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Copyright: Danilo Martinez (cunejo200) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2556 W: 83 N: 4926] (20188)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-04
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D70s, nikkor 18-35mm
Exposure: f/8, 1/120 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-29 5:19
Viewed: 4366
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 168
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a scene from Middleburg, Virginia which is considered Virginia's Hunt and Horse Country. I have heard that it has become the residence of some famous movie stars like Robert Duval, Jessica Lange, and Sissy Spacek. Even though it is located just a stone's throw from the nation's capital, Virginia's Hunt Country could well be in a different universe, for all the similarities it shares with that of pulsating metropolis.

U.S. Highway 50 rambles into the heart of Hunt County, through pristine countryside and centuries-old villages field with fieldstone houses and historic country inns. Old ivy-covered rock walls border magnificent estates where long tree-lined driveways lead to elegant mansions, and pampered thoroughbreds loll about in fenced green pastures. The highway travels west, through Loudon and Fauquier Counties in the Piedmont foothill, and then crosses the Blue Ridge Mountain at Ashby 's Gap into the northeastern Shenandoah Valley.

I have posted a similar image at TE a few weeks ago.

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perfect composed picture
gives a lot of depth

Hi Danilo,
You captured a beautifull image . This fall scene is well composed . I like the fences and the colors . Very nice photo .

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2007-11-29 5:26]

Hi Danilo

Marvellous symmetry & graphism of the 2 fences with superb Fall colours & good sharpness. Well done!

Hi Danilo
Great composition, the pov leads you down the road.
Nice autumn colours
Have a great day

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  • Shogun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 788 W: 52 N: 418] (10434)
  • [2007-11-29 5:50]

well composed bro. ganda ng kulay. Tfs


Hi there...
Beautiful place.....and the colors...wow.. are great..
Congratualtions for the composition and POV
TFS, and have a great day
Best regards from Brazil...


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  • KrL Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 504 W: 135 N: 502] (7619)
  • [2007-11-29 5:54]

Bonjour Danilo,
C'est très esthétique l'ondulation de la barrière.
En plus les couleurs automnales apportent une belle atmosphère.
Très agréable
Bonne journée


Hello Danila

nice composition and beautifull light and colors



Hi Danilo,
So wonderful capture.
The colors are icredibles !!!
A very beautiful piece of Virginia country's.

Fabulous colorful scene Danilo.
The wobbly fence/road is a nice touch.
Good eye - Vincent

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  • salmi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 5 N: 428] (4755)
  • [2007-11-29 6:46]

Hello Danilo,
Excelent autumn composition, great colors, POV and lights. TFS.

Hello Danilo

Absolutely fantastic shot here, amazing colours and a good lead through the image with the fence and the road.

Lovely work

TFS regards Helen

Hi Danilo,
Great perspective with both fences. Excellent autumn colours an very attractive image my friend. Perfect colour contrast of grass trees and road!

Wow!! Great POV, perfect colors and details. Eyecatching, and simple yet effective.

Hi Danilo...very nicely composed shot with great color and clarity...The shape of the fence works well to make the shot interesting.


hello danilo!
excellent autumn photo with great composition and beautiful colors, i like it.

Coucou Danilo
j'adore tes couleurs chaudes de l'automne
et j'aime les vagues de ta barrière
jolie lumière
en résumé une photo splendide


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  • AnidaK (423)
  • [2007-11-29 9:21]

great composition, wonderful colours

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  • tibig Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 657 W: 26 N: 681] (7565)
  • [2007-11-29 9:24]

Beautiful picture, very well composed, I like the contrast between the green grass and the fall colours.

Hi Danilo,
Excellent scene and autumn colours.Great shot and beautiful horse country.Well done.TFS.

good compostion bro, contrast of colors are cool to the eyes.TFS.

Hello Danilo,
A wonderful autumn atmosphere!
Very eye-catching colours of the season, and the contrasty fences leave me no choice about where to go...
Good point of view and the strong diagonal adds dynamics to the composition!
Pablo -

Hello Danilo,

Excellent composition. Good POV, beautiful autumn colors and lihgt. Congratulation!

Best regards,

Hi dear friend,
oh! this is too beautiful! Looks like in a fairytale. The textures, the curves, the tones... are all wonderful! Well done!

Best regards,

A pleasant rural scene Danilo. Very well composed, good colour and a clean light. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Circles of colour’

Hello Danilo!
Really great composition from all points of view!
Amazing autumn picture!
Excellent done!
Best regards!

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  • meske (198)
  • [2007-11-29 16:17]

very nice place and a very nice shot

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1822 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2007-11-29 19:28]

Hi Danilo,
Very nice Fall picture with great lead-in lines by the fence. It could be a bit sharper IMO, but that is minor. well done.

