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Big snow
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Copyright: Horia Bogdan (horia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-16
Categories: Trees, River
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC, Cokin P121M
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/4 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Your favorites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-19 5:46
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi again,

I hope i'll still find some of my friends here on TN, with another big problem hitting this site - the copyright one :(

I'll tell you folks: the more problems appear here on the site, the better we'll feel in Poland, on our meeting (where there won't be any issues as the ones that have recently affected this community).

Meanwhile, since it snowed here more than anyone could foresee, i managed to go out in the weekend and do some shooting. After the last post - the abstract of the ice crystals - i present you now a bigger picture: the little stream that passes through this valley...i'm sorry i don't know its name :(
Anyway, i hope this gives you a better picture of how big our snow really is...And now imagine that it snowed two more days, non stop, after this picture was taken :)

My only regret here is that i didn't take a similar shot (composition-wise) with my new full ND filter (8 stop)...i would have liked the effect of the smoother water and the round boulders with their snow caps popping out...ahhh...next time :)

If you are curious for more winter scenes i've taken recently, you can check out my website - in the "New" section.

Hope you'll like it and thanks for visiting :)

EXIF data :
Camera: Canon 400D
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro
Filter: Hoya 72mm HMC Circ. Pol. + Cokin P121M
Focal Length: 17mm
Shutter Speed: 1/4 sec.
Metering Mode: Evaluative metering
Exposure Bias: 0
F-Stop: f/18
ISO: 100
Flash: No
Support: tripod
TOD: about 4 PM
Weather conditions: cloudy

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Hi Horia,
I'm not interested of big snow, much more interested of big SUN and a warm wonderful spring right now. ;-))
And I hope the chaos this time is ended.
I hope you will have a fine and nice meeting in Poland.
Your picture is well composed with a nice deep and good POV.
Well done, my friend.

Hi Horia,

Great landscape capture and you bring along the spirit of photographer.Hope you all have great TN meeting there and share with us soon.TFS.


Salut Horia
Ca de obicei, un peisaj extraordinar!Imi place foarte mult zapada proaspata de pe copaci, de pe pietre, culorile cerului. Un peisaj parca rupt de lume, zic asa ca banuiesc ca undeva departe, se poate intrezari o casa portocalie, sau poate ma insel!Iarna inca este frumoasa!
Taote cele bune, Oana

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-02-19 8:19]

Hello Horia,
Like my compatriot Gert I prefer sun to snow any time. But you have made great use of it here in this marvellous composition of the stream flowing past boulders that are rounded by the snow. The exċposure to me is just right the water looking smooth and flowing without being erased and the BG composition of the sky and the valley is great.
A very nice winter scene MF and thanks for sharing it.
Best regards,

Ouch..I need no reminder for folks here still drive with studded tires and getting off the main roads to a location like this is beyond the realm of a car...I like the clouds..at first I was unsure but these clouds are in advance of another incoming storm....usually precedes by 1-3 days dependent on how big the storm cell is..Very good overall capture.

Horia, I like this composition very much. You've shown the motion of the water while the rest of the scene remains in good, sharp focus. The overall exposure is very good. The detail in the clouds is especially nice. And I like how you have placed the horizon about midway in this photo. Very nicely done!


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-02-19 11:08]

Hola amigo,
precioso habitat,
bella compo y magnífico pov,
saludos Horia.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-02-19 11:30]

Hello Horia,
Great photo in beautiful repeating lines and an excellent composition. Very good in colouring and a superb POV.

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  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2009-02-19 12:34]

foarte buna imaginia. cand am vazut-o mica nu m-am gandit ca este asa buna. chiar nu prea vezi peisaje de genul acesta. felicitari pentru imaginatia compozitionala.
totusi cred ca filtrul gradual nu a fost o idee prea buna aici. parca mi-ar fi placut ca norisorii de sus de tot sa fie albi si nu gri deschis.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-02-19 12:52]

Hi Horia,
Wonderful capture.I liked low level POV,use of perspective,colors and composition are perfect.
Thanks for posting.

Merhaba Horia,çekim açısının çok iyi ayarlandığı,nefis bir perspektifle izlemesi çok keyifli bir fotoğraf olmuş.Derenin akışı ile bulutlara yolculuk yapıyormuşum gibi hissettim,ellerine sağlık,süperr:)

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-02-19 15:22]

Hi Bogdan,i like a lot this kind of pic,this year a lot of snow....and beautiful shot like that,this atmosphere is one of the best living in our world! My best compliments,Luciano

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-02-19 19:32]

hi horia,
another beautiful landscape from you, brilliantly captured. tfs.

Hi Horia,
Yes this is tensed moment in our community now. Hope everything gets settled soon. A lovely capture of this beautiful snowy landscape. Excellent composition and very good lighting. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2009-02-20 10:14]

Hello Horia , Great and interesting image , well done ,Good Weekend ,Teunie .

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-02-22 8:49]

Horia, I have never seen such a big snow in my life. Perhaps may be someday somewhere. But we have a big sun coming soon in another 3-4 months. Ganesh

Witaj Horia
And very nice winter scene. Good perspective. I assume, from you stood in water from apparatus :). Pretty colours and miraculous perspective.
Pozdrawiam - Roma

This was very nicely done, I love the composition, it is differnt that the usual river scene. Nicely done,


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-02-24 5:22]

Wow!! Now that is some serious snow Horia!!
Wonderfully composed with excellent color and detail. Very good exposure, which is hard to do with all that white. You live in a beautiful area. Well done!!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-02-25 21:33]

Hi Horia.
You have selected a very nice moment for shooting as well as POV. The sky with small clouds among the trees and over the hill is wonderful. Frozen by long exposure time water stream also is fine. And covered with snow stones and banks are simply amazing. I like precise exposure and superb reproduction of snow colour tones, dark trees and light sky. DOF and details of the scene are great as usual for your works. All in all Bravo and thanks for sharing.

Hi Horia,
I've decided to visit TN again and had to leave my mark with this stunning photo. It has so many beautiful elements and shows the perfect control of the photography technique.

The splash of warm color in the distance and the V-shapes tree line help to draw the eye along the stream to the horizon. The snow covered rock in the FG and the movement in the water makes it a perfect photo. This really is a beautiful patch of nature and you made it in to a masterpiece.


Hello Horia,
I have been busy and inactive lately, but I'm here just checking in to make sure you are doing your part and contributing to TN :)
Looks like you are keeping it up very well. I'm happy to see. This one attract me right away, because from the thumbnail, it looks like your went camping and set up a tent and the next morning your found your tent cover with snow. That's what the first rock in the foreground looks like to me. I was like "Holy Snow" How do Horia going to get out of the tent? Wonderful shot using your fake tent to lead us in and flow the stream up to the rest of beautiful winter scenery. Very refreshing, I love the soft light, the high clouds scatter across the sky, make me dream to fly high above the sky to some wonderful places.
I hope you are doing well and enjoying everyday, and "today" is another wonderful gift. I'll check with you later.

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