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Misty morning in November

Misty morning in November
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24512 W: 523 N: 41034] (176508)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-13
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, 18-55mm/f3.3-5.6
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Favoris #2, My favorite pictures, Impressive Shots, TE Moments, Most voted photographs, More than 400 points – photos, My best of 2005, Will's favourites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-14 2:03
Viewed: 29259
Favorites: 41 [view]
Points: 540
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A picture taken yesterday early in the morning at Ursel Knesselare a place that my is beloved.
A very lovely morning a little misty, the sun coming through the autumn leaves and making beautiful sun beams. Also the quietness was formidable for enjoying.
I return often with this forest, but it is very beautiful there.

This is a original image.

I hope you like it.

Have a nice new work week.

Shooting Date/Time
13/11/2005 9:03:17
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18.0 - 55.0mm
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To HOBO: English or Francaisjhm 1 2005-11-17 07:55
To mrcrow: Originaljhm 1 2006-03-10 12:23
To sebinho342: 200jhm 1 2006-05-22 08:31
To Loic_bzh: Beautiful photographjhm 1 2006-05-30 12:31
To jaywalker: brilliantlyjhm 1 2007-11-06 09:00
To H2OKOT: Never in 10 yearjhm 1 2007-11-23 06:24
To Kris_Luxenhofer: Details and colorsjhm 3 2008-06-28 07:55
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Hi John

Superb fresh picture, the reay of light are very nice and give more power about the picture, superbe exposure.
Great work

Goedemorgen John, wat een prachtige en mysterieuze herfst capture is dit. De zonneradialen snijden op een heerlijke manier door de mist en de plaatsing van de zon is zeer weldoordacht. De herfstkleuren en de spel der schaduwen maken dit geweldiige natuurwerk af. Zeer goed werk.
Een goede start van de week toegewenst vanuit een tamelijk helder Rotterdam bij 9 graden C.

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  • kaud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 360 W: 58 N: 439] (1840)
  • [2005-11-14 2:15]

Well exposed.
Great color.
The rays of light makes the surrounding mysterious.

Hi John,
Very beautiful shot.
Wonderful composition and nice lights.
Thanks for sharing.
Good work.

Hi John,
here are superb transparencies and a great mood with the wood and the leaves.
A great place "painted" here and a real pleasure to see it at the beginning of the day.
Jean Michel
(as I am the first I will say I am quite sure this one will be a great success)

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  • tars Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 184 W: 10 N: 138] (882)
  • [2005-11-14 2:18]

Prachtige herfstfoto, John, mooi die vroege zonnestralen door het licht beneveld bos. De zon-schaduw contrasten op het dladerdek zijn uitzonderlijk. Prachtshot John.

Very nice pic of beeches! This kind of underwood is difficult to capture. Bravo.

To begin this week with a great shot, this light is magical.
Well done

Hi John,
great shot with beautfiul rays of light.
Well done, good composition

hi john, one of the best images on the autumn-in-forest pictures i have seen this season;
i love the slightly underexposed ares of the image, and the colours here;
excellent work, jerzy

Bonjour John,

Très bonne composition pour ce sous-bois aux jolies couleurs automnales.
Bravo et amicalement.

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  • jinju Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2444 W: 87 N: 1576] (14265)
  • [2005-11-14 3:34]

Beautiful light John. I like these kinds of special touches in your photos as I told you before when you experimented with those fantasyic colors. This is really good.

a very impressive shot,the light on the compo is wonderful and the colors of the leaves on the ground makes the scene too much better,a great one.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 499 W: 13 N: 115] (1920)
  • [2005-11-14 3:49]

beautiful. very fresh, fantastic light. amazing autumn colors. great pov. tfs

Hi John,
Excellent way to catch the morning light. Nothing like a walk through the woods early in the morning catching nature at its best.
Wonderful shot

What a wonderful shot John! Very nice shot from interesting place and atmosphere! I like the flares from the behid of trees. Well seen and well composed.
Tanks for posting.

Hi John,
Wonderful shot! The beams of light passing through, are fascinating and give a great ambiance. I love the iluminated spots on the ground, as well. Good captured! Well done!

Best regards,

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  • Gix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 607 W: 1 N: 765] (3565)
  • [2005-11-14 4:24]

Hi John,
great shot!, these lightrays in backlit are simply beautiful!
Splendid atmosphere, i would be here (...to remain!) ;D))
Very, very nice, compliments!
ciao, Giorgio

Beautiful colours and light, with nice highlights and shadows, as well as the greens and browns throughout the scene, John. You were in the right place at the right time.

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  • bazal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2104 W: 106 N: 2261] (7900)
  • [2005-11-14 5:33]

Hi John...
I'm sure your next shot will present some elf or fairy that you must have found in such a forest. The light is just great for this shot and you've managed to capture it superbly. Great colors and atmosphere ! Thanks for sharing and congratulations !

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-11-14 5:38]

Bonjour John,
excellente capture de ces rayons lumineux qui percent les sous bois.
Aux allures de lumière divines, ils mettent en évidences ces jolies feuilles rouges et les couleurs des arbres.
Un tout bon cadrage.

Dag John,
This capture of the sunrays in the woods is excellent, we really can see them well and they offer us a nic array of lit and shady areas on the ground.
Have a nice day,

Hi John,
This is a splendid shot really very very good. Excelent sun rays light in this beautiful autumnal simphony. Wonderful composition with this superb light exposure. Excelent enquadrement and very well composed.

Congratulations. A great work!
Best Regards.

Hi John,
Superb light.
Nice colors and sun rays.

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  • jrj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4529 W: 494 N: 7430] (34843)
  • [2005-11-14 6:18]

A very good one John. The effect og light from the sun is just amazing. Together with the almost red setting of the soil with fall leaves another great detail is added. Really good work in this one.

Hi John,

Very nice picture. You've done it perfectly, even though it was not easy, i'm sure.
Nice job.

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  • naxius Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2004 W: 95 N: 2342] (16685)
  • [2005-11-14 7:59]

Hi John,
The light and the colors are gorgeous!!
Compliments for this really nice composition.

Mooie foto, John. Ik vind zulke zichtbare zonnestralen altijd zeer tof. Mooi hoe op een natuurlijke manier kleine aspecten zo subtiel extra belicht worden.


