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Field of lodgepole Pine

Field of lodgepole Pine
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Copyright: Robert Shannon Sr (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-26
Categories: Trees
Camera: Nikon D50, SIGMA 28-70mm 1:2.8-4 DG
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-30 6:43
Viewed: 3123
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These are Pine Trees re-populated decades ago on the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge.

The overall goal of the refuge biological program is to provide management staff with the information on native plants, animals and their habitats needed to assure that both federal trust resources (threatened and endangered species and migratory birds) and the biodiversity of the refuge is protected and maintained and the public is educated with regards to their value.

I am getting "better". My back is fully healed after its break 4 years ago. I could probably walk from the point of this shot to the last visible Pine. It is rougher than cement but it is not what I was so used to day after day after day in the wilderness. I climbed regularly up an down mountains which appeared about the same as this. And I wonder if I will truly ever go back. Tom Wolfe wrote you can never go home. Old Chinese proverbs and Taoist sayings tell me the same in one cannot step into the same river. Yet these pines are a deep memory and are as addicting to me as the worst of drugs to a drug user on the streets of a big city. But I do still live and breath and I am able to share this picture with you and I am able to tell you how it makes me feel, both in its goodness and on its drawing me into the woods deeper.

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A wonderful capture...you created a real depth in the scene...a feeling of distance and expanse. Wonderful!

hello bob,
beautiful capture of the forest, the pine trees with all the details of the bark look great, well composed shot, very nice pov making the picture a 3 d,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-10-30 8:03]

The textures here are fabulous!
Great colours and composition too

And I loved the videos! Thanks for those


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-10-30 8:15]

This is such a well composed shot!!
The POV is also excellent.
Great detail and texture especially on the tree-trunks.
Very sharp aswell.
Very nice lighting.
I'm glad you liked my photo for you ;)
Well done Bob,

Dear Bob
I'm very happy you're getting better, Great news :o)
Perfect composition,exposure and POV,Welldone.
Superb shot,Welldone.

Hope you can climb up mountains again

Hi Bob, fascinating forest, beautiful composition with great colors and excellent perspective, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-10-30 10:17]

Hi Bob. A good picture of the woods with all the Pine trees. good detail in the bark and natural colours. my eyes are drawn into the woods. well done TFS. good notes too.

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-10-30 11:29]

I like your forest, Bob!
It's great to breath pine's air... Nice picture!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-10-30 13:34]

Hello Bob ! Great composition from a pro ! It looks like a painting. Well done again !


hello Bob

from your photo wath i like most is the POV
and the perspective effect in the image



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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-10-30 16:41]
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Hi Bob,

The feeling of depth in this picture is amazing. Looking at it makes me wish I could walk thru this field. A far cry from what I see on a daily basis here. Wonderful natural colors and composition.


I love this. There seems to be a natural line between the trees, almost like a path. There's a real feeling of being far away and one of being up close. The bark is texturized which adds a whole new layer to this. I also love the composition the contrasting colors. Nicely captured...almost like I'd see on a doctor's wall.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-10-30 23:54]


Lovely composition with great contrasring colours and forms. The image is a little grainy on my screen, but that adds to the effect in my opinion.


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  • kessi Gold Star Critiquer [C: 80 W: 5 N: 74] (221)
  • [2007-10-31 3:10]

Hi Bob,
Wow, stunning composition....it looks like a wondeful painting...those various shades of colours and the textures of the trees and grass harmonising so naturaly.....I can see why it calls to you.

best wishes

Hi Bob.
Looks like a painting, beautiful image. Wonderful composition leading you all the way to the end of the pines and the placement of the foreground pines for detail.
Beautifully done,


Hi Bob,

Nice image here where the composition isn't in the foliage and branches, but closer to earth. The subdued colours and light here are very effective - I sense the current fashion for wacking up the saturation levels is being replaced by a tendancy for more subdued and subtle tones, which I think is great. I'd love to get lost in these woods, and I know a few people who'd love to see me lost there too!

Kind regards,


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-10-31 19:44]

Hola Sr. Bob.- Los bosques naturales siempre han sido muy hermosos para mi. Me agrada la fina composicion que hoy nos presentas aqui.
Un saludo y un fuerte abrazo desde Mexico. Luis52.

Hi Bob,
Great perspective effect. Good details on trees. DOF is excellent.
Bravo et merci!


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-01 9:13]

Hello Bob

Th eshot has a lovely almost orderly appearance to it.
The colours are rich and well saturated.The lighting is well done.
The shot is balanced and well composed.
Very good POV and DOF.
It looks like a wonderful place.


Hello Bob.
This is very nice. I like the way you only included the trunks of the trees, fading off into the distance. I like the simplicity and solitude. Well done. Best wishes.


Nice shot that weirdly reminds me of miss spent teenage years.

Where I grew up the local forest was cut down for the war effort so looks very much like this. It seems formulaic until you delve down further and see what the creatures turn it into.

Good work my friend.


Hi Bob,

A nice image of the pine trees, the photo has a good composition, sharpness and nice colors. thanks for sharing.


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