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Happy New Year 2008

Happy New Year 2008
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Copyright: Emma Taylor (Aramok) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-22
Categories: Trees, Sky
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 24-105mm F/4.0 L IS USM, Digital ISO 200
Exposure: f/4
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Other Trees, My Sunsets and Sunrises, Happy New Year 2008 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-31 6:25
Viewed: 4871
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Happy New Year for 2008

I thought that I would finish 2007 with a compilation of some of the trees on the common close to where I live taken on the same day as my previous 3 shots.

I have arranged them in the correct time sequence, all taken within 10 minutes (15:55-16:05). No filters were used at all, and also no tripod because I had lost by previous one. (Father Christmas was very kind this year with a new Manfrotto magfibre tripod and geared pano head. Thank You!) No editting of colours/saturation has happened, but I have altered some brightness to try to even it out across the compilation.

There is mostly Silver Birch on the common at this point, with the odd Oak tree around the outside because the land in this patch is peat causing the area to be marshland for much of the year. There is some heather and ling here as well, but it is grazed and kept low to the ground.

Anyhow, this will be my last posting for some weeks because I go into hospital for an op on the 2nd and will be out of action for sometime, with at least 4 weeks off work. I am hoping to be able to be back on TN within 2 weeks or so (I have borrowed a work's laptop to have in bed!) sad I know, but my desktop is downstairs in the sitting room...

So with this I wish everyone a happy (and healthier than my own) start to the New Year.

Signing off for a few weeks and hoping for a little more luck with my health in the New Year, Emma

JoseMiguel, loot, uleko, eqshannon, Alex99, Luis52, cecilia, jmp, dejo, marhowie, Signal-Womb, hester, fartash has marked this note useful
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Hi Emma,
Outstandind triptych!
I like very much the result of this great composed image.
The subtle and pale tones of the sky are so beauty, and complements so well between each other.
An excellent way to celebrate the 2008.
Wish you all the best, and specially good wealth in the upcoming next year,
Warm regards and take care,

Hi Emma,
thanks for wishes... The compo is very beautiful... Like ever.
I wish you an happy new year

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-12-31 6:37]
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Hi Emma

I know the op is still ahead, but I hope 2008 will be a much better year for you.

Thanks for your good wishes and for this lovely image. With appreciation for all the other wonderful postings you shared with us throughout the year and may there still be loads and loads of the same for the coming year.

As the New Year dawns...
may it open up more opportunities for you,
lead you unto the path of continued success,
happiness & good health.

Take time to enjoy God's creation and live life to the full.

A wonderful 2008 for YOU and your loved ones.

Best regards

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-12-31 7:01]

Hello Emma,
What a beautiful greeting you're presenting here! Fabulous colours and beautiful silhouettes of the trees. Many thanks and I wish you a Happy New Year and hope you'll soon be fully recovered after your op and be back with us.
All the best wishes, Ulla

A montage if you will, of this wonderful New Year coming for your and your New Camera! It is somewhat exciting as it is anticipating your next go around and hopeful co0nclusion to your present condition. Then you shall be free as a bird to perhaps go back to the mountains with this camera and do so many great things we can all share in. So I salute you for your tenacity and your fortitude and good vision! Happy New Year Emma!

Hello Emma,
My special compliment towards this outstanding new year greeting cards in such beautiful format with 3 in 1!
superb colouration with all 3 with so much serene and peaceful atmosphere and mood!
much appreciated for sharing this!
sincerely wishing you
wishing you well

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-12-31 9:25]

Hi Emma.
Simply amazing collage. If I will say that every shot is great it is nothing because it is truth. But you managed to create wonderful complete picture from them. Superb combination. Bravo and best wishes in 2008.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-12-31 9:31]

Thanks Emma for this great card and best whishes to you and your family for a happy 2008,Luciano

Hello Emma,
An attractive compilation, characterized by the typical light and colours of December!
And I wish a HAPPY NEW YEAR will come your way!
Seasonal greetings from Norway,
Pablo -

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-12-31 11:04]

Hi Emma,
Outstanding presentation with such awesome lighting and colours. A great work of art. Three different silhouetted trees looks majestic. The mist gives a fabulous dimension and makes the images more attractive. You really have ended 2007 on a very high note, wish 2008 will be even better. Superb composition. Kudos. TFS.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-12-31 18:11]

Hola Emma.- Muy hermosas las tres fotos. Exelente encuadre y muy alta definicion. Los colores logrados son muy bellos.
Saludos Luis52.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2008-01-01 11:22]

Hi Emma,
A wonderful and encouraging sunset to make this parenthesis. I wish you a perfect result on the operation and a really better year for you.
I look forward to see you back and fully recovered.
Josť M.

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-01-01 12:50]

Hi Emma,
nice composition, colors and light are amazing
happy new year and best wishes for you

Very nice set Emma, Everything's better in three's ;)
Thank you for a year of wonderful landscape images..
My prayers are with you my Dear.

Hi Emma, magnificent work us usual. You really captured special mood with each one. The colour tone here is particularly pleasing. Have yet to capture anything like this. Hopefully this year with new camera and ideas I shall re-double my efforts. My website is up btw if you want to look. Hope your circumstances change for the better this new year. Take care Steve..

Hello Emma,

Wishing you and your love ones the joyous Happy New Year...


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-01-04 11:50]

Hi Emma

What a perfect New Year posting. 3 beautiful images this look even nicer presented like this. Wonderful colours, perfectly exposed and nicely composed.

I hope all goes well with the op and you are back posting some beautiful pictures soon



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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-01-05 3:56]

Hello Emma,
A belated Happy New Year to you!
I seem to have missed your postings, though I see from your note that you have not enjoyed good health last year.
This is a fine new year 'trptych', each image reflecting a fine winter sky and trees with excellent technical qualities.
I wish you a healthy 2008 and with that in mind, look forward to many more postings from you.

Hi dear Emma,
I hope that your operation went well and that you'll have fast recovery. 2007 was a difficult year for you and I sincerely wish that 2008 will be much better. All my best thoughts are with you to wish you a fast recovery! I like this montage very much with great colors and mood. Thanks,

Dear Emma
Very intersting collage you show us here :o)
I hope you're ok and have a wonderful New Year, Superb work.

Good Luck

I do hope your are doing well, glad you have a laptop to use while your recooping as I know I'ld be lost with out mine I'm sure you feel the same! Your photo collage of your trees is beautiful, I love the soft pastel hues of the setting sun and the stark bare trees. Nice work. Keep up the faith and my God heal you quickly!

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2008-01-30 2:05]

Hi Emma, a beautiful montage of these lovely scenes. Each with wonderful warm light and good contrast. Belated new year wishes and hoping your health picks up in 2008

For sure you are poet of the nature.
My comment's for your whole works.

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