Hi John,
Amazing photo. The colors mix and the light are great. The red leafs on the ground makes it trully wonderful. The ISO 100 gives it a special nice look.
Very misty.
Well Done

Stunning shot, John. Exposure is very good and the colors and sunlight looks very natural. Very well done.

Hi John, Wow, what a catch. I like the beautiful view of the sunlight captured in this picture. You have shown us how to get a good contrast shooting against the sun. A very well taken picture. Well done.

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  • lukie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 852 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-11-14 11:16]

Dag John,

dit is een pareltje ! En terug de originele foto, proficiat ! Prachtig, die zonnestralen door de bomen.


Luc. (dat is er toch wel ééntje voor AVS)

Un seul mot : Superbe!!



Amazing dreamy morning shot,like a frame of a movie:o)
Excellent capturing you did,full of light's ray,full of colors,full of hope and life!
Nicely worked with great composition,John,great shot,

Goedeavond John,
Prachtige capture van de zonestralen de door de mistige bos breken!Mooie herfstlijke sfer en een schitternde lichtstemming.

Well, John, you have outdone yourself again with this capture of the autumnal sunrays breaking behind the tree. Excellent photo that would be an ideal illustration for a book of fairy tales; I love how the sunbeams accentuate the greens and the fallen foliage.

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9232 W: 57 N: 15466] (57352)
  • [2005-11-14 17:56]

Goedenavond John,
Een schitterend bosplaatje met een prachtige lichtval tussen de bomen door. De kleuren van zowel de grond als de bomen zijn erg mooi.

Beautiful light John, you must have had a great time that morning, beautiful nature, peaceful place, thanks for sharing this high quality picture, well seen.

Wow John this is so impressive! What an amazing light. I feel as though I've died and literally gone to heaven. The light and mist play out stupendously. Excellent shot John!!

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14372 W: 1040 N: 28868] (136972)
  • [2005-11-15 3:36]

Hi John

A wonderful silvan scene in the forest, with excellent streaming backlight, & superb color & sharpness. Congratulations!

Hi John
Tres beau jeu de lumiere et de couleurs.
C'est assez exceptionnel de capter les rayons a ce point
Bravo, cést splendide

Hi John
Very nice picture.
The colors, light and details are beautiful.
Well done.Thanks for sharing. Uğur

Daar hou ik van, deze momenten dat het zonlicht overweldigend met stralen in het bos doordringt en met spots alles opkleurt, mooi en niet makkelijk shot, John, je lichtmeting ten top op de proef gesteld met een redelijk lange tijd.

Bonjour John,
La mémoire, comme le rêve, dilue les couleurs, la mémoire est comme une photographie exposée au soleil.
[José Carlos Llop]
John, cette photo est d'une beauté qui dépasse l'entendement ! Comme j'aurais aimé saisir ce moment merveilleux !

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  • hdl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1402 W: 14 N: 1577] (7035)
  • [2005-11-15 7:48]

Magnifique John! Een heel mysterieus beeld, dat je heel goed hebt uitgewerkt!

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  • john_c Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4079 W: 52 N: 5746] (24666)
  • [2005-11-15 10:36]

Hi John,
A magical place of beauty indeed. You have captured the forest in all of its autumn glory. The strewn leaves and the sun shining through the mist greatly enhance. I also like the subtle varying hues of green on the leaves. Congratulations on a superb, outstanding shot.

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  • HNIK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 369 W: 16 N: 204] (1104)
  • [2005-11-15 11:05]

What a nice shot with glowing misty weather in the morning forest,John!!
Very excellent colors and very well composed,i like it so much,John!
I have a picture in a moody weather,You will make me glad,with your opinion about it :)
Best Wishes

Just found this photo , what a great shot and exposure, my only crit is that it might look better with the tree trunk to the left of the frame cropped out, but still amazing photo

Hello John,

Quelle magnifique photo plein de mystère. Les tons, de saison, ressortent magnifiquement. Superbe !



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  • Emile Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 152 N: 5590] (20352)
  • [2005-11-15 18:40]

Hola John.
The rays of light through the mist and the colours give you an excellent scene. Very well captured, great sharpness.
Very well done.

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  • kclai Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 717 W: 38 N: 500] (2267)
  • [2005-11-16 1:36]

Hi John
The morning sun beam beaming through the forest are superbly captured. Whereas the toning of the trunks differed from one to another from the effect of the sunbeam.
A beautiful shot, indeed, John.
Eric Lai

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  • AmiBe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1626 W: 309 N: 526] (6042)
  • [2005-11-16 1:58]

Hi John,
the rays of light are superb, great atmosphere !
It's like a forest of fairies...
Well done

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  • kdien Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 347 W: 82 N: 331] (9367)
  • [2005-11-16 2:31]

Hi John,
Beautifully showed climate of forest. Splendid wide frame. Beautiful colors and tip-top quality. Cool reflexes of blank space.
Regards, Krzysztof

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2005-11-16 13:17]

Bonjour John
Je suis ébloui par la lumière à l'orée de cette forêt
La brume diffusante agrémente parfaitement cette composition.

  • fayeulle Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1948 W: 613 N: 6621] (27827)
  • [2005-11-17 0:57]

Hi John.
You got a great success with this shot. its a bice photo showing us the colors of the autumn in this forest. Really well done.

Heavenly light making the soft colours, a nice composed portrait of nature, as said, wonderful John ! !

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  • HOBO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 836 W: 29 N: 1057] (5282)
  • [2005-11-17 7:30]
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Hi John,
chapeau bas - parfaitement fait; rien a dire!
Bonne journée


which one is better francais ou english? ;-)

Waow, what een wondermooi licht, John.
Dit is echt heel mooi.

Goeienavond, John. Nog een wondermooie foto van u met een fantastische belichting. Met zo'n tegenlicht worden foto's doorgaans overbelciht, maar u bent erin geslaagd een goed evenwicht te houden in tussen hoog en laag licht. Proficiat, John.

Hello, John!
You were lucky to witness a scene like this one! I'm deeply impressed by the fantastic effect of sun rays breaking through the branches of tree and nice contrast between the lights and the ground, which has a fantastic red color. You are really observant to spot such a brilliant scene!

