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Sep 13, 2013, 9:04:56 AM
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The trail by m-eralp The trail by m-eralp
A foggy day in September.

Myllyjärvi - Jyväskylä, Finland

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The moment you see it, one feels and senses mystic and an eerie environment yet unusually inviting.

Upon impact, you sense, see and feel vibrancy. The colours capture your attention, they are very warm, so warm that it tempts you to venture further into the piece but as you get closer and closer one notices that the colours slowly fades as if this was just an illusion.

What may see like a dream is nothing more than an illusion, what a remarkable effect that is.

The feel of fantasy is felt quite strongly and that blend or subtle hint of darkness is just appropriate!

:shakefist: -- welcome done I'd say! :clap:
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My aim in any critique is not to suggest changes to a particular picture but rather things I would urge you to do in your next photography session, or rather your next photo walk in the forest. But I will explain in terms of this picture. I do think that the edges of this picture are a bit uninteresting. Picture yourself in the exact spot where you took this picture. Do you have a zoom lens? Mentally, zoom in, not much. Lose one tree on the right and some branches on this left, but only those entirely in the shade. Perhaps you can switch lenses, using a lens with a greater focal length. Perhaps you can use a vertical format. Don’t walk forward, as that would lose part of the path. These are not big changes, but I would have at least considered them. Other than this, I have little to offer. The sun could have been brighter; the fog could have been heavier. These are factors outside your control. What you have here is an almost perfect composition of a very beautiful forest, which you captured with expert technique. To the left of the trail are trees in their fall colors, muted, but beautiful; to the right, the evergreens (that’s why I would lose that one red branch on the right). The trail begins solid and clear but then makes another turn and disappears and we are left to wonder where it goes. Left of the trail two white tree trunks stand out from the gloom and on the right a single slim tree extends a few branches horizontally over the trail while at the last bend in the trail a similar tree angles its limbs downward. Sorry I do not have more to offer. Sometimes the Master makes his point and the rest of us can only stand in awe, admiration, and gratitude for the gift of the Master touch.
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014   General Artist
Love the colours and path into the moody forest :nod:
pasteldegas Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
good pic
impish777 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
What a stunning shot!
m-eralp Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014   Photographer
Thank you:)
PhilS1761 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
great artistic vision.
Let me know if you would like a real critique of your work, not just adulation. 
m-eralp Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014   Photographer
Thank you, sure any honest comment is welcome:)
PhilS1761 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
love your work
Lobotis-lipsum Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student General Artist
like from a scary movie
moonlight311 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Hi we are having fog here. The weather is crazy... rainy and is the 40s and 50s. Sure not January weather.
MichaelJFan77 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
So pretty!
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