<< Previous Next >>

Deep in an Old Growth Forest

Deep in an Old Growth Forest
Photo Information
Copyright: Jan Smith (lovenature) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 987 W: 52 N: 1787] (6391)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-12
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon EFS 17-85 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-01 8:06
Viewed: 3420
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My 200th post

This image is dedicated to all my friends at TN who have helped me and given me support over the years. Thank you for all your suggestions, comments and critiques. I appreciate your honesty.
Here's to the next 200, Cheers!

This images shows better what an old growth forest should look like. Large diameter cedar and douglas fir trees. It also includes a stump which is slowly being decomposed and is home to new trees, shrubs and moss. I think if you were to dig down into the soil it would consist of decomposed trees, leaves, and sand.

I just loved this place near Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island.

Hand held

ubc64, bobair, Adanac, Jamesp has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Adanac: Hilovenature 1 09-02 10:46
To ubc64: Thanks Johnlovenature 1 09-01 09:35
To bobair: Thanks!lovenature 1 09-01 09:31
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

  • Great 
  • ubc64 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 21 N: 208] (789)
  • [2008-09-01 9:03]
  • [+]

Hi Janice,

I enjoyed looking at your 200th photo very much. The varieties and lushness of the growth shown in your image are quite incredible! I lived in Vancouver, many years ago. I used to go over to the Island from time to time. I have many fond memories of those visits. Your photo reminds me of another area I experienced also -- the Olympic Peninsula. Some day, I hope to go back, so that I can spend some time just looking at trees (and taking a few photos, of course) in one of my favorite corners of the world. Thanks for sharing your lovely photo!


Hi Janice,
I like places such as this one you have photoed.Mosses and ferns, lichens and fungi of all sorts live in our forests and this capture shows some of that very well with the colour being spot-on and for such a slow shutter speed hand held at that, very clear and sharp focus.While you were there did see see any animals?I am back now and will be uploading some more goodies in the weeks to come and hope to look in on TN more often as I do miss it somewhat.A good photo with lots of eye appeal,well taken by you,Janice and thanks for sharing it with us all.One more thing,did you get snow overnight as it sure has been cold lately. Bob

Hi Janice. Congratulations on number #200! Yes this looks like the northwest rain forest... green on green on green. Often I find it difficult to photograph but you did well to find the stump and tree trunk as center of interest that breaks up the overall green patterns.

Evelynn : )

  • Great 
  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-09-01 22:41]

Hi Janice!

You have chosen a natural, wild and untouched spot for your 200th posting. I like the atmosphere very much and it remembers me large parts of our forests here. It's quite a difference if we humans intercede or if we let the nature untouched. I prefer this view here...

Kind regards


Hello Janice,
Congratulations on your 200th posting, what a beauty it is. We are living this as we speak. I wish I was better at landscapes.
PS any action on the horses?

  • Great 
  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-09-03 20:53]

Hi Janice

Congratulations on your 200th post. A superb, atmospheric shot - one could almost say 'an essay in greens'. Lovely work.


Hola Janice,
Esa foto está buenísima, me encanta como luce ese bosque, parece húmedo y tal vez frio, con una mágica luz suave. Es una hermosa vista

Calibration Check