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churchill123 14 233 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2008 8:32PM
Another beautiful image from the forest

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norton 14 6 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2008 8:37PM
Superb image,well spotted and captured....................

nothsafoto 12 170 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2008 8:40PM
I like this a lot.

nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
29 Dec 2008 8:47PM
Beautiful light, great shot

Roly 10 Wales
29 Dec 2008 8:50PM
Lovely image.
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2008 9:05PM
shadow sure knows how to find them - another beauty, you are making a wonderful series here
photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
29 Dec 2008 9:08PM
you'd painted it again John. Happy New Year!
goso 11 2 1 Australia
29 Dec 2008 9:24PM
Another rip snorter John........Bill
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2008 9:25PM
Have you signed Shadow up for epz membership yet???
tigertimb 10 40 66 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2008 9:47PM
Another lovely mysterious forest shot John
Blenkinsopp 12 320 4 England
29 Dec 2008 9:50PM
photography is about capturing the light and you have certainly mastered it !
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
29 Dec 2008 10:28PM
Shadow just gets better and better John. This is superb. Is'nt it about time he had his own camera ??.
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
29 Dec 2008 10:49PM
What a beuatiful bit of light, so well captured.
Lilac 11 33 England
29 Dec 2008 10:51PM
Another great image

derekv 10 3 England
29 Dec 2008 10:56PM
Gorgeous !
piccy 12 8 Wales
29 Dec 2008 11:01PM
He's getting good, lol. Doing him proud.
jdenman 10 18 5 Spain
29 Dec 2008 11:07PM
Beautiful image.
imagio 11 12 1 England
29 Dec 2008 11:12PM
Superb again John

User_Removed 14 16 1 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2008 11:19PM
there's some smashing light around don't you know!

ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
30 Dec 2008 12:33AM
Am I missing something here?
whiteswan01 10 13 England
30 Dec 2008 12:59AM
excellent nicetouch of light
OMG 9 51 2 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2008 1:10AM
You and Shadow are certainly the masters of the forest John. This is another superb shot in the series.
All best wishes
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
30 Dec 2008 7:23AM
Lovely mood and hint of light

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2008 8:48AM
should I get a dawg then? you have some great results found by your trusty pal heheh!
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
30 Dec 2008 9:49AM

Quote:Am I missing something here?

30 Dec 2008 9:49AM
Lovely shot.

ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
30 Dec 2008 10:48AM
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.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
30 Dec 2008 11:15AM
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
JudeC 11 6 3 England
30 Dec 2008 12:06PM
Beautiful - Jude.
RTDS 9 Cyprus
30 Dec 2008 12:10PM
Excellent...beautiful image.
Well done.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
30 Dec 2008 12:16PM
Like the light in this - well captured.
Regards Richard.
thorn 13 124 2 Scotland
30 Dec 2008 2:35PM
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.
30 Dec 2008 2:54PM
Brilliant shot.
foggytwo 14 36 1 Scotland
30 Dec 2008 6:57PM
Well spotted and captured John,great image.
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
30 Dec 2008 6:58PM
Top-Shot !

You make photography so simple and so effective.

Tigress 10 Scotland
30 Dec 2008 8:03PM
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!
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
30 Dec 2008 8:07PM
Nice study in light and shade.
exposure Plus
14 5.8k England
30 Dec 2008 8:25PM
Beautiful fine detail and lighting detail John
and a lovely composition.
Happy New Year
Best Wishes
30 Dec 2008 9:00PM
excellent,i like it
harrattp 11 11 4 England
30 Dec 2008 9:09PM
Lovely lighting on this image.

rmr 10 1 Wales
30 Dec 2008 9:18PM
super capture of light and detail,happy new year
31 Dec 2008 5:55AM
Beautiful...great lights...
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
31 Dec 2008 12:02PM
franfoto 10 2 32 England
31 Dec 2008 12:02PM
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.
ketch 10 770 50 Turks And Caicos Islands
1 Jan 2009 2:21PM
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

microchip 10 1 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2009 10:11PM
A great capture again, everything about this is good excellent light and comp, worth its weight in gold that dog.

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