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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24413 W: 523 N: 40840] (175730)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-09
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canonn 5D, Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
Exposure: f/16, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My favorite pictures, My best of 2009 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-03-01 23:16
Viewed: 3710
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 250
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello best friends,
It is not easy every time the place a very good picture.
These place is beside the Napoleon canal, where the farmers along come in summer with the tractor and them harvest.
During the winter is these are one oases of quiet, less tourists, no cars and almost no bikers.
I took this picture almost six weeks ago during the fantastic days with fog and blue sky.
You remember my previous picture with the note about smog.
As always I try to make a good picture with nice perspective and great depth sharpness to create. I think that I again have made, a good image but I wait on the reactions of the TE members.

Have a nice work week.

Canon EOS 5D
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9/01/2009 12:24:42
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EF16-35mm f/2.8L USM
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  • aadilj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2494 W: 64 N: 2604] (18102)
  • [2009-03-01 23:17]

Wow John, this is so well composed. The colours and the amosphere are full of energy and your lovely pov and perspective give it a lovely twist

Hi John
Winter has passed but it is really nice winter photo. Frost does a nice job. Good light and detail. Good luck.

Hi dear John
Wonderful landscape covered by snow. Excellent POV and diagonal lines. Beautiful colours
TFS and have a nice week

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  • amazon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1338 W: 57 N: 1882] (12112)
  • [2009-03-01 23:22]

good morning john,
a great perspective, depth and sense of perspective is very impressive,

Bonjour John
Un joli cliché de ce paysage tout givré et une belle profondeur d'image au milieu des arbres qui ressortent de belle manière sur un beau ciel bleu.
Merci pour cette belle image et bonne journée.

he good neighbour (i'm from the Netherlands) nice shot, typical winter shot with a cold atmosphere.

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  • dip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3341 W: 0 N: 2971] (23892)
  • [2009-03-01 23:33]

Hi John,
good capture of the winter atmosphere,
great perspective and amazing colors and clarity too,
very well done,

Bonjour John
Très belle cette perspective d'arbres nus.Ici le givre donne un cachet très esthétique à l'image sous ce bleu ciel.
Bonne journée

Hi John,
This "wintery" capture can only been criticised as "marvellous" !
Great pov from the edge of the snowy road and amazing soft colors.
We miss herev such a wintery scene !
TFS and have a wonderfull week
Best regards

Hi John.

Another lovely masterpiece!!!! The frozen atmosphere is unusual for me so I want to enjoy pics like this.

Excellent POV and details!

Rgs, Oscar

Hello John,
another fine composition where the frost create wonderful decorations. I like how you can obtain warm soft colours together with a good contrast so that a special atmosphere is created. For instance the contrast between the blue sky and the trees, the white frost and the darker trunks, etc.
And the infinite sense of depth is another important feature that makes it appealing.
Best greetings,

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5832 W: 95 N: 9345] (52961)
  • [2009-03-02 0:51]

Dag John,
prachtig hoe al de perspectivische lijnen zich naar elkaar bewegen in dit sprookjesachtig mooi winterlandschap.
Uitstekend fotowerk.
Groeten Gerrit

hi john,
Great photo. Well composed with excellent depth and perspective. Good colour and details also. Thanks for sharing.


hello john,
incredible DOF.
blue sky brown earth and white trees between so beatiful.
warm regards,

Hello John,
A splendid winter composition. A great perspective looking down the road line by the frost covered trees, which stand out beautifully against the lovely blue sky. The tracks in the grass make a great lead lines. The image has great depth with tracks and road stretching into infinity. Superb sharpness throughout. Great photo work.

Hello John!
Really captivating one! The rows of trees all covered by snow are a true highlight in here! Sharpness, exposure and dof are all excellent! Colors are beautiful! I also like the textures all over! The composition is outstanding, by placing so nicely and plesantly all the interesting elements in the image! I'd like to point out for example the paved and the unpaved roads!
TFS - Congratulations!
Warmest regards,

Hello John. The winter landscape with three rows of trees is perspectively particularly well represented. The color accents of red, white and blue please me. Altogether a professional shot. Very beautifully. Best regards, Wolfgang.

