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Winters Beauty

Winters Beauty
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Copyright: Donna Rasmussen (captainsgirl) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 491 W: 6 N: 997] (4088)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-21
Categories: Trees
Camera: Cannon EOS Rebel XTi, 55-200 1:4.5-5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-16 15:57
Viewed: 4077
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the time of year when we get snow , right now there is tons of it outside but with 45 MPH winds blowing it isn't the best time to be out taking photos so this one I'll share which is pretty much how things are lookign outside now, except now there is a coating of ice underneath the snow. So far the powers still on though!! Yeah!! (Wheres the wood to knock on to be sure?????)
Hope all of you from the midwest to New England are warm in your homes and safe from this huge snow event that just passed through.

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Looks like you had the snow event by your picture. I watched Cleveland news on teh net..it was something..I may do a workshop with this if you don't mind..

Hi Donna,
Wonderful image!
Excellent definition, pretty composition.
Congratulations for the beautiful work!
Best wishes,
José Roberto

Your picture of snow on the branches of a tree is simple yet aesthetically very attractive, Donna. It snows where I actually come from in the mountains of India, so this image has a special appeal for me as well as a tinge of nostalgia.
Thanks for sharing it and best regards.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-12-16 22:10]

Hi Donna,
Wonderful presentation of the snow on the leaves. You have captured the feel of winter magnificently. Winters here is not so strong and it never snows, hence this image evokes a lot of interest. Superb light and exposure levels and a great OOF BF. I like your chosen POV and this pleasant composition. Kudos.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-12-16 23:21]

Hi Donna

A very seasonal shot. The composition is very effective with good DOF.


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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-12-16 23:51]

hello Donna, a lovely winter shot with the snow perfectly exposed, I do wish we had snow here to brighten our dull weather. This is a very nice oomposition with good light, colours and sharpness. Very seasonal.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-12-17 3:42]

Snow and sunshine!
What luxury! :)
You are probably having too much snow right now, but here in S. Sweden we have had a dark greyness for over a month with no snow to brighten it up. We need light!
so to see this shot of white snow weighing down the spruce branch is a tonic, Donna.
Nice sharpness and composition too.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-12-17 3:50]

Hello Donna,
This image makes snowfall look pretty and peaceful, what your getting is the other end the dangerous and nasty. This is a delightful image thanks Donna.

Hi Donna,

A good POV of the evergreen covered with snow, the photo has a good composition, sharpness and beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing.


hello donna,
the beauty of winter has been presented well and i am thakfull to you as we never get this kind of winter here, liked the pov and the composition,
tfs & regards

Hello Donna
What a beautiful snowy scene you captured,
Perfect composition,exposure and POV,
I missed these scenes alot :o)

Good luck

Hello Donna,
I liked the Title which most suitable for this beautiful captured! everything has it's own beauty that I do believe!
A good composition form the winter land!
best regards and keep warm

Hello Donna,
Ahhh, there you are!
Nature's own way of dressing for Christmas... Beautiful!
Pablo -

And for a snow storm, it was a huge snow storm; like the ones we used to have back in the 70ties... What a lot of fun it was :)! You capture typical scenery with natural exposure and good composition. Thanks,

It feels Christmas like. Being from the south where we get snow once every two or three years it is nice to see scenes like this. I think the wind was your nemesis this day. The green leaves would have been sharper without the wind.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-12-23 10:59]

Hi Donna.
You are luckier than I am. You have snow and nice winter pictures. Several years we almost have not snow and I have not good winter pictures.

I like exact level of exposure, cute subject and nice quality of the shot. DOF is great and creates the impressive view. My compliments and Happy Holiday Season.

A fine macro, Donna, and a scene we're familiar with here not far from Lakes Michigan and Superior. (Winter got an early start this year, and then rains over the weekend started to erode our snow cover. We made up for it yesterday, and got to shovel for 1˝ hours this morning.)

Anyway, this powdery coating of snow on evergreen seems like such a quintessential winter shot. Simple, but effective and well shown.

Merry Christmas -- and best wishes for a warm, dry, and joyous New Year.


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