• viewing large, i think i seee yyoouu! - ~jaxs photography~
  • Good eye, Jax! There is a jeans leg here...
  • ...and here.
  • it ain't a jeans leg... it's one of those trees in LOTR! - by Panos
  • A bit of ambient snuk in there. - Marko Krsic
  • That was actually part of my post-processing decision making. Do I make this all black back here? But, it turns out that I liked the very subtle orange glow here and especially on the other side of the photo where there is a second layer of tree outlines just barely visible.


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Single SB-600 flash with green gel manually fired from behind each of four trees during an ir-remote-triggered bulb exposure.

Fun story: Ellen just reminded me that while we were walking down the dark road to take this photo, two staff members from the YMCA camp drove by in a golf cart and stopped at another tree only a few feet away. One said to the other, while gesturing upward with his flashlight, "So this is the tree that I saw the bear cubs climb up into last night."

UPDATE: Thanks for all the extra attention from the Strobist blog, David! I'm simultaneously shocked, honored, proud and thrilled. I only recently got on the Strobist kick when my friend, Kim and his wife invited me, my wife and another friend over to start watching your DVD set about a month ago. During the sessions, we watch a few chapters and then practice our newly learned techniques. What we have lovingly dubbed StrobeFest2008 continues this weekend with Part III. I'm really grateful to you and the Strobist community for sharing your knowledge, wonderful ideas and encouragement!

Could it possibly be even better On Black?

~aspidistra~, ~jaxs photography~, and 381 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. stunnaben 99 months ago | reply

    wow i like this. great idea for a couples photo just came into mind

  2. boeke 99 months ago | reply

    @slanting_eye: Good luck in your search. Let me know when you find (or create) one!
    @shotbart: I aim to please.
    @stunnaben: I'd love to see the end result. Please link back to it when you realize your dream.

  3. Mark Twells 99 months ago | reply

    A pleasure to give you your 250th fave. Lovely image.

    http://strobist.blogspot.com/2008/07/one-light-night-landscape.html (?)

  4. Guille__ 99 months ago | reply

    Very nice picture

  5. boeke 99 months ago | reply

    @Mark_Twells: A pleasure to have a 250th favorite!
    @Guille: Thanks!

  6. CÆLLAR DOOR 99 months ago | reply


    You are INVITED to add this photo to:

    Tag this photo with "Golden Visions"

  7. BlackDiamond Images [deleted] 99 months ago | reply

    neat idea but alot of noise at full size

  8. RATATATA...TATA [deleted] 99 months ago | reply

    ******* 7 star rating!

    It does no get any higher than that!

  9. boeke 98 months ago | reply

    @Lens-work: Thanks for the invitation. Added.
    @BlackDiamond Images: Just a limit of the D80 with a long exposure I suppose. Cut me a little slack, though. Because I edited out the hot spots, at least.
    @RATATATA...TATA [deleted]: Thanks for the highest ranking! Sorry about your account, dude.

  10. Jurischk 98 months ago | reply

    Geez, dude. 29,857 views. Wow.

  11. Joseph Michael Photography - Carbon Decay 97 months ago | reply

    ooooooooooooooooo i love green gels hehhe

  12. phxpma 97 months ago | reply


    Holy crap and your 30,000+ views!

  13. zoe-delay 96 months ago | reply

    Hallo, ich bin Zoe, die Administratorin der Gruppe 20.000 Views, und wir würden uns freuen, wenn Du dies zu unserer Gruppe hinzufügen würdest.

  14. louisa_catlover 86 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Tree Photos , and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  15. hugh900 81 months ago | reply

    Fantastic shot, well done!

  16. Daniel Greene 73 months ago | reply

    Yep, I think this was the photo the presenter used at Ignite Phoenix last night with the credit "CC by Boeke on Flickr."

  17. boeke 73 months ago | reply

    @Daniel: Awesome! Do you remember the presenter or the topic of the presentation?

  18. mlhradio 68 months ago | reply

    Congratulations on receiving more than 25,000 views, that's quite impressive! You might want to consider graduating this photograph from the 'Views: 10000' group to the 'Views: 25,000' group, which can be found here: www.flickr.com/groups/views25000/

    Once again, congratulations and hopefully your photos will receive many more views in the future!

  19. boeke 49 months ago | reply

    @Daniel: Found it! Slideshow Karaoke!


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