Hi Dear John,
this is an extraordinary painting.great shot with excellent depth and point of view.sharpness and clarity are very special.also wonderful blue sky effect.an eye catcher textures with nice soft light.well done.TFS
Best Regards

Olá John, you succeeded once again to make a great landscape shot. This is a gorgeous winter perspective dressed beautiful in white. I feel a strong force pulling me into this tunnel of trees. The textures on the ground are absolutely wonderful as it is the blue sky contrasting in the background.
warm regards,

Hoi John,

Dat is toch een mooie plaat?
Die van gisteren is aan me voorbij gegaan, want ik zit in Papua New Guinea voor m'n werk en heb niet elke avond de tijd.
Ik vind die lange schaduwen en de sneeuw op die bevroren modder wel erg mooi.

Groeten! Dennis

salut john
un autre POV et image de ces paysages du nord sous le froid glacial de l'hiver nordique avec une belle lumiére et des couleurs top, perspective toujours aussi belle

Hi Jhon
I love your technique, you are truly a master of the image, I still hours to see your masterpieces without words. Bravo

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42578)
  • [2009-03-02 2:59]

Hallo John!
Yes - it is an ecellent photo! What more should I say here...
These rows, these lines of trees create an enormous depth and the beauty of the scenery hardly is to surpass. A day from book of fairy tales... this winter is much more better than our today spring! ;-))
Greetings from grey and wet Germany!

Hello John,
Wonderful winter capture, the snow on the trees, the ice on the ground, looks marvelous.
Superb composition and POV.

cio John,
splendida composizione con le linee della strada e della campagna che si perdono all'orizzonte.
Campi innevati e cielo di un meraviglioso azzurro sono il contorno alla tua foto.
un caro saluto

I can feel the air freshness... Great compo, fantastic light balance...
I like this masterwork very very much

Bonjour, mon bon ami John,
Magnifique tableau étoilé de givre !
Très belle réalisation d'un paysage hivernal.
Félicitations pour cette très belle image.

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  • cbrman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3098 W: 263 N: 4835] (21675)
  • [2009-03-02 3:45]

Hello John,

Une très belle perspective pleine de givre. J'aime beaucoup le rythme apportés par les arbres le long de la route ! Excellente image colorée et dont la lumière est splendide.
Bravo !



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  • mikeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1327 W: 90 N: 1756] (12129)
  • [2009-03-02 3:48]

Hello John,

Lovely place! Three main colours here: blue, white and brown create amazing atmosphere. Lucky you to have do good light there.

All the best,

fraaie foto John,
het goede lijnenspel, de sfeer en het licht maken dit to een echte Maenhout, mijn complimenten John.
prettige dag verder.
groet jaap

Hi John,

The diagonal line of the road and the frost on the branches of the trees are assets to the composition. The point of view takes our eyes to infinity which is giving perspective to the scene. The trees are framing well the road. The blue sky is sending a light which is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14271 W: 1034 N: 28588] (135918)
  • [2009-03-02 4:11]

Hi John

Fantastic repetition & graphism of the rows if trees with superb sharpness, colour & saturation. The white frost contrasts well against the blue sky. Tfs!

Hi John
de toute beauté cette route avec ces arbres gelés de chaque côté, tous bien droits et bien alignés dans une belle journée au ciel tout bleu, bravo mon ami.

Dag John,

Je connais cet endroit, j'y suis allé quelque fois en été. C'est aussi très beau en hiver et ta photo le montre bien avec cette très belle perspective créée par toutes ces lignes. Le givre sur les arbres est particulièrememnt bien capté.
Goede week,

Hello John,
this is another great and fine composition, with a great POV and an incredible DOF.
I like this fantastic landscape with the snow nd with this splendid light and magnificent colors.
You are really a master.
Warm regards, have a nice week.

Hi John,
yes, indeed, a wonderful image! Great pov and beautiful sharpness and colors. The frozen trees, standing in a line are wonderful and the road leads the eye to the depth. Simple but excellent!
Thanks and take good care,

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  • hdl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1402 W: 14 N: 1577] (7035)
  • [2009-03-02 8:42]

Dag John. Nu nog eentje uit onze vorstdagen terwijl ik in Brugge deze morgen de eerste krokussen al heb zien bovenstaan. Het was inderdaad een prachtige periode om foto's te nemen (wel niet zo gezond met die smog) en ze mogen gezien worden. Je hebt hier wel een origineel uitgangspunt genomen: het pad als leidraad ipv de vaart, die er maar een paar meter van ligt. Hoedanook, hij is uitstekend van diepte en prachtig van kleur. Niets op aan te merken, een heel geslaagde compositie.

Bonjour John,

Une image magnifique, une profondeur qui donne de l'ampleur a la composition. Le givre qui contraste avec ce magnifique ciel bleu.
Très grande composition, félicitation.

