<< Previous Next >>


Photo Information
Copyright: David White (dkaved) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-07
Categories: Trees, Sky
Camera: Nikon D70S, Nikkor 18-70mm f3.5-4.5G (kit lens)
Exposure: f/22, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Sunsets, Winter Landscapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-24 15:32
Viewed: 9080
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lakeside deep in the wilderness of Kuusamo Finland.

Finland is a country of thousands of lakes and islands; 187,888 lakes and 179,584 islands to be precise. One of these lakes, Saimaa, is the 5th largest in Europe. The Finnish landscape is mostly flat with few hills and its highest point, the Haltitunturi at 1,328 metres (4,357 ft), is found in the extreme north of Lapland. Beside the many lakes the landscape is dominated by extensive boreal forests (about 68 percent of land area) and little arable land.

shirgold, taba, Tommysugar, Aramok, lovenature, thistle, Evelynn, firelord, Luc, AndyB, s_a_s_h_a has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Aramok: Thanksdkaved 1 04-25 12:17
To loot: Thanksdkaved 1 04-25 12:14
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Hi Dave,
Lovely image - the sun is fantastic shining from behind the trees and casting these long and beautiful shadows. I also like the glitters in the snow. Good work with the metering against the sun
TFS - Shir

Very nice shot, the colours are really nice!
Good composition. Nice work

  • Great 
  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2006-04-24 15:45]

Hi David
Beautyfull landscape with deep shadows and and lights.
I liked the time of the day you shot your photo to acheive this scene.
well done,

great composition and fantastic colours. I really like the way you have offset the sun behind the trees, it works well.

The sky is a little noisy, however. I think it woudl benefit from a noise reduction in the sky alone and then possibly a sharpen just to clarify the image a touch more - but I really like the overall impression.


  • Great 
  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-04-24 16:28]

Very nice capture!
Excellent composition with perfect exposure and great colours.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi David, A great shot! I love all of the colours, who said winter is so bleek. It looks pretty gorgeous to me. Janice/Canada

Bonsoir David
Elle est superbe cette prise de vue avec ce superbe coucher de soleil.Les couleurs et les détails sont ravissants. très belle composition .
Merci et au revoir.....JP

  • Great 
  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-04-24 22:02]
  • [2] [+]

Hi David
A belated welcome to you at TN. I hope you will enjoy your stay and that we will still see many lovely photos from you, such as this one.
The composition is great and well proportioned. The sunset and the darkish scenery made for some wonderful rich colours. The DOF (depth of field) is excellent with amazing details visible. The exposure was perfectly managed. The only minor nit is the little noise in the sky therefore Emma's workshop did well to address this issue.
Very well done and TFS.

Hi David
I really like this shot. The low sun angle lights up the snow providing great detail and sparking but delicate color. POV shooting into the sun was a great choice. TFS.

  • Great 
  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-04-25 6:01]

Hi David
Nice sunset shot. Good warm colours and beautiful tree silhouette.
Well done


Hi David !
This is another fantastic snow shot ! Wonderful composition and colors, it's a real pleasure to look at. The sun shining between the trees is great. Congratulations !

Hi David,
Actually all I can say is that I agree with Emma. This is a beautiful photo with very good use of the trees infront of the setting sun.

Hello David,
This is beautiful. Colours are outstanding and I like the composition a lot.
Great job!

I really like this photograph, David. It has beautiful color and composition. I agree with Emma and like her workshop too.

I hope it is warming up there now.


Evelynn ; )

Hello David,
Magnificent colors, I like the virgin snow and the suns of the winter.
Very beautiful landscape,

Hi David,

Beautiful shot! Finland has always appealed to me and this just reinforces that... Lovely image, composition and technique hiding the sun partially behind trees to avoid the dreaded flare. The colours are amazing, I would love to have been there!

I love it.

  • Great 
  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-11-12 12:55]

Hello David,
A very impressive landscape shot.
Well composed with excellent exposure and nice low light behind the trees.
I hope to get something as nice as this when the snow arrives here.
Great shot,well done.

I like this photo. Composition is very good and effect of sun in winter is great. Good job. Bravo, best regards, Cezar.

Hi David,
This is a really beautiful Earth (TE), nice lakeside and beautiful shot.
Colors is warm and the superb reflection of the golden sun in the snow.

Well seen and executed.

nice sunset, TFS Ori

Hi David,
Coming from the tropics where we have winter temperatures of plus 15 Celcius and the odd 11 I have always been amazed at the purity and cold to which you are all exposed.I like this shot portraying such pureness of the land, well framed with perfect exposure.

Calibration Check