32 responses

  1. lot going on here to feast your eyes upon – which I like I have messed about with HDR (only occasion) on this type of image but couldn’t make it look natural

    October 26, 2012 at 6:42 am

    • Thank you, Scott…and yes, there is quite a visual feast here….

      October 27, 2012 at 3:04 pm

  2. The scene reminds me of one out of a fairy tale…I expect a wolf to come popping out from somewhere…

    October 26, 2012 at 8:59 am

    • Funny you should say that, Nancy…when I was returning from the hike, but still within this stretch of the canyon, I saw a man and woman sitting on a large rock with a bit of a ledge in front of them, and as I rounded the little corner in front of them, their HUGE dog lunged at me, barking…a “greeting,” his owners said…. It rather startled the hell out of me. 🙂

      October 27, 2012 at 3:09 pm

      • Be careful out there Scott…you never quite know what will happen…life imitates art all the time. 😉

        October 29, 2012 at 11:35 pm

        • Thank you, Nancy…I’ll try to keep a better eye out for big, bad wolves and such. 😉

          November 1, 2012 at 6:28 am

  3. It certainly looks it. Beautiful!

    October 26, 2012 at 9:04 am

    • Thank you, Chillbrook. 🙂

      October 27, 2012 at 3:09 pm

  4. Now THIS is a wonderful place to get away to. 🙂 Such spectacular colors and lines. A very calming image. Just lovely! I see just the rock I’d like to sit on. 🙂

    October 26, 2012 at 9:14 am

    • Thank you very much, Melanie…and it is/was such a wonderful place…appeals in a way that is different than the somber and fog shrouded hillside with the wonderfully silhouetted trees. I’m glad you enjoyed the photo…and happy that you found your rock to sit on for a while. 🙂

      October 28, 2012 at 9:52 am

  5. The enchanted forest, but also this brings to mind something mysterious and rather desolate.

    October 26, 2012 at 10:24 am

    • Yes, I suppose there is a sense of mystery and desolation out there, too, Andy. On my way out on the hike, I only encountered one person…so I had the whole forested canyon to myself…but it was an enjoyable alone-ness…didn’t feel much of the desolation.

      October 28, 2012 at 9:54 am

  6. Simply lovely! The muted colors make it seem so ‘enchanted’ (you captured the right word for sure). Is that a creek bed come springtime?

    October 26, 2012 at 11:40 am

    • Thank you very much, Gunta…and the “enchanted” part actually came from my son (commenting below as “Nut Balls”)…he hiked the canyon before I did and said I really needed to go there because it looked just like an enchanted forest. I couldn’t help but agree….

      And yes, that is a creek bed that you see there. It was still running very quietly with just enough to make an occasional sound…and I’m sure it will be going a bit stronger when the snow-melt is here in six months or so….

      October 29, 2012 at 9:05 pm

  7. That is really lovely; it beckons one in ……..

    October 26, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    • Thank you, Meanderer…and I agree…it does really beckon one in…so inviting….

      October 29, 2012 at 9:07 pm

  8. I remember when I was a boy the Casper the Friendly Ghost comics almost always mentioned The Enchanted Forest. I always wanted to go there then, and still do now-especially if it looks like your picture.

    October 26, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    • I remember that, too, Allen…and I do hope this is what it looked like. 🙂

      October 29, 2012 at 9:07 pm

  9. Nut Balls

    I take it that description fit in your mind, as well? Beautiful picture…and, you’re right. Less leaves than just days earlier when I visited, like you said 😉

    October 26, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    • Oh, yes, Nate…most appropriate. Thank you for the nice words…and yes, given what was on the ground when I was there, I could imagine that there was so much more on the trees when you were there earlier in the week…funny what a handful of days can do for something like this. It was a wonderful hike…. 🙂

      October 29, 2012 at 9:09 pm

  10. That is a perfect fall scene!

    October 26, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    • Thank you, Terry…it strikes me the same way….

      October 29, 2012 at 9:09 pm

  11. I really love your photos Scott. They are so beautiful. Thank you.

    October 27, 2012 at 12:34 am

    • Thank you very much, Lizzie Joy…I appreciate your kind words…. And you are most welcome, too. 🙂

      October 29, 2012 at 9:10 pm

  12. Wow, it really does look like a place where there is magic.

    October 27, 2012 at 2:08 am

    • I thought so, too, Leanne…thank you.

      October 29, 2012 at 9:11 pm

  13. walking quietly thru this photo…leaning against that tree up there 🙂

    October 27, 2012 at 9:11 am

    • I’m glad it takes you there, Liana…thank you for being here. 🙂

      October 29, 2012 at 9:11 pm

  14. Beautiful! I expect a unicorn to come walking out at any moment. 😉

    October 28, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    • Thank you, Ruth…and that wouldn’t have been too surprising if one suddenly appeared!

      October 29, 2012 at 9:12 pm

  15. beautiful

    October 29, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    • Thank you, Odette. And thank you for visiting, as well…. 🙂

      October 29, 2012 at 9:13 pm

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