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Wintertime 2

Wintertime 2
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-12
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/8, 1/1250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Purple Obsession 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-13 10:18
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After two days of white sky, we finally got some sun and I went outside to have a look at plants and trees under the snow. Snow had melted a little bit, but because it's still cold, some ice formed. I had a look to the Callicarpa-shrub and discovered the pink berries surrounded by ice-formations, some of them having very special shapes. The blue background is only some snow on the ground and in the shadow. I really had to think about the camera-settings,it was not so easy to find an adequate setting.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-12-13 10:37]

Hi Anne,
Very nice composition.I liked POV,BG,cross framing and visual impact a lot.
Thanks for posting.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-12-13 11:05]

Hi Anne.
What a great winter shot. Subject is simply amazing. Pictured scene is amazing. Combination of snow, ice, impressive twig and (what ?) nicely coloured fruits, wonderful blue sky is superb. Sharpness, POV and composition of the image are stunning. Bravo.

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  • livius Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 300 W: 0 N: 391] (1525)
  • [2008-12-13 11:31]

Hello Anne
une composition vraiment détaillè. C'est intéressant le rapprochement de tonalités sombres qui de toute façon contrastent bien avec le viole et le blanc de la neige qui se résiste à la branche. Les couleurs sont de toute façon vivantes et c'est beau le détail des baies viole qu'elles se détachent avec tous les autres couleurs sur un fond neutre et bien équilibré. (Excusez moi pour mon francais)

Hello Anne,
An incredible shot of these berries and snow. Very crisp image, as crisp as he snow is cold I do Believe. Very beautiful combination of hues also,
Great Job,
Have A Great Weekend playing in the snow...

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-12-13 12:20]

Hi Anne. You have captured such detail in the ice it sparkles in the light. Good colour in the fruit and BG. well done TFS.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-12-13 12:35]

Hello Anne,
This is really lovely, how clever of you to pick this out! Excellent sharpness,the colour of the berries is really striking and the ice looks so 'real'! Beautiful light and a perfect background colour too! A delight to see!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

Hi Anna,
ich liebe diese Kontraste - Beeren und Schnee, Herbst und Winter - toll!
Habe noch nie solch lila Beeren gesehen, sieht schön aus, wie kleine Christbaumkügelchen ;-)
Vielen Dank und Gruß
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Gran belleza y delicadeza en tu toma Anne.
Podría decirse por el estilo que se trata de arte Japones... o también de una delida joya.
Buena luz, colores y contrastes, aunque hay algunas zonas fuera de foco que hacen que la toma no sea perfecta :-)
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

Olá Anne

Amei a delicadeza da composição, amei as cores e o detalhe do gelo que aos poucos vai se desvanecendo...um trabalho de sensibilidade, parabéns !
Grande abraço,

hello anne,
lovely capture showing the winter time, the dull bg offers fine contrast, the exposure is managed well, pleasing composition,
well done,
tfs & regards

That's pretty cool Anne...well I suppose in two ways.. but I still love this colour...Most unusual...we see them as grapes if much bigger...In wonder at this species..It is not only photogenic...it is an interesting specimen.

Hallo Anne
This is indeed a very special image. This purple berries stands out well against the white snow. The white of the snow and the purple of the berries is a great combination and compliment each other well. Excellent sharpness. A beautiful capture indeed. It is just amazing how this berries can be so bright and colourful in spite the cold and snow. I am truly amazed on how nature works. In some places were it is very humid (like here by us) one find the most, beautiful and exotic flowers, and one wonder how they survive the terrible heat and humidity. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

Hi Anne,
Very artistic picture, nice composition.
Salut. Ferran

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2008-12-13 23:58]

Bonjour Anne, bien belle réalisation pleine de fraicheur!! la composition est parfaite, bravo, Didier.

Un joli mélange de saison. Bonne idée.
Bonne journée.

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  • Rosa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 56 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-12-14 2:27]

Hello Anne,
stunning capture, excelent colour and
Have a wonderful day

Bonjour Anne,
What a beauty and artistic image.
I enjoy the 3 single purple spots in all the neutral colour composition.
The square format works great here, every thing looks at the right place.
Just figuring out how much the inclination of the branch is due to the weight of the ice formed on it.
Bon travail et merci du partage.
Mes amites,

Hi Anne,
this is a very lovely image and is elegant in it's simplicity.A clear and sharp focus brings out the details nicely and the colour is excellent.The uncluttered solid background frames the snow/ice and twig beautifully and the purple colour of the berries is very eye catching.Thank for sharing this photo with us. Bob

Ciao Anne,
un altro splendido e poetico piccolo scorcio d'inverno, bellissimo il contrasto delle bacche e la luminosità dei colori, eccellente la definizione nella zona a fuoco, non so se era possibile, ma personalmente preferisco sfocare il secondo piano, la neve sfocata in primo piano IMHO disturba leggermente soprattutto trattandosi di una zona chiara, a volte comunque non esiste la soluzione poichè la profondità di campo è insufficiente nel tipo di composizione che si sceglie (mi capita spesso con le farfalle quando è impossibile una ripresa parallela, inoltre l'autofocus aiuta molto, ma in presenza di bianchi o di zone poco contrastate sposta la messa a fuoco).

Hallo Anne!

Beide "Winterueiten" gefallen mir gut, die eine eher traurig-melancholisch, die andere heiterer. Die drei Weihnachtsglocken in diesem Bild hier sind besonders bemerkenswert!



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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2008-12-15 7:41]

The dance of the ice and the fruit is quite striking in this shot. The berry's color is quite unusual yet beautiful. Fantastic background. Thanks for sharing.

I see the relief map of Australia in this ice shape, Anne :).
After having seen the #3 of the series, I cannot help but admire this one too, especially for the blue sky that seems to have a strong presence in this image but without breaking away from purple berries and white ice. A lovely composition again.

Privet, Anne,
Excellent work! It is one of my favorite shots on the TN.
My congratulations!

Liebe Anne,
ein besonders berührendes, so einfach und klar - und doch raffiniert komponiertes Bild. Hätte ich fast übersehen. Die abgedunkelten Farben legen sich beruhigend aufs von Krisennachrichten geplagte Gemüt, das exquisite Purpur der Beeren wirkt edel.
Mit Dank und herzlichen Grüßen zu Bären und Beeren nach Bern,

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