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November Mood

November Mood
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Copyright: Pablo Minto (pablominto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3879 W: 192 N: 3835] (14563)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-04
Categories: River
Camera: Nikon D50, HOYA 52 mm PL-CIR
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): River Gaula [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-11 6:40
Viewed: 5117
Points: 100
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This scenery is captured by the riverside one day in early November…

I have to add… daylight is brighter than it appears here, as the image is considerably underexposed… around –1.7 to –2.0 if I don't recall wrongly.

The image is captured just after the first snow, and if you look closely you can see there still are some leaves on the branches...

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Hi Pablo,
A very evocative scene.
The light and framing incites to the contemplation of this serene landscape, with the reflections on the flowing water.
I like the vertical composition built here.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

bonjour pablo
ce petit rayon de soleil même s'il n'est pas ardent apporte un peu de chaleur a cette vue enneigée.
un peu trop sombre en haut de l'image peut etre.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-12-11 7:22]

Hi Pablo.
What an interesting and poetic picture. I like subject and light effects a lot. Snow reproduction, sharp shapes of the trees, amazing mirror reflections and vertical cropping are so wonderful and create carmine mood. My compliments and thanks for pleasant, skill shot.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-12-11 7:35]

Hi Pablo

A wonderfully 'moody' shot. I like the contrast between the water snow and tree.


selam pablo; Excellent shot of this landscape.Nice composition.Good POV and sharp image whit nice details.splendid Colors. well done.
TFS ridvan

Hello Pablo,
Very good captured of the reflection from the water with both sides covered with snow!
A very serene and peaceful atmosphere of winter
great composition and well seen

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2007-12-11 8:58]

hi pablo,
Though it is December now, you are remembering the thoughts of November in your picture...:)
great picture with nice details.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2007-12-11 10:27]

Hi Pablo!

Congartulations for the good lighting! You're talking about one of the biggest problems when taking pictures like this one: the snow and the reflections on the water are so bright, that the darks get black. Or the darker parts are well exposed and the bright tones are burnt. I like the way you did it here.

Kind regards


Hello Pablo
This is a lovely scene and I really like your use of exposure compensation to even get the shot..I can see by the shutter speed that is was very bright...superb camera control.
Tfs and all the best

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-12-11 11:28]

Buenas Tardes,
deliciosa imagen,
tenue iluminación bella composición...
saludos amigo

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-12-11 12:34]

Hello Pablo
With that low F- you captured the point of november mood perfectly, but it results so beautiful!!
I like a lot the composition and the beautiful light on the river.
Congratulations and TFS

Hi Pablo, fascinating winter composition with wonderful light, very well done, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Pablo, une très belle photo a contre-jour,
très bien composée avec un joli point de vue,

Hi Pablo,
Excellent framing I love the light on the river, a really nice composition, all the best Cheers Rick :)

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-12-11 18:29]

Hello Pablo,
Excellent image with a very peaceful mood to it. It is almost black and white but the touch of color is very nice. Great composition well scene and well captured, thanks.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-12-11 19:01]

Hi Pablo,
Wonderful shot and the under exposure gives a fantastic effect and adds a fine perspective. I like the reflected sunlight on the rippled waters and the snow in the FG. Great view. Excellent POV to portray this scenery and very nicely composed. Kudos.

hello pablo,
you have capture the beautiful riverside nicely, the composition is very nice, the image looks lobely with all the light and dark shades with ideal colours,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-12-11 22:33]

Beaux reflets très spectaculaires.
Bonne journée.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-12-12 2:21]

Hi Pablo, this must have been a difficult shot to expose, but you have managed it very well. Nice moody winter shot with the light on the water and good detail in the silouetted trees and foreground. Nice light on the snow also. Very nice composition and great work.

Hi Pablo, I'll resist my natural inclination to lighten up the scene.. This is good with the light reflecting off the water providing a great silhouette with those branches. Actually it looks like a late afternoon, early evening shot. I see from your photo data though that it was taken at about noon. If you didn't tell us it was underexposed, I would have thought it natural. The snow doesn't look grey here, just dark.

Thanks, John

Hello Pablo,
Nice presentation , good light and compo.
Thank for very much for '500' congrats yesterday.

Hi Pablo,

A nic eimage of the snow and of the river illuminated by the sun, the photo has a good composition, DOF and nice colors. thanks for sharing.


