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Shadow Trees

Shadow Trees
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Copyright: Edward Xuereb (exuereb) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 247 W: 2 N: 10] (2085)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-03
Categories: Nature
Camera: Sony Alfa DSLR A100
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): TEXAS EXCELLENCE AWARD II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-04 9:21
Viewed: 5152
Favorites: 5 [view]
Points: 136
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Took this shot while the sun was low behind these trees in the middle of a golf course.
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Hello Edward,
Fantastik scenery, the shadow of the trees is impressive, the colors are natural. Nice shot !
Have a nice day, Michel

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2008-06-04 9:26]


Hi Edward;
lovey, great mood
light is perfect;
great work and nice POV
regards Karolina

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  • Kli Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 15 N: 199] (2054)
  • [2008-06-04 9:34]
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Bonjour Edward,
Waouh, Superbe composition !
Excuse moi pour la comparaison, mais cette photo me fait penser aux films de Tim Burton ! ;) Il y a comme un univers fantastique qui l'accompagne.
Bonne journée.


Hi Edward.... stunning landscape with wonderful composition light and POV..concrats on this capture....Roman:0)

Hello Edward,
A very interesting shot. the play of light is captivating. As are the shadows of trees. A very pleasant image. Well seen & captured, congratulations!

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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2008-06-04 9:47]

ciao edward....grande composizione...bel pov...ottima luce in contrasto con l ombra...bei colori..

Now this is one of those pics where my mouth drops open, I slam my hand against my head, my heart races!! Oh my...such drama, but so worthy of this picture! Just incredible is all I can say! Lucky you!! You get an award for this one!

Interesting long shadows : )Good used of the backlighting effect! Excellent perspective!


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  • ved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 102 W: 16 N: 12] (662)
  • [2008-06-04 10:03]

its very imaginative... a different snap...
good overall composition, with nice details...

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2008-06-04 10:15]

Hi Edward...
Beautiful shot...
Best regards...

I don't how you find this moment but so powerful and so attractive.Impressive POV.Excellent work,TFS

Fantastic picture, looks very dramatic, the light and shadow looks amazing. Well done!

well this is a great shot i love the colors and the excellent ligt in it
my compliments

Hi Edward
This is a fantastic shot. Clicked on it, thought how lovely the grass looked, then read that it was a golf course and thought "that explains it then" lol
The shadows are really good and the sky is good. Lovely composition.
Nice one!

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  • S-moon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 382 W: 97 N: 457] (2844)
  • [2008-06-04 11:06]

Beautiful lighting and great colourtone! Very well captured!

TFS Greetings Simone

Hi Edward,
Great photograph!! Excellent lighting and POV. Very nice composition!!

Can I get a full version of the print to put it on the wall?:)
Well just joking. This is very,very nice shot. And very holistic!

this is one of those moments Great

hi edward,

cracking shot here, great use of natural light...

great colours and a perfect pov...right place at right time...nice1...


Hoi Edward
One word : Exellent
original !!!

Wonderful picture
Like a mirage!
Colors and contrast are excellent
Take care

Beautiful composition Edward. The use of the shadows as lead in lines works really well.

Exposure is perfect and the lighting just exceptional.

A real cracker.



Absolutely top of the notch
Nothing more to say
By the way ; Xuereb is a very Maltese name isn't it ?



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  • cinca Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 2 N: 143] (4456)
  • [2008-06-04 14:20]

Hi Edward, great compo with shadows that lead to the sun, excellent light.
Well done!
Ciao, Cinzia

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  • Romeu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 306 W: 0 N: 220] (1859)
  • [2008-06-04 14:23]

Hi Edward,

Beautiful landscape. Great composition, colors and light.


Hello Edward!
What a great shot!
Wonderful colours and light!
Fantastic shadows!
Excellent atmosphere!
Best regards!

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  • Enka Gold Star Critiquer [C: 98 W: 0 N: 0] (624)
  • [2008-06-04 16:24]


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  • miau Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 59] (3606)
  • [2008-06-04 17:20]

Bonsoir Edward,
Un paysage de ręve!
Point de vue superbe, lumičre et couleurs magnifiques!
Un contre-jour remarquable!


All here is really fine, the composition, the light, the DOF, exposure, colors.
It is very peaceful and poetic.
Congratulation and TFS

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1627 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2008-06-04 20:01]

Hi Edward,

Nice shot, great composition and shadow captured, look artistic! :D

Have a nice day,


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  • tty007 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 198 W: 64 N: 185] (2599)
  • [2008-06-04 21:05]

Very very well done. The textures, the colors, the shadowns lots of things to look at and it does make the picture more enjoyable! Exposure is perfect, the clouds are interesting. The angle is superb, lots of people would complain that the horizon is right in the middle, in this picture, it fits perfectly well! Good job and TFS!

hello Edward,

you are at the right place and right time looking at your shot.. beautiful one.. i love it.. the shadows coming out from the trees are just amazing to look at.. well done.. hope you did well in your golf too :D tfs..

regards, terry

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  • angel Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 86 W: 0 N: 13] (400)
  • [2008-06-05 1:03]

wow, it's a fantastic view....the lightning is magic and also the sky with those clouds...you were fortunate to have your camera with you! perfeect shot full of atmosphere,

Amazing shot :)
may I say that I am little envious;-)but just little :))))

thank you for your comment you are right about sky:)
see you and have a nice day

Hi Edward, this is cool - looks like pastel art
Well done.
Best regards, Daniel

Splendid looking picture of this landscape, Edward.
Worth al the smileys you get. Good shot.
Regards from Jan

Hello edward

Beautiful ligth really great !!



