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The Lone Tree

The Lone Tree
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Copyright: David White (dkaved) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-07
Categories: Trees
Camera: Nikon D70S, Nikkor 18-70mm f3.5-4.5G (kit lens)
Exposure: f/16, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Winter Landscapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-03 12:34
Viewed: 7935
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The beautiful snow covered wilderness of Kuusamo, Finland.
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Hi David,
Welcome to TN !!!
Excellent composition placing the big tree on the side and leacing space for the blue skies and beautiful snowy background
Nice light with long shadows and well handled exposure
TFS - Shir

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2006-04-03 13:26]

Hi David!

Very nice winter shot. It is sharp and has a lot of DOF. Expsure is excellent with plenty of details in the snow. The composition is well balanced and the cropping and framing are very good.

Excellent work and TFS. And of course wellcome among us and keep sending such beautifull images.


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  • Luce Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 80 W: 0 N: 15] (58)
  • [2006-04-03 13:29]

Très joli paysage d'hiver comme on peut en voir ici parfois. La grande profondeur de champs est parfaite. Les couleurs et l'éclaire sont sublimes. Et la composition verticale adéquate. Bravo et bienvenu sur TN.

Hi David,
Excelent shot. Really wonderfull composition.
Well done

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-04-03 14:53]

Hi David,

A very warm welcome to TN,you start with an excellent picture TFS and hope to see more of your work


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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-04-03 18:47]

Bonjour David,

Bonne prise de vue,ce paysage d'hiver est très joli et agréable à regarder.

Félicitations et Bienvenue sur TN!


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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-04-03 20:00]

Hi David
Beautiful winter landscape shot from Finland.Good comp and POV.
Well done


Breathtaking landscape! Excellent composition and great POV. Beautiful colors and wonderful light.
Thank you and welcome on TN!

Hi David

A warm welcome to TN

This is a stunning landscape shot. I particularly like the shadow play on the snow. Nicely composed with perfect clarity and sharpness. Congrats! Look forward to more of your work. :-)

Hi David, welcome on TN.
Nice composition and white balance.
Good picture!! Thanks for your comment on my 'Uganda Kob'.


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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-04-04 16:41]

Hi David,
Perfect and natural colour, clear details; a nice photo.
José M.

Hi David welcome to TN, Superb colors and very good exposure. The composition is also good , but i would have not placed the horizon near to the center , but closer to 1/3 of the bottom in frame (It is not a suggestion but way i would have done it).
Good POV
Goutham R

hi david & a warm welcome to TN! :-)
it will be nice to see some of your work
here, too.
i loved your ice-cold finland-shots
already at TE, but i see you saved a
superb one for your start here.
the snow(-sculptures) are just incredible.
excellent shot, thor.

Hello David, Welcome to TN!
This is a great picture to start with. The compostion is very strong here and whole photo is really beautiful and perfect techniqually. I love the shades of blue. Very nice!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-04-08 3:16]

Hi David, what a stunning landscape. Finland snow. Wonderful composition, nice and sharp, and excellent colours and details.
Well done,

Hi David, this is a lovely composition (though I agree with Goutham about losing some of the bottom of the image) and your exposure is very well done. I like the pattern of trees receding into the distance, the two tone feel and you convey the clarity of the scene very well. Nicely done and welcome to TN :)

beautiful landscape with great colours!
Good POV, composition, perspective and light!
Thanks Ana:)

Hi David
Low angled sun provides great texture. Interesting lumps in BG.

Super landscape one - look scold, and I do like the presentation and framing. Good attention to detail. Well done

Very nice landscape shot. It looks so peasefull there. Everything looks white and blue. Great work

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-05-09 0:43]

Nice capture, David. Excelent control of exposition. Nice details on the snow and the shadows are something that really add to the picture!

Hi David!
Good exposure and contrast let the snow have beautiful details. Indeed a relaxing view!
Thanks, Enrico.

Hello David,

What a wonderul picture you are offering us here!!! It looks like a landcape in Quebec too :-) We can feel the cold but also the nice pure air coming from your picture! You did a great composition and managed excellently the exposition in order to get all those different tones of white and blue... Great great shot! And TFS,


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-03-08 15:25]
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Hi David

Just had a quick look over you entire gallery and i found this opening post that was simply amazing!
The composition here is superb and the colors - although not very many - are just amazing!
There was indeed a lot of snow there but it's wonderful to see it untouched like this. The little boulders on the ground look really great too and add to the overall composition. The effects created by the shadows/lights are fantastic, too.
Technically the exposure is perfect and the DOF is impeccalbe, keeping apparently everything (from the FG all the way to the BG) in full focus.

Bravo and TFS

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