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lonely bench and trees

lonely bench and trees
Photo Information
Copyright: Dale Najarro (dcnajarro) Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 18 N: 67] (667)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-28
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Artwork, Event, Decisive Moment, Experimental, Mood, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-31 12:56
Viewed: 2378
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
resting under a shade of a tree during a stroll at the park. i was inspired by the greenery and the trees and the lonely bench on this pov. a sort of a tribute to the nature's gift to mankind the many things that it can do, a source of life and livelihood for many. a haven of many birds and wildlife in the forest.

pp works done, a white lamp post obstructing along the vertical axis of the shrub infront of the bench was erased to get a full view of the greens. note: white bar above bench is a low light fixture, i intentionally did not touch (a very sorry shot for me since i'm an avid fan of original unaltered photos if possible, but for the sake of posting so this is the result). few tweaks of levels and contrast then routine resize, cropped and signed. hope you like my appreciation of nature in this photo.

thanks for taking time to view my humble gallery, comments and critique are highly appreciated:)


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cool place, very much a sky appeals to me from the background, very much the good quality and the cool frame...

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  • stery Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 268 W: 20 N: 71] (2050)
  • [2007-07-31 13:05]

Hy Dale!
Nice picture and very good idea...

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  • basir Gold Star Critiquer [C: 404 W: 6 N: 187] (1475)
  • [2007-08-01 15:09]

Hi Dale
Very nice picture.Very nice note.
POV very good.I liked it.


Hi Dale,

I can feel this place is nice, cool, quiet, peace . . You did great capturing and composing it. Very well presentation.


Hi Dale,
And what a beautiful capture this is. Green is so good on camera. Glad you got the green side of Dubai.Well seen, composed and captured.

looks refreshing Dale, amidst the heat here in Dubai.
cool greens. TFS

Hi Dale, lovely and peaceful composition with great trees, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Dale,
I have noticed this thumbnail...
So what happened here? The image is level but the trees are so not... Awesome! And it goes not for one but all of them...
Well framed, good details!
Pablo -

Lovely place, wonderful trees :) Very effective!!!
Nice framing and lighting. Thanks for the interesting note!

Hy Dale,
Beautiful catch, lovely composition and colors, excellent POV. I love the bench and the tree, Well Done..
Many thanks for your comments to my picture: Sunset

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  • lego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 2 N: 70] (678)
  • [2007-08-05 0:55]

Hello Dale

Excellent composition and POV

Well done


hello! great shot! wonderful trees! fantastic colours!TFS

Lovely place! I can feel peace and serenity...

The green is circumventing all the picture and the slope of the trees is beautiful!. It's like around the old wisdom of the texture on these trees, a green hope of a younger nature is growing from them...

Good POV!!!

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  • dblais (62)
  • [2007-08-06 19:13]

Original composition with the trees in diagonal lines.

Well done! and many thanks for yours comments.

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2007-08-08 8:26]

Hola Dale,
precioso pov,
colores y sensacional ambiente...

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  • isu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 2] (497)
  • [2007-08-10 2:49]

hola Dale, preciosa toma, agradable lugar el descanso, colores naturales y nitidos , perfecto. Saludos Sira

Niesamowita zielen.Fajny nastroj.Bardzo ladne.

Excellent effet visuel.
Bonne journée.

Hi Dale beautifu photo, nice POV great trees, great peaceful in yor pic. TFS


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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2007-08-17 9:06]
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Dear Dale Najarro,
powerful contrast between brightly lighted green grass and inclined thick black trees makes special space in this image.
I think "lonely bench" or white pavement is merely attached within those space, and indeed this space may be made by wise gardener who had excellent ideas, and you may meet this scene.
anyway your sensitive feeling to characteristic space took this dynamic picture.
thank you,

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-08-18 7:47]

Wow! such a green place in Dubai? I would never have believed it!!
superb PP work: it is invisible! and the colours, details and composition are all fabulous

Hi Dale!
Very good composed and taken shot!

Hello Dale.
Good looking 'Green' shot, in lovely but warm Dubai.
Especially there, green and trees needs maintenanced every day.
It looks Dubai isn't wat it was when I was there in the 8oths and Nineties.
Greetings, Jan

belle pose, idée original.

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  • ablok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 188 W: 87 N: 15] (491)
  • [2007-08-21 3:15]

Sympathique photo avec un beau vert en couleur dominante..Je vais te poster un workshop car le pilier blanc dans le fond me gene..Il contraste trop avec les éléments essentiel de l'image.
Au plaisir!

(Bon,apparement tu ne souhaite pas recevoir de ws,j'avais supprimé les 2 piliers blancs....tant pis! =)

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2007-08-22 8:44]

Hi Dale,

A unique scene here, it must be a place with lots of strong wind all year round? poor trees, :P well, I have to said it is a very nice place to relax, great atmposphere and mood, well captured, thanks for sharing


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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2007-08-22 13:01]

Hello Dale,

You have beautifully presented an interesting motif in this strong image. Fine details and nice illumination. Selection of the view point if smart. Well done my friend.

Thanks for sharing this image.

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  • BMYNBR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 143 W: 2 N: 130] (1410)
  • [2007-08-22 15:29]


Hi Dale.
What a peaceful and serene scene. Lovely composition. Nice low POV and good colour. Well done.
Regards, Steve.

Hi Dale. Great composition w/ fantastic focus and depth. A very well seen subject w/ good details and exposure. Congratulations!
Freddie :)

a peaceful palce for an early morning jogging ...


I like the lush green of this picture, but most of all the fact that the trees are leaning to the left.


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