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The 4 month rainy season is ending in California. So I thought I better hike into the hills behind my house and take in some of the landscape before the grass turns golden brown and the clouds disappear for the summer. Also, the oak leaves will get darker so this is the best time to photograph the oaks too. There was so much green that I had to desatureate this a bit to get more fine detail.

So I waited for an evening with some decent light and saw this scene. The big version is 1535x650, so have a look at the big sized panorama.

I spent a while walking around to get the best composition. It was especially difficult to fit the foreground tree on the right into a good spot.

I hope to have some time this week to catch up on what has been happening around here. I see a new 'fast' epz beta version that does look very fast indeed!

Several 0.2 second exposures @F8 with ND grads 0.9 + 0.6

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:Canon 17-40L @30
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Spring Oaks
Username:PatrickSmith PatrickSmith
Uploaded:31 Mar 2008 - 4:56 PM
Tags:California, Diablo, General, Landscape / travel, San francisco, Spring
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GalleryGirl
31 Mar 2008 - 4:58 PM

Wow - stunning shot! Beautiful colours.
Marilyn x

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John_Duckett
31 Mar 2008 - 5:00 PM

Amazing Patrick... The colour is just surreal

John

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tom67
tom67  7 England
31 Mar 2008 - 5:00 PM

Beautiful!

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JouŠo
JouŠo e2 Member 1056 forum postsJouŠo vcard Finland
31 Mar 2008 - 5:02 PM

wow! Look who´s back! Wink

Grand panorama, Patrick!

Something totally different from you and I love it.....Has to one of your very BEST! IMHO

Nothing new happend here, while you were away....same old same old boooooooooring shots here.........

Jouko

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AlanBW
AlanBW  8 England
31 Mar 2008 - 5:02 PM

Great light on this sea of green, the letterbox format works really well

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Nettles
Nettles  7 England
31 Mar 2008 - 5:02 PM

An almost surreal shot, simply stunning, a wonderful scene.
Annette

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angej
angej  9477 forum posts United Kingdom
31 Mar 2008 - 5:08 PM

Looking lovely Patrick... I meant the imageSmile)

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PatrickSmith
31 Mar 2008 - 5:09 PM

Thanks for having a look!

Yes John and Annette, I rarely see it like this and the light lasted for about 5 minutes!

Thanks Jouko. I have lots of new seascapes but I was curious to see what people thought about this one. Then I'll be back to the booooooring seascapes! I was out in the desert and I have some oasis ones I might upload. I think I'll look at some of those boooooring shots now!

Thanks Alan, it did seem to have 'panorama' written all over it.

Good try Ange, we know what you really mean! I'm blushing now....

Patrick

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piccy  8 Wales
31 Mar 2008 - 5:11 PM

Nice scenery - very green and lush.
Freda

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Cormy
Cormy  7 England
31 Mar 2008 - 5:13 PM

Great landscape Patrick with exquisite lighting.
Cheers
Alan

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31 Mar 2008 - 5:17 PM

Awesome!

Mark

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JouŠo
JouŠo e2 Member 1056 forum postsJouŠo vcard Finland
31 Mar 2008 - 5:18 PM

LOL......Don´t you dare to do that! LOL.....Pass them, they are sooooooooo booooooooooooooring Wink

Jouko

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dawnmichelle
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31 Mar 2008 - 5:25 PM

STUNNING as always Patrick... the way you caught the light is WOW.. you sure know how to pick the right moment to take the shot.

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jken
jken  81672 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2008 - 5:25 PM

Like the shot, the detail, and the almost "In the night garden" landscape.

But Patrick... What's with the weird green on the hills? The green looks almost like a mask as it goes through the rocks, bushes and tree tops?

jk

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fauxtography
31 Mar 2008 - 5:30 PM

and you complain about a lack of landscapes where you are! Wink Nice one Patrick, has an ever so slightly surreal quality to it that I like.

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Hanners
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31 Mar 2008 - 5:32 PM

didn't know you had "Land Legs" Patrick Wink It's an absolute stunner large, I love the lighting... Smile

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Scottishlandscapes
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31 Mar 2008 - 5:39 PM

So where are the Fairies my friend? you need a fairy in a landscape like this surely.
A little darker would be even more magical, but then maybe not.
Fresh alive full of vibrance, clarity and colour.

