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Still Ice Fog

Still Ice Fog
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Copyright: Robert Shannon Sr (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-22
Categories: Trees
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-01-23 13:12
Viewed: 3029
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A lone, and very small Palouse Black Cottonwood. And of course it is taken here yesterday out on the Palouse prairies and hills...where snows truly make one snow blinded..I am surround by white so bright, even without sun. It makes me dizzy...I stopped in the middle of the road for this one..

The Palouse Black Cottonwood will grow to a rather large size if allowed to stand...I have seen may of these..the largest usually in small groves of 3-4 and maybe 5 but no more...

Leica D-Lux2 16:9 Cropped
Hand held and blinded with NO LCD
nor rangefinder...just blind luck
and good sense of balance:-)
I feel grounded!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-01-23 13:17]

Hi Bob. You are still in the grips of a hard winter , which your picture shows . The sky looks full of snow. with snow as far as the eye can see. The lone Cottonwood stands alone in a sea of white. wel ldone TFS.

have a good weekend.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-01-23 14:25]

Hi Bob,

The Cottonwood is reflecting your feelings - enough is enough. Your "blind" shot produced another beautiful winter scene which is wonderful for someone to see who doesn't look out of the window day after day and see nothing but sights like this. Rain here - not as pretty as your snow.


hello Bob

another of your winter beautiful scenery Landscape photo,
shot with always fine POV and DOF, i love the way the field
it is framed by the left side tree and vegetations
and ny the background of the image, TFS


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2009-01-23 18:44]

Hello My Friend,
I am happy you are getting out a bit, I know you still are in pain but a trip to the Palouse has to lift your spirits. Very nice image of your recent weather, tahnk you for sharing Bob.

Hello Bob,
Very nice winter scene, goos composition, shaRPNESS, DEPTH OF FIELD AND CLARITY.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2009-01-23 20:34]

Hello Bob,
That looks soooo cold! Here in Arizona is already hot, great
shot.. Keep warm


Hello Bob,
The winter scenes you have been sharing with us from your part of the country have been amazing.I love snow and has been lucky enough to see and walk around the snow covered hillside just once.Your pictures bring a sense of deja vu.I realise reading your notes, the whiteness of snow can sometimes become blinding..the light it can spread can be quite appalling...
I like your composition of the miles of stretching prairy land in with light fog.I see there is a track where vehicles have made a curve/a turn.The little tree has a nice structure, i wondered how much a little more cropped compositon-with just the tree in the FG and the rest of the land stretching would look like.So i tried a workshop with some crop.Just for a thought....Hope you won't mind.

Thanks and cheers

Hi Bob,

Amazing color shot looking like a black and white. Even the sky is colorless. Well taken shot with ample depth and clarity. I think the tree sits right on the sweet spot. Very cold panoramic scene and TFS.

Have a great weekend and best regards,

Hi Bob, this is a 100% different scene from where I live... And I have posted a workshop just for you taken today close to home.

I do like your composition here with the Palouse Black Cottonwoods growing. It must be hard on your eyes from the glare of the snow. It is a lovely scene, and you teach us a lot about where you live

Thank you

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-01-24 8:35]

Bob, You seem to be in a great winter time. Ganesh

Dear Bob,
Another wonderful panoramic scene from your part of subcontinent with widespread icy uniformity & bold small Palouse Black Cottonwood. Hope it grows to glory. TFS.

Namastay Bob,
A beautiful snowy landscape. It is amazing that you captured it without viewfinder and LCD display. Very well done. Hope your D-LUX gets well soon. Thanks a lot for sharing.


Hi Bob,
I admire the gentle waves of rolling hills, the rows of vegetation leading into the depth of distance, the splendid feeling of free space, the blinding white with the centre just slightly brighter than the rest under the soft cushion of fog. A most perfect composition, a beautiful image of winter in the prairies - blind luck?
With thanks and best regards,

Again that sense of solitude...almost a sadness, a lonliness but strong at the same time. Your photos have that feeling quite often. I know there's a word for it, but I can't think of it.

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