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And after all that Rain Came ... This!

Posted by
Monterey John (Hollister, CA, United States) on 1 April 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

I originally posted a natural color image here. Later I was fiddling around, and given the scene decided to go "Curlysque." http://picturesofsouthshiel.aminus3.com/image/2011-03-30.html . It seemed to suit the situation and created a mood I wanted.

Canon EOS 40D 1/80 second F/11.0 ISO 100 60 mm

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Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful landscape

1 Apr 2011 5:26am

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

beautiful capture :)

1 Apr 2011 5:35am

Kenny from Eastsound, United States

Wow, the rain was worth it.

1 Apr 2011 6:03am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Very beautiful composition!

1 Apr 2011 8:08am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Beautiful landscape.

1 Apr 2011 9:08am

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Now this is impressive! Contrast and texture are perfect!

1 Apr 2011 10:41am

guillaume from Paris, France

Great ! Like it !

1 Apr 2011 11:42am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

gorgeous . looks like a painting , with these vivid , bright colors ;)

1 Apr 2011 12:29pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Outstanding perspective. I like everything about this shot.

1 Apr 2011 12:36pm

alex centrella from California, United States

great P ER spe CTIVE ...

1 Apr 2011 12:59pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Stupendous John....Ahh yes, I remember those gren springs after a very wet winter...like no other place on earth...that's what appealed to the folks who travelled west in the 1800's...this is a great scene!!

1 Apr 2011 1:24pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Nice one! What I like is the structure in the sky and strong blue and yellow contrasts - always gonna be a winner!

1 Apr 2011 1:30pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

The curve in the road and fence lines, the flowers in the foreground and on up the hill, and the diagonal line of the hillside itself, pull the eye to the three oaks. The only downside I see is the sign of HDR in the trees, making the sky darker that the surroundings.

1 Apr 2011 1:32pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

what a gorgeous pay off

1 Apr 2011 1:59pm

Photographs by M.E. from San Francisco, United States

fantastic picture and pp work! the contrasting colors, curves, highlights just came together!!!

1 Apr 2011 2:16pm

Lara from Vienna, Austria

what an unbelievable beauty!

1 Apr 2011 2:37pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

ps- re the snowfall - I lied..it did not fizzle..as I sit here at my work in CLinton, NJ at 11:00 AM it is dumping snow...just hung up with Barbara and she said it is the same at our house in Easton, PA...the snow is reprtedly even heavier to the north so I suspect your old stomping grounds are gettiing it too....only saving grace is that the temps are in the 40's and so it is not sticking to the roadways etc,,,so far, not even sticking to the grass but time will tell...sorry to use your blog to blab like this but I thought you would be "interested" ;-) Cheers....ps - personally speaking- after 30 plus years in hot locations - I am loving it...but I'm weird!

1 Apr 2011 2:55pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

This would be impressive without - but that slice of roadway is the perfect accent. Well framed, John.

1 Apr 2011 6:03pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifiques couleurs dans ce paysage.

1 Apr 2011 7:06pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Amazing landscape!

1 Apr 2011 8:53pm

Lydia .Dd from de partout et de nulle part, France

Wonderful !

1 Apr 2011 10:38pm

Kip from Palm Springs, United States

Glorious, absolutely glorious. No other word in English comes close to capturing the essence of this photography.

2 Apr 2011 2:32am

Garaidh from Farmington, United States

Another well done! Love your post processing

6 Apr 2011 10:43pm

Canon EOS 40D
1/80 second
F/11.0
ISO 100
60 mm

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