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From the previous photo, I'm just moving down the sloping landscape of the upper level of the yard/garden at the back of my house. I stand at my kitchen window in the mornings and look to see what's going on in the pond and surrounding space. The winter season provides a view of the bare deciduous trees which are much more interesting to me than when they are all leaved out. In this photo, the attempt was to bring out more detail of the trees across the creek from the pond. (A little of the pond is visible, but not the creek which is across the levy from the pond). Using the 'hand drawing' effect filter in Stoik photo software, plus the 'crackle' texture filter on the photo helped a little, at least! In the morning sun, the bark of the small diameter trees is very attractive (to me). Most of them are Oak, Hickory and Sweet Gum, the green (across the creek) is Wax Myrtle, and Magnolia. Lots of pine trees and Magnolia where I live, so there is always some green mixed in the wild forest as these trees are Evergreens.
The trees in the foreground; the one on the left is some kind of pine tree--the one on the right is Red Oak and the slightly visible one behind the oak is a large Sweet Gum. The vines on the trees are Ivy, Poison Oak, and Wisteria. Lots of Wisteria in the forest around my house. I imagine someone planted it many years ago as some of the vines at there base are very large.
I think I've said all there is to say about this photo or what was a photo before I monkeyed around with it. My grandson says I talk too much! The thing is....IF each of you would tell a story about your photos, I wouldn't have to ask so many questions! :-) Don't leave out the minutia.....
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Mar 08 2013 16:52 GMT Foggydew
Mar 08 2013 16:54 GMT bandsix
But perhaps we like you asking your questions, Larry...I think it keeps us on our toes, and makes us think about what our photographs show...as well as the feeling that someone is really interested in what we are posting!!
Good photo, and thanks for all the info, too!
Mar 08 2013 17:13 GMT mellie
I agree with bandsix. :-)
Mar 08 2013 18:50 GMT hans55 PRO
please go on with asking questions ...nouthing wrong with beeing currious !!
a very good picture !
Mar 08 2013 21:03 GMT junne PRO
that is what brings the obvious peace to your mind.
Mar 12 2013 17:26 GMT ForestSpirit PRO
A lovely view through the trees, and the editing and framing set it off perfectly.
Mar 13 2013 00:00 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Sylvia
Mar 20 2013 05:11 GMT pauli3522
very nice composition...nice colors and light
Mar 20 2013 05:16 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks Paulina