All the very best my friend,
Dougie

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anpix  688 forum posts United Kingdom
31 Mar 2008 - 5:44 PM

When i saw this it looked like a fantasy land for the Teletubys great photo and dof

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steve_r
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31 Mar 2008 - 5:44 PM

GOOD SHOT.Great landscape Image Patrick,great composition and light capture,viewed it large and loved it even more,great work and thank's for sharing it with us all regards Steve.

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LisaRose
LisaRose  8172 forum posts United States4 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2008 - 5:47 PM

This must be viewed large to get the full impact, a stunning image Patrick, love it.

Lisa

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proz
proz  10205 forum posts United States
31 Mar 2008 - 5:53 PM

beautiful Patrick

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trissie
trissie  8 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2008 - 5:56 PM

A beautiful scene, superb light and lovely composition.

Trish

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MrsS
MrsS  84527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2008 - 5:57 PM

Fabulous light, Patrick, a super change from your "regular" shots Smile

Fran x

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31 Mar 2008 - 5:57 PM

Stunning capture Patrick - like the comp and colours.
Regards Richard.

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PatrickSmith
31 Mar 2008 - 6:01 PM

Thanks for your comments!

Too late Jouko....zzzzz.zzzzz.zzzzzzzzzz.zzzzzzzz!

JK, the effect is probably from the fine bits of brown grass at varying depths left over from last year. It blends into the green producing lots of different reflected light when the sun strikes it from a low angle.

It is not easy Mark.. There are few good vistas because the way the hills roll, and the trees tend to be in the wetter crevases where they get more water. And the best rocks also have trees growing out from them, as the water stays under rocks too. Also, while this looks gently rolling, most of the landscape is more sharp and vertical and it is hard to find a good open view. Oh, and it is hard to hide 7 million people in the SF bay area!

I have them Tony, but I guess I should exercize them more often!

Sorry Dougie, I saw no fairies but I'll give your suggestion a try and see what it looks like. You never know. The light was unusually soft that day.

LOL Anpix, this is a 100% Teletubby-free image!

Thanks Lisa, the small version does hide a bit I think. Pans have small thumbs too.

LOL Fran, don't worry, I have plenty of new same-old same-olds ready to go!

Patrick

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fauxtography
31 Mar 2008 - 6:06 PM

Next time you are taking pics Susalito way just head North, up Highway 1, great coastroad and there's some cracking views up in the redwoods. Wink

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Bodiewil
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31 Mar 2008 - 6:18 PM

WOW what a truly wonderful piece of work, tremendous light. Went large and I could sat in the field and look around all day. Magnificent Patrick

Dave

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31 Mar 2008 - 6:23 PM

Excellent! I love you images!

Jennnn

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105972 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2008 - 6:24 PM

Green pastures????.......... Clouds????? surely this cannot be one of yours, Patrick.....
Grin

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MalcolmS
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31 Mar 2008 - 6:29 PM

Looks really surreal Patrick, a strange light, great pano

Malcolm

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31 Mar 2008 - 6:39 PM

Magical, story-book image. Spring has hit you earlier than here but I recognise the colours - just for a few wonderful weeks the greens are fresh and clean and vibrant. Good capture.
Moira

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PatrickSmith
31 Mar 2008 - 6:43 PM

Thanks for looking!

True Mark, but I can't get up there between the end of dinner and sunset! I know... I really should go on a photographic road trip. All of my shots are taken before or after work, or on short trips or vacations. And I rarely get out on weekends!

LOL - You got me Jeanie... It's really just east of Blackpool near Singleton!

Patrick

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richardwheel
31 Mar 2008 - 6:43 PM

the light spilling over the hills is amazing patrick, very very nice indeed

rich

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jaktis
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31 Mar 2008 - 6:46 PM

Not the common California shot, lovely with the rolling hills and different green tones

Peter

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tepot
tepot  104416 forum posts United Kingdom
31 Mar 2008 - 6:49 PM

a very nice well balanced shot.

