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Spring Forest
Spring Forest
Tom_Robbrecht


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Challenge: Landscape III (Expert Editing*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Belgium
Date: Apr 15, 2007
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Landscape, Floral
Date Uploaded: Apr 17, 2007

Belgium, 20km to the southwest of Brussels lies the forest of Halle, also known as Hallerbos.
Each year in april the forest floor is blue with Spanish Bluebells (Hyacinthoides hispanica).
This is my stab at taking a meaningful picture of all this natural beauty.

Statistics
Place: 15 out of 308
Avg (all users): 6.8154
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.7717
Avg (non-participants): 6.8393
Views since voting: 1741
Views during voting: 437
Votes: 260
Comments: 43
Favorites: 18 (view)


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05/03/2007 02:54:01 PM
hehe, I should like to have as much comments than you with my submission in the April free challenge .
Nice place, no?

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Message edited by author 2007-05-03 14:54:30.
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04/26/2007 12:31:34 PM
This is a superb piece of work. breathtakingly beautiful and well communicated. bravo
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04/25/2007 05:57:04 PM
One of the few "10's" I voted this challenge. Congrats on making the top twenty and on a beautiful, uncontrived photo.
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04/25/2007 12:18:04 AM
Wow. It IS real. Thanks ever so much for sharing this!
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04/25/2007 12:15:03 AM
Stunning.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/24/2007 11:14:14 PM
The leading lines in this shot are most excellent! beautifully composed and what a splendid scene this is. top5 +fave
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04/24/2007 08:15:07 PM
ive always wanted to see a forest full of these flowers in person, absolutely gorgeous. 8
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04/24/2007 04:11:00 PM
I tried to give this a seven but it just isn't really a landscape to me. Nice shot thiugh.
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04/24/2007 11:53:47 AM
Pretty cool place, looks like a great spot for a stroll.
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04/24/2007 09:43:43 AM
Absolutely gorgeous - like a fairy land. Into faves.
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04/24/2007 06:35:47 AM
Remarkably nice vista there. English bluebells. The exposure or your processing avoided harsh shadows. Nice detail. 9.
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04/23/2007 06:18:26 PM
Enchanting and makes me wonder what's around the bend.
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04/22/2007 04:40:59 PM
Back to comment: I've bumped this three times as I've sorted through the entries and the depth of this image earns one of the three 10's I'm giving out in this challenge. Wonderful image and I hope to see it with a ribbon.

Tim
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04/22/2007 03:56:40 PM
Wow great bluebells. I shot some yesterday but nothing as good as this. Where is this? 10
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04/22/2007 01:16:37 PM
The colors and textures here are very appealing! Nice photograph.
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04/22/2007 11:13:52 AM
I like that the path is so well kept. That adds to your photograph and makes it really stand out.
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04/22/2007 11:09:18 AM
Very pretty.
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04/21/2007 09:57:02 PM
I like this. Great on both colors and geometry. 8
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04/21/2007 12:48:08 AM
This is truly magnificent!
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04/21/2007 12:18:30 AM
neat. I'd have almost gone with more tree...maybe pick the lens up a bit...
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04/20/2007 11:32:25 PM
I love this image! Great perspective and colors! Awesome shot!
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04/20/2007 06:40:42 PM
This is so serene. Nice find!
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04/20/2007 03:19:13 PM
How lovely! I'll be interested to see if this forest really exists this way, but whether that be or not, I love the lines of the trunks, the curve of the path, and the color and light.
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04/20/2007 09:17:39 AM
This is just gorgeous! I love the color and the leading lines used here. Nicely done!
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04/20/2007 12:21:44 AM
one of my favorites. 9
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04/19/2007 04:26:45 PM
excellent composition, lighting, color and cropping 10
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04/19/2007 01:19:58 PM
The choice to compose the large number of tree trunks, as opposed to including the whole trees, contrasted against the wildflowers carpeted on the forest floor is clearly the strength of this composition. The path just adds more viewer interest to the image.
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04/18/2007 10:53:48 PM
try cropping the path off - the colour is too different, it's distracting
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04/18/2007 10:46:12 PM
Would've liked the image more without the path, but its a great location for unique landscape shots.
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04/18/2007 09:29:36 PM
Love it.....
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04/18/2007 06:13:55 PM
Wow!!! This is gorgeous. The colors are great. Your perspective is great.
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04/18/2007 05:10:22 PM
One of my fav pictures!!! Awesome job!! 10
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04/18/2007 04:37:58 PM
Top pick for me. What a place to wander and walk. My guess is this was taken in England. Congrats on a first-rate image!
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04/18/2007 11:44:03 AM
Nice colour, great clarity, and excellent composition.
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04/18/2007 08:58:51 AM
What a beautiful place to take a walk.
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04/18/2007 07:00:31 AM
great image
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04/18/2007 02:02:56 AM
nice leading lines and a beautiful soft light
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04/18/2007 02:01:50 AM
This photograph lacks many of the things that one here at DPC starts to look for in a photograph but it's been a long time since a photograph here has touched me the way this one has. Technically there's much lacking here. You have such vivid colors potentially but you didn't seem to tweek them much. You have no subject and the leading line kinda disappears somewhere right in the middle. You break so many rules in this shot. But...

You have made me feel young. This is the way a child might see the world...

You have made me warm. This is the way things look when spring is starting to catch hold of the earth and the cold starts to melt away a little...

You have made me smell things that aren't here yet, the new flowers, the breeze, the earthen path...

You have made me want to get my camera out and look stupid in the eyes of others again...

Thank you, I needed this picture...

TC
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04/18/2007 01:57:43 AM
One of the more pleasing photos I've seen. The repeating lines and the gentle curves are perfect. Good luck!
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04/18/2007 01:57:04 AM
Oh very cool! Ya.....VERY cool!
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04/18/2007 01:47:56 AM
Wow! Great lighting and use pattern. Going straight to my faves.
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04/18/2007 01:22:27 AM
very pretty place, good framing
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04/18/2007 12:23:33 AM
Beautiful. Wonderful lighting. Saturation is just perfect.
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