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  • leo61 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 4168 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2009-03-02 9:12]

Hi John!
A great shot of this wonderful winterlandscape.I like it a lot.
Great POV and amazing depth with these converging lines.Colors,light and sharpness are perfect.

OPnieuw een van de fameuze perspectief foto's van John. En alweer een prachtplaat!
Het is zo ook een mooie terugblik op de winter van dit jaar.
En nu maar hopen op een fraai voorjaar met veel foto's van jou!


Dag john,
You profited from the frost to take a wonderful landscape view. Simple but very graphical with this play of linbes. And just beautiful to look at.

Hi John,
impressive your picture, the deep of image is fantastic, and good colors capture. The quality was great.

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  • Alco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 3 N: 630] (7559)
  • [2009-03-02 12:07]

Hello John,
Another beautiful picture with all those trees covered with frost.I like the lines made by the trees and the road.The perspective and the colors are super.Very well done!
Best regards

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  • UlfE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2518 W: 81 N: 3654] (14641)
  • [2009-03-02 12:08]

Hi John,

Wonderful frosty scene. I love you play with lines.Lovely colours and excellent sharpness. TFS and have a nice evening!



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  • BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2445 W: 34 N: 4392] (24697)
  • [2009-03-02 12:33]

Dit is weer echt een mooie, John. Prachtig lijnenspel, betoverend landschap. Knap vind ik ook dat je in de compositie de horizontale lijn zo hoog opgetrokken hebt, totaal tegen die fameuze regel van derden in - dit bewijst nog maar eens dat schoonheid niet zomaar ontstaat door regeltjes te volgen, maar wel door met die regels te spelen.


une tres belle perspetcive avec de beaux arbres givrés et cette route nous guidant tres loin...
des couleurs tres douces malgre cette ambiance glaciale...

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  • guytoc Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 14 N: 491] (3614)
  • [2009-03-02 13:18]

Bonsoir John,

Un seul point de fuite qui reçoit toutes les diagonales : tout le charme de la perspective frontale ... Ca, c'est pour la géométrie de la composition, mais il y a les couleurs et la lumière, qui font, résolument, tout le reste!
Photo magique ! TFS.
Nog een prettige nacht !

  • batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6808 W: 476 N: 12169] (41257)
  • [2009-03-02 13:19]

Hello Dear John,

Placid and peaceful, isolated and lonely — these are some of the words that leap to mind in looking at the scene, but also of an artistic depiction by a talented photographer. It looks very cold, with the ground frozen, the trees glistening with ice.

Warm regards, John,


Hoi, John.
Echt een mooie, klassieke winterplaat. Prima perspectief en kadrage, schitterende kleuren, haarscherp, en het landschap op zich is natuurlijk betoverend. Het lijkt allemaal zo simpel, maar je moet het wel kunnen, he! Bedankt, vriend. Ik wens je nog een fijne avond en een goed begin van de week. De hartelijke groeten, tot gauw.

there is a nice warm light on this classic frozen perspective of trees, very nice

Hi John,
I really like the look and feel of heavy frost yet bright and sunny days. The white is some a rich contrast with the deep blue sky - beautiful to look at. TFS. Gerald

Oi amigo ,
Que linda esta tua imagem completamente gelada , ficou fantástico este corredor de árvores até ao horizonte , lindo contraste com o azul do céu , boa luz, bom enquadramento da foto ,parabéns!!!
um abraço Gonçalo

Olá John,

Very nice landscape shot. Great colours and a very pleasant composition. Sky and the way colours are all nice perspective is excellent. Good DOF.
John,You photographed in automatic?
Best wishes,

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  • ymrk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1442 W: 145 N: 1953] (15085)
  • [2009-03-03 3:16]

Beautiful way in the Belgium.Very natural graphical perspective,with snowy trees!Very natural factors!
Have a nice day,see you sooooonnnnnnnnnn!


Hi John,
Picturesque winter atmosphere with spectacular composition and depth. The snowy environment is beautiful, the lights and clarity are excellent. Calm and romantic atmosphere. Congratulations. Have a nice day!

Hi John.
A typically beautiful shot from you, with the road, the canal, the lines of trees all converging on one side of your photo. Lovely sharp rendering of the frost and the details of the tree trunks. And lovely deep blue of the sky. A delightful lingering memory of the days that just passed not so long ago!

