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Forest Essence by Matthew-T Forest Essence by Matthew-T
An Oregon forest.
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Given 2013-07-21
As the title implies, Forest Essence by `failingjune captures an impressive oneiric vision of woodland in fresh tones and smooth gradients. ( Featured by arctoa )

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Netzlemming Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great Picture, it transports such an awesome mood.
I totally like it. :)
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student Photographer
A superb capture of the essence of the forest; an enchanted vision, a dream-like scene.
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:iconnemi65:
Nemi65 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
Featured: [link]
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:iconmatthew-t:
Matthew-T Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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Nemi65 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
My pleasure:rose:
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Missprecioussuicide Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Professional Photographer
well i think you did a great job here despite what you may have first thought about the fav's, and i instaneously knew it was a nature shot. but then youre right about it being on the verge of abstract because i thought it was something completely different but that was when i saw it as a thumbnail. Great work anyways. you used an interesting technique. does it have a name?
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:iconmatthew-t:
Matthew-T Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! I appreciate it :)! I believe the technique is called "panning" however I did not focus on a moving subject :)
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Missprecioussuicide Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
Oh. Panning, of course. Well i think it worked out really well. it really is a lovely thing to look at.
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:iconmatthew-t:
Matthew-T Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :nod:
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:iconhentaineko:
HentaiNeko Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's an amazing minimalism shot :D Congratulations :worship:
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:iconmatthew-t:
Matthew-T Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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esintu Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This artwork has been featured as a part of a discussion on art and medium ([link]) in my collections. thanks for sharing :)
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Matthew-T Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!!
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esintu Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great effect! love the lack of texture.. great job!
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:iconmatthew-t:
Matthew-T Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)!
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:iconvulcania:
vulcania Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Featured: [link]


8-) :D
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:iconmatthew-t:
Matthew-T Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)!
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iikkusti Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
i can't take my eyes of this :D
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Matthew-T Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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:iconplanetoflight:
PlanetOfLight Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008   Photographer
Beautifull minimalism :aww:
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:iconmatthew-t:
Matthew-T Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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:iconfamz:
FaMz Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008  Professional General Artist
Your piece have been featured in this news article Painting with Light II

Hope you have a wonderful day :heart:
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Matthew-T Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D
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oriontrail Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008   Photographer
Something is really beautiful in this photo...colors, smoothness, minimalism...:) I love it!
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:iconmatthew-t:
Matthew-T Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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FaMz Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Professional General Artist
not many favs you though...and why not! this deserves alot more than this

its remarkable, I love the blend of the colours and the lines, makes my head giddy, its fun to look at :D great technique, very creative
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:iconmatthew-t:
Matthew-T Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the support :giggle:
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:iconfamz:
FaMz Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Professional General Artist


Featured your piece in my journal [link] :heart:

Hope you have a great day :)
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:iconmatthew-t:
Matthew-T Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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:iconfamz:
FaMz Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Professional General Artist
my pleasure :)
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Evil-e33 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I have featured this wonderful piece of work in my journal [link]
If you would like for me to remove it, please let me know :nod:
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Matthew-T Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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Evil-e33 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! I have looked, and stared and stared some more at this......I love the colors, they make me calm and happy. I am a HUGE fan of abstract art and this was right up my alley!

I do have one question for you though....would you be willing to tell me the techniques you used to get this result? It's amazing to know that these are trees, and you were able to maintain the shapes and lines so well.
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Matthew-T Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :) I really appreciate your... appreciation ;P

I would love to share the technique :) I used a slightly slow shutterspeed but too slow (I used 1/60 for this which was slow enough but still fast as to quickly gather pictures before the lighting was thrown off since the day was changing pretty quickly). When I took the picture I jolting the camera upwards and down until the exposure was finished. It took EXTREME patience and attention to detail as well as fine tuning while taking the photo. I had to move the camera angle upwards at the precise angle and back downwards again as to not capture the foliage of the actual tree. As I had to move it upward to parallel the angle the trees were sitting because moving it upwards 90 degrees just made a blurry mess :) I also slightly adjusted the focus, you can tell because the edges are particularly soft :) This picture is a composite of two of these pictures, So I could attach some of the limbs (like the one on the center tree) because with just the first image, there was a blue blur that went all the way down and out of the picture.

I was actually inspired to do this photo from Eddie Soloway and these photos, you might enjoy them since you seem to enjoy this so much: [link] [link] [link] For the gallery of these images visit here: [link] .

I hope that explains the process :) I am glad you enjoyed it so much. If you try to replicate the technique don't be frustrated if you can't get it on the first try. It took me a long time to succeed with only one or two photos :faint:.
Thank you,
Matt
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paintspills Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008   Photographer
beautiful. one of my very favorite minimalistic photos.
i love all the shades of green and just that little hint of blue at the bottom.
cool technique and process too.
:aww:
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Matthew-T Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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paintspills Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008   Photographer
you're most welcome!
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aqua-puracastle Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
It's funny that you thought this picture might not attract many faves. I noticed it immediately - the colors & the shapes are just stunning. I could totally see myself haning this on my wall!!! :)
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Matthew-T Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D! Just because it was different than what most of my watchers/viewers would expect :)
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christinavk Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful photo.... when I look at it, a sense of peace washes over me. :heart:
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Matthew-T Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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thetopcrusader Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
I love the lines and the colors. :) Beautiful minimalist work.
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Matthew-T Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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thetopcrusader Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
No problem :)
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kitsuneko-xenon Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008  Student Artist
Huh, that's interesting... I thought of forests right when I saw the thumbnail... which means you must have succeeded in your attempt at minimalism :D
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Matthew-T Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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h-ir Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
great color:heart:
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Matthew-T Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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The-name1ess Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008
Interesting technique you used, very effective, looks awesome :D
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Matthew-T Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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Submitted on
July 19, 2008
Image Size
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Resolution
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Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Aperture
F/4.5
Focal Length
70 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Jul 10, 2008, 4:45:13 PM
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