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Copyright: JeanMarie Mouveroux (Nephrotome2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 599 W: 60 N: 660] (2538)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-25
Categories: Trees
Camera: Olympus C770 UZ, no lens, No Filter
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Winter Landscapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-19 14:21
Viewed: 5424
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Maple - Erable

In the background, monastry Maumont - Juignac - Montmoreau (16)

Temperature: -8°C, 17.6°F. No snow. This was hoarfrost.

PP work:
- clone out an electrical wire
- crop 95 %

All colors are natural. I like the fact that everything was naturally black and white, with yet the small monastry with soft colors.


2288x1712 pixels
Camera Olympus C770UZ
focal length 9 mm
1/125 sec.
ISO 64
25/12/2006 11:06 AM

Thanks for looking J


anel, lgfoto, jmp, bobair, marhowie, hester, coasties, XOTAELE, metcher, zenitlady, Silvio2006 has marked this note useful
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Maravilhosa Jean Marie,

Tua foto está expetacular!! Belissima!!!
As cores do frio simplesmente emocionam...
Magníficas cores, composição, iluminação.Tecnicamente perfeita, também!!
Muitissimo grata por compartilhares tua arte!!
Saudações do Brasil!!

Beautiful, could not be any better. Love the monastry in the background with just enough focus so it seems secondary to the tree. A new favorite. Thanks for posting

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-01-19 14:46]

Bonsoir Jean-Marie,
Magnifique ce tilleul revêtu de blanc avec à l'arrière le monastère . Photo prise le jour de Noël, vois-je. Le cadrage est excellent.
Bonne soirée

Hello Jean Marie,
It is amazing to see how the frost extract the humidity from the air and turn it into ice crystals on ground and vegetation!
Beautiful tree is well framed, inclusion of the curving road works well in the composition!
Pablo -

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-01-19 15:09]

Una muy nevada Navidad Jean Marie capturada en esta escena con maravilloso punto de vista y estética composición.
Una imagen casi en blanco y negro que nos muestra con excelente foco y agudeza la inclemencia del tiempo en ese momento con muy apropiado encuadre vertical.
Muy buen trabajo...gracias por compartirlo.
Un cordial saludo desde Buenos Aires... Ricardo

A very snowy Christmas Jean Marie captured in this scene with wonderful point of view and aesthetic composition.
An image almost in black and white that shows us with excellent focus and sharpness the inclemency of time in that moment with very appropriate vertical framing.
Very good job...thank you for sharing.
A cordial greeting from Buenos Aires... Ricardo

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  • lgfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 13 N: 279] (1536)
  • [2007-01-19 15:14]

Great dreamy winter composition Jean Marie. I like the softness of light.TFS

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-01-19 16:44]

Hi JeanMarie,
Blank and white tree against grey sky is really beautiful.
Thank for posting this great scene.
José M.

hi jean marie,
lovely shot,
well composed,
fine pov,
tfs & regards

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-01-19 22:08]

Belle scêne d'hiver,l'ambiance est glacial.
Merci Jean Maris.

Hello Jean Marie,
such a sublime photo with the muted colours and the overall atmosphere.I know that TN likes a review to have some sort of critique,so here is mine-I wish I had taken this shot but that is alright because I know sooner or later I'll get one like it.Well done. Bob

Hello Jean,
I look at a photo and sit awhile..It takes time to digest.
Basically a black & white, with the monastry and hedge adding that bit of color to offset.
The mood is set and the road is clear. To each his own path, and the message is one of choice (ideologically speaking). It speaks of a certain, hard to define solitude..Just my impressions :)
Thank You mf.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-01-20 4:47]

Brrr fabulous winter scene. Great composition and lovely deails. This is really lovely



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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-01-20 5:39]

Hi Jeanmarie

What a charming post!
This big-oldlinden look amazing here in your photo.
I really like the contrast between the ice on its smaller branchaes and the dark tree-bark.
Also the mist really enhances the atmosphere here and adds to the overall composition.
Nice, i think, to integrate a bit of the town in the lower part...it gives the picture a bit of a normal look...if you know what i mean.
Very well done!

Bravo and TFS

Hi JeanMarie

Wow... what a magical sight! Thank you for sharing such a magnificent scene! :-)

En español se llama Tilo. Perfecta imagen JeanMarie. Encuadre sensacional y magníficos detalles.
Un cordial saludo, JL.

Hi, Jean Marie.
This is very nice. Postacard like photo with good composition and lovely colors.

Hello JeanMarie! What a majestic portrait of this lovely tree! Hoar frost is wonderful to photograph, in sun or cloud, and you have composed this so very nicely! Great POV. Well done! Thank you, Linda


The frost we see is actually called hoarfrost in English,
rarely also called rime. In Dutch it is "rijp" or even "rijm". This type of "deposit" is very common in foggy conditions when the moisture contaent of the air is high. Low temperatures cause the moisture to drop out" in crystal form.
It generally gets ahold of everything and anything! The most spectacular build-up is generally on twigs , stalks , branches etc. Power and telephonelines are aften also great places for the hoarfrost build-ups.

As to the photo the conditions are nicely displayed, the general faint, soft fog. I would crop a wee off the foreground to get rid of as much of the fat gateposts and the road.

Au voir / Tot ziens, Jay

Hi Jeanmarie, I love also this wonderful great linden with a misty frozen landscape in the background, splendid colors and great light, interesting note, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • tree Silver Star Critiquer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 14] (8)
  • [2011-08-26 10:48]

Hi Jean=Marie,
That is a beautiful pictures. The tree is in perfect shape and centered well in the picture. Since the monastry is in color it seems to be be saying, don't forget about me. I bet this would be a great picture in the summer time also. Keep up the good work.

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