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Winters Lonliness

Winters Lonliness
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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: 2007-12-16
Categories: Trees
Camera: Cannon EOS Rebel XTi, 18-55mm
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-21 15:33
Viewed: 5054
Points: 35
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this photo back when we were having that big snow storm, the snow was coming down like crazy , the snow is always so beautiful when its falling but have to admit that its a lonely feeling too. Its a well known fact that more people get depressed in the winter because of the lack of sunshine. Luckily even though I'm alone and will be throughout this festive Holiday Season, I have a wonderful supportive Husband who calls me several times a day and keeps me smiling, and lots of great friends too..you all know who you are.:o)
This photo is a dedication for all of you who are alone, or who have lost love ones and this season just brings it all back, always rememember the sun is always shining somewhere:o)

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hello donna
tres belle réalisation de ce paysage eneigé, bonne réussite
focus parfait, bien vu, merci, bonne soirée

Una elegante presentación acorde con la estación en la que vamos a entrar.
Bellos efectos en blanco y negro.
Saludos, JL.

Wow...you changed since we last met!:-) I love the presentation as a whole...and as far as the season itself and the notion that it is a lack of a brain elemental enzyme...I do not subscribe. We as a family have tried many of the alternatives, but we discovered that what we wanted most in this seasonal mood which you project well, was to be together and to be happy. When someone was ill that changed all things.. or when days drew out and family was separated...all bets were off... Winter and its predecessor are a strange phenomenon. You have captured a day well..and a mood...and know this...You will be okay! Be joyous....even if it takes posting the opposite...You are so good at wearing your heart on your sleeve:-)

This must be day-time picture during the snow storm, Donna. The choice of black and white medium is quite appropriate here. The image has turned into a surrealistic kind of work of art. The atmosphere is just great.
Thanks for sharing.
Wishing you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,

hello donna,
lovely shot depicting the beautiful winter scene, lovely composition and a fine pov, you are not alone , all you cyber friends like us wish you a very good holiday season and a merry christmas too.
tfs & regards

le grain sur l'image est trés beau, celà renforce la photo
beau post traitement, bravo

Regards, Kam

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-12-21 21:35]

Hi Donna,
Just marking this wonderful post for the moment, lest I miss it, and will come back with a proper critique later.

Hi Donna,
Amazing, super work with this landscapes, I like the noise and the withe and black.

Hi Donna,
lovely shot with a great atmosphere, really nice work all the best Cheers Rick :)

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-12-21 22:35]

Hello Donna,
I like how the tree is silhouted against the lighter part of this wintery sky to make it look like it is haloed in this fine composition. B&W is quite suitable here.
We haven't had any snow storms, just dark grey cloud for weeks and this will continue into the new year. Looks like you will have a white Christmas and I wish you and your husband a Happy, if not Merry Christmas as you will not be celebrating it together.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-12-21 22:36]

Hello Donna,
Beautiful image and words Donna, may sunshine be yours through the holidays. Your images always bring some feelings out in me. So I will, remember the people who are alone during this season and send them a special blessing as well one for you.

This is so beautiful Donna! I was looking for a snow-strom-picture from you :)! TFS,

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2007-12-22 9:14]

Hi Donna,
Great shot of this snow storm!
Nice combination of black and white!

Hi Donna,

Yes, I can see the lonliness in that picture, only the trees, the snow falling and lake Erie, it makes people to think. Also a snow storm can isolate people because the roads are blocked. There are a lot of feelings in that photo. Thanks for sharing.


Hello Donna,
You make beautiful use of the trees here, it is like the sky is brighter behind them!
A fine composition that conveys the atmosphere well, nice work...
Seasonal greetings from Norway,
Pablo -

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2007-12-22 12:59]

Hi Donna!

Although I like the composition and the subject itself, I regret some technical defaults. There are some dust spots in the sky, and the artificial brightness around the trees doesn't improve the picture. This brightness destroys the otherwise beautiful picture. But you have the merit to try something new.

Kind regards


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-12-23 7:07]

Hello Donna ! Lovely composition and good use of the B&W. It's true that it has a lonely atmosphere in it but it's still beautiful, great idea and great thought. Well done, have a wonderful Christmas time ! Thanks,


Still me captain !!!
This shot is splendid, very well composed with wonderfull silhouette
well done Donna

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