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The Frozen Stour

The Frozen Stour
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Copyright: Paul Haynes (PaulH) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-14
Categories: River
Camera: Canon 5D MKII, Canon 17-40mm F/4L USM, Lee 0.6 ND Grad Hard
Exposure: f/16, 1/2 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Anna's Favourites 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-02-13 12:38
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Everyone,

hope you're all well. Thought i'd share this one from a few weeks ago, taken at sunrise along the banks of the River Stour at a natural wier, near to where i live.
It was bitterly cold when i left the warmth of my bed, but the beauty of a hoar frost and some low lying freezing mist made it worth while.
I had long had this shot in my minds eye, but the sun being what it is, means it is only in the right place to cast its light in the right direction for a few days of the year. To get the right combination of meteorlogical conditions at the same time as me being able to actually get here can be, as always, quite a challenge - so i was pleased to be successful in what i was after for once.

More often than i would like, this is not the case!

...thanks for looking...

Paul Haynes Photography

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Fantastic land/water scape, beautiful timed, it makes it worth getting up early in the freezing cold when you get somethinbg like this


Ciao Paul, nice see you again on TN, fantastic exposure, fascinating landscape, splendid light and wonderful warm colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • thijs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 1 N: 104] (529)
  • [2012-02-13 13:25]

Very good composition of this beautifull landscape. I like the soft colours and sharpness in the foreground. The steam and sunrise finishes the picture. Well done!


Hi Paul,
fantastic picture - i like it very much - nothing more to say.

Hello Paul
Very beautiful picture.Colors and athmosphere are great.Great mood..
Thank You,
Best regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-02-14 10:33]

Hello Paul,
Splendid atmosphere in this photo. Light and colours are gorgeous. Taken from the best possible POV in a marvellous composition.

Hello Paul,
Congratulations for this unique image who showing the perfect combination between lanscape, light, colours and human eye.

Hallo Paul
I am sure this must be as close to paradise as what can be. How beautiful is the view in front of me? It looks so clean, pure and unpolluted. I can almost smell the fresh air that surrounds this wonderful place. The rays of sunlight on the side of the frame is a wonderful sight. I am sure just being there feels like being in dreamland. Thanks for sharing this little piece of bliss. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-02-16 14:10]

Hi Paul
Most interesting note, now I see why your landscapes are so exceptional
This is Art, bringing a great idea, well prepared on paper (or on screen, but I think you would probably agree that the ultimate Ambition is still to bring it on paper)
Thanks for sharing these exceptional pictures with us

Nothing much more required to say about this except that it is beautiful! Well taken. :)

Hi Paul,
Great to see a photo from you again. I hope all is well and life is treating you good.
The cold is perfectly captured and well balanced by the warm golden morning light. I like you original POV where you did position yourself at the bottom of the falls. The vertical line of the falls edge draws the eye perfectly into the scene stopping at each and every bolder and onward to the tree and golden light. The shutter speed is well chosen adding that bit of motion without making it into milk.

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