Many came and many go as there was nothing else to see on Munnar’s Top Station then cloudy mist, even this road disappeared to nowhere.
Normally on a sunny day you can see the whole valley of Tamil Nadu from this point. But the atmosphere on a warm cloudy day is also a must to see.
As poor India can be it has also an amazing nature-wealth, so enjoy this poetic view.
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arnabchat (7233) 2005-02-09 3:59
oooh! fantastic mist-y path, and the rainforest !
the composition is wonderful, with the road just winding away, and i like the way you have kept the trees on top, just conveys the beautiful nature that dominates here.
ChrisJ (92128) 2005-02-09 4:01
I like the gloomy, atmospheric mood created by the mist & fog. Good sharpness & subtle colour. Excellent shot!
lestans (16904) 2005-02-09 4:03
Great pitcure. Great atmosphera, I feel wet trees all around, and I feel silence. I like the soft light . Thank you
avis2avis (4264) 2005-02-09 4:05
Lovely! The effect of sunlight filtering in through the mist is most wonderful. This reminds me of the most magical time I had in Kodai some time back. Wish I could go back there right now. Thanks for sharing this Henk.
spence (65) 2005-02-09 4:11
Absolutely magic, Henk - I love it. The combination of curving road, mist, lovely trees and superb light make this a favourite for me.
Tibetix (0) 2005-02-09 4:14
Great title, perfect composition and very mystic atmosphere. Bravo Henk...
greg64g (11193) 2005-02-09 4:15
Excellent picture, i like the effect of the "fog", i feel on a movie when i see your picture.
Standring (595) 2005-02-09 4:16
You have captured a lovely mood on this shot. A nice sharp photo, and I like the composition with the dark bank on the right and the tree at the top of the shot.
Micho1992 (41) 2005-02-09 4:32
sandip (3492) 2005-02-09 4:38
So nicely composed. i wish if i could go there, It reminds me the roads on Darjeeling Hills( WestBengal).
kdien (9295) 2005-02-09 4:40
Fabulous scenery, splendid frame, beautiful saturation colors
elihesamian (26149) 2005-02-09 4:43
Very poetic and very beautuful,I like it very much,excellent foggy atmosphere with a nice feeling about a mystrious place,skilfully captured and very nicely composed,Henk.
AmiBe (6042) 2005-02-09 5:02
Yeah, very special atmosphere in this picture. The composition is very well with the tree which frame the picture.
ash_parikh (2266) 2005-02-09 5:19
Nice soft colours and great composition. The soft mist and the path leads you to a dream. Great shot.
vguilleaume (29) 2005-02-09 5:27
Fantastic path. I like the atmospher of your shoot. Felicitation.
naxius (16685) 2005-02-09 5:37
Superb atmosphere enhanced by the light and the mist.
PixelTerror (0) 2005-02-09 6:10
A beautiful perspective thanks to the path and a splendid light that looks like "elfic" produce a somewhat irreal atmosphere with a magic feeling.
Great Photo !
Have a nice day,
quino (693) 2005-02-09 6:19
The quality of the pic is fantastic... very good definition, contrast and colour... superb... Well done!!!!! Regards, Quino
soulie (419) 2005-02-09 6:52
no prizes for guessing whether it goes to my fav or not
lukie (0) 2005-02-09 6:55
wow ! één der mooiste foto's die ik ooit zag, Henk. Mistig en toch zo'n klare foto. Zou een prachtige prent zijn bij bevoorbeeld het begin van een historische film. Ik heb deze alvast als bureau-achtergrond op mijn scherm gezet voor een tijdje.
Zulke foto's zijn hier voor iedereen wel steeds welkom, denk ik.
SoupDragon (652) 2005-02-09 7:00
beautiful and very, very delicate detail that is a joy to look at!
Maru (0) 2005-02-09 7:08
You did great to capture the mistic atmosphere of this scenery. The mist adds the magical feeling.
Good manage of light, I like the more dark foreground with the tree silhouette.
jjbach (9324) 2005-02-09 7:26
Wow! What an impressive place !! I imagine it was diffuclt to get the colors of this spot. Excellent work !!
sn00zie (2384) 2005-02-09 7:27
very pretty Henk
arth (1454) 2005-02-09 8:22
Prachtige foto Henk ,een zeer bijzondere sfeer perfect weergegeven .Zeer realistisch en van zeer hoge kwaliteit vindt ik .Mooi camerastandpunt en een goede compositie ,er zit ook een mooie diepte in .Knap gedaan
puister (570) 2005-02-09 9:16
Dag Henk, Een erg zweervolle foto is dit. En wat kronkelt die weg mooi. Fraai hoor.
ramesh432 (181) 2005-02-09 10:10
Nice photo,except u nobody cannot picturise culture of india,Your job for tamilnadu people is wonderful even indians cannot take pictures like u they concentrate only on colours,Your job is excellant, Keep it up and longlive.
Philappy (157) 2005-02-09 10:49
Great misty picture ! Perfect light, perfect framing too.
Good work !
dolin (15647) 2005-02-09 11:30
une belle lumière qui vient de la droite...
du brouillard dans le fond...
et tout cela avec de belles couleurs.
MvS (4163) 2005-02-09 11:31
Congratulations on the fog, the sharpness and the colours - creating this atmosphere.
