Comments: pumpkin field

I think this is a very good composition. The colors, depth, sky, and everything about this foto is pleasing and very fun. Great shot! I had a good time looking through about 100 of your fotos today at work. I am constantly amazed at how talented you are.

Posted by Abe at October 31, 2005 01:07 AM

Wow! The colours are stunning. Even in a moving vehicle, you take breathtaking photos, Sam!

I adored yesterday's picture as well, of the statue staring down the tourists. Is it by chance that you find these wonderful moments?

Posted by Soloman at October 31, 2005 01:07 AM

Unbelievable. It's like something out of a Disney film. Wow. And very Halloween, of course.

Posted by Virginia at October 31, 2005 01:12 AM

perfect light.. actually feels like there are huge spot light above!!! great comp either way!!

Posted by justin at October 31, 2005 01:13 AM

OMG, It's really shot by camera?

Posted by Draeb at October 31, 2005 01:21 AM

Well I'd say you did a pretty good job. The orange on green seems particularly striking in this photo for whatever reason. For a second I was confused by this picture given your affilation with Canada. Do they have pumpkins there or is that just an urban legend?

Posted by Jason at October 31, 2005 01:22 AM

BEAUTIFUL! Sam, its like you got out of the car and came up with this amazing shot. Well done, perfect pic for the today. Happy Halloween

Posted by tee at October 31, 2005 01:23 AM

Absolutely gorgeous.

Posted by Peter at October 31, 2005 01:23 AM

regardless of the circumstances, I still think it's a fantastic shot. The highlights on the pumpkins really caught my eye.

Posted by e l i s s a at October 31, 2005 01:27 AM

What it lacks in composition (little or nothing in my opinion) it makes up for in color.

Posted by saulmacneil at October 31, 2005 01:27 AM

If you market this photograph correctly it will make you famous.

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful shot.

Posted by JP at October 31, 2005 01:31 AM

Just in time for Halloween? :p

Posted by Ed { tfk } at October 31, 2005 01:47 AM

this looks great already. fairytale like, or i'd say, a bit surreal.

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Posted by wroj at October 31, 2005 02:06 AM

that's amazing. it doesn't even look real.

Posted by erin at October 31, 2005 02:07 AM

wow. this is my favorite picture in a long time. all my coworkers like it too.

Posted by jesse at October 31, 2005 02:21 AM

Omigod Sam, this is just amazing. It looks straight out of a Tim Burton fantasyscape, with those oranges just popping! You never cease to amaze me. I hope and expect you're going to get a LOT of comments on this one... Stunning!

Posted by Adam Lopez at October 31, 2005 02:23 AM

so unreal

Posted by fanny at October 31, 2005 02:23 AM

do you shoot in raw? your colors are amazing. just curious...

Posted by marc at October 31, 2005 02:24 AM

Great lighting and a nicely balanced shot - especially for a 'drive by'!

Posted by PhilB at October 31, 2005 02:29 AM

You took that in a moving car? It is great, really captures fall on the East coast. The color is so rich. Props.

Posted by hillsonn at October 31, 2005 02:32 AM

man the colors in this are amazing, makes me wish i was up north =D

Posted by david at October 31, 2005 02:38 AM

How wicked is that? Love the colors and the composition couldn't be better! Amazing shot, could be in any magazine around halloween.

Posted by Simon at October 31, 2005 02:42 AM

WoW! Look at those colors. The composition couldn't be better. Such tonal richeness everywhere. Definitely one of my favorites from you, Sam. : )

Posted by nuno f at October 31, 2005 02:42 AM

The composition seems perfect as is. This pic put a smile on my face: the colors, the pumpkins, everything. Did you retouch it? It almost has a sweet celestial candy look to it. Love your blog, Sam. I have been visiting almost everyday for a long time. Thanks for inspiring me.

Posted by Katharine at October 31, 2005 02:45 AM

Better composition? You mean - it's bad? It's A W E S O M E! Like a painting or so. Great, great, great. It's all I can say.

Posted by Shyha at October 31, 2005 02:58 AM

great shot!

