The Thinking Spot

© Christie R. Bielss

The Thinking Spot

Uploaded: February 28, 2009


Savoy, IL
Cropped and touched up; added several filters including b&w and sepia conversions, oil painting filter and diffuse glow.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/40 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 90.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80


Cathy Barrows February 28, 2009 the moody toning #1090414

Ellen H. Robertson level-classic February 28, 2009

Love what you did with the filters. You have such a good eye. You took a tree line with broken down trees and captured it in a beautiful picture. #7225092

Tiia Vissak February 28, 2009

lovely tones & mood! #7225442

Jessica Jenney February 28, 2009

Beautiful sepia tones, composition and mood, Christie! #7225632

Joan E. Hoffman February 28, 2009

Loving the mood this sets Christie! Beautfully done! #7225970

Jeanine M. Bailey February 28, 2009

I think this is my FAV of the series so far!!!! :):):) Beautiful tones and mood!!! :) #7226322

Aimee C. Eisaman February 28, 2009

I would never know that this isn't an old photo....not sure what stage of photography this would be from.....I really need to study photo history! Anyway...I love it......great work! :~) #7226450

Patrick Rouzes level-classic February 28, 2009

I love the tones & mood you have created here with your amazing talent, Christie!!! Fabulous work again,my friend!!! #7226463

Sherry McClead February 28, 2009

Nice lines and wonderful tones Christie. Looks like a wonderful thinking place.

Sherrybear #7226527

Esther R. Tinz February 28, 2009

I like that you cropped it long so that we can take it all in. #7226760

Patti Coblentz February 28, 2009

Beautiful image, Christie!
Patti #7227219

Anthony L. Mancuso February 28, 2009

very nice Christie..i think this is the best of the "sepia trees in the mist" that you have posted so far. :-) #7227224

Dale Hardin February 28, 2009

Christie, this is technically the finest in your mood series so far. Love what you've done with the sepia and the tonal balance.

I do have a problem with it artistically though. Mainly because of the lack of a distinct point of interest. It seems to be missing something, like a stump to sit on, or a silhouette of a figure among the trees, or something to draw the eye. Do you see what I mean? #7227515

Christie R. Bielss March 01, 2009

Wow - thank you all very much. I loved how the tones came out with this one, but the reason this has been 3rd is because like Dale said, there is no distinct focal point - and that has really bothered me. I would have liked to have had either a person there or some kind of other element to really draw you into the photo. But considering it was a frog-strangler of a rain-storm ;) and 30 degrees, I wasn't about to stick me out in the middle of it! LOL! So, for me, this is a superficially attractive photo. Hmmm, I just critiqued my own photo. Ya'll are already getting me to look at things differently, and I've only been here for a week! Maybe I will move past my "smack dab" problem! #7228131

Anthony L. Mancuso March 01, 2009

Christie..despite Dale and your own critique of this image I still like it..i actually see the trees as the focal points, since there are only 4 I think it works..if there wer 6, 8, 10 or more then I think it wouldn't work....

considering your recent shananigans though I shouldn't be giving you any kudos, dagnabit! #7228427

Aimee C. Eisaman March 01, 2009

LOL......yuinz guys are so funny! :~) #7228431

Angela C. French March 01, 2009

excellent tones! #7230741

Debbie E. Payne March 02, 2009

Dale -- dang it! You beat me to this one. I was liking it a lot for the colors and tone but didn't see a particular focus point, either. That does mean that we are all listening to you and learning LOTS from your insightful critiques. Don't stop!

Christie - I tried applying "fog" to a couple of my images but gave up. Gotta have the real thing, I think. Your fog-infused images are great. #7232962

M.Christine Duncan March 04, 2009

Beautiful image Christie... and I think a person in the shot would have given the scene the feeling of being intruded upon. But that`s just me. #7243533

Aimee C. Eisaman March 05, 2009

Congrats on a well deserved EP Christie! :~) #7248105

Anthony L. Mancuso March 05, 2009

Congrats girl....apparently the BP gods care not if there is no absolute focal point! #7248147

Debbra Bailey level-deluxe March 05, 2009

Congrats Christie! #7248317

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