Hi Edward,
splendid one indeed,
perfect pov and light, superb compo, beautiful colours,
welldoen and tfs,
:) tomorrow

Hi Edward,
Beautiful landscape nicely composed and presented with great naturel colors picture, excellent 'contre-jour' image with amazing shadow of the trees, Excellent POV. and details
My compliments

Hello Edward,

Excellent lights and shadows play, which creates a great atmosphere, and a fine texture of the photo. TFS
Best regards,


that is perfect shot. i'm dreaming about something like this :)

Dear Edward;

Very nice picture, your timing was perfect. Since at that angle the sun sets quickly, you have managed to capture a great composition. I like the long shadows and the back light that hasn't destroyed the subjects color and texture. You have great angle of view...

Best regards,

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  • Wolski Silver Star Critiquer [C: 45 W: 0 N: 0] (1240)
  • [2008-06-09 17:43]

greate shot nice color

Hi Edward,
Lovely... fantastic composition of light, shadow, colors and perspective. Thank you very much for sharing this wonderful shot.


Hey I don't know how many points should be given for this picture...it's simply "Amazing" It's beautiful, it's lovely! Marvelous Work Indeed!!!


How wonderful game with the light beetwen the tree.
Very wel done!

nice, nice, nice!!!
a superb image

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2008-07-15 9:52]

Fantastic light and mid tones - really great shot:)


wonderful shot... love the feel of your composition. great PP too! cheers!

Hi Edward,
Very good composition,beautiful photo.Congratulation.
Best regards,


Hi Edward,
Really fantastic. Color, light and composition excellent.

Superb image Edward, beautiful long shadows.

Regards Mark :)

Hi Edward Xuereb,
Dream fotografie,
Best regards
Ataman Ayvaz

superb presentation and it reminds me of Jerry Bruckheimer's production intro in every movie.
like it!

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  • datis Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 104 W: 4 N: 30] (642)
  • [2008-09-19 9:29]


Shadow of dream, very dreamy scene made by amazing lighting.
Regards, Daryoosh


Probably the best golf course picture in the world!


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  • glint Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 593 W: 3 N: 545] (3785)
  • [2008-10-29 12:46]

hello Ed,
fantastic shot. Love it! Dramatic and almost fairytale scene. I like the radiating shadows.

Well spotted and extremely well taken - Simply stunning.
Thanks for sharing

Hi Edward,

this is superb. I like the group of trees, as they form one big tree one tiny little legs, and the long shadows,
Exceptional work,

Kind regards,

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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2009-02-06 9:17]

Hi Ed

Just stunning! You have captured a great moment in a very creative and artistic way. The 1/2 frame, the carefully hidden sun the fan like spread of the shadows, the balanced saturation, everything done in a very careful way. One of the best I have seen lately.

Compliments and TFS

Fantástica foto,as sombras ficaram sensacionais.Belissíma Galeria Edward.Parábens.Gil Veloso.

Beautiful light, the shadows created another dimension here. I'd like you to move your camera very slightly to the right, but I love this view anyway.

Ciao Edward,
beautifulst image, good the inquadratura, optimal the exposure compliments
Saluti dall'Italia

you also have a nice HDR shot here buddy... Timing and color great...

Well lets start off by me making a fool out of my self signing along to a song and i saw this photo and my jaw dropped.

This image is simply stunning,. I love how you have captured the shadows which really draws your attention to the main subject.

Tip Top work Edward!!

iS ds ReaL or U Edited?
Ds is reaLLy an AMazing Picture,,

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  • BMYNBR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 143 W: 2 N: 130] (1410)
  • [2010-05-19 23:36]

Great shot, I love this idea, and you captured it very well.
TFS Dave

dreamy. nice shot.

Hi Ed,

After nearly 3,000 views, I just could not ignore this popular posting. Lighting is exquisite, the composition leaves me breathless. Great work. Best regards.


Just went through your wonderful picture gallery and I am happy to get a glimpse of them, Edward!
Thanks a lot.

This shot took my attention as the sunrays play a great role enhancing the beauty of this lush green landscape. The trees provide great partial silhouettes and a superb scenario overall. The colors are natural and light is very well managed. The sharpness and POV are very well chosen. Great job!

Best regards,

Waw! Excellent capture, beautiful colors and toes. Good composition. Best regards Csabi

there is one problem with a site that has so many great photos, it takes a long time to get to ones like this that are the type of photo you wish you could take yourself. relly nice. fiona

how did you find this view?the shadows are fantastic!

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