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paulb20
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31 Mar 2008 - 6:52 PM

Very interesting shape and form to the landscape aided by fantastic light.Excellent Patrick.
Paul

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rangerpaul
31 Mar 2008 - 6:54 PM

Some amazing colours in those fields.
Looks a difficult shot to compose but this does work very nicely.
Paul

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jeffa
jeffa  932 forum posts United Kingdom
31 Mar 2008 - 6:59 PM

Lovely rolling landscape - Jeff

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robway e2 Member 9317 forum postsrobway vcard Wales
31 Mar 2008 - 7:00 PM

The large version is superb, wonderful scene beautifully captured.
John

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XxPaulxX  8260 forum posts England
31 Mar 2008 - 7:17 PM

Absolutely stunning! It looks more like a beautiful painting than a photograph, wonderful!

Paul

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Mounters
Mounters  884 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2008 - 7:33 PM

what a versatile photographer you are, this is superb

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jeanie
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31 Mar 2008 - 8:06 PM


Quote: LOL - You got me Jeanie... It's really just east of Blackpool near Singleton!

Hahahah! You found me!

Grin

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31 Mar 2008 - 8:10 PM

Lovely and ....... green!

gill

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elkiebrooks
31 Mar 2008 - 8:14 PM

Yet another cracking photograph Patrick. I showed the wife and her first words were Ooooooh. Having just seen The Lord of the Rings...again, this reminds me of the Shire where the Hobbits live. You have managed to capture this beautiful scene quite spectacularly. Definitley a winner.

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bricurtis e2 Member 91911 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2008 - 8:19 PM

Good pano composition with the 3 main trees in the frame Patrick.Strange greens along the hilltop skyline though. Looks a bit like a scene from a Walt Disney film.Smile
Brian.

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HUMIE  7 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2008 - 8:24 PM

Stunning LARGE......gorgeous light, and just love that tree in right foreground.

*Mike*

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PatrickSmith
31 Mar 2008 - 8:29 PM

Thanks for stopping by. I will catch up soon, as I have a bit more time now.

Yes Peter, you usually don't see it like this because it is often brown and dry!

Thanks John, I take really bad portraits though. I'll have to work on those sometime.

Google finds everyone Jeanie! BTW, you may want to put away the rubbish before the satellite snaps your house next time!

Shocking, isn't it Gill?

Thanks Colin.

Brian, The grass at the top of most ridges is really short due to it being drier up there and is extra green for a while after the rains. That is probably what it is.

You should see the 60 inch print Mike, thanks.

Patrick

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31 Mar 2008 - 8:53 PM

Thanks for info Patrick. I was only joking about Walt Disney because of the bright film type colours.
Brian.

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PaulHolloway
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31 Mar 2008 - 8:55 PM

A beautiful almost heavenly looking landscape

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scott_jessuk
31 Mar 2008 - 9:02 PM

Very impressive capture Patrick, great light and tones, great as always mate.

Scott

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31 Mar 2008 - 9:05 PM

A wonderful country landscape Patrick, love the feeling of wide open space and the lush green colours. I've never seen anywhere that green before, it must be a herbivores paradise!

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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 1045 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2008 - 9:19 PM

Something special about this one Patrick (as there is with all your shots). I love the way the light hits the undulating hills in so many different ways resulting in lots of different shades of green. Perfection
Mike

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31 Mar 2008 - 9:37 PM

Very beautiful indeed, Patrick. For me it brings the sort of landscapes I might imagine when reading a good book, particularly a fantasy tale. A superb image.

David

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Pegon
Pegon  978 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2008 - 9:53 PM

A real beauty Patrick, gorgeous light and colour.
Pete.

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31 Mar 2008 - 10:05 PM

Wonderful landscape fab colours.
Will

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PatrickSmith
31 Mar 2008 - 10:37 PM

Thanks for stopping by! I guess it does have that Hobbiton/fairy tale look to it. That will change in the summer!

No problem Brian. You should see the raw file. It is even greener and Disneyesque.

Patrick

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tepot
tepot  104416 forum posts United Kingdom
31 Mar 2008 - 11:35 PM

Just came back to this as i viewed it earlier on the puter at work, This looks much richer on my monitor here at home, gorgeous greens and fantastic light, especially nice viewed large.

