Croatan Forest North Carolina

© James R. Hardy

Croatan Forest North Carolina

Mary Alston level-classic 4/26/2008 6:35:24 AM

Beautiful photo. I love the soft light. It looks so peaceful. #908779

Jessica Jenney level-classic 4/26/2008 6:35:58 AM

Gorgeous tones, composition and light, James! #5843906

Susan Heath 4/26/2008 7:28:23 AM

Wonderful lighting, James! Love it. #5844197

Donna C. Arnold 5/1/2008 10:12:14 PM

Great job James. Wonderful lighting!!! #5870726

Jane Hirst 5/8/2008 6:14:33 PM

Great light, great feeling. #5902177

Martha N. Church 5/9/2008 6:02:47 PM

Simply outstanding! #5906328

Mitzie Loland 5/14/2008 12:50:47 AM

Great photo James - congratulations on your POTD!! #5920166

Mukesh Srivastava 5/14/2008 12:54:52 AM

Excellent capture, James!!! A big congrates on this POTD win! #5920173

Cheryl Schneider 5/14/2008 4:09:12 AM

Lovely photo, James. I've not heard of this place before. Your photo makes me want to go for that drive, too. #5920579

Josselyne Klecanda 5/14/2008 4:19:54 AM

Nice work.congrats. #5920614

Joan Kocak 5/14/2008 4:25:26 AM

this is such a classic, a truly excellent photo. COngrats! #5920633

Nikki McDonald level-classic 5/14/2008 4:40:32 AM

You have beautiful light and inviting depth in this lovely capture, James. Classic is a good word for it. I love black and white but I'll bet the color version was just as welcoming. Congratulations on the POTD. #5920685

Gretchen J. Gilkey 5/14/2008 4:53:05 AM

Beautiful image James!!! I love that you made the image in B&W. NC is a "treasure chest" just waiting for someone to discover all it has to offer... and you have uncovered one of it jewels!!!
gretchen #5920714

Ann Mulholland 5/14/2008 5:25:04 AM

wonderful photo James. I absolutely love this kind of shot, and yours is one of the best I've seen.
I love doing what you did, just getting in the car and seeing what there is to see. Lovely shot!!
Ann #5920839

Jennifer L. Alder 5/14/2008 5:36:34 AM

Congrats James on this excellent POTD! #5920871

Kathy L. Clark 5/14/2008 5:48:19 AM

A very beautiful b&w James. Congrats on your lovely POTD. #5920904

Terry Olsen 5/14/2008 6:10:59 AM

This an excellent photo! It really appeals to my personal style and photographic sensibilities. It certainly deserves POTD! Congratulations! #5921042

Joanne Kramer level-classic 5/14/2008 6:46:02 AM

I love the delicate grass and play of light......a wonderful capture! Congratulations! #5921205

Nadya Johnson 5/14/2008 6:53:09 AM

A stunning photo, James! Very magical, I love the light and mood. Congratulations on your POTD! #5921236

Dianna Hauf 5/14/2008 6:53:55 AM

EXcellent b&w composition here James!! I do so love the soft filtered lighting as it comes through the trees! 'Ansel' would be proud!!! Congratulations! #5921238

Richard Hardt 5/14/2008 7:06:12 AM

Really nice James.

Clean and concise.

Is this one for sale?

RH #5921289

Matt Hicks 5/14/2008 7:20:35 AM

Very nice shot. Not to cheapen the effect, but the light makes me think of something from the X-Files -- there's an eerie feeling that something is going to come out of that light. #5921335

Holly Hitchcock 5/14/2008 7:53:48 AM

Wonderful tones, comp and mood. Exceptional, James. #5921449

Joy Rector 5/14/2008 7:55:08 AM

congrats on the POTD #5921454

Daniella Puente 5/14/2008 8:17:24 AM

James this is a wonderful BW photo! excellent focus and tone levels, beautiful POTD ++++ #5921531

Daniella Puente 5/14/2008 8:41:48 AM

Beautiful work! #5921648

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 5/14/2008 8:55:38 AM

Such lovely light and perspective!
Congrats on your wonderful POTD!
~♥~Lisa #5921701

Sheryl A. Hudson 5/14/2008 9:02:06 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful POTD! I love your B&W work with it's wonderful light and tones!!!! #5921722

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 5/14/2008 9:30:00 AM

Stunning work James. The lighting is pure magic and this works well in black & white. Congratulations on your superb potd! #5921842