Hi John,
Beautiful shot of the winter atmosphere. Great perspective, good light and amazing colours. Very well done my dear friend...
Thanks for sharing.
Ali Rıza

Hello John
Etonnant le contraste de ces arbres blancs de givre avec ce ciel bleu et limpide, la composition est bien pensée et le travail sur les perspectives très bien vu.
Du très beau travail!!

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13818 W: 0 N: 16050] (169358)
  • [2009-03-03 6:09]


encore une spectaculaire image, quel perspective et graphisme sur ce champl, avec le givre et le froid qui ressort à merveille, du grand art.

Bravo et amitié


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  • diomed Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1270 W: 32 N: 2491] (13926)
  • [2009-03-03 6:33]

Hi Jhon,
marvellous composition with fairy perpective and amazing colours.
Nice evening

Hello John.Fantastic depth,light and sharpnes.Great composition,bravo.


Hi John,
what a wonderful winter scene in this composition. The framing is really good, and the perspective of the trees, the road and the canal give a lot of depth and dynamism to the image.
I like the cold ambience of the hoarfrost on the scenery, while the sun tries to warm it.
The light is beautiful.
Best regards,

Ciao John, splendid winter view with fantastic perspective, wonderful composition with beautiful frozen trees, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • MarcT Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2055 W: 428 N: 4747] (20964)
  • [2009-03-03 13:46]

Salut John,
Superbe moment qui n'arrive qu'un jour ou deux par an! Une belle lumière et du givre qui fait le charme de l'image.

Another very "cryspy" image, with the frost covering the tress, and a beautifull deep blue sky.

All the best,


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  • parbo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2432 W: 15 N: 3160] (11092)
  • [2009-03-03 16:38]

Dag John,

Frozen trees and ground are just gorgeous in your skilfully build point of view. I liked brownish color of soil and your excellent time for lights under smog. The contrasts between clear blue sky and crystal clear frozen branches are beautiful with long shadows of trees. Congratulations.

Best Regards,


Hello John -

Wow - this looks like it was shot with Velvia. The colors are so saturated and sharp. I am at a loss for something to say other than WOW! Spot on the money!

Thank you for sharing.


A m a z i n g !
And of course, the always well-known
and beautiful view and perspective....

Hello John,
The arbes with the frosted branches make wonder on this sky. It is beautiful and very pleasant version of this winter landscape. The light is magic. The depth of the image is remarkable. Congratulations.
Have a nice day

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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2009-03-04 7:02]

Hi John! It is very beautiful composition with the frozen trees in the line up to the centre and the prospect that leads you Good your idea with a sky to impress in the background and to add in the opposition and her lines of trunkes and street Excellent POV and details!

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9599 W: 157 N: 15505] (124145)
  • [2009-03-04 7:25]

Witaj John!
Nice landscape winter.
Good frame and perspective.
Excellent light and colors.
Well done.

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  • alive Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 114 W: 1 N: 227] (1360)
  • [2009-03-04 8:30]

Olá John!
Wonderful winter photo.
Excellent POV and beautiful colours.

Helo John
Winter beauty thry your lens is something special
Thanks for sharing this awsome picture

Hi John,
Great perspective and depth for your shot with all these lines, good result well managed, nice shot.

Again a superb presentation, those colours really got me in since i saw it from thumbnails, you have wonderful nature there and composed it perfect. Really like it John....tfs


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  • dumbo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 502 W: 64 N: 199] (4541)
  • [2009-03-05 0:45]

Hello John,
Excellent winter shot again! I like those frost covered trees and the deep blue sky. Good lines of the trees and great sharpness.
Well done!


Hi John. Wonderful view with the trees making a very nice effect looking like a parade. Very good the depth, very nice the colors and a great sharpness. Well done. tfs. Regards. PAulo

Hello John,
Thank you for sharing such wonderful image in the best quality in pov, lighting and awesome colouration! the fog and the blue sky makes a great impact in this composition indeed
I loved it
my warmest regards

- That's true that your winter pictures are superb John, this one does not infringe the rule, which magnificent perspective! Light and sunny atmosphere in spite of winter is superb also, bravo!

Hello John,
Great pov from the edge of the snowy road and amazing soft colors.I like this fantastic landscape with the snow nd with this splendid light and magnificent colors.Regards.

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  • JCG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 737 N: 9440] (35153)
  • [2009-03-05 12:40]

Bonsoir John,

Une perspective givrée de toute beauté. Ce magnifique ciel bleu et cette lumière douce mettent bien en valeur toute cette végétation prisonnière de la glace. De la très belle photo, bravo et merci John.

