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An Unwelcoming Place by JillAuville An Unwelcoming Place by JillAuville
California:
not so pretty in the summer
(unless you like dry grass and thistles :flirty:)
(shot through chain-link fence)

Nikon D80, 70-300mm lens, Camera RAW, frame/texture made out of Polaroid 600 film, auto levels, crop

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35mil Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
Mmmm, dry grass...

It's one of my strongest memories of California
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JillAuville Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
that's why they call it the golden state :D
(everything's yellow and brown!)
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35mil Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
I live in an area called The Forest Of Dean. It was a royal hunting forest, probably about 400 years ago.
I don't know if you've been there but there's a area north of SF where they filmed some of the star wars footage. Lots of redwood trees. Well where I live is a little like that, but with smaller trees. It's very green.

That's why CA is so beautiful, the yellow's and browns :)

I've lived here most of my life and I think that's why deserts appeal to me so much.
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JillAuville Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
that's weird, darren... that movie was on tv just a while back and my hubby (huuuuge star wars fan) pointed that scene out to me (because i haven't actually seen ANY star wars movies in full :D) and he said it is indeed shot here in northern california. in humboldt county to be exact.
and humboldt is not only known for that specific star wars scene and its redwood trees, it is also known for being part of the emerald triangle: three counties in northern california that are the biggest producers of marijuana in the U.S.

green is my favorite color; yellow is not. that's why i like the late fall and winter here, because everything turns green :love:
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35mil Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
You would love it here Jill. If I look out of the window of the room i'm in (Nursery, was office), there are bushes as far as the road, then there's a house, then there's a hill covered in trees. It's very green :)

I may have been through Humboldt county. I didn't know about the emerald triangle though.
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JillAuville Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
i just saw the photo, darren... i need to move, that's what i need to do :D
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35mil Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
G R E E N

Now you know why I like deserts :)
oh, we have hills too...
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JillAuville Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
i like green hills :D
yellow hills not so much :police:
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Mollinda Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009   Traditional Artist
Oooh is the vignette caused by the fence? Lovely.

I love dry grass :dummy:
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JillAuville Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
yup; fences aren't necessarily a bad thing when you walk right into them with a big ass lens :D
i love dry grass and thistles too (i love 'em so much i got them tattooed on my lower arm:thumbsup:)
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Mollinda Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009   Traditional Artist
I must remember this :#1:
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pastseeker Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
This one could fit for dog days of summer, too, love. Just named one of my own that, but your shot fits the title better than mine. :) Love it.
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JillAuville Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you very much cathy :heart:
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Carmen-Sandiego Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot. They look like strange hands reaching up from whatever is below.
Adding to the effect is the fact that they look dangerously point :P :)
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JillAuville Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :cuddle:
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squalos Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
Original!
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JillAuville Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you very much :cuddle:
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squalos Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
;)
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Madhorse5 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Professional Artist
Gorgeous!!! I adore how you use incredible stuff to make the look of your photos.. is just amazing
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JillAuville Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you very much :heart:
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ChrisWalwanis Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
maybe not the stereotypically societal view of "pretty" but i quite enjoy this look and these tones nice shot
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JillAuville Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you very much :cuddle:
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Mayfair710 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009   Photographer
i love them too jill and right now in our area, they are in full bloom along every roadside...this is a gorgeous image :clap:
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JillAuville Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :heart:
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dragonicalism Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
beautiful photo, and the texture works very well with the photo
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JillAuville Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you very much :hug:
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dragonicalism Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
you're welcome =)
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guille1701 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Professional Photographer
I love them. You can see in [link]
Beautiful work BTW.:D
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JillAuville Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
thistles are my favourite flowers :aww:
most people hate them, but i think they are insanely beautiful... thank you :heart:
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guille1701 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Professional Photographer
They are not only beautiful, they have many healing properties, and reminds me my chilhood.:D
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JillAuville Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
milk thistle extract is also used in the energy drink rockstar [link] :thumbsup:
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guille1701 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Professional Photographer
We have a lot of reasons then ;). Keep taken those wonderful photos honey :D
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JillAuville Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :aww:
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