Dit is een prachtige foto John.
Het tegen licht, het schijnsel van de zon, de kleuren de atmosfeer. Het is allemaal een heel perfect plaatje geworden. Het is er een om trots op te zijn. Even over U laatste nacht shot. Hij was mooi maar zoals zoveel is gezegd. Hij was niet compleet. De bovenzijde was jammer genoeg niet voldoende in beeld gebracht anders had ook dit een topper geworden. John goed werk. Ik ben blij weer terug te zijn.
gr. jaap

Hi John,
Incredible ligth beams, incredibly fresh greens (it is November, is it ?), the red leaves on the ground remind us of the season though.

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  • Jeppe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3938 W: 385 N: 4195] (18654)
  • [2005-11-20 12:37]

Hi John a very fine moment you caputed here - I often wanted to take photo like this - but too bad am I usually on my way to work when this kind of scenary occurs - thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful catch with us.

Nice shot John;

Truly one of those magical moments that you stumble upon- luckily you had your camera with you to capture the moment.
I find myself having to lower myself in my chair to ensure that I am exactly eye level with the screen or the blacks tend to wash out a bit on my monitor. Looks really good though.

Well done John,
- Dan

Je zal er maar zeijn op het goede ogenblik en dan nog je fototoestel bij de hand hebben. En dan moet je nog kunnen fotograferen ook! Dat heb je met deze foto nog eens bewezen. Een prachtexemplaar! Een voor de tot tien.
Groeten van John.

Hello John! It is really good to be back; this is another excellent one, where we can feel the special atmosphere of the place. Really beautiful, great work! I thank you also for your support!

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  • Cpamoi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 305 N: 474] (10391)
  • [2005-12-17 11:13]

Bonjour John,
très belle composition, l'effet des rayons du soleil donne une superbe ambiance à cette image automnale.


Amazing shot. Thanks for sharing!

You are the master of the sunbeams, John, when I look into your gallery. Well captured also this time with great colours and mood.



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  • mumek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1912 W: 31 N: 2944] (20202)
  • [2005-12-20 17:34]

Good evening John!
Another masterpiece from you. Great composition, excellent colors, fantastic misty atmosphere of the early morning, beautiful light. I love forest, I love your picture.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family
best regards

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  • ivo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 124 W: 0 N: 51] (376)
  • [2005-12-24 12:05]

Wat een poëtische foto, moet niet gemakkelijk zijn met tegenlicht werken, de zonnestralen zijn hier bijna opgeschilderd. Debladeren hebben een speciale kleur on de grond.
Mooi werk in dit mooi bos.

Il fallait oser aller contre le soleil mais le résultat est superbe. J'aime ces rayons de soleil qui traversent les frondaisons et ce tapis de feuilles rouges. Du beau travail !

Olá John Maenhout! Estive olhando suas fotos, são espetaculares! É, sem a menor dúvida você é profissional em fotografia, parabéns e Boas Festas do Brasil!!!

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2255 W: 203 N: 2719] (12516)
  • [2006-01-02 20:41]

This is a wonderful capture, fit for National Geographic.
The shafts of light coming through and the path carpeted in leaves is very effective.

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  • MvS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 697 W: 53 N: 796] (4163)
  • [2006-01-04 16:44]

I saw this one from the featured photos on your new intro page and I must say that it is a super shot. Nice hazy light, great colours and scenery.

A nice magical pic! looks like out of one of the failry tales. Great composition. TFS

Hello Jonh!superbe exposure...superb composition...nice lights.I have to ask when Robin Woods appears?Well done.
I wish you BEST.SANDRA

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  • Runs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 261 W: 80 N: 178] (1072)
  • [2006-01-18 16:09]

Hi John,

Très belle image ! J'adore ce style. Superbe ambiance forestière avec ces rayons filtrés par les feuillages. La lumière est... ...magique !

Bravo !
Regards, François

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  • martou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 307 W: 1 N: 206] (1660)
  • [2006-01-31 17:50]

bonjour John,
stunning mistic forest, with this weather and light condition, nice colors, good work,
félicitation Martin

what can i say for this? Amazing!! well done on rays of light!

Stunning lightning and great colours. The rays of light are amazing. Great composition. Nino

Beautiful shot with excellent color. The levels are great too.

hello John,
fantastic shot,
wonderful light,
great work,

La lumière est sublime. Quelle fantaisie dans cette photo ! Bravo John. A bientôt.

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  • Paolo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 144 N: 8842] (41250)
  • [2006-02-22 12:29]

Hi John, i just discovered that your top class image!
fantastic shot in the forest.
the sunrays are perfectly captured with fantastic colours, focus andlight.
it seems an artifical light...so strong!
fantastic work.
thanks, ciao

perfect shoot!
great work

splendid ambiance, with incredible lighning mastering. Great image

i suppose one more wont do any harm..
you say this is original with no colour alterations?
and i suspect raw as well..
i am getting some good results with tiff but the mode is too slow to load and uses a lot of memory
i really do envy this quality of work
thank you again

Excellent composition, THS, congratulations

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  • lukas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 355 W: 61 N: 285] (2067)
  • [2006-03-12 14:01]

Dag John
Schitterende foto, heerlijke kleuren en prachtig zonlicht. Perfect!

Simply beautiful!!!!
Regards, Radim.

Hi John,
I must confessed that after seeing this excellent picture of yours, I was going around parks in Singapore hoping to capture something like this. But of course in tropical country, the lights are very harsh and very difficult to find mist in the city and therefore no picture like this, ha ha!
This shot is simply awesome. Thanks for the inspiration!
Regards, Jino

Hi John!
As soon as I´ve seen your photos, I had to add you to my favourites...this picture is beautiful, beautiful...it looks like full of fairies and elfs...regards from Slovakia, your pictures really are wonderfull

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  • asanak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 421 W: 0 N: 328] (1972)
  • [2006-04-10 18:07]

hi john
what a wonder gallery,all ones are perfect.

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  • tjanze Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1081 W: 85 N: 520] (5674)
  • [2006-04-29 13:41]

Hi John!
Fantastic professional photo.Light and colors are simply amazing.

Amazing shot here John! You've captured this very well. Thanks for all of the metadata. Good for us who are learning the ins&outs of photography. -Ross

Great shot!!!
Uncommon light!!!
Very well captured!!!
Best regards!!!

Hi John,

That is it!