Avec toute mes amitiés et une très bonne soirée,


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  • toto Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2832 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2009-03-05 13:51]

belle photo de cette longue route arborée de fort jolie façon, avec autant d' arbres en lignes qui gelée de cette façon.
Très beau a regarder et donne un bel effet a votre photo.

Amitiés Thomas

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  • gunbud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5926 W: 8 N: 8034] (34066)
  • [2009-03-05 16:29]

Hi John,
The large frost encrusted dorment trees make a beautiful natural frame and create effective depth to this lovely winter landscape.
Beautiful texture to the frosty old dirt road that contrast so brilliantly with the vivid blue sky.
Regards, Tom

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  • ifanik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1824 W: 52 N: 3687] (21679)
  • [2009-03-05 21:24]

Hi John
What a beautiful place is this?
And what a beautiful photo?
Congratulations my friend
A photo from my dreams
Best regrds

Hi John,
Straight lines! Vertical and horizontal and a marvellous perspective. The combination with these colours of frost and sky, just an outstanding photo!
Kind regards

Hi John,
Great composition with superb winter colors. Very good POV with fine prespective!

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2009-03-05 23:29]

Hi John,
nice perspective and view, good composition. Simple theme and very good effect. I like it a lot.
Gr., Aleksander

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13704 W: 295 N: 27294] (109611)
  • [2009-03-06 0:21]

Good morning John,
great perspective and POV of this lines of trees that in combination with the narrow road create depth in the scene.I like the snows on the trees,the dew on the ground,as the superb contrast with the blue sky.Well done.

Have a nice day,Danos

Hi john,
wow this is a great shot
wonderfull cold atmosphere great composed with the frosty trees
I really like it

Bonjour John.
Cette photo est d'une très grande beauté. C'est à croire que l'hiver est la meilleure saison pour la photo. J'aime beaucoup la composition qui s'appuie sur la perspective des arbres givrées. Les couleurs sont superbes.
Un régal !

Hi John
one more very beautifull picture with a great perspective; Amazing sharpness, amazing light.
Very beautifull

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15450 W: 159 N: 27003] (141836)
  • [2009-03-06 14:41]

Bonsoir John
Magnifique image hivernale, trés belle perspective des arbres sous une trés belle lumiére et le ciel bien bleu, trés joli tableau

John Hi:

This is so very beautiful and your galley just amazing.

Congratulations, very nicely done.

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7512 W: 201 N: 7196] (50508)
  • [2009-03-07 8:23]

Hi John,
Beautiful winter picture my friend. you caught very good perspective with this point of view.
Have a Nice Weekend :-)

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2009-03-07 10:26]

Salut John
Ma réaction sera donc toujours positive.
Intéressante image où la perspective multiple joue un grand rôle.
Belle luminosité ambiante; je n'ai pas eu l'occasion de profiter des jours de gel car je devais être présent à mon travail :)

Hi John,
Een hele mmoie. Heel zorgvuldig geconstrueerd en met prachtige kleuren. Schitterend werk,
Hartelijk gefeliciteerd

It looks like someone spends time trimming the top of the trees to make them of the height! It is a wonderful perspective and the light was superb. The colours are excellent, including the beautiful sky. Well done.

Dag John,
Op deze druilige maartse dag is deze prachtige winterfoto een mooie herinnering.
Heel mooie kleuren en geweldige lijnen en vlakken in verschillende richtingen: de verticale lijnen van de boomstammen, de sporen naar de horizon toe en de diagonale lijnen van de baan en van de bomenrij rechts.
Prachtig !
Groeten, Paul

Dag, John. Zeer mooi perspectief met de rijen bomen die langs het kanaal lopen. Winter is hier op zijn best met een mooie blauwe lucht waartegen de bevroren bomen zeer goed uitkomen. Goed licht en mooie contrasten.
Prettige avond verder,

Hi John. Great photo. You certainly have sharpness and depth but it’s the colours that caught my eye, and of course frost like we never have here ;-). Well captured and thanks for sharing.
Have a good week, Paul.

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  • stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4422 W: 612 N: 7301] (24132)
  • [2009-03-09 0:07]

Hi John,
Another "freezing" view an amazing clarity rendered by that winter sun that does wonders for the colours and clarity but isn't able to melt the frost, which actually is good, because it looks great in the photo.
As usual, a masterful compo, with great depth and sense of perspective.
Regards, José.