Vicky (1442) 2005-02-09 11:44
A stunningly beautiful shot Henk. It's totally magical and I love the green tint in the mist. It's perfectly clear, sharp and the atmosphere is quite literally out of this world. Magnificent.
Praetzer (1662) 2005-02-09 12:14
Spookjesachtig Henk. Heel goed lich en zachte pastel tonen. Een van je beste. - Alfred
pmaze (37) 2005-02-09 15:01
Incredible! I'm traveling to Kerala in a couple of months and I definitely will see about visiting this area!
patcras (14) 2005-02-09 15:25
Ge hebt u weer overtroffen, ik sta versteld.
igorb (758) 2005-02-09 18:48
Stunning photo, with pastel tone and excellent sharpness beside misty atmosphere. Nothing to critique, very good scene.
everlasting (14115) 2005-02-10 4:56
Misty and magical. Good composition, sharpness and beautiful colours.
cool_krishna (465) 2005-02-10 6:48
Phew.. Mindblowing picture, Henk. Mist never looked soo interesting before this one. Also the composition is nice and fulfilling. A very poetic picture.
And a very apt note too. Offlate I have been of the same opinion. My country offers soo many vast n diverse natural havens that its beyond any other single country to match.
maciekda (19861) 2005-02-10 6:53
very nice photo, very good quality, i like this fog and composition, a scene like from a fairy tale.
I have just bought an airticket to Cochin, I'll be there o the 6th of March, than I will go south, then up to Madurai, then back to Cochin, visiting Munnar too, 3 weeks
How long are you going to stay in India?
kaud (1840) 2005-02-11 3:51
Thanks for the mystic environment you captured at Munnar. I am proud of my countries natural wealth Henk. As well of the human resource also.
bebel (7572) 2005-02-11 12:13
Bonjour Henk, tu signes là une jolie photo, la luminosité est exceptionnelle et tu l'as très bien rendue ; cadrage impeccable avec cet arbre, la route qui tourne, le flan de coteau... bien vu l'artiste.
maphoto (8082) 2005-02-13 0:49
Very beatiful place you found Henk, very nice mood for a walk in the nature, great sharpness, well seen, thanks for sharing.
lucinka (9976) 2005-02-14 15:46
WOW, this is definately one of those shots that should be in National Geographic magazin. Great play of light, great composition... I simply love photos with road winding away.. L.
KevinRL (835) 2005-02-14 16:33
Wonderful misty atmosphere, amongst the gum trees.
Well seen and well photographed.
Jeppe (18654) 2005-02-20 4:58
Wow - surely a shot with magic - the mix dark foreground, hazy background and the divine spotlight gives a beautiful atmosphere - thanks Henk for sharing.
Hanso2 (633) 2005-02-23 17:12
Wow, what a great photo this is, the road the clouds, again..... perfect.
MaJose (427) 2005-02-25 3:58
natc (315) 2005-03-01 7:26
what is shown is great, and what is left to imagination is great too. a really nice shot, perfect composition and colour balance
shalin (135) 2005-03-08 8:13
This lovely S-curve cannot get any better. the mist adds tremedous drama and mystic feel to the picture. Lovely composition.
bimbol (132) 2005-03-09 7:13
I it can not detach eyes. Fabulous picture. Accurate title. Piekną binding state tree's branch to the foreground. Beautiful subtle colors. It for me is this Doskonała photo.
I sorry, but I don't know english.
efimoore (2126) 2005-03-16 1:21
Alot was already said. I just wanted to add that I like it. Especially the road to no where and the fog.
rbcy1974 (20758) 2005-03-16 6:20
Hi, it is a very nice photo, you have really gotten the right technical combination in order to keep good colours and sharpness throughout.
DAM (153) 2005-03-22 17:41
This is one of those roads one dreams in walking. The mist at the back seems so passive. The colours really go well here, and like a painter you have a great composition here.
This will be added to my favs. Thanks
quantabeh (5205) 2005-03-23 12:31
this is truly a great picture, with a soft and rich composition and a really good low contrast. Very beautiful indeed.
rowanb (864) 2005-03-26 1:07
amazing atmosphere with the fog, great landscape!
weswang (18223) 2005-04-04 13:08
Hi Henk, An excellent picture. I like the mystic mood in this picture. The picture is well framed using the foreground tree. The road leads to the mist background with gradually fading clearity. You have used the light effectively making this picture very attractive. Well done.
johnhopkins (866) 2005-04-04 20:28
This is just wonderful. Very sharp for a 'foggy' image and a great composition centered on the winding road. The exposure is perfect. A different side of Kerala from Kochi and the backwaters...
ballyna (1689) 2005-04-10 13:17
it is really a big shot. I would love to follow that road,altough u say it goes nowhere. what a DOF ,so lovely colors , fantastic picture .
archanabhimasen (270) 2005-04-13 12:52
BlaiseCendrars (0) 2005-04-19 17:46
kclai (2267) 2005-04-20 2:41
Superb shot. Great sharpness. Crystal clear road.
papagolf21 (80986) 2005-04-20 3:40
Je ne puis m'empêcher d'ouvrir cette vignette et de découvrir en plus grand cette superbe réalisation.
Votre album est digne des grands photographes. Vous possédez une qualité remarquable à regarder le monde et la nature.
Félicitations et respects pour vos réalisations.
