© Carol Teal


Uploaded: December 02, 2006


F5.6, 1/60, 45mm, ISO 250, taken in Hernando County, FL on a cloudy afternoon about 3:00pm. I had posted this already but removed it for this version. Orton applied.


Carol Teal December 02, 2006

Critiques welcome! #565940

Gary Lange December 02, 2006

I'm not sure what kind of post processing was done, if any but I like the soft feeling of this image. It almost makes one feel like a storm may be on the horizon. And this is acconplished without the benefit of the sky, which is great. Very moody and lonely feeling. Great job, Carol! #3658242

Rachel E. Slepekis December 02, 2006

I agree with Gary, this is really beautiful! I think you did very well with it! I love it : ) #3658481

December 02, 2006

Willard #3659144

Kristi A. Howson December 02, 2006

A very beautiful mood here with these effects (however they were done) Carol. Love it! #3659232

Shawn M. Marymee December 02, 2006

They took the words right out of my mouth " Very Moody" "Exceptional" "Wonderful"! #3659584

Mike Rubin December 02, 2006

I would like to disagee with the others, but can't :) #3659603

Carol Teal December 02, 2006

Gary and Kristi, I used the Orton technique on this photo. And Gary, just as I was about to snap this, a strong wind blew, and blew the spanish moss around. It was a really cloudy day and these trees were so huge and with all the spanish moss, it made it quite dark under the trees. These trees were so beautiful all draped with the moss! And the picnic table allows you to see just how big the trees were. And the leaves on the ground show that even FL gets a little autumn, although a little late! :)

Willard, nice to see you around again! Thanks much for your kind comment!

Rachel, Shawn and Mike, thank you so much for looking and for your words of encouragement. I wanted to see if anything needed to be changed before entering it in the contest, so I think I will tonight!

Robyn Gwilt December 14, 2006

Beautifully evocative image, and you're right, the bench at the bottom gives great perspective and interest to the pic. Great timing with the wind :) #3703780

Carol Teal December 14, 2006

Robyn, I appreciate your kind comment! I had to finally get the wind because I took so many photos of this that it was bound to happen! :) These trees were just so big and beautiful too! #3703915

Crystal L. Craig February 24, 2007

Congratulations Carol on making finalist! Absolutely beautiful capture ... it has a sort of mystical aura about it. Truly wonderful image! Good luck in the next round :) #3984069

Mike Rubin February 24, 2007

Another finalist? Congratulations! It is well deserved. #3984221

Shawn M. Marymee February 24, 2007

Good Job Carol!!! Luck with the next round.. #3986587

Amy JACKSON February 24, 2007

Congratulations, Carol!!! #3987361

Carol Teal February 25, 2007

To Crystal, Shawn, Mike and Amy, a huge thank you for your kindness and support! #3991187

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic February 25, 2007

Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3992062

Carol Teal February 25, 2007

Thank you so much Kay! #3992208

Steve M. Harrington February 25, 2007

Way to go, Carol! Nice image.
Steve #3992981

Carol Teal February 25, 2007

Thanks so much Steve, even though I know it isn't quite as colorful as you normally like (grin). I do have a more colorful version in my gallery that I reworked (and had entered in this months' contest so will have to delete it now) because I thought it might need a little more color. #3993989

RC Fritz February 25, 2007

Fantastic scene. Great image, Carol. Congratulations and good luck! #3994503

Carol Teal February 25, 2007

Thank you so much RC and good luck in the next round with your wonderful finalist! #3995075

Ray Clarke February 26, 2007

Congratulation on this wonderful finalist, Great image!!!(R) #3997452

John V. Roscich level-deluxe February 26, 2007

JOHN #3998015

Karen Slagle March 05, 2007

This is beautiful, Carol. It has a dark and moody feel to it like something bad is fixing to happen, such as a storm. I like the Orton technique and the softness of this. Congrats on this finalist. #4025527

Carol Teal March 05, 2007

Thank you so much Karen! I don't think a storm came that day, but it was windy and very cloudy as if one was brewing! #4025722

Susan Jane Allen level-classic March 07, 2007

Beautiful mood and lines here! #4030703

William Johnson March 07, 2007

I agree with all that has been said carol, lovelystrange moody image.

Congratulations on your finalist award too. Bill J. #4030754

Carol Teal March 07, 2007

Susan and Bill, I want to thank you for your taking time to comment and for your kind words! #4031021

Cheryl Meisel March 21, 2007

Ohhhhhhhhhhh love this finalist shot. What a moody beauty!
Cherylm #4078059

Carol Teal April 16, 2007

Cheryl, I am sorry to be so late in thanking you for your kind comment! I really appreciate you stopping by! #4173141

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett May 07, 2007

Really nice work, Carol ... love that Orton Effect .... I need to figure out how to do Orton ...... steve #4256742

Carol Teal May 07, 2007

Steve, thank you so much for stopping in and for your kind comment! I am on my way to Tampa, but I will be glad to email you instructions for Orton this evening! #4256767

Ali Atri January 31, 2008

You have a wonderful gallery Carol. Great on locations and after effects.

Ali #5426114

Danny B. Head level-deluxe June 11, 2010

Great feel! #8688103

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