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2009-03-09 1:13]

Dag John
A fine perspective with the trees & the marks leading to infinity. In fact this merging perspective to vanishing point is always excellent to watch. Good contrast with the blue sky.
Best Regards

bonjour John
Très belle perspective d'arbres avec cette atmosphère d'hiver et de givre qui donne un cachet très esthétique à l'image sous un très beau ciel lumineux.
Excellent travail photographique.

Hi John,
Superb POV!Great atmosphere and very well composed.The colours,the light,the details all very wonderful.
Have a nice day.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10510 W: 174 N: 17855] (79301)
  • [2009-03-11 7:58]


reading your presentation I knew about your accident. Be carefull, we need to see more of your photos !
this image has a perfect light and sharpness, we can see even the small details like texture of the frost in the ground. beautiful the colors (blues, whites, blacks and browns). very nice pov, framing and everything else. a pleasure to watch so nice work like this, congratulations



Alignement parfait..le tout saupoudré de neige.. Une superbe perspective..
Le ciel ressort magnifiquement..


Astonishing "line" and fabulous composition.
Something special in this great achievment.
TFS John

Hi John,
Very beautiful winter landscape... Excellent POV, good sharpness and lighting...
Have a nice sunday.

Hello John,
What a wonderful capture. The great contrast between the frosty trees and the blue sky is one enchanting element here. The other one is the composition and the amazing perspective and sense of depth. Very beautiful light and great colours. An outstanding photo!
Greetings from now grey and slushy Espoo.

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  • daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3581 W: 114 N: 6346] (28696)
  • [2009-03-16 14:48]

Hi John. Sad to hear about your accident and I wish you a speedy recovery. I'm sure that while you are housebound you will post images from your treasure trove of previous photos.This one is a stunning composition with its symmetry and delicate beauty.The sky is perfect and the light coming from the left has cast its magic everywhere. Beautiful. Regards. Klaudio.

Hello John, I imagine this must be one one of the last winter scenes, surely the weather must be improving even in your beautiful part of the world, I can see clear blue sky.
Another very lovely winter scene, captured from a good POV with excellent colour, detail & perspective.
Warm regards

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2009-03-18 23:53]

Bonjour John,
c'est bien une de tes spécialités ce genre de prise, quelle que soit la saison. Un seul mot: "magnifique".

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  • mumek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1912 W: 31 N: 2944] (20202)
  • [2009-03-26 2:28]

Good morning John!
Very well composed and taken in cold sunny day winter scenery. Great perspective of the trees,
fantastic natural colours, lovely contrast between blue sky and frosty trees.My compliments
best regards

Hi John, Superb prospective with the eye drawn right down the line of trees, the rough frosty ground offers great texture, I love the deep blue sky & the fabulous sharp quality, TFS, kind regards Wilson.

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  • yso Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 25 N: 164] (4146)
  • [2009-05-03 5:50]

Hi John,
I love this one, simple composition but so great perspective you found, very well done !

Hello John.
A great perspective with very good POV, it me pleases exactly convergence of trees and paths, impressive the trees and lands with this hoar-frost. It Was to do a cold of death.
Well done. TFS.

The lines leading to horizon is very good idea. really winter, this frost on the earth and branches and This blue sky is very beautyful.
Best Regards

Hi John,

I like your winter pictures, they are superb, this is a good composition, excellent colours and an interesting perspective, well done!

Best regards


Hi John
I found this one on the welcome page of TE
Not much to add, except my own compliments to the very long list
have a nice Evening
Best regards

Dobar dan.
Kod nas je velika vrucina za ovo doba godine, lepo bi dosla ova hladnoca.
Dobar tekst o mestu i vremenu ...
Dobar ugao snimka i perspektiva, lepa fotografija.
Dobra ostrina, trenutak snimka sa dugim senkama, pustom stazom i putem.
Dobar prikaz i kompozicija, moje cestitke na dobrom radu.
Prijatno popodne i dobar vikend.
Sve najbolje.


Goede dag meneer.
In onze zeer warm voor deze tijd van het jaar, goed zal komen als koud.
Goed artikel over de plaats en tijd ...
Een goede schot hoek en perspectief, mooie foto's.
Goede scherpte, tijdregistratie met lange schaduwen, en door middel van een woestijn pad.
Goede presentatie en samenstelling, mijn felicitaties aan het goede werk.
Gezellige middag en een goed weekend.
All the best.

Good day sir.
In our very hot for this time of year, well this will come as cold.
Good article about the place and time ...
A good shot angle and perspective, beautiful photos.
Good sharpness, time recording with long shadows, and through a desert trail.
Good presentation and composition, