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Winter Abstract

Winter Abstract
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Copyright: Richard Vincent (earthtraveler) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 427 W: 123 N: 947] (3483)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-27
Categories: Trees
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ50
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Abstract Nature [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-27 19:12
Viewed: 3890
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took my camera along X-country sking today in the local state park. The sky had clouded over by the time I arrived so my hopes for some colorful landscape shots were put on hold.
These branches with a thick snow cover caught my eye as they formed an interesting pattern. I find it rather amazing how so much snow can pile up on such thin twigs.

Thanks for taking a look and sharing your thoughts.

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  • gail Gold Star Critiquer [C: 78 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-12-27 19:17]

Hi Richard,
Thanks for sharing this. The absense of sunlight makes the snow look really COLD! I am also amazed at how tiny twigs can hold so much snow.

Cross country skiing..Your image on profile matches that...you must certainly have become a romantic by now....and attracted all the fine ...well you know...sort of like NASCAR drivers...or Tour de' France...ah well..

Patterns...I love patterns. I see them all the time in wanter more than likely because they show up better...but in summer they do not disappear...not sure of the cause...but one mans patterns...etc... and still it makes a good image of your thought process...very nice Richard..
ooops..Heavy Bob I mean..Rick game me the moniker

Some of the best pictures are the unexpected ones... great abstract capture. Great tones in the snow.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-12-27 21:53]

Hello Richard,
Very beautiful capture, the black branches and the darker
white makes a a wonderful combination.. Well done


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-12-28 0:18]

Hello Richard,
Nature has a lot offer when it comes to patterns and design. This is a great example that reminds me of a Mondrian painting. I'm glad that you chose to keep to colour: B&W would have made it too stark.
BTW as we have no snow cross-country skiing is out of the question in S.Sweden.

Well done. This is a very good shot.

Hi Richard

that is a lot of snow on those branches and I love the pattern and B&W effect you have here.

Well seen and caught.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-12-28 8:16]

Hi Richard,
Just marking it to come back later with a proper critique.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-12-28 20:16]

Hi Richard,

Brrrrr. I don't get to scenes like this in Arizona. A very creative shot and the patterns are quite beautiful.


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-12-28 21:16]

Hello Richard

This is a lovely graphic shot with a lovely composition.
it has lovely flow with the repetitive arched snow-covered branches.
well focused with sharp details.
The lighting is well used.
Excellent DOF and POV.
Nicely framed and presented.


Hi Richard,
This is also a typical scenery here this year. We do had a lot of snow so far, a real winter! I like this abstract snowy representation. Details and exposure are very good. Have a great New Year!

Hello Richard,
Lovely captured of this winter scenery!
excellent sharpness, natural colour and so much details in the shot with good exposure and focus too
very well done and it's beautiful
thanks for sharing

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-12-29 10:16]

Hello Richard, great forms, lines and textures ! The exposure is well done so the details in the snow are awesome ! Thanks ! Happy New Year !


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-02-07 9:54]

Hi Richard

This is new, this is original, this is abstract...this is TERRIFIC!
I really like the monochrome look of this shot with the thick layers of snow on each thin dark branch.
I also love the fact that the branches aren't straight - they are curved - giving such a splendid geometry to the entire scene.
Also, the DOF is excellent here, keeping the ones in front in exceptional focus while still presenting the ones in the back with great details, thus creating a very beautiful mosaic.
All-in-all: SUPERB!

Bravo and TFS

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-03-09 18:58]

Oh what a wonderful B&W scene! That heavy snow settled on the tree branches make it a real work of art.
I find this quite amazing how each narrow branch holds such a thick amount of snow. And interesting patterns and designs - only nature can come up with this result

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