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Lone pine

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 21 February 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Today is my 200th posting on Am3! I've enjoyed every post - thanks for all your visits and support!

In this shot, you see an early morning view towards Dalmeny on the South Coast. The tree on this headland is a Norfolk Island Pine. This species of tree does very well on the coast. Although slow growing, its widely spaced branches show an attractive symmetry.

NIKON D5000 1/25 second F/7.1 ISO 100 18 mm

Sussi from Landskrona, Sweden

Beautiful scene, with naturally nice colors and composition! Great done!

21 Feb 2011 5:08am

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Preciosa compo con unos colores fantásticos.Saludos.

21 Feb 2011 6:57am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

a stunning frame Stephen. i love the POV (lone pine) the movement of the cloud as it spirals through that amazing blue sky against the verdant green out crop. Beautiful light touching everything:))

21 Feb 2011 7:06am

AnneJ from Figtree, Australia

Actually, I think the cloud is the star in this photo Stephen- but the pine gives nice foreground focus.

21 Feb 2011 7:20am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Happy 200th! lovely shot to celebrate with!

21 Feb 2011 7:21am

@CElliottUK: Thanks, Chris!

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

A l'été ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée.

21 Feb 2011 7:45am

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

Well done on the 200! I like how the tree branches and clouds both reach up ^^

21 Feb 2011 8:01am

@kitty: thank you, kitty!

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful view.. love the lines and curves :)>

CONGRATULATIONS on your 200th Post.

21 Feb 2011 8:17am

@Sarito: Thanks, Sarito!

Co33 from libourne, France

Happy 200th!!

21 Feb 2011 8:24am

@Co33: thanks!

Mimosa from Kedah, Malaysia

Perfect exposure, tone and framing!

21 Feb 2011 8:48am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A beautiful seascape to celebrate your 200 th, bravo !!

21 Feb 2011 8:49am

@Evelyne Dubos: Thank you, Evelyne!

tataray from france, France

Un endroit de rêves, avec un magnifique ciel ))
Belle capture.

21 Feb 2011 8:54am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Stephen... a wonderful composition! An interesting tag breathes fresh air into the auraucaria! Perfect seascape. Best regards, Adela

21 Feb 2011 9:06am

Sam from Chennai, India

Congratulations on your 200th post. Wish you more and more ...
What a beautiful image to celebrate this day! Wonderful seascape!!
I love the tree, sea, sky and every thing here in this lovely frame.
Excellent, Stephen. All the best. Regards, Sam :)

21 Feb 2011 9:34am

@Sam: Thanks, Sam! Always good to receive your comments!

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Congratulations on 200 wonderful photos-this is a great composition to celebrate with

21 Feb 2011 9:37am

@kiwisa: Thank you, Frances!

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Fabulous landscape, very beautiful colors! Keep posting pictures! ;-)

21 Feb 2011 9:39am

@Elena Kotrotsou: Thanks, Elena!

Paco Rubio from Barcelona, Spain

Sensational .. I open the nostrils just to look at this picture .. Greetings

21 Feb 2011 9:52am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Pines seem to like taking up positions like this . . give it a few decades and it will bend away from the prevailing wind !

21 Feb 2011 9:53am

k@ from Paris, France

The tree seems to spread its arm and throw the scarf of clouds, lovely !

21 Feb 2011 10:06am

fereshteh from Iran

Beautiful view.. 5*****

21 Feb 2011 10:16am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Good landscape and the tree is positioned very well in your composition.

21 Feb 2011 10:25am

marci from in, Morocco

great colors and composition. the angle of the clouds brings us back to the lone tree...

21 Feb 2011 10:48am

Franz from Baden, Austria

what a beautifully balanced compo, with the fine tree, the exquisite stripe of cloud across the sky and the dark rocks rising from the sea on the right! a very, very worthy posting to celebrate this day - congrats and i'm hoping for many more to come!

21 Feb 2011 11:02am

@Franz: Thanks, Franz! Always good to receive your comments!

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

That wisp of cloud cooperated perfectly composition wise

21 Feb 2011 11:04am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

du bleu, du vert, le ciel et la mer superbe !!

21 Feb 2011 12:14pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

beautiful landscape

21 Feb 2011 12:20pm

guillaume from Paris, France

Beautiful !

21 Feb 2011 12:26pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Beautiful view...

21 Feb 2011 2:11pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Congratulations on your 200th! I'm still a relative newbie here and I think this place is amazingly inspirational and educational. Fantastic photo today. I can breathe in the air, feel the city where I live fading away... cheers!

