The Sheltering Oak  

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Uploaded: 03/13/11 10:35 PM GMT
The Sheltering Oak
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The bench set beneath the oak branches is a nice place to rest in gentler seasons. Just now, it might be a bit cold.


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03/13/11 11:04 PM GMT
Really nice atmospheric image..Looks like a touch of Orton....R.
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03/13/11 11:15 PM GMT
This one, dear Steve, is sooooo charming that even cold does not put mu off !!!!!
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03/13/11 11:29 PM GMT
I agree, the atmosphere and seemingly inviting scene of the out stretched branches and bench appear just as inviting in the cold. Sometimes melancholy moments are good. Beautifully composed. Saved to enjoy longer.
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03/14/11 2:33 AM GMT
A great deal of mood in this one and its so beautiful! Excellent comp Steve!
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03/14/11 3:12 AM GMT
Just saw this in VB and it stood out from the rest! Very visually stimulating and so well done! The colors are nice and natural and the softness you added is just right! This scene looks very cold but inviting! Great shot!
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03/14/11 7:40 AM GMT
I Love the mood this sends out!, magical and mysterious, as if there is something pulling you into the scene to sit on that seat!...

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* A picture is the expression of an impression * .. .. OwdBob'sGallery
03/14/11 5:47 PM GMT
Have to agree completely with Bob on this one. I love the mood and tone of this.
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03/14/11 7:50 PM GMT
Magnificent composition and capture Steve, love the mood and that marvelous big tree
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03/14/11 8:37 PM GMT
So Magical.Magnificent photo,Steve.Faved.
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03/14/11 11:53 PM GMT
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03/15/11 1:23 AM GMT
A fine capture..
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03/16/11 8:59 PM GMT
Steve - Outstanding! Thad
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03/18/11 12:15 AM GMT
indeed. intriguing image, my perception can be off at (most) times but the bench looks either misplaced or really really small. either way, i really like this picture and the colors of the tree and the atmosphere
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03/19/11 1:59 AM GMT
There is a magical quality about this image. I have had it in the que for awhile now and am always drawn to it. No wonder it scored high. It deserves it.
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03/19/11 2:37 AM GMT

I just noticed this in the featured images and thought I'd throw in my two cents worth. I agree with the superlatives noted above. I think that the bench shows just how massive this tree really is. The shot is perfect. An easy and solid 9 if I'd seen it in the VB.

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03/19/11 4:45 PM GMT
Fantastic photo, such good composition! Well done work Steve! Mich
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03/20/11 4:38 AM GMT
Wonderful work. It is mesmerizing.


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03/20/11 9:38 AM GMT
Like oil paintings. Perfect.
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03/20/11 1:39 PM GMT
I'll bet our friend "Owd Bob" wouldn't wanna sit his lil keester on that bench without some long-johns, lol. LOVE that tree. NIce composition!
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03/20/11 9:30 PM GMT
Wow!! What a magnificent post:)
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03/25/11 4:14 AM GMT
The softness is perfect for this, creates a wonderfully languid mood which is playfully at odds with the wintery toughness of the landscape.
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