Nottinghill (1089) 2005-04-20 15:41
It is quite often my dillema what to shot on a foggy day. The obvious answer - use the mist - is very difficult to materialise in a good photo. You managed excellent to use the fog as an vital element of the photo. I believe that the climate of the country supports the green looking so fresh. I will add it to my "catch the mist theme". best regards
Didi (52437) 2005-04-23 11:52
Cette route de nulle part m'encourage à poursuivre mon chemin vers l'inconnu. Le cadrage est parfait; je note une parfaite maîtrise de l'exposition car la brume a tendance à orienter la cellule vers la sous-exposition.
This road of nowhere encourages me to carry on my way towards the unknown. Framing is perfect; I note a perfect control of the exposure because the fog tends to direct the cell towards under-exposure.
Very well done.
marieaude (1196) 2005-04-29 8:01
Hello, This is a very nice photo with nice colors too. I like this mysterie forest with this fog. Thanks
Gdouble (0) 2005-04-30 2:33
Dag Henk, dit is een heel mooie samenstelling. Ik hou van die foto's met een mysterieuse sfeer. Deze is hiervoor perfect. Mooi gedaan
Michael (277) 2005-04-30 20:39
Wonderful picture with so many green nuances. there's something mystical in the atmosphere that i realy like in your composotion.
thanks for sharing
taivo (1843) 2005-05-03 1:01
Het ziet best eng uit, zoals uit een scene in een horror film. Het licht en de verschillende lagen van mist en kleur geven een aangenaam beeld, ideaal voor een wandeling...
Fixfocus (9385) 2005-05-03 12:56
Wonderful atmosphere that you captured here,Henk!Great compo with the tree in the foreground and the curved path leading the eye into the depth!
colinbrenchley (6427) 2005-05-08 8:26
Baurtiful misty picture that exudes calm. i am undecided as to whether a lone figure in the distance would add to the composition. I've added it to my favourites. Regards Colin
keribar (43841) 2005-05-11 15:32
No wonder this picture has taken so many smileys.. It is really GREAT and deserves all the praise. I had some ideas about visiting Kerala, now I am sure that I will organize a trip there soon. -- Keep well - Izzet
qbavsop (63) 2005-05-14 9:08
amazing mist road
sylvie (1183) 2005-05-19 5:14
Très belle photo Henk, très beau piqué, une atmosphère vraiment spéciale, une belle luminosité et de belles couleurs pour un rendu parfait.
dsidwell (9771) 2005-05-19 11:19
Now how have I missed your work here, Henk? This one is very, very nice. I love the misty feel, but it still retains its brightness. Lovely emotive photo.
danyy (0) 2005-05-25 3:55
J'aime beaucoup cette atmosphère lourde, humide et brumeuse, elle permet à certains coins plus colorés, de se mettre en évidence.
Un coin de nature que l'on pourrait retrouver dans pas mal de pays.
nbournas (3229) 2005-05-25 12:15
Indeed a poetic view. The fog makes it look so special. Thanks for sharing.
caspita (395) 2005-05-26 13:47
Hi Henk. This is a great shot. I like the fog. Makes it dream like. Great composition. Excellent work.
rabani (9645) 2005-05-27 3:09
Clarity Henk. The detail is pretty rich and the mist, adds the mysterious attractiveness to this scene. There are road to nowhere, which is not necessarily dark and ominous. SOme of them like this scene, is pretty interesting and rather adventurous in understanding it.
rajhema (1901) 2005-06-03 15:54
That was one great capture. Thanks for bringing the best side of India. I've to Kerala many times but never seen one like above. -- Rajesh
vinicio (23415) 2005-06-10 11:19
Congratulations, seem a painting.
michalu (810) 2005-06-21 10:07
Hi Henk. Very dood shot. It`s like mistery. That away is the goal.
banyanman (7789) 2005-07-02 12:18
Wow, what a beautiful scene . . . so simple and peaceful. Sometimes it is simplicity that make the perfect shot. It is like a painting. Well done Henk. Cheers . . . David
picks (124) 2005-07-05 14:37
Great shot ! The mist is adding a mystery element to the pic.
alekpet (4663) 2005-07-06 4:20
This is "THE shot".
Very poetic and dreamlike!
prumod (8300) 2005-07-16 6:41
I immersed in your sea of photos..
and this excellent one stored as my favourite desktop..
this is really a live painting like...
you have god's own blessings...
and your caption is also classic..
t0mmm1 (5440) 2005-07-16 10:25
A big WOW!!! for this picture. It's like a painting. Soft tones, soft light, extreme sharpness and DOF. I don't know what to say, because I don't want to repeat the others, but anyway... it's beautiful. TFS
amol (952) 2005-07-21 3:36
an awesome landscape... I love the mist in these woods and that is what adds serenity and enigma to the place and makes this composition great... the light is perfect and it has an excellent DOF... this is going to my favourites... thanks a lot for sharing...
mishreyee (0) 2005-07-22 6:13
It is really my country? Oh!It seems it is from heaven, a dream road, the mist, the fog..... simply superb shot!
pilpel-adom (3018) 2005-07-29 13:28
Like a picture! So beautiful, so soft and so tranquil! The location of the “S” shape curve add to the whole atmosphere…Awesome picture!
manutd (69) 2005-08-02 15:27
Looks a bit like a setting in Pirin Mts., Bulgaria. I particularly like the way you framed the photograph using the tree in the foreground. A really good photo.
aznegrao (10316) 2005-08-03 9:23
Bonito lugar.Excelente vista.Gosto das cores,luminosidade e nitidez.Gosto do contraste entre o mar e a areia.Boa composição,gosto das partes verdes.Bom trabalho.
