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Ancient Forest

Ancient Forest
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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-09 13:06
Viewed: 7490
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 42
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Ancient Forest

Came upon an ancient forest
A guiding power had led me there
Walking through the mystic forest
The legend, tale of times gone by.

Once it’s whisper in the black night
Reflection deep in wooded lands
A floating mist that circles shadows
A legend, tale of times gone by.

Giant trees are are falling night and day
For many years and ages past
Will they ever share the answer
Of legend, tales, and times gone by?

Walking through the mystic forest.....
I’m walking through the mystic forest....


Robin of Sherwood with Michael Pread/Jason Connery is for me still best TV serie about Robin Hood. It has got best mystical mood and probably best shots of dense forest ever created. And of course fantastic music by Clannad. My today's picture is little tribute to this great movie.

Silke, tiklod, cedryk, LordPotty, Jamesp, cataclysta, Heaven, Frieda, Janice, scottevers7, Alex99 has marked this note useful
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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2007-10-09 13:12]

HI Greg, thanks for scharing this post with such an atmosphere, a friend just asked me to catch this light with a hand full of seeds, so I was wondering what would be the best time..

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2007-10-09 15:31]

Very nice how you captured the light rays shining through the woods. Good work and a nice composition!

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  • tiklod Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 290 W: 74 N: 875] (3397)
  • [2007-10-09 16:16]

Hi Grzegorz,
WOW EXCELLENT COMPOSITION. The light ray is really wonderful!!!! Colours and details are just right on!


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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-10-09 17:39]

No co prawda to prawda :-) Jesli o serial chodzi oczywiscie. Czy sposrod drzew wynurzy sie Hern i stanie w sumdze swiatla. Ktoz wie...

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-10-09 19:24]

Hola Grag. Exelente y fina foto. Muy hermosa. Saludos Luis52.

A nice moody shot of the forest Greg.
It would have been better if you could somehow have avoided getting the lawn in.
The trees and light are great,but the lawn just looks a bit too 'straight' and civilised.
Maybe if you got down really low on the ground you could still get the tree trunk all in and miss out the lawn, if you wanted too ... I mean, it is a nice lawn, as lawns go, but it kind of robs the shot of its true 'mystical' mood.
(Sorry to be so picky ... I guess I'm just so used to real wildernesses that I notice it more)
Still a really nice shot though,
Well dung :)

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-10-09 23:05]

Hi Grezgorz

Lovely composition - the shafts of light combined with the rich colours are really effective.


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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-10-09 23:50]

Great capture! It realy look mystic

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  • jlynx Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 87 W: 7 N: 46] (455)
  • [2007-10-10 0:16]

Ostre swiatło przechodz±ce przez konary drzew, troche pary wodnej w powietrzu, odpowiednie ustawienie i można by powiedzieć, że zdjęcie gotowe z efektem jak tutaj. To tylko treoria gdyz praktyka znacznie komplikuje problem i tylko nieliczni łapi± promienie słoneczne tak jak Ty. Bardzo nastrojowe, bardzo jesienne.
Pozdrawiam serdecznie,

Czesc Grzesiu
Poza debiutem moje ulubiona plyta Clannad :-) Oczywiscie serial tez kiedys ogladalem :-)Zdjecie pasuje do tego tekstu i charakteru muzyki swietnie. Piekne swiatlo, magiczna aura.

This capture of the rays is wonderful!
I like a lot the atmosphere of your pic and the note too..!
Very well done


Hi Grzegorz!

You are too humble: your picture is a great tribute to the above mentioned movie, absolutely at the level of it. The composition with the dark shape of the tree and the lightfall at the right spot is superb. Moreover, you have perfectly created and underlined the mystic aspect. The picture is also well accompanied by the literary style of your notes.

A great piece of art...

Kind regards



nice job,
thanks for sharing this,
nice job,


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  • Frieda (4)
  • [2007-10-10 6:45]

Hallo Grzegorz,
Dank voor de mooie foto en gedicht!
groeten, Frieda

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-10-10 7:18]

A fabulously artistic posting! I love the light you have captured here! The contrasts and colours are rich and deep

Wonderful composition with amazing colours and silhouettes. Wonderful and romantic view.
Best wishes,

Hi Greg,
a wonderful quiet atmosphere and we can see every single ray so well, I like it, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-10-10 15:41]

Another early morning special image Greg... The low light coming through the trees is beautiful

Hi Greg,
Amazing atmosphere created by the shafts of light filtering thru the trees. I really like your composition here. Oh, and I love Robin Hood!

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-10-11 3:48]

Hi Greg

Another very moody landscape here from you with an aim on the effects of the light in a thick forest. Nice parallel with the old Robin Hood movie :)
I really love your exposure here as well as the geometry of the entire composition: the sun rays diagonally passing through the frame while the parallel vertical trees are in the back.
Superb work!

Bravo and TFS

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-10-18 10:52]

Hi Grzegorz.
You managed to create a charming autumn poem. Amazing use of sun light and beams, impressive shadows and dumped up colours. Composition of the picture is superb too. Bravo and thanks for sharing so art work.

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