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Best Wishes
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Copyright: Paula van Balen (pvb) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-03
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon Powerhow A550
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-12-24 8:12
Viewed: 4039
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Dutch]
Best Wishes to everybody
Merry Christmas

This photo has been taken on the edge of the Staelduinse Bos in ‘s-Gravenzande on the rare event of snow in Holland.

The Staelduinse bos is a forest area of 95 ha in Westland between Hook of Holland and Maasdijk. The Staelduinse bos has been planted after 1850 on estuary dunes for the then owner, esquire Van Rijckevorsel. In the Staelduinse bos lies an old bunker complex that was built by the Germans and was later used as a warehouse for ammunition. The bunker complex is now a winter stay for bats. This part of the forest has been publicly closed for dozens of years, as a result nature could develop undisturbed. Since 1987 the complete Staelduinse bos has been in management of the foundation the South Holland landscape. The forest is of course managed and is an important nesting place for song birds

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2006-12-24 8:26]

Hello Paula,
What a pretty winter landscape very well captured. Thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas to You and Yours this holiday season.

Hi Paula,
I like diagonal perspective and fresh snow. Your shot fits to christmas spirit. Very well done it. Bravo and TFS. I wish all of best for you and your beloveds.

magnifique paysage de neige, bonne présentation, c' est la pleine saison malgré que ta photo ne soit pas récente, c' est ce qui nous attend, bien que par chez nous, nous n' en avons pas souvent !!
merci du partage PAULA
amitiès sincères a toi et joyeuses fêtes

Hello Paula,
What a nice picture with excellent perspective and DOF. It is something to see snow actually!!! We don't have any here since it has been raining for the last 4 days... I wish you a very good Christmas and a great year to come! Have fun with your loved ones. Thanks,

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-12-24 9:59]

Brr that looks cold and frosty. Lovely composition with nice perspective

Merry Christmas


Hello Paula,
Beautiful image with the fresh snow on the trees and the ground. Evokes a great mood and suits the festive occasion.
Wish you too a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Bonsoir Paula
C'est une très belle présentation avec un magnifique paysage hivernal ou tout est givré.Les couleurs,le cadrage et les détails tout est super.

Passe de Joyeuses Fêtes toi et ta famille

Bravo et merci.....JP


Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Lovely image of the snow, here in Texas we got rain.


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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2006-12-24 11:55]

Hi Paula,
Very nice mood here.
I like the POV a lot.
Well done.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-12-24 12:00]

Hello Paula,
Lovely winter landscape.Well caught,framed and composed.I liked POV and perspective a lot.Merry Christmas and Happy new Year to you and your family.

Wow great composition well taken technically very good sharp and well exposed nice work TFS best rgds Necip and Happy holidays.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-12-24 16:59]

Hello Paula

A beautiful winter scene.I have seen snow like that many,many times.But not this year,10C and sunny on Christmas eve.Very strange weather here.I like the composition,and how the road leads out of sight,hidden by the trees.Good POV and DOF.A wonderful post for Christmas.All the best and Happy Christmas.TFS


Hello Paula !
Thanks for this beautiful picture ! I love snowy landscapes so much ! Unfrtunately we didn't get any snow yet, here in France. The composition of the picture is very beautiful, with this strqight line of trees. Excellent details, excellent details qnd exposure on the snow. Very well done, and merry christmas to you !

Hello Paula,
Seems like we all have to cheat to be able to introduce some snow for Christmas this year! Hehehehe...
But still a fine image, good lines and a strong winter atmosphere!
Pablo -

Merry Christmas to you and your dear ones!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-12-25 10:59]

Hi Paula.
Thank you for heart word and holiday greetings. One of the seldom winter shots. Whims of the Nature. Cute captured scene with attractive incline of the road and great reflection of the perspective. Real winter lighting and colours. Perfect DOF and sharpness of the whole image. Superb done and Happy holidays.

ha Paula,

schitterend winter landschap
nog genomen met je oude camera
Mooie compo

TFS Thijs

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer [C: 191 W: 0 N: 10] (173)
  • [2006-12-26 14:05]

selam Paula;
Güzel bir manzara fotoğrafı , eline sağlık...selamlar

Great perspective and depth, Paula. Beautiful composition and nice mood. Maybe adding a black frame would increase even more teh impact of your shot. Regards, Yvonne

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-12-27 13:52]

Mooie foto Paula,
heel fraai als sfeerfoto. Zelf had ik hier het eerste stuk boom links eraf gesneden, maar dat is persoonlijk, zeer fraai werk. een goed begin van het nieuwe jaar.
gr. jaap

bonjour paula
belle photo en plus ce n'est pas facile de faire des photo de la neige celle ci est réussie bravo

Hoi Paula.
Deze foto totaal gemist en ik heb de sneeuw dat jaar ook moeten missen, dus blij dat je het nog even aan me laat zien. Het is een mooie foto met goed perspectief. De foto mag van mij iets lichter en misschien iets meer contrast in de lucht zodat het blauwe en gele net iets meer naar voren komt. Maar verder een mooi winter plaatje.

I am too late for Christmas, Paula, so I wish you a Happy New Year instead. This is a lovely winter landscape, well composed. On my monitor, the image appears a bit dark. I did a workshop, please take a look. Do you see a difference?

Hallo Paula,

Daar ben ik weer. Over dit fietspad rijd ik een paar keer in de week. Dit ligt toch achter het Staelduinse bos?? Ik heb toen ook foto's lopen maken. Niet op dezelfde plek, maar in het bos zelf. Schitterende lokatie vind ik het. In het voorjaar nog met de kleinkideren aan de wandel geweest. Is een klein maar fijn bos. Als je er bent merk je eigenlijk niet hoe klein het maar is. Heb de workshop nog even bekeken. De foto wordt in zijn totaliteit beter, maar de lucht verliest wel wat aan scherpte. Ik vond het een mooi kertplaatje. Groeten Bob

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