Early Morning Walk #2

© John Connolly

Early Morning Walk #2

Mike Clime 12/28/2011 11:19:33 AM

Very cool tree roots, John! When they do that around here it is because the ground is so hard, but that doesn't look to be the case here. #1432907

Tiia Vissak 12/28/2011 11:24:13 AM

a wonderful find! #9890298

Robert R. Goodman 12/28/2011 12:01:52 PM

Hi John,Amazing how they grow my friend.Excellent capture,the ground here in like concrete with salt mixed in!!!!

Joy Rector 12/28/2011 12:43:52 PM

beautiful shot #9890402

Jeff Robinson 12/28/2011 12:56:52 PM

Very cool perspective, detail and capture! #9890427

Hendrik Storme 12/28/2011 1:04:30 PM

Wonderful find and capture!!! #9890443

Tammy M. Anderson 12/28/2011 1:14:41 PM

Excellent comp. and details, John. I'm always on the look out for unusal trees. #9890462

Wm Nosal 12/28/2011 1:20:37 PM

Wonderful Shot, John!
Amazing Root Structure #9890468

Ian M. Hill 12/28/2011 2:00:02 PM

Amazing capture John,a great subject for sure. #9890493

Marijana Fajgl 12/28/2011 3:02:08 PM

Fantastic find and capture, John! They must be old. #9890536

Barbara Waldoch 12/28/2011 3:54:28 PM

Beautifully captured, John! #9890583

Monnie Ryan 12/28/2011 4:01:41 PM

Well you certainly got to the root of the matter! Quite fascinating, if perhaps a bit on the eerie side! Well done, John! #9890591

Leslie McLain 12/28/2011 6:07:33 PM

Terrific capture and details, John. #9890741

Patrick Rouzes 12/28/2011 6:19:49 PM

That's one tangled mess of roots, John! Is this above ground because of a drought & erosion! It is quite the uniqe & amazing site to me, my friend! Tells a great story.

Let me know when you get a chance, John! #9890757

Mariann Kovats 12/28/2011 6:33:23 PM

Amazing find, with beautiful lighting and details, John! #9890769

Carol L. Fowler 12/28/2011 8:38:15 PM

Wonderful detail-I always wonder if they know that their days are numbered when the roots are so undermined! #9890898

Douglas Pignet 12/29/2011 2:38:55 AM

great texture find on this tree, well done #9891059

Douglas Perry 12/29/2011 3:23:31 AM

It is amazing what nature will do. Neat capture. #9891098

Michelle Alton 12/29/2011 5:06:23 AM

Extraordinary, John. #9891232

John Connolly 12/29/2011 11:10:58 AM

Thank you for all your kind comments, they are appreciated! #9891737

Nancy L. Green 12/29/2011 11:17:31 AM

That is some root system, I can see how erosion has had it's way, VERY well done!! <>< #9891748

John Connolly 12/29/2011 12:05:17 PM

Thanks Nancy, this was actually on the edge of the lake! #9891812

Debbie Bray 12/29/2011 3:44:52 PM

How many spare bedrooms you got, John? :) I could easily join you for your early morning adventures! #9892047

Sabrina Ryan 12/29/2011 4:45:24 PM

Cool find and capture, John! #9892109

Tammy Espino 12/29/2011 5:28:19 PM

Outstanding capture and winner in my book :) #9892220

Ellen Hodges 12/29/2011 6:10:35 PM

Awesome capture of these stunning roots, John!! Love the pov!! #9892272

Nadia Paul 12/30/2011 12:40:44 AM

They are tenacious for sure John! Fantastic find, so beautifully captured my friend! #9892578

John Connolly 12/30/2011 12:35:30 PM

Thank you so much Debbie, Sabrina, Tammy, Ellen and Nadia for your thoughts on this one! #9893776

Brett Dolsen 1/1/2012 1:22:58 AM

Great details and colors in this familiar scene John! #9896020

Emile Abbott 1/1/2012 12:18:24 PM

It is our roots that stabilize our life. Fantastic composition John and nice story telling image. #9896764

John Connolly 1/1/2012 12:55:16 PM

Thanks for taking the time to comment, Brett and Emile! #9896910

Bill Houghton 1/3/2012 3:21:02 PM

John, This is such a beautiful shot of this scene. You did a great job capturing it. It has great detail and sharpness. Have a great week, Bill

If you have time, check out my new website:
Bill Houghton Photography #9900433

John Connolly 1/4/2012 12:55:53 PM

Thanks for dropping by and your kind comment Bill! We are still waiting for summer to arrive here, it has been the coldes start of the season for over 50 years! #9901964

Tammy Espino 1/24/2012 1:58:14 PM

Congrats John on another awesome finalist. This should get gold :) #9939446

Marijana Fajgl 1/24/2012 2:01:30 PM

Another amazing finalist, John! Congratulations! #9939462

Stan Kwasniowski 1/24/2012 2:15:27 PM

John, congratulation, gorgeous, you want to take all the prizes #9939546

Douglas Pignet 1/24/2012 2:21:41 PM

Congrats...well done #9939625

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 1/24/2012 2:22:56 PM

Another WTG on your finalist, John! :-) k #9939643

Wm Nosal 1/24/2012 2:25:51 PM

Congratulations, John! #9939688

Terry Cervi 1/24/2012 2:35:43 PM

Congrats on your wonderful finalist, John! #9939774

Tammy M. Anderson 1/24/2012 2:58:11 PM

Congratulations, John. #9939999

Joannie Bertucci 1/24/2012 3:03:08 PM

Narly dude! :-) Congratulations on this excellent finalist John! #9940033

Robert R. Goodman 1/24/2012 3:45:44 PM

WTG John,A big Congratulations.Beautiful finalist!!!! #9940360

Carolyn McIntosh 1/24/2012 3:51:31 PM

Two for you . . way to go . . Congratulations. #9940409

JO ANN CLEVELAND 1/24/2012 4:04:57 PM

Like I said, your walking surely paid off!

