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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-10
Categories: Trees
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S Nikkor 18-70mm 1:3.5-4.5G ED DX, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Blue Things III [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-17 6:06
Viewed: 3408
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 71
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear TN Members,
First of all I want to thank everybody for the interest and encouraging comments and critiques on my 400th posting.

At this moment there is still some snow here, but it’s thawing for two days. The last weeks we had a lot of snow, more than we had in years and years. It was freezing during a couple of weeks, but we couldn’t ice skating because of the snow.
Therefore I prefer a photo of last year when we had beautiful ice in the ditches and warm sunlight.

This photo I made in the Reeuwijkse Hout, a small nature area a few hundred metres from my house. This nature area is bordering on the Reeuwijkse Plassen, 13 lakes with a surface of 735 ha. The ideal surroundings for a long ice trip like last year. But the winter isn’t over yet…who knows.
I hope you like the photo.

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Wonderful scape with great colors.
Very nice picture.Well done.
Best regards and greetings.Alin.

hello Peter

i love the winter sunny (but cold) days on like your photo,
beautiful winter scenery photo with fine POV, DOF,
fine focus sharpness and details, lovely cold colour tones,



Wonderful winter capture!
Great details and the blue is fantastic!

ciao Peter!
to us this beautiful setting around your home
a chill that draws the trees with its white coating

thanks sERGIO

hello Peter,
beautiful viewing, all frozen and a hard saturated output in colours, my opinion says, no in the blear twigs in front, the landscape it is without this note, splendid, but this is mine thought, it's very nice photo!
keep photographing! TFS

hello Peter
amazing beautiful scene and great landscape shot, with splendid colors, great exposure and composition. light using and POV also wonderful. thanks for sharing, have a nice week, my friend

hallo Peter
een super plaatje met mooie kleuren en goed scherp
een super shot
groetjes lou

I absolutely love the tones of blue here Peter. It is a Disney image....sort of a magical wonderland and most likely better seen in image for me, as cold bothers my arthritis. Well done Peter!

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2010-01-17 8:39]

Hello Peter,
Great winter scene shot. Colours and composition are very beautifull.
TFS ang G's,

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-01-17 8:57]

Very nice Landscape from last winter! By us it is a very warm, and no snow !

Ciao Peter. Great perspective in beautiful natural colours. Best details and contrast.


wow, this is really beautiful, TFS Ori

Hi my dear friend Peter,

An inspiring winter scene capture ofrom great POV with wonderful composition MF.
TFS and have a nice Sunday!

Ps. sorry i could not write detailed comment since i had a heavy influenza at this weekend!

Hello Peter,
what a wondeful winter scape, fantastic colours well saturated and very good sharpness, very well composed.
Best regards

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-01-17 9:41]

Hi Peter. Now that looks like winter. The trees in the back ground look so beautiful . You have taken this from a fine POV my eyes are leed to the gap in the tall trees. Al with fine detail and bright colours. well taken TFs.

Hello Peter, beautiful winter landscape shot with fine composition.
TFS and regards,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-01-17 11:01]

Hello Peter.
Outstanding shot. I love the colour and the angle of the light. You have really captured the crisp winter atmosphere.Thank you!
Best regards Siggi

Hello Peter,
Lovely cold colours. I feel the cold just looking to your picture.
Excellent composition and very good details and clarity.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-01-17 13:11]

Hi Peter,
Magnificent winter landscape.Well caught,framed and composed.Vivid colors,exposure and clear details are perfect.
Thanks for posting..

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-01-17 14:21]

Hi Peter

Excellent atmospheric shot - lovely colours and forms accented by the heavy frost.


Hi Peter,
What a beautiful and different winter shot.
I like a lot all the blues seen around, on the river's surface and even on the sky, it creates a very special effect, and also a nice colour contrast with the yellow plants and grasses.
The inclusion of the snowy branches works so well to balance the composition and embody the sense of winter.
Congratulations and thanks for share it,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-01-17 15:12]

Hi Peter,

This is so beautiful (like a painting) that I am surprised you waited a year to share it with us. The blues of the sky and water and the snow covered grass and trees are exquisite. A fantastic composition with the snowy branches framing the picture.


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-01-17 16:10]

Hi Peter
Beautiful winter seen.Excellent POV and outstanding composition.Colors and light are outstanding.
TFS Michel

Ciao Peter, fascinating frozen composition, great perspective, splendid light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Peter.
Impressive scene capture.. The colours and composition are great.
Kind regards,

Hello Peter,
Excellent light, very balanced in every element of the landscape. Very good composition and crop. Depth is worthy of applause. I know that sometimes the cold ever is not pleasant, but seeing these landscapes makes I want to be in them, even once in a while! here we are more than the 40°C today! :-)

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2010-01-18 11:37]

Hallo Peter.

Een prachtig landschap met een mooie scherpte diepte erin.
Kleuren zijn erg mooi, geeft een erg mooi beeld.

Gr. Hans

Hallo Peter,

het onscherpe rechts is me net wat te groot, brengt wel diepte in de foto maar vind het persoonlijk storen.
Mooi warme winter kleuren.


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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2010-01-19 4:19]

Hi Peter
very nice composition
well done.

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2010-01-19 12:32]

Hi Peter,
Beautiful winter scenery, I like the soft and misty quality to the image in the background yet, the lake is so clear and sharp, Really good management on the light, good color, very natural, good composition. A winter condition well captured. Thanks.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-01-19 22:34]

Dear Peter!

As you easily can imagine, I like your picture. This winterly scenery is cold and warm at the same time. If the colours, on my scren, appear a little bit saturated, they nevertheless transmit the typical impression of the cold season. The composition with the blurred branches under frost in the foreground is superb.

Kind regards


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-01-20 4:12]

Hi Peter,
this is really an exciting view of winter in its classical presentation. The deep blue and super white filed covered by snow. Very special indeed.
Magnificent view.


Magnífico trabajo a mi gusto, con unas saturaciones del color que crean un ambiente muy especial. La rama del primer plano muy oportuna.
Saludos Peter: Josep Ignasi.

Hallo Peter
You have captured some amazing colours and detail in this winter scenery. I can actually feel a cold breeze if I look at this image long enough. It is a beautiful landscape with excellent perspective and depth of field. Exposure is perfect and the variety of blue shades is great to look at. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hi Peter,
To include or not include; this is the question.
I don`t think the branch in the foreground is beneficial for the photo BECAUSE (I need a “because” in this sentence, right?:))
1.They are out-of-focus (if they were, the background would have been blurry, unless a very small aperture is used).
2. They are too bright and they keep my attention way to much; almost like they stick into my eyes.
3.There is just too much of them, almost one half of the photo.
4. They cover the texture of the beautiful frozen lake (pond).
Just my 2 cents thoughts…

Hi Peter.

Wonderful winter tone with brownish white and blue dominates the screen. Mysterious looking wood in the background attracted my attention with the blue water leading to it.

Thanks for sharing and best regards.

Dear Peter ,
What a nice scenery.
Lovely place and very well captured.
Excellent composition.

Kind regards

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