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Three years on TN

Three years on TN
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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-10
Categories: Trees
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S Nikkor 18-70mm 1:3.5-4.5G ED DX, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-04 6:41
Viewed: 5403
Points: 112
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello dear TN friends,

Today, 4 December 2009, I am three years a part of the TN community. And it still feels great. Because of this special day I thought I place a different photo. A photo from a place which is dear to me. And it’s only one kilometre from my house in my hometown. This is how a big part of my hometown is looking at, but without the snow of course.


In this three years I’ve learned how to photograph. When I look back at my photos before the TN period, I can only conclude that I’ve made a huge progress. Thanks to you.

Outside my own photos I love to watch at the masterpieces of others. And then every day I realise that I still have to learn a lot.

Since I’m a member of TN my life is changed. If possible I enjoy the site every day. And I have many friends now all over the world. That also means a lot to me. A fantastic hobby.

This photo I made on one of the happiest days from last year. I was ice skating that whole lovely winter day. At the end of the afternoon a splendid sunlight was shining over the ice and together with the snow everything coloured so beautiful. So I went home and picked up my camera. The atmosphere was gorgeous.
I hope you like it too.
Do you see the pheasant?

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2009-12-04 6:47]

Hallo Peter.

Van harte gefeliciteerd met je derde verjaardag en dat met zo'n prachtige sfeerfoto, het lijkt wel een schilderij.
Complimenten, niet alleen voor deze maar ook voor je andere foto's en je reacties.
Een fijne dag nog.

Gr. Hans

Hello Peter,
CONGRATULATIONS!!! Thanks a great dedication! fantastic winter landscape, i think that this rime is wonderful with a superb lighting.
Thanks again for your remarkable contributions on TN.
Best regards

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-12-04 6:59]

Colors are great!
The white of the snow and the colors of the tree with the blue of the river.....beautiful!

Hello Peter,
Congratulations on your third year! Wonderful winter scenery!
Thanks for all contributions too.


CONGRATS, Peter!!!
Three years is a long time, and while I complete two years next year, I feel in this period I've learnt a lot, earned a lot many friends and seen a lot of natural beauty, and all this makes me want more of the same!!! I've loved looking at your pix, which has been a constant in my time here on TN.
An awesome shot, almost like a canvas of waters....

Ciao Peter, congratulations for your three years on TN, thanks to you for this lovely dedication and for all your splendidi photos on TN, this one is fantastic, magic frozen composition, enchanted view of wonderful place, great light and colors, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Peter,

A big congratulation on your 3 years on TN!

This is an excellent landscape/winter scene capture with fine colors, sharpness & beautiful setting. Great POV & composition. Very well taken & presented. Yes...I just saw the pheasant!

TFS & best regards.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-12-04 7:29]
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Hello Peter,
Congratulations on reaching your 4th year on TN!
I have enjoyed viewing your images, especially all the bird shots that include captures from your visits abroad. I have also noticed a gradual improvement to reach a high standard of nature photography.
This colourful winter scene is like a fine painting, well-composed with a fine range of colours, especially for january, from the ice and sky to the reeds and frosty grasses.
Its great to have you with us and I hope you continue to be on TN for a long time to come!
Thanks and have a good weekend,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-12-04 7:44]

Hi Peter
First congradulation for your three year on TN,it have been a pleasure to look at your work and I wobe to see lot more.This presentation remind me of a painting.Very well composed with excellent POV and outstanding colors.Excellent control of the light also.Good thing that you had mention the pheasant because I would have never notice them on the right bottom portion of your image.
TFS excellent work Michel

Hi Peter,
this is realy winterwonderland, I love it.
It was one of your best ideas to join here - for us all, you have shown us such fantastic shots and animals, I also learned many things from you and I saw birds the first time in my life.
You are right, TN is changing many things in live, I also see things different than before, I enjoy to meet so fantastic people here - like YOU!
Thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Peter,
congrats for your 3 years on TN, it have been a pleasure to
have you around with your fine pictures.
This is like a painting as Ivan mention,
Well exposed with beautiful light and with nice natural colours.
It's also well composed with good deep.
Well done, mf.

Hello Peter,

Beautiful photo of the winter.
Nice colours with great details.
Lighting and compositiom are superb.

Woh Peter, congratulations on your three years in TN!

I hope we can share many more years!

Thank you very much for taking this beautiful landscape, is beautiful, deep! endowed with colors almost impossible to conceive!

Thank you very much for sharing!


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-12-04 8:09]

Wow! Wonderful landscape...I like these amazing colors.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-12-04 8:23]

Hi Peter, my best wishes and congratulation for your aktivitate on TN!

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-12-04 8:36]

Hi Peter,
Congratulations ...!
White in winter, warm colors are very beautiful.
For sharing, thank you ...

