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Copyright: Magda Indigo (magda_indigo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2034 W: 352 N: 189] (806)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-03
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Artwork, Experimental, Mood
Camera: NIKON D 70, Nikkor 28-200 mm
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): brettf1 favs, 70 points et plus !, Mother Natures Recognition Award, dada's favorits 3, 100-150 points [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-09 7:19
Viewed: 5612
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 112
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Rain did come! The Rain did come!
For once rightly, the Rain did come!

(excerpt from the poem Rain by Dr John Celes)

Taking a break from the TL meet images.

It is not easy to be back after the fantastic time we had. The feelings and emotions are very mixed, glad to be home but missing so my dear family, friends old and new.
OOOH how I miss my beloved Flanders!
Last Thursday we meandered through it, arrived in the area of Damme, Oostkerke, with its endless tree-lined canals, when finally the weather broke, the long promised rain started to fall, gently at first then it poured, ( at last I could test if it was true what they claim about the Nikon D70 being watersealed, tee hee).
I just HAD to take a shot of this unique landscape, but more about that with the next...

In the WS you'll find the original and another toned version.

I wish you all a lovely day and thanx for your visit, things are busy and hectic, try my best to view as much as I can, thanx, M, (*_*)

lucbus, Silke, wenqing, kokos101, joebatista, evanrizo, PierreFrigon, wilkinsonsg, Dingo, Beger, cleocat, Refugee, samr, BenF, vsinopoulos, jjholle, perryhooter, spike1, harpya, saeedabbasi, stefandms has marked this note useful
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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2006-08-09 7:25]

Hi Magda, very emotional after reading your note, photos has express it all. Excellent captured, composition and POV. Great note too...

Thanks for sharing,
take care,

Hi Magda.
Very dramatic atmosphere, a powerful expression; congratulations.
I like it perspective with trees, very good job.
Thanks for sharing, best wishes.


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  • iso Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 981 W: 61 N: 169] (29336)
  • [2006-08-09 7:27]

A real great image Magda as far I'm concern, everything is pleasant to my eyes.

I personally like the original version, it renders the true mood of the beautiful photo and the timely capture. Well done and cheers Magda.


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  • ciore Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 727 W: 3 N: 118] (2478)
  • [2006-08-09 7:38]

love original and this one. What a beauty from Magda again......
i'm dreaming to walk by this galery ...
Many thanks for sharing,Magda !!!!!!

A wonderful image. I really like the tone you applied and tremendous atmosphere that oozes out of this picture.

Muy buena la ambientación y la perspectiva. Bien por el B&W.

The blue filter adds amotions to this great image!
I love the fog in the end of the way!
Fantastic mood, thanks for sharing, Karina:)

The composition and atmosphere is perfect. Nice work on the blue tones. I prefer this version the best.

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  • Jorge Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 128 W: 6 N: 26] (417)
  • [2006-08-09 8:13]

Your photo really express the title you had for this image. It is a great picture, it seems like it never ends.
Well done,

Hi MAgda;
Perfect shot.i think it is very hard to capture it. Good compositşon and colors

I like the atmosphere created with the blue tone (fits with the rain) but the original has a special touch for me.

Wat was het ook alweer..O ja, Liesje leerde Lotje lopen lang de lange Lindelaan.

Great moody photo with nice subtle duo-tone look. Great depth and I think I can see so drops on the lens, or..its fog.

Hi Magda,

Very beautiful mood and view!! Excellent choice to use blue colour tones! Well done!


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2006-08-09 9:17]

This is really quite lovely. For the purpose of your mood, the blue works very well, though it would be the original that *I* would hang on *my* wall. Wonderful lights and shadows and superb composition with the hint of fellow travellers down the road.

beautiful mood here M :)
love the depth and color tones, very mysterious feel
the original workshop version has a different, lighter mood which i also like :)
very nice work


ps: your F4 is ready :)

hi magda!
this is wonderful photo and very emotional.
i like your composition and this blue tone.

Hi Magda
I love moody pictures like this one, it's fantastic.

Woooh Magda what a wonderful photo, what an impressive one.
Thanks for share.

Not needed Magda. I can cry for myself.
Beautiful 'misty' forrest picture, suit well in B/W

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  • Ilir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 518 W: 67 N: 53] (5121)
  • [2006-08-09 11:26]

To say a thing under this beauty would be a crime. Respect!


Beautiful photo.
I still prefer the original but this one gives it more mistery.

A moody image - laden with atmosphere, I like the blue tint to the B&W image - TFS :)

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2006-08-09 13:54]

Hi Magda,
Splendid sight with this gleam at the break point(? point de fuite) like a hope to see again your beloved Flanders. Blue tones treatment matches so well with your blues. Great and emotive impact! Congratulations! Annie

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2522 W: 368 N: 2626] (11964)
  • [2006-08-09 13:55]

Being a "colour minded guy", it is with some pain that I have to admit that the b&w version really is much better, Magda ;o).
Beautiful. I know you compose most of your shots in-camera, but I think using the left and right trees closest to you as a natural frame would have worked nicely too.

This looks so much like a photo I took at Crystal Springs last year. I just didn't get the fog as nicely as you did.

