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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: 2005-09-17
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Fuji Finepix S2 pro, AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-04 5:51
Viewed: 2905
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sometimes...in all seasons...when I work too hard on "things" which take up my physical body strength and my mental strength, I would put it all out of my mind and get in my rig, drive up the primitive road about 5 miles to a place we called "Kompan Road". I was perhaps one of maybe 3 people who ever used this road. It is on another primitive road...way up in the wilderness and off of the main primitive road which nobody really uses anyway. And I turned on my radio and sat there with a beer, maybe two...and my engine off of course...and gazed down on my valley and the mountains on the other side of the valley.

From my parked location an occasional animal would cross my path. It could have been anything...from large eagles to small coyotes...and black bear among a random few cougar...anything could happen at any time...For the most part all I did was gaze across from my mountain perch to the next one. At the time I took this picture the sun had set already and light from dusk was leaving fast...but I clung on...I really had to go and help my wife with dinner...which was a family affair.. And before I left I took this picture of the mountains on the other side...that is where my first cabin was built...somewhere on one of those mountains...as if I didn't know...it is just over the first long ridge, below by 3000 feet the highest mountain in the left.

The mountain is a no name and is just north of Mt Leona which stands well above 6000 feet. Both were volcanic at one time...but we are talking thousands of years ago.,,.not even call dormant now...they are the remnants of the original Cascadian subduction zone...before names and. boundaries.....so I get behind the wheel and drive back down for dinner and bed...that quick...I am asleep...

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-12-04 5:55]

Hi Bob

I love this type of photograph - it reminds my of the fashion in the mid late 70's - before the 'thoughts' were put on as well. Beautiful saturated colours and wonderful composition.


PS I sent you an email about scanning.

hello bob,

you really know how to enjoy the beauty of nature, i feel sad when i could not go through your notes due to lack of time and very delighted when i read them all as they present a very different look to your already beautiful image.

Its advisable to all of us that we should read the notes in great details to enjoy the total beauty of the shot and i think this is what makes you different from rest.

This is one of the beautiful dusk shot posted here, the the shadow and the light creates beautiful scene here, well composed shot, nice pov, excellent framing,

I hope that you reached in time for dinner. :-)

well done,

tfs & regards

"a quote for you"

I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in. ~George Washington Carver

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-12-04 6:03]

Hi Bob.
I am pleased to be next to your and your nice picture. The title reflects the mood which is created bi shot excellently. Dark colour palette is amazing. May be it is key point of the shot as well as the cute shapes of the trees and hills. My compliments and best regards.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-12-04 6:10]

Hi Bob!

First of all - very interesting note. This place must be beautifull. No - this place is beautifull as we see on your picture. Excellent mood! Majestic mountains on horizon, big trees, blue colours. I almost hear... silence. Really, really great work!

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-12-04 6:17]

I like landscapes when the picture looks like a set of layers with different colors or shades. Darknes could strengthen this effect and you captured it wonderful.

HI Bob fascinating composition with lovely silhouettes of great tree, splendid layers of mountains, I like a lot, ciao Silvio

Hi Bob,
I really like the layers of blue tones I see in the cascading BG of mountain ridges, and sky..The extreme WA composition is very effective in producing that mood of "quietude" you're after.
Well done!

Hello Bob
If I am honest I am wasting breath and time saying anything about this..I shall just sit and contemplate.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-12-04 7:51]

Hello Bob,
This is the sort of capture I'd love to take one day - I tried to capture the Blue Mountains in Australia but they didn't turn out nearly as blue and beautiful as this. I suppose my timing was wrong! This is sooo beautiful and I can imagine you sitting there enjoying life (and your beer)!
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-12-04 8:43]

Hi Bob, who needs filers when you get natures' palettes like this..what a mood...i also really like the way the shot is divided diagonally by the jagged treeline in half, with the tones of blue top left and the darkness bottom right...you're a man after my own heart.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-12-04 9:43]

Hello Bob,
Yes this image oozes tranquility: no wind, no disturbance, just a wonderful array of cone shapes both the mountain tops portrayed in various shades of blue together with the dark silhouetted trees.
Gives me peace of mind too...thanks

Hello Bob
What a wonderful scene you captured,
I really enjoy these beautiful colors and your great note,Superb shot.

