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Yet another picture by courtesy of Shadow the dog

Camera:Pentax K110D Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:Pentax 50-200
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Painting with Light
Username:lonely_oryx lonely_oryx
Uploaded:29 Dec 2008 - 8:27 PM
Tags:Forest, Landscape / travel, Light, Painting, Ringwood
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churchill123
29 Dec 2008 - 8:32 PM

Another beautiful image from the forest
Linda

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norton
norton  10 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2008 - 8:37 PM

Superb image,well spotted and captured....................

Tony.

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nothsafoto
29 Dec 2008 - 8:40 PM

I like this a lot.

Rob

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
29 Dec 2008 - 8:47 PM

Beautiful light, great shot

Nicky

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Roly
Roly  7 Wales
29 Dec 2008 - 8:50 PM

Lovely image.

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2008 - 9:05 PM

shadow sure knows how to find them - another beauty, you are making a wonderful series here
Linda

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photophantom
photophantom e2 Member 6108 forum postsphotophantom vcard Philippines3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2008 - 9:08 PM

you'd painted it again John. Happy New Year!

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goso
goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2008 - 9:24 PM

Another rip snorter John........Bill

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7453 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1030 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2008 - 9:25 PM

Have you signed Shadow up for epz membership yet???
Moira

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tigertimb
tigertimb  640 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2008 - 9:47 PM

Another lovely mysterious forest shot John
Tim

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Blenkinsopp
29 Dec 2008 - 9:50 PM

photography is about capturing the light and you have certainly mastered it !

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2008 - 10:28 PM

Shadow just gets better and better John. This is superb. Is'nt it about time he had his own camera ??.
Ron

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2008 - 10:49 PM

What a beuatiful bit of light, so well captured.
Bob

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Lilac
Lilac  7 England
29 Dec 2008 - 10:51 PM

Another great image

Susan

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derekv
derekv  7 England
29 Dec 2008 - 10:56 PM

Gorgeous !
Derek

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piccy
piccy  8 Wales
29 Dec 2008 - 11:01 PM

He's getting good, lol. Doing him proud.
Freda

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jdenman
jdenman  6 Spain5 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2008 - 11:07 PM

Beautiful image.
John

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imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2008 - 11:12 PM

Superb again John

Bernie

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User_Removed
29 Dec 2008 - 11:19 PM

there's some smashing light around don't you know!

di

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014842 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2008 - 12:33 AM

Am I missing something here?

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whiteswan01
30 Dec 2008 - 12:59 AM

excellent nicetouch of light
Dawn

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OMG
OMG  651 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2008 - 1:10 AM

You and Shadow are certainly the masters of the forest John. This is another superb shot in the series.
All best wishes
Derek

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jaktis
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30 Dec 2008 - 7:23 AM

Lovely mood and hint of light

Peter

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2008 - 8:48 AM

should I get a dawg then? you have some great results found by your trusty pal heheh!

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2008 - 9:49 AM


Quote: Am I missing something here?

Probably

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Grifoto
Grifoto  5 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2008 - 9:49 AM

Lovely shot.

HoPeY

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014842 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2008 - 10:48 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Still can't see the dog, even after a good long sleepWink

I loved yesterday's shot, full of vibrancy and contrasting light - a great woodland scene I'd loved to have seen.

I can see that you've found a blob of light in the woods which is unsual in a way, but compositionally there's a few things I don't really follow - the large expanse of dark area to the right for instance? Would that be better cropped off? Does the framing tree to the left of the shot work or is it too dark to perform its function? Is there a strong enough focal point to hold the attention? What is the focal point - and could oyu have made more of it with a longer lens, or getting closer? It's good to ask all those kind of questions when taking the shot - keeps you on your toes.

I've had a go at stuff like this in woodlands and it's not straight forward to get a striking or interesting composition when you may only get a second or 2 of light before it disappears, so credit for trying it.

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2008 - 11:15 AM

Thanks for your comments Ade. The object of the image is to show a splash of light within a dark area of forest. Hence the dark area on the right, which to me, is an important part of the picture. Cropping it off would leave the light area bang in the centre.

The tree on the left is holding that side in, again to emphasise the darkness around the light. It may not be a winner but I like it.

I appreciate your comments though and it is interesting to hear another viewers impressions

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JudeC
JudeC  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2008 - 12:06 PM

Beautiful - Jude.

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RTDS
RTDS  6 Cyprus
30 Dec 2008 - 12:10 PM

Excellent...beautiful image.
Well done.
Robert

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2008 - 12:16 PM

Like the light in this - well captured.
Regards Richard.

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thorn
thorn  10124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2008 - 2:35 PM

I love the light,depth and hues in this one that show up amongst the textures,I like this snippet of light amongst the woods where the light jumps out at you,magical.take care,AnnSmile
Happy new year for 2009 hope you had a wonderful christmas.

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PeterLaw
PeterLaw  6 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2008 - 2:54 PM

Brilliant shot.
Peter

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foggytwo
foggytwo  1136 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2008 - 6:57 PM

Well spotted and captured John,great image.
Pete.

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2008 - 6:58 PM

Top-Shot !

You make photography so simple and so effective.

Rock

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Tigress
Tigress  6 Scotland
30 Dec 2008 - 8:03 PM

I think sometimes we analyse things too much! This is fabulous and your dog definitely gets my vote as location finder of the year!
Great shot!
June

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64529 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2008 - 8:07 PM

Nice study in light and shade.
Chris

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exposure
exposure e2 Member 101532 forum postsexposure vcard England
30 Dec 2008 - 8:25 PM

Beautiful fine detail and lighting detail John
and a lovely composition.
Happy New Year
Best Wishes
Pauline

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maratsuikka
30 Dec 2008 - 9:00 PM

excellent,i like it

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harrattp
harrattp  7 England4 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2008 - 9:09 PM

Lovely lighting on this image.

Paul

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rmr
rmr  7 Wales
30 Dec 2008 - 9:18 PM

super capture of light and detail,happy new year
mark

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Dimitre_P
Dimitre_P  6 Bulgaria
31 Dec 2008 - 5:55 AM

Beautiful...great lights...

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2008 - 12:02 PM

Fantastic!!!!

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franfoto
franfoto  6 England32 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2008 - 12:02 PM

Great title for this shot.....the true meaning of the word 'Photography'. Shadow has done really well to find all these.
Happy New Year John.
Fran

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ketch e2 Member 7770 forum postsketch vcard Turks and Caicos Islands50 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2009 - 2:21 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Can I borrow your dog for a weekend please? Interesting comments on this image and clearly some debate around teh compostional strength. For me there is just enough detail and interest rhs to justify it being there - it provides the very important contrast to the splash of light - indeed it is the essence of the shot. I think these dark light contrasts are devlishly difficult (witness my last upload attempt) but this is superbly handled - by someone who is aquiring an uncanny knack for this type of work.

Brilliant work again

Robert

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microchip  7 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2009 - 10:11 PM

A great capture again, everything about this is good excellent light and comp, worth its weight in gold that dog.
Alan

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