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Yep, It's Winter

Yep, It's Winter
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Copyright: Donna Rasmussen (captainsgirl) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 491 W: 6 N: 997] (4088)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-24
Categories: Trees
Camera: Cannon EOS Rebel XTi, 55-200 1:4.5-5.6
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Donnas 50 points or more photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-27 4:12
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Points: 74
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo was taken from my back deck, the winds at this point were blowing from the west and gusting to 40MPH, the winds blowing the snow into drifts. This is a dangerous time to drive on the roads as you can imagine you can be driving along no problems then the wind gusts up and you can be blinded by the snow. The trees take a beating too as you can see. I sharpened the photo a bit.

I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday and that you have a safe and Happy New Year!

I am counting the days until my Husband returns home for the winter from his ship. January 2nd is my newest ETA..:o)

pablominto, Mikolaj, Argus, Juyona, thijs, eqshannon, XOTAELE, fartash, Alex99, Necipp, nainnain, NinaM, pierrefonds, scottevers7, mlines, Goca has marked this note useful
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Hello Donna,
Let's see the bright side, as you're getting really good at using the bad weather to your advantage in photography!
This is a fine capture, as we can see the trees bending in the wind...
Very well done!
Pablo -

Let's hope your husband doesn't read this, you're supposed to count hours not days!

Captain, my Captain! Amazing winter landscape. Wonderful lightness. Beautiful composition. Good shot. Well done!

hi donna
very good job
good ambiance!!!strong atmosphere
be careful there is dust on the top of your camera

aleks ;-)
best wishes

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-12-27 6:05]

Hello Donna,
Great shot of some unpleasant winter weather: looks like you had a white Christmas anyway!
I like the three layers of depth in this shot with the Fg row of wind-bown spruces being set off by the the two rows of trees and bushes behind in a fine composition.
Welldone and thanks,

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-12-27 6:09]

Hola Donna,
magnífica foto y efectos...
excelente trabajo,
temperatura realmente difícil,
saludos "cálidos"

nice composition with the different layers, well done, and yep it's winter !

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  • thijs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 1 N: 104] (529)
  • [2007-12-27 7:43]

Hi Donna

This looks cold!

I thought Holland was cold last week, but now i'm glad i live here. But what a great picture you made! these pore trees are having a really hard time. Nice light.
You captured the winter really well. TFS


Wow! Captured perfectly Donna...It gives me chills and yet this type of thing is happening here as well..This is a fine action shot! I have tried this and had no luck...you did it! Well done.

Interesante imagen que muestra la fuerza del viento en esos árboles bien arraigados a la tierra.
Bellos colores y acertado encuadre.
Un saludo y felicitaciones en estas fechas tan señaladas, JL.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-12-27 8:56]

Hi Donna,

A great capture of this wintry scene,hope your captain is sailing with different weatherconditions at the moment,I was lucky and returned home just before christmas,anyway well done and best wishes for 2008


Dear Donna
What a wonderful cold scene you captured :o)
Great composition,timing and POV,
Superb shot,Welldone.

Best Wishes for 2008 :o)

Brrrrrrr - sooooo cooooold!
Hi Donna, wow - what a moment, I love your shot and I'm happy that I'm here in the warm house while looking at your cold shot ;-)
Thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-12-27 11:02]

Hi Donna.
I like your art picture so much. Pictured scene and moments are simply great. How well you could reflect the state of weather. Bravo.

Hi Donna, great winter view with cold atmosphere, fascinating misty composition, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Donna the winds effect can be seen clearly and still it looks sharp nicely captured and composed, have a happy New yr rgds Necip.

Hi Donna,
Interesting shot of winter's fury.
Nice layer effect of the tree lines and icy blue tones of witer's cold.

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  • KJR (51)
  • [2007-12-27 12:38]

A breathtaking winterscene! Very nicely composed. I can feel the cold and wind ... Brrr ... But anyway: TFS!

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-12-27 12:45]

Hi Donna,
beautiflly presented atmosphere, nice composition and exposure
regards, Dejan

Hello Donna,
very beautiful winter scenery well captured even though with 40mph gusty wind!
thank you for your effort for sharing with us that we understanding how powerful the wind is in winter
wishing you and family

bonsoir donna
tres joli point de vue, tres bon focus, le vent a l' air de faire des siennes
tres belle présentation
bonne netteté, bravo+++ et merci a toi
bonne année 208

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2007-12-27 15:42]

Hi Donna, a lovely and true to life composition here. We feel the cold yet the beauty is there, the light is great and I love the wind that we "see" on the moving branches of the trees. Count the days, your Man is coming back, I'm happy for you! and thanks for the picture!


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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2007-12-27 17:29]


Very nice, this beautiful shot transmits very well some of our very cold and windy days. By keeping the blueish it makes the mood even colder.


Hi Donna,

A good capture of the trees getting blown by the wind and of the blowing snow, it is a difficult part of winter. the point of view is giving depth to the photo.


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-12-27 20:35]

Hello Donna,
Another excellent image of the storms fury. When I take image such as this I always feel I don't convey this intensity, but this looks great.

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2007-12-28 3:50]

Hi Donna,
Great freezing shot!
I'm feeling cold just looking at it!
You cought a great moment!

Hi Donna

Here's hoping his ship is on time for you. I know what it is like for a loved one to be away for long periods at a time.

I actually really like this picture. I love winter and snow and freezing temperatures (strange I know) and this one represents it all for me and what I love the most (and can't get in the south of england and I can't get away...)

Anyhow - excellent picture and best wishes for the New Year.


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-12-28 7:59]

Hi Donna,
Just marking it to come back later with a proper critique.

Hi Donna,
Now that just looks really cold! I experienced conditions like that when I lived up in the mountains in Colorado. The scene just tells the whole story here. Stay inside and thow another log on the fire.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-12-28 12:55]

Hi Donna

Brrr now that looks cold! it gives me shivers to look at it. It is a beautiful image, full of drama and atmosphere. The cold almost mono colour tones are wonderful. You have also managed to catch the feeling of the wind. Great work



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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-12-28 13:13]

Hi Donna,
brrr... you sure captured the mood in this shot, one can really feel the cold looking at this.
Very Nice composition with great contrassts.
A Happy New Year to you and your loved ones.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-12-28 13:15]

Hello Donna,
The weather is very bad, but your photo very good. Wonderful winterscene, almost B&W, in a fantastic dynamic composition.

bella imagen,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-12-28 20:56]

Hello Donna

Wow that is one blustery day.
You have captured the essence of a winter storm very well.
The composition is well done.
I really like the layers,and the way the effects of the wind can be seen.
Excellent POV.


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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2008-01-01 13:41]

Hi Donna,
Excellent Snowy Winter shot my friend.
I like your POV,colors,framing,note,focus,lighting and DOF.TFS

Very nice combinations of contrast. Nice scenery too.

Hi Donna,
great shot!
good composition and frame


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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2008-02-08 21:05]

Hi Donna, Pleased to see this from a distance. The wind-chill factor must be significant under those conditions. What is the temperature this day? Very fine nature photo. TFS. Murray.

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  • Goca Silver Star Critiquer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 8] (90)
  • [2008-03-28 4:12]

Hello Donna,

Beautiful winter landscape!
I like captured moment on this photo.
Very well done!


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