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Peaceful Feeling

Peaceful Feeling
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Copyright: Jan Smith (lovenature) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 987 W: 52 N: 1787] (6391)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-29
Categories: Trees
Camera: Olympus C-50 Zoom
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Frozen nature [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-30 18:48
Viewed: 3857
Points: 44
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Happy New Year

A Peaceful Landscape

This large Poplar Tree coated in a thick layer of Hoarfrost added beauty to my walk along the river. The frost is thicker on the north side of all the vegetation. A interesting note is that Hoarfrost usually will not form on metal.

Hoarfrost is formed when there is more moisture in the air than the air can carry. Hoarfrost can take on different shapes; needles, cups, plates, fern and feather like depending on the temperature at which they were formed. It's interesting to look closely and see the detail of the frost.

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Thanks Janice,
Thanks for your wishes.
I like the contrast between your cold images and my warm ones. The composition is very good and the frozen and white leaves are very well captured.
A refresh for our heavy hot days.
Happy 2007

Hello Janice
Elle est très joli cette photo de ce beau paysage d'hiver avec ce bel arbre tout givré , la composition est très belle et les couleurs sont jolies, ainsi que les ce magnifique ciel tout bleu
Bravo et merci....JP
Je te souhaite de belles choses pour l'année 2007 pour toi et ta famille.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-12-30 19:43]
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Hello Janice

This is the second posting in a row where I've learned a new word. 'Hoarfrost' is something I never heard of, maybe due to the fact that I live in a place where even normal frost is unheard of. Sunny Zululand just doesn’t know what frost look like.

I like your composition with the white tree and the vegetation in the front well enhanced by the darker trees in the BG. Although the photo is not perfectly divided into 1/3 horizontal areas (so what) I still like the 3 distinct colour ranges. The white at the bottom area, the band of darkish trees in the middle, and the beautiful blue sky at the top. The details are sufficiently sharp and the exposure was well managed.

Great work and TFS.

PS. Thanks for the good wishes and may 2007 be a wonderful and fulfilling year for you and your loved ones.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2006-12-30 20:14]

Hello Janice,
Thank you for sharing this frosty landscape with us, and here is wishing you and yours a Happy New Year and thanks for all the comments on my photos since I started in November. Rick

Hi Janice,

I went through your portfolio and love your work. Your love of nature is evident throughout your pictures.
What I like here is the contrast of your main subject from the dark BG trees. The sun shinning on the frost gives a nice crystal appearance to it. I would have probably took the picture a bit closer to the tree to have more details of it.

PC :)

hi janice,
nice shot,
well composed with fine pov,
framed well,
tfs & regards

This is very nice, Janice. The white against the dark BG is very effective. If we have to be cold, it is nice that it is at least beautiful. Thanks for sharing a nice image and I hope 2007 is filled with other great photo ops for you!

Evelynn : )

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-12-31 3:11]

Hi Janice,
Beautiful poplar with its winter cloth! The dark forest makes an excellent foreground.
Happy new year for you!
José M.

Hello Janice,

Beautiful winter image to celebrate the New Year 2007...


Pablo -


Ciao Janice, splendid peaceful photo, lovely frost effect, nice colors, great composition, very well done,
* Happy New Year * to you and your family.
Ciao Silvio

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-12-31 6:25]

Una bella síntesis como despedida del año Janice con todo el significado que trasmite esta imagen.
Hermoso punto de vista, luminoso y lleno de contrastes, con apropiado encuadre y presentación.
Feliz Año Nuevo!.
RAP ;~)

A beautiful synthesis like farewell of the year Janice with the whole meaning that transmits this image.
Nice point of view, luminous and full with contrasts, with appropriate framing and presentation.
Happy New Year!.
RAP ;~)

Hello Janice,

Excllent work, great colors Bg POV DOF perfect details very crisp, nicly composed and capture photo looks like a post card,

TFS Kyle

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-12-31 12:08]

Hello Janice,
Lovely capture.Well framed and composed.I liked POV,details and lighting also a lot.Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-12-31 13:03]

Lovely frozen image. Great colours and sharp details



Hi Janice,
Welcome to 2007. I hope it will be a great photo year for you.
This is for sure a lovely photo with a great contrast between the dark BG forrest and the frosted tree. The lighting really helped you to make it this beautiful. I do like Patrick's idea of getting closer for more details.

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2007-01-02 16:26]

Hello janice !
This treecovered with white white frost is splendid ! I am longing for snow and frost, but here in France we only have warm weather and rain, so sad... Beautiful composition and lovely soft colors. very well done !

Hoarfrost?! Boy you know everything. Great capture of the outcome of this phenemon. (I have a shot of this, but I had no idea that there was a name for it).
Happy New Year!
Your neighbor Mike

Hi Janice,
it's a very nice picture of the frost. It use to be very cold when the hoar frost appear. The tree really light up.
I like the POV, compos and the contrast here.
I have post a similar, you can look here, My Hoar frost picture.
Well done.

This shot looks a lot like you took it along the Bowriver, along the hiking trail that runs below the sawmill in Cochrane?

Anyway nice capture of the hoarfrost laden poplar against the dark firs on the the other side. Good contrast and good compo.

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-01-30 13:16]

Hello Janice,
I've wanting to write about this photograph for a while, and finally found the chance to do it. It has great visual impact because of the contrasting frost and shade. Your composition, the placement of the single tree, exposure are all first-rate.
Best wishes,

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-02-03 17:24]

Hi Janice

I apparently missed this one probably because i was gone in the mountains the time it was uploaded by i'm glad i saw it now in your gallery. It really caught my eyes immediately!
The contrast here between the white FG and the darker forest from the BG make out an outstanding composition!
The light is very well managed also, despite the face that i'm sure it wasn't the easiest and you had to be very careful not to overexpose any part.
Splendid work!

Bravo and TFS

A wonderful shot of yours.

I just love that ice tree stands out from the other trees. Nice composition.

Maybe it could need just a little more sharpening.


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