Hi Danilo,
Wonderful scene my friend, amazing colors.
Its my favorite...
Selahattin E

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2007-11-30 1:39]

mmm, what a beauty !!!

thanks a lot,

Hello Danilo,

Beautiful fall colors, and nice composition.
Love the light here. TFS


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2007-11-30 7:54]

Hi Danilo,
Fantastic autumn photo. Impeccable and appealing composition with this fence nicely duplicated with its shadows. Excellent use of light! Brilliant and warm colors so natural! A masterpiece! Congratulations! Annie

:) ok

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  • valari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 948 W: 102 N: 395] (4105)
  • [2007-11-30 23:42]

Hi Danilo,
I love autumn colors!Your image is with such calm sense..

Hi Danilo,
Wonderful autumnal view.Superb sharp, colours, light, perspective and POV.TFS.


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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2007-12-01 4:49]

On my, I have seen this image. I Have traveled this road often to visit dear friends in South Riding and have golfed the lovely course around there, including Shenandoah. I love it in the spring as well. Super capture of the beauty that is there. What a perfect composition and presentation. Thank you for posting this .

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2007-12-01 6:06]

merhaba myfriend Danilo...
verynice comp...and shot..superb colors and focus...bravo...selamlar

Hello Danilo,

What a great aspect!
The colours of these autumn trees are exceptionally beautiful! I particularly like the shadow of the fence on the green grass!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Many thanks for your kind comments on Rose - as red as fire!

Hi Dan,

Natural environment like this may become a residential area, and the beauty of horse country may disappear in the near future . . but at least you have the documentary picture of showing how lovely place was . .
You did great my friend capturing this area . . I like the composition of the road in diagonal format . .
Lovely color of the trees . .
Well done . .


Many thanks for your kind words on Red China rose .

Hi Danilo,
A well composed landscape of autumn with a beautiful fence follow the road with the beautiful tree, great composition and colors, very well done.

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2007-12-02 6:04]

Hola Danilo,
precioso trabajo y logrado ambiente y pov, detalles sensacionales,
buen trabajo y colores.
saludos amigo.

Hello Danilo,

The one that I can say of such beauty!
I surrender his wonderful presentation, of beautiful colors and fabulous details.
I adore of as the fence it accompanies the movements of the earth, and for the that you describe of the great stars and their residences, this also deserves to be one of the stars here.
Greetings and good Sunday my friend....


Hi Danilo

I love this. Gorgeous colours, perfect POV and nicely composed. The whole shot works very well



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  • FrankT (6)
  • [2007-12-02 13:07]

Middleburg, that sound rather Dutch...
nice view, great colors!

Hi Danilo,

You really paint a very pretty picture, both in your image as in your note.
"rambling", "fieldstone" "inns" - sounds like a place I would not mind spending a few days.
A metropolis can hold my attention for a day, but then I feel I have to be out in the country.
TFS Middleburg,

Hi Danilo, wow, this is beautiful!
The down pov, the ondulating fences, the rich colours of autumn and the sweet light.
Your pov is perfect.

Very well done! Yan :)
ps: and many thx for the kind words in : "Dedicated to TL Friends!". I am very pleased that you like it.

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  • tracer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 748 W: 45 N: 1650] (8284)
  • [2007-12-03 10:55]

the perfect example of a perfect composition Danilo...

hi danilo, amazing peaceful,colorful image here, excellent composition, great work, this is a great shot!!!

back for pts:)
well done, thanks scott

What a beautiful place. I would love to live there :) Great colors and sharpness. Love the POV.

Great work!

Hello Danilo,

I thank yhis is super, excllent details very crisp well presented with excllent colors bg pov dof well done and TFS Kyle

Hi Danilo.
Lovely colours, very nice composition and perspective my friend.
Thanks for sharing.


cette photo me fait penser à un tableau
très jolies couleurs, un bel angle de prise de vue
très joli

Oooooh! what a beautiful country and a slendid composition!!!!
Colors are amazing!
The shades and lights are soft and inviting.
Congradulation Danilo,

Hi Danilo
I like and love this Autumn view and you have made a great choise with this shot

Hi Danilo,
incredible.Beautiful light,beautiful autumn colours.I liked it very much.In wish I was there.You are my favorit.TFS.Necla.:)later.

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2007-12-07 23:17]

Hi Danilo. Very good perspective with the autumn colours and the twisting fences & road. Like a calendar composition. TFS. Murray.

