The Pastures

Uploaded: April 28, 2014 04:52:22 | Entered: April 28, 2014 04:52:22


Taken on the farm property of Frederic Church on the Hudson River Valley, N.Y.
Frederic Edwin Church (May 4, 1826 – April 7, 1900) was an American landscape painter born in Hartford, Connecticut. He was a central figure in the Hudson River School of American landscape painters. While committed to the natural sciences, he was "always concerned with including a spiritual dimension in his works."

In 1845, Frederic Church first sketched on the property that was to become Olana.[7] He was then a student of Thomas Cole, now considered a founding figure of the Hudson River School of painters. On March 31, 1860, a few months before his marriage to Isabel Carnes, Church returned to purchase a 126-acre (51 ha) hardscrabble farm on a south-facing slope of a hill in Columbia County, near the thriving towns of Hudson and Catskill, New York.

Exif: F Number: 9, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/160 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 24.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III


Colette M. Metcalf April 29, 2014

Beautiful, John!!! #1571535

Jill Odice level-classic May 09, 2014

Fabulous light and story! #11042045

Douglas Pignet May 14, 2014

very nice landscape capture..well done #11044636

JO ANN CLEVELAND June 04, 2014

Congrats on this wonderful finalist Doug!

jo ann c. #11059861

JO ANN CLEVELAND June 04, 2014

Duhhhh...I MEANT JOHN! :-( Sorry about that!

Surely is a beautiful scene! I would frame and hang that one friend!

jo ann c. #11059864

Mary K. Robison August 19, 2014

Besides being a lovely landscape capture, this scene is a real tribute to the Hudson River landscape painters, and especially to Church himself.
Belated Congratulations on its selection as a Finalist, John. #11111265

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