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A forest in the Eifel

A forest in the Eifel
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Copyright: Nel Diepstraten (NellyD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 445] (1783)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-26
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon 350D
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: Christmas holiday Germany 2006
Date Submitted: 2006-12-30 13:23
Viewed: 4202
Points: 46
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On 26th december we made a walk through this forest nearby the place we were staying on our 5-days holdiday in the area that's called the Eifel.
It was very cold that day. We didn' t have snow, but we did have a bit of a white christmas. Because of the frost a lot of trees were white. So are the small branches in this part of the forest.
And it was very nice to see that.
My best wishes to all of you for 2007!

Here's some info about the Eifel from the internet:

The Eifel is a low mountain range in western Germany. It occupies parts of southwestern North Rhine-Westphalia and northwestern Rhineland-Palatinate.
The Eifel is bordered by the Moselle River in the south and the Rhine in the east. In the north it is continued by the hills of the High Venn (Hohes Venn), in the west by the Ardennes. (Ardennes and Eifel are actually the same geological region. They are a single volcanic field.)

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-12-30 13:30]

Hi Nel,
Really nice to see it as you said. White small branches and vertical trunks make an aesthetic effect.
My best whishes for you too!
José M.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2006-12-30 13:39]

Hi Nel,
Your capture of this forest scene brings to me the smell of crisp cold air and decaying leaves. I like when a photo can do that. Thanks very much for sharing.

bravo nel tres belle photo par ce temps gris merci

Ciao Nel, wonderful magic forest, great winter composition, very well done, ancoora auguri di Buon Anno
Ciao Silvio

Preciosa presentación Nel. En principio pensé que era niebla, pero al ampliar la foto me di cuenta que era el propio bosque con esos hermosos colores. Estupenda foto. Un saludo y mis mejores deseos para tí y los tuyos, JL.

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  • Dejv Silver Star Critiquer [C: 18 W: 0 N: 0] (75)
  • [2006-12-30 14:39]

bravo this is very good foto!
TFS David

Hi Nel
What a great shot of the winter.
Colours are wonderful as is the sharpness,POV, DOF, and composition.TFS.
Happy new year.


Hello Nel,
This photo immediately jumped out at me as an excellent shot in baically B&W tones. Great contrast in the vertical trunks and the horizontal branches with the hoarfrost.

Are these beechtrees? I remember seeing such trees < with leaves > on the Veluwe... North of Arnhem, eh!

I think the photo can be improved slightly by adjusting sharpness and contrast. See WS. What do U think?

Happy 2007! Jay

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-12-30 19:12]

Buenas noches Nel, Agradable disparo, y agradables tonos, compo y pov. saludos y buen ańo 2007

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2006-12-30 21:17]

Hello Nel,
Very nice winter shot. I love this frost on the tree branches, they are like a gentle mist in the forest.
Best greetings for 2007!

hi nel,
nice shot,
well composed,
nice pov,
lovely natural colour tone,
tfs & regards

intesting ephemerial nature.

Yes, that frost is very nice indeed. I love the way it covers every little twig. The dark vertical tree trunks contrasting with the light horizontal branches is wonderful.

I wish you lots of great photos in 2007!

Evelynn : )

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-12-31 2:37]

Hi Nel.
I like these composition with frost trees.Very impressive contrast and very nice angle look.Nice done.
Best wishes and very much successful next year 2007.
Best regards Milos

Hello Nel,

A great winter image to celebrate the coming of 2007...


Pablo -


Hi Nel,
Excellent capture.
Very nice mood.I like the POV a lot.
TFS.Happy New Year.

superbe photo de cette foret toute pleine de givre, cela donne un excelent resultat
bon travail, bravo et amitičs

Hoi Nel,
Ik zat te wachten op een foto van je vakantie. Dit is echt een super mooie foto. Het rijp aan de bomen is gewoon prachtig. Een mooie combinatie van kleuren en een goede compositie. Nu maar hopen dat we hier wat vorst krijgen.

:) morgen

Hi Nel,
A beautiful and artistic scene. The heavy frost on all the small branches looks amazing. Beautiful subtle colors in this well composed and framed landscape scene.
Happy New Year,

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer [C: 191 W: 0 N: 10] (173)
  • [2007-01-01 11:08]

bravo this is very good foto

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-01-08 15:56]

I love frost covered trees and you have captured this beautifully. Lovely composition and stunning details



Geweldige foto Nel, dit geeft het bos een geheimzinnige sfeer.
De combinatie rijp in de bomen en de bladeren op de grond is erg mooi.

Gr. Jack

Hi Nel,
Being winter fanatic (or rather say I like it, especially when snowing), I like this shot a lot. Rimy trees are fantastic here, Your photo looks so good - although I also like the WS-version. Tfs, best wishes, László

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