Hi Peter!

I would like to congratulate you for this anniversary and by this occasion to thank you for your very valuable contribution on TN. ou spil us with high quality pictures and fascinating pictures. And as you say in your notes, the atmosphere in your picture is superb!

Kind regards


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-12-04 10:45]

Hello Gert.
Congradulation for your three year on here.Thanks for this wounderbar time with you on TN.
beautiful the composition and the game of lights . A great winter landscape with good contrast and soft color on the frozen trees.
Best regards Siggi

Hello Peter, beautiful winter shot with nice composition and details. Conratulations on your 3rd anniversary on TN.
TFS and regards, Bahadır

hello Peter

congratulations for your 3rd TN anniversary, you are celebrating it
and sharing with us a very beautiful landscape photography
with the frozen river and the frosted trees and vegetations,
shot with fine POV, DOF and wide angle framing,
beautiful smooth luminosity and colour tones, TFS


Hello Peter,
Excellent image, wonderful place and great composition.
Lovely colours and good details.
CONGRATULATIONS!!!For your remarkable contributions on TN.

Ciao Peter. Thanks to you for the gift. Thanks to you for your constancy to show us jewels like this. After all thanks for your friendship!


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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-12-04 11:50]

Goedenavond Peter,
u wilt gebruiken als vele jaren in TN. Als lid TN dank u voor dit prachtige toewijding. Ik hoop dat je vond mijn foto's. U volkomen gelijk, en ik veel geleerd wanneer een lid TN. Ik heb met personeel en een lid van de TN.
Uw landschap? Doe een reëel beeld frame. Prachtige compositie.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2009-12-04 12:21]

Congratulations for both, the aniversary and the beauty pic dear Peter.
Amazing colours and composition. Unfortunately we don`t have this kind of view here in Brazil. Thanks for your dedication. I liked to much.
Have a nice weekend and see you on TN.
Best wishes,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-12-04 12:23]

Hi Peter. A big congratulations to you my good friend. It seems like i have got to now you over the last two and a half years so well. Maybe one day we will meet.
I must say you have chosen a most beautiful picture of your local area to show us. This picture would look good on the wall in my office. Taken with fine detail and very good use of the light. Well taken TFS.

hallo Peter
Van Harte gefeliciteerd met je 3 jaar op TN
ik hoop dat je er nog veel mag maken voor ons
het is altijd weer leuk de berichtjes van je te lezen
Je laat meteen een mooi opnamezien
super !!
groetjes lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-12-04 13:06]

Hi Peter,nothing better to celebrate your 3rd anniversary,these are the place that we love,where we foud birds and butterflies in summer and where we can see magics spectacles in winter...beautiful idea and great realisation! Stay whit us!!! Have a nice weekend,Luciano

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-12-04 13:22]

Hi Peter,
Congratulations for your 3 years on TN.It's a very nice landscape scane.Excellent POV,colors and details.
Thanks for posting..

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  • bedri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 237] (1284)
  • [2009-12-04 13:29]

Hi Peter,
Excellent capture, very nice photo. Congratulations, TFS.
Best regards,

Hello Peter,
Congratulations for your 3 years of posting and for your nice words with this photo. This is really a fairy photo, wich give hope in our grey, rainy and dark begin of winter. For such bright days, it worth well to wait for cold and snow! Thanks for sharing this beauty, best regards,
P.S. Amazing to see a pheasant is such fairy place... Can you ask him to come a bit closer? ;-)

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  • chudy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 176] (899)
  • [2009-12-04 14:29]

Hi Peter!
He is congratulating 3 of anniversary, very nice inscription, Beautiful winter picture, super colours, the sharpness and the composition.
I am greeting and I wish the nice weekend.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-12-04 15:16]

Hello Peter, splendid winter landscape shot with beautiful colours and composition. Congrats on your third anniversary on TN too.
TFS and G's,

Hi Peter,

Amazingly beautiful winter scenery from an effective POV with impaccable clarity, details, olours and delightful composition.
Congratulations! on your 3rd Anniversary on TN MF. Thanks a lot for all contributions and also your heartfelt friendship during this period. Hope we will be and share so much! More years together!
Have nice night and WE!


Thank you, Peter, for this MOST LOVELY GIFT!!!
Absolutely beautiful.
Hope you have a WONDERFUL Christmas. Also, may the year 2010 realise all your aspirations , hopes & dreams and that of all your loved ones too.
Mario from COLD COLD Calgary.