Annick Vanderschelden

Wat een mazzel! De natuur zet met veel pijn en moeite een mooie show in elkaar en jij hoeft alleen maar op het knopje te drukken. :)
Heel mooie herfstkleuren en verlichting. Na mij nog 5 punten en je hebt de 200 bereikt!

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  • daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3581 W: 114 N: 6346] (28696)
  • [2006-05-20 4:34]

Greetings John. So, you are a weaver of magic, I see. Anyone who manipulates light, or let's say tames it, deserves respect. I love those bright patches of light on the autumn leaves, a great contrast to the softness that permeates the rest of the composition. Regards, Klaudio

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2801 W: 157 N: 4803] (19762)
  • [2006-05-22 0:30]

Wonderful lights, John! I also like the red carpet! The exposition is perfect, very well controled lights! Congrats!

Hello John, what ! This picture is still not at +200 ?? I repear this mictake now with my little contribution cause it's a brilliant picture, misty with some rays of light that gives a strange feeling and atmosphere to the scene.
Congratulations, it's a main shot on TE (but you already know that ;) )

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  • Dari Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 145 W: 21 N: 5] (24)
  • [2006-05-22 11:24]

Good evening, John. Perfect picture, though what else we can wait from You?... view is wonderful, You are wonderful...then the picture is gem. If Sebastien helped it to reach 200+ then i will do a first step to 300.

Hi John!

Wow, 205 points (207, now)... Probably one of the most beautiful photograph on TE!



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  • cbrman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3098 W: 263 N: 4835] (21675)
  • [2006-06-02 7:51]


Waouu. La lumière de cette forêt invite à la ballade. Les rayons du soleil à travers les arbres et la brume sont du plus bel effet. Les feuilles rouges et brunes au sol remplissent le bas de l'image d'une couleur très agréable et chaude.

On en redemande.



I know this is currently your top rated photograph, John, and there is not much more that I can add to the more than 100 critiques above, but it really is a very very good and atmospheric image - all the more better because it is original - so wanted to add my two points worth too! Cheers . . . David

Just magic! Love the graphical elements of radial rays of sunlight crossing the vertical lines of the trees. The combination of mist and light rays givs the image the feeling od depth.


  • sergio1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2554 W: 29 N: 2608] (12152)
  • [2006-06-26 12:53]


Very interestoing place and shot. This pic is very mysterious.
Great idea and compo.
Thanks for share.
PD.- Today no more smile, tomorrow. Sorry

With such a strong back light you've achived to have still good contrast and sharpnes on the path
well done!!


Hello John, these are beautiful rays and the pools of light on the forest floor give wonderful patches of colour. There's enough detail to make the picture compelling to view and yet there's also enough mystery to make me wonder what I cannot see in the shadows.

Hi John,
Wow!! I'm not sure what else to say!
A wonderful capture, which creates a great sense of mystery. Excellent colours & lighting!

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  • stefi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 201 W: 10 N: 192] (1230)
  • [2006-07-29 4:34]

Incredible light, strong composition and warm, lovely autumnal colours.
You have really managed well this light.

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  • paura Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7884 W: 56 N: 6322] (45351)
  • [2006-08-18 14:01]

Amazing shot, John. Very impressive.


Hi John,
This picture is perfect for a postcard.I have no words to explain and I am sure no words can justify the beauty of this picture.
Greetings from India.

Paints of your picture are tremendous. Its clearness is unique.

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  • pady Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 880 W: 60 N: 445] (4800)
  • [2006-09-14 13:45]

You got a grat shot here, because of the this kind of light it's in general difficult to get something correct.
You were lucky this day.
Great work
Greetings from Pierre-André

the transcription of paradise...is enough for me...TFS!!!!!Nikiforos

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  • sebcz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 667 W: 149 N: 348] (2345)
  • [2006-10-03 6:22]

Where are the elves?? They must be here somewhere.
What can I say? Nothing, I am speechles, the atmosphere of the place made it, you know...

Wow how I have not noticed this phot of yours before. Very impressive, like a painting. The colors are perfect. You catch the rays of sun light very well. Thanx for sharing.

unbelievably how you got the casts of the sun and the beautiful colours ... so nice ... you definately know what u are doing its an awsome picture

Best photo on TE ever! Great job John. Sothy

Very very beautiful effect with these sunbeams which cross the branches, Félicitations for framing and the colors, Cheer for the glance,

Hello John,
Yes it's a suberp forest picture!I like the reay of light in th trees,very good exposure here,a great shot,I like it!

Hi John,

A good POV of this trail covered of fallen leaves and of the trees. The rays of the sun are giving a special effect to the photo. It has a good composition, DOF and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


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  • RADEEH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 15 N: 737] (2802)
  • [2006-11-03 11:01]

The heavenly light falling on the narrow forest track is intersting. The light and shade play in the frame is magical Great shot TFS

Hi John,
Wonderfull, magical colors and composition. A beauty of a photo. Best regards. Salvator.

hi john

fantastic shoot, the light is wonderful, the colors are brillance.


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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13722 W: 295 N: 27332] (109787)
  • [2007-01-15 10:02]

Hi John,
really an excellent shot in the autumn with the sun beams to penetrate the trees and the leaves on the forest.The nice colours with the lighting make your photo marvelous.The contrast and sharpness are suberb.Great photo.

Hello John,
I can only join the huge chorus of admirers of this photograph, as well as you gallery in general. It may be that you dwell on another planet. This is the most exquisite, ethereal sunburst effect I can imagine, illuminating the misty forest. I am a scientist/artist, Bulent Atalay, and a great admirer of the artists of the Dutch Golden Age. Some of your work puts you in a class with the Holland's great artists.
Regards from Virginia,

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1219 W: 65 N: 1883] (6735)
  • [2007-01-24 15:03]

Hey John,
I'll just echo what's been already said. Beautiful job.

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  • ton Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 11] (82)
  • [2007-01-31 4:03]

Hi John!!

Splendid photograph you have here. the rays from the sun give a considerable punch in this image. great contrast and exposure. perfectly captured!



Stunning light! The reds on the field add alot to an otherwize gloomy style; it changes the mood.

Hi John

Very nice colours, I just love the red leaves and the light coming throw the trees.

