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a piece of green quiet

a piece of green quiet
Photo Information
Copyright: Chris Buxton (windancer) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 89] (607)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-26
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon 70-200/2.8
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/80 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Decent Landscapes, lovely landscapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-03-01 8:57
Viewed: 8770
Favorites: 9 [view]
Points: 73
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Forgive me if this is misplaced in Treknature but it fits for Shanghai. I have been living in Shanghai for 2 years now and finding a piece of green space with big trees not planted in rows where its quiet and you hear the birds chirping is near impossible to find. This is taken at the Shanghai zoo. Now Asian zoos are not know as hallmarks of piece and tranquility but the Shanghai zoo may be the best in China and I have spent a lot of weekend mornings there over the past two years. If it is inappropriate I will take it out and put it in Trekearth but I hope you can appreciate it as I have appreciated it.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-03-01 9:09]

Waaauw, incredible atmosphere in this photo. The light is just perfect and I do appreciate the photo very much.



très beau cliché !
La lumière diffuse est douce, j'aime beaucoup cette ambiance feutrée, pastelle...
merci pour ce partage

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-03-01 10:09]

Hello Chris,
Well I can almost smell nature looking at this so I figure it fits :) Very atmospheric and serene image, very nice shot.

Hi Chris,
You've captured an amazing atmospere. I feel the tranquility. The fog combined with the orange sunlight is excellent. POV and DOF are Beautiful. I would know that the trees were planted.

J'adore l'atmosphère qui se dégage de cette photo.
Les couleurs sont chaleureuses à souhait!
Merci de partager.

Marvelous light in this! It looks very appealing and idylic. I would love to sit on that bench be washed by the sunlight. Excellent composition and exposure. Welcome to TN! I wait with anticipation to see what you will post next.

i like this misty athmosphere..
magnificent view

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  • aljawad (261)
  • [2006-03-01 12:11]

Great shot !

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-03-01 14:16]

Hi Chris,
Very nice shot!
Beautifully composed with warm colour and soft lighting,
perfect exposure and nicely framed.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-03-01 15:11]

Hello Cris ,This is a beautifull photo good athmosphere light and pov ,very nice ,Greeting Teunie

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-03-01 16:09]

Hi Chris, this shot is amazing. I love the atmosphere and lighting you have captured here. Excellent composition one of my favourites. TFS.

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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2006-03-01 16:57]

Wonderful light that creates a magical atmosphere. Nice classical composition that works very well here, with the bench strategically placed on a third and diagonal lines of the branches and rays of sunlight providing pointers too it.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2006-03-01 22:27]

Hola Chirs.- Estoy viendo tu foto, y creo que es exelente., Se siente una paz y una gran tranquilidad cuando la observo. Te felicito. Luis52

Awesome image, Chris!!!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-03-02 13:50]

Chris, the capture is really great.

I do enjoy mood and sharpness.

Excellent lighting in this very pleasing image.

Fabulous moody shot Chris,exellent shafts of light and colours.

Hello Chris!
Beautiful!! Wonderfull colors and composition! Excellent view!

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-03-08 9:25]

Hi Chris.
Beutiful atmosphere in this photo.Excellent composition and exposure.

simple place very nice shown, I like it, I can feel how quiet and green this place is:)

Hi Chris, wonderful image, you should be proud of it. Great sense of perspective and early morning wistfulness. Beautiful. Very well done :)

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  • Remig Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 0 N: 16] (133)
  • [2006-03-25 15:07]

Outstanding shot. Lots of mood and subdued color. Misty but with good clarity. Did you soften it at all in PP?

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2006-04-07 15:51]

Beautifull light you got here. Exposure is well mastered. Nice vertical compostion with a lot of depht created by the fog (or dust).

Splendid image and TFS.

Lovely soft and golden tones.
(I am not sure if it suits TN either - if it gets transfered, let me know and I will comment again on TE or TL)

A very fantastic shot with pastel colors. Good POV & composition.TFS.

For me, best photo ever!

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  • TBW Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 28 N: 200] (846)
  • [2006-08-16 14:02]

Beautiful lighting and colours! I like this photo very much, you`ve done a great job with this one!


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  • yllen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 230 W: 0 N: 16] (641)
  • [2006-08-31 20:52]

Hola Chris:
Magnìfica toma. La luz difusa le da un aire de paz y tranquilidad y una extrema belleza. Felicitaciones.
Saludos desde Argentina.

You don't need more gushing praise, but I'm going to have to deprive you of ANY criticism. It hits you with wonder and beauty immediately...and then you don't want to let the image leave.

Un photo tres belle.

Lovely, tranquil photo. It most certainly does belong here. I find myself longing to sit on that bench and just let the quiet beauty soak into me. TFS.

It's a dream.

It's Peacefully image!
It makes me wish I could be there right now...
I loved the atmosphere given by this almost monochromatic scene!

Voilà une photo magique..
J'aime cette atmosphère soulignée par cette belle lumière.
J'irai bien m'y installer sur ce banc....;-)
Merci pour le partage.

Great image with lots of mood. The vertical format and angles of dark tree trunks add a sense of drama to the image, while the misty lighting combined with the softness and subtle tones of the foliage provide a sense of peace and tranquility. The placement of the seat is perfect!

I find my eye is somewhat dragged to the bright white area at the top of the image so a crop to remove this would add more visual impact to the image. If you want to retain some of the curved branch in the top right corner then just remove half the bright white area.

A lovely serene image. Well done. TFS :)


Beautiful picture. I like the way the trees in the background are half visible to detail. Very well framed as well. Nice take. TFS Chris

Hi Chris, I love the tranquility this picture has. you have captured it well.I can see why you appreciate it. Well done.

Regards Maree

Exquisite photo!! The soft warm tones, the colours, soft lighting of sunrays penetrating through holes in the canopy, all produce a delightful image. Great composition. The sunrays falling on the seat look beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

That's superb. You've really used the conditions well, love the sun ray on the bench. Brilliant.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2008-12-30 6:05]

uau! foarte frumos!
imi place lumina si atmosfera!

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