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Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice
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Copyright: Evelynn Smith (Evelynn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2025 W: 741 N: 3285] (14454)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-21
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 17-85 IS
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-23 0:38
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Having bid farewell to autumn it was only fitting that the weather cleared on the 21st of December. We had had solid rain for a couple of weeks, and then it cleared for one day. We grabbed our snowshoes and headed for the hills that Mother Nature had frosted with a fresh snow. Now the rains are back for what looks like another couple of weeks. AGGGH!

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Hi Evelynn, superb winter view with a lot of snow, splendid composition, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • medio Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 27 W: 2 N: 35] (181)
  • [2007-12-23 1:24]

Hello Evelynn,

Precious picture postcard seems to have some very good tone and a good frame definition, congratulations.
Greetings Jose

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-12-23 1:41]

Hey Evelynn,
you have my utmost sympathy regarding the rain, but at least you managed to get out and get this beauty on your one clear day. I wish i could use some snow shoes!
Perfect exposure on the snow and your composition is superb...a true winter wonderland, very well done.

What a winter shot! Lovely composition of the lighting on the snow and the POV is really great.
Well done and Merry Christmas,
Nick :-)

Helo Evelynn,

It's really a christmas card. There are 3 beautiful points of view. The fresh snow, the pinetrees with snow and the blue sky. The photo is sharp, with a great POV and BG. Very natural colours. Only shame of that track in the snow. A merry christmas and a happy new year. Regards and TFS BOB

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-12-23 4:19]

Hello Evelynn,
Nature had suppied you with great beauty and you captures it superbly as you always do, this is beautiful Evelynn, thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Wonderful image Evelynn. It is a classic shot but it is YOURS and this one is done so very well. The white of winter is almost overwhelming if it were not for the beauty. Normally I would see a driveway here with a days worth of shoveling:-) That happened too oft4en in the wilderness....a nice reminder that I no longer have this chore....

Hi Evelynn,
This is one of the nicest winter scenery that I have seen! Composition, exposure and details are superb and this sky is amazing. I hope that we will not have too much rain because the snow is so beautiful at the moment. Thanks and Happy Holidays!

Hello Evelynn,
Definitely another season you stepped in:-)
Beautiful composition; White Christmas you might think if you don't take the rain into account...
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-12-23 11:08]

Wonderful landscape, Evelynn!
It's strange to see 'not yellow' picture from you, but photo is perfect. Thnks for sharing

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-12-23 11:21]

Hello Evelynn

This is beautiful! I went out and tried to achieve something like this,we must have nearly 100 cm of snow out there...but I just am not good enough at landscapes.I always use my 70-300 and pack light so I must make an effort to use my other lens.
I love the vertical look of the shot,the low POV and the way the path curves into the perspective...leaves me wanting to explore around the bend.
The snow laden trees are magnificent.
That beautiful blue sky with just enough cloud makes a perfect back drop.
This is as they say, a picture,perfect postcard.


hi evelynn!
A very nice pic with a
great winterfeeling
very nice composition and
a perfect exposure
very good!

hello Evelynn

this is a wonderful Christmas time image,
beautiful colours, great contrast beetween the image's
middle tons and the bakcground's sky,
and i love the pov and vertical framing of the image


i wish you Merry Christmas


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-12-23 19:14]

Hi Evelynn.- Next season Winter. Oh boy what a nice photo. You have a very fine phtoso of our 4 season. All Your photos are just wonderful.
I like all of them.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Hello Evelynn,
Yeah, I can see brighter times in the end of that road..!
A wonderful winter scenery, seems like the whole world have more snow than we have.......
But this is the time to bring out cross country skies!
Seasonal greetings from Norway,
Pablo -


What an absolutely gorgeous picture. Beautiful snow shot. Great composition and clarity.

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  • NINIX Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 47 N: 355] (3001)
  • [2007-12-24 1:18]

Hi Evelynn,

Beautifull with this thick snow cover. We were already happy with a bit of frozen fog.

Thanks for sharing.

Happy Christmas to you and your family,


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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-12-24 7:14]

Hi Evelynn,
I like this very much. You have lots of snow there. Very good composition with the trees on both sides and the nice blue sky in the back. The trail leads the eye all the way to the back of the picture.
Good choisen pov and a joy to look at.
Merry Christmas to you and your family

Hi Evelynn,
It seems that the winter has really started. TN is getting bombarded with real winter photos. My thoughts are the opposite of Bob when it comes to the track. They give more interest to the photo. As to who and what walked there before you? They also add as a perfect leadline and makes you wonder what surprise can be found around the bend.
I remember you previous snow photos. At that time I fell in love with the the beautiful shapes of the tall pine trees covered with snow. That love is still there. The blue sky adds a wonderful color element to the composition.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-12-25 22:59]

Wow... Picture-perfect.
Breathtakingly beautiful,
and expertly captured.
TFS. ; )

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-12-27 4:42]

Hello Evelynn, superb shot ! Very well composed, great management of the high lights and the details are very sharp ! Well done, thanks ! Happy new year !


Beautiful shot of this winter wonderland Evelynn.
Nicely composed as usual. I like how the trail curves into the BG. Beautiful color and light.
Well done

Hi Evelynn,
A scene that reminds me of my trip to Finland a few years back....the trees laden with snow, the silence and calm that a layer of snow brings. A lovely composition with the trail leading off and I like the perspective making the trees tall and towering.Sad to hear the rains washed it away....Happy Holidays.
Regards, David

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2008-01-06 4:42]

Bonjour Evelynn,

Cette endroit resemble beaucoup chez moi. Bonne prise et parfaite exposition.
Merci pour le partage.

A beautiful capture of these wintering trees, it is a breath of fresh air when I look into this peaceful image you captured so well. The settings couldn't be any better. TFS Evelynn :)

Great composition Evelynn,
The blue sky tops off the image predominated by white famously.
Excellent detail, color, and depth..And all that snow..Wish I could've slapped on a pair of snowshoes & taken a spin myself! :)

I love how you captured a crowning look to the trees. Wonderful. TFS

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