Posted by ali at October 31, 2005 03:08 AM

Wow, it looks like a painting... the grass is green, the pumpkins are intense, the sky is serene. Really nice work!

Posted by Adam H at October 31, 2005 03:12 AM

This already is a great shot sam... and it is beautiful. You have done a great job to bring out the colours. I guess everyone will appreciate your elaboration on your PS post processing on this one.

Posted by Reza at October 31, 2005 03:17 AM

just like a dream,... w o w ...

Posted by alireza at October 31, 2005 03:34 AM

sort of quite spooky in a colourful way. land of the dead (pumpkins edition). : )

Posted by mike at October 31, 2005 03:40 AM

Amazing Colours..
Absolutely Gorgeous..

Posted by Beth at October 31, 2005 03:41 AM

Wow!!! looks like it just fell out of a fairy tale.
Great picture

Posted by shrini at October 31, 2005 04:00 AM

Sometimes a chance shot really works out! This is a beautiful image.

Posted by Jacqui at October 31, 2005 04:01 AM

hello,sum,I'm a chinese student in Peking.
One Photo,one day,i like here.
i will always come to see your beautiful photo. :)
happy every day

Posted by birdy at October 31, 2005 04:17 AM

wow sam, this is gorgeous man! looks like a dvd cap from a tim burton film. i've said it before and i'll say it again, i just started photography and you make me want to quit.

although if you want to laugh, you can take a look at my futile attempt at carving a dog into a pumpkin

happy halloween from san diego, ca

Posted by shane at October 31, 2005 04:24 AM

I love this pic, the colour of the pumpkins looks great against the green field, and then to add to it an interesting sky. Well captured from a car window. Sometimes the best shots are ones you haven't got chance to think about.

Posted by Dan at October 31, 2005 04:33 AM

the image looks like it was painted in oil ... imressive colors

Posted by Arabica at October 31, 2005 04:45 AM

This picture is so fantastic! It looks like in a film or a surrealist dream!!
The composition is very good! Well, i mean, i like it muchly!
Thanks for all of your wonderful pictures (they makes me dreaming).

Posted by Alice at October 31, 2005 05:05 AM

You probably hear this a lot, but even your "didn't have time to get out of the car to come up with a better composition" shots kill. Just beautiful.

Posted by john at October 31, 2005 05:14 AM

i like the composition actually. very nice.

Posted by Josh at October 31, 2005 05:26 AM

Wow. That totally looks unreal, like it's a painting or a 3-D render or something!

Posted by ToastyKen at October 31, 2005 05:39 AM

Once again you prove to be an amazing photographer!

Posted by Marcello, Italy at October 31, 2005 05:40 AM

wow, i love this one. It's amazing.
Looks like a cartoon or something.
And colors!!!! wow.

Posted by nicolas at October 31, 2005 05:47 AM

This picture is very beautiful. I am really amazed. I have been looking at you blog for a while, and this is one of the best in a long time.
It's beautiful but at the same time it tells a story. Wonderful colours

Posted by Gustav Jensen at October 31, 2005 06:00 AM

Beautiful sunset, very fitting subjects.

Happy Halloween.

Posted by Phil at October 31, 2005 06:08 AM

No motion blurs, out of a moving car? Impressive! Heck, the whole photo is sheer impressive with its pinsharp clarity, composition and bright colors.

I see there is lots of pumpkins, people preparing for the Halloween nights? ;)

Posted by GreenChicken at October 31, 2005 06:23 AM

Not bad at all for a shot taken from a moving car. The pumpkins just look so inviting. Very appropriate for the day.

Posted by Michael at October 31, 2005 06:37 AM

Sam, wow, no filter or post processing? This is amazing. I'm blown away by everything about it: from car, light, edge of tree against sky, contrast. All amazing and otherworldly.

Posted by Richard at October 31, 2005 06:38 AM

I really like the colors in this one.

Happy Halloween!!

Posted by KMB at October 31, 2005 06:54 AM

You didn't yave enough time for a better composition?

And what is that? It looks like a studio shot!

Great shot!

