PRIMORDIAL RAINFOREST, PERHAPS A BETTER TIME WOULD BE, "THROUGH THE MISTS OF TIME"
Today (September 2, 2012) Andrea Grigolo (grigand) announced in a note accompanying his last post that it was his sixth anniversary at Trekearth. It suddenly struck me, September 2, 2012 is my sixth anniversary at Trekearth also.
This is a photo I took on August 2, exactly a month ago, while visiting Vancouver Canada. I was there to give a talk, "The Crucial Importance of Form and Function". I had hoped to see Craig MacIntosh and Tosca Lueks, but my timing was poor. They were visiting Eastern Europe. They brought back a treasure trove of extraordinary photos I urge everyone to view and savor. Moreover, Craig sent me a comprehensive list of sites to see in the Vancouver Area.
The scene is in Capilano Park, home to a primordial rain forest in the suburbs of Vancouver. Walking across the 137 m (450 ft) suspension bridge, 70 m (230 ft) above the Capilano River, one encounters overwhelming natural beauty. Douglas fir trees rise 100 m (300 ft) above lush vegetation on the undulating ground. The billowing mist of water in this image is from the water sprayed on some of the exotic plants to keep them saturated, and for me to take this unusual photo. The only thing missing was a shaft of sunlight through the trees.
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daddo (23104) 2012-09-02 21:03
Dear Bulent Bey,
Let me be the first to offer the due felicitations. Your varied photos, informative notes and helpful and sympathetic notes make you a respected and cherished member.And what an esoteric and poetic image with which to mark the occasion. Beautiful and at the same time fragile- as is our earth and our presence on it. Best wishes from Melbourne where spring is rising from from her winter sleep in all her bright robes and jewels.
mirosu (12748) 2012-09-02 23:46
Congratulation to your anniversary. You are celebrating by postin an excellent photo. The combination of, I must say, trpical green with the water mist around is excellent. You are lucky with the light which is really excellent. I wish you a much photo success during next 6 years.
Royaldevon (27453) 2012-09-02 23:48
Good Morning Bulent,
Congratulations on your 6th Anniversary and on this most extraordinary photograph. You are right, primodial suits its description. I imagined that it had been taken in the Amazonian Rain Forest.
The combination of sunlight, mist and shadows makes an exciting, almost mysterious mixture. Excellent clarity.
My warm regards,
amaryllis (33752) 2012-09-03 2:07
une superbe photo pour tes six ans de fidélité à TE et félicitations!
Tres belles plantes qui sont favorisées par cette humidité
ikeharel (54045) 2012-09-03 2:58
First Bulent let me congratulate you for many years yet to post on TE, and for the magnificent picture here: I had no idea the Vancouver area has a rain-forest. Probably not like the Amazonas, but looks dense and green just well alike.
Good use of the sunrays on the fog coming through. Fine light management and good clarity.
snunney (80537) 2012-09-03 3:02
Many congratulations on six years, your photos are always a joy to see and your notes informative. The water mist shot through with light brings a particular atmosphere to the scene. Very nicely framed with lovely natural tones and excellent clarity.
jhm (136580) 2012-09-03 3:14
Congratulations for your great contribution on TE, a pity for TE, would more people have to as you are on TE with a high knowledge of photography.
This are pictures for dreaming any photographer want this image make, a picture with great atmosphere.
Lovely image with pleasant colors and good presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
trevormoffiet (2830) 2012-09-03 4:23
Congratulations on your six years on TE. I have yet to reach 1 year.
I like this informative image of the man-made mist that helps to sustain the green foliage. The green border is well-chosen to complement the foliage.
Bluejeans (64247) 2012-09-03 5:28
Ola Bulent ,
Parabéns pelo 6 aniversário no TE sempre com boas fotos e boas notas bem informativas , interessante esta foto de natureza neste parque com este fumo criou um bonito ambiente , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Graal (95972) 2012-09-03 7:13
amazing presentation of rainforest. Image is very nice, like painted. Unusual light and mist.
Congratulations on your Anniversary on TE!
Have a nice day.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2012-09-03 7:31
Congratulations on 6 years sharing on TE. I read the note with interest. The image is unusual and beautiful. Nature is cleverly photographed with thin shadows of the leaves of ferns. Excellent quality. Bravo.
Have a nice day
rbellemare (2109) 2012-09-03 8:42
Happy anniversary on TE. Very nice picture of this forest. As somebody else mention, it look like to have be taken in Amazon forest. The light getting through the forest and the fog give us a great picture.
Sonata11 (33201) 2012-09-03 9:02
in the first place I want to congratulate you a six-year internship at TE, and the great contribution of your work and the beautiful pictures that we have and we'll continue to be able to admire them as beautiful photo you attached here today. Great place to dream about and a lot of people would like see it for yourself, include me, as this is an incredibly beautiful place and photo, which we can admire today. My heartfelt congratulations.