Good Luck dear friend

Hello Bob,
This is a very beautiful landscape photo well captured with so much serene and peaceful mood!
real good pov in total sharpness, nice colouration and details
comes with a great notes to enjoy!
best regards

Hi Bob,
beautifully quiet scene. Now I see your title and see we agree.
Brings me there.

Hi Bob,

Stunning shot and a stunning note. The colours and the scenery are so tranquil - I feel more relaxed just looking at this on my screen.


ps: I've mailed you regarding the gull shot.

Subtle color changes and shadows have created an amazing scene here. Just beautiful!
I want to be there.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2007-12-04 18:52]

Bonsoir Bob, it looks just like the way you describe you felt in front of such beauty. Wow. Thank you!


Your caption says it all, Bob.
The hills and mountains seen over the shoulders of pines in the foreground look magical with those layers of diffused light segregating them.
The overall blue tone of the landscape lends it a mystical touch.
Thanks for soothing my mind and spirit with this powerful image.
Thanks also for your kind words on my 500th post.

Hello Bob,
A wonderful atmosphere!
Excellent feeling of depth!
A well composed panorama!
Pablo -

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-12-05 0:03]

Hi Bob,
Just acknowledging this wonderful shot from you. Sorry, absolutely tied up with an urgent assignment hence forced to do a short-work.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-12-05 1:12]

What a marvellous shot!!! A most beautiful landscape with those blue colors and the trees siluetted against such beautiful bg.
Magnificent job and interesting note.
Congratulations and TFS

PT :)

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-12-05 1:15]

Very atmospheric shot Bob!
The twilight lighting is wonderful!
I love all the different shades of blue :)
Very well done,

Hi Bob!

In fact, your title says all what is to be said about your picture. I just would like to add that I would appreciate to be able to spend a moment in such a peaceful place. Now, I look at your picture and try to find that quietude through your picture.

Thanks for this!


Hello Bob,
It is a true paint!
Wonderful landscape!
Splendid composition... super original!
Excellent POV and DOV.
Picture very well worked!
Josť Roberto

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-12-05 5:16]

Isn't it a fine one !?! Thanks bob for this great composition with that magical light. The hues of blue are incredible. Great note as always, thanks !


Namastay Bob,
And this is also another oil painting (million dollar). Soooo much blue hues here and I like blue very much. Thanks a lot for sharing this beautiful master piece.


You NEVER cease to AMAZE me, Bob.
Have an image with similar colours that I wish to share with you.
This one of yours is OUTSTANDINGLY great!!!
Your notes are FAR OUT.
Very, "VERY" warm regards from the COLD.
??? Guess who.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-12-05 15:52]

Stunning tones and shades here, bob!
One of your very best


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-12-05 18:00]

Hello Bob,
Smashing composition, this is Just heavenly Bob. You and I must talk sometime at length about your cabin in the mountains.
You seem to have lived the life I always dreamed of and maybe I could learn what is was like through you.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-12-05 20:06]

Hello Bob

Wow this is so artistic and beautiful!
This is exquisite.
The many layers are superb.
The foreground silhouettes are beautiful and well composed,they frame the other layers wonderfully.
The mountains are beautiful and the various shades of blue are vibrant.
The overall piece is atmospheric and evocative.
A jewel.


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  • tiklod Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 290 W: 74 N: 875] (3397)
  • [2007-12-06 14:06]

Hello Bob,
EXCELLENT DOF who makes appreciate this excellent shot. A GREAT DREAMING SHOT!
Best regards,


Hi Bob,

A good POV of the forest and of the mountains, the photo has a good composition, DOF and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


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