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Posted by Susie at October 31, 2005 07:15 AM

I like this picture alot. The tones in the sky are very sweet. Then the contrast between the orange of the pumpkins and the green of the grass blend make the sky more subtle. Then the house and the trees along the skyline push the sky into the background. With the trailers too, this creates different areas, which has a nice effect on the eye. I also like the natural zoom effect that occurs as you look further back things get smaller, obviously this occurs with all landscape photographs, but somehow this effect seems to be emphasised in this picture. Perhaps it's the trailers with the pumpkins on. Great Photo!

Posted by TheWakeUpCall at October 31, 2005 07:16 AM

This is a great picture - I'd very be happy to have shot this!. The small flock of birds above the top row of golden clouds adds more detail and interest to what I can almost say is a lucious image.
I normally don't like too much colour saturation, but this looks just as it should.
A+ from me.

Posted by sledger at October 31, 2005 07:26 AM

I think this a most original halloween shot and i wouldn't change the composition if i could its jus fine as it is.

Posted by keels at October 31, 2005 07:27 AM

Love the saturation and colors..

Posted by dan at October 31, 2005 07:28 AM

Happy Halloween!

Posted by Randy at October 31, 2005 07:33 AM

Awesome. Truly Awesome. The colors almost make it look surreal.

Posted by Kreg Steppe at October 31, 2005 07:51 AM

well... it's perfect this way...

Posted by moritz at October 31, 2005 07:51 AM

Still a very nice shot.

Posted by serp at October 31, 2005 07:53 AM

Just goes to show you how much I know about composition, but I actually like this shot. I like how the pumpkins go from few to many as the depth of the picture increases.

Did you use some photoshop technique on the finish? It looks very "painting" like. (Good technical term!)

Posted by Andy at October 31, 2005 08:16 AM


Posted by dominika at October 31, 2005 08:23 AM

It's fantastic for a drive-by! The light makes the pumpkins glow.

Posted by linz at October 31, 2005 08:24 AM

Sam, You're so modest in your description! This is a truly amazing shot, and I just love the composition, and colours. This looks like a painting, and it is very magical and whimsical!

Excellent work!

Posted by JasOn at October 31, 2005 08:25 AM


Such a utopian scene, like something out of "The Wizard of Oz" or "Fantasia". All that's missing is unicorns flying around above the pumpkins and a big glistening rainbow. Gorgeous.

Can you please turn this into a wallpaper?

Beautiful stuff.

Posted by Molly at October 31, 2005 08:30 AM

If Maxfield Parrish painted pumpkins, it might look like this. Apologies accepted for the greatest pumpkin picture ever.

Posted by lyn at October 31, 2005 08:45 AM

This looks entirely surreal. Your post-processing is perfect in that it doesn't look like you did any! (Except that it looks entirely surreal, like I said!)

Posted by Scott Murdoch at October 31, 2005 08:48 AM

no correction needed, the shot looks GREAT!!

Posted by Woofa at October 31, 2005 09:05 AM

what are you talking about? I think the composition is great. I would personally say this is one of the better photos you've put up in a long time. Not sure if you PS'ed the saturation or but either way it's awesome! ****1/2

Posted by Ruhh at October 31, 2005 09:13 AM

IMHO best picture on the [daily dose of imagery] site so far!

Posted by Indrek at October 31, 2005 09:14 AM

Wow. Just, ...amazing.

Posted by Dennis at October 31, 2005 09:22 AM

Wow. This is nice. I don't always get super excited about landscapes, but I love this time of year in the North/Northeast and the colors are intoxicating.

A very impressive shot from the car!

Posted by Roxana at October 31, 2005 09:30 AM

This almost looks illustrated... like it's phoney. If that's really for real, unbelieveable. How did you get such crisp colors at sunrise?

Posted by Radman at October 31, 2005 09:31 AM

Just like a painting, even if it was just "good timing" the composition is wonderful.

Those pumpkins in the foreground appear to be oozing off the trailier, they are so unctuous.

Posted by Gerald at October 31, 2005 09:33 AM

Stunning colors. Very nice.

Posted by Kathryn at October 31, 2005 09:42 AM

holy shit.

my eyes are happy.

composition is just fine. imbalanced is good too.

Posted by aaron the bold at October 31, 2005 09:43 AM

I think the composition is just lovely, even if it was from a moving car. The angle of the cart path draws the eye into the picture and you didn't miss a thing in framing the background (e.g., the house is not cut off by the tree). I also like how the morning light gives it a surreal quality.

Posted by Scott at October 31, 2005 09:44 AM

wow, talk about a being in the right place at the right time. your colors here are splendid. i know that morning light produces beautiful shots but this.. this is very nice. did you use a filter as well?

Posted by gleek at October 31, 2005 09:48 AM

It's beautiful! I love it! Happy Halloween!!

Posted by Sana at October 31, 2005 09:52 AM

WOW!! This shot looks like a fairytale landscape. Absolutely beautiful.

Posted by Dan at October 31, 2005 09:53 AM

Amazing picture, I love it!

Posted by Curtis at October 31, 2005 09:55 AM

Are you kidding? This is a gorgeous shot; looks very surreal. Did you tweak it in Photoshop or something?

Posted by Janet at October 31, 2005 09:57 AM

Stunning... I love the composition.

Posted by Kayleigh at October 31, 2005 10:01 AM

it looks eerily surreal for some reason.

Posted by halo | veritech pilot at October 31, 2005 10:03 AM

This is unbelievable - one of my favorites.
You never cease to amaze me.
Congratulations on such a fantastic shot.

Posted by Jeanette at October 31, 2005 10:12 AM

Gosh, I like pictures of pumpkins for some reason. :) I guess it reminds me of fall, my favourite season. Thanks for this shot, Sam. Cheers!

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Posted by Tom B at October 31, 2005 10:58 AM

This looks animated! Awesome picture. It's good to have ya back. Sorry you had such a messed up trip.

Posted by Nate at October 31, 2005 11:05 AM

this could be your best photo for me. such beautiful place.

Posted by prasanth at October 31, 2005 11:13 AM

better composition?? this just proves that you are a top-notch photographer! i love it.

Posted by Molly at October 31, 2005 11:30 AM

f7.1, 1/100s, at sunrise from a MOVING car with zero motion blur??? incredible.

Posted by jiroshi at October 31, 2005 11:49 AM

Wow. Beautiful. It really is surreal, reminds me of "Big Fish" for some reason.

Posted by Nikki at October 31, 2005 12:13 PM

i don't know how to put it but this shot is breath taking. simply gorgeous!

Posted by armeen at October 31, 2005 12:20 PM

Fantastic composition, nice light... The picture I would like to have done... You did it for us ! Thank You.

Posted by Pierre at October 31, 2005 12:24 PM

So rich in colors. This is definately my favorite in recent weeks.

Posted by __earth at October 31, 2005 12:43 PM

wow absolutly breathtaking...i actually took many second...third looks like a painting rather than a photo.. good job :)

Posted by Julia L at October 31, 2005 12:48 PM

what fabulously rich colours. breath-takingly gorgeous!

Posted by flying cow at October 31, 2005 12:53 PM

Linda essa foto!!! Eu adoro aboboras!!! Parabns!! e Feliz dia das bruxas!!!

Um abrao

Posted by Pati Albanez at October 31, 2005 01:09 PM

That is beautiful! Wow

Posted by Julie at October 31, 2005 01:23 PM

insnely cool!

Posted by /\/\J at October 31, 2005 01:24 PM

the colours and magical!
on a perfect occasion too. this one's up there with you best shots sam :)

Posted by payam at October 31, 2005 01:26 PM

looks like something out of Tim Burton's Big Fish...nice picture

Posted by H at October 31, 2005 01:29 PM

"...with a better composition" : what a modesty ! I would say that the composition is great.
I know you use a reflex digital camera. Do you think we could get the same contrast with a 'classic' digital camera ? I have a Canon PowerShot A95 and I often have contrast issues with contrasts with sky.

romain, lyon, france.

Posted by Romain at October 31, 2005 01:42 PM

Just awsome.. beautiful stuff..

Posted by rymdapan at October 31, 2005 01:42 PM

Rare colors for your blog... I really like it.

Happy halloween

Posted by Ninjaess at October 31, 2005 01:51 PM

This reminds me of some sort of fairytale landscape plucked out of my childhood imagination.
And such a perfect picture for today.
xx <3

Posted by Maura at October 31, 2005 02:02 PM

Great photo! Did you adjust the orange? I've never seen pumpkins so striking.

Posted by Andrew at October 31, 2005 02:13 PM

looks like it can't possibly be a photo. looks like something out of the most magnificent story book.
would make a great desktop wallpaper. hint hint :)

Posted by Lisa at October 31, 2005 02:50 PM

I just want to share what other 100+ people already said.
It is a great photo.

Posted by Sanjin at October 31, 2005 02:50 PM

if you're gonna tell me this shot could've been better, i don't know what the rest of us psuedo-photogs are gonna do with our lives...

great shot!

Posted by woo at October 31, 2005 03:40 PM

Oh god, the colors!

Posted by Eek at October 31, 2005 03:46 PM

PLEASE make this into a widescreen desktop!


(can you tell that I/we like it???)

Posted by Aidy at October 31, 2005 04:08 PM

1/100th from a moving car. Better composition? You should get your driver to STOP. What's his problem?

But this image is unbelievable. Moving car. Gimme a break. (Left arm please)

And the sky. You must be cheating, right? (Now how would that work? I've been taking pics 60 years and I don't know.) Funny how one fellow mentions the green and red and overlooks that they are called complimentary colors for a reason. You sure prove it here.

Don't you ever let your fairy Godmother sleep?

Posted by Hugh Petrie at October 31, 2005 04:11 PM

wow, incredible. the composition is perfect!

Posted by andrew at October 31, 2005 04:17 PM

i don't think the composition is bad either. it is simply amazing! look at the colour of the sky and pumpkins, and the fields.. it's simply amazing! it's shots like this that i want to put up on my wall!

Posted by eclipse-space at October 31, 2005 04:32 PM

and it got me thinking.

it's times like this- when you feel the urge to get a great shot but because someone is with you, you can't. don't you find that down the road, your mind will be rushing with ideas of composition and you picture what it'd be like? and that feeling stays with you forever, as you'd always think you had the chance but could not get it as you'd make your friend bored to death.

i very often, while am with non-photolovers face this kind of dilemma.

Posted by eclipse-space at October 31, 2005 04:36 PM

i love this picture so much. wow sam, wow.

Posted by john jaoachim at October 31, 2005 05:03 PM

Dear Sam,
This is straight out of Alice in Wonderland. Let's unite so more people reveal the Beauty of this world !! Peace.

Posted by Florian at October 31, 2005 05:04 PM

:D "!به قول خودت: "کثافت , چه خوشگله

Posted by ila at October 31, 2005 05:11 PM

This shot just has something magical about it. Jaw dropping!

Posted by Mystery Me at October 31, 2005 05:19 PM

120 comments so far. I guess people really like it! even if you didnt get the composition you wanted, it's still nice. The pumpkins are especailly orange, and the sky is beautiful. Have a Happy Halloween!

Posted by moscon at October 31, 2005 05:23 PM

have u been on OZ? wonderful colors and shot.

Posted by effat at October 31, 2005 05:38 PM

122 comments in 16 hrs and 16 min! And look at the time each of them came in! Like the sun shines through different parts of the globe, your work delights people on different schedules from all corners of the world. If there can be somthing assigned to each visit, a nice movie can be formed to show the day's activity in the SAM's community. World peace one day?

Posted by mamelin at October 31, 2005 06:12 PM

I can't believe it's real! it looks a scene from "Big Fish"...It's a nice portrayal of a "beautiful" world!

Posted by Ghazal at October 31, 2005 06:17 PM

I love this picture, it has a sense of magic to it. Great colors. and a perfect photograph in the circumstances u had to take it in.

Posted by vg at October 31, 2005 06:46 PM


Posted by angie at October 31, 2005 07:17 PM

This is amazing!

You really wanted a better composition!

You need therapy!

Posted by Mayur at October 31, 2005 07:53 PM

Come on, a better composition? I can't imagine that!

