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Copyright: Robert Shannon Sr (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-21
Categories: Trees
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-21 13:08
Viewed: 2683
Points: 32
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An inversion has covered Eastern Washington for 2 weeks now. Every tree, every piece of thin metal, ever lost digit, everything indeed is covered with ice and frost and white which is not snow. The higher one goes the warmer it gets...unusual but true in this kind of inversion. so all over Spokane and cheney and this image here taken today on the Turnbull Wildlife Refuge is covered and it looks like a fairy tale.

I have pictured this same grove of Aspen in different seasons. This is the first time I have had a chance to photo a comp0lete and wide spread inversion. And it is almost hard to tell that his image is in colour..I have bumped up the saturation a bit to allow for the pines to show their green. Hope you enjoy!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-01-21 13:11]

Hi Bob. Although this looks black and white there is still some colours to be seen in the tree trunks and grasses. You have handeled the light so wel lfrom the bright snow. I do like the snow covered trees. They look so delicate. well done TFS.

Hi Bob,
This certainly seems to come from a magical place or fable.
It's amazing the way cold seems to wipe out any traces of colour, even beeing increased by you a little, the greens are barely noticeable here.
I like a lot the chosen framing and the succession of pine's foliage and leafless trees at the back.
Good to learn about what inversion is, thanks a lot for the picture and your notes.
Best regards,

Hello Bob,
We also had this ame inversion as on Mt. Hood last week it was 72 degrees, and here in the Portland area it was bareely above freezing. Odd isn't it the effects of this winter has had on us all---FROZEN........
I like the soft textures of the tree limbs when they are covered with a light coating of ice, these are magnificent in your image, but the image is a bit busy with the background... A tighter crop on a single limb would have shown the natural beauty of the freeze you are experiencing, albeit, a nice image showing the effects of Mother Nature's Wrath...

hello Bob

beautiful winter scenery landscape photo,
shot with fine POV and DOF, i love the way
the background is framed by the foreground trees,
and i love the beautiful scenery of the image, TFS


Hi Bob,
Very beautiful view; excellent POV, composition, sharp details and great lighting. Coming from a northern country myself I realise that this kind of scene does not last long.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-01-21 16:16]

Hi Bob,

You are right - this looks straight out of a fairy tale. It certainly looks like a winter wonderland. I did think it was a black and white shot but now I can see some tinges of green in the leaves not covered by frost. A beautiful winter scene. It was like spring here today - 80F - but rain is on the way and more normal weather.


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-01-21 17:50]

Hi Bob,
Outstanding winter scene and you have portrayed this place magnificently. The frost covered trees look great and you have indeed handled the natural light and exposure pretty well here. Very neat and sharp image which is composed so pleasingly.

Hi Bob,

This is a little hard to comprehend sitting here in 30deg heat, but I've seen news vision of what these Ice storms can do. It must be very surreal seeing something like this, very nicely captured mate,

Cheers Rick :)

Hello Bob

Like paintbrush strokes on a canvas.
The pines are beautiful and when they are frosted like that they are even more appealing.
Well composed with lovely detail.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-01-22 3:55]

Hello Bob,
The Pines certainly look heavily laden with ice but it also makes them look very beautiful. I love your composition with the Aspen and the snow-covered path being framed by the Pines. A very sharp and beautiful capture!
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Bob,
Marvelous landscape capture by you! I have hardly ever seen such a great composition. TFS.

Gorgeous winter scene... well composed!

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2009-01-22 11:08]

We've only just got rid of our persistant high pressure system we've had over the UK for weeks. Does make for some nice photo opportunities, but gets a bit monotonous after a while! Anyhow, great POV, lovely sharp detail and the whites are well exposed throughout.

Ciao Bob, fantastic frozen composition, great natural B&W, very well done, bravo, ciao Silvio

Luvly imij Bob ... just supa.
Sank you :)
Potty Esq.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-01-25 7:36]

Hello Bob, Good shot and I like the snow covered areas. Good presentation. Ganesh

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