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The Undiscovered Country, Pages 16 & 17

Posted by
Gary Hart (California, United States) on 30 September 2009 in Plant & Nature.

Each day while I'm away I'll post images and poetry from my book, The Undiscovered Country. Enjoy!

My Prayer

Great God, I ask thee for no meaner pelf
Than that I may not disappoint myself;
That in my action I may soar as high
As I can now discern with this clear eye.

And next in value, which thy kindness lends,
That i may greatly disappoint my friends,
Howe’er they think or hope that it may be,
They may not dream how thou’st distinguished me.

That my weak hand may equal my firm faith,
And my life practise more than my tongue saith;
That my low conduct may not show
Nor my relenting lines,
That I thy purpose did not know
Or overrated thy designs.

—Henry David Thoreau

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Bill Brown from California, United States

Magnificent! Gary, this is one of my favorites from the book.

30 Sep 2009 5:48am

Eric Rousset from Grasse, France

Very nice PP, like the angle

30 Sep 2009 7:52am

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW!!! This is exquisite! I love the POV and light. Beautiful tones

30 Sep 2009 7:59am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Excellent Gary. I love this photo. For me, everithing is perfect. One of my favorites.

30 Sep 2009 8:00am

LM from Aix en Provence, France

This is the kind of photo I like . The colors and the composition are splendid. Congratulation

30 Sep 2009 8:25am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Stunning photograph and beautiful poem. Well done.

30 Sep 2009 8:55am

Fred from Manila, Philippines

Wow sir. another impressive photo! Very interesting PP on this. Looks a lot like HDR but not quite. Excellent!

30 Sep 2009 9:23am

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

These old bristlecone pines are so magnificent and your image displays that, bot here and in your book!

30 Sep 2009 11:33am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

This is simply stunning, great exposure and retains detail throughout.

30 Sep 2009 2:20pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Stunning detail and lighting. Absolutely gorgeous. Superb Thoreau quote.

30 Sep 2009 3:04pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Stunning light, fantastic tree!

30 Sep 2009 4:15pm

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Amazing composition, very vivid! 5 stars for you! *****

30 Sep 2009 4:32pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States


30 Sep 2009 9:07pm

Brett from McAllen, United States

Wonderful! This is an awesome shot.

30 Sep 2009 9:12pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Don't you just love that lighting? Wow! so crisp and fresh. Love it.

1 Oct 2009 12:26am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

wonderful angle on the dried out trunk and it contrasts with the blue sky very well... excellent light brings out all the amazing textures and detail as well!

1 Oct 2009 3:42am

Amagala from Viana do castelo, Portugal

Love the subject, light, colour and composition. Perfect!!

1 Oct 2009 5:29am