Cobratulations for this photo, and for all the other great ones you have posted

Hello John, I dont know how, but I got this this older photo of yours and surprisingly there is no comment from me. I too have a weakness for beautiful sunrays coming through the forest. This is very well managed shot with great composition and light. Well done. Lucie

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  • Riley (53)
  • [2007-02-19 18:35]

hey ,
ik ben geen kenner, maar dat hoeft niet om te zien dat dit een pracht van een foto is.
de zonnestralen komen echt goed uit, en dat geeft het geheel iets magisch. Ook de herfstkleuren zijn heel mooi vastgelegd..
Mooi !

  • gemlik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 0 N: 163] (983)
  • [2007-02-26 6:28]

Dear John,
WOW !!Incredible light!!
Very natural color ang Great Composition.
Congratulation and TFS.
Best regards

Hi John,
´These reflections light-rays are simply superb.
Great shot

I really like shots that make the best of light and dark.
In this photo we feel the Fall mood! Mooi gebruik van dat beetje nevel! Tfs, Jay

Hi John
This one is my favorite picture, I like the sun rays arround the ground. TFS

best regards

Hello John,
I have seen this image so often I was pretty sure I had commented!
This is the scenery I'm looking out for every time I visit the forest, strong backlight filtered by the branches... no luck so far!
But this is very well done, in a wonderful composition where the light plays with elements of the forest!
Pablo -

Absolutely superb! I love the way you play with the light, the atmosphere it evokes. Fantastic shot.

salut John
un grand classique de la photo argentique en noir et blanc d'antant.Cette photo est réallisée
de mains de maitre en couleurs numériques
on y trouve toutes les qualités celle de la très bonne composition du cliché tout d'abord,des couleurs bien en harmonies le tout dans une image parfaitement exposée la balance entre les hautes et les basses lumières est impeccable car il reste du détail dans les ombres ainsique dans les rayons lumineux, bravo
et continue de la sorte.

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  • shahjh (25)
  • [2007-07-03 9:35]

you have captured nice moment with good exposure.

I think I prefer this one from the previous I vote. The ray of light over the trees are amazing. Lovely colours as well.
Thanks again for sharing.

Aah, there is nothing like the low light of a late autumn morning, I especially like the path covered in fallen leaves.

Ola John fantastica esta tua foto esta maravilhosa , muito bonitos estes raios de luz atravessarem a floresta ,o chão e muito bonito vermelho , parabens!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

Quelle belle photo!
Superbes couleurs et les rayons du soleil qui révélent ces belles teintes.
Beau travail

What a beautiful photograph! Superb colors and the rays of the sun which reveal these beautiful colours.
Beautiful work

je viens d'être époustouflé par "jrj" et je vois que "jhm" me donne les mêmes sensations. c'est absolument magnifique -ces rayons qui transpercent les arbres sont extraordinaires et le parterre de feuilles rouges génial - le tout très bien capté - c'est extra

Hi John
I ve been looking this phot while and this is really great capture, finaly i wrote an comment, colors and compo is great and looks amazing
TFS/Kind regards

well done, TFS

all the best, dany

Hi John,

wonderful view! Great sun rays through the trees, very beautiful ground colors.

Well done!


Salut John
Fantastique, mystique, divin...enfin. Couleurs, netteté ++ et lumières bien équilibrées, aucune zones de l'image sous ou sur-exposées.

Hello John,
Well exposed. Great color. The rays of light makes the surrounding mysterious. Very beautiful shot. Wonderful composition and nice lights. Very nice pic of beeches! This kind of underwood is difficult to capture.

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  • jcsas Silver Star Critiquer [C: 45 W: 0 N: 1] (25)
  • [2007-11-05 6:15]

Nice colours and photo !!
Regards JAMES.C

Hi John, For some reason I though I had commented on this wonderful photo, however I am glad to put it through the 300 mark, the light rays are stunning & beautifully captured, the overall composition is excellent & great colour, a well chosen POV, you have worked this photo brilliantly, kind regards Wilson.

Hi John!
Very nice this photo, and very dificult, because de lights and shadows, but the image was great, principally the sun lights in the trees!
Congratulations and Hug!

Salut John
Et dire que je n'avais pas encore commente cette belle image.
Mais quoi dire maintenant que tuot est ecrit. Simplement SUPERBE.

Superbe, les rayons sont superbement capturés..bravo...Stéphane


Je suis ébahi devant cette atmosphère de mystère et de féérie. Je cherche le lutin et l'elfe qui va surgir...
C'est magnifique.

Bonjour John,
Fantastique composition, harmonieusement éclairée et colorée, dans laquelle prime ta grande maitrise de la lumière.
A bientôt sur TE pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • jazu Silver Star Critiquer [C: 25 W: 6 N: 6] (415)
  • [2007-12-22 13:19]

Hi John
Great picture and they say don't shot into sun. I guess they are wrong. Ligth and colors are perfrct.

Great shot, the sun rays are fantastic.
Regards James.c

Hi John,
great shot with great colors and sharpness, the quality is perfect. But the very best thing about this picture is the atmosphere your picture transmits. The sun hiding behind the trees and some of the rays of the sun falling into the forest. Wonderful shot, very well done, TFS.


Hi John, this is surely one of your most impressive shots. Clarity of light color, details and DOF is excellent. Your POV is also very good just behind the backlit tree.


The fog is truly superb on this one, great light and superb colors.

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  • kyzer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 73 W: 8 N: 57] (341)
  • [2008-05-29 21:01]

Hi john,

Nice picture of the nature.. the sunlight could have little softened . very good colors of woods leaves and flowers or dry leaves at the bottom..


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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10589 W: 174 N: 18011] (80029)
  • [2008-06-04 17:03]


very beautiful image, the light build ways between the trees, the greens and the reds are fantastic and the trunks are very nice put in the scene. Perfect work, ligh, pov, colors, and sharpness



eej John

Dit is echt een hele mooie foto.
Mooi met dat zonlicht!
En nog bedankt voor uw reactie op mijn foto.

Groeten Geert

Hi John,
Well done! Superbly captured how the sun come trugh the forest.

Hello John,
This one is just amazing! These Details and colors! Unbeliveable! Beautiful Composition and very well captured.
Many, many Thanks for sharing!
Best regards and have a nice weekend,

Hello John
Hope you are well, what a stunning gallery, I could critique your images all day, however I will add you to my favs for future images of yours. I hope to get a capture like this one day as I live in forestlands out in NZ, this is superb with the mist playing well into the trees. You used your head here to get the direct sun behind one of the trees which is giving you fantastic colours in the ground and in trees while holding excellent highlight exposures. Perfect mood, very well done I can see why you amassed so many points for this. Superb gallery and work. Look forward to more of your images.

