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Twilight along Road 31

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 7 November 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Rural Solano County, California

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Olivier V. from Belgium

great shot

very good

7 Nov 2009 5:32am

@Olivier V.: I've tried two days running to leave you a comment - your blog bounces me out - I don't know what I'm doing wrong. (love the yellow arm reaching for an orange)

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

lovely light and special framing of these trees against this wonderfuls sky.

7 Nov 2009 6:23am

Pepe Cabrera from Cuidad de Antipolo, Philippines

Beautiful! love the framing and the scenery is just fantastic.

7 Nov 2009 7:47am

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

These trees fit the evening light so very well. Strong work. Not sure if I would have gone for the car passing by. Bt it works out nicely.

7 Nov 2009 8:58am

@Mirko Herzner: I agree with you, Mirko. You know I am drawn to highway images. I took more than a dozen captures - playing with the passing cars along this busy stretch of road. Seeing that the image was stronger without the vehicle lights became obvious when I started the processing. Unfortunately, I only have one image without the tracers. And the sky isn't nearly as interesting in that one. And so it goes...

yz from Hungary

love it, the trees all bend towards the moon

7 Nov 2009 9:10am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

love the bend in the trees

7 Nov 2009 11:08am

Yonatan from Bronx, United States

Just lovely. The transition of light in the right portion of the composition is beautiful.

7 Nov 2009 3:39pm

@Yonatan: Thanks so very much.

k@ from Paris, France

Like models posing and dancing in your light ? Those trees have real cool attitude and love the speed ray, fzz-fzzzzzz*

7 Nov 2009 5:14pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

You have captured some wonderful yet gentle colours in this sky.

7 Nov 2009 5:29pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very nice lighting

7 Nov 2009 6:04pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

very cool that hazy moon, streaks of cars going by, and that lovely stand of trees......wonderful all around.....

7 Nov 2009 6:08pm

@Susan: Thanks, Susan - a 'hazy moon' tends to draw me.

grant from kansas city, United States

i love this light, and the deep colors. (sorry to be absent so long. i've been battling a computer virus. think i've finally got it beat.)

7 Nov 2009 6:12pm

@grant: Yo, Grant! It is good to have you back and I'm glad to hear your heading towards complete recovery.

Chris from South Jersey, United States

awesome lighting and colors, and those trees do look like fingers reaching for the stars.....I agree with you and Mirko on the tail-lights and the line on the road - the composition would have been a bit stronger without it...

7 Nov 2009 9:02pm

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

A strange atmosphere... good effect with the wide angle... I like the silhouettes of dead and alive trees... this moon... ant the streaks... like an UFO...

8 Nov 2009 6:15pm

@Francesc B.: Thank you so much for the kind words, Francesc.

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

Love this one too Stephen, the shape of the almost bare trees is Fantastic.

8 Nov 2009 10:21pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada


9 Nov 2009 7:37am