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Light & Shade

Light & Shade
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Copyright: Goldy RS (goldyrs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 974 W: 51 N: 2913] (11497)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-20
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon S2 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-07 19:59
Viewed: 3440
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was alone with my camera here, trekking, clicking photographs...This is Ram Sir's homeland, quiet, serene. But suddenly. got reminded of the woods back home, in Kumoun, with its big cats(Tigers & Leopards) and bears!And I got spooked!I had walked quite some distance, and then Kirti decides to walk off, since he's more into trekking than I am.For me it was more photography!
So there I was, all alone, lost!
I sat there, clicked some shots, and thought sad thoughts!And then I told my self, learn to kick your own self, if needed!So I thought of poetry, and this is what came to my mind first, Stillness by Rabindranath Tagore

Stillness soars as a mountain peak,

Seeking its greatness in height.

Movement stops in a silent lake,

Seeking in depth its limit.


The fish in the water is silent,

the animals on the earth is noisy,

the bird in the air is singing.

But man has in him the silence of the sea,

the noise of the earth

and the music of the air.


There is a point where in the mystery of

existence contradictions meet;

where movement is not all movement

and stillness is not all stillness;

where the idea and the form,

the within and the without, are united;

where infinite becomes finite,

yet not losing its infinity.

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You are one heavy thinker for someone who takes simple images and morphs them. Perhaps it is best this way. It is you. I find your images alone intriguing enough, but when you get philosophical in words and ancient rhymes of other times...it is enthralling.

hello goldy,
i too like shooting this kind of landscapes, liked the greenery and the effects of light, well composed and nice framing,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hi Goldy,

Beautiful words, beautiful landscape, Mother Nature at her best, just lovely, t.f.s
Cheer Rick :)

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-07-07 22:17]

Hi Goldy

Lovely shot - you have really captured the light and colour of this forest very well.


Hi Bro, Wonderful and fantastic landscape of a subforest. TFS. Have a nice day!


Hi Goldy,
A nice capture of this beautiful forest view. Good composition and light work. Hope your computer gets well soon. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-07-08 2:56]

Hi Goldy,
I liked the light, shadows, colors, POV and composition. TFS

Un'altra immagine di poetica atmosfera, un sentiero che ci immerge in questa bellissima foresta percorsa dai giochi di luce che s'infiltrano tra i rami, illuminandoci la via. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Hello Goldy,
well composed and beautiful shot with good lighting,note is intresting,
well done,

Hi Goldy,
Simple but effective comp with this "less traveled" looking path before us..
The prose is most fitting, "where infinite becomes finite, yet not losing its infinity". Thought provoking stuff my man :)
Nice exposure, detail, and colors.
Well done,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-07-08 8:42]

Hello Goldy,
This is just amazing and superb lighting. Great shot. Ganesh

hello Goldy

beautiful effect of lights and shade of this forest woods and underwoods,
with a fine POV at the level of the underwoods, TFS


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-07-08 10:28]

Hi Goldy,

I love your posts not only for the beautiful pictures but for your beautiful words. Your notes are always delightful to read. It's been a long time since I have walked thru the woods but this brings back many memories. Beautiful scene with the wonderful light and shadows.


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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-07-08 11:34]

I think the poem really represents the image as everything is not always what it seems, such a place is not really quiet and empty... you were alone but surrounded with life! Great picture Goldy, I really like the soft and beautiful effect there is in the leaves of the trees. The light is fantastic and to come up with that result is superb because I try to photograph in the woods but seem to have some problems between what I see and what comes out... whereas in this picture it seems true and natural, congratulations!


Hi Goldy, splendid forest with fantastic light and wonderful colors, very well done, ciao Silvio
PS best wishes for your computer

Hi Goldy, good play of light, interesting textures to this... well done and tfs. regards h

I love this kind of dappled light in a pine forest, Goldy.
The colours and contrasts in this picture are very well balanced.
TFS and all the best.

Beautiful composition and poem...I like the colours and lights....You very lucky to be there...I wish to been there myself....Thanks to share myfriend...Best wishes, Leyla

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-07-09 12:58]

Hello Goldy,
This is very beautiful, it could almost be from our pine forest here. I love the glimpses of light between the trees and the undulating ground. Beautiful colours and well composed. I like the poem too!
Many thanks and regards, lla

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-07-10 8:52]

Hi Goldy,
Lovely landscape from you again.I liked details on leaves and lighting a lot.
Thanks for posting.

Bonsoir Goldy
Merci pour ce splendide paysage.
j'aime beaucoup les couleurs et l'ambiance

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-07-13 11:00]

Hi Gold!

Thoughtful, romantic, frightening, intriguing, beautiful, lonesome... shall I go on? Together with your very valuable text a wonderful, deep posting that goes straight into my heart...

Kind regards


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