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Four Trees Four Seasons - Autumn

Four Trees Four Seasons - Autumn
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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: 2007-10-08
Categories: Trees
Camera: Nikon D50, AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Joe's Favourites 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-09 6:40
Viewed: 4075
Points: 45
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Upper left Silver Maple-Upper Right is Red Oak
Lower left is Red Maple and Lower right Locust Tree ID?

It was a slow day and I had the time to wander the dusty backroads. So many sights to see in fall and if one doesn't catch them quickly, a rain or windy day will take it way in the blink of an eye. For the most part, it is eye candy I use the word eye candy for pictures which cannot be truly captured, only things which can be seen in person...in a moment of space and time. Life is like that.

I cannot imagine how we came to love this season, considering how we were raised as children. In my world as well as my wife's, as kids we were to rake the leave's after they fall. Sometimes this could mean 2-3 weeks of raking. Now back when I was an only child living in a remote wilderness section of Ohio, we could jump in the leafs...and later when the pile became large enough...my father would light the pile on fire. We sat around near the fire as it burned and smell the smell which only dried leaves can give off. It was one sign of the end of fall and the coming of the higher Holidays in both Episcopalian and Catholic Churches. It marked a time closing in on to the Octave of Christmas....It was time for grand music written by baroque composers....and candles suddenly appear from cupboards...which we lit as if to expect some visitor in the cold forested night. My father sat quietly by the fireplace smoking his pipe...until my eyes could not longer stay open. I went to bed with thoughts and smells still with me. This was and is a season of glory in nature which has a profound effect on some....

My mind thinks ahead. If we are to have a goose for Xmas as was done in the original Scrooge of decades ago, then this would be the time...For squirrels fall is collecting nuts and foods for winter. So why not for humans as well....Although I dislike killing for the sake of sport, I do enjoy a fine celebration of the Holidays to come. And in this area it means preparing now for the harsh months to some. Soon there will be few days to take pictures. Everything will be white and snow covered...and so it is...four trees...four seasons....

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To Silke: That's iteqshannon 1 10-09 11:01
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Wonderful collection of shots...each so uniquely beautiful. Stunning colors, beautiful sunlight!

Hi Bob,
it's great to see your autumn/fall pictures.
Beautiful colours and very nice lighting as usual.
I abut envious, this autumn almost all the leaves are gone
from the trees because of lot's a hard winds the whole september.
Beautiful work.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-10-09 8:13]

Just like I said before... I absolutely love the golden colours of autumn. This photo is perfect for that, every shade of gold. This has gone straight to my favourites theme :)
+++ Incredible colours and perfect lighting to show them off. Very sharp in each shot. Excellent frame.
--- Nothing :)
Well done Bob,

Nice tiles!

Hello Bob,
This is a lovely composition of four different colour version of Autumn, they are all beautifully captured with good clarity, vivid colour and very details
thanks for sharing and the wonderful notes

hello bob,
beautiful comilation of colourful shots presenting us the colours of autumn, this is typically a bob shanon shot, the lighting is lovely, nicely composed shot,
well done once again,
tfs & regards

Beautiful piece of photography. This reminds me of the song written and sung by the "5 for Fighting". We are here 'but a moment'. Why do we fight and kill each other? We are going to take that journey anyway.
Happy aniversary.
Love to you both,
Mario & Bernardete.

Hi Bob
Great idea. For different rees in the autumn. Very intersting presentation, nice yellow and red colors and good sharpness
Best wishes

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-10-09 10:44]
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could the unidentified one be a locust, Bob?

Brilliant collage of the four different trees in autumn dress.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-10-09 12:07]

Hi Bob. The four pictures tonight are fantastic, so much colour.the golds and reds. nature can be so beautiful if only we find the time to look. well layed out in the frame. with your interesting notes. well done TFS.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-10-09 13:23]

Great montage Bob ! 4 very good pictures of the forest in the fall. Lovely compositions and colors, very good exposures and contrasts. Well done ! Great note too ! Merci mon ami !

Hi Bob,

A rare treat; four for the price of one. I could have looked at each one of these and known immediately who'd taken them. It's that eye for a picture when all around you see nothing but leaves and branches. It's that sixth sence, where eye and mind come together seamlessly and see what the rest of cannot see. However, the image works even better that the sum of its parts, with well chosen and well positioned components. Still only one smiley though :-D :-D :-D

Kind regards,


Hi Bob,
Love it!! What a beautiful collage of photos. I love fall all the pretty colors, each one of these is amazing all by its self but together..nice idea!! TFS

salut Bob

superbe photomontage de l'autmone vu par 4 arbres différents,
c'est celui du Upper Right »»»» Red Oak que j'aime le plus



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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-10-09 19:29]

Hola Sr. Bob. Muy bella la composicion de las cuatro estaciones que componen esta postal. Exelente Amigo Bob. Saludos desde el sur. Luis52.

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-10-09 22:51]

Une belle idée de présentation. Qule feu de la nature !
Bonne journée.

Hello Bob,
Nice composition of autumn colors, very well done

Hi Bob, great collage with splendid autumnal colors, lovely composition, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-10-10 21:25]

Hi Bob,
Just marking this shot for a proper critique later. Facing acute internet problems hence doing a quick job. Sorry.

Nice set to show the natur.

Hi Bob,
An excellent collage of color showing the different leaves. Very well done with an great note.


Hi Bob,
Excellent «montage»! Very nice pictures of each of them. Colours are very beautiful. Automn is really my favorite season. Colours and smells are delightful!


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-10-13 7:13]

Hi Bob

This is a very beautiful collage of what autumn looks like there. I must say that all those colors and that terrific contrast with the darker branches is very eye-catchy :)
Here, unfortunately, fall has come with a lot of rain and bad weather for shooting...but i'm certain that sunny days will come and i might have some chances for some autumnal landscapes.
Anyway, back to your photos, i really like the way you positioned them in the presentation: red on one diagonal and yellow-ish on the other one.
Wonderful work!

Bravo and TFS

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