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The Road North

The Road North
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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: 2005-09-12
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Fuji Finepix S2 pro, AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D
Exposure: f/15.0, 1/1024 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Wilderness [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-07 5:10
Viewed: 2814
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
And in the broad blue sky above,
In the large book of Nature, then
He felt the greatness of God's love
Rebuke the narrow creeds of men.

Communing there with Nature's word,
Beside the vast and solemn sea,
With awe profound his spirit heard
The holy hymn of Liberty.

When the wind blew hot in the wilds, we gathered together as a tribe and took the road down to the creek convergence...to the Aeneas, the Curlew, the St. Peters.....all with grand names; yet in the heat of summer they slowly wend down to a trickle. We were cooled by that trickle of water across the smooth rocks...and the kids danced around as if they were in a land of sprites and faeiries....

There wasn't a sound in the air beyond the creek...and winds were still, the clouds moved and lurked as if threatening to rain some torrential storm in order to cool off the day....but threats they remained...until after dark when we saw lightning with no thunder, and knew that these dry grasses ha been warmed too hot in the dark and by sun, there probably would be the distinct smell of smoke in the air.

There was fire on the mountain pictured the next day. It was spotted by eagles of men who stood ever on watch and sent their warriors by air to drop into the zone. by parachute they came and they conquered the fire on Vulcan in a short time, yet the smell drifted south and we knew the summer would be hot an long....and we would remain every watchful......
Pictured in 2004
Vulcan Mountain from Empire Creek Rd
.....at the RR Crossing.....no longer any trains....

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That's a road I want to take...I want to run down that hill into that valley.

Beautiful shot - beautiful notes! I look forward to your daily posts. They always make me think and look. Thank you for that!

Bonjour Bob
Magnifique prise de vue de ce beau paysage avec cette route qui se dirige vers cette belle montagne, avec ces belles couleurs, belle composition et les details sont très beaux.
Merci et bravo....JP

Hello Bob
Very nice scene you captured,
Perfect composition,lighting and DOF,
Fantastic colors and POV, Welldone.

Good Luck

hi bob,
another lovely shot from you, it has so many layers of beautiful shades, this road looks very beautiful, liked the composition,
tfs & regards

Hello Bob,
A well composed landscape with a fine feeling of depth!
The combination of dark clouds and sunlit parts of the landscape is always attractive...
Pablo -

beautiful landscape shot,well taken.

  • Great 
  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-07-08 12:30]

Hi Bob,
a perfectly composed capture.
Excellant quality.
Well done,

  • Great 
  • jmirah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
  • [2007-07-08 21:46]

Great POV...It looks so expansive...Outstanding composition...TFS

Hello Bob,
I like this road that goes from the sun to the clouds, so sharp and neat, and the mountains are so inviting...

bonjour Bob

très belles photographie de campagne et avec de superbe couleurs

un seul critique à faire, j'aurais retouché ce signalisation routière
(je parle du X) pour enlever toute trace de civilisation moderne
de cette belle image

merci pour le partage


Your photographs serve an insight of a philosophy, and that is the turning point where a picture play its tune. Composition, balance and choice of colours from the nature proves your excellency in the grammer of Art.

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