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Life Among the Ruins

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 30 November 2010 in Plant & Nature.

Mushrooms growing in the ruins of the concentrator.

Monte Cristo

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jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Joli ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

30 Nov 2010 9:14am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

They are these cute little hats golden!

30 Nov 2010 9:31am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Looks like a great place for mushrooms.

30 Nov 2010 9:58am

Franz from Baden, Austria

another gem, steve! especially the dof and the captivating colors!

30 Nov 2010 10:01am

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

Beautiful framing and inviting color ^^

30 Nov 2010 10:16am

London Caller from United Kingdom

That's a brilliant frame!
I love the separate, lone mushroom on the right.
Kinda Zen to me. ;)

30 Nov 2010 10:28am

Anika from Tehran, Iran

Beautiful !
I feel not Unexplainable, for this pic
Just can say: COOL

30 Nov 2010 10:55am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Lovely capture of the light! A marvellous symbol - the ruins of the old provide a haven for these mushrooms that radiate new life!

30 Nov 2010 12:00pm

pixator from kerman, Iran

Hmmm i like it ! and eat:D

30 Nov 2010 12:10pm

Verónica from Valladolid, Spain

Great photo! Interesting how life remerge above all the things....

30 Nov 2010 12:48pm

missparis from PARIS, France

Très jolies ces couleurs d'automne

30 Nov 2010 1:04pm

Peggy M. from somewhere in, France

très belle lumière, une mise en valeur qui plait beaucoup à mes yeux.
Plongés au coeur de la forêt, ils nous regardent passer !

30 Nov 2010 1:14pm

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

where there is life there is hope, and life is everywhere

30 Nov 2010 1:57pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

This is cool a little village :)

30 Nov 2010 2:02pm

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

don't eat 'em!

30 Nov 2010 2:08pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Life springing forth from decay.

30 Nov 2010 2:18pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Great find!! Wonderful color and composition for this mushroom village.

30 Nov 2010 2:42pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Beautiful shiny mushrooms! Very well seen and shot!

30 Nov 2010 2:48pm

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

Very nice!

30 Nov 2010 3:07pm

ValterD from Rennes, France

Hi Steve,

you have wonderfully framed the picture with vignetting and the mushrooms just pop out beautifully, in nice colors. Peacefull, quiet, and lovely

30 Nov 2010 4:21pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Steve I may say this alot but this truly is magnificent...Fantastic job catching that awesome color on those mushrooms - they look really cool...Great perspective, and the moss looks great as a base..The brightnesds level is perfect and the wood looks totally cool! This is a superb piece here, Steve and I love the vignette on this application...awesome job sir!

30 Nov 2010 4:42pm

Iknow from Chengdu, China

really joyful to live there and so close to nature,i love this fresh tone& mood quite much and i think these mushrooms could be delicious:))
Best wishes!

30 Nov 2010 5:41pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

very pretty image with great tones.

30 Nov 2010 6:11pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

pretty photo

30 Nov 2010 6:40pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Very nice composition, like the contrast of colors.

30 Nov 2010 6:41pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Love this such a cool spot, wonderful DOF colors and clarity

30 Nov 2010 6:51pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Fantastic shot! Wonderful lighting, composition and colours...

30 Nov 2010 6:52pm

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

Beautiful color in almost a monotone [wood] world.

30 Nov 2010 7:40pm

Gildas from Montreuil-sous-Bois, France

Très bonne image de ces champignons.

30 Nov 2010 7:53pm

Khatoon from Iran

Oh !Uninvited Guests !

30 Nov 2010 8:32pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon,, Canada

This is one of the finest photos that I have seen of mushrooms in a long while.
Framed exquisitely by all the old wood, they huddle together for one last photo.

30 Nov 2010 9:06pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

Great work!

1 Dec 2010 12:53am

Jojigirl from Badian, Philippines

oh my! gold-plated mushrooms! ;)

1 Dec 2010 1:38am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Great mushrooms! I love your focus and vignette.

1 Dec 2010 4:19am

k@ from Paris, France

Ah that's a title & illustration i can relate to so easily, Steve... Thanks for sharing, superbly touching, and true.

1 Dec 2010 10:43am

PATRICK from miramas, France

splendid 5****

1 Dec 2010 6:08pm

Longroute from Cagliari, Italy

Life is an involuntary artist! (And our merit is to discover it)
This composition shows it well, so fine and so well balanced with the rotten wood framing naturally those lovely mushrooms. Great clarity - very pleasant.


2 Dec 2010 8:50am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

indeed......a lovely capture; the colour/life amonst the charred/blackened ruins

2 Dec 2010 9:46am

Céline from New York City, United States

Nice shot !

3 Dec 2010 6:52am

Kiki from Ambert, France

Young shoots or mushrooms, the life in the middle of the chaos and it is splendidly bright ! Love this shot !

3 Dec 2010 5:25pm