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A lonely Winter Day

A lonely Winter Day
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Copyright: Donna Rasmussen (captainsgirl) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 491 W: 6 N: 997] (4088)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2007-12-24
Categories: Trees
Camera: Cannon EOS Rebel XTi, 55-200 1:4.5-5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Happy New Year 2008 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-01 13:44
Viewed: 5052
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Happy New Year TrekNature Friends!

The photo I took on Christmas Eve when there was a storm brewing on Lake Erie as there is right now while I type this information. I took the photo in color but took Kaths suggestion with my last post and decided to post this one in Black and White, actually I feel it fits my mood today.

Its a tough time of year to be alone , I'm sure I'm not the only one either but I just found out yesterday that my Husband is Not coming home on Wednesday as planned but on Saturday, okay not that big of a difference but we will now miss my Great Aunts 100th Birthday party and my family reunion so I have to admit to be feeling like this photo a bit today. The life of being married to a sailor!

I wish for all of you the brightest and happiest 2008 and I look forward to bright and shinny days!

Thanks for visting my gallery and sorry for my Whining..:o)

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Sailor might be a pretty big understatement:-) but the shot isn't. It says quite a bit about winter around the great lakes. I have gone through many a weeks of deep depression back east in Ohio during winter. Unlike SADDS, I was depressed because it was a hard few weeks making a living at news photography...drives to assignments too on a whole new meaning...have to have it on my desk...scared me when I heard those words...so to me...yes..I think I may have somewhere a few pics similar to this taken back in theearly 1970's...you pass along the mood real well in the conversion...well I have said enough to not cheer you, so go grab a small glass of sherry and sit down to some quiet music...

Hello Donna,
very pleasant shot, black and with is a excellent choice for a splecial ambiance, lovely point of view and very nice composition,
all the best for 2008

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-01-01 14:31]

Hola Donna. Exelent photo. Nice colors in B&W.
I know how You feel, but sometimes we the Husbands have to work and let alone the family, it happens to me sometimes too.

Hello Donna,
I loved this composition of yours in a B/W format that really suitable for the cold winter scenery!
good clarity with lots of details to view
wishing you well

hi donna,
beautiful composition. b/w format is looking good for this winter with a storm brewing. the placement of the tree is nice. tfs.

Hi Donna and Happy New Year
Burrrr! This image really shows the wrath of winter. The blowing snow gives me chills. You sure captured this winter scene well.

That's amazing your great aunt is 100, wow it's a real milestone for sure. I wonder if she will get a letter from the queen?

TFS Janice

hello donna,
i wish that the hubby dear will make up when he is back, this picture is a great one and the choice of b& w suits the sentiments of the post, pleasing composition,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-01-01 19:28]

Hi Donna,
Outstanding beginning to the new year. Wonderful shot. Wish you give us such beautiful images to enjoy throughout 2008, MF. I eagerly look foward to every moment here on TN with you and our entire community.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-01-01 19:34]

Hello Donna,
Fine image and a good choice for black and white. The nasty storms are delaying your reunion with your Captain, Dang.
Thanks for this lovely stormy image.

Hello Donna,
You capture the mood very well here!
A very well composed presentation, and don't forget we're approaching brighter days now...
Pablo -

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-01-03 10:33]
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Hi Donna

Thanks for your good wishes and for this interesting B&W image. Quite a storm kicking up in the BG.

With appreciation for all the other wonderful postings you shared with us throughout the year and may there still be loads and loads of the same for the coming year.

As we now have already entered into the New Year...
a belated hope that this year will open up more opportunities for you, and lead you unto the path of continued success, happiness & good health.

Take time to enjoy God's creation and live life to the full.

A wonderful 2008 for YOU and your loved ones.

Best regards

Hi Donna,

Some days of winter can be very difficult account of the weather, today in the Montreal area it is cold -20 to -24C. Your photo show that kind of weather with the blowing snow and another for loliness, every one stays inside. Well done, thanks for sharing.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-01-04 8:43]

Hi Donna.
Thank you for the charming, true winter (cold) picture and warm words of note. Excellent reflections of the state of weather. POV and composition, light tones of the shot are excellent. My best regards and best wishes in 2008.

Hello Donna a fine composition and a good B/w shot nice contrast. Best wishes for the new yr Rgds Necip.

hi donna
you really do get winter and show it well.
stuck in hospital at mo after op.
take care

Hi Donna,
Beautiful picture of this landscape in black & White, lovely composition and great details, a well taken picture and nice contrast in the B & W. very well done.

Dear Donna
Very intersting B/W scene you show us :o)
Perfect composition,exposure and POV,Superb shot.

Best wishes for 2008

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