21 Feb 2011 2:57pm

@Rick: Thanks, Rick! Always good to receive your comments. Great to follow your photos as well!

Mhelene from Paris, France

And we have enjoyed all your posts ! A very beautiful composition !

21 Feb 2011 3:09pm

@Mhelene: Thank you, Mhelene! I enjoy your posts as well!

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Le cadrage est beau, tout comme le paysage, félicitations pour cette 200éme, avec beaucoup d'autres photos pour l'avenir !

21 Feb 2011 3:13pm

@Laur: Thanks, Laurence!

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful shot Stephen to celebrate your 200th posting on AM3! We are looking forward many more of your shots in the years to come! ;-)

21 Feb 2011 3:41pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thanks, Eric! Always good to follow your posts as well!

SOUL AFLAME from United Kingdom

A belter to celebrate with. Many congrats Stephen and heres to the next two hundred.

21 Feb 2011 4:05pm

@SOUL AFLAME: Thanks, Paul! Always good to receive your comments and follow your posts!

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

congratulations. marvelous composition and detail

21 Feb 2011 4:15pm

@john4jack: Thanks, Jack!

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

What a pretty seascape. I like it a lot

21 Feb 2011 5:05pm

parisa from shiraz, Iran

nice view excellent shot with nice three

21 Feb 2011 5:05pm

Phil David Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, New York, Canada

Congratulations Stephen on 200 very enjoyable posts, that is for sure !! Lovely view, the pine
has such wonderful sculptural edges to it, a beautiful path you have chosen here.

21 Feb 2011 5:28pm

@Phil David Morris: Thanks, Phil! Good to receive your comments - and a new post from you is always one to enjoy!

thami from Morocco

Joli point de vue pour cet araucaria ! Chez moi, ces arbres majestueux agrémentent certaines villes de la côte atlantique comme la fameuse Essaouira...
Bonne journée lumineuse!

21 Feb 2011 5:56pm

@thami: Very interesting to know that this tree grows so well on the coast of Morocco!

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

A wonderful sight !!!!!!!!!! Bravo.

21 Feb 2011 6:31pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

Beautiful. : )
Congratulation for your 200th wonderful shots. : )

21 Feb 2011 6:58pm

@ORBIT: Thanks - good to see your posts as well!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Congratulations on your 200th post! I enjoy your high-quality images.

21 Feb 2011 8:01pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks, Steve! I appreciate your comments and enjoy your posts!

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Happy 200th!!! - I enjoy visiting and admiring your work.

Amazing seaside! Colours are beautiful!

21 Feb 2011 8:14pm

@Don Levesque: Thanks, Don! Always great to follow your photos and receive your comments!

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

That is a splendid shot, beautiful

21 Feb 2011 9:13pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Congratulations on your 200th post! Here's to many more! I really enjoy your work.
A beautiful image to celebrate it with. Wonderful light and perspective with the tree on the left.

21 Feb 2011 9:14pm

@✿ Anina ✿: Thanks, Anina! Good to receive your comments and I enjoy your work too!

Steve from Sonoma, United States

Very nice... strip of cloud is special

21 Feb 2011 10:25pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

happy 200th, and what a cracker

21 Feb 2011 10:52pm

@Alun: Thanks, Alun! Enjoy your shots too!

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

Beautiful scene, nice colors and composition!

22 Feb 2011 12:35am

London Caller from London, United Kingdom

Is that pine tree supposed to be a giant candle?
And the cloud the smoke? :)

22 Feb 2011 1:15am

@London Caller: Yes, it does look like a wisp of smoke from a candle! Thanks - always like to receive your witty comments!

Becky from los angeles, United States

congrats!!! Beautiful shot!!

22 Feb 2011 1:49am

@Becky: Thanks, Becky!

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

Beautiful and stunning capture! I love this! Very well done and natural! 5*****!

22 Feb 2011 2:34am

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Congratulations, Stephen.And a beautiful image with which to celebrate. Brilliant!

22 Feb 2011 4:17am

@Stephen Phillips: Thanks, Stephen! Good to receive your comments and follow your work!

JMS* from CHONBURI, Thailand

Un peu d'air marin, çà fait du bien... et les couleurs sont toujours aussi belles !

22 Feb 2011 7:11am

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

Congratulations, Stephen. Excellent work, as usual !!
This is a beautiful composition with wonderful colours and view, very inviting..

22 Feb 2011 11:40am

@Anne: Thanks, Anne! Great to receive your comments and I enjoy your work too!


really nice

22 Feb 2011 12:59pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

beau paysage.

22 Feb 2011 8:45pm

1/25 second
ISO 100
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