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  • AJ786 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 743 W: 57 N: 1045] (6681)
  • [2007-12-13 4:14]

Hi my friend,

A beautiful landscape shot. Great details and lovely POV. Excellent composition.



what a stunning view.. excellent composition and fine detail.

well done, Danilo :)

tfs and regards, terry
later :))

Hi Danilo,
Fantastica photo.

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  • dbp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 9 N: 92] (4132)
  • [2007-12-16 5:45]

hello Danilo
great shot with beautiful autumn colours
great composition

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2007-12-16 6:26]

Hi Danilo,
This is a wonderful posting- full of color and details. Very beautiful image and an excellent POV TFS Julie

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  • Konie Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 303 W: 29 N: 298] (3006)
  • [2007-12-17 5:48]

A very well composed photo bro. I love how you used lead in to direct the viewer into and around the photo. The color is great too. TFS.


hello!beauty place!great scenery and POV!tfs

Hi Danilo:
beautiful serene autumn scene, beautiful green gold and the diagonal fence and road add wonders to the composition..........Roman:0)

Hi Danilo..

Is like a bestseller P O S T C A R D..


best regards

Bonjour Danilo.
Après tous ces commentaires, je ne sais pas quoi dire.
Sauf que j'aime le composition et les couleurs.
Bravo !

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2007-12-31 8:39]

Hello Danilo,
Beautiful place,colours and presentation of the wonderful picture.
Happy New Year.

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2008-01-03 7:31]

Hello Danilo,

Your composition is fantastic here. Various colors of the plantation is looking magnificient. Beautiful capture of the nature, well done.

Thanks for sharing this shot.

beautifull autumn photo.. the colors are very impressing

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  • ose Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 442 W: 0 N: 18] (5420)
  • [2008-01-11 16:39]

Hi Danilo
Nice landscape shot. Great colours, sharpmes, light and POV.
Well done


Hey Danilo

You have some really good work here.
In this shot in particular, I think the composition is fabulous. A well rounded shot with nice sharpness and colour! The wavy fence adds interest.
*** Ursula ***

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2008-01-26 11:53]

Hello Danilo,
Here I am correctly enthused of the crazy contrasts. crazy light mood and one absolutely class composition. Super made.
Best wishes my friend.

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  • subs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 0 N: 296] (2670)
  • [2008-01-28 6:11]

A wonderful fall shot. Excellent composition with the road and fences running along it. Warm colours and sharp details!


Oh. This is so lovely, Danilo. Great vibrant colors refreshing my eyes. I love the perspective of your POV. It's like a webshot fave item :)
Freddie :)

amazing autumn capture. very well composed. great colours and light.


kakatuwa ang shot na to parang hinihilo ka sa ganda at sa movement, gumalaw ng gumalaw ang mata ko, tfs

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  • tafa Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 182 W: 13 N: 181] (1818)
  • [2008-06-13 8:40]

HI DAnilo
I like the image light,and color quality here ... sharp and clear. Well captured and composed. Well done! tfs

Hello Danilo,

Encantadora imagen, veo que tienes una galería muy interesante con fotografías excelentes como esta que es realmente bella. Muy buen trabajo, Bravo !!!



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  • Ivan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 365 W: 110 N: 268] (3865)
  • [2008-06-22 6:01]

Beautiful country panorama wonderfully composed. The fences guide the eyes and the autumn colours look natural. The natural luminosity accentuate the texture. TFS,

Pleasing to see Dan. you've been to many places my friend. Be sure your friend is always with you to share the great images it produced. Our place was not affected by that killer storm. Philippines is under normal situation now. may pasok na naman mga kids bukas :-)

Hi Danilo,
Je me disais aussi en voyant cette photo, elle doit avoir une foule de points.... ;-))
Beau graphisme et bel enchainement dans la lecture de celle ci, des couleurs digne d'un été indien.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2008-08-27 22:29]

Hello Danilo,
firstly my greetings and congratulations. With 140 shots you almost touche 10K. It is a splendid job. Real stunners.
Like this one, great perspectives by the fences and wonderful autumn colours of the leaves. Wonderfully composed with great skill.


Hello Danilo,
What a gorgeous shot and one dear to my heart as I work with horses.
Beautiful colours and compo. The fall there must be gorgeous with all the hardwoods.
Lovely capture! I have put it into my favourites.
TFS, Joni

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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2008-09-21 22:34]


Hi Danilo!!!
Another shot amazing for the colors and the POV.
Lovely composition, perfect one with the perspective you gave to the shot!
Love the colors too...


This is very close to where I live. It is a gorgeous area, especially in the Fall. Did you climb the gate to get this inside view?

I checked my calendar and Saturday is clear for the Arlington Nat'l Cemetery. See you at 2:pm.


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