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Greetings & Thanks

Greetings & Thanks
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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, @ ISO 400
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-24 7:50
Viewed: 3977
Points: 78
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo marks a couple of milestones. I posted my first photo on December 27, 2005 so this is almost a 2 year anniversary post. Today is also the day that I reached 10,000 points!!! So... I want to take this opportunity to THANK all of you for your time and thoughtful critiques of all those photos. I have learned so much.

I started on TN using a little point and shoot and my husband knew nothing of photography. TN inspired both of us and has changed our lives. We now travel with pounds and pounds of camera gear and have actually learned how to use some of it. : ) Our lives sort of revolve around photography now, and we don't regret it a bit. It ties all our varied activities together.

I took this photo on winter solstice about an hour and a half from my home... where we had had nothing but gray skies and incessant rain for weeks. It was a special day.

I also want to wish all of you a wonderful holiday season. I hope the new year will be a good one for you... and for Mother Nature.

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To Aramok: Thanks for the CritiqueEvelynn 1 12-25 17:26
To earthtraveler: Thanks for the CritiqueEvelynn 1 12-24 18:50
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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-12-24 8:02]

Hello Evelynn ,A Beautifull shot from the snow trees ,congratulations with youre points , you have great shots , We wish you and the famely Merry Cristmas and Happy new Year . Greetings Teunie .

Hi Evelynn.- Congratulations for Your 10,000 points. You are an exelent photographer, all your photos has that particular thing that I call "Feeling" I always say that when a photo takes more than one minute to see it all, it is a great photo. Yours take me 5.
Merry Christmas, and thanks for let me see Your photos.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-12-24 8:12]

Merry Christmas Evelynn,
Congratulations too on all your milestones, may there me many more milestones to celebrate. Your love of the out of doors come through in all your beautiful images.

Hello Evelynn,
Nice light. Strong compo. Moody. Good colours e.g. blue sky.
Happy Holidays and 10000 congrats.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-12-24 8:33]

Hi Evelynn
My congratulations on so many significant events also as well as on amazing greetings. Great pictured scene, taken with extreme skill. Bravo and TFS.
Happy New Year and Merry Christmas to you.

hello evelynn,
lovely capture of this beautiful scene, the snow on the trees look great, pleasing composition, nice colours,
tfs & regards

Wish you and your family Merry Christmas

hello Evelynn

Happy Hilidays to you too and happy 2nd anniversary in TN,
very beautiful Christams time image, great light, beautiful
blue sky and excellent details on the image

i specially like the pov of tje image
that in french for this pov they say « en contre-plongé »
translation « againts diving », TFS


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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-12-24 9:14]
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Hello Evelynn!
Great composition and wonderful atmosphere of winter holidays. Very good exposure and detail. Beautiful trees and nice sky.
But I don't like the red frame, sorry.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-12-24 9:19]

Hi Evelynn,
many congratulations on the points, the anniversary and most of all the sucess you have obviously achieved with your photography too..your story is much the same as mine in many respects!
My best wishes to you, your husband and your family this christmas.
(oh yeah...great shot too by the way ;o)

Another very nice snow picture. It really is great when the snow level drops low and you can find treasures like this so close to home without a very long drive high into the mountains.

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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 11:33]

Hi Evelynn

First of all a big "THANK YOU!" to you, for being with us all this time and for posting so many photos and for writing such nice notes all the time and for commenting and criticizing so well on all our posts!
I like to look at it like this: we owe you a big "thanks" for all of that!

This is a very nice card for these wonderful occasions - all those milestones and of course Christmas.
I see you have plenty of snow in the hills nearby...i would like that too...

Anyway, it's a lovely shot and would like to take this opportunity and wish you and all your family a warm and sincere Merry Christmas and just good things, health and happiness for the year to come!

TFS and Happy Holidays!

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-12-24 12:22]

Hola Evelynn,
preciosa postal de felicitación...
bella composición, efectivo pov,

Merry Christmas

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-12-24 13:04]

Hello Evelynn,
First of all many congratulations on your 2 year anniversary and for reaching 10,000 points just today. You have a lot to celebrate in one go!! Thanks also for this beautiful card! No snow here I'm afraid so I'm really enjoying looking at this beautiful composition in wonderful colours and sharp details - and a blue sky!!
I hope you'll have a joyful Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-12-24 15:10]

How beautiful scene for a Christmas card, dear Evelynn! Magnificent shot, so crisp and clear and with a very beautiful Christmas presentation.
Thank you very much!

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-12-24 15:53]

Hello dear Evelynn,
Congratulations for this 2nd year anniversary post, and also congrats for the 10,000th point :o) And thank you for all your wonderful photographs and all your contributions to TN.
Greetings and Merry Christmas :o)

Hello Eveylnn,
Happy Holidays to you as well! Love the big everygreen trees covered with all that snow! Nice to see the sunshining on them too! Have a wonderful Christmas Season TFs

Thank you Evelynn for the warm holiday greeting.
Congrats on your growth here and in the field. Also thanks for sharing from the bounty of your photographic treasures.
This is a lovely composition for the season.
Spruce? in their winter glory.