All the best,
macjake (53902) 2012-09-03 9:33
great to see some photo's from the Capilano Susp. bridge, perhaps you're the first on TE to do so?
When viewing this scene, images from the movie "Predator" come to mind, remember that movie in the late 80's 90's, filmed in similar conditions - looks like you're part of the film crew :)
I really like the atmosphere with the mist, a fine photo for your collection :)
Nice to see 'home' on TE :)
marabu61 (7789) 2012-09-03 12:13
Congratulations on your 6th anniversary here on TE, it is allways a privilege to view your photos. You where acctually one of the many ones who's picture where an inspiration to me to join TE myself.
Superb photo of lush green with the swirling mist in the sunlight. It is so atmosperic and serene.
I hope to see your work for the next 6 years around.
Greetings from Switzerland
worldcitizen (6633) 2012-09-03 14:00
Congratulations on six years! I also marked that milestone in February. Time really flies! It is interesting to see this kind of scene in Canada. It looks more like a warm weather locale than our chilly northern neighbor. :-) I like the mist and lush foliage. It must have smelled wonderful, too.
bukitgolfb301 (34916) 2012-09-03 15:54
Hi dear Bulent
Yes that is a very fantastic shot. Nice catching the slight delicate steam. With good sunlight, that is so wonderful and also mysterious. Perfect light control and best vertical framework. Very sharp and clear image as usual as your trademark. Thanks for your sharing and have a good day!
Takero from rainy Tokyo
zoomer (6) 2012-09-03 16:39
What a splendid,artistic rendition of the rain forest.The mist and reflections create a unique atmosphere.Fine work,Wolf.
wolf38 (31014) 2012-09-03 23:03
Hello Bulent. An all around beautiful and atmospheric image. Good handling of light. And ... my congratulations to the 6th at TE. On this post I can only say: Title, Photo and text complement each other perfectly. Rgds, Wolfgang.
baddori (19193) 2012-09-03 23:38
The photo has all the features of celebration.
A work of art, a sensitive personality.
The context keeps your personality and taste of color, geometry, expressive finesse.
All in a composition tree.
Everything has a soul ch you can submit.
thanks e auguri per il 6° TE anniversario.
Tigerlily (3053) 2012-09-04 2:43
Six years on TE? Wow... A belated Congratulation to your anniversary.
This is a wonderful photo. I especially like the light, fog and shadows of the plants. It is not an easy photo to take, difficult to compose, but clearly you captured the atomsphere excellentlly. Beautiful subtle tone.
Keep up your wonderful work, take care, my best wishes to you.
Ah.. BTW, thank you for your humorous critique:-D.
ayferaldanmaz (1085) 2012-09-04 7:06
te deki 6. yıldönümünüz ve gerçek bir kutlama karesi bu! mistik, etkileyici.. tüm bu muhteşem güzellikleri paylaşımınıza ortak olduğum için kendimi şanslı hissettiğimi de söylemeliyim.. daha nice yıllara!
bostankorkulugu (41978) 2012-09-05 0:09
sizi tanımak çok güzel profesör... ama hala bir araya gelemedik... konuşmanızı dinlemek isterim ama pazartesi zor olabilir... haftasonu bir buluşma ayarlayabilsek keşke...
kato (11630) 2012-09-05 20:52
Congratulations for 6 years your contribution on TE!
And, we thank many good photographs and useful notes on TE. Anyway, you're capturing well a mysterious scene of the nature in this photograph. Rich greenery, rocks and trees. And, it's impressive in sunray put from the crevice between trees.
Have a nice day.
halikarnas (6615) 2012-09-07 5:27
Işık ve gölge güzel kullanılır ise netice çok başarılı olur tezini ispatlamışsınız.
Ayrica renk bütünlüğü harika.
ACL1978 (7467) 2012-09-07 21:50
Congratulations on the anniversary, Bulent - what a great photo you've chosen to celebrate with! The mist is certainly the grabber for this photo, creating great texture and atmosphere as it floats through the varying light that streams down over the rocks and plants. Very nicely framed to enhance that mist well.
emka (74963) 2012-09-08 0:20
Hi dear Bulent,
First of all, congratulations for you sixth anniversary here, thanks a lot for your beautiful photos, fantastic interesting notes and comments. And I hope that you will have fun here for the next years. So, you are "older" than me. I am five years old :).
It is a pity that you could not meet Craig and Tosca, but good for me, I had wonderful time with them in Warsaw. I tried to be good guide and host but nothing to compared with the time I had in Virginia. I told them what a wonderful hosts you and CJ were.
