Mixed Bag of Frozen Landscape
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2007-11-28 6:04]
Hi Bob, beautiful composition full of snow, great forest with splendid colors, very well done, ciao Silvio
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2007-11-28 6:05]
We are neighbors today. Beautiful patch of snow. Very good composition and nicely framed with a good DOF. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- Heaven (7912)
- [2007-11-28 6:19]
I read your wonderful notes like a novel and found myself dreaming in my office... instead of working!
Thanks for this!
Well, your story with the bear is fascinating. Some idiots want to bring it back to Switzerland, too! Imagine that poor animal! Put a tent over switzerland and you have the biggest adventure park of the world... Our place is too small and it's a pleasure to hear that there are spots where bears still can live.
Oh, and if I would answer your question: why not entering that wonderful forest... but only with a good rifle in the hands!
- PaulH (13882)
- [2007-11-28 6:46]
Once again you transport us to another place and time with a combination of great writing and a slice of wilderness to look at as we read...i can imagine the excitment and fear of making yourself ready to fend off such a fierce and hungry animal. I am glad you didn't have to resort to anything fatal. Hats off to you, Mr Shannon.
That track above makes me want to walk into it and just keep going. The sound of a snowy silence resonates here...very well framed for us to peer into.
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2007-11-28 8:03]
i wonder are you a better photgrapher or a better writer, i guess you are both but on top of that you are a good human being and it reflects in your work. you know how to shoot a image which please to the eyes and write such lovely notes which touches the heart, no doubt that you are loved so much here,
once again a wonderul job,
well done ,
tfs & regards
- fartash (5161)
- [2007-11-28 8:53]
I agree with Pankaj here :o)
Great exposure ,composition and POV,
Brr!! Well thought out composition, the use of the vehicle tracks adds movement in contrast to the strong verticals of the trees. I also like the few remaining red leaves or berries in the bottom left of the frame.
- nglen (36145)
- [2007-11-28 11:02]
Hi Bob This is a true winter shot of the woods. A good compostion with fine detail. your notes are so interesting there become an evening read like reading the next chapter of a book. with pictures. well done TFS.
I see your first snow of winter finally arrived!
very good exposure and focus in the shot too!
I enjoyed reading your wonderful notes indeed
all the best, Bob!
- angybone (7684)
- [2007-11-28 17:49]
Lovely artistic composition with the curve leading deep into the photo. Wonderful dynamic range - the whites and darks all well exposed. Beautiful shot!!
- tiklod (3397)
- [2007-11-28 18:18]
A simple but great picture! Excellent details on all parts of this landscape. Traces on snow are an intresting way to present the perspective of this shot!
Best wishes Bob,
- Mana (18598)
- [2007-11-29 0:29]
Wonderful shot and you have illustrated the place and the natural environment so very well. The wheel marking swirls our eyes too. Great lighting and exposure of the snow covered land and I like your chosen POV to portray this scene. Very nicely composed too. Kudos.
It is not just the effect of winter on this bit of landscape, the trees show the results of other forces in nature. It is a bit of forest that could well be in Sweden if one doesn't examine the botany. The technical aspects are of the high standard that one would expect from a retired pro.
Thanks for posting this and for your kind words on my 300th.
Crystals are forming in my eyes and I am told that cataracts are on the way as well as the threat of glaucoma. Best to use the eyes while we can!
- arfer (0)
- [2007-11-29 9:26]
A very inviting path in the snowy woods.
I like the composition and how the serpentine pathway leads beyond the trees leaving our imaginations to do the rest.
The snow covered trees makes a beautiful accent to the forest scene.
Well focused with lovely detail.
The rich greens of the evergreens give a lovely earthy feel to the shot,and the yellows and subtle oranges brighten up the landscape.
I really like these shots of yours; the ones that make me feel I'm actually there, walking along the track about to walk around a corner. I'm not aware of anyone else who does this, and certainly no-one who can actually make it work photographically.
- joey (24909)
- [2007-11-30 1:12]
this is what I am waiting for in England: Snow, snow and more SNOW! Sadly it has snowed in most parts of England except my area! We just feel the freezing temperature here. :)
Great capture of this beautiful scene.
Exposing snow correctly is very hard yet you have succeeded in doing so perfectly!
I like how the track leads of round the corner making the viewer wonder about where it's heading.
Good all-round sharpness, detail and clarity.
- Adanac (21378)
- [2007-11-30 4:11]
Yes I would love to walk into this scene and to have you as my guide and teacher. To photograph a bear in its' den, to taste wild strawberries again and smell the damp leaves and fresh snow all mingled together. I have slept in the bell holes around trees in the winter for makeshift shelter. When I was at Stewart B.C. this year I asked Bob the owner of the campground how thier winter was because I had noticed a great deal of avalanche damage and he said they had 33 feet of snow last winter. I would like to see that someday.
How can you come up with such great notes like this one ? And the picture is just about the same, great ! Thanks for all this Bob !
- pierrefonds (12974)
- [2007-12-03 4:52]
A nice image of the ground covered with snow and of the trees, the photo has a good composition, DOF and beautiful colors. thanks for sharing.
- NinaM (4077)
- [2007-12-03 14:22]
Hi Bob, I notice I missed quite a few of your pictures and this note is also so very touching. What a quality in those colours, it reproduces so well a beautiful yet simple place in the woods. Those are the colours we see in the woods and it is difficult to capture in picture. You must feel this place in your skin. thanks for sharing not only the place but your feeling with it.