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wash your spirit clean

wash your spirit clean
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Copyright: Larry Doyle (techranger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 233 W: 9 N: 1075] (3462)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-02-10
Categories: Trees
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ20
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-02-11 5:10
Viewed: 2800
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a capture from "round two" of snowstorms hitting us in the mid-atlantic region of the USA... more specifically... central Pennsylvania... about 35 inches total for the two storms. Not as much as Baltimore and Washington DC however... who had, in some places, over 4 feet of the white stuff.

Winds here made it blizzard-like conditions and this morning we have some huge drifts to contend with.

This shot was taken at the edge of the woods from our backyard. The wind produced, at times, a complete white-out.

“Keep close to Nature's heart...
and break clear away, once in awhile,
and climb a mountain
or spend a week in the woods.
Wash your spirit clean.”
- John Muir

Taken as per my usual. :)

jhm, roges, uleko, goatman04, nglen, CeltickRanger, jaycee has marked this note useful
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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-02-11 5:17]

Hello Larry,

We get here in Belgium almost every day images on TV of the snow storm in America.
This is a excellent image suitable perfect to the TV images..
Sharpness and clarity are superb.
Nice composition and good of colors.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-02-11 5:27]

Hi Larry,
still a beautiful picture.
Your landscapes are very beautiful winter with very good POV.
Excellent player with excellent details.
Some simple but very beautiful images.
Have a nice day,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-02-11 6:02]

Hello Larry,
We've heard about your bad snowstorms and you've certainly captured it very well here! A beautiful and very dramatic sight showing the heavy snow on the spruce and the wild wind stirring the snow beyond. A great composition!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-02-11 6:05]

Lovely landscape, too beautiful to describe. tfs.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-02-11 6:09]

Hi Larry
Great capture and lovely note.
I thing you have right with your message:we must wash our spirit.

Hello Larry,
Pure beauty.

Bonjour Larry
C'est un merveilleux paysage que tu nous présentes avec toute cette neige qui nou montre que l'hiver en a encore pour quelques temps . Les couleurs sont très jolies ,les détails et la composition sont supers.
Merci et au revoir...JP

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2010-02-11 6:53]

Always nice to read some John Muir :o) what a image Larry, i'm not sure if i'm envious of your weather or not...it would be great to see scenes like this, but not with the ensuing chaos they inevitabley cause. The branches in the right of the shot look like white gloved hands..wonderful. Take care!

Hello Larry,

This is a great capture with such fine details, sharpness & wintry/snowy setting. Lovely POV in this 3-4 feet of heavy snow.

Well taken, composed & presented. TFS & stay warm & safe...Larry!

Best regards.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-02-11 11:43]

Hi Larry. This has to be the best picture of a snow scenei have seen the winter. It looks so nice fron here but must be hard to live with. The trees are now geting covered. Well taken TFs.

Very nice balance of boughs and limbs Larry. It's especialy nice to see the snow falling as well. TFS Trevor

hello Larry

a very very beautil atmosphere winter scenery photo,
shot with vry fine POV, DOF and appropriate framing,
i love the background of your photo, beautiful composition,



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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-02-11 15:30]

Hi Larry,

There have been many pictures of snow on the news from your part of the country. They are quite different from your beautiful shots and are rather depressing. It's nice to see the finer side of Nature and to be able to appreciate its beauty.


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