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Copyright: Paul Haynes (PaulH) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-20
Categories: River
Camera: Canon EOS400D, Sigma 10-20mm / F 4-5,6 DC EX HSM, UV + Circ. Polar + Cokin Grad.
Exposure: f/16, 1/2 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-23 10:01
Viewed: 3434
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
this is another shot from my recent early morning trip to the New Forest, at a spot i spent most of formative years getting muddy and having many adventures at. This little stream weaves and winds its way peaceful through the woods for quite some distance and is great spot for catching Minnows in jam jars. I used live only a 10 minute bike ride from this spot, until i unwisely moved to a much larger town on the coast. I am now desperate to get back here...fingers crossed i will one day!

I would like to wish you all who celebrate Christmas a very happy and peaceful holiday :o)

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Your landscapes never cease to impress me...great composition and poise.. you can almost feel the cold air on your face!! Fine work!!

Hello Paul,
The fine December light makes this one!
The muted colours are very attractive, and the tad of frost tells the story of the season...
A well balanced composition, lovely reflections in the little stream!
Seasonal greetings from Norway,
Pablo -

looks a bit cold Paul...well maybe a lot cold...but the water is not frozen. Colours are artistically well done. Not sure how you see in this way but you do and it is pleasurable. Some say the same as to my images...not sure how I see a certain way. Interesting..I am going to be thinking about this notion...

great landscape details and colours

Hello my friend Paul,
this is so beautiful with a perfect lighting from an angle!
superb exposure and focus with a great reflection!
a great composition to share!
wishing you the best on this coming festive season!
friend Tony

Hello Paul
I can see the place to get the minnows and a few sticklebacks I would guess as well..on the undercut on the fg bank and the undercut on the bg bank?
Its a magical place that holds memories for you and reminds me of a similar place where I had such great fun as a kid!
Its a lovely scene you have here...no photo comments needed!
I hope you can make the chance to get yourself back there one day..I have been lucky enough to make the move back to my childhood country and Im not budging!!
I wish you a very Happy Christmas and a New Year that gives you the opportunities you want.

Hi dear Paul ,
Very nice shot with greatr composition.good light and nice sharpness.
well exposed

Thanks for sharing

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-12-23 12:51]

Hello Paul,
Fine frosty landscape shot with a great perspective and superb lighting and colours. The curvature of the stream and the sky refklected in its water forms agoo part of the composition.
Though the grass in the FG forms a fine bit of the internal frame, I feel it is a little too stretched and might be better cropped off, but that's just my opinion and a small point in an other wise fine landscape shot.
Thanks for sharing and best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.

Thank you for the holiday wishes. I hope it is a nice holiday for you too... with some good photography weather. We are going to have rain, and then some rain, followed by rain. : P

I like your photo a lot Paul.I like the golden sunlight moving through the image on the diagonal. All the colors are nice. I love the sharp foreground element and the water leading deep into the scene. Very nice work.

Evelynn : )

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-12-23 14:54]

Hola Paul,
bella perspectiva y hermosos colores y sensacional pov,
Muchas Felicidades amigo,

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-12-23 17:33]

Hello Paul,
Beautiful light and landscape well captured by your talented eye. The water is getting hard around the calm edge, frost on the grass, makes this image a bit moody. Merry Christmas Paul and nothing but the best in the New Year.

hello paul,
another great landscape shot, the colours are so lovely here, nice effect of natural light, beautiful reflection, a pleasing composition,
well done,
tfs & regards

wish you and your family Merry Christmas

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-12-23 23:19]

Hello Paul,
I don't have much time, only to congratulate you for
this splendid capture.. Well done and Merry Christmas
my friend..


Hello Paul,
This is a wonderful celebration for Christmas to TN friends! Thanks for the your wonderful greetings. :-)
As usual you do, very beautiful and fantastic landscape shot you present here.
Also, outstanding composition & POV here.
Well presented and TFS,
Best wishes,
I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. :-)

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-12-24 2:43]

Wow! What a beautiful place!
The lighting is superb!
Excellent composition and POV.
The frost is a bonus!
Great range of colours.
Merry Christmas!

