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Copyright: Valerie FOSSE (valy67) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Canon 350D, Canon EF 18mm-55mm f/3.5 - f/5.6
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-11-29 12:55
Viewed: 4329
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I shot this picture in a beautiful forest of chestnut trees, near the village where y grand-mother lives. Of course there are lots of chestnuts here, you could spend a whole day here without being able to get them all. But there are also lots of mushrooms in this forest, from all shapes and colors - huge and delicious boletus are growing here. Some weeks ago I filled a bucket with only 5 mushrooms, they were so big ! :-)

Autumn is my favourite season, I love the foggy atmosphere in the mornings and the wonderful colors of the trees, gold, red, brown... Even if it means that winter is close, it remains for for me the most beautiful time of the year.

I wanted to post an autumn picture in my gallery before the first snow falls, so here it is.

The picture was shot early in the morning, there was very few light and the countryside was covered by a dense layer of fog unfortunately there was no fog in the forest...

I just want to add that it is my birthday today, I am now 22 years old and to celebrate it I had a particularly stressful day at work ! :-) I'm glad I have some free time to spend on TN, now, among the many friends I met here...

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-11-29 13:09]

Hi Valerie.
This is very nice shot.Also like this season.I like your capture morning autumn atmospheres in forest.Very nice composition with interesting lower POV.Pretty autumnal colours.
Thank you for sharing and if can I so I wish you everything best to birthday.

Greetings Milos

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Salut Valerie,
What a beautiful photo of a beatufiul forrest. Your low POV is really good and gives the feeling of being around huge trees. The hazy look in the distance gives it an even better view. Lovely colors and perfect sharpness and depth. Just a small nit, a crop on the left would have been better, now you got a partial tree.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-11-29 14:01]

Hi Valerie,
Happy birtday dear friend! You know your regions quite well and have a good sensibility for this kind of landscape. Beautiful colors, composition, light and -of course- forest.

Best regards,
José M.

This is nice Valerie. I think in a situation like this, where the sky is going to cause OE one might consider getting more foreground and less treetops and sky. I can see lots of possible compositions here with the great autumn leaves and the yellow misty trees in the BG.

Evelynn : )

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-11-29 14:47]

Lovely autumnal scene. Excellent colours and a lovely composition



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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-11-29 15:01]

Hermosa representación de tu otoño Valerie con bellos colores, un encantador punto de vista en conjunto con el atinado encuadre que elegiste para su publicación.
Me gusta el degradado de la iluminación hacia la parte superior de la imagen.
Gracias y hasta la próxima... Ricardo

Belle représentation de ton automne Valerie avec belles couleurs, un ravissant point de vue avec le trouvé cadrage que tu choisis pour sa publication.
Il me plaît celui dégradé de l'illumination vers la partie supérieure de l'image.
Merci et jusqu'à la prochaine... Ricardo

Lovely capture Valerie, the setting has a peace and tranquility about it. Love the carpet of Autumn leaves and the soft light through the trees. well done..

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-11-29 15:42]

Hi Valerie and a HUGE HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! May all your wishes come true and may you someday win a big prize for your photography (i know you would want that) :)
This is a very beautiful view over this lovely and thick forest. I'm sure that besides those big mushrooms you mention there are also a lot of lovely animals just waiting for you to take their picture :)
Anyway, i really like the POV and DOF here, the misty atmosphere and the great tones and colors, typical for this superb season. (i like fall very much, too)
Graet work!

Bravo and TFS

Hola Valery,
Bonita imagen del bosque con sus colores otoñales. La luz suave es muy hermosa, le sienta bien al paisaje. Saludos

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-11-29 15:59]

Hola Valerie, bonitos colores, y agradable composición... saludos

beautiful photo...love the soft color of the background against the bright color of the fallen leaves...always love shots of the forest...nicely done.. TFS

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-11-29 17:40]

Bonjour Valerie,
Excellent use of light and shadows. The fall colors and the mist gives this composition a very nice ambiance. This brings back memories, each autumn my father would go in the woods to collect chestnuts.

Hi Valerie,
Happy Birthday.
Beautiful forest to spend a day wandering. You show the place well. I like the perspective of this vast forest. Also the misty morning and sunshine through dense trees.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2006-11-29 21:58]

I am such a sucker for forest shots and autumnal scenes are so romantic -- great composition.
Lovely colours and details


great job,
peaceful looking landscape,
love the mist,


Hello Valerie,
This is one of my favourite subjects, forest in backlight!
I have been doing my best all summer, regretfully I didn't come up with anything near this fine capture...
Wonderful colours and great details, the contrasty trunks over the carpet of autumn leaves are simply amazing!
Pablo -

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-11-30 4:02]

I see your nice autumn picture with great pleasure. Perfect POV and exact DOF. Delicate and clear colours. Beautiful passage from dark tones to lights. Nice composition and very good presentation. You really managed to reflect the autumn mood. My compliments, happy birthday and best wishes.

Hi dear Valerie ,
excellent shot from fall.
very good sharpness and beautiful colors.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-11-30 6:39]

Happy birthday Valerie,
Your post is wonderful.POV,framing,autumn colors and composition are excellent.

Hello Valerie,

excellent autum colors, nice bg for the details on the trees are spot on excellent details, nice work

TFS kyle

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-11-30 8:43]

Bonjour Valerie!

Happy Birthday my friend!

Very moody picture. French autumn looks exactly the same like Polish :-) Lovely POV, composition made from dry leaves and trees full of colours, especially on BG. I like it very much!

Comme vous voyez, je traite de tous sujet qui ne sont pas l’automne, comme d'habitude je traiterais ce sujet en retard par rapport à vous. Votre photo est superbe ce tapis de feuilles rousses est extra, et il en restent encore sur les arbres. Très beau cadre d’automne.

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  • NellyD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 445] (1783)
  • [2006-11-30 10:28]

Hi Valerie,

Happy birthday!
You've made a very lovely autumn shot here.
Beautiful colours, good composition and details.


Salut valérie
Il est très joli ton payasage d'automne avec ses belles couleurs et sa belle composition
J'espère que ce n'est pas toi qui ramasse toutes ces feuilles
Merci et au revoir....JP
Les sourires demain

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-12-01 9:12]

hello valerie
here is beautiful forest photo with autumnal colours. i like perspective, using of light and flash in your photo. composition, point of view, colours, details and note are great

Une tres belle compo, c'et tout a fait l'automne que j'imagine...Un regal et bravo!

Hi Valerie,
Beautiful colorful forest. We have wonderful colors all year round, each season with its own special beauty. Autumn is the golden beauty such as you demonstrate here.
Congratulations for your 22nd birthday and for this great photo.

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  • KaFi (5)
  • [2007-04-07 9:19]

this is wonderful..i'd like to roll over the leaves on te ground...;-)

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-04-05 11:51]

I dont like autumn for sadding me but thanks to your wonderful photo I will like autumn
Colour very nice and good composition

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-01-10 4:06]

Hi Valerie,
thanks for your useful critique and I really appreciate you view on the millipedes shot.
This forest autumn looks is very captivating with soft pestel colours. I like the effect it gives so calm and peaceful. the graphical presentation is very impressive and the colours is very pleasant.
Well composed and well thought shot.


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