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Copyright: Jan Smith (lovenature) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 987 W: 52 N: 1787] (6391)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-02
Categories: River
Camera: Olympus C-50 Zoom
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-06-11 12:16
Viewed: 3372
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another one of my photos from that cold, frosty morning in February. This photo shows that the river temperature is warmer than the air above it.

The blue sky, frost and mist made an interesting shot. Of course the camera was in my coat most of the time to keep it from freezing up, so were my fingers.

The Bow River originates from the Bow Glacier, west of Cochrane in the Rocky Mountains. The river flows year around, some years there are ice jams. We had a very warm winter overall and there was very little ice in the river.

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  • cali Silver Star Critiquer [C: 32 W: 0 N: 0] (316)
  • [2006-06-11 13:12]

malgré le soleil qui carresse le sommet des arbres, on ressent bien ici le froid qui domine. Une magnifique photo qui retranscrit très bien le climat, le froid et le chaud qui se cotoie.

I like this shot, Janice. We finally got a hot day today so this looks refreshingly cool! I do like your composition with the lines of the riverbanks, river, fog and rocks all leading the eye into the scene. Nice light on the trees and good DOF

Thanks for sharing

Evelynn : )

Hello Janice,
Goodlighting, and strong diagonal in your composition!
Otherwise this is a picture of everything I hope to get away from during wintertime... In the hot days we have now it is quite refreshing!
Pablo -

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-06-13 21:12]

Hello Janice, this is a good shot. I like it alot. I think I may have been tempted to moce to the left some to get more of the sunlit frosty trees in the bg, some more foreground interest would have been nice as well as some streaky clouds :-) We can't have it all! Well done.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-06-13 21:38]

Lovely landscape Janice, great details, we can feel the cold. Good composition too. Well done, thanks.


Hi Janice,
This is a beautiful scene! The early morning light looks great here.
Well composed and framed. Nice feel of depth to the scene.
Well done,

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  • Gudule Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 248 W: 11 N: 288] (1204)
  • [2006-06-20 16:06]

J'aime l'angle de la prise de photo. Couleurs douces mais qui représentent bien le froid de février.
Ce frimas sur la rivière est superbe. Bravo.

Too bad for Edmonton last night.


Hey Janice,
Mist and snow are doing their job.
Your things you have learned mentioned in your introduction are okay. Only the last one about the notes..
I find a good photo is okay even when there are no notes. Notes are a bit of fun and a learning aspect but no nothing more..A picture should also tell no story.
Greetings and TFS
Annick Vanderschelden

Hi Janice,
the Bow River sure looks fresh and clean in this wonderful capture of it.The mist raising up from it is the thing that makes this picture so wonderful looking.You have good colour,focus and DOF working well for you in this understated shot,Tfs. Bob

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