And a little something for you. Every time I hear this I think of you. I'm a complete Brel addict.
Zonder liefde warme liefde
Waait de wind de stomme wind
Zonder liefde warme liefde
Weent de zee de grijze zee
Zonder liefde warme liefde
Lijdt het licht het donk're licht
En schuurt het zand over mijn land
Mijn platte land mijn Vlaanderland

Hi Magda and welcome back. I know how you feel leaving family and friends, the rest of my family are 2500 miles away.
Lovely POV and excellent artwork. The original coloured version is a gem but this has broght out the misty mood well. TFS,
Many thanks for your comment on
Yacht Basin

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  • samr Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 506 W: 31 N: 401] (3329)
  • [2006-08-09 15:03]

HI Magda,
Great shot - what a nice quiet mood you captured - very relaxing image - PP work is very well done and totally appropriate for the mood. Great work,

merhaba magda
wonderful picture.wonderful trees.wonderful interesting colours.well done.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

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  • BenF Gold Star Critiquer [C: 261 W: 0 N: 352] (3060)
  • [2006-08-09 16:22]

Great shot. A real moody shot.

't schone land spanje hè'k nog nooit nie gezien
in compostella ben ik nog nooit gekomen
d' oekraïene de poesta of moskou misschien
en nog nooit ging mijn weg naar romen

noch 't wonderland india china of japan
noch fjorden noch bossen noch meren
de boorden van den donau daar weet ik wel van
in de boeken kan je daar veel over leren

maar 'k ken wel mijn streke mijn straat en mijn grond
mijn dorp met zijn stoeren toren
'k kenne de polders ieder grachtje in't rond
en 'k ken de mensen bie wien da'k ben geboren


Van de Willem, he.

Alledrie fantastisch.


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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2006-08-09 18:06]

I became emotional after reading your note. Hope you enjoyed your stay in your country, where you belong.
I love the long trees beside each other. Well done.

Nice rainy day photo Magda! Love the path under those very tall trees! It must be very romantic to take a walk there.

Well done! Love the tone. Cheers, Yan :)

p.s. thx so much for your words on "O Mother, Where Art Thou?". This birdie was very funny!

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2006-08-10 3:34]

This is absolutely wonderful, dear Magda !

thanks and have a great day,

The low level shot and great perspective coupled with the excellent lighting and colors gives us this excellent image.

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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2006-08-10 5:01]

Hi Magda,
I like this photo with this great mood, I like these tones better then the B&W version but I still hesitate with the original one. Very well done.

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  • dada Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 46 N: 382] (6560)
  • [2006-08-10 8:15]

wow... so you came back with my favorites photos... unbelievable how beautiful this is... congrats, my dear! and welcome:)


Hi magda,
Like the orginal and the Bluish one
Real nice

Prachtig hoe je deze hebt gemaakt...erg sfeervol.

dEar Magda,
Very Very dreamy picture,i like this colours very much,full of emotions,i wish you a lovely day too,Thanks

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1822 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2006-08-11 14:36]

Hi Magda,
Very moody and full of emotion. The note complements the image.

Wonderfull! I enjoy the subtility of that fog.... Tiny... just what it need for the mood and to let guess persons away!
THe light is catch perfectly!

Hello again!
Difficut to choose which one I prefer , they are all great!
What a superb mood captured here. Poetry in your images and text. I love the emotions you share with us in each of your uploads.
Well done again!

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  • ose Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 442 W: 0 N: 18] (5420)
  • [2006-08-12 19:51]

Hi Magda
Good composition and POV.
Well done


A really beautiful photo Magda, that exudes atmosphere (I suppose that's possible!) Excellent composition / colour / lighting combination.

Hallo Magda. Zeer mooi en zeer bizonder. Ik geniet er van.


hi Magda,
lovely lines and atmosphere.
Well done and best regards, Daniel

great mood, the pic says it all

oh,Magda, fantastic, indeed, i LOVe this , it's so sad...and those tones....a fav!!!

Hello Magda,

Beautiful visual
I don't know how I lost this here...
that is very beautiful, I adore the landscape, this
small fog hiding of light this vegetation
the shade of this forest is wonderful.
Congratulations, big visual!


Ahhh, the grandure of mystery felt so strong here. The mood is fantastic Magda and a favorite for sure! Thanks!!!

Love and Peace Always

  • btokaz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1049 W: 127 N: 167] (5744)
  • [2006-08-23 19:26]


I also love trees, as you will see oin my frst entry, this is beautiful and soulful, Arty

Hi Magda ,
A perfect capture
thanks for sharing

this is really good, wonderful place and very good POV and DOV,
great note too.
perfect picture.

Hoi Magda,
Deze verscheen op de intropagina van TL en sprak me meteen aan. Geeft mooi weer wat je voelt als de regen terugkeert na een te lange warmte/droogteperiode. Moeilijk kiezen tussen deze versie en de gedesatureerde: misschien verkies ik nog iets meer die laatste, omdat je er nog meer de zomerwarmte in voelt.
Voorts is er uiteraard dat pittoreske, typische tunneleffect van de dreven in "le Plat Pays".
Een foto die je niet alleen kunt bekijken, maar ook "voelen"...
TFS & groetjes!

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  • akg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 0 N: 171] (2264)
  • [2009-07-29 11:16]

OOOOOO! It creates a splendid image! Very romantic mood that it sets.
Thank you and regards, abhijit.

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