SUGAR MAPLE

David G. Ziegert 7/25/2003 8:24:39 AM

Intense colors! #48208

Donna R. Moratelli 7/25/2003 8:37:14 AM

YES David, as I was walking out of the woods, that red really popped against all of the greens and browns that I had seen for a couple of hours.The only way I could show off what I had seen was to spotlight this red with the contrast that that my eyes had become accustomed to for the time of my walk. These leaves from a neaby maple tree were the best way to do it because the forest was filled with them. #150076

Carolyn M. Fletcher 7/25/2003 9:23:30 AM

This is just great! I love it! #150102

Colette M. Metcalf 7/25/2003 9:23:43 AM

Very nice job on this image, Donna!!!! #150103

Donna R. Moratelli 7/25/2003 10:46:37 AM

HI Carolyn and Colette, Thanks for your thoughts! #150161

Murry Grigsby 7/25/2003 1:26:34 PM

Almost looks like an inverted autumn scene, Donna. What a great contrast between the GREEN leaves and the RED background! Very creative seeing and strong graphics. Well done! #150218

Patricia Marroquin 7/25/2003 3:11:00 PM

The red and green make me think of Christmas. Love the look of the leaves. Very nice, Donna! :-) #150282

Damian P. Gadal 7/25/2003 4:13:57 PM

Well done! #150308

Donna R. Moratelli 7/25/2003 4:19:03 PM

Hi Murry, When I first saw this image, my first thought was an inverted autumn scene too. How wild!. Thanks for speaking your mind!
Hi Patricia, Christmas colors, yes of course! I thought of that afterwards. Thanks for your comments too!.
DAMIAN, THANK YOU! #150311

Marcy 7/25/2003 5:17:42 PM

Wow, great graphic photo, it gives me the feel of of an Oriental screen print. Good eye Donna. Ma #150324

Donna R. Moratelli 7/26/2003 6:25:32 AM

Hi Ma, Thanks! Good eye too. It does look lke an oriental screen print now that you mention it! Do you remember the screen prints that I made many years ago. That was an interesting process. #150678

Gabriela Cunha 7/26/2003 2:10:34 PM

love the effect of green over red! #151048

Kathleen R. Struckle 8/6/2003 10:42:12 PM

Donna, Great work! Fantastic color. #159175

David Aven 8/11/2003 9:32:50 AM

Donna, I'm new to this site but really enjoy it. I really like your composition on this shot. How did you get the Red background? Was it part of the original picture or did you put it in digitally? #162811

Donna R. Moratelli 8/11/2003 4:01:32 PM

Hi David, thank you. This red background is a new building for holding RR cars at a RR station.It is a very bright red building to say the least. I adjusted the levels in PS but it only brightened the image . All of my images are true to what I saw when I pressed the shutter. I do not change my images in PS with the exception of very minor adjustments in contrast etc.. I show everything the way it was unless I make adjustments in the camera with shutter speeds etc.
Thank you for the comment and welcome to betterphoto. I love this site and personally feel that it's the best photo site on the net! Feel free to browse my website too while you here.

I think that you'll love betterphoto. There is so much to see and learn, and you'll make a lot of new friends!

Hello Gaby and Kathleen. Thanks so much for the kind remarks It's always great hearing from the two of you!! #163125

Sherrie H. Penny 8/13/2003 7:18:28 AM

Donna, this is very lovely, does remind me of a Christmas scene, too. After reading the comments, I had to go ck out your website... YOU DO NICE WORK.. Congrats... Sherrie Penny #164669

Donna R. Moratelli 8/13/2003 8:45:57 AM

Hi Sherrie, THanks for the comment and for also visiting my website. Thanks so very much ! #164752

Murry Grigsby 8/14/2003 6:22:58 PM

Congrats, Donna! #166020

Colette M. Metcalf 8/14/2003 9:06:02 PM

Congrats, Donna!!! #166499

Wolfgang Dolak 8/15/2003 2:21:36 AM

Congratulations from Austria, Donna! birdie #166971

Donna R. Moratelli 8/15/2003 3:30:25 AM

Thank you Birdie,Colette and MUrry!! #167028

Carolyn M. Fletcher 8/15/2003 3:42:33 AM

Congrats, my dear!! Knew I'd see this one!! #167043

Dolores Neilson 8/15/2003 4:06:20 AM

This really stands out in color and graphic appeal, Donna! Congrats!! #167084

Kathleen R. Struckle 8/15/2003 5:54:24 AM

Congrats Donna! Such wonderful Colors!Kathleen Struckle #167312

Bernard B. Travers 8/15/2003 8:05:04 AM

Go Donna go. Congrats somemore. #167572

Damian P. Gadal 8/15/2003 8:09:59 AM

A well deserved Congrats Donna!!! :-) #167582

Kathleen Clemons 8/15/2003 11:09:36 AM

This is a wild one, Donna! :) Congrats!! #168009

Patricia Marroquin 8/15/2003 7:08:52 PM

A big congrats, Donna! #168612

Susana Matos 8/17/2003 1:13:54 PM

Congrats Donna, very unusual as always,
cheers Susana #170523

Donna R. Moratelli 8/17/2003 5:58:53 PM

Thanks for all of the very nice comments on this image! #170693

Jean Papo 8/18/2003 4:23:31 PM

Sorry for the late arrival, but I'd like to add my heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS to you, Donna! I too love the red/green contrast and the Christmasy colors! #171646

Donna R. Moratelli 8/18/2003 5:23:37 PM

Thank you VERY MUCH, Jean!! #171664

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I spotted this scene while walking out of the woods and into an old railroad yard. It was very late in the afternoon on an overcast day. Theere was a slight breeze in the air and the mosquitos were bad that night.I firmly pressed the camera in a vertical format against a tree and composed the image. Canon 70-200 lens 159 mm. av 8.0 tv 1/6.

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