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vineyard near Petaluma, CA

vineyard near Petaluma, CA

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  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 11 Feb 2008, 00:51
Nice composition, lovely tree and I like the shadows.
Kay: Thank you so much, Aussie.
  • Martin
  • Houston
  • 11 Feb 2008, 02:46
Great looking tree! Did spring suddenly break out or did you keep this for a rainy day?
Kay: Hi Martin,
I took this picture around Thanksgiving time (late Nov) when I was visiting family in the SF bay area. I meant to post it on line long before now. Thank you!
  • Chris Phillips
  • 11 Feb 2008, 05:58
That certainly isn't England!
Kay: You're right, Chris! It's a little north of San Francisco. Thanks for visiting!
  • Helen
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
  • 11 Feb 2008, 06:11
Beautiful! The "greens" in your photos always amaze me. I love the silhouette of the tree... makes the photo for me!
Kay: Thank you so much, Helen!
Very nice composition. I like the tree's shape and the lighting
Kay: Richard, thank you for your comment. It was a lucky shot. (I was taing pictures out of a window in the car my sister was driving!)
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 11 Feb 2008, 11:34
To me this is a first from you. You always shoot into the subject - like into the trees. Here it is over the subject (vineyard) catching a great skyline. You probably don't do what I described thinkingly but it is how I recognise styles in general.

With all that I don't mean anything negative - just commenting on something I have noticed. I like this one and the composition.
Kay: Louis, I really appreciate your comment, and you astute observation. You're right, I didn't think about it as I took the picture, and to be honest, I took the picture out of a window in the car my sister was driving. What I call a "drive by shooting". That's why you I didn't post this picture till now, added by the fact that there's part of a building in the right side of the shot. Thank you for your comment...always valued.
That is some tree!
Kay: Thank you, Bill!
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 11 Feb 2008, 14:47
The composition is fabulous, Kay. The sloping hills, the magic light, the wonderful tree to mother over everything. I love it.
Kay: Ginnie, I appreciate your wonderful words, as always! Thank you!
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands.
  • 11 Feb 2008, 15:03
The tree is as a queen guardin the vineyard, stunnng picure, love the shadows.
Kay: Thank you, Astrid. You are a poet, and I love your words smile
  • Tracy
  • Hulme
  • 11 Feb 2008, 16:27
Lovely composition and the tree is the main focal point.smile
Kay: Thank you very much, Tracy!
What a fabulous tree, so isolated but so powerful !
Kay: Thank you very much, Florence!
  • tim
  • United Kindom
  • 11 Feb 2008, 17:09
wonderful composition Kay,well donesmile
Kay: Thank you, Tim smile
  • VZ
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • 11 Feb 2008, 23:25
This is absolutely gorgeous, dear. How does it look in monochrome? Wish you moved the camera a bit to the left to leave the roof off the frame and move the tree off the center.
Kay: You are so nice as always! I have to be honest and tell you that I took the picture out of a window in the car my sister was driving. That's why I didn't post this picture till now...I too noticed that building, but posted this anyway. I'll post it in mono and crop that building out. Thanks for your good suggestion!
  • Catalpa
  • sleepless in Newcastle
  • 12 Feb 2008, 03:44
Like tis a lot - nice rhythms, good shadows and topography and a wonderfully characterful tree.
Kay: Thank you so much! I really enjoyed your comment. smile
  • Gale
  • Cape of Storms
  • 12 Feb 2008, 05:12
What an amazing tree.. love your lighting here Kay. Great light & shade
Kay: Thank you, Gale!
Precious! The landscapes with vineyards are one of my weaknesses. My file is full of photos of vineyards. If you pay attention, the two last photos that I have published are taken in one from the richest regions in these cultures in Catalonia. The Earth of the cave-champagne!
Kay: Thank you, Jose-Angel! You are so kind!
Nice composition.
Kay: Thank you!
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 12 Feb 2008, 17:10
This makes me very happy, Kay, given my current weather. smile Thank you.
Kay: I'm glad you like this picture, Ruth! A little sunshine in the middle of winter is so nice, isn't it? I took this picture in November, but waited to post it. Glad I did. Thank you!
  • PhotoSam
  • London, U.K.
  • 12 Feb 2008, 18:06
looks like a gorgeous day...
Kay: Thank you, Sam! It was a really nice California sunny day in November. (I was visiting family.)
  • deb
  • United States
  • 12 Feb 2008, 19:03
Beautiful and well composed shot, Kay!
Kay: Deb, Thank you for your comment. I'm glad you like it!
Very nice light here, Kay.
Kay: Thank you, Bridge!
what beautiful blues!
Kay: Thank you, Jen!
  • liam
  • plettenberg bay
  • 27 Feb 2008, 10:06
amongst all the snow pics this really stands out...I'm assuming the was not near your latest shots mountain smile
Kay: Thanks, Liam. You are right about this being a few miles away. This area is just north of San Francisco...about 30 miles. I took the picture in November, when the weather was unbelievably warm.

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