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-12-24 2:53]

Bonjour Paul,

Superbe composition,la lumière du matin offre un bel ambiance et les couleurs sont magnifiques.
Merci et Joyeuses Fêtes.

Excellent work Paul..I've got places at the Lampasas River here that look somewhat similar, and I've been meaning to get off my arse & go..It's that very early, or very late in the day thing ;}
A great composition with very good depth, light, details, etc.
I like how you've picked up that tree-line reflection in the stream too :)
Merry Christmas!

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-12-24 6:33]

Amazing to see so much green this time of year!
Superb composition

Merry Christmas to you and yours too

Thank you for sharing this and so many more wonderful captures all the long year

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-12-24 11:29]

Hi Paul

I can image you playing here as a boy :) This is a beautifully composed winter scene. Lovely details in the water and the frost coloured grass.

Have a lovely Christmas


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-12-24 16:00]

Hi Paul

One last critique or me today...it's Christmas eve and unlike any other day, i pretty much only wrote very few - to the members i feel closest to right now.
Sorry...i can't help it...no matter if it's a nice and moody winter landscape, or if it's Christmas...i can't help it: the first time i saw this picture i said to myself "what a great habitat!" Maybe i should take a break from all this biology...
Anyway, as i was saying, this really is a a wonderful moody landscape and another lovely shot from that charming sunny morning.
I very much like the way you composed this one - with the frosty moss and plants in the FG, the terrific "S" shaped stream leading the eye and with those pointy vertical arrows - the firs - in the BG. All these pieces look so nice next to each other.
I also like your choice of DOF as well as the effect of the polarizer that absorbed the entire reflection from the water and revealing that beautiful mosaic from the riverbed.
I can see you had to fight some difficult lighting here - pointing the camera in that direction. I'm sure the filters helped you a bit with that but i can't help thinking that if you would go right there on say an evening and take the same composition only with some small sunset clouds moved by the winds and therefore drawing only some lines in the sky, then this might turn into a real masterpiece...?? :)
Anyway, it's still a great shot and i must congratulate you for it.

I also want to profit from this occasion and wish you and all your loved ones a warm and sincere Merry Christmas and also the best of everything of what the world has to offer in the year to come!

Happy holidays! and TFS my friend

Hello Paul !
Your gallery of landscapes is really impressive, and this one makes no exception ! The low POV works very well here, and I also love the wonderful morning light. Splendid composition too. I understand that you want to go back to this place, it is so beautiful !
I hope you had a nice Christmas and I widh you all the best for the new year to come.

Hello Paul,
Good photography....very good depth, light and compo. Do I need more?
Well done!
Merry Christmas!

Hi Paul

Merry Christmas.

I wasn't able to get out on Thursday, had to settle for Friday morning which was just not the same at all. I sat in my car in a traffic jam watching the sunrise instead, cursing that I could not get to my camera and tree...

Anyhow, don't you just love winter sunrises and light? great shot.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-12-27 11:29]

Hi Paul.
Simply amazing view and outstanding reproduction of the scene. Unusual and fine colour palette, impressive vertical framing and composition, terrific reproduction of the ground, water surface and trees on the BG. Bravo. Great art job.

Hello Paul, what a splendid river shot, lovely and warm colors, The combination of filters add very well at this wonderfull composition, I like so much the way you choice and the vertical presentation,
cheer and all the best for 2008

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-01-05 15:26]

Hello Paul

I think you are an artist.I always saw movies and they showed movie directors wandering around with their hands forming a frame and looking through at landscapes for the next scene or take.I some how imagine you mentally doing this too.To capture all these beautiful scenes,you must have a well developed area of your brain that handles spatial recognition.
Excellent POV and DOF.
The focus is sharp with wonderful detail.
The morning light is beautiful.
The water and reflections are superb.


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