Forest of Confused Monkeys
- rousettus (19818)
- [2008-12-30 17:40]
where were you my friend. I am pleasure you came back with a great landscape shot of Confused Monkeys Forest. Amazing beautiful scene. It is also great as a greeting card. I wish you and your family a Happy New Year. Thanks for sharing, best wishes
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-12-30 17:43]
Happy New Year world traveler!! A lovely scene from Chile with the beautiful volcano in the background. Wonderful trees and a pretty funny story of how they got their name. Enjoy the rest of your trip and I look forward to seeing lots of pictures when you get back.
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-12-30 17:51]
My friend...you are not as bad but getting close...as my other good friend Bobby Whittaker..the tour manager for REM who was on tour in Europe, Asia and SA for 8 months this year...but now he gets to be back in the snow in my wilderness....I was talking with his mother the other day...and I was surprised...she was traveling with Bobby Kennedy all the tour as they are close...and was there when Bobby was shot and at the hospital when he passed...so the family beyond her husband who was first to climb Everest for the US in the early 1960's....this all adds up to travel..Your the traveler..always were..always will be...but you shall not catch up to Bobby and if you do....I'll make sure to tell him he bought the right camera..I told him what you had and he flew to B&H to see it in person...like you and this image....there are few folks like you around!
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2008-12-30 18:20]
Happy New Year to you too, James!
I see you are in Chile at the moment. I envy your mobility all over the globe :).
Your picture of Monkey Puzzle trees with a volcanic mountain in the background gives a clear impression of the place. It is a bright and sunny atmosphere you have captured in this landscape. It must be the summer time there, I believe.
Enjoy your stay and show us some more pictures of this distant land.
- demeve (6165)
- [2008-12-30 18:37]
Great shot of familiar trees for me, we also find these trees
in Brazil. Great colors and composition.. Well done
- Adanac (21378)
- [2008-12-30 20:24]
Happy New Year to you my friend. What a wonderful scene you send us from Chile, so finely captured. Thank you James.
PS Why don't you ever take me with you.
- Wolfpower (1075)
- [2008-12-30 21:02]
Good eye for composition.
The unique trees are wonderful,but with the mountain range well placed in the back ground it really adds flair to this exotic looking shot.
The forest is a nice lush two tone of green and the foreground is so clear and uncluttered.
You can see the forest here ...despite the trees.
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2008-12-31 1:04]
Hi Brother James, have a great holiday in Chile and happy new year in all around. Wonderful landscape of CMF. THe shapes of the trees are also nice.
TFS and cheers,
- smitha (4409)
- [2008-12-31 1:30]
Happy New year to you too and enjoy your stay in Chile.:)
Your title left me confused at first. I was thinking where are the confused monkeys when I see only trees and a mountain at the back.But once I read the notes I understood the story behind your caption.Excellent shot. And very informative notes.
Thanks for the share,
- ferranjlloret (10340)
- [2008-12-31 3:03]
Excellent capture, very interesting doc of the forest of Araucaria Trees - Monkey Puzzle Trees
Happy New Year to you too!
- Dis. Ac. (24509)
- [2008-12-31 5:14]
So in Chile, you travlled a lot.
Nice picture from this Monkey trees.
Happy new year 2009.
- horia (16656)
- [2008-12-31 5:56]
All the best to you, too, my friend and may 2009 be at least as good photography year as 2008 was :) I again want to thank you for your more than generous gesture and i still retain hope that we'll have a chance to meet face to face one day so that i can shake your hand and perhaps even go shooting together :)
Nice to hear from you in Chile...i hope you are doing ok there.
This is another splendid presentation of an interesting side of the world. Leaving the great note aside a bit, i really want to say that i think this photo is also very aesthetic! The composition with the tall vertical trees that give away that big volcano in the BG - very well placed and 1/3 of the frame.
The colors of the short vegetation also bring some extra attention and contrast well with the ash from the immediate FG.
Wonderful work in all aspects, my friend!
Cheers, TFS and Happy New Year!
- mohaiminawang (2)
- [2008-12-31 7:41]
You bring a great landscape from Chile to us.Nice ornamental tree.Great natural colour and nice POV.You have the longest list of country including Malaysia, i realy proud. TFS.
Happy New Year
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-12-31 7:44]
and today we listen your voice from the continent South America !
beautiful landscape and tree shot, with a fine POV and DOF,
i love to see the beautiful mountain between the trees,
beautiful colour tones of the trees and the mountain and sky,
i would crop closer James, just to remove the ground
and let on the image only the trees and the background, TFS
Happy and Healthy New Year 2009
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-12-31 10:46]
Hi James. Firstly a very Happy New Year to you . I hope you are having a good time out in Chile. A beautiful looking landscape of the Forest leading up to the mountains. All with rich colours. well done TFS.
- joey (24909)
- [2009-01-01 14:16]
I hope you're having a great time in Chile and Happy New Year!
This is a superb shot (with a great title :-))
Very good sharpness.
- iris (3088)
- [2009-01-03 3:43]
That was a real stealer ....the title couldnt have been more apt and creative:).Nice narrative that explains your choice of a "confusing" title of the "confused monkeys".
Your posts have a strong bent towards your own subject -Geography and this post is one more to the vast amount of photographs you have brought from across the world and shared with us. For so many of us not able to travel so widely, posts like these make priceless lessons....perhaps that is why we enjoy being part of TN more than any other site.So thank you for what you have been doing and i sure hope you continue to bring back a little piece of parts of the world you travel to in 2009 as well...
Wish you and family a Peaceful and Healthy New Year
- SunToucher (11162)
- [2009-01-04 6:40]
Its atleast a tilte that attracts the view to the larger photo. :) These trees look very interesting and I am glad people are wise enough to protect them. I love how you combined the trees with the vulcano in your composition. And, how the trees sort of frame it as well.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2009-01-04 10:57]
Happy New Year to you too. I hope your trip to Chili will be great and we'll see your new amazing pictures. I like the pictured scene a lot. Green forest on a mountain BG is looked very nicely. Its colours and details as well as unusual for us vegetation are so attractive. My best regards and TFS.
- Evelynn (14454)
- [2009-01-09 12:45]
Well... l never even looked to see if perhaps you had posted a photo while on vacation. I was thinking you might be back home one of these days and just found this.
I think I like these trees best in their native habitat... rather than in the garden. They always look so unfriendly. Here they look stately, and tall and very handsome with the brighter green beeches nestled at their feet. The volcano in the background and the ash in the foreground tells a story and adds a lot of interest to the photo.
While away did you hear about the large swarm of Earthquakes occurring under Yellowstone Lake? It is in the hundreds!! YIPES! I posted a little note about it two postings ago.
Evelynn : )
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2009-01-11 10:18]
You're in Chile! And a Happy New Year with lots of images and especially for you...countries:-)
Extraordinary trees, these Araucaria trees.
Once again a very educational contribution and thanks for sharing this.
Have a great time in the Andes and see you.
- bahadir (723)
- [2009-01-11 18:04]
Hello James, very beautiful scene shot. TFS.
- uleko (10940)
- [2009-01-13 4:05]
Fantastic greeting from Chile! This is a beautiful view through the Moneky Puzzles to the mountain top beyond. Lovely colours and a fine composition. I wonder where you'll be next?!
YFS and all the best wishes, Ulla
- JoseMiguel (5658)
- [2009-01-13 13:35]
Beautiful capture of the Conguillío National Park.
I like the way you made the framing, with the progression os growing sizes from the volcano to the pines.
It's so good also the two kinds of greens seen on the vegetation.
Congratulations and thanks for share.
My best regards,