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The High Road

The High Road
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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: 2009-12-20
Categories: Mountain
Camera: LeicaDLUX4
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-30 14:19
Viewed: 2665
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
"You take the high road and I'll take the low road"

I chose the high road on a dirt car traveled primitive road...which at one point crosses over a canyon of some 200 foot drop..and down to a trail and it winds for 120 miles through this and much more...surrounded by basaltic cliffs, lichens, pines and glorious nature.

If I had chosen the low road, I might have been a bit late for Christmas:-)

Ladies and Gents...this is a landscape shot...both in width and in depth....and it covers a few books of study by science and botanists as well as geologists....yet to me, it was a way of saying....Happy New Year TN friends...Stay on the "Good Red Road" (*Look it up:->)

Your friend
Bob Shannon

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Great view, with the snow matching the white sky. Congratulations!

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-12-30 14:49]

Hi Robert,
And it seems like your beautiful composition goodbye to 2009.
Hopefully in a 2010 better than the previous one.
HAPPY NEW YEAR, health and more all the best!
Best regards,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-12-30 15:46]

Hello Neighbor,
A nicely framed image of these beautiful lichen covered basaltic outcroppings. I would imagine that you might even be able to find a snake or two in those crevices during the summer months.
I'm glad you decided to take the high road on this particular day Bob, otherwise we would have missed out on this interesting landscape shot!
"Happy New Year" to you too Bob.....

hello Bob

a very beautiful landscape photo with the wide angle framing,
and as always as like all your other landscape photos
you choose great POVs, on this photo i love the ground's
and in general to all the photo's warm colour tones,
and the mix (mélange) of the rocks and the trees, TFS

ps. i wish you excellent health for 2010 Bob,
thanks to your kind words on my last photo,
everytime or almost i post a mallard or chickadee photo
i remember you because i know is your favorites,
and thanks for your friendship Bob

Bob, this is a beautiful winter landscape.
I too wish you and Jane a Happy New Year!
Take care and peace be with you.

Ciao Bob, lovely landscape with beautiful natural colors, i see only few snow, today in my town is a splendid day of spring, warm winter for us, i wish for you and your family a Happy New Year 2010, ciao Silvio

Hi MF Bob,

Great scene shot and great New Year Message:)
Thanks for this and all your contributions for 2009
and I wish you and your family a happy and healthy 2010!


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-12-31 4:32]

Hello Bob.
Wonderful landscape. Interesting format. Good capture. Very good exposure. Original shot. Well done!
Thanks a lot for your kind words which you wrote my 500th posting!
Happy New Year to you and your family!
Best regards Siggi

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-12-31 4:58]

Hello Bob,
An "habitated" landscape, may be by elfs or other spirits. Very fine landscape-shot which you present us in a beautiful open composition. The patches of snow even enhance the special shape of these rocks. I also like the different kinds of pines. Très beau!
My best wishes for a Happy New Year.
Kindest regards

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-12-31 7:14]

Sr. Bob.
Feliz año nuevo, y que el 2010 sea de bienestar y salud para Ud. y toda la familia, y que el buen Dios los llene de bendiciones, alegria y paz.
Luis Leal.

Such a majestic landscape observed from a very nice vantage point Bob, you can fill volumes about the area, but a single well chosen view of it conveys your feelings towards nature much better. Thank you for your presence in TN my friend, I too wish you and your wife a healty and a happy new year and best of everything in 2010!

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-01-01 10:43]

Hi Bob
Very nice landscape.great colors.The image is also well composed.
I would like to wish you a Happy 2010 and good health that is the most important thing.
TFS Michel

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