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Uploaded: 02/05/06 7:37 AM GMT
Heavens Trail
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Oh, NO, It was one in the morning when I uploaded this and forgot to check it. This is NOT "A ROCKY BEGINNING". This one should have been entitled "HEAVENS TRAIL". I'm sorry for the mix up............This one should read: While photographing in the Hoh Rain Forest on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State I found this trail. It was a very humid day and I used my old "Breath on the front of the lens trick". Which in this case wasn't such a bright idea as it took about 5 minutes to dissipate to the point that I could achieve the effect I was hoping for.

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::verenabloo
02/05/06 9:31 AM GMT
My goodness Michael! is this a real photo? or did you do some touchups? It is absolutely magnificient! The softness of this earthy picture is delightful. The colours are amazingly beautiful. What else can I say...it's just simply gorgeous!
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::Hottrockin
02/05/06 9:37 AM GMT
Fantastic photo and marvelous manip!! Grrreat tone and feel!!
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.Jhihmoac
02/05/06 9:41 AM GMT
Nice image! ...Sort of looks like an illustration depicting our planet in its earlier stages...
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::lemeow
02/05/06 9:48 AM GMT
It does look like a shot of the forest primeval...an absolutely goregous photo. I had to look closely to see that it is in fact a photo...marvelous manipulation.
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::J_272004
02/05/06 10:00 AM GMT
WOW Michael.. I love this, beautiful shot, and the soft look you have given it looks like a beautiful painting... gorgeous work...
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.Elini
02/05/06 11:26 AM GMT
Very nice, I like those green and brown colors. It looks like a painting. Thanks.
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+ppigeon
02/05/06 11:43 AM GMT
A good place to film some fantastic movies. Keep up the nice work! :-)
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-Pierre-
::arneh
02/05/06 11:58 AM GMT
I totally agree with Hotrockin - a fantastic photo...and a marvelous manip !! Top marks in VB and top marks here, without doubt.
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.June
02/05/06 1:53 PM GMT
Hello Michael, this is gorgeous. It reminds me of a dream.
Top scores from me as always.
JuneBug
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"A picture is worth a thousand words"
::cinny7
02/05/06 2:50 PM GMT
A most beautiful and intriguing capture! Textures and color are quite inviting and the photo as a whole is stunning!
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.foofoo
02/05/06 3:58 PM GMT
I don't care what you titled this Michael, it is beautiful. I really like the hazy effect to this. Makes for a more interesting photo.
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.alexis518
02/05/06 4:03 PM GMT
Wonderful photo, Michael! What sort of filters and/or manipulations did you do to achieve this effect? It's as much an illustration as a photo.
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::heidlerr
02/06/06 1:09 PM GMT
Wow Michael! This looks like a painting. Very nice style. Thanks for the tip. Great job. How's the rehab going?
Russ
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View the world with your mind's eye. Mr. Russ
.nmsmith
02/06/06 3:08 PM GMT
It looks like something out of a fantasy storybook. Nice work, my friend.
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mattie
02/06/06 4:06 PM GMT
Very nice effect - your breath did the trick! It looks like a painting.
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John 10:27
.priyanthab
02/07/06 4:49 AM GMT
This sure is lovely. I like the effect you have used and it makes the seeing very chilling.
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.mimi5947
02/07/06 9:15 AM GMT
Yep, this is the Hoh rain forest as I remember it Michael :). What did you use for your light source in there? I had trouble with blurriness and my flash was too bright. It burned everything out when I tried to use it. I love how you captured the deep forest, mystical look that is in the rain forest. Being a temperate rain forest creates a lot of the humidity that you mentioned as you blew on your lens....I chuckled because I had it on my glasses the whole time I was in there.....excellent piece of art here. Downloading it to my favorites folder and into my screen saver slide show folder. Thank you my friend. :~)
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~ Mimi~
MellodySmiles
02/07/06 11:50 PM GMT
What a wonderful work of art--absolutely irresitible. Great job!
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.hewymom
02/08/06 11:01 PM GMT
Great shot. I've been in this rainforest and just the fact that it is in Washington amazed me. This tells me I need to go back.
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::tadurham
02/09/06 3:33 AM GMT
No wonder you named this Heavens Trail. The picture tends to take me to a happier place. Thanks for sharing it!
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gracious
02/12/06 11:40 PM GMT
It's just like a dream photo !
but it's real, what a nice shot !
It's good
cheers..
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+TRACYJTZ
02/14/06 9:41 PM GMT
that looks like a painting! Very nice. I'm going to have to try that lil' trick out someday when appropriate. Awesome shot.
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::madmaven
02/21/06 10:50 AM GMT
Unbelievably dreamy and gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!
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.lgmac
03/09/06 5:58 AM GMT
A glorious place. Your photo is just perfect.
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"Little dreams cost the same as big dreams, so why not dream BIG"
::marilynjane
03/18/06 7:28 PM GMT
Hello Michael, my goodness, this image should grace the cover of 'Fairy Book Tales"! This is so dreamy, so just pleasing to view! I would expect all the little leprachauns to jump out and taunt you with their little pots of gold! Or maybe this might be thought of as the "Enchanted Forest"! Also, I am thinking of how much fun it would be to run this trail, dreaming away of the wonderful things I might wish for, or of those things I might conjure up in my mind for fun! Very well done Michael by a very skilled and talented artist indeed! Sincerely, Marilyn
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::marilynjane
03/18/06 7:33 PM GMT
Hi again, this image will be delighted to spend forever in my favorites, smiling! Marilyn
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::diajea
03/26/06 6:51 AM GMT
How beautiful this photo is...and what a neat trick you used that I never heard of before. Definitely going into my favorites....awesome. I will have to scoot up there to the Olympic Penn some day...I am not that far away...went thru there years ago but this shot makes me want to go tomorrow! 10/10.
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::regmar
04/08/06 6:37 AM GMT
Well Michael I'd say your cloning effort was pretty successful. When you know that cloning took place you look for the telltales. If you don't know, you never notice the traces of the cloning. Now the effects you laid on afterwards are gorgeous. High saturation, soft filter with the breath on the lens. Very nice, and you effectively created a mood. By the way, I get that "effect" in summer every time I step out of the air conditioning. The humidity's a killer down here.
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.PhotoKandi
06/30/06 3:50 PM GMT
This one is really great! Looks so like a painting. The colors and scenery are awesome! Great capture!
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solita17
12/24/06 3:22 AM GMT
Looks like a magical path to me. I love path photos. Always think to myself: What's waiting around the bend? The Shire? Or perhaps just another beautiful photo. Thanks.
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.za4em9
03/18/08 12:34 AM GMT
That is such a strange (but beautiful) place. I like the moss on the branches: adds magic to the scenery.
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.Gnomie
05/26/08 12:39 AM GMT
Amazing photograph. Thanks for sharing and stuff.

RG
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