IanSewell (579) 2005-08-04 16:25
Truly a lovely photo. Very nice mood piece. I have to say I would have been very tempted to clone out that yellow thing in the bottom right hand corner..
slarnold (156) 2005-08-07 3:22
Beautiful shot - the gum trees in India always remind of my original home, Australia.
majastan (75) 2005-08-19 10:35
Very nice picture. It really doesn't look the India that we all have in mind. Did you walk in a fairytale??? I love the trees on the left.
Emile (20348) 2005-09-09 0:10
I think that everything about this picture have been said.
I only want to tell you that i reviewed most of your pictures and i want to congratulate you.
Thank you for all your very interesting notes and also i want to thank you for your excellent profile note.
anesugur (18783) 2005-09-15 7:43
I love this picture.
jocasta007 (0) 2005-09-25 15:09
the light, the subject and the composition are all captured beautiful in this image. you should be really proud of this image. i would be!!!
Cali (37) 2005-09-27 14:58
Ce chemin semble mené à un lieu secret irréel et magique... Tout un programme!Bravo!
Bien (4745) 2005-09-29 4:34
Hoi Henk, I'm not quit sure how to define the exceptional quality of this shot just yet. It needs some thinking, but it truly is outstanding.WOW! Sabine
journeywood (195) 2005-10-02 20:50
It's beautiful how the mist obscures the path. The colors, the trees, and the rock make the place look like a fairytale-like environment, yet the sharpness and cut trees remind us that it is real.
ewag (94) 2005-10-10 6:08
This is one of the pictures which I look at many times. the atmosphere, the mist, the light somewhere in the middle of the path, horizontal and vertical trees... If I knew how to make my favorite...
ahape (0) 2005-10-12 21:25
i like the "misterious" thing that came from your picture
ashinpt (101) 2005-10-19 13:51
Wow!!! What a beautiful misty shot. Nice touch to the image with the braches of the tree on the right providing a sort of roof on the top. Fantastic...
ahmetgedikli (25246) 2005-10-28 17:01
Fantastical and excellent composition...
Marlis (2298) 2005-11-05 14:19
beautiful composition, the soft light and the muted colors , great POV- it all works together - a perfect image of a dreamlike atmosphere.
Thank you for sharing
jbweasle (9373) 2005-11-09 13:58
Henk, this could be the perfect photo made from nothing. The road leads the eye into the picture well and is excellently framed by the trees and bank. The mist creates a wonderfully gentle light and smooth texture. Maybe the picture just needs someone or something to add a point of focus - but maybe it's just best left to our imagination.
golzarian (100) 2005-11-15 1:33
Very beutiful picture and you capture it as well. I edit lights in a WORKSHOP and hope it's be useful.
martou (1656) 2005-11-16 20:14
très jolie, endroit mythique
bravo et merci
alejandroguzman (4684) 2005-11-24 23:11
I understand now why this picture has more than 200 points. ´Cause it´s just AMAZING !!!..........
jafadabret (56497) 2005-11-26 13:06
Paysage de toute beauté Tout est bon : la composition qui inclut la courbe de la route et les arbres dans la brume. Merci !
Alice_4 (0) 2005-11-27 8:59
This picture is a true art and true art creates true emotions.
Picture with message to consider .
This frame can be compared with "frame of our road of life". It happens that we sometimes choose such side road where there are no regulations. Road which seems to be attractive, fascinating, but also can be a surprising, unexpected and painful experience. Road which leads to nowhere.
Question is: what for?
We are humans. We commit mistakes and let's do them still. Yes! Let's learn also and let's take out conclusions. We are only human beings.
Vagabond (5848) 2005-11-27 17:13
2 more points to this excellent and TOP picture. A piece of ART. Excellent composition, light and definition. A wonder. Congratulations ..
MichaelTrezzi (3347) 2005-12-09 11:27
Hello Henk, great picture of the S shaped road. Good composition. The mist adds a very soft look. Well done,. Thanks for sharing. Cheers, Michael
L810th (0) 2005-12-10 18:50
The framing of the eucalyptus in this misty world is wonderful. The contrast between the foreground and background gives great depth. Although the air was probably warm here, the mist would more than likely feel cool, so I did an adjustment in a Workshop to portray that coolness, by lifting more yellow from that zone and making the mist and track more blue/neutral.
The funneled light from the right is like a scene from a holy book and becomes the focus point, so I tried to enhance that area with a dodge, in order to add more contrast to a pastel range of shades. This was to give an apparent increase in contrast. The yellow bag spurred me in the first place to take the WS road and relive this encounter virtually.
Your work is very special and I will enjoy taking a stroll through more of your digital moments. TFS.
Ravee (33) 2006-02-17 23:18
Hai.. oochappan..realy this road leads me to somthing.....
Zanni (6108) 2006-03-01 3:49
Where is Puck? Yes because this splendid and evocative picture reminds me the scene of "A Midsummer Night's Dream". Perfecta composition with the path as strong guideline and especially a magic light. Great mood.
avinashpeters (182) 2006-03-23 2:07
This is really an AMAZING shot!!! Beautiful
nivas37 (662) 2006-03-23 14:57
A very beautiful image with the mist amongst the trees... truly poetic... Great shot.
Rgds / Nivas
sabyasachi1212 (19769) 2006-04-29 9:46
Hi Henk !
Its a poetry that you have created through your lenses. Fantastic shot. Really like the way the fog engulfs the winding road in the horizon. Just wondering...how a lonely figure walking down the path would have looked in this composition.
dkeus31 (27735) 2006-05-22 14:17
This one is really brilliant, the mist / foggy atmosphere give a really suberb light very well rendered here.
Well framed with the way.
s10001in (0) 2006-05-26 9:42
It looks like way to hevan, & looks like road of last journy..one can go & will not come back..
Really mystical image.
carper (96) 2006-05-29 12:38
kijk eens aan Henk.
dit krijg je als je een foto met ondergoed opstuurt, dan ga ik in Uw archief kijken en wat kom ik hier tegen. een ongelofelijk mooie foto, bijna sprookjes achtige sfeer. Dat ik deze niet eerder gezien had. Hij is prachtig Henk. Goed werk proficiat.
jone (3231) 2006-05-31 2:38
totaly perfect... it looks like alive... CONGATULATIONS...
nika (0) 2006-06-06 8:59
It reminds me the cool promenade in Sintra heading down the village from the castle . The atmosphere is almost surrealistic , impregnated with that halo of mysticism in which you wonder if those trees are product of onirism , imagination Caspar Friedrich drawing or just a magic place that is actually the real answer . A great pleasure to visit and have a cool rest enjoying and diving into your pictures , comments , experiencies
Best wishes !
harras2000 (710) 2006-06-12 18:00
I really like the picture of this road! The colors are looking annatural, like in a ferry-tale!
I've been in Munnar in February 2002, there I had allways good weather with no clouds, so the atmosphere was completely different.
lukas (2067) 2006-06-13 7:09
Dit is werkelijk een uitmuntende foto.
Het is terecht jouw prijswinner!
Kititit (813) 2006-06-25 14:01
Absolutely magic, the combination of curving road, mist, lovely trees and superb light make this a favourite for me.
Angelillo (9370) 2006-06-28 7:42
I can't leave your page and not to thank you by this wonderful shot. It's really amazing. I don't know what touch me more: the light, the mystic ambiance, the POV, the subtlety of vegetation or the way in the path go on deep in the forest, like it would like point that the real beauty is only and ever in the deepest.
fserajian (2293) 2006-06-28 16:22
This is just magical, excellent POV and composition. Thanks for sharing
Soumya (138) 2006-06-30 0:59
Hi Henk Jacobs
Thanks for ur beautiful imagery.. really wonderful. I've also visited Munnar very nice place.
jac05 (28) 2006-07-06 1:58
highlander (71) 2006-07-06 13:50
Amazing shot ! Certainly one of the most perfect shot of a misty
atmosphere i ever seen !!!
magdaj (1111) 2006-07-07 9:29
Lovely colors and pretty fogg!:)
Perfect photo for me.
Regards & smile:)
xavshot (69835) 2006-07-11 15:54
je me dois de m'arrêter sur cette belle réalisation ! je suis très impressionné par la lumière et par la qualité des dégradés. Même si ce chemin mène nulle part, on a très envie de le suivre. Bravo
branley (3681) 2006-07-14 5:57
I can't tell you how great I think this composition is, one day I hope to reach such heights. The road curves away very nicely, the trees look really spooky and the light is excellent.
Stephen. ps. thanks for the script, it's seems to be working just fine.
stefi (1230) 2006-07-16 16:33
Hi Henk, I really admire this work, how you get the mist so delicate and soft, without loosing details.
rmatthews (945) 2006-07-24 15:00
Very, very nice. Very mistical (no pun intended). I love the feeling that this image displays. Very well done.
blue-velvet30 (6524) 2006-07-24 15:19
Wonderful! Magic! Fantastic POV! Brawo!
thanks for sharing
mphotographies (1976) 2006-08-01 5:15
What I see is a meandering path...a strange but intimate walk through nature, creates a character of tranquility and peace! A calming image...very relaxing!
livermore (1625) 2006-08-05 16:36
Quelle ambiance cette photo!
La lumière, la couleur, le cadrage tout est parfaitement maitrisé.
Du grand art.
prezntime (3946) 2006-08-06 22:53
I wish I had more to say, seeing as how that is the point of TE...but this shot is incredible.
I think I can say this shot inspires me to work much harder.
peterpaul (57) 2006-08-13 0:53
Beautiful photo, very good composition (I like trees framing the photo) and mist that brings mysterious athmosphere.
Greetings and thanks for the picture
francbois (480) 2006-08-19 13:27
I have to add something... but what?
Well, just an echo, from far behind...
deblink (2548) 2006-08-29 4:40
This scene looks almost magical. Like a painting. The bark on the tree to the right looks extremely old with its moss. Your words in the note are very poetic and make me feel like I would love to visit Tamil Nadu and Munnar's Top Station. Thank you so much for sharing.
Vato_Law (12720) 2006-09-04 19:27
I was about to make a comment on your last one when I saw this one on your intro page and I couldn't resist. This is so beautiful and mystical, with this mist covering the trees and path and this magical light. I like the way this path leads our eyes thru your photo and soft natural colours.
This is a very special one and goes to my favs. gallerie.
boromare (366) 2006-09-06 5:34
that s so beautyfull.am a painter and it s a pure joy to see your shoots.thank s for sharing.regards .J
indoka28 (5237) 2006-09-07 17:27
I have just picked this pic from your gallery..a true masterpiece..!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I want to know the story behind this excuisite piece of art. What a shot..!!! and what is there after the bend of the road..!!!
You had told me that whenever you take landscapes you really wait afor the best..and this is the one in my view..
I would really love to walk this whole way and smell the fog and know the unknown...I JUST HAVE NO WODS TO EXPLAIN THE DEPTH OF THIS POV OF YOUR...POSSIBLY YOU HAVE SHARED THE MOST INNER THOUGHT OF YOUR MEDULA OBLONGATA..WITH RESPECT TO NATURE HERE..
ebassotto (158) 2006-09-17 10:26
Fotografia muito "inspiradora". Parabéns!
london-vienna (44) 2006-09-24 7:58
like a comic picture
sebcz (2345) 2006-09-24 12:18
I am not even to read other comments, but I assume they have already talked about everything that's great in the picture. Well, the light's amamzing, that fog is the asset, compo is perfect. Plus that semi-framing tree at the right. Hmm, nothing to improve.
anney (144) 2006-09-26 2:31
It's easy to see why this photo is marked as a favorite for so many people. The fog adds mystery to this fairytale landscape, we almost expect to see a fairy come around the bend! I really like how you framed this, how the road is straight in the foreground, and then begins to curve back and forth. The way that the right side goes up a hill, and the left side goes down it is great.
pleampa (38) 2006-10-01 11:16
Silvio1953 (109341) 2006-10-04 14:58
Hi Henk, beautiful landscape of one forest crossed from one road and dipped in the fog. Delicate colors much, full poetry composition, splendid photo Ciao Silvio
leo61 (0) 2006-10-12 15:27
This wonderful shot deserve some more points...
Everything is written ,I can only say :fantastic and everything is perfect:light,colors,idea,POV and atmosphere.
It remains me to a road in the sierra de Monchique in Portugal.
NellyD (1872) 2006-10-13 18:21
Wow, this is an amazing photograph!
You created a lot of depth here. The path really seems to disappear to nowhere.
And with the mist it has a very mystical atmosphere.
Thanks for sharing.
andeweg (139) 2006-10-19 1:16
I agree with all the other possitive comments...
xsanthos (275) 2006-10-26 2:55
waaooww very very nice...
marietom (34607) 2006-11-04 13:14
superbe, je ne l'avais pas encore vue, celle-ci... Belle ambiance.
Mansi (543) 2006-11-16 14:59
beautiful and dreamy! lovely mood about the photograph... wonderful shot :)
UnTrained (0) 2006-11-17 6:52
just seen this for the first time and I don't think I will ever forget it. The reasons are told by all the others..
Lemy58 (201) 2006-11-19 14:24
Superbe vue de ce chemin arboré semblant être le théatre de contes et légendes. La brume donne bien sur une touche efficace et contribue à cette atmosphère magique. Bravo
puntos (556) 2006-12-30 16:27
Dit vind ik nu echt knap werk. De verzadigde kleuren, mist in de achtergrond, de overhangende takken over de hele breedte van de foto, het delicate groen ... prachtig.
AudreyHepburn (0) 2006-12-30 16:52
I like your picture so much!!!It looks like a picture from fairy tale ,amazing climate.
alex-zaitsev (254) 2007-01-20 14:19
Fine work of the professional. Full art harmony. I strongly admire to your professionalism.
jdwyer264 (1082) 2007-01-28 18:28
Very atmospheric shot, peaceful and calming.
Good neutral colouring.
Great capture, with superb shadows furthering the real feeling of this shot.
Jason_teale (717) 2007-01-28 19:07
This is an impressive shot. One that I think many should take not of, just for it's simple beauty. What is in this picture is peace and there is a feeling of calmness that you have managed to capture with your impressive skill. Thanks for sharing!
moody (0) 2007-02-15 3:10
Wonderful image. Cheers, Moody
Gierlinski (946) 2007-02-17 11:50
I am totally amazed. This looks like a picture from a fairy tale. Amazing colours and point of view. You convinced me with this picture to take hit that road.... Very impressive, excellent work.
raulp (0) 2007-02-23 22:57
wow this is really nice and mysteriously wierd in a nice way
fatigue (10) 2007-02-28 6:17
this photo seems to be excerpt from lord of the rings! huh! great :)
ajie-pinoy (2) 2007-03-01 23:03
I think this is the nice photo I'd ever seen here in trekearth. I am not a Photographer but i do love pictures like this. Mr. can i request if you want, can you send me your authograped pictures. if it is ok for you. and to all phothographer out there, pls send me. i will treasure your photos at all time...
heres my address Alvin Bautista, #279 sangumay st. dimasalang, Cabanatuan City 3100.
thx ang rgd
palszabo (0) 2007-03-10 4:44
A road from a fairy-tale! I like it! Pal
TopGeo (38126) 2007-04-17 4:37
I am pleased..unexpected...very very likeadle, wonderful...
luiscar (3286) 2007-05-19 10:14
hola henk, espectacular fotografia, perfeccion en resolucion,
POV, tono de color.
dilane (861) 2007-05-28 12:54
si tu dis que c'est l'inde je te crois, mais on pourrait penser à un paysage aussi de chez nous , non?
brevbrev14 (140) 2007-05-30 3:37
Hi Henk, impossible don't leave a ocmment to this masterpiece!
it is a painting!
full of atmosphere!
norman_isaure (4) 2007-06-03 18:47
Cela ressemble à un décor de cinéma ou une reconstitution en studio, tellement cela a l'air parfait...
AnaRita (1741) 2007-06-05 9:01
Fantastic atmosphere, really refreshing and exciting, I would love to stroll through there.
Congratulations and thanks for sharing.
matt_harris_42 (151) 2007-06-14 11:25
I cannot help but think of Lord of the Rings...
noborders (1010) 2007-07-04 6:25
Hi Henk, sitting here with my friend Francine, and looking at some TE photos : Francine likes specially this one, so open as the way goes to clouds and dreams ; one can almost touch one’s dream here, it is the start of all sorts of possibilities ; here, things are not definitive, the visible end of the way opens on the unknown ; so, we can create and invent...
Road to nowhere ? maybe road to our imagination and dream, that's the richness of this shot...
jguisado (595) 2007-08-05 15:51
Wonderful image; the aerial perspective and the depth are perfect. The right tree is able to frame an unreal scene.
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MarcT (20958) 2007-08-10 3:59
Heerlijk beeld. Prachtig licht en enkele bomen was voldoende om deze indruk op iedereen te maken.
Groetjes uit Luik
parash_choudhur (6) 2007-08-11 12:10
Hey henk it's my country. My poor country. I am feeling proud for my poor country. Is it realy hard for you (Europians) to find a beutifull thing without economical aspect.
naturelover (306) 2007-08-14 21:17
I see you have hundreds of points for this image. I'm not sure If I can come up with anything original, I'm sure it's all been said. I must say you created a very peaceful and serene image. My eye is drawn up the road into the mist in the background. I wonder what is around the corner. Very beautiful.
utkue (3420) 2007-08-15 6:13
This photo is like a dream.
Fantastic foggy, ghost trees and guide way are master piece.
Best regards from Ankara and have a nice days.
aralda (1240) 2007-09-29 4:50
Poetic indeed. I love the left part of the image, with the delicate white-barked trees in the mist.
salvator (19102) 2007-11-01 1:06
A lot of things have been written for this beautiful photo, a work of art, definitely and superb. I wanted to contribute to the 367 points. I wonder really what makes these points, since you have photos as nice as this one with much lower hits and points.
Best regards. Salvator.
powoj (1661) 2008-01-05 15:48
Amazing composition, contrast, color scharpness and light. This picture is one of the best in all TE.
ellap (179) 2008-01-06 13:36
absolutely amazing, the depth, the light very mysterious
ruisc_pt (10251) 2008-01-06 13:51
fantastic compo pov light and metrics.
Really a favo
andrewstaszok (114) 2008-01-06 14:03
wow,this is amazing shot
dijjac (1569) 2008-01-16 23:32
Excuse me, but I do not understand all these eulogistic comments, for a so banal picture! It is enough to be put at the medium of the road and to make click! Nothing very complicated.
Then: " Fantastic - wonderful - amazing - excellent - lovely - fabulous - splendid - superb - great - magic - perfect " etc ...It is exaggerated !
It is not your fault if all these comments arrive, and in your gallery, much of other photographs are of great class.
But this one is not good, too dull, too punt, which interest ?Without resentment.
Friendly ( sorry for my bad english )
livinitout (942) 2008-01-19 19:19
this shot truly deserves the praise. it's very clear and mystyc. the light is very soft drawing the viewer into its depths.
cirano (1315) 2008-01-22 4:14
va ye wêne!!!!
pir pir xwşik e.
ayansadhu (1502) 2008-01-29 10:15
This is an excellent & amazing atmosphere caught in your vision which is aptly made immortal with all the expertise you possess... excellent color & composition, fantastic POV
Rinaldo (59) 2008-02-15 10:51
This picture makes my fantasy work: what will be after the next bent.
Picture from a fairy tale.
coco (30437) 2008-03-23 23:03
Very good and nice picture with a nice composition and a wonderful atmosphere. The myst is one of the keys of the photo.
Silversnow (2319) 2008-05-26 11:44
Great use of the fog,the lighting is just perfect in this nice composition that goes into the unknown :)
mark_mk (266) 2008-07-03 6:57
simply a wonderful shot, I love this one! You composed it so well, the road leads the eye towards the mist. The road really looks like it ends there, what an atmosphere! A wonderful shot, simply amazing!
PS: Thanks for your hints again, now I can finally go RAW, it works with the Canon software as well as with the RAW plugin for Photoshop CS2, thanks a lot, you really helped me!
vmukherjee (612) 2008-08-21 20:45
Great shot! The mist, winding road, all create a sense of mystery, Compliments for such a beautiful shot.
elendim (69) 2008-09-30 16:08
Good sharpness,the composition is wonderful,very special atmosphere and great color!
paromitadey (596) 2008-11-03 2:50
Amazing!!! I am speechless, such a beautiful photo. I could almost feel the chill and the fading visuals in the mist. Love to get lost in such a path.
Kindly accept my complements.
Which is a good camera for beginners? And could you pls suggest any website that gives tips and ideas on photography, specially landscapes.
Karsten71 (359) 2008-11-14 10:40
superb image. I love the soft light in the left of the picture and this road leading into the mist really gets the imagination going...
ajayrawat (555) 2008-11-14 10:58
what a marvelous shot, it's not less than a painting. another observation I had besides beautiful scene and a great comosition is: there is no pure black no pure white... a perfect photograph.
rigoletto (33751) 2008-11-25 10:43
wandering in TE, i ran into this one and just wanted to say hello to an old friend...
man, it is ironically funny to see that, one of those overrated TE miracles belongs to you. yeah, the place should have been amazing in real life, breathing that humidity, smelling that greenery, walking on that road to nowhere... wow...
but, this photo of that place is boring. no less boring than any other empty foggy forest photos on the net (which i also had that unfortunate chance to share a very bad (and even more boring) version on our fantastic TE). yet... who am i to contradict to all those 200 other members who love it enormously and who am i to fully oppose to all those 85 favouriters...
anyway, i'd be extremely pleased if you grant me the chance to express my ideas...nothing personal, you know...
ps: you still living? only as a ghost in the forums?
batalay (33891) 2008-12-12 3:56
I happily join the chorus of viewers who find themselves mesmerized by this astonishing photograph. I came by this image with a mix of sadness and joy. My good friend Stephen Branley cited you among his friends (on his Intro page), when he announced his withdrawal from participation at the site. But with discerning taste he had obviously discovered some of your great gems, and I am grateful to him for identifying your gallery (I will definitely select it among my favorites). Stephen had benefitted from the collaboration with you and I can see why. In a photograph that resembles a stage setting the composition is surpassing. The all-pervasive mist leaves areas with sharp resolution, the subdued soft color creates a genuine mystique.
Aviller (3866) 2008-12-28 11:28
An almost magical, dreamlike setting. This angle (by standing right in the middle of the road) almost draws your eye into the picture. The composition is fantastic; my particular favorite is the fact that the rocks on the right and the big branch in the upper part of the picture create somewhat of a natural frame.
mikele_pl (2400) 2009-02-11 14:29
this is more like a painting, extraordinarly beautiful!
minttyinbkk (52) 2009-04-23 7:11
wow great shot
maverickette (72) 2009-06-16 8:52
I like the mix of mist and bright light on a hill and road from the right. Looks like a fairy tale, really nice shot!
MrSoul (57) 2009-06-16 9:05
Très belle photo, super atmosphère, image simple et efficace...
Je n'aurais qu'une critique : On ne peut pas critiquer, il n'y a rien à redire !
swaschand (0) 2009-08-21 7:37
Great POV. Absolute brilliance in your capture.It is after quite a long while and after much await, that i have come across such an extraordinary capture in natural light and colour.Beautifully done.
Leconte (5795) 2009-11-18 8:25
beautiful composition with amazing clarity despite the fog.
chudy_7012 (40) 2010-03-18 9:29
I will say about your picture: where the magic begins.
You have catched frame of mind!
hanza (132) 2010-05-03 2:24
Wow...great picture and great composition .. its like a painting .. the S curve is fantastic
sarvesh (549) 2010-06-22 2:09
Although I have seen similar sight in Himalayan villages many times but I wanna say kudos for capturing this beautiful frame.
tomescuc (3291) 2010-08-25 14:25
let me put it this way: technically very accomplished, no hint of excessive PP, beautiful. However, it is utterly boring, mundane, nothing going on here. I'd rather see a much less technically accomplished photo, but that has that bite, life, personality, crazy thing going on. TE is indeed a strange place sometimes.
Ricx (13489) 2010-08-25 14:36
What a stunning mystic image.. love the depth and feel of it.. good sharpness and tones TFS
udisha-s (25) 2010-09-02 10:30
I love this picture. Though I am wondering which site you posted this picture on before TrekEarth because I am sure I've seen this very picture ages ago on another site.
EmEeEliiessessa (51) 2010-12-18 10:11
This is terrific! I love how the trees are framing this photo. The one in the foreground bent horizontally is terrific.
Nessie (918) 2011-03-21 11:49
Dreamy atmosphere, great composition and contrast.
Very well done!
FISCHER (441) 2011-04-23 3:15
Bravo Henk, quel talent!!!
I agree with alejandroguzman when he say:
"I understand now why this picture has more than 200 points. ´Cause it´s just AMAZING !!!.........."
one of the geatest pictures I never seen on TE
( and the 24 / 70 f2,8 is probably the greatest zoom lens I know as well!)
nikon_ron (143) 2012-04-30 1:12
awsome. perfect balance of light/shadow and mist. your eye is drawn do the road to.....
samnil584 (28) 2012-08-10 22:58
The fogy surrounding of the tine road seams to me bridge between another world and our earth
You have projected the atmosphere very well.
Noel_Byrne (16271) 2012-09-05 12:25
I cannot add much more to what has already been said, but thank you. Mystical, magical and amazing image.
Best wishes from Ireland
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- Date Taken: 2005-02-06
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