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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-12-12 4:46]

Hi Pablo,
great mood and super framing here. The light is subtle yet eye catching and makes a great backdrop for those branches. The snow adds a nice soft contrast in the foreground and also helps lighten the top half in the background too.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-12-12 4:48]

Hi Pablo,
I love the different layers in this photo.
The snow, water, more snow and darkness.
Fantastic composition.
Well done,

Hello Pablo! Wonderful POV. Original composition. Amazing darkness. Amazing lightness. Very good shot. Regards!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-12-12 6:22]

Hello Pablo,
If we had snow it might have been a little lighter, but here it is dark and grey. So this glimmer of silver daylight through the branches is better than we have here, despite the underexposure and the composition is superb.
Thanks and best wishes,

heavy mood shot here..hope you feel ok..:)
this is the hollywood movie technique for moonlit scenes...cut the exposure a bit
i see band of tone, each leading to each other and the lone canoeist adds a storyline which you have suggested in your title
good TL stuff as well

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2007-12-12 12:17]

Hello Pablo !
You are so lucky to have snow ! I am wating for it so impatiently, but these last years I have always been waiting for nothing and I dare say it will be the same this year... Jut rain, grey clouds and dark days... But it makes your picture look even better for me, because it reminds me the winters of mychildhoos when there was still some snow... It brings back a lot of happy memories, and of course it is a wonderful picture, as usual from you. Very well done !

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-12-12 12:50]

merhaba pablo
wonderful river photo that was successfuly presenting winter mood and impressive atmosphere
i like composition, point of view, lighting, silhouettes, colours and contrast
thanks for sharing

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-12-12 13:06]

Hi Pablo,
It's an interesting and misty photo. The silhouette of the tree, golden reflections of the sun on the water,and the layers look very nice. TFS

Hi Plabo,
I have a feeling of lonely mood with this picture. The dry leaves, slow flowing river, , snow and dark color tone are creating this lonely atmosphere. Perfect composition and very well done. TFS,

Hi dear Pablo ,
very nice shot.it is lovely.i like it.
great composition and nice light.
well done
my best wishes my friend

Hi Pablo,
This one is just superb. Lovely composition and very nice DOF. Thanks a lot for sharing this beautiful capture.

Beautiful light and dark - very dreamy. :)

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-12-13 8:47]

Well done Pablo on this nice shot, I like the way you played with the light it's a bit underexposed but it gives strength to the composition. Thaks,


Hello Pablo,

Are that leaves from a oak? I like subject and light effects a lot. Wonderful reflections on the water. The underexposure works here very well. It's gives a fantastic effect. You have created a very good wintermood Pablo. Thanks for that. Regards and TFS BOB

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-12-13 12:53]

Hi Pablo

I like the mood here. You have UE on purpose and this works as it feels like that twilight that you get in Norway. On the rare occasion I have visited Norway I have loved that light



Hi Pablo,
oh what a pretty shot, I like it on the darkside , that winter, mostly not much sun, but the sun is sparkling though the branches regardless, very nice. ! TFS

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-12-13 19:29]

Hello Pablo

Just marking the post


hello pablo
excellent cette image, bonne présentation de plusieurs sujets, ombre, neige, arbre, neige etc... tout cela donne un super bon rendu, bravo et merci

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  • medio Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 27 W: 2 N: 35] (181)
  • [2007-12-14 5:55]

Hola Pablo,
una toma muy bonita, buenos tonos y un gran encuadre.
saludos José

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-12-14 6:13]

hello Pablo,
The light in your picture is just so well adapted to the season. I like it a lot, it is somehow full of mystery. The reflections on the water are so fine and like a promise of better days.
Thanks and best regards

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-12-14 6:29]

Hello Pablo,
This reminds me of my youth when we sometimes used to go skiing in the moonlight! It's a bit confusing as you shot it at midday!! Very beautiful composition though.
Many thanks, Ulla

I recall your river series you presented last year, Pablo. Just can't stop admiring the artistic ambience you have created in these marvellous images.
The five layers of light and dark are well balanced here and that tree with some of its leaves still intact merges beautifully with those layers.
Thanks a lot for sharing another great shot from your series.

This image you have registered shows a fragment of a place in time.
Your country is LOADED with unique landscapes that you have been kind enough to share with us.
You still have some pristine wilderness left compared to other parts of Europe.
I hope & pray it continues so for decades to come.
Your pal in COLD COLD Canada, M.

Hi Pablo,
I like the lack of light in this photo a lot. It allows to concentrate on the real beauty of the photo....the golden reflection on the water and the contrast between the snow and tree silhoutte. A wonderful simple but strong photo.

I love the sparkles in the water and the crisp looking snow!

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2007-12-17 11:05]

Hi Pablo,

Indeed little bit dark image but the reflection in water and the snow in foreground care for a nice and attractive picture.
Very well done.

Best regards,

Hi Pablo

I love the play with light in this picture. The layers and the reflections in the water are excellent and the vertical composition works really well.

Very nicely done and TFS

Hello Pablo,

I like this horizontal perspective of the river giving nice reflection on the surface. The foreground foliage makes a good peep of this November mood.

Well done and best regards,

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