Wonderful light, colors and sharpness excellent, well done.

Hi John,amazing light for a magic effect,congratulation. JO

Hi John,

Congratulations fort this superb picture ! Lights and colors are marvellous, and the point of view is perfect !

Good continuation,



Wonderful composition and nice lights.

Hallo John!
Also so sieht der belgische Dschungl aus!
Spass beseite, wirklich schöne Efekte (Licht und Schatten) und Farben!
Viele Grüsse

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  • s_lush Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 47 N: 4467] (16602)
  • [2009-01-23 4:52]

Hi John,
I like this picture very much. It is really artistic. The composition, where the sunlight is used so clever, are perfectly good. Really professional job!
Best regards,

Hi John,
Wonderful mystic landscape. Good colors. Very good capture and frame.

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  • sahapc (84)
  • [2009-03-07 8:43]

hello John,
fantastic shot,
wonderful light,with beautfiul rays of light

Wonderful shot!!

Ciao John,
thanks for the auguries and for compliment that they are worth 10 times watching yours heads and your photos. Wonderful this without words. salutes Giuseppe.

Very very nice...

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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2009-05-24 14:03]

Hi John, A very beautiful picture brilliant rays and impressive calmness of the forest and the effects with nice highlights and shadows, give the composition a mysterious atmosphere

Hi John,
what a wonderful image. The rays lights between the trees are fantastic.
The soil with a lot of beautiful leafs are great too.
Congratularions and have a nice week,

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  • toto Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2832 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2009-06-28 13:28]

belle photo de ce sous bois avec ces rayons superbes.
Jolies couleurs, bonne netteté, les jeux ombres et lumières sont magnifique et font admirablement ressortir les couleurs.
J' ai souvent essayé mais jamais réussi ce genre de photo.

Amitiés Thomas

Great. Wonderful light and composition.

Hi, John,

I am fond of special lighting effects created by the sun interacting with suspended impurities in the sky. Here, you have achieved a masterful rendering of such an event. The light scattering by the thin remnants of fog produce indirect illumination. The sun shining through the forest canopy produces bands of light and shade. The combination is a magical scene.

In addition to these sun beams streaming through the tree cover, I especially like the color of the leaf litter. This remarkable tidiness to the fallen leaves I have also observed in Denmark. We don't see that in the US. I think the difference may be because that the Northern European autumn is more gentle in its temperature change than the onset of autumn in the eastern US.

Kind regards,
- William

Namaste John, it is a fantastic example how to handle light and shadow with a camera. I like myst, and here the sun rays through the myst create a romantic atmosphere. I can smell the myst in your photo. DOF is nice. Exposer is perfect. Composing is brilliant. TFS.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 966 W: 0 N: 1364] (7101)
  • [2009-08-20 4:05]

Hi John,
every shot i see here is very exciting and very well presented.
Very special and unique view with the the light shining through.
Lovely dense colours and composition with the superb moment well captured.


Hello, John!

Just wonderful! The sun rays are incredible! Contrast is just perfect! I think everything was already said here, because the picture has so many points, but it really deserves! Great job!

Hi John,
Fantastic incredible fotografie.
Greetings from Turkey-Bodrum
Best Regards

Fantastic and amazing picture. This misty forest with sun rays is wonderfull. Splendid light and colours.
Best regards

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  • ymrk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1442 W: 145 N: 1953] (15085)
  • [2009-12-05 4:31]

Mr.Maenhout,this has an absolutely fantastic radial light which is almost coming to us.You're perfect,I believe it.


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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1105 W: 96 N: 1988] (6804)
  • [2010-02-09 11:48]

Hello John,
You've managed the colors and the lights exceptionally well. The contrast between the red fallen leaves and the live greenery of the leaves on the branches looks just gorgeous! The streaks of sun rays adds a true focus of natural beauty.

Hi JMH..
A beautiful Sun-light view in which tree stems and their ray create a fine graphical effect.

Hello John,
fine foggy capture with beautiful autumn's colours.
Extra image against the sun.
Beautiful hazy halo.
I love this picture.
Best regards Tomas

Hello again John

I can`t visit your wonderful gallery again without leave a critique on this beautiful picture. No wonder that this is a favourite area of yours. The light is excellent, and there seems to be just enough of mist to filter the beautiful sunrays through. The golden/brown colours of the leaves on the forest floor is very nice. In a way the viewer is drawn into the picture. Excellent work John. Thanks a lot for sharing this beautiful image. Have a nice WE.

Best regards, Erling

Hello John,
beautiful composition with wonderful light ...
the colors are incredibly good ...
all my compliments for the work...
have a nice weekend

Hello John,
Every photographer can wait a lifetime for such a decisive moment , with an excelent lighting like in your beautiful and fantastic picture.

hi john
beauty of mother nature at its best, what a shot..
the red leaves and sunrays pierceing thru are dramatic,
awesome. congrats, tfs

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  • xramm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 278 W: 66 N: 125] (1831)
  • [2010-07-15 13:24]

Hello John,
nice view of atmosphere, excellent details.
Good ambiance of foggy colors,

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  • iainsp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 482 W: 0 N: 698] (3298)
  • [2010-08-31 11:04]

Hi John,

What a fantastic shot, under very difficult conditions. Beautiful colours, especially the autumnal reds. I shall certainly be returning to your portfolio which is a new discovery to me,

regards, Iain

Hi John,

I know this is an old one, but it is just amazing,,,what a beautiful interplay of light and shade and such stunning colors...out of this world!


Hi John, Its a really hard shot to take at least for me, good for me that you shared the specs of it. Despite the beauty being added by the rays, image could not have been that interesting if there were not such contrasting beautiful red & green colors.

