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347/365: "Nature's own masterpieces will never go away. If I'm able to cast just a few of them in favorable light & convince you to look at them again with greater appreciation & a fresh perspective, I have succeeded as an artist.

347/365: "Nature's own masterpieces will never go away. If I'm able to cast just a few of them in favorable light & convince you to look at them again with greater appreciation & a fresh perspective,
1 picture and a note above ! :)

Holy cow, it was over 30 degrees outside today! Finally, the snow is melting and the icicles are dripping away. The sound of snow and ice falling from the roof sometimes has us all horrified by the violent crashing!

This afternoon I went out with my camera, totally unimpressed by the messy landscape. Slushy snow, sloppy mud, dead grass...what ever could I find for a picture? So I told myself, "You know, there are a million amazing pictures right here in front of you. All you have to do is take the time to see them." Sighing deeply and very uninspired by the dismal scene, I had to admit that this advice was solid. After all, so many of you pros would find an amazing picture instantly!

I stopped and looked around me, trying to find something interesting. Ah ha! Some cool lichen encrusting a rock! And then more! But I didn't know if those pictures would be good enough to please a wide audience. But now that I'd found some success, the world opened up once again and the air twinkled with magic. I saw a flash of color and looked down as I passed a leaf laying in a puddle of melted snow, one edge lit up by the sun's rays. I nearly kept walking, but then I remembered that there was a huge potential for a lovely bokeh image if I could find it.

I studied the leaf and loved the texture of the veins, glowing warmly like panes of stained glass, and took a couple of pictures. Reviewing the images, I changed my angle and got lower, and lower still. THERE...the light hitting the water and snow, with the green moss in bokeh behind... that was exactly what I knew was there, and I just needed to look for it! :)

Idaho artist Scott Christensen is one of the most well-respected landscape painters in the country, and his understanding of light, ability to achieve pure color, and reverence for nature also make him a highly sought-after instructor. www.artistdaily.com/blogs/pleinair/archive/2009/04/09/en-plein-air-a-conversation-with-scott-christensen.aspx

Marco, Goia, Bruno Suignard, Marcray and 35 other people have particularly liked this photo


34 comments - The latest ones
 Sami Serola
Sami Serola club
Excellent lesson on what photography is about =)
7 years ago.
 Chrissy
Chrissy club
This is beautiful with the light and the wonderful Bokeh. BIG ART! Janet, your 365-days-project tells a story about every day of 2013. This is so great. It shows your mood and the weather and it has so pretty images. I think you have to make a photo-book with it. I hope your work is fun and not stress yourself too much.*Hugs*
7 years ago.
 Julien Rappaport
Julien Rappaport club
Encore du très bon !
7 years ago.
 Missfujii
Missfujii
as always we are not disappointed with your new photo
7 years ago.
 sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s club
Gorgeous light, colors and bokeh!! Absolutely stunning!!

Your colourful image was admired in
Vivid, Vibrant Colours
7 years ago.
 Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879 club
An amazing closeup shot. Wow!
Enjoyed in www.ipernity.com/group/hangit.
7 years ago.
 Elizabeth Roberts
Elizabeth Roberts
This is so lovely and colours and the Bokeh.
7 years ago.
 Anne Moilanen
Anne Moilanen
BEAUTIFUL!

Found and enjoyed in the group gallery at:
Hang It!
7 years ago.
 (*NIKonGT*)
(*NIKonGT*) club
You have succeeded, Janet. Such a wonderful light, tones and mood in your picture.
7 years ago.
 kadely
kadely
jolie réalisation avec un superbe bokeh
7 years ago.
 Mike (Bogger3)
Mike (Bogger3)
Superb light and colour Janet ;-)
Beautiful Work!!
Seen in
The Artisan!!
7 years ago.
 Jim Abbott
Jim Abbott
Beautiful lighting, and the bokeh is very attractive. Excellent work as always, Janet.
7 years ago.
 Greg Balla Photography
Greg Balla Photograp…
Great capture!!
7 years ago.
 Stan Askew
Stan Askew club
stunning shot, Janet ... fine work !!!

Seen in:
Pictorials
7 years ago.
 Fizgig
Fizgig
Beautiful! Really like the light and bokeh =)
7 years ago.
 Stan Askew
Stan Askew club
Your colourful image was admired in
Vivid, Vibrant Colours
7 years ago.
 Mickey fez
Mickey fez club
nice work again Janet
7 years ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
You have yet again managed to get a wonderful picture out of not a lot. I love the texture of the leaf - brilliant.
7 years ago.
 Tricia Gibson
Tricia Gibson
Very beautiful art - wonderful!!
7 years ago.
 Clotilde M
Clotilde M club
Superbe image !!!
7 years ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
A remarkable work more beautiful and creative ..!
Good weekend.
7 years ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
this is poetic, thanks to the artist !!!
7 years ago.
 Blueman
Blueman
Oh!!! Wow! Excellent!!!
7 years ago.
 Rita Guimaraes
Rita Guimaraes


..."You know, there are a million amazing pictures right here in front of you. All you have to do is take the time to see them." ...

Thanks for this, Janet.
I won´t forget.

And also, thanks for the results of this thought.
Beautiful.
Hugs from Brasil.
7 years ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
This is my favourite for some days. Its stunning.
7 years ago.
 Gerlinde
Gerlinde
very beautiful seen! fantastic pic!
7 years ago.
 Annemarie
Annemarie club
splendid!
congrats:=)
7 years ago.
 Sigmund
Sigmund
Stunning capture. A masterpiece :-))
7 years ago.
 Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
This is excellent ! ******
7 years ago.
 Lucy K
Lucy K
Wonderful, yes you've succeeded!
7 years ago.
 Stan Askew
Stan Askew club
still great!
seen in Code of Excellence - Flora
7 years ago.
 Marcray
Marcray
Composition, couleurs et lumières sont extras !
7 years ago.
 Bruno Suignard
Bruno Suignard
excellent!!!****************************
7 years ago.
 Biscotte.....Impertinente !
Biscotte.....Imperti… club
magnifique automne a travers tes yeux
4 years ago.

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