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Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nothing Gold Can Stay
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Copyright: Tom ODonnell (budgun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 319 W: 2 N: 382] (2091)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-28
Categories: Nature
Camera: Olympus E-300 EVolt, 52mm Circular Polarizer
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-08 19:20
Viewed: 1908
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Nothing Gold Can Stay
by Robert Frost

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

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Boa noite Tom
I always remember the outsiders when i hear or read this poem. I love the movie at the time so much as i feel your photo amazing. Thanks
have a good WE
My regards

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  • edge Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 18 W: 0 N: 11] (80)
  • [2008-11-08 20:48]

Great shot. Love the dog in the foreground. The darkness of the water makes the animal stand out. Overall excellent composition. I can relate to dogs in the water, my son has a large Lab, who loves to swim in the backwaters of the Bay area in SF.

I love this scenic shot and it's colors Tom.
btw whats your pet's name?


Hi Tom,

This then must be Buddy enjoying himself.

A beautiful pom by Robert Frost and a beautiful picture to illustrate it by Tom O'Donnell.
Lovely how the sun illuminates the other side of the lake and the gently unduleting landscape.


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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-11-09 8:05]

HI Tom
I just commented on your morgan horses, that is not gunner paddling around but obviously having a great time.
A good rendition of the fall colours against this deep blue.
Nice PP work

Hi Tom,
Superb autumn scene, I like a lot the distant rusty, red and yellow trees contrasting with the blue, clear water with its textures and reflections. I also like the autumn light--the trees are lighted, the lake is in shadow. The swimming dog is a funny, welcome bonus. Lucky dog--he can go for a walk in that beautiful landscape....

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-11-09 17:41]

A beautiful capture and the doggy is placed very nicely in the frame. Incredible colors!! TFS

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-11-09 20:43]

hi Tom

Oh a dog in the lake! That is something that I have meant to do but not yet taking any action to take my dog to the sea side.

And to swim in such a scenic view of the landscape here, blue sky, autumn colors. A great shot.

tfs, bill

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2008-11-10 13:27]

Wooow Tom
Fantastic sharpness, colours, and light. Great depht and focus in all the distances. A wonderful photo.
Wonderful the R. Frost poem. Excelent choice.

Hello Tom,

Is this Buddy turning into a dolphin?
A very well composed shot with the lake edge acting as a guide to lead the eyes round the shot.
I particularly like how the sunshine is touching the vegetation at the far end, turning it into gold. This makes a great contrast with the near side which is very much in shadow.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 728 W: 0 N: 107] (2973)
  • [2009-04-20 17:59]

Hello Tom
On top of poetry you compose nice framings, my friend!!
An expression of serenity is convied in this pastoral scenery taken early in the morning.
The swimming "delphinapterus leucas" completes the thin circular line of shore for an attractive setup.
Best regards.

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