,
Très beau paysage bien composé dans une lumière bien maitrisée qui fait resplendir les couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Amazing shot! I would love to see it in black and white or in a sepia tone. It would make the photo look older. But keep the original because it look extremly beautiful.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-11-23 4:33]

Hello Paul,
Missed this beautiful "waterhole for elves"..amazing sight, which you renderd so well with its mystery. An almost unreal place where I would like to rest..if there wasn't the mud :-)
Lovely light and superb composition and color-tints.
Kind regards

Hy Paul
There are very few landscape images like this one. It is so fresh, so cristal-clear. I love the reflections of the trees in the very calm water.
My kind regards,

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