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Ashridge II

By Jasper87  
"Ashridge II - Return to the Forest". This time it's personal - well, not really, but they are taken a bit closer Grin.

The almost-luminescent colours and light in this forest were amazing. I'm not sure I've done them justice with these two images.

Many thanks for your time and appreciation of my brief sojourn to pseudo-France aka Brewery Square, London, SE1 for my last upload "La Vie en Rose". I really do enjoy your comments and banter.

Some much needed rain in London today but I shan't get wet in Sainsburys!! Enjoy your day,


Tags: National trust Autumn colours Ashridge estate Landscape and travel

Voters: March5, Steve3671, posty57 and 57 more

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March5 6 Georgia
3 Nov 2011 9:11AM
Beautiful Smile

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posty57 10 6 2 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2011 9:49AM
I love V2. You can almost touch those leaves.

CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2011 9:55AM
V2 has such lovely light. Carole
phil62 7 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2011 10:04AM

Quote:I love V2. You can almost touch those leaves.


lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
3 Nov 2011 10:14AM
Love the lighting in these. Some time ago I heard a very famous landscape photography say that he always tried to not include bits of sky coming through trees, in shots like these. Something I always try to do. With #2, those bits of sky are distracting from the true beauty of the shot.
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2011 10:16AM
Two superb shots, gorgeous light and colours, I have a very slight preference for V2

3 Nov 2011 10:28AM
Very nice Autumn image well captured.
Allen, Smile
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2011 10:33AM
Mysterious ,,,,, Lovely
ketch 10 770 50 Turks And Caicos Islands
3 Nov 2011 10:59AM
You get 'panned' for using a phrase like 'nice light' but the quality of light here is exceptional in both images. The two images are simple almost inconsequential and really are little more than vehicles for presenting such beautiful poetry of light. (Which is why I really can't choose between them).

Great work...
Dave, you have shown us all that a picture is painted light. V2 is the sublime of that. Magic. WesternRed.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2011 11:58AM
got to be v2 for me today a real stunner top shot Wink
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2011 12:25PM
I really like what you have done with the light in both images making the leaves almost dance in the sun. IB
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
3 Nov 2011 1:44PM
Beautiful shots. Think I would have to vote for the classic simplicity of V2.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
3 Nov 2011 1:52PM
Lovely light in both............Sandy
nikshot 9 9 1 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2011 1:59PM
Both great shots, I confess to liking V1, but only by a narrow margin.

Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
3 Nov 2011 3:51PM
We lived in Bovingdon for may years and I played golf at Berkhamstead so I know the area quite well, as you can imagine. I was a missionary , being a Yorkshireman .

Grand work.

gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2011 4:07PM
Two superbly captured images here, both as appealing as each other.
xwang 9 56 8
3 Nov 2011 4:34PM
I really love V1, the composion is great, the light is wonderful, you made the tree "alive", it seems that it 'talks' to me...I'm not mad..GrinGrinGrin Great work!, Beautiful light on V2.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
3 Nov 2011 5:38PM
Hi Dave
You have controlled the light in difficult conditions, no burn out and detail in the shadow, excellent captures, V1 for me by a whisker.


pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2011 7:16PM
excellent light in both shots, I have been out taking colour pics myself today managed a few before the rain set inWink
kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
3 Nov 2011 7:43PM
Lovely tones in those leaves.
DilysT 7 2 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2011 8:52PM
Fabulous colour in those leaves! V1 for me Smile

wolfy 14 36 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2011 10:21PM
Excellent light and framing on both, V1 for me tho
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
4 Nov 2011 12:34AM
V 1 is my favourite shot: love the balance between brightly lit and deeply shadowed areas.
Anna62 7 1 Australia
4 Nov 2011 4:44AM
DAve..I absolutely love the dappled light in V1 - you can feel a real crispness in the air Smile
Lovely light and composition
4 Nov 2011 2:53PM
Spellbound shots.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2011 3:06PM
Two different images and I love them both! Autumn at its best. Hope Sainsburys was funnnn! Smile
5 Nov 2011 6:53AM
V2 for me today but both are good - lovely light and color. A
5 Nov 2011 8:32AM

Quote:V 1 is my favourite shot: love the balance between brightly lit and deeply shadowed areas.

Hello dear friend, I do agree with Ronnie, this is really an excellent shot.

jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2011 6:55PM
2 good images Dave - definitely v2 for me - the light on the leaves is just excellent against the dark b/g.
Ayoob 7 Australia
7 Nov 2011 4:03AM
Two excellent shots very well taken well done..........Grin
swanseamale47 10 124 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2011 9:29AM
Again, your getting lovely lighting on your subject, excelent job.
This is a great capture/composition/image,well done.......and yes you are right the vapour trail is distracting,i think a crop is in order.Many thanks for the vote and taking the time to comment,best wishes Craig.
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2011 6:49PM
v2 for me - wonderful light SmileSmile
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
13 Nov 2011 10:13PM
Both so bright and beautiful! Well done!
I like the dappling effect in v1& the light is wonderful in v2 great workSmile

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