Kathleen R. Struckle 5/14/2008 9:42:59 AM

Beautiful B&W. Lighting is wonderful. Congrats on your POTD!! #5921895

Daniel P. Miller 5/14/2008 10:11:55 AM

What a wonderful moody photo! And a well deserved winner. Great call on the B&W. #5922011

Wendy Stevenson 5/14/2008 10:41:27 AM

Love the atmosphere the mist and back lighting produce! Gorgeous in B&W!! Big Congrats on this beautiful POD!!! #5922105

RC Fritz 5/14/2008 10:43:46 AM

EXCELLENT PHOTO, James!! Congratulations!! #5922110

Margaret Anna Durkin 5/14/2008 10:53:29 AM

Beautiful image! Congratulations #5922135

Toni Riggs 5/14/2008 11:08:49 AM

Beautiful, congrats!!! #5922182

Lindley Johnson level-classic 5/14/2008 3:04:28 PM

This is a beautifully moody photograph, and it's perfect in black & white. The lighting is superb - great eye and great capture. Congratulations on your POTD, James. #5922990

James R. Hardy 5/14/2008 3:15:43 PM

Wow, I have never had this many comments on a single photo. Thank you to everyone. This is greatly appreciated. I will try and get everyone a personal thank you. Again thanks soo much.

James R Hardy #5923012

Laurie Daily level-classic 5/14/2008 4:21:38 PM

The mood, lighting, lines, and perfect in B&W...I could get lost here. Congrats on your very glad I saw this today, James. #5923203

Sharon Sawyer level-classic 5/14/2008 10:27:06 PM

Congrats on POTD, James. Love everything about this photo and can see why they chose it !!!! #5924145

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 5/14/2008 10:57:50 PM

Lovely image and congratulations to you James on your POTD win.

Dominick #5924233

Kate Jackson level-classic 5/15/2008 12:26:44 AM

Fabulous James - great B&W - congrats on your POTD! No reply necessary! #5924356

David A. Simons 5/15/2008 4:08:09 AM

Congratulations, James. Big-D #5924853

Wanda Judd level-classic 5/15/2008 6:09:36 AM

Congratulations on POTD..I love the B&W and the light is amazing. #5925432

J. A. Dingwall level-classic 5/15/2008 9:30:03 AM

Love everything about this image, especially lighting. Congrats.

Judy #5926326

Cheryl E. Molennor level-classic 5/15/2008 11:28:49 AM

Magnificent! Congrats #5926939

Doug Roane level-classic 5/15/2008 10:21:52 PM

Awesome! Congratulations! #5929030

Cheryl Meisel level-classic 5/20/2008 12:41:13 AM

Just beautiful! The light coming through the trees makes this WALL PERFECT!
BIG CONGRATS on your wins with this.
Cherylm #5949181

Cheryl Meisel level-classic 5/23/2008 11:54:29 AM

Very nice atmosphere...congratulations. #5967449

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 5/31/2008 9:11:51 AM

Great image.. Congrats on your POTD!! #6001108

Erica Murphy level-classic 6/20/2008 10:02:09 AM

Congratulations! #6085324

Michael Umbreit level-classic 6/20/2008 1:36:34 PM

James - Congratulations on your win!! - Mike #6086299

Dianna Hauf 6/20/2008 1:39:01 PM

YES! Congratulations JAMES!!!!! #6086316

Drena Clementino 6/20/2008 2:23:03 PM

Beautiful image! Congratulations James!! #6086531

Susan Heath 6/20/2008 2:25:00 PM

What fun, James! Congratulations on this exciting win!!! Good for you! #6086534

Elida Gutierrez 6/20/2008 7:51:08 PM

The Golden Cup
A Special Trophy for
"The May Winners" #6087697

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 6/22/2008 8:30:50 AM

Congratulations! Nice design, tones and mood James! #6093016

Michael G. Marshall 6/22/2008 5:59:01 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful winner James! Michael #6094399

Gary Lange 6/23/2008 8:43:18 AM

Wonderful image here, James!! Many congrats on an outstanding winner! #6097070

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 7/5/2008 6:32:20 PM

Congratulations James on your double Win.

Dominick #6143798

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Went for a drive with my boys to see what we could see and ended up in the forest. The Croatan is located near New Bern NC

Exif: F Number: 13, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/60 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 800, FocalLength: 56.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D

Uploaded on 4/26/2008 5:58:39 AM

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Camera: Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR All Time Best Photo Contest Staff Favorite Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner Photo of the Day

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