Hallo John,
Vermits we weldra opnieuw in november zijn, volgen er misschien nog van dergelijke prachtige herfst- en bostaferelen.
De zonnestralen die zich links en rechts verspreiden vanachter de twee bij elkaar staande bomen, zijn excellent weergegeven.
Het rode bladertapijt op grond zorgt voor een warme en aangename sfeer.
Vele groeten, Paul

Good morning John,
What a beautiful autumnal wood ! You managed to capture the sunrays so well, as if they were sent by God !
Surprisingly, in mid-November, you still seemed to have quie a few leaves left on the trees, while the orange carpet on the ground looked thick and lush !
It makes a difference from what we are having now all over the northern part of Europe, I think. Hope you enjoy the snowy weather too .
Kind regards.

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  • yeln Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 55 N: 2227] (11516)
  • [2010-12-05 3:23]

pozdravljeni prijatelj
odlična fotografija za izjemne pogoje! kontra svetloba dobesedno žari in daje fotografiji mističen pridih. lep jesenski motiv! TFS!
prijetno popoldne vam želim, vojko

Merhaba Dear John
The light beams which leak into the forest reveal the hidden beauties. And They serve as a projector for the audience and thinker.
You shooted this fact by using masterly photo techniques.
Thanks for your sharing
Selam,Saygı ve Sevgilerimle...

Hi John,

I know it is very difficult to show a forset in an interesting picture. You did this wonderfully. Absoultely stunning picture, thanks to the light rays you caught superbly!



Hi John,
Strong photo. Especially the contrast between brown and green colors. Even in the shadow yo see some details. You almost are able to count the green and brown leaves!
Regards Henk

Hi John,

Great light and wonderful composition. Well done.

Best regards,


Hello John
Wonderful picture .....what to say to master of photography
Excellent moment

I just happened to know you as I am new in TE and photography.Your photographs are breathtaking.There must be a lot of talent and hard work behind this magic artistry.
Thanks for these beautiful photos and best regards.

good shot, I really liked and all the texts are really informative for beginners like me... I liked the way u hide the sun and get the light rays and the pattern of trees and the different colors and shades...

Hi John
This is a superb photo. You have captured the rays through the trees absolutely spot on.The colours are good and the whole scene gives a nice feeling.
Kind Wishes Gladys

Hallo John,

Mooie rustige foto, op een identieke plek,
waar de zon opkwam.
Heel goed hebt je de zon achter de boom
geplaatst, zodat het geheel niet fel wordt
en dat nu de zonnenstralen goed overkomen.
Verder is de foto goed verdeeld en belicht.

Vriendelijke groeten,

p.s. antwoord op je vraag:
bewerken van een foto is niet mijn ding, tevens
ben ik er niet goed in. Wel verwijder ik uiteraard
de stofdeeltjes en zet ik de horiozon recht.

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  • agjika Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 103 W: 39 N: 516] (3177)
  • [2011-04-02 13:45]

Hi John
This is a very impressive photo. I tried to do something similar once, took many shots but nothing!

Definitely a super shot.



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  • Derya Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 90 W: 0 N: 38] (919)
  • [2011-06-24 14:24]

waaaaaaaoooww.. What a nice view
the photo looks like an oil painting
shadows really..beautiful


Hi John,

Wonderful light & color. A brilient image & a very good morning to you..

Have a great weekend..

Best Regards,

Beautiful picture of light in the autumn park, John. Fantastic colours and light.

Hi John.
Wonderful image that seems to lead to the forest of fairies, gorgeous these rays of light filter through the strides and the branches of trees.
Ideal also those reds of fallen leaves, an image that conveys serenity and peace, something the world needs. Well done.
Have a nice weekend.
Best regards.

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  • dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 918 W: 0 N: 1424] (12905)
  • [2011-09-03 3:36]

john hi-love your pic,the light the color&view too good stuff!

Hello John,
i would like to write many thinks, i am sure everything writed...
i can say just perfect.TFS
happy days.

Hello John, Lovely image with all the features of a fairy tale. Wonderful light that cuts have been able to capture beautiful color. Congratulations on this wonderful work.
Greetings and best wishes for a good evening ... marine

Hi john..

Excellent capture....

words can't describe this artwork!

well done!


hi ferind

نورهای ساته شده خیلی زیباست

L'image est très lumineux avec la beauté de certains effets sur les Al-feuilles, la terre a donné vie et bonheur pour tous les deux des personnes que vous

عکس خیلی قشنگ و زیبای است .
موفق باشی

Hello John
Nature is beautiful. Exposure and color are excellent. I love her.
With respect

Ciao John
sono passati tanti anni da questa foto, non la commento, dico solo che è molto bella e mi piace.

Hi John

Love they way you have captured the sunlight trickling in through the trees. Quite radiant, I must say! And yet no detail has been lost in the shadows. Great work!



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  • kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1386 W: 219 N: 3395] (11630)
  • [2012-04-18 21:10]

Hello John,

You're capturing well this scene by a good composition and excellent clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the spectacle the sunray is inserting to the wood. It's interesting in the color contrast of green and red, too.

Kind regards,

Hi John,
This is like a scene from a film, and what type of film would be so much open to the mood one is in. On one hand, the beautiful beams of light and lovely warm colours make this scene calming and relaxing, while on the other hand, the path leading off into the dark unknown forest makes this somewhat forboding as well. Wonderful image. Thanks for sharing.
Best wishes

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  • Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 0 N: 6733] (24077)
  • [2012-05-17 4:43]

Hello John,
I understand very well why this photo is among the most successful images here. And I am happy to add two points more.
This impression conveys a fantastic mood! The composition is excellent and the light is amazing. I also like the contrast of the colors. My compliments!
Warm regards

Trè joli cliché ! Les couleurs sont tendres et lumineuses grâce aux rayons de soleil qui percent à travers les arbres. Le contraste est très beau avec le rouge du sol. Bravo!

Hello John,

this is an impressive image, I like the atmosphere created by the mist, the light management is excellent with an interesting visual effect, well done,

Have a good weekend,


Hello John,

What can I say your photo's are amazing - I am enjoying them immensely - you inspire me [ I am an amateur ]

Well done John,
Just great.

Kind regards,

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  • jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3793] (14030)
  • [2012-10-28 7:59]

Hi John,

Wow, spectacular photo! You've created such a great "mood" with this image, it almost feels mystical. The exposure is about as good as one can get shooting into the light, which has made for such an incredible array of light shining through this misty morning. Looks like a perfect place for a walk. Very impressive!

