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Winter Sunset

Winter Sunset
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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/16, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-04 10:07
Viewed: 4164
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 42
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This was one of those "stop the car" moments, where I jumped out and snapped the shot before getting "rear ended"! I think I should make a bumper sticker for TN'ers that says "Caution! This vehicle makes sudden stops for photo ops."

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Hallo Evelynn
This is a fairy tale picture. A Winter Wonderland scene. Something I would print, frame and put it on my wall. This is really lovely. I admire the timing here, capturing the sunlight just at the right spot. This scene works like a magnet to me. The colours and scenery are really wonderful. Great sharpness and exposure. Lovely presentation. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-03-04 10:26]

Hi Evelynn,
the light here is sublime, i can see why you were so desperate to stop and capture it! Perfect framing and POV, very well done!

Hi Evelynn,
You capture a very tranquil moment and the image is very relaxing to view, reminds me of going through the Cascades in White pass the other day. Very lovely. :)

Hi Evelynn!

Such a beauty! Nothing much to say about, just looking at it again and again! The atmosphere and the colors are fabulous, the composition is perfect. It's one of those marvellous pictures that evoke emotions, deep ones. And your comment is so humorous! My wife sometimes believes that we have a lot of guardian angels because of my unpredictable stops...


Kind regards


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-03-04 12:27]
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Hello Evelynn,
This is really magnificent!! What a splendid composition and the light and colours are fabulous! Definitely a favourite of mine!
Many thanks and cheers, Ulla

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-03-04 12:33]

Hello Evelynn,
What a beautiful scenery. Fantastic light and POV. Great colours and an excellent composition.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-03-04 13:37]

Hi Evelynn

This definitely looks like one of those "stop the car" moments :)
What a splendid mood here! I love the warm band over the horizon contrasting in temperature with everything else in the picture.
I'm impressed by the quality of the details you managed here on these trees - which considering their position, one might have expected them to be more like silhouettes, especially at such a fast shutter speed. It's all absolutely beautiful.
I like the composition with the parallel verticals and i like the square format of the photo, too.
Lovely job!

Bravo and TFS

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-03-04 14:43]

Hi Evelynn

A great view excellently captured. Beautiful colours and good detail.



I relate to the stopping the car thing, I do that quite often,
Great shot by the way, I like how you framed the light with the trees,
Great image,


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-03-04 16:57]

Hola Evelynn.
We never know when, but sometimes it is waiting to take a great photo. You had the right feeling and here it is. Beautiful photo Evelynn. Great image.

Hi Evelyn. Hauntingly beautiful. No riot of colour, just subtle tones, soft light and a strong mood of isolation and silence. regards. Klaudio.

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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2008-03-04 17:48]

Hi Evelynn,
This is so relaxing to look at! Great composition with lovely soft light. Nice point of view.
Well done.

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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2008-03-04 18:41]

Hi Evelynn,

Lovely composition and very peaceful to look at!
Amazing light which gives a beautiful atmosphere to your image.
Very well done!


Hi Evelynn,
Wonderful winterís landscape, stunning light, well framed and composed, really nice work all the best Cheers Rick :)

Hi Evelynn

Indeed a great capture. Beautifully composed with lovely warm tones.


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-05 19:44]

Hello Evelynn

I need one of those bumper stickers!
This is fascinating and very beautiful.
Lovely lighting and colours.
I like the DOF ,the foreground trees look wonderful,and allow us to see just enough of the horizon.
The lighting in the sky is terrific,this shot has a wonderful atmosphere to it.


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-03-06 19:29]
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Hello Evelynn,
Well you know how much I love your fall photos with all that brilliant color, well this image with the lack of color is truly amazing and definately a favorite, thanks Evelynn.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-03-07 7:25]
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**sigh** another day, another great landscape! :-) Thank you Evelynn for this perfectly done shot, the composition is just awesome and I love that horizontal band of orange light, thanks!


Hi Evelynn,
I like the moody, cold, darkness coming soon, and quitness that this image evokes so well. Nicely composed and framed. tfs

Ciao Evelynn!
What a beatiful pic!
Lighness, colors and pov are really fantastic!

Composition 5/5
Impact 4/5
Depth of Field 5/5
Difficulty 4/5
Colours 4/5
Light 5/5

Overall 4/5

Well done.

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