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RogBrown
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1 Apr 2008 - 12:49 AM

Wonderful pano. Great composition & lighting. Somehow we don't expect to see scenery like this in California. Could almost be England or Wales.
Rog

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thorn
thorn  10124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Apr 2008 - 12:50 AM

Hi Patrick,
nice to see you back,well how green is that valley,wonderful lighting and i love the way it just seems to bounce from hill to dale and back again,the trees are brilliant but i love the one on the right,LARGE IS BEST,this is excellent and its a simply wonderful space and so different from your seascapes.You definitely do magic with your camera and have a great eye. Take care and be safe.AnnSmile

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1 Apr 2008 - 2:44 AM

Love the colours and all the various lines. Well composed Partick. All the best. John

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mattw
mattw  105189 forum posts United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Apr 2008 - 9:11 AM

lovely rolling landscape Patrick. Works well.

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RipleyExile
1 Apr 2008 - 1:19 PM

It looks a bit like a model landscape with little model trees. The kind of landscape they build for model railways.

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canongirl08
1 Apr 2008 - 3:16 PM

wow patrick! this is beautiful!
lovely work as always
regards
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graeme34
graeme34  7 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2008 - 4:16 PM

Light and colours are amazing

graeme

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PatrickSmith
1 Apr 2008 - 4:40 PM

Thanks for looking!

Yes Terry, it looks different on my lower quality work monitor too.

True Rog, it is different than you usually see in pictures from here. That's why I did it!

Thanks Ann... and luck helps too!

LOL Alex, I think you are right....

Patrick

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
1 Apr 2008 - 6:03 PM

Another facet of California. Very rural and peaceful. Is there some gigantic spread of houses on the other side of the hill?
Lovely colours and light. JNC

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PatrickSmith
1 Apr 2008 - 6:14 PM

Thanks Jean, there are about 7 million people to the right of this image, but about 30 miles of unspoiled rolling hills straight ahead and to the left. Some small towns are behind me here.

Patrick

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SKavanagh
SKavanagh  7312 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
1 Apr 2008 - 6:46 PM

Excellent shot Patrick could spend hours looking around this
Steve

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nickyv32
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1 Apr 2008 - 6:54 PM

What a glorious scene, I wish I lived near somewhere like that, lovely colours.

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dathersmith
1 Apr 2008 - 8:29 PM

Great shot, definately worth a view large for the detail.

Darren.

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rmr
rmr  7 Wales
1 Apr 2008 - 8:29 PM

a quite stunning shot patrick,thanks for your comments
mark

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1 Apr 2008 - 8:45 PM

I like the detail and the contours brought out by the shadows from the low lighting angle Patrick, but I'm confused by the patches of really bright green on the peaks to the right.

Nigel

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PatrickSmith
1 Apr 2008 - 9:21 PM

Thanks for looking!

Nigel, those areas have really short grass that is different from the rest of the grass. I may desatureate those areas a little more. They are really green and looked surreal even when I took the shot!

Patrick

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photophantom
1 Apr 2008 - 9:25 PM

Hi Patrick,
Thank you for your kind words to my upload today.
Almost 2 months ago when I joined EPZ family, little by little, up to now, I am learning.

All the words of wisdom of EPZ family encouraged me to pursue to take a Photography class. But, the primary pre requisite of all those schools is the DSLR camera. I have no money to buy even the cheapest one, that's why I appealed to EPZ family to be my sponsor. Many are well wishers, I appreciated it very much. One told me that he'll gonna create a fund raising in their school but, his father didnt agreed because he was feared to those internet fraud. The other one didnt care for for those fraud that's why she sent me her brother's Nikon D70 2nd hand were she gave it before with her brother. She was very kind indeed to believed to a person like me a total stranger. She did'nt want to mention her name in EPZ family coz she said maybe they misinterpret her as a dirty old woman. That camera is on the way here in the Philippines.

I really appreciated her generosity and my gratitude for her my whole life. Because to other, DSLR is a past time, for me, it is my life. That will be the next bread and butter of my family. When you have time, please check my upload: "Tropical Flower" and the next upload after that were I elaborated all my appeals.

One of the problem is, that DLSR have no lens, that's why I'm appealing again for anyone who have an extra 2nd hand lens. Up to now, no response.

Photography is my passion and life. I want to have a formal study to equip me in the future. The workshop is separated into 3 categories. Basic, Advanced, and Pro. Each category have will take 5 Sundays 9am-5pm each Sunday.

After I finish my studies, I need to practice it religiously. I want to reach even a single step of your journey in photography.

I'm overwhelmed with their votes and approval with my creation the "COTTON BUDS" and gave me 4 User's awards.

