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Forest in the Santiam River Valley

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 13 April 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Marion County - Oregon

By this point - I've descended down to under 2000 feet (610 m) of elevation. I was drawn to this wonderful light dusting of snow over everything. I had to hike a distance from the car to gather this and tomorrow's capture. I inadvertently left the gloves back in the car. Darn - this San Francisco Bay fellow is not used to freezing weather. Yet, I am glad I stopped - and the experience should help me to remember gloves - next time.

Old Norwegian saying: "There is no bad weather - just bad clothing."

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Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West wales boy), Germany

Nice contrast between the trees with and without snow.We used that saying in the Army as well,no use to you though when you´re wet,miserable and freezing cold :-)

13 Apr 2010 7:32am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Very wonderful sight indeed... but you've turned it to a beautiful painting! The light and tonality are such an appeal! Thanks Stephen!:-)

13 Apr 2010 12:03pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Such a beautiful areas with the lovely range of greens, I hate wearing gloves would much rather have my hand sin my pockets, but with shooting you need them and got a cool pair of fingerless opossum fur gloves in NZ that work well for me in the cooler months

13 Apr 2010 1:42pm

@JJ: Those gloves you found sound wonderful, JJ. I have fingerless gloves (no 'possum hair) and they work great - but they made it out of my car during my move last December and haven't made their way back. Anyway - thanks.

k@ from Paris, France

I just love those different layers, especially this one in the background so smooth & tender green with an icy topping - magic image....

13 Apr 2010 3:50pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Snow on the distant mountains?? Love the layers and bands of different greens.

13 Apr 2010 6:27pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Gorgeous shot Stephen...beautiful contrast, and love the way the colors change, the deeper in you go......too bad about your freezing fingers.....what we photographers have to go thru, ya know??

13 Apr 2010 9:15pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

lovely image, nice one

13 Apr 2010 9:36pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

The padding in the bottom of the little ammo bag I use to carry my camera is shooting gloves and a sock cap. City boy : ] best...jerry

13 Apr 2010 11:38pm

@ordinaryimages: "City Boy?" - that hurts, Jerry. It is true - but still...

Bethany from Michigan, United States

It is a nice shot especially with the white on the trees in the background. And I like your saying, because it is so true! (This coming from a Michigan gal where we say wait 10 minutes and the weather will change).

13 Apr 2010 11:52pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

I would have to concur with Bethany at least about the Michigan weather.

14 Apr 2010 12:41am

David from Detroit, United States

I, too, like the layers. but the thing that really grabs me is the texture. Very cool.

14 Apr 2010 1:21am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Fabulous! The tones and very nice... :)
And, I see a lesson learned! lol bring your gloves with you next time! ;)

14 Apr 2010 2:51am

Josh from Madison, Maine, United States

It gives the sense that you stand at the fringe of an expansive and dangerous frontier. Very exciting.

14 Apr 2010 3:27am

Karthik from Chennai, India

Beautiful one, Stephen. The layers from brown to white at the far end makes this one a lovely shot.

14 Apr 2010 9:15am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

I like the mist hovering over the mountain range.

14 Apr 2010 4:56pm

melodia from ffm, Germany

actually i'm really glad that it finally got spring now but this looks very nice, with the little snow on the trees in the background and how the light seems to shine on it. good contrast between two worlds.

15 Apr 2010 7:54pm