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"It's Not Easy Being Green"

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Copyright: Evelynn Smith (Evelynn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2025 W: 741 N: 3285] (14454)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-04
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ20
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-03-05 18:06
Viewed: 3592
Points: 17
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Title is quoted from The Muppets, Kermit, the Frog. : )

I took this yesterday on a hike in the Historic Columbia River Gorge...along the final leg of the route of the Louis and Clark 1805 expedition. This is Multnomuh Creek which flows down numerous cascades till its final 640 foot drop to the Columbia River. We hiked to the top of the gorge and followed its journey all the way down.

The title refers to my comment the other day on the difficulty of taking photographs in a rain forest...Most everything is green with the possible exception of a few rocks, and water. Fall colors and spring rhododendrons can provide an occasional break.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-03-05 18:15]

Hi Evelynn
Well spotted and well presented with that fitting border.
Your composition is great and looking at your notes it seems like you really managed to convey the fastness and sense of size of the area through this shot.
Your title is very appt to describe this green scene. Colours are well saturated, DOF is excellent, and exposure levels were well handled.
Great work and TFS.

I enjoy movement, gives the forest life, well done.


Hello Evelynn,
Nice and well composed green scene, and water shining added some contrast here.
TFS and best wishes,

  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-03-06 3:07]

A lovely scene, Evelynn. : )
Well you certainly managed to break up the monopoly and monotony of the rainforest. This shot is full of movement and light and textures and shades of green. Good eye on spotting this delightful composition. I really like your border. The thin yellow line seems to light up the setting. TFS. : )

Hi Evelynn,
Great green photo. That's how I remember Hoh Rainforest as well. Its all green!! Beautiful POV great light and exposure.

Bonsoir Evelynn
C'est un très jolie paysage forestier que tu nous envoies , les détails sont très intéressants. les couleurs jannes ,vertes et grises s'harmonisent bien.
Bravo et merci....JP

You certainly have an eye for a good photograph....I came in and saw your gallery via your Anchovy post and your thumbnails look very impressive. However, a lot of your images are quite soft. Maybe you just need to sharpen them after re-sizing them for TN, or maybe they are already soft, I don't know. Anyway, Nice, photo even if it's very soft.

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  • partha (54)
  • [2006-05-01 15:48]

Green speciaaly deep green is always soothing to eyes.Your shot give me the soothing effect to my eyes.cant u show more at the bottom portion of the water full of life?
Thanks for commenting of my photograph.
Its inspiring.

TRES jolie vue de foret.
le contraste des 3 couleurs principales s'harmonisent très bien ensemble. beau travail.
félicitations et amitiés

Hi Evelynn,
I just found this photo as it was featured on your profile page.
Its just the kind of shot (and environment) I like the best ... a green mossy forest.
You've managed to bring out the geens nicely.
The image does look a little soft but that is just the result of low light levels.
I take a lot of shots in forests so I know the difficulties one faces.
(I have just bought the Panasonic Lumix FZ8 having previously used the FZ2 then the FZ5 ... I tried a Canon S5IS briefly,but I'm going back to a Lumix)

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