Boys in the Woods

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28 responses

  1. Oh, my … what a fairy tale scene! Such soft, wonderful colors too. I love this photograph! ๐Ÿ™‚ The contrasts in your photos of the forest are breathtaking. The conifers among the lighter leaves provide a kind of natural anchor or balance or something. I assume the lighter leaves are maples or some broad leaf deciduous tree. Just keep on snapping until the last leaf falls, Scott! These make me smile. ๐Ÿ™‚

    September 29, 2012 at 8:05 am

    • Yes, dear George…like a fairy tale scene…still strikes me as unreal sometimes…so that’s a good description. And yes, there are some split-leaf maple in there…along with other deciduous trees, and the conifers, of course. I’m glad you enjoyed the post, George…glad it made you smile. ๐Ÿ™‚

      September 30, 2012 at 7:51 pm

  2. Robert G. Longprรฉ

    I love this scene. Having just returned from a very long walk in France, I can truly appreciate the idea of following a trail through a fairy tale landscape. Thanks, Scott. ๐Ÿ™‚

    September 29, 2012 at 9:24 am

    • Welcome back…I was wondering when you’d make it home again. I hope you’ll share some photos of the trails in your fairy tale landscape…. I’m glad you liked the scene…and you’re most welcome, Robert.

      September 30, 2012 at 7:54 pm

  3. Lovely photograph Scott. Such adventure ahead…

    September 29, 2012 at 10:02 am

    • Indeed, Chillbrook…and thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚

      September 30, 2012 at 7:54 pm

  4. I agree with George, Scott – a fairytale scene– Into The Woods…? Beautiful and special! ~ Warm Wishes for a lovely weekend ~ RL

    September 29, 2012 at 10:15 am

    • Thank you, Miss Robyn…and for the weekend wishes, too. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope yours was restful….

      September 30, 2012 at 7:55 pm

  5. This reminded me of a shot from “A Family of Man” (probably before your time.) There’s just something so sweet about kids exploring out in the wild. Very nice shot.

    September 29, 2012 at 11:57 am

    • I don’t remember/know it, Gunta…but it sounds like it would be wonderful if that’s what the kids were doing. Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚

      September 30, 2012 at 7:56 pm

  6. A beautiful picture; an inspiration to get out for a hike.

    September 29, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    • Thank you, Shimon…and yes, inspiration to be out there…wonderful thought!

      September 30, 2012 at 7:57 pm

  7. What could possibly be more natural?

    September 29, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    • Oh…I don’t know, Allen…seems to fit perfectly…

      September 30, 2012 at 7:58 pm

  8. John Smith

    A magic wonderland of a forest with such a mix of trees, and what an adventure for the boys, a new discovery at every turn.

    September 29, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    • They had a wonderful time, John…thank you.

      September 30, 2012 at 7:59 pm

  9. Nut balls

    Absolutely beautiful…

    September 29, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    • Yes, it is, Nathan…

      September 30, 2012 at 7:59 pm

  10. Victoria

    What a beautiful place to walk. Almost looks like a magical place as other commenters have said.

    September 29, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    • I agree with them, too, Victoria…magical indeed…and a most beautiful place for a walk. Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚

      September 30, 2012 at 8:00 pm

  11. A fairy tale image as was mentioned in an earlier comment. The processing is well handled, Scott.. There’s a painterly effect there that is so apt. Great shot.

    September 30, 2012 at 10:49 am

    • Thank you much, Andy…tried to reduce the light a bit and bring up the color just a notch…..

      September 30, 2012 at 8:03 pm

  12. Beautiful shot, Scott, such a wonderful atmosphere you’ve captured.

    September 30, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    • Thank you, Cait…and it was/is so wonderful out there…a treasure-trove for the senses. ๐Ÿ™‚

      September 30, 2012 at 8:06 pm

  13. I like that! What a great place for them to be!

    September 30, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    • I agree, Terry…thank you.

      October 1, 2012 at 6:35 am

  14. settleandchase

    Gorgeous..some of my happiest memories are out walking with my family..great for you all to share such beautiful spaces..

    October 5, 2012 at 2:33 am

    • This setting does add a lot to the making of such memories…I have great recollections of being in similar places as a child…usually alone or with other friends, but they are core memories of happiness and belonging…. Thank you, Cath…I appreciate your comment.

      October 5, 2012 at 6:46 am

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