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"The Woods are Lovely, Dark, and Deep..."
"The Woods are Lovely, Dark, and Deep..."
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2011-09 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Naked Creek Overlook, Skyline Drive, VA
Date: Sep 15, 2011
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Sep 28, 2011

(Post challenge): Thanks to all for your thoughtful and encouraging comments, and for the fav. I hate that I botched the title reference. Thank you blindjustice and Bear_Music for your comments that explain the Robert Frost line, you both made the reference much clearer. The fogginess of the background woods were a real-life phenomenon, not a product of post processing, in case anyone may wonder.

Statistics
Place: 70 out of 297
Avg (all users): 6.1311
Avg (commenters): 7.8333
Avg (participants): 6.0225
Avg (non-participants): 6.4242
Views since voting: 1262
Views during voting: 202
Votes: 122
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)


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10/08/2011 08:21:37 PM
Ridiculous that this didn't have a better placement. Got an 8 from me.
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10/08/2011 07:15:00 AM
Yeah, very nice indeed, oh to wander amongst those trees, well done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/06/2011 10:07:36 PM
A poem. A fairy tale. Beautiful.
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10/05/2011 04:42:58 PM
Oh, I really like this. The Mist adds to much, but the layers of the big old tree in front of the newer birch trees is very cool.
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10/04/2011 05:59:37 PM
Like a scene out of a fairy tale. A beautiful image. If only there was a person(even partially hidden) somewhere in the forest, it would push this to fave status ;) Perhaps a maiden or even a hint of a deer. (none voter, just commenting)
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10/04/2011 09:13:24 AM
Beautiful. Wonderful contrast between the rough, defined, dark oak and the softer, muted, hazy white of the birch. (Sorry if I've botched the names.) Great composition to show this off as well.
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10/03/2011 10:52:03 AM
Nit-pick time; the actual Frost quote is "The woods are lovely, dark and deep..." with only one comma. The woods have two qualities; "dark and deep" is seen as a single quality in support of "lovely". With the second comma, "dark" and "deep" are separated into distinct attributes, not what Frost intended.

None of this impacts my judgment of the image (it's quite nice) and you may not care at all, but in case you do... :-)
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10/02/2011 04:43:14 PM
Oh wow, this is divine. I love how the white trunked trees are like ghosts. Very ethereal. The dotting of the ground with the leaves is really beautiful. 8
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10/01/2011 01:36:32 PM
More misty than dark, but definitely lovely. The big, old tree in the foreground is a perfect foil to the softer woods behind.
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10/01/2011 08:05:28 AM
points for a Frost reference, (technically Frost never wanted the comma between dark and deep, because the "dark and deep" was to describe why the woods were "lovely." not that they were also dark and deep.) but, I dig your secondary row of birches. and the fog is mysterious.
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