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Copyright: Paavo Sjogard (Solkku) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 80] (830)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-01-12
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Sigma 12-24 mm EX DG / f:4.5-5.6, SanDisk Ultra II
Exposure: f/22
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Winter Landscapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-02-14 1:30
Viewed: 7407
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Good evening everyone! This shot is taken in Lapinjärvi (the village I grew up in), about 90km east of Helsinki. This lonely tree was just standing there in the middle of the field, so I just couldn't help but take some photos of it. I did some corrections to the photo in PS and turned it into a more blueish tone. Finally I added the vignetting and frame.

Hope you like it. Comments and critiques are welcomed.


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There is nice contrast in this photo. I really like the tree and the distant images. I feel that in this instance the strong vignetting at the top overpowers the great patterns and contrasts of the tree itself. Nice shot though. TFS

HI Paavo,

Very nice presentation especially when all colours around are mostly white. You have captured this tree and the coldness surrounding this very well. The lightness above and around the tree gives the image this feeling of power coming from within the tree itself.

Nice one.


Stunning shot. Nicely composed. Good POV. The tree is just a little too centered. Good work Paavo. Thanks.

Lovely image Paavo!
What you have done to this photograph has transform this image into something wonderful!

Wow - the title and photo really match and the colours and composition are really good. I love the impact that the photo has for me along with the calmness and almost Christmas card effect.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-02-14 7:52]

Hi Paavo,
Really nice shot, the lighting on the snow around the tree is excellent. Good idea with the vignetting too, it works very well.

Hi Paavo!
Beautiful winter view! Excellent colors and composition! Brawo!
TFS ;-)

Beautiful landscape! I like the atmosphere and colors. Nice POV and composition. Thanks for sharing!

Nice shot! Beautiful image, the bright colours are fantastic, great photo, excellent work!
and many thanks for sharing!
I like so much!
The composition gear up for a very fine result.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2006-02-15 10:58]

great etude! amazing ambiance and visual impact. great view of a subject. tfs

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