Amazing shot here. it looks very exotic, like from tropical garden, maybe because of these mist and sun rays. But closer look reveals they are just ferns and spruces. excellent contribution.
anokutan (15097) 2012-09-10 13:27
Bülent bey merhaba,
Gizem yüklü bir kare.Yeşille dumanın kompozisyonu nefis.
paololg (31448) 2012-09-11 2:45
Ciao dear Bulent,
an interesting and intriguing subject to celebrate your sixth anniversary on TrekEarth. It's a prestigious anniversary that confirming your great experience with the camera. Sincere congratulations, my friend!
Ciao, see you soon! ;-)
aliabazari (13195) 2012-09-12 2:07
Hello dear Bulent
The composition of this picture is very well done, with excellent exposure. Good depth.
Thank you for registering for this nice picture
danos (84275) 2012-09-12 3:19
congratulations on your sixth Anniversary on the site,and i wish you to stay even more and to show us your beautiful and charmy photos like this one of the primordial rain forest in Capilano park.
I visited the area 2 1/2 years ago when i was in Vancouver, i passed the bridge but i did see this spectacular sight with the mist to cover all over this section as to see in your image.
I was there in March-April and perhaps this phenomenon to take place in Summer time,or the most right to did not know the event and and did not try to find it.
Never mind its an excelelnt photo with all this mist to creates a fascinating scenery.
Schnappilic (9686) 2012-09-12 12:05
Congratulations for your 6 years on TE and thanks for all your beautiful picture. This picture has an incredible atmosphere. Splendid effect!
All the best,
MLINES (12516) 2012-09-12 16:13
Hi Bulent, A fine subject, something which has existed for millenia and will out survive all of us. It is good as it combines the softness of life with the hard rocks. The mistiness makes it eternal. TFS. Murray
shevchenko (19051) 2012-09-14 3:25
Fantastic effect create by the sunlight and fog, what lovely corner that full with wild plants and dense leaves, nice nature view, distinct photo, good shoot.
Congratulation on your achievements along 6th years on TE, thanks for sharing a lots of good photos with us.
ines8 (6090) 2012-09-16 3:22
Merhaba, Bulent Bey,
A splendid and delicate picture for celebrating the 6 years sharing on TE.Congratulation!
eldancer1 (26028) 2012-09-17 9:19
Beautiful capture of this rainforest! Love the effect of the mist and the sunlight coming through the trees. I visited Vancouver and Vancouver Island once and love the experience. Good lighting and dof with nice details. Nice catch of light hitting those rocks. Well done, tfs.
s_lush (16134) 2012-09-20 7:20
You have marked the sixth anniversary with this picture that seems to be very appropriate for the event and for the talk about importance of forms and functions. A very nice composition, beautiful atmosphere, and excellent quality of the picture!
Didi (55441) 2012-10-06 3:35
Hi My Friend
Nice picture for the circonstance.
The mist gives a nice attraction to your composition
Nice greens indeed
gervaso (9365) 2012-10-07 16:01
Wonderful picture with all this fog and difficult light, which you've captured with perfection! Beautiful composition! Really well done! And congratulations for the 6 years here!
delpeoples (52771) 2012-10-21 2:25
Merhaba dear Bulent
What a great way to celebrate your 6 years on TE. I love the cool lush tones and the effect of the spraying water is extraordinary. Excellent vertical frame, sharpness and depth.
Warm regards and thanks for sharing
Angshu (55035) 2012-10-22 21:27
Hello Professor 'A'
Heartiest congratulations on completing this milestone. 6 years of presenting us with fine pictures & brilliant notes, which is in the truest spirit of TE. True, TE is not the same when both of us started, but contributors like you keep this site alive & ticking!
This is a difficult picture you chose for the anniversary, with strong light filtering through trees & creating uneven exposure & the mist rising...well handled such conditions.
Look forward for many more contributions from you!
With Warm Regards
Silvio1953 (118143) 2012-10-25 0:41
Ciao Bulent, congratulations for your 6 year on TE and thanks for all your beautiful photo, fascinating rain forest with fantastic light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Matthew-Watt (6043) 2012-11-10 21:03
Excellent work, it's been wonderful having you as part of the TE community for this time. Hope there are many more years and postings from around the world still to come. An eerie yet elegant photo here of the misty gardens. Lots of good colour and texture to observe. Well done, and all the best.
zanzi (13570) 2013-03-08 12:29
What an atmosphere !
We can almost feel the heat and the moisture.
Probably not an easy scene to catch with this contrast.
- Copyright: Bulent Atalay (batalay) (35043)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-02
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D200, 28-200mm F3.5-5.6 ED AF Zoom Nikkor
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): PARADISE ON EARTH [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-02 20:17