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Copyright: Silke Force (Silke) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-09-18
Categories: Trees, Sky
Exposure: f/4
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-25 0:39
Viewed: 3495
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Montauban is a very sleepy town an hour due west of Quebec City. But fifty years ago, this was a busy place for there were several productive mines. My father worked in one of them just after he arrived in Canada and earned the money to bring my mother and me over from Germany. The three of us stayed there and he continued that hard life through a bitter cold winter until the company began laying off the men. It's an old story, and, as Pablo Minto has said elsewhere: it's a common one for the founding of our country. Ich danke Euch, Mutter u Vater.
Camera: Sony Mavica on loan from McGill
PP: resize and sharpen

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A beautiful tree and note!
Pablo -

Hello Silke, excllent colors, bg, POV DOF the sence of this tree being tall is their, Great work, TFs Kyle

Hi Silke
I like your story about Montauban. I like your Larch tree too, standing so tall up against the warm blue sky and soft clouds. That Pablo....he's a smart guy :))
TFS Janice

Bonjour Silke
Une excellente photo avec un beau paysage,les couleurs sont justes et parfaitements exposées ainsi que les détails.. Félicitations pour la belle composition.

Merci et bravo...JP

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-08-28 22:09]

Hello Silke

Very Tom Thomson. A lovely windswept tree against a beautiful blue sky.Nicely composed and presented. TFS


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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-08-29 1:59]

Hello Silke,

This is a simple, yet a pleasing composition. Nice colors and good focus. Well done & TFS!


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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-08-29 8:44]

Hi Silke,
Every human being is a creature with history and you have told yours very well this tree by contrast, that lives the time impassive.
Best regards my friend.
José M.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-08-29 9:52]

Hi Silke.
Very nice picture you have done. Amazing scene, excellent exposure and details, interesting POV. Your picture is very pleasant for eye. My compliments,

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-08-29 18:26]

Hallo Silke,
Nice POV and wonderful details. Your composition goes very well with this wonderful tribute to the place and your parents.

Hello Silke !
This is a very beautiful tree; staning so high and proud ! The colors are wonderful, and the sky makes such a beautiful BG for your tree. Excellent composition and POV. Very well done !

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