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“Enchanted Forest” is the cover image for our 2011 Photo Impressions Calendar.
This photo was taken at Murray Bay, a state park in Northwestern Montana. It is part of the Flathead National Forest, sandwiched between Glacier National Park and the Hungry Horse Reservoir.
What summer means to me is escaping civilization, after being cooped up and snowed in for months, and camping out as long as possible (usually until more snow forces us back indoors). If I wasn’t able to spend some of my summer in the woods, I think I’d go crazy. I need the complete quiet of nature to recharge my batteries and make me more pleasant to be around.
No post-production done on this except for tweaking the levels.
This is the most popular image in both of my galleries, with 144 favorites and 3,119 views here at RB, and 778 favorites, 5,328 views and 569 downloads at deviantart.
Model: COOLPIX P80
Shutter Speed: 10/767 second
Focal Length: 27 mm
ISO Speed: 64
Date Taken: Jul 20, 2009, 7:52:17 PM
TOP TEN WINNER in the “Best of 2009” Challenge, held by the Nature Photography Challenge group.
TOP TEN WINNER of the “Comforting Light” Challenge, in the Mood and Ambience group.
TOP TEN WINNER of the “Serenity” Challenge, in the Moody and Evocative group.
TOP TEN WINNER in the Trees Challenge, in the All That is Nature group.
SECOND PLACE WINNER in the Mood Lighting challenge in the Hosting Tutorial Class group.
TOP TEN WINNER in the My Favorite Place challenge in the Preserving History group.
TOP TEN WINNER in the June Avatar challenge in the Your Country’s Best group.
TOP TEN WINNER in the One Year Later! Special Challenge!, hosted by the 2-A-WEEK group.
TOP TEN WINNER in the All About the Forest challenge in the Made by Nature group.
TOP TEN WINNER in the July Avatar challenge, hosted by the A Class of Its Own group.
TOP TEN WINNER in the Avatar challenge in the Point, Shoot & Don’t Alter group.
TOP TEN WINNER in the Mysterious Forests challenge, hosted by the 4 Winners Only group.
THIRD PLACE WINNER in the Habitats & Landscapes – Forests challenge in the Nature Photography Challenge group.
TOP TEN WINNER in the Your Favorite Monochrome In Color challenge, hosted by the Monochrome in Color group.
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FEATURED in the RedBubble Featured Art and Photography gallery.
8-7-09, featured in the UNITED STATES Group.
9-18-09, featured in the UNITED STATES Group.
9-21-09, featured in the TOP SHELF WILDLIFE AND NATURE ART Group.
12-28-09, featured in the YOUR COUNTRY’S BEST Group.
12-30-09, featured in JUST PURE NATURE Group.
1-1-10, featured in the THAT ONE GREAT SHOT Group.
1-5-10, featured in the LIVE AND LET LIVE Group.
1-10-10, featured in the TOP FAVORITE Group.
1-25-10, chosen for the “Weekly Hosts Selection” in the ALL PARKS Group.
1-30-10, featured in the CONTRASTING PERCEPTIONS Group.
3/1/10 – Featured in the MORNINGS & EVENINGS — SUNBEAMS & STORMS Group.
3/28/10 – Featured in the AMATEUR ART PHOTOGRAPHY Group.
4/1/10 – Featured in the MONTANA Group.
4/9/10 – Featured, as Image of the Week, in THE COMPACT Group.
5/28/10 – Featured in the 10 + FEATURES Group.
6/10/10 – Featured in THE WORLD AS WE SEE IT Group.
6/14/10 – Featured in the CALENDAR SHOP Group as the cover for my Photo Impressions 2010 calendar
6/14/10 – Featured in the MADE BY NATURE Group.
6/30/10 – Featured in the HIGH QUALITY IMAGES Group.
7/19/10 – Featured in the NEWFANGLED, NONEDITED PHOTOGRAPHY Group.
7/27/10 – Featured in the #1 ARTISTS OF REDBUBBLE Group.
12/1/10 – Featured in THE LANDSCAPES OF OUR WORLD Group.
12/3/10 – Featured in the WE JUST TAKE PICTURES Group.
1/14/11 – Featured in the 4 WINNERS ONLY Group.
1/18/11 – Featured in the NATURE’S SYMPHONY OF TREES AND FLOWERS Group.
2/24/11 – Featured in the A WILDERNESS SOMEWHERE Group.
5/6/11 – Featured in the IMAGEWRITING Group.
5/8/11 – Featured in the SEASONS CHANGE Group.
5/9/11 – Featured in the FAVOURITE PLACES YOU TAKE, MAKE OR PAINT Group.
5/10/11 – Featured in the LET THERE BE LIGHT Group.
6/8/11 – Featured in the NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE Group.
10/18/11 – Featured in the SNAPTACULAR Group.
6/13/12 – Featured in the TOP FAVORITES Group.