Hi Peter,

I like your shot. Well managed exposure and color composition. TFS


hello Peter
congratulating for this very beautiful travel, that I wish it to continues and you to enjoy it! thanks for this very beautiful as drawing wintry landscape, wonderful frozen photo!
keep photographing! TFS

Hallo Peter,

gefeliciteerd met je 3 jaar hier op TN.
Ik moet nog meer dan een jaar en eind december pas 2 jaar.
Mooie foto en ja de fazant staat rechts in 1/3 voor het riet.
Mooie kleuren, jij woont daar ook prachtig.


Hello Peter
Congratulations for your three years on TN, this wonderful site have changed my life too
this winter landscape in very beautiful, the superb sunshine on the snow and the river gives this picture fantastic colors
Have a good day

Hello Peter
Congratulations and many thanks for your dedication and great contribution on TN with interesting photos
Best regards

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-12-05 4:46]

Hello Peter,
At fist Congratulations for the three rich years on TN! Nice dedication to the Community of TN and good idea to show us a place which you like a lot, typical of what we imagine the nature looks like in your country. I hope that you will be able to do ice-skating this year too!
On my screen the colors look a little bit faded. Yes, I see the pheasant, but I had to look for it!
Kind regards

Hi Peter Very beautiful landscape photo.
Colours, details and composition are excellent.
Conratulations on yourthird anniversary.
Best regards

congratulations! TFS Ori

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-12-06 19:18]

Hello Peter,
Congratulations on your three year anniversary here on TN. You post a beautiful winter scene from your home town area. Gorgeous colors and great detail make for a spectacular photo. TFS.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2009-12-07 13:59]

Hi Peter

CONGRATULATIONS with your 3 years here at TrekNature. It has been great to have
you around and may there still be many years to come.

The light shining on this shot is something special. I have to agree with you. You've
captured a wonderful moment. If one doesn’t look properly, one might be inclined to
think that it seems a little OE, but with a proper look one realises that it is a brilliant
light that brightens up this snowscape. The Master Painter has highlighted this canvas
and the golden blaze of the late afternoon sun together with the glow of the snow on
the grass blades and the branches of the trees have turned this into a fantasy of light.

Well done MF and TFS.

hello Peter,
congratulations on your 3rd year on TN. I wish you many hundred posts for a long time. your selection on celebrate great. splendid colored landscape shot. thanks for sharing this beautiful scene. best wishes

Ha Peter,

Gefeliciteerd met je 3e verjaardag
Prachtige plaat heb je uitgekozen om dit te vieren
Fantastische winters landschap van een prachtig stukje Reewijk

TFS Thijs

Impresionante y bello paisaje Peter, por la luz y la interesante saturación del color; buen reflejo del frio a través de bastantes colores cálidos.
Profundidad y elegancia del conjunto.
Saludos: J. Ignasi.

Congratulations Peter and TFS this wonderful winter landscape.
Great POV,composition and color. Very well done!!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-12-14 15:20]

Hi Peter,

Please accept my belated congratulations on reaching your third anniversary on TN. A magnificent scene for the celebration - your town must be very beautiful. The lighting and perspective are fantastic. I love the snow and ice, the bits of green grass showing through the white and the colors of the reeds. A perfect composition with the tree in the center of the background. Beautiful shot.


Congratulations Peter, great winter scene.
It sounds like you had a great day as well, and I can't think of a better place to share it than here with friends..
Happy days, Merry Christmas :)

Hi Peter

Happy New year to you from South Africa
Well done on your 3 years on TN.
Wow this is a true beauty from nature and a feast for the eyes. The light, colors and exposure are all perfect and a worthwhile shot to drive back for a camera! :)

Well done on this wonderful composition and yes i did see the pheasant, but only after you mentioned it:)


Hi Peter, I was just looking at some of your bird photos and came upon this landscape which is just outstanding. I had to look intently to see the pheasant and there he is. What a wonderfully beautiful place and your POV is just perfect with the water leading into the picture and the gorgeous colors. Perhaps you should consider more landscapes and I for one would love to see more of your country. TFS

Hi Peter,
having been absent from this site for qite a while, I missed this phantastic Dutch landscape in winter! A fairytale scene of fragile beauty and tenderness. And - yes, the pheasant! - even housig some more hidden beauties. My congratuluations to you for this image, and four your anniversary. Great to have you here. Thank you!
With best regards,

superb colors

Hello Peter,
Looking through your portfolio this image did not jump out at me...it just pulled me inside and did not let go of me. Very very beautiful...almost too beautiful to be true!!! Great image!!! TFS.

Incredible colors - it must have been a wonderful.

A splendid winter landscape, very beautiful bright colours, a very nice composition with a very good wide-angle perspective

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2011-06-16 8:09]

Dag Peter,

Mijn oog viel op deze prachtige winteropname. Het lijkt wel of het landschap in vuur en vlam staat en dat in de winter.Door het aanzetten van de kleuren lijkt het wel een schilderij.Prachtig!


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