Tree in Winter


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Title     Tree in Winter
Photographer     swilcox/Steve (10,261) Send mail to this user
Portfolio     Portfolio
F-stop     f/8
Shutter speed     1/250 sec
Category     Nature
Lens     Zoom-Nikkor 7-21mm f/2.6-4
Camera     Nikon Coolpix 950
Submitted     June 4, 2003 8:39:09 PM CDT
Views     439
Rating     19 Thumb-up

Minor adjustments in Photoshop including contrast boost and slight desaturation.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up    from ulku/Hulya (526) Send mail to this user on December 13, 2009 9:18:01 AM CST (1)

Hi Steve, I just went through your portfolio as one of the winter landscapes you have posted was quite interesting.. well I am glad that I did, as I found even more interesting winter landscapes and white-colour dominant images. I really liked this image, it's very elegant, the light has been handled with a big care, and the tree in front conveys a feeling of solitude in a quite positive way. Thanks for sharing. Hulya

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from petersaunders/Peter (5,083) Send mail to this user on December 31, 2003 11:50:50 AM CST (1)

A classic balanced composition. I love the merest hint of colour in the background tree in this otherwise bleak scene. The foreground tree is wonderfully frail and the overall mood of silence is beautifully captured. A poetic photo which could inspire a haiku.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from kpskhalsa/Karta Purkh (16,085) Send mail to this user on November 3, 2003 7:54:04 PM CST (1)

It would have been a nice photo without the snow falling. With it though boosts it quite a bit. It has a great dynamic and a good excuse for the sullen sky.

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From swilcox/Steve (10,261) Send mail to this user on November 4, 2003 8:19:48 AM CST

If given the choice between snow or no snow, I would have quickly chosen no snow. But I appreciate that you also found that the falling snow wasn't a distraction from the mood and scene.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from kitkit/Kit (3,964) Send mail to this user on June 15, 2003 12:28:20 PM CDT (2)

Hi, Steve, thanks for comment on my pic and happy to see you in Photosig. This is one of the best moody pic that I ever see. The white winter, with the component of rotten tree and white snow, it can show a cool, sad and lonely feeling to me. Besides, excellent technique of using PS for the brightness adjustment. Well done and thanks for sharing ^_^

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from mikebeecroft/Mike (3,410) Send mail to this user on June 6, 2003 12:11:06 PM CDT (1) Early critique

A desolate looking winter scene well shot and well composed.The photosop adjustments are well done and really make the tree stand out IMO giving the photograph a bit if a 3-d appearance.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from jankon/Janne (90) Send mail to this user on June 5, 2003 6:19:06 AM CDT (1) Early critique

You really captured the mood with this one. And I think the composition is perfect.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up    from dazabale/David (16,401) Send mail to this user on June 4, 2003 8:56:27 PM CDT (1) Early critique

Nice shot. I love the B&W feel it has. I wish that it had been possible to include the entire bend of the river as it would have improved the composition.

Comments are welcome on my latest, Secluded Beach.

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