Im appealing to you Sir Patrick for a 2nd hand lens fit for the Nikon SLR or if you have a friend who can help. I'm jobless right now, I cant afford to buy one. The money I have is reserve for my studies. I dont want to say anything but I rather prove my gratitude by my works.

You have an excellent shot once again. The other thing is, you enter all the details of what youve done with every pictures you uploaded that's why we are learning from your images not only watching it.

Sincerely Yours,
Dennis

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jayhyk
jayhyk  6 England
1 Apr 2008 - 9:30 PM

wow just jaw droping wow

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wamp  8276 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
1 Apr 2008 - 9:38 PM

Love the number of patches of light/shade and the lush green looks fantastic

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PatrickSmith
1 Apr 2008 - 9:39 PM

Thanks for stopping by!

Hi Dennis,

Well, I only have Canon equipment and my friends do too as far as I know. But I'll ask around and let you know. You have a good eye judging from your portfolio, so I think you have a lot of possible routes to take. I've been doing photography for 3 years and I've learned by studying and commenting on EPZ, so that is a good way to start. More later...

Patrick

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photophantom
1 Apr 2008 - 9:54 PM

Thank you Sir Patrick for your effort. I really appreciated it very much. You all never go wrong by helping the needy

EPZ is my 1st and last school of photography, nothing will gonna change that even my black hair turn to gray and white.

My deep gratitude Sir Patrick.

Dennis

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1 Apr 2008 - 10:10 PM

Thanks for the feedback Patrick.

Nigel

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1 Apr 2008 - 10:59 PM

A wonderfully serene and peaceful landscape. If the whole world could be captured in pictures like this what a marvellous life we would all lead. Fantastic image.
Ron

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Skye24Blue
2 Apr 2008 - 2:54 PM

Wonderful shot!
Mac

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skydivemike
2 Apr 2008 - 7:21 PM

Hi Patrick,
Top shot and glad to see you back in action.


Mike

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pmorgan  8217 forum posts England13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2008 - 9:38 PM

What an amazing place. Perfectly caught and composed!

Rgds
Paul

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2 Apr 2008 - 10:47 PM

The comments say it all m8---however i think the green although natural is unbalancing the shot.
Were all entitled to our opinions and this is a great location--the trees are winning images on there own,the hills are magical---i just don`t like the green (reminds me of slime)
Keep them coming
Kim

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PatrickSmith
3 Apr 2008 - 12:01 AM

Thanks for stopping by!

Kim, that gives me an idea. I'll do one from this spot in the summer with the dry golden-brown hills and dark green oaks, with similar light (if I can find any clouds at that time of year). We will see how that looks.

Patrick

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3 Apr 2008 - 10:41 AM

A beautiful scene.

Ken

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wyatturp  9 England
3 Apr 2008 - 5:06 PM

Looks super Patrick its good to look at the larger picture, hope you are well sirSmile

Doug

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3 Apr 2008 - 5:11 PM

Simply magical Patrick, I love the light and shadows across the rolling hills - beautiful work!

Sarah *

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banehawi Critique Team 10933 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2940 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2008 - 6:17 PM

This is lovely, - nice soft greens, - a change in colour for you!

W

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PatrickSmith
3 Apr 2008 - 8:41 PM

Thanks for havnig a look around.

True Walter, it is a bit of a change. I'd like to try some B&W too.

Patrick

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49er  8564 forum posts
4 Apr 2008 - 7:02 PM

Stunning greens...Wonderful crop, with wonderful light...

Regards

Edgar

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money123  7 England
4 Apr 2008 - 8:23 PM

love it

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4 Apr 2008 - 10:44 PM

Really like the light on the trees and the rolling hills in this Patrick.
Thanks for the straightening advice. I'll give it a go on the one's that need it.

Martin
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kcranmer  7 United States
4 Apr 2008 - 10:53 PM

Wow such an amazingly beautiful landscape, stunning capture!

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tripodted e2 Member 930 forum poststripodted vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2008 - 1:06 AM

The quality of light you have captured here, Patrick is just wonderful. This an absolutely stunning piece of art.
Ted

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5 Apr 2008 - 11:39 AM

Stunning image.

Christine

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5 Apr 2008 - 3:05 PM

Such a special shot Patrick !-

Beauty!

db

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MikeA  91179 forum posts England
6 Apr 2008 - 10:41 AM

Lovely light on the oaks Patrick, the f.g. fields look as though they have plough ridges running around them from farming activity in the past?

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6 Apr 2008 - 7:15 PM

This looks like something out of a fairy tale book without the fairies Patrick Wink
Stunning light on them there rolling hills !

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chrissd  8304 forum posts United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 - 7:51 AM

beautiful image Patrick, wonderful lighting
chris

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vparmar  10 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 - 11:11 AM

wonderful image Patrick - lovely scenery

vinny

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PatrickSmith
7 Apr 2008 - 3:43 PM

Thanks for stopping by!

No problem Marting, glad I could halp!

Mike, I think it is from animals making trails over the years. Mosly cows and deer. There has never been farming here.

Patrick

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MikeA  91179 forum posts England
7 Apr 2008 - 3:58 PM

That would make good sense Patrick.

MikeA.

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8 Apr 2008 - 1:56 PM

This is very nicely composed, Patrick.
I have to agree with a couple of others, however, about the irridescent green: whilst being real, it somehow doesn't look real.
Weird, eh?!
ATB
Bill

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colin  10697 forum posts Scotland5 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2008 - 9:39 PM

Stunning and a nice change from the sea. Very vibrant greens.
Colin

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Portknockie
11 Apr 2008 - 11:08 AM

Looks like Hobbit country to me Patrick..Smile

Beautiful colours and tones..

Don

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User_Removed
11 Apr 2008 - 2:52 PM

...amazing lookin place ... looks like the Shire in LOTR!

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11 Apr 2008 - 5:53 PM

Lovely light enhancing the shape of the hills and the different shades of green!
Charlotte

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Valerie1  766 forum posts Northern Ireland
11 Apr 2008 - 7:59 PM

Stunning as ever, Patrick. I love the light and detail in this shot.

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PatrickSmith
13 Apr 2008 - 5:06 AM

Thanks for your comments. It was very green, so much so that I had to desatureate it a bit. I may even do it more for the final print.

Patrick

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14 Apr 2008 - 4:51 PM

The sky's a bit glitchy and you appear to have some gamut problems with the green within colour space in places...some are clipped.........BUT

I reckon it's the best landscape you've put on EPZ, Patricko.

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PatrickSmith
14 Apr 2008 - 9:52 PM

Cheers Keith, you have the eyes of an eagle. I had to reprocess this one because the greens were nearly blown out. That is probably when the clipping happened. At first I couldn't figure out why something seemed off other than the sky was getting red to the right of the frame. I'm glad you like this one. I wish I had more time to persue these sorts of scenes in the month or two during the year when there is good green grass and decent clouds and light!

Patrick

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JohnParminter
16 Apr 2008 - 6:23 PM

I also came to the same conclusion re the greens then read the comments. Fab shot overall though.
John

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Milla  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2008 - 5:16 PM

Woah, I've missed this one, what a shame I can't shortlist it any longer. Love it to the bits, even those crazy green spots up there Smile
Delightful view, awesome work.

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Bluke  9303 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2008 - 9:33 AM

Well what can i say..... excellent top quality work..
Barb

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21 Apr 2008 - 8:56 PM

Hey man thats nice!

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PatrickSmith
22 Apr 2008 - 6:03 AM

Thanks for your comments!

Patrick

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Kris_Dutson
22 Apr 2008 - 9:43 PM

Looks like the scenery on my model railway layout. Wink

Good stuff Pat.

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tmann  9 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2008 - 2:52 PM

in one word... stunning!

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megamuff8  1092 forum posts United States
7 Jun 2008 - 10:27 AM

Large version is Stunning, P.....Luv the greens in this, Beautiful!

Hoping all is well in your little corner of the world.....

Suz Smile

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starliz  101594 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2008 - 8:18 AM

love the beautiful green rollings hills wonderful shot Patrick.

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park my ferret
14 Dec 2008 - 12:59 PM

wow, you live in a beautiful part of the world - wherabouts in California is this? - I studpidly assumed it would all be desert?

what does it look like in april ... is it still green?

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davidsaenzchan
23 Dec 2008 - 9:08 AM

Patrick this is one of my favourite pictures out of your entire collection, it´s different, it´s fresh and simple, but it´s a gorgeous composition!!!! again thanks for ur comments on some of my pics...hope to continuing learning from photographers like u!!

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