Congratulations on this outstanding finalist John!

jo ann c. #9940525

Emile Abbott 1/24/2012 4:11:46 PM

Congrats again John these walks are paying off in more than one way. #9940583

Renee Doyle 1/24/2012 4:13:54 PM

Love this one too John!! Big congratulations to you! #9940596

Mary Timman 1/24/2012 4:30:56 PM

Beautiful finalist, Congratulations! #9940756

Judy V. Kennamer 1/24/2012 4:33:19 PM

Gorgeous John!!! Congrats!!!! #9940782

Ann Coates 1/24/2012 4:35:21 PM

Congratulations again on another fantastic finalist John. #9940805

Carol L. Fowler 1/24/2012 4:45:00 PM

Congrats again!!! #9940909

Laura E. Swan 1/24/2012 5:08:55 PM

WOW! Look how those (creepy looking) roots STOP right along the humans' trail.

How cool is THAT?! No wonder it made it to the cream of the crop! It really looks like a fairy tale place!

-Sis #9941171

Randy D. Dinkins 1/24/2012 5:44:13 PM

Great seeing and capture, congratulations!! #9941523

Martha R. Mazon 1/24/2012 6:22:41 PM

Wonderful tones, lines, and perspective, John! Congratulations on this terrific Finalist! #9941953

Heather Loewenhardt 1/24/2012 6:26:30 PM

You have to love the power of those roots. Congrats on another finalist award. Good luck my friend. #9942007

Mariann Kovats 1/24/2012 7:33:09 PM

Congratulations on your terrific Finalist, John! I always loved this capture very much! #9942534

Ian M. Hill 1/24/2012 9:13:06 PM

Congratulations again John,best of luck! #9942964

Denny E. Barnes 1/24/2012 9:14:34 PM

Big Congratulations again, John on your beautiful and well deserved finalist! #9942968

ALLEN O. HOWARD 1/24/2012 9:19:52 PM

Another awesome finalist John! Congratulations X 2!! #9942996

Stefania Barbier 1/25/2012 12:28:17 AM

great finalist John, huge congrats! #9943366

Graham Robards 1/25/2012 3:31:13 AM

Congratulations again John, you must be feeling pretty wonderful!

See you and Marg on Thursday (with Cindy)!

Pat #9943781

Hendrik Storme 1/25/2012 3:42:33 AM

Congrats on your wonderful finalist! #9943802

Nancyj E. Hovey 1/25/2012 6:44:26 AM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #9944505

isabel C. Zepeda 1/25/2012 7:55:46 AM



On this well deserve one :)

Ysa... #9944718

Tiia Vissak 1/25/2012 8:07:28 AM

Congratulations! #9944754

Patrick Rouzes 1/25/2012 8:19:00 AM

I remember this well, John! COngratulations once again! #9944807

Inge Linden 1/25/2012 11:34:34 AM

Great finalist congrats!! #9945255

Jack Ryan 1/25/2012 12:09:30 PM

Congratulations...again. Way to go,John. #9945378

Jeffrey M. Smith 1/25/2012 2:13:29 PM

A VERY well deserved finalist! Superior focus with EXCEPTIONAL DoF!
Jeff #9945618

Stephen Zacker 1/26/2012 3:37:28 AM

Congratulations, John #9947355

Merna L. Nobile 1/26/2012 11:19:00 AM

You can feel it in the air, the anticipation of waiting for the awards to arrive. The talent that is on display for all to see and share is amazing. Congratulations to all the January, 2012 winners. Merna #9948251

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 1/27/2012 11:40:29 AM

WOW! Look at that!! That would have been a favorite subject for me too. Beautifully captured, John. And congratulations! #9950635

John Connolly 1/29/2012 12:19:03 PM

Many thaks for all your good wishes and kind comments, they are appreciated! #9953982

Phillip R. Connolly 1/30/2012 11:49:42 AM

An excellent capture of these beautiful trees, John! They sure have a good grip on Terra Firma. Congratulations on your finalist!

Phil #9955801

Marilyn K. Lincecum 1/31/2012 10:36:30 PM

Congratulations John on a fantastic finalist. Love it !! #9958433

Amanda D. Austwick 2/3/2012 3:28:16 PM

Love this image John! I have never seen a root system quite like that, not in the US anyway. Congratulations on this fantastic Finalist! #9963581

Erika G. Gossett 2/22/2012 2:48:05 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist, John! #9996517

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The second one in this series, captured a few minutes after yesterday’s image!
These trees are really hanging on for dear life.
Taken at 1/80th f6.3 and ISO-1000.

Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/80 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 1000, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 30.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80

Uploaded on 12/28/2011 11:03:01 AM

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Camera: Nikon D80 Digital SLR Camera

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