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Into the Woods by Matthew-T Into the Woods by Matthew-T
I may or may not have titled this after James Lapine's Into the Woods for lack of originality :giggle:

Taken on the way back from the Japanese Gardens yesterday. Due to the fact that it was pouring, I had to take it while driving :dead:. It was a bit dark and overcast, hence the 800 ISO :(

Entered into the: Raken 'em Up! Its an Autumn Contest!, hosted by =Ultra-Violet-X

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You have such a good sense of color in this one, and the vivid imagery is just so awe inspiring, and just beautiful. For one who doesn't see roads like this much, it's quite nice to see. The one thing I could think of that could be better, is up at the top, the sun's rays really bring out too many highlights on the leaves and they start to blur into each other. That could be due to wind as well, hard to tell. Try upping the shutter speed to be just slightly quicker, but not enough to darken out the lower parts of the photograph.
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It is such an amazing scene that you captured here. The colours all fall into place as one. I don't see roads like this at all, and it is so beautiful to see roads like this. And you said you captured it when you were driving? It is so amazing, I definitely couldn't do that! It is like something from a dream. It is so fresh, like no one had been there. The one thing that isn't the best is at the top, because of the sun's rays, the leaves all blur into one. Like lumi-nara said, if you up the shutter speed just a little bit then it would have stopped the highlights being there.
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insane-rev-milta Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
these colours are ... cant find a word. :D
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ArtLover2192 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
Stunning!
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:iconnotreallymedia:
NotReallyMedia Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
Hi! I used this beautiful picture as the image in a celtic tune of mine. You can check the track out here: [link]
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:iconmatthew-t:
Matthew-T Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome tune! Thanks for the attribution :)
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NotReallyMedia Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
My pleasure! ^^
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willowstar2 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Writer
Amazing!
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:iconmagicbycandlelight:
MagicByCandlelight Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student General Artist
This is perfectly fantastical!
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Mirrorimageofher Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
speechless...this is amazing!
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KRISTENSTEWART2 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
WOWWWWWWW..great..this place is magical!!!
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davy-downpour Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
are you a da vinci arts middle school alumni? your an amazing photographer
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:iconmatthew-t:
Matthew-T Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I am not! I actually had not heard of that school until now. Thank you :)
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:icondavy-downpour:
davy-downpour Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
wow but still amazing
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:iconconverse103:
converse103 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Thank You! SO much:)
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:iconconverse103:
converse103 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
[link] Thank you so much! I loved using it!
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:iconmatthew-t:
Matthew-T Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks good!
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:iconconverse103:
converse103 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
May I use this photo for a horse manip? All credits are given and I will link back to you:) ~ Peprika
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:iconmatthew-t:
Matthew-T Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Sure!
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:iconfearthefuz:
FearTheFuz Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Love it :D
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:iconcanine-pancake:
Canine-pancake Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Excellent colors!
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:iconconverse103:
converse103 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Can I use one?
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:iconhicchick:
HicChick Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
really cool-me loves pic's like this
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:iconspiritthewolf:
SpirittheWolf Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
may I please use this as a background for my charicter?
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:iconelsweetdude:
elsweetdude Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
featured [link] and [link]
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:iconwailing:
wailing Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
wow this is amazing! I love it!:D
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:iconclassofthetitans711:
classofthetitans711 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG!!! its a beautifula photo!!!!!!!!!!!! you´re a great artist!
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LoxiDays33 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
Is it okay if i use this for a grafic? I'll give you credit. xx
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:iconmatthew-t:
Matthew-T Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
It depends =p For what, may I ask?
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:iconada-adriana:
ada-adriana Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous photo:heart:! I featured it in my journal: [link]
I hope you don't mind:D
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:iconmatthew-t:
Matthew-T Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! I appreciate it :)
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:iconada-adriana:
ada-adriana Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome:)
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HorsesRule8 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Student General Artist
Hi:

This is wonderful! May I please use it on this site: www.ponybox.com? I will fully credit you and show you the finish product!

Thank you and have a great day or night!
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:iconmatthew-t:
Matthew-T Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm sorry but I'm trying to limit the range of my art online. Hopefully you've found other art as a replacement for this.
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brittanyeld Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Student Digital Artist
lovely pic

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thanks for letting me use it.
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:iconmatthew-t:
Matthew-T Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
No worries, thank you for using it.
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Perfection-No-More Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
omg! This is beutiful! Would you mind if i used it for a background for a graphic?
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:iconmatthew-t:
Matthew-T Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Go ahead! As long as it isn't published/distributed and I receive some form of credit :)
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:iconklenerwolf:
Klenerwolf Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
The light looks great and the color are very good and Strong
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:iconmatthew-t:
Matthew-T Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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mrmd53 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I am the one dissenter in voting
the critique unfair.

I believe you deserved better marks
on this..especially since at was a pick-up
shot while driving down the road!!

I love it! :nod:
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Matthew-T Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! I think the critique was fair, but I don't think I could've done much better considering the conditions =p
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:iconmrmd53:
mrmd53 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Well..I think it's terrific! :)
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SianeySian Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
Beautiful photograph, such amazing colours! How wonderfull is nature?! :)
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:iconmatthew-t:
Matthew-T Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :) Nature is truly fantastic.
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Tywuzhere Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This is incredible! Wow, the colors are absolutely amazing, partially because they're just so vivid. I love it.
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Matthew-T Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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Tywuzhere Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Sure thing.
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wainscottweasel Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This is stunningly gorgeous.
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:iconmatthew-t:
Matthew-T Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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OibyrdsDDs Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
:wave: Hi There!
I have featured your work in my recent journal dedicated to YOU :iconfailingjune: :D you can view it at the link below:

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If you'd rather not have your work featured in this manner just let me know :) Otherwise keep up the great work! :clap:
Warm Regards
Sandi
aka `oibyrd

PS - Please excuse the impersonal cut-and-paste message - all a part of time management!
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CallMeNancy Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
Applause for your multitasking to get such a beautiful photo.
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Submitted on
November 1, 2008
Image Size
635 KB
Resolution
800×533
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Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Aperture
F/4.0
Focal Length
40 mm
ISO Speed
800
Date Taken
Oct 31, 2008, 9:23:23 AM
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