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These dark days of autumn rain / are beautiful as days can be.
3rd PlaceThese dark days of autumn rain / are beautiful as days can be.
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Autumn II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
Location: Harwich, MA
Date: Apr 19, 2013
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: Apr 23, 2013

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"These dark days of autumn rain / are beautiful as days can be."

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My November Guest

My Sorrow, when she's here with me,
Thinks these dark days of autumn rain
Are beautiful as days can be;
She loves the bare, the withered tree;
She walks the sodden pasture lane.

Her pleasure will not let me stay.
She talks and I am fain to list:
She's glad the birds are gone away,
She's glad her simple worsted grey
Is silver now with clinging mist.

The desolate, deserted trees,
The faded earth, the heavy sky,
The beauties she so truly sees,
She thinks I have no eye for these,
And vexes me for reason why.

Not yesterday I learned to know
The love of bare November days
Before the coming of the snow,
But it were vain to tell her so,
And they are better for her praise.

-- Robert Frost

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For the record: this year, spring hasn't arrived on Cape Cod yet; some of the trees are JUST beginning to show buds, there are a few daffodils, that's it. Everything else looks like dead of winter. So I went out in the rain and did an Autumn shot :-) Looks JUST like November around here.

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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 26
Avg (all users): 6.9735
Avg (commenters): 8.2941
Avg (participants): 5.9231
Avg (non-participants): 7.1100
Views since voting: 2282
Views during voting: 244
Votes: 113
Comments: 37
Favorites: 4 (view)


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05/08/2013 09:55:54 PM
Quite lovely, Papa Bear!
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05/04/2013 07:08:54 PM
Classic beauty this shot
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05/04/2013 07:28:57 AM
Moody and magic, it sings of the essential things we normally miss.
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05/04/2013 03:45:08 AM
congrats on the ribbon - beautiful image that I could look at all day long. I love the way me eye is drawn in and throughout.
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05/03/2013 11:55:30 AM
Wonderful line through the autumn country side.
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05/03/2013 06:39:47 AM
This is very nice! I love the processing. Congrats on the ribbon!
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05/02/2013 09:07:55 AM
Beautiful image, Bear. Congrats on the ribbon.
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05/02/2013 06:58:26 AM
Awesome shot Robert.
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05/01/2013 03:45:00 PM
Now this image is 100% Puppy Bear! Congrats on your golden ribbon!
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05/01/2013 02:12:38 PM
Excellent shot Robert.
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05/01/2013 01:26:02 PM
The perspective on this shot makes it very interesting - It's difficult to judge how far away the stream is as there are no objects to compare against, but this adds to the surreal quality. Nice one!
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05/01/2013 01:15:15 PM
congrats Robert on this fine work!
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05/01/2013 09:33:58 AM
Congrats- with the Point and shoot no less. (In fact, I think you should stick solely to point and shoot cameras and your sister's iphone!)
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05/01/2013 08:54:49 AM
Spring is very slow arriving in these parts as well, but it looks more like winter than fall! Beautiful image, love the processing. Congrats on the ribbon.
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05/01/2013 06:59:58 AM
Very nicely done, Robert. Beautifully processed!
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05/01/2013 02:41:34 AM
Hey, where's my frosty title? :-)
Congrats on the ribbon!
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05/01/2013 01:37:22 AM
Congratulations Robert! This lovely shot was my pick for the blue - it certainly looks Autumnal.

What's happened to your title?

Message edited by author 2013-05-01 01:38:12.
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05/01/2013 12:23:17 AM
Just lovely. Makes me want to be there!
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05/01/2013 12:15:49 AM
I thought this would win the blue. Thanks for another lesson in landscapes.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/30/2013 11:52:12 PM
Looks like Bear to me, and I mean that as a compliment. Beautiful tones and super rich. Lovely photo.
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04/30/2013 11:03:36 PM
I'm enjoying the colors and textures... twas a great day I see,
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04/30/2013 09:59:34 PM
You've made an ordinary scene look magical for me. I can almost see the fairies floating along the stream or the unicorn dipping its head for a drink.
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04/30/2013 09:26:03 PM
Beautiful image, wonderful lines and detail! 10
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04/30/2013 08:19:11 PM
Beautiful moody shot and great title. If it were not that the Bear is not currently experiencing autumn I would take this to be his. I predict a ribbon.
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04/30/2013 03:54:42 PM
lovely
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04/30/2013 12:36:05 PM
...she loves the bare the withered tree...beautiful autumn!
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04/30/2013 06:19:14 AM
A truly beautiful image. Subtle lines and wonderful autumn Colours. Love the grass in the f/g. Top three for me
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04/30/2013 12:39:13 AM
nice glow effect
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04/29/2013 09:52:18 PM
Beautiful tones, detail, perspective and dof.
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04/29/2013 08:29:08 PM
Oh my, this is most lovely! The texture and details in the rocks and grass is quite awesome. You've applied HDR to good effect here, without crossing the line which is easy to do on nature shots. Also, the yellow tones just scream Autumn. Top image of the challenge so far.
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04/29/2013 12:49:43 PM
I really like the colors on this one!
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04/29/2013 11:05:39 AM
beautiful indeed...
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04/29/2013 07:29:41 AM
I guess it is November somewhere :-). Beautiful depth in the darkness.
One of two best titles in the challenge.
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04/28/2013 10:05:42 PM
Voted earlier coming back to comment.

Love the golden hues of the autumn grasses. This capture has a lot of great details for the eye to drink in from the textures of the rocks in the foreground to the bending stalks of grass. I like the leading line of the creek that curves and bends then goes off to the horizon.
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04/24/2013 10:47:43 PM
Best in show award, congrats
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04/24/2013 03:48:03 PM
Heat view into the calm of autumn.
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04/24/2013 12:38:11 AM
My pick for the blue.

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