A carpet of bluebells leads you irresistibly through the gap in the tall pine trees in Calcot Wood near Ashurst in West Sussex, England.
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sevy (15367) 2014-05-25 0:56
Good idea, the bookmark frame for this subject and this shot. It is especially working with those blue flowers at bottom giving a real add to the view.
Royaldevon (34619) 2014-05-25 1:11
I will never tire of scenes like this!
Bluebells are the true sign that spring is here.
A very well composed shot where the gap drives the viewer from the bluebells into the b/g, ensuring an appreciation of the whole scene.
Have a great Sunday,
siudzi (34141) 2014-05-25 1:38
The carpet of bluebells looks so amazing here and built a fantastic visual effect with the trees around. Perfectly cropped view to get an elegant presentation. Great image!
Have a nice Sunday!
jjcordier (79289) 2014-05-25 1:55
Une très belle composition verticale de ce beau coin de nature printanière. Ce tapis de fleurs est vraiment très photogénique.
jrleborgne (1554) 2014-05-25 2:09
That's a very beautiful picture, smart composition and delightful colours.
Have a nice sunday,
dekanski (4485) 2014-05-25 2:45
Beautiful image, beautiful colors, great composition, good format!
snunney (92400) 2014-05-25 2:46
The bookmark format was an excellent choice here. Love the colours and the light, especially as it plays over the tree trunks. An image to delight the senses and which makes you want to step in! Have a pleasant Sunday afternoon, enjoy the Bank Holiday.
tatadalou (7305) 2014-05-25 3:09
Nice vertical framing in the middle of forest. The sensation of height is strentghened by the trees. It wouldn't have been so beautiful without the flowers caprte.
npecanhuk (71938) 2014-05-25 3:52
That's a wonderful picture of such beautiful and lovely natural details!
I specially like all those colors!
Exposure, slim vertical format and composition are highlights here too!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your Sunday,
trevormoffiet (3112) 2014-05-25 5:16
I love everything about this composition; colours, light, subject, format. Very attractive.
Noel_Byrne (28152) 2014-05-25 6:15
The tall thin shape of this frame is great, it really emphasizes the height of the trees, and draws the eye deep into the shot. It's a nice natural Sasquatch passage through the woods. The colors f the bluebells are great, as always, but even finer when combined with the excellent tones of the wood. Really great depth too.
All the best
mirosu (15790) 2014-05-25 7:13
Excellent composition well arranged in long vertical format. The combination of blue flowers with brown tree trunks is brilliant. The light is superb.
Very well done.
rychem (30229) 2014-05-25 9:00
Very well composed photo, the chosen vertical format increases the height of these trees, splendidphoto
Nicou (133256) 2014-05-25 10:16
fantastique vue e tiamge quel graphisme sueprbe ces troncs brun et le contraste avec les fleurs violettes au sol une merveille.
Bravo et amitié
shreya2000 (1959) 2014-05-26 3:07
Well seen and good observed gap between the trees. The flowers are looking very nice. Good capture.
janraiski (558) 2014-05-26 12:22
very well verticaly composed, I really like it.
Hellas (6879) 2014-05-27 2:08
Very nice choice that nature gave you and made you and us happy. Vertical frame is a good option which boosts the synthesis. Sharpness and pleasant colors are amazing!
annjackman (21356) 2014-05-27 2:36
Great use of the tall trees. Without their lower branches they make a graphic woodland image that is beautifully underlined by the carpet of bluebells. Lovely colours and clever vertical format.
Kind Regards, Ann
emka (89207) 2014-05-28 13:30
Hello Brian, Probably these blue bells are already gone, but you have them on photos. Lovely picture.
WArm regrads MAlgo
delpeoples (56000) 2014-05-28 23:00
Ciao dear Brian
Oooooh ahhhhh! This is a cracker, but you must have known it as soon as you saw it on the viewfinder. I love the rich red/brown tones of the tree trunks and how they contrast with those greens and blues. This is such an English scene, it should be your country's flag instead of that Butcher's Apron! ;). Love it, love everything about it. Congrats.
Wanda1 (15058) 2014-05-31 6:05
What a picturesque scene, it would make a nice subject for a painting too. I like the contrast between the purple carpet and the rest of the scene. Good choice of vertical format to give us a great sense of the super height of those trees.
jcpix (13846) 2014-06-04 20:16
Stop posting so fast, I can't get caught up! ha So here you are, walking around with your blue bells out again I see. ;) They need fresh air too, so it's good for ya'. Your title has my mind playing a loop of the London metro announcement of "Mind the gap" with each stop...or maybe I really am hearing voices!?
The bookmark cut works perfectly to elongate the already stretched vertical visual, or "s.v.v." to simplify things if your into abbreviations and such. This composition and subject has a hint at the Redwoods in California, very similar look and feel. Another beauty shot of this enchanted location. If I can't make my way out of the shopping trolley and snack aisle though, I might not make it through this gap in the trees...and with that, I'm off to the refrigerator to find a tasty treat. Have a good one amigo. Take it easy.
Cheers from Az.,
Jason (with French accent)
jmdias (59942) 2014-08-02 7:01
another fabulous sample of this place. I liked the use of these golden trunks and the violet flowers. amazing result. even the central part of the compo isolated would be a fabulous job. congratulations.
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (49288)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-23
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony 70-300 F4.5-5.6 G SSM
- Exposure: f/25.0, 1/3 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-25 0:54