Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Looking through the Trees and into the Valley


I had no idea what I would find when I went to Valley Forge for the first time. This felt like a moment of discovery for some reason. The sun was in a really bad position so I'm happy that these pictures are usable. I used the trees to block as much of the sun as possible.
I'm trying to rest my bad back again and I hope to be back in full blogging mode by tomorrow.

22 comments:

  1. Fantastic shots! Don't you *love* when the sun doesn't cooperate?

    I hope you're feeling better soon!

    ~Penny

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  2. It's like you can almost see all those militia people there. Wonderful photos my friend :)

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  3. My first thought when I saw the top photo was that it reminded me of the Dunker church on the battlefield at Antietam. I was there some years ago, and the small white wooden church on its own looked a little like it. Are the buildings associated with the history of Valley Forge?

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  4. A nice, peaceful looking scene.

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  5. A lovely country scene James...And the photo is well captured and I do hope your bad back gets well soon. Have a restful day.

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  6. Great photos. I like the trees framing the picture. Really pretty!

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  7. Wonderful view. I like the trees as a frame.
    Sorry your back is acting up, feel better soon.
    Sunny :)

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  8. I love these kinds of shots through tree branches, etc. I took a lot of them this summer while visiting the eastern Sierra and eastern Yosemite! These are dynamite and I hope you feel like dynamite very soon! Take care...

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  9. I like the composition of the photo. Excellent work on using the tree to block the sun. Do you have a filter for your camera?

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  10. Hi James, You photos and word are as beautiful and moving as always.

    No need to reply, James, its more important to rest your back.
    Peace be with :D

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  11. Hello James.
    There are here some great photos, nice and vivid colors, this valley is very beautiful, thank´s for sharing.
    All the best, have a nice day, see you soon.

    José Filipe 29-10-2009

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  12. What a beautiful place.....great shot!!

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  13. Your pictures are so peaceful! They make me think of the paintings of an american painter, I do' remember his name, but he died not so long ago. The same quality of light, rural places, quiet scenes..

    Please take a rest! You must remember that Europe is waiting for you!

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  14. A blessed scenery, it's really beautiful!
    Take care okay!
    Léia

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  15. I had two thoughts when I saw the first photo: That's nicely framed and it sure looks like Valley Forge.

    For the first time in my life I was right the first time!

    Get well!

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  16. Hi James,

    Excellent. Lovely landscape!

    Best regards
    Asta

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  17. What a splendid LANDSCAPE.
    My heart is thrown open.
    Thank you.

    Take care.

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  18. What a lovely view, the sun can do some wild things at times but always intersting to see how we manage to find a way.

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  19. Ah, the first picture has enormous charm! Wonderful!

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