Starting a new series on the forest floor in BC. This horn shape is a cedar branch that I shot along the Tea Pot Trail near Cultus Lake. The vertical format befits this moss horn and the backlighting from the sunlight shining through the trees makes this an interesting composition. I feel I could have done a little better in backing off the zoom and allowing a little more hanging moss on the bottom of the frame. Either way I found that the moss covered trees along these nature trails very interesting to photograph. Enjoy!
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guillaumejm (0) 2006-11-05 16:00
What a beautifull picture. The contrast between dark and how light plays with the moss is very artistic.
zeca (19762) 2006-11-05 16:21
Hey, Paul! That´s artistic! Nice forms and very special lights turning on with the backlight! Great!
poulinp (4530) 2006-11-05 16:51
Very interesting shape, I like the light, the mood, the composition. Excellent shot Paul.
prezntime (3946) 2006-11-05 20:24
Yeah Paul...this is good stuff. The composition looks great. So much black to offset the backlit greens. The brightness of the frontal hanging branch shows well with the deeper green color behind. Also the upward direction of the branch speaks to the life that the light can give to the forest floor dwelling plants. Really fantastic.
i look forward to the rest of your series.
pat0500 (21561) 2006-11-06 3:50
Pretty photograph, and which moreover is completely interesting. A good mixture of blur and clear.
Very good shot..!
papagolf21 (102430) 2006-11-06 3:53
Le contre-jour accentue la beauté de cette prise de vue. Cette branche de cèdre s'apparente à une sculpture contemporaine où la lumière et les ombres s'amusent à magnifier cette composition.
plimrn (21344) 2006-11-06 11:16
It's nice to see pictures of your Cultus Lake; it looks like it will be way more photogenic than the one on the Cascade Lakes Trail. The way you've captured the backlit moss really shows the magic fascination of this growth. Excellent OF, the second blurred light adds to the shot. You're right of course about the framing.
jwmunro (286) 2006-11-06 15:06
Hello Paul -
Very interesting in deed. The back lighting almost makes it look like something other than moss. I do like the glow on the moss and the completely black background. The vertical composition works very well with your subject and the placement of the moss horn is in the right position. Great experiment - well done!
Thank you for sharing
Ann75 (0) 2006-11-07 14:38
Very interesting photo with excellent lighting. The colours reflect well against the black background. Great capture with a good composition and well seen! Great work, Paul!
Cormac (26565) 2006-11-07 15:05
Great shot of the moss Paul! The backlighting really shows the texture of the moss very well, and the shape also. This almost looks like it was taken in a studio instead of the forest. Great work!
TheMystic (912) 2006-11-07 16:25
Magnificent, Paul. Could be the title page for a Tolkien Novel. Great start to a series - I am also interested in nurse logs, and am sure you have shots of those as well.
designsoul (21492) 2006-11-13 22:41
A beautiful way of approaching the florest floor, opposite the sun... and with excellent results. The shot is almost mystical, the lights and darks. Very nice. I hope one day I get to go to BC to one of these old woods. I have only been in the redwood forests of Marin county, California. BUt that felt like walking in a temple, for sure... I so much like the forest.
- Copyright: Paul Enns (PJE) (20758)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-09-15
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon EF-S 18-55/3.5-5.6, Digital ISO 100
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): The Forest Floor [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-11-05 15:52
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