Posted by Babak at October 31, 2005 07:58 PM

you have got to be your world, 2-3 seconds is enough to compose an incredible picture. I aspire to take such great photos.

Posted by Allan at October 31, 2005 08:38 PM

Wow. Those colours are ridiculously vibrant. Good job

Posted by Gavin at October 31, 2005 09:49 PM

Love this.

Posted by Jennifer at October 31, 2005 09:58 PM

perfection. it looks like a very well planned and layed out studio shot plus plenty of photoshop, and to think you were in a moving car...amazing.

Posted by rich at October 31, 2005 11:46 PM

Beautiful photo. What a beautiful, beautiful picture! :)

Posted by deb at November 1, 2005 12:12 AM

hi dear sam ;)
please send me a wallpaper version of this amazing picture, i wondered it so much.

Posted by Hossein Daraei at November 1, 2005 12:38 AM

holy shit. that looks like something COMPLETELY out of a children's book. Beautiful work.

Posted by lisa at November 1, 2005 12:58 AM

looks amazing

Posted by Luked at November 1, 2005 01:17 AM

What can I say that hasn't been said 140 times? Wow! I wish I had 1/100th of your talent. :)

Posted by Selam at November 1, 2005 01:25 AM

Your photo's grab details that sometimes most wouldn't even see, until you enjoy the photo. I really enjoyed this photo as did many other who saw it while at our Halloween party. By the way, did everyone see the birds in the sky?

Great shot!

Posted by Marc at November 1, 2005 03:01 AM

When I looked at this picture I was wondering whether to find this totally great or due to the exaggererated saturation just (sorry) bullsh*t ... I decided for the bullsh*t-version, because it looks so very unnatural, but since this is a pure photoblog and no photomontage composition I hope you understand, why ... I would never thought that you receive such a high resonance on this.

Anyway - greetings from Bonn, Germany,

Posted by Tobias at November 1, 2005 03:39 AM

Speechless !! Couldn't believe it is real.

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Posted by Stephen Wheldon at November 1, 2005 04:04 AM

shockingly beautiful

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Posted by noah at November 1, 2005 05:57 AM

Wow, this is amazing.

Posted by moostive at November 1, 2005 06:17 AM

This is outstanding! I can't believe how beautiful this is. Who would think you could make pumpkins look so good :-)

Posted by treacle at November 1, 2005 06:28 AM

Well to make it 140: Great job Sam, u have such a nack for the job. looking at ur fotos at the office desk in crazy Tehran is such a release.

Posted by Arezoo at November 1, 2005 06:55 AM

Dang, your Pics are always so awesome... and taking a picture like this out of a driving car!
Really Really nice work, my Pics look like Crap against this :)

Posted by David Goering at November 1, 2005 07:00 AM

Wonderful once again.
It looks like a fairytale.

Posted by Stefan Verhaar at November 1, 2005 08:21 AM

Thought I'd make it 150. To get such great light in the foreground, did you have to do some curves work on the sky, or did it all just work out for you? Great job punching up those pumpkins against the green, it really does it for me. The DoF between the second card of pumpkins and the remaining pumpkin patch is stellar--really sets the focus of the picture (no pun intended). I think the word stellar pretty much sums up this image. Thanks for the wallpaper, too!

Posted by Kristina at November 1, 2005 11:08 AM

Amazing light and color. Superb processing as well! This image is very striking!

Posted by Ariel at November 1, 2005 11:10 AM

Awesome! Looks like a painting.

Posted by Tony Kelleran at November 1, 2005 11:49 AM

one of those photos that I alwayz will remember. excellent!

Posted by valentine at November 1, 2005 12:00 PM

this is great. happy (belated) halloween to you.

Posted by andy at November 1, 2005 12:23 PM

amazing colors

Posted by Raman at November 1, 2005 02:02 PM

Nice color David, I could help you mirroring the wallpapers files. Thank you.

Posted by Carlos at November 1, 2005 02:14 PM

Sam, this is just fantastic. sell it to Martha Stwart magazine, this is cover material!!

a job well done! WOW

Posted by Faramarz at November 1, 2005 02:16 PM

This is one of the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen. Thank you for sharing with us.

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Posted by Obelix at November 1, 2005 04:10 PM

fantastic shot! really, this is just gorgeous. How is it that you come across all these beautiful scenes? I guess I'm missing out a lot in the world...

Posted by Arezou at November 1, 2005 04:27 PM

I do like this image ...but let it be known that without the SIGNIFICANT increase in saturation levels, it would not be as it appears

Posted by Philip at November 1, 2005 05:18 PM

Great photo! Very impressive. I like your blog.

Posted by Flo at November 1, 2005 05:48 PM

the perfect capture of the non-scary aspects of halloween. bravo.

Posted by bt at November 1, 2005 06:10 PM

Absolutely Stunning -- a surreal shot that made me gasp upon sight.

Posted by Robb at November 1, 2005 06:33 PM

I should say, that is more a drawing than photo

Posted by DaiDai at November 1, 2005 07:37 PM

Truly a wonderful shot and one that makes me homesick for Boston/New England. We have nothing like that here in Hong Kong!

Posted by Cindy at November 1, 2005 08:03 PM

it's @#:- awesome! At da first look, it was seemed artificial photo or s.thing like that and when i read ur note i freaked out, i couldnt believe that..

Posted by Kamyar at November 1, 2005 08:09 PM

Reminded me of my childhood and the farm community I was raised in. Thank you, Sam :) Oh, and it's damn beautiful!! ^_^

Posted by Des at November 2, 2005 12:39 AM

Stunning colors!! beatiful coposition...

Posted by Prashanth Manikya at November 2, 2005 03:27 AM

una foto veramente eccezzionale: i colori, la composizione.. sembra quasi un quadro..

a really exceptional shoot: colors and composition..
it looks like a picture...


Posted by Alessandro at November 2, 2005 03:47 AM

sam, you've done it again. you kinda prove my thoery that photographers are artists who can't paint or draw, but you, you surpass even paintings! this shot is absolutly magnificent!

Posted by Andy at November 2, 2005 08:22 AM

My gosh, you shot this out of a moving car? Bravo! The colors are vibrant and the composition is good, don't feel bad about it.

Posted by Veronica at November 2, 2005 01:30 PM

Impressive. All the more so from a moving vehicle ... well done.

Posted by Aaron Schmidt at November 2, 2005 03:04 PM

Hell, let's make it an even 174!

I don't know if I can say anything that hasn't already been said. The whole scene looks like something out of a Hollywood Technicolor fantasy. There's whimsy to this shot- rows of pumpkins, the little white house in the back, and a sunset to top it all off. Fall at it's best.

Posted by Maria at November 2, 2005 06:09 PM

Lively & Nice!

Posted by Roozbeh at November 4, 2005 03:14 AM

Not bad for a "drive-by shooting". Congrats.

Posted by Mark Schacter at November 4, 2005 01:40 PM

wow!! wonderful!!!
I really love this picture :)

Posted by maiko at November 4, 2005 02:31 PM

whoosh.. such an orangy farm.. never imagine pumpkins would be so beautiful ^-^ 10s

Posted by mynameisyinlee at November 4, 2005 11:40 PM

holy cow. i bow to your photographic greatness. more composition? ok. whatever you say. this is a truly awesome shot

Posted by minnie at November 5, 2005 03:49 PM

This is best one I have seen in your gallery and I fed your photoblog in my rss..

Posted by Yvette Keohuloa at November 6, 2005 03:54 AM

If I didnt' know you,I wouldn't believe a word you said, taking this!!
It looks like it's been taken in a studio!Brilliant!

Posted by Foad at November 7, 2005 11:47 AM

I love this shot.. it is so vibrant.. It brings back memories of fall, and the chilliness in the air. I have a funny story about it too.
I was walking by my co-workers desk and she had it on her desktop! We both realised that we are big fans of your wonderful site. Small world.. but we both know great photography when we see it! Keep up the great work!

Posted by Shannon at November 7, 2005 10:56 PM

I don't know squat about photos, but this looks magical!

Posted by pouya at November 12, 2005 06:52 AM

I stumbled onto this site and am I glad!
I have been browsing through the pictures. You have a truly amazing eye. Good work and keep it up.
Samir Roy,

Posted by Samir Roy at November 15, 2005 04:06 AM

This photo is really amazing. It seems so real it's almost surreal if that makes any sense.

When I see a scene like this in real life I always think to myself that it seems like a matte painting that's been crafted for a movie.

Great work!

Posted by Steve at November 18, 2005 10:50 AM

Amazing, just amazing, i stop by this site every month or so when i see it in my bookmark, and this is for me the most beautiful picture ive seen in many many months, and it made it to my normally all black desktop too :)

anyways great work and please never stop :)

Posted by Stijn at November 18, 2005 04:32 PM

Why is it that I only just discovered you and your amazing work? I don't think I can add any more to the 186 comments before mine but I have to repeat - this one is breathtakingly amazing!

Posted by Afreen at November 26, 2005 09:52 AM

I really wish I could see it by my eyes! Superb catch! Beautiful composition, usual everything is perfect :)

Posted by maxine at December 2, 2005 05:43 PM

goog things come when you dont expect them. i love this colours! i dont believe my eyes

Posted by paula at January 10, 2006 05:12 PM

Oh,boy! I love this one! I´m crabing for pumpkin now! Hahaa! Your photos are stunning! I would love to shoot as you do!
Claudia from Argentina

Posted by Claudia at March 28, 2006 03:07 PM


Posted by NAPHAPHORN.W at May 24, 2006 05:42 AM

wow the colors are SOO viabrant i think this is one of your best shots you've done.
astounding shot (:

Posted by christine at May 28, 2006 06:48 PM

Beautiful shot! I thought it wasn't a real photograph at first. I thought it was a still shot done up with special effects for a movie or something. Nice. I browsed briefly though your other photos, and they are great. I love "The Stare"...too funny. You have an interesting take on viewing the world that draws me into wanting to look at your photos. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Erica at July 26, 2006 01:51 PM

I have always loved Autumn, and especially pumpkins. This is the best picture I've ever seen that includes my favorites. Thank you for sharing this!

Posted by Lulu at September 20, 2006 01:47 AM

I love it. It couldn't be better.

Posted by Agnieszka at October 16, 2006 09:32 AM

I love this photo.

Posted by SharonM at October 16, 2006 04:41 PM

pumpkins make me happy. Thanks!

Posted by amanda at October 22, 2006 11:27 PM

The ghost of men. The power of beings remain.
The feast.
Passing the dream as the sun rise.

Posted by JR at February 3, 2007 07:35 PM

u r talent

Posted by katty at February 28, 2007 07:12 PM

I think this is a great picture. And considering you took it from a car on the fly, it is a GRAND picture. I love the colors, vibrant (orange IS my favorite color so I suppose I am bias). It had just enough brightness from the sky.

Posted by Katina Mooneyham at April 27, 2007 12:39 PM

what a great picture..
Happy Halloween
cheers from Canada

Posted by Gisela at October 31, 2007 07:18 AM

I found this photo in a YouTube video. Check it out here... I love this photo!

Posted by MrManUSA at November 29, 2007 02:20 PM

first I put this picture as wallpaper, and after i read all under pic.
Its a great atmosfere, almost i can smell the morning chill

Posted by davor Rancic at December 17, 2009 06:52 PM

I think this is AWESOME! WOW!

Posted by Kerri at October 17, 2010 09:48 AM

Is there something up with the site. It's loading up pretty slowly for me. Someone else experiencing this?

Posted by 蛙鏡 at November 3, 2010 01:58 AM

I can guess a big reason for the popularity of the image as a wallpaper: it's because it looks eerily similar to Dwight Little's creepy, imaginative and scary opening to "Halloween IV".

Here, have a lookie:

Posted by V at February 28, 2011 02:55 PM

Hello this is amazing site! really cool and it will be a new inspirations for me

Posted by Gigi Blandin at April 20, 2011 07:20 AM

It was an awesome sight to behold~

Posted by Mery at June 22, 2011 06:26 AM