  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2007-12-24 18:47]

Hello Evelynn,
Congratulations on the 2 years completed and for the 10000 points.Beautiful image of the snow capped trees to wish us HAppy Holidays.
Merry Xmas and Happy Holidays to you too,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-12-24 20:46]

Hello Evelynn

Another wonderful snowy scene.
The lighting is excellent and it illuminates the trees well.
Lovely blue skies are the perfect backdrop for the pristine white snow.This type of scene makes the Winter worth living.I look forward to the sunny skies following the snow.
I think the vertical composition was the right choice with the very tall conifers.
Excellent POV and DOF.
Nicely done.


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-12-25 0:27]

Hi Evelynn,
Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you too.
Wonderful card a beautiful picture for the occasion. The snow covered trees and landscape looks majestic and illustrates the ambience pretty well. The sky looks fantastic. Excellent POV to portray this charming scenery and very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-12-25 0:59]

Hi Evelynn

Thanks for this beautiful gesture and for this lovely image and also for all the wonderful postings you shared with us throughout the year.

All the best for you and your loved ones during this festive season and beyond into the New Year that looms ahead.

May God shower his choicest blessings on you and your family this Christmas, and for the New Year I wish for you:
Health to Enjoy each day in Comfort,
Copious measures of Love from Friends and Family,
The Exquisite Beauty of Nature,
Wisdom to Choose priorities Sensibly,
Prosperity and the Best of everything,
Generosity so you may Share the above,
Overflowing Happiness and Abundant Joy,
and a Youthful Excitement at life's Simple Pleasures,

Warmest regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-12-25 1:19]

Hello Evelynn,
Thanks for all the good wishes. Congratulations with the 10.000.
Fantastic winter landscape presentation.
Merry Christmas,

Hello Evelynn,

Congrats with your 2 years and more then 10.000 points ! An excellent result. A beautiful winterlandscape. It is a real Christmascard. Thanks for sharing. And a happy holidays to. Regards and TFS BOB

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-12-25 3:08]

Hi Evelynn,
Congratulations: 2 years and 10,000 points and a great photo of a winterlandscape.
Very nice pinetrees with lots of snow and a great looking sky.
TFS Paula, merry christmas

Ciao Evelynn, splendid Christmas card with wonderful trees full of snow, good light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio


Very nice composition, I love all that snow on the trees. Merry Christmas to you and happy holidays!


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-12-25 7:34]

Hello Evelynn ! Merry Christmas ! Great seasonal shot for sure, perfect composition and great and crisp details ! Perfectly exposed sky and snow ! Wonderful, thanks !


Hi Evelynn

Merry Christmas and congrats, twice over.

Lovely trees, they make for an excellent Christmas card. I made quite a few of my own cards this year - do you ever do the same?


It is late and I have such a big family...Angelina made me count...20 kids, spouses and their kids but only half showed up. Others are in other states or countries....
It is a wonderful Christmas on TN. Your card really does look like a card:-) I wonder if you printed and sent anything now that you are retired. I have wood block and linoleum block intricate carved cards here which my parents cut and printed. I still have th printing press...a screwlike wooden device...It is a centerpiece in the living room...where we all saw your card here on TN tonight on the big screen TV...everyone was impressed...even I. My kids hooked up the computer to he big screen..Looks great!

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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 22:58]

Congratulations, Evelynn, on your 2nd anniversary and your 10,000 points milestone.
I think I speak for all the members of TN that we want to thank YOU for posting such incredible images and sharing us such amazing vistas with us in the past two years!
You inspire me with your multi-faceted talents and your determination with honing your photographic skills.
Happy 2008 to you, and may it bring you many wonderful photo adventures with Jerry. : )
maybe we can tag along with you guys on some of them. : )

Hello Evelynn,
This is a lovely winter image.... a well balanced composition so full of light!
Congrats with the milestones, and thank you for hundreds of fine images!
Seasonal greetings from Norway,
Pablo -


Hi Evelynn,
A superb winter landscape that makes a classic card, I wish we got beautiful snow like that. We mostly get ice here in the mid-west. Spot on exposure witah excellent composition. A classic that is very well done. I love it!

Hi Evelynn,
What a wonderful holiday image, luv the light and colors, very well composed..
Congratulations on two years of fine images.
And Happy Holidays to you also!

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-12-27 17:13]

Bonjour Evelynn,

Bonne et heureuse année à toi et vos proche,
Merci pour le partage.


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-12-28 12:47]

Hi Evelynn

What a beautifully composed winter image. Lovely light, perfectly exposed and beautifully sharp. Congratulations on all those points!!!

I hope you had a lovely Christmas



Hello Eveylnn what gorgeous view nice crisp detail and clear air, good light and nice message Have a great New year rgds Necip.

Hi Evelynn,

This is a beautiful winter image and I like the snowy trees very much. Great colours, light, composition and POV and just a beautiful picture of nature.
Thanks for sharing and a happy 2008!

Greetings, Nel

Hi Evelynn,

Congratulations with these fantastic millestones (2 Years TN and 10,000 points)
Beautiful winter scene
Superb compo with perfect colors and POV

TFS and Happy new Year

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


Hi Evelynn,
Sorry for not seeing this one sooner, it is a very beautiful gift for all especially for Christmas. I hope you and your family had a fantastic Christmas and New Year's day. :)

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