Best Wishes,


Hi John,
A most wonderful capture. I see your reason for going to such a special place of wonder. Thank you for your kind words to me & thank you for sharing your beautiful picture.
Warm regards,
P.S. Happy birthday a bit late.... Hopes for many more!

Merhaba John,

Diğer fotografların da bunun gibi harika.güzel bir kompozisyon.renkler ve kontrast harika.Tebrik ederim.

Hello, John
So many of your photographs have excellent perspective lines in them. This one has perspective, of course, as seen in the smaller size of the more distant trees. What attracts me is the illusion of perspective lines created by the rays of sunlight. It's an excellent trompe l'oeil.
Keep up the good work.
-- Bill

Dobar dan, gospodine.
Lep trenutak ujutru ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazano drvece i trenutak sa svetlom, moje cestitke na ulovljenom trenutku.
Lepa priroda.
Dobar tekst o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep dan za odmor, sve najbolje.

Good day, sir.
A beautiful moment in the morning ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good composition, nice trees showed a moment of light, my congratulations for the captured moment.
Beautiful nature.
Good article on the used technique and elements of the image.
Have a great rest day, all the best.

Hello John,
You presented an amazing picture.. A fresh atmosphere everywhere in the picture.. Great color and light management.. Good sharpness..
Thanks for sharing..
Great job..

Good evening, sir.
This image says so much that I have no particular comment except that it is so beautiful and impressively presented the November morning..
I wish you all the best ..

hello john,
There are wonderful photographs on your gallery, become your fan.
Beam of sunlight filtering from tree created magic, I liked the light management
Warm regards
Ravi pandey

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  • gus72 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 1 N: 969] (3719)
  • [2013-08-17 18:37]

Hi John !!
Wow....... first time I see this photo.... it is sensational.... light filtering and illuminating at random..... this is a show in itself.
Greetings from Moss Vale

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4094 W: 2 N: 6980] (34278)
  • [2013-08-23 12:22]

Hello John
Beautiful are the rays of light. Impressive.
Good color, light and composition.
Very good work

Good Day John,
The warmth in this scene with the colors and sunlight are spectacular. I see why it is a favorite location to capture the beauty of nature.
Excellent control of the elements...

John. This is a beautiful shot. It shows that being in the right place at the right time is one of the biggest aids to a ggod photo. Without the sunlight this would be a featureless picture.

Hello dear John!
What a magnificent photo!
This landscape creates an imposing atmosphere!
The forest is hypnotising to my eyes!
It feels like it came out of a fairy tale!
Superb light management and lovely colours and shades!
I really love this image!
I wish you all the best!
Have a nice Sunday!

Hi John,
very nice pic... Thanks for sharing...

Hi,simply magnificent!Pure beauty and atmosphere.All the best Wolf.

what a marvelous light!!playing peek a boo with the shadows of the forest and giving a very intriguing early morning atmosphere..so nice to get up early and walk in the woods..this is your reward!!
all my best wishes to you!

Hi John,
A walk in the enchanted woods has produced a most exquisite photo, congratulations & TFS!

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ôá ÷ñþìáôá, ôï öùò, üëá õðÝñï÷á

Hello John,

a magical morning mood you've captured in this image.

Very impressive, like in a fairytale!

all the best


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  • boa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 568 W: 2 N: 1442] (7899)
  • [2014-08-22 11:05]

Hi John,
I have not seen this picture before. It is a wonderful shot in all aspects. Full of magic, beauty and mystery. The light are magic and lights up the red leaves on the ground in a beautiful way, bravo!

Have a nice evening/

Salam dear John,

hope you have a beautiful and Happy Holiday in 2015 with dear family and friends and relatives,

the Random fotos were not activate in your profile and so i shoosed to visit this excellent and wonderful post with many visitors and comments :)

wonderful and dramatic rays od Sun passing through the tree branches,

wonderful work and Thanks!

Warm and Best Regards, ***

Olá John,

Uma bela imagem, cores, composição inquestionáveis. Parabéns pela excelente foto.
Um grande abraço do Brasil!


Le tue foto sono dei veri capolavori!

Wonderful shot!

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  • Maged Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 5 N: 108] (1921)
  • [2015-07-25 3:29]

Hello John

In fact i can't describe this piece of art, The rays , the autumn colors, the light and shadow areas ... just a magic .
Excellent job.

I do enjoy looking to this masterpiece .

Best Regards

Hello John! Fantastic lightness. Marvelous colours. Gorgeous atmosphere. Good exposure and capture. Sophisticated effect. Good luck!

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  • Rafer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 881 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2015-08-15 6:25]

Incredible atmosphere achieved in this colorful forest ..muy good Greetings my friend John

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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2015-11-04 15:48]

Hi John,

me too, I am so glad to have a little walk in your paradise. On this cite you are General four stars! This superb atmospheric moment explane why you have 739 admirors here.

I beleive to your long end rich continuation!



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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7512 W: 201 N: 7196] (50508)
  • [2015-11-08 22:49]

Dear John,
A beautiful forest picture with a beautiful light through the trees. The colors of both the ground and the trees are very beautiful.
Best wishes. Burak Erek

Ciao John, only today I realize that I never open this fantastic photo, magic light, wonderful autumnal colors, dreaming atmosphere, very well done my friend, bravo, ciao Silvio

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  • kiks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1482 W: 160 N: 1682] (12805)
  • [2016-05-18 2:29]

The atmosphere is magical here. Beautiful how you catch the filtered sunrays

Hi John,
Superb shot with the rays of the sun all over and the combination of the green of the trees and the red on the ground.

Hi John.
One have to love this shot. Perfect diagonal rays catching on this forest floor is truly amazing. Top class shot and thanks for sharing.
Kind regards,

Bonjour John,

Perfect use of tree to split sunlight into starburst effect and yet not overexposed!

Through the light ray, you able to bring the color of the plant out ravishingly

Very nice composition and it is definitely one of the most unforgettable moment in your shot


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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15562 W: 159 N: 27210] (142886)
  • [2017-08-04 3:39]

Bonjour John
Oh la la quelle merveille, la lumière, les couleurs, l'instant choisi et la saison, tel un tableau d'artiste, compliment
Belle journée


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  • Apodav (9)
  • [2018-08-07 3:46]

This picture is beautiful. I love the nature in this photo. I see a nice orange and red leaf carpet and I can also see green leaves on the trees that gives us the beauty of nature.

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