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Winter with No Snow

Winter with No Snow
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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: 2010-01-15
Categories: Trees
Camera: LeicaDLUX4
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-15 18:46
Viewed: 4097
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It has been days wince I have felt like going out. Yesterday was sunny but we had grand parenting to do....and so today Jane and I promised each other to go out and see what a winter here where we broke a record for high temperature in the Middle of winter.

This picture is on the North end of what is called "Long Lake". Long lake is part lake and part wetlands year around. On a normal year we see dozens if not hundreds of birds. today as I stepped out of my car to take pictures I heard only the sound of a single crow....I saw no birds in the water nor in the trees. I saw no mammals at all.....although hauntingly stark for what should be under 2 feet of snow....it had it's own beauty which by fortune I could grab on my Leica. The image has been cropped a bit for aesthetic reasons.... and a quote from a recent poem

"The rain here leaves everything dark
and scented as bitter chocolate:
old rust of fallen logs, mossed-fir,
bark and humus of the forest floor.
From stone rivers past autumn--
still more than a trickle through the deep sheen
of pebbles; dock and sorrel along the bank
slippery in decay; birds silent, or gone.

-Dixie Partridge 1999

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Hi Robert,
that's a wonderful place and you had done well to go out there. I also wonder that we have not much snow this year. The northern parts of Germany have much more snow - and they had no snow at all in the last years.
So thanks and enjoy your weekend
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-01-16 0:29]

Light and colors is amazing!
Reflexion in the water is great!
Great note too!
Congratulation for this beauty!

hello Bob

beautiful landscape photo with these trees and their
reflection on the water, fine POV and wide angle framing,
excellent sharpness and details, un joli paysage, TFS


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-01-16 13:14]

Hello Bob,
What a difference from last year as far as your snowfall. I think we have gotten all that you were supposed to get and more.
A beautifully composed image full of fine detail and contrasting colors. Love the reflections in the water and the amber colored cattails which line the shoreline.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-01-16 13:17]

Hi Bob. I glad you have been able to get out and take a car drive. As you say you have had very little snow compared with this time last year. A fine picture of the lake with the tall trees in the back ground. Well taken TFs.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-01-16 15:44]

Hi Bob,

Shhhhhhh - plenty of winter left for snow! I don't know what breaking a record up there means but it looks cold enough for me. A beautiful scene with wonderful reflections of the trees in the water. Say hi to Jane for me!


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-01-16 18:14]

Hola Sr. Bob.
It should be a beautiful place to go there and see all this lovely trees and grass. I read your note and let me tell You that we have just a little snow here, the last one was about 10 years ago. it is been very cold here, some times -10C.
Nice photo Bob. Full of great details and colors.
I hope You and Your dear wife are doing fine, and with good health.
Have a nice We Bob. (Saw Your video, and Your Family)

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-01-17 4:42]

Hello Bob,
You didn't have snow, we got so much I can't remember, maybe since 1963.
Beautiful photo in splendid natural colours. Great sharpness and well chosen composition. Good POV and DOF.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-01-17 4:53]

Hello Bob,
Sorry, I missed this shot. Happy to read that you went out again. No snow, but the water seems to be slightly frozen or is this just an impression?
There is something magical in the reflections and colors of this shot. I'm sure the birds and animal are still there, they just were resting :-)
Have a nice Sunday

Hi Bob

The reflection s on the water of the lake are assets to the composition. The point of view is leading my eyes toward the trees which is giving depth to the scenery. The cloudy sky is giving a good contrast to the colors. Have a nice day.


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