13 comments on “Down in Jakles Forest.

    • To be honest I agree! That tree shot was one of those that made me think, “Hey, now! I’ll own up to that one!” :-)

      That left edge is not quite so light in the original; likewise in the original, the ferns at bottom right are less bright — although generally everything else is about the same. I’ve noticed this before on some of my posted images, where I’ll have a slightly burned out edge or corner, or even a thin white border. I can’t figure out if it’s a WordPress thing, a theme thing, something in the neg scan, or what; it’s annoying, but since it’s not in the original images, I let it go.

      • :) – I fully appreciate where you’re coming from – I have had similar problems. As you say, if it’s not on the original – which inevitably will show more detail, have a better respect for depth of field and have a better tonal representation. Trying to indicate the true quality of a photograph in a few 100 pixels for wordpress is a hiding to nothing. ;)

      • I did a search and couldn’t find this… is this on an island? Whidbey perhaps?

        And my 4×5 is a pinhole on loan from a friend. I shot my first few sheets at the Hoh Rainforest, but had some mistakes. I love the impact of 4×5 in forests though, so I’m hoping to get out somewhere this weekend.

        • It’s on San Juan, and I don’t even know if it’s called “Jakles Forest”! But it’s the forest above Jakles Lagoon and along Mt. Finlayson.

          I hope you post what you got at Hoh anyway; they’re probably better than you think (we are all our own worst critics).

  1. Ohh, I love them all, but the first one is mindblowing…
    I live very near a huge forest, I walk there almost every day with my dogs. And from time to time I take it for granted… See no images at all…
    Now I feel inspired to take my backpack and tripod and go out there again. THANKS Luddy! :-)
    Have a nice weekend!
    Marie

    • Oh, I’m the same — we have lots of woods, lots of farms, lots of water views, but like you, I often forget all about really looking at them. Maybe we get so used to being surrounded by a beautiful landscape that we think it will always be there.

      Would love to see what you and your field camera would produce in the forest!

  2. San Juan Island is such a magical place, as are the rest of the islands in the area. True gems of Washington State. BW captures a magic in the forest that color film misses, I won’t go as far to say it exposes the forests soul but it seams that way at times. OK… so I sort of said it.

    • It’s funny you mention that: I have a hard time, personally, getting the shots I want when I’m shooting natural scenery in color; I can’t quite capture the point I’m trying to make. (Also, my bias is that I think color images can sometimes sacrifice texture — because of all the distracting color!)

      All of the islands up here are so different from one another — different atmospheres, different light, different topography. The whole Puget Sound region is pretty interesting and diverse in this way.

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