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© Bailey Cooper
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UploadedNovember 9, 2014
TakenOctober 22, 2014
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D7000
Exposure1/125 sec at f/5
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Focal Length24 mm
ISO800
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Q: Any idea when the 'Hands on' competition will be judged?

A: Do you know?

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Reshaping life! People who can say that have never understood a thing about life—they have never felt its breath, its heartbeat—however much they have seen or done. They look on it as a lump of raw material that needs to be processed by them, to be ennobled by their touch. But life is never a material, a substance to be molded. If you want to know, life is the principle of self-renewal, it is constantly renewing and remaking and changing and transfiguring itself, it is infinitely beyond your or my obtuse theories about it.

~ Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago ~

Babcock State Park, Clifftop, WV

Lightbox? Def...

Many, many thanks to Bob Busch for the Photo of the Week nomination. Bob's stunning collection of nature images is well worth your click.

A great big shout out to our Big Apple connection, Ronnie Ginnever for the gifted spotlight. Ronnie's spin on the world is well worth a glance.

Thank you also to Lew Harford for his generous spotlight. Lew's photography is some of the best here on JPG. Here's one hot off the griddle.

Christmas came early. Thanks to JPG staff for honoring me as Member of the Week and for the gifted spotlight. Definitely smile inducing.

In the No Room for Squares photo essay.

88 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (8 Nov 2014):

    A delicious painting!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (8 Nov 2014):

    You walked into beauty . Wonderful glimmer of color and light.

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (8 Nov 2014):

    magic!

  • Bob Busch

    Bob Busch gave props (9 Nov 2014):

    tops my list! awesome!!

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (9 Nov 2014):

    This is a transcendental masterpiece ! One would liken it to a Rembrandt in the art world. Bailey, you are the most talented photographer here at jpg.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (9 Nov 2014):

    Without a doubt, I agree with Nancy! What a stunning image, and as always, the perfect words to accompany the photo!

  • Scott Emery

    Scott Emery gave props (9 Nov 2014):

    A magnificent combination of color tones, subtle shadows and light, with a clear-enough point in the distance and a mysterious hazy light from on high....and yes, how shall we live, what does it mean to understand, if we can?

  • Randy Turoff

    Randy Turoff gave props (9 Nov 2014):

    Absolutely gorgeous . Love it!

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (9 Nov 2014):

    Just gorgeous!

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith   said (9 Nov 2014):

    A perfect capture of fall. Beautiful.

  • Herman Vandecauter

    Herman Vandecauter (Deleted) gave props (9 Nov 2014):

    Muyto Saudade!

  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi gave props (9 Nov 2014):

    So moody. Instant FAV!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (9 Nov 2014):

    Wicked cool...

  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth said (9 Nov 2014):

    This is one of the best images I have ever seen....anywhere ! Your talent is outstanding.... I LOVE this !

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (9 Nov 2014):

    Fabulous image!

  • stuart s

    stuart s   gave props (9 Nov 2014):

    Spectacular mood.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (9 Nov 2014):

    Awesome !

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (9 Nov 2014):

    This is just lovely Bailey!

  • Kathryn Meyer

    Kathryn Meyer gave props (9 Nov 2014):

    Love this beautiful, moody image, Bailey! The fog gives it a softness and gravity with the gloom.

  • Sheila Ping

    Sheila Ping   gave props (9 Nov 2014):

    moody, full of depth, a beautiful image in this cycle of life

  • Dutch Bieber

    Dutch Bieber gave props (10 Nov 2014):

    Love the atmosphere

  • Jeff Early

    Jeff Early said (10 Nov 2014):

    The best complement for a photographer to hear is that his photo looks like a painting. Your photo looks like a painting.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (11 Nov 2014):

    The Road Not Taken BY ROBERT FROST Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same, And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black. Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back. I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (11 Nov 2014):

    True words of wisdom beautifully reflected in this image!

  • Ted Anderson

    Ted Anderson (Deleted) gave props (11 Nov 2014):

    A beauty, on all levels. Talk about painterly....

  • David de London

    David de London gave props (11 Nov 2014):

    Gorgeous...has a Kincaide feeling to it. Beautifully done. I'd hang this on my wall.

  • Daniel Zuercher

    Daniel Zuercher gave props (11 Nov 2014):

    Superb!!!!!

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (12 Nov 2014):

    WoW! What a mood you created. Muted colors with wet road and fog makes this extra special!

  • Kelly Nichols

    Kelly Nichols gave props (13 Nov 2014):

    Beautiful. Love the mist. I can hear the moisture dripping off the trees.....

  • Lew Harford

    Lew Harford gave props (14 Nov 2014):

    You have made a wonderful image here. The light is perfect. I love Babcock too.

  • Fred Moskey

    Fred Moskey gave props (14 Nov 2014):

    Bailey you certainly have captured the beauty of Babcock! You always seem to find just the right words to go with your photos too!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (14 Nov 2014):

    A W E S O M E!!!!!!

  • tania medina

    tania medina gave props (14 Nov 2014):

    Beautiful. This looks almost mystical to me.

  • Lon Casler Bixby

    Lon Casler Bixby   gave props (14 Nov 2014):

    Beautiful... caught my eye... Love the quote from Dr.Zhivago

  • Tom Piorkowski

    Tom Piorkowski (Deleted) gave props (14 Nov 2014):

    Picture perfect, I hope you have this one framed, couldn't be better,

  • ROCIO GUILLEN

    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (14 Nov 2014):

    Looks like a beautiful classic painting!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (14 Nov 2014):

    Wonderful image....Beautiful!

  • brenda burk

    brenda burk gave props (15 Nov 2014):

    WOWE,WOW

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (15 Nov 2014):

    Somber scene. Beautiful colors.

  • Joe Dunckel

    Joe Dunckel   gave props (15 Nov 2014):

    I don't click on the fav button much. That way it means something. I'm clicking it, I'm clicking it.

  • Maria Urquilla

    Maria Urquilla gave props (15 Nov 2014):

    Took my breath away, gorgeous!

  • Jennifer Klenk

    Jennifer Klenk gave props (16 Nov 2014):

    Love this!

  • Aaron Schwartz

    Aaron Schwartz gave props (16 Nov 2014):

    Whooo.

  • Tom Piorkowski

    Tom Piorkowski (Deleted) gave props (16 Nov 2014):

    I have to make another comment on this image, just fantastic, one of JPG's best

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) said (16 Nov 2014):

    Member of the week, Congrats Bailey!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (16 Nov 2014):

    Congrats on member of the week, Bailey, it is well deserved!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (16 Nov 2014):

    Congrats on member of the week....A well deserved honor to a talented lady!

  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi gave props (16 Nov 2014):

    I cannot get enough of this shot.

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (17 Nov 2014):

    Congrats Wonder Woman!

  • Eric Ianuzi

    Eric Ianuzi (Deleted) gave props (17 Nov 2014):

    incredible image, beautiful

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (17 Nov 2014):

    Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous!!! :)))

  • Giba Paiva Magalhães

    Giba Paiva Magalhães said (18 Nov 2014):

    Congratulations "Member of the Week".

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield said (18 Nov 2014):

    Huge well-deserved congrats on 'Member of the Week' award!!

  • Kathryn Meyer

    Kathryn Meyer said (18 Nov 2014):

    Congratulations on Member of the Week, Bailey!

  • Kenneth Fasnacht

    Kenneth Fasnacht said (18 Nov 2014):

    Congrats... this Photo is really special....

  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi gave props (19 Nov 2014):

    This photo definitely deserves it. Congrats! (And you're a member of every week to me ;)

  • Mick Stafford

    Mick Stafford   gave props (19 Nov 2014):

    Loverly!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (20 Nov 2014):

    Congrats on making Member of the Week!

  • Peter Meade

    Peter Meade said (20 Nov 2014):

    Masterful! This is perfection -- subtle, but rich colors, great depth. The best fall shot I've seen in a long time.

  • Peter Meade

    Peter Meade gave props (20 Nov 2014):

    Love it.

  • Mark Andrews

    Mark Andrews (Deleted) gave props (20 Nov 2014):

    Love this. Super shot

  • Kathryn Meyer

    Kathryn Meyer said (20 Nov 2014):

    Congrats on being named Member of the Week, Bailey! You go, girl!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (21 Nov 2014):

    C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S!!!!!

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (21 Nov 2014):

    Congrats on Member of the week!!! Well deserved!!

  • Giampaolo Lolli

    Giampaolo Lolli   gave props (22 Nov 2014):

    Mysterios colours. Great!

  • Tom Piorkowski

    Tom Piorkowski (Deleted) said (22 Nov 2014):

    Congrat on being named member of the week, well deserved.

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper said (23 Nov 2014):

    Thanks to everyone who has stopped by to comment and pat a back. You're the best.

  • rashi prasad

    rashi prasad gave props (24 Nov 2014):

    Beautiful!

  • Talisha (Tally) Sachlis

    Talisha (Tally) Sachlis   gave props (29 Nov 2014):

    Wow!! This looks like a painting--so beautiful!

  • James Arzente

    James Arzente (Deleted) gave props (30 Nov 2014):

    There's a novel in that image, stunning ..J

  • Steve Baker

    Steve Baker gave props (1 Dec 2014):

    Nailed it, as always. :)

  • May Lattanzio

    May Lattanzio gave props (7 Dec 2014):

    I agree w/Leslie about the Frost poem - but this has an extra element, the fog. I love fog - it smothers the secrets you are compelled to pursue. Beautiful shot.

  • Joe Dunckel

    Joe Dunckel   gave props (15 Dec 2014):

    I just learn sooo much from looking at your ART! Thanks for sharing. I have to spend a dollar to let you know.

  • wendy stevenson

    wendy stevenson gave props (16 Dec 2014):

    superb - words and image!!

  • Katherine Nak

    Katherine Nak   gave props (16 Dec 2014):

    Congratulations! I can smell the damp color, and beauty! Thank you! Fabulous art!

  • Joelle Crosby

    Joelle Crosby gave props (16 Dec 2014):

    Lovely!

  • chuck vona

    chuck vona   gave props (29 Dec 2014):

    Don't know how I missed this one, you're out of my league, perfect...

  • Andrea Silies

    Andrea Silies gave props (30 Dec 2014):

    Looks like a painting....well done!

  • gerry cyr

    gerry cyr gave props (1 Jan 2015):

    Nicely done

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) said (4 Jan 2015):

    Congrats on making the challenge page!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (6 Jan 2015):

    outstanding

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (6 Jan 2015):

    Congratulations!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (8 Jan 2015):

    Congrats on making the blog!

  • BeeDee2

    BeeDee2 (Deleted) gave props (9 Jan 2015):

    So serene. A great photo.

  • Min Chai Liu

    Min Chai Liu gave props (9 Jan 2015):

    dreamy and etheral .. and a very nice thought too

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (14 Jan 2015):

    Congrats on the blog!

  • sandra d'souza

    sandra d'souza said (27 Jan 2015):

    oh i wish i could walk there right now..its so very beautiful..

  • Talia Krasicka

    Talia Krasicka gave props (22 Oct 2015):

    It looks very much like Polish landscape.

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