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Just for Scott

Just for Scott
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Copyright: David Robert (Dave) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-27
Categories: Sky
Camera: Nikon Coolpix S2
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-12-27 22:04
Viewed: 7116
Points: 56
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Scott ask and recieve; this is an open window (door) shot of my sunset this evening. The workshop (not that great a pic...:-) shows the view out my dinning room windows this evening. Being from South Louisiana, I have to say I do enjoy it...;-) I learned to love the mountains the two years I spent in Korea. These Ozarks are not that majestic, but they'll do for me. We migrated up here in 1988. I bought this property in 1990. It is the only thing I ever bought on payments where I wrote the check every month with a smile. This area was #11 in the nation for retirement choices when we got here in 88. I don't know were it lies now. A whole lot of retirees from Chicago, then some from California, then a few from Louisiana then all parts else where. This is also a popular vacation spot. I consider what I have up here a working retirement. This place starves a lot of people out who are not retired since it is wage reduced. It is not that easy to make a living around here, but fortunately I manage to get by. We lived in a house trailer for a lot of years right on this site, till I finally got the round-tu-it I needed to build our house. We contracted out the poured basement and the gasline plumbing and did everything else ourselves.
Matney Mountain is 3 miles distant in our southern view. The white river flows right infront of it. We get to see fog on the river in the morning. I'm due for my annual mountain bike ride to the top of Matney soon now that the leaves are off of the trees. Beyond Matney are the Leatherwoods.
The tree to the right of Matney is a scraggily old oak on the edge of my tree line that I personally love. It won't be here forever, so I'm enjoying it while it is. You might be surprised how many people have told me they'd be glad to cut it out of my view. One man's treasure another man's trash. (Or firewood.)
Well, I was busy today, and I didn't get any bird shots so, I thought I'd share this with you. Hope you didn't mind my rambling too much...;-)
Thanks for lookin...

marhowie, scottevers7, petrudamsa, livios, Janice, coasties, dew77, PDP, CTP, Active, Tommysugar, hummingbird24, Luc, Rita, tiklod, elizabeth has marked this note useful
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Hi Dave,
Thanks! That made my night. Just heading off to bed and thought I would surf the net for a few minutes. SUPERB! sunset shot. Perfect composition and framing. Beautiful gradient of colors in the sky with some dramatic cloud formations. All this over a nice bit of scenery. Workshop and link photos are great. When I look around I see subdivisions.
I love my community, just wish I had the killer view. I have done alittle trout fishing in the White River. Beautiful country! Thanks again Dave,


The composition has just a few elements. Nothing complicated here. The powerful visual impact is made by the very dinamic clouds diagonal, enforced by the fire-like colour.
A really good landscape, Dave.

Regards, Petru

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  • ridfa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 0 N: 376] (4111)
  • [2005-12-28 1:21]
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Très belle photo. La diagonale de la lumière couchante est vraiment intéressante. Bravo.


Dave, brilliant sunset, nice deep rich colors. Nice detail in the trees also.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-12-28 7:04]

David, in my opinion, one of your best shots so far.

I do enjoy colors, composition and mood.

Excellent silhouettes and very beautiful sky.


Hello Dave, This is Very nice and a huge improvement over the other sunset you posted recently. This one moves ya baby! Very well done.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-12-28 7:34]

Belles couleurs du ciel,ceci est agréable à regarder.

Merci Dave!


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2005-12-28 11:10]

Incredible sunset Dave, I like it a lot, you are blessed to be able see that landscape at will. Well composed and well exposed. Great shot, thanks !


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-12-28 13:25]

Dave, I loved reading your notes - thank you for opening up your life to us.
You have a wonderful view from your home - and here is another work of art especially painted for you from our very own Painter - every day another canvas for us to admire.
Thank you for sharing it with us...

Hi Dave

A beautiful shot. Lovely depth of colour. Very well composed with the silhoutette of the tree. Nice work. Thanks.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-12-29 2:33]
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Hello David!
Magnificent capture.I liked warm colors,POV,framing and composition a lot.TFS...:-)

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-12-29 13:18]

Hi Dave, this is a very good sunset. Lovley colours. You are very lucky to have such a view from your dining room.

Well done.

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-12-30 18:23]

Hi David,
Excellent Sunset photo with great colors,sharpness,focus,frame and note.TFS
Happy New Year:)
CT of Chicago

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-01-03 5:50]

Hi David.
Great photo, very nice colors and composition,excellent postal.
Saludos and happy ney year 2006...RICARDO.

Dave, this is wonderfull:)
I enjoy the colours and framing.
So soft...ahhh:)
TFS :-)

This one has that cerain magic to it that move me. Love it, TFS

A beautiful image, good colorful excellent composition and. Congratulations for your work and thanks to share it with all we. We waited for more photos yours like this

Lovely view, it reminds me a lot of Scott's sunset that he posted, I know that is why you did this one! Wonderful colors and POV. Love the workshop too, you have a great view (except the cell tower, LOL!).


Fantastic the colours of the sky!
Congratulation Bye Tom

Hello Dave,

This is a beautiful sunset, and from your very own door!

Colors are so alive and perfect and I very much like the silhouettes of the trees against this gorgeous sky.

An excellent and well composed shot, I thank you for sharing it with us, as well as all
your great notes.

Hope to see you back and posting soon,


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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2006-02-09 22:19]

This is a very good shot, Dave.
Good composition. I like very much the perspective generated by the clouds.
Another great ride into your note.
Thank you very much.

Excellent colour Dave. The diagonal line of the light makes this a dynamic shot. Great work.


Hi Dave,
Very nice capture of beautiful sunset,
great composition and amazing colours,
Thanks for sharing!

Breathtaking shot! The diagonal lines in the clouds are dynamic! Lovely.

Hello Dave!
Beautiful sky! Great composition and view. Well done!

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  • Rita Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 31 W: 18 N: 30] (116)
  • [2006-05-18 18:04]

Without a doubt! Fascinating, flaring, absolutely charming, etc... Congratulations, for this fantastic register

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  • yllen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 230 W: 0 N: 16] (641)
  • [2007-02-11 20:16]

Hola David:
Excelente captura de este espectacular atardecer con esas nubes en forma diagonal y la oscura silueta de los àrboles. Es una muy buena compo, con lindos colores. ¡Bravo!
Cordiales saludos de,

Hi David,
This Landscape is simply FANTASTIC.
What a beatiful colours!!! Excellent contrast between sky and trees. A G_R_E_A_T Shot!


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