It's the glow

Posted by
Craig (Vacaville, California, United States) on 27 February 2007 in Landscape & Rural.

I asked my family to stop the truck so I could take this photograph. They said, "What are you taking a picture of...there is nothing there." I said, "It's the glow .... can't you see the glow."? ... Silence fell....

SONY DSC-H5 1/60 second F/8.0 ISO 80 6 mm

Behrooz from Tehran, Iran

I'm glad you did that. It's a pity we miss all the beautiful scenes that must be seen. You are one of those photographers that captures them for the people, and I salute you, I really do.

27 Feb 2007 5:51am

purelysnow from Chengdu, China

You're right, there is a certain glow to it. Great job in seizing the moment, and the shot

27 Feb 2007 6:14am

Bronnie from Christchurch, New Zealand

Oh yes, there's a glow all right! Glad you managed to stop them - I have a family who are also inclined to laugh and wonder about my obsession with 'that thing' - 'what thing?' - 'that thing' - 'oh'.
Fabulous image, looks like a wonderful soft carpet..

27 Feb 2007 6:39am

Jerry from Tampa, United States

Sharp eye Craiger! The real test of any image is that elicits emotion - you were moved by the glow and captured it nicely! Well done y friend!

27 Feb 2007 10:25am

Jen from Jessup, United States

Beautiful have captured it perfectly. The textures are amazing too! wonderful work!

27 Feb 2007 11:52am

dYe from Cambridge, United States

Great story, and great picture.

27 Feb 2007 12:29pm

martineb from France

Beautiful landscape! Very nice shot and colors!

27 Feb 2007 12:49pm

Daroru from Osaka, Japan

Great depth of field, and yes, it is a great scene. Curious to know the family's reaction to the results?

27 Feb 2007 3:25pm

Dan Meyers from Macomb, United States

I agree with the others about the glow. I do notice a bright spot at the top left. Almost looks like the sun is reflecting off the dirt and brush. Nicely done Craiger.

27 Feb 2007 3:44pm

William from Sacramento, United States

That's why you take the pictures and they do the driving. A fantastic and warm shot.

27 Feb 2007 4:35pm

objectif-plume from Belgium

magnifique paysage

27 Feb 2007 4:38pm

Myst from Bologna, Italy

Glad you asked to stop your truck. I see the glow and it's wonderful!

27 Feb 2007 5:00pm

Manuela Photography from Hainburg (near Frankfurt/Main), Germany

Wonderful glow indeed! You definitely have the eye...

27 Feb 2007 5:32pm

Helen from Melbourne, Australia

You are very good at glow. You've captured it a few times and recently in Death Valley. You have a good eye. Keep it up Craiger!

27 Feb 2007 6:05pm

Damon Schreiber from Toronto, Canada

Love the photo and your story!

27 Feb 2007 6:33pm

Yvon from Meerkerk, Netherlands

The story makes the photo even better.

27 Feb 2007 6:50pm

badala from Leiria, Portugal

Nice perspective. Love the warm tones!

27 Feb 2007 7:28pm

Intern from chicago, United States

lovely shot. love the rusty colors.

27 Feb 2007 9:03pm

Still from Valence, France

Nature is beautiful!

27 Feb 2007 9:14pm

Angry Buddha from United States

I get the same reaction from my wife shen talking about photos. Nice glow.

27 Feb 2007 9:29pm

Michael Zhang from New York City, United States

What time of day was this? I see the warm glow that you're talking about, which tends to happen morning or afternoon.

28 Feb 2007 12:01am

@Michael Zhang: It was late afternoon.

jc from Ireland

cool image and i love the commentary..:)

28 Feb 2007 12:39am

Jp from Downingtown, United States

Thank you for seeing, capturing and bringing us "the glow".
It's a marvelous image.

28 Feb 2007 2:45am

Ahraht from Loures, Portugal

of course it's the glow. Of course. Great eye.

28 Feb 2007 10:22pm

Alfredo J. Martiz J. from Tokyo, Japan

It was worth to have taken your time to stop and capture this, really nice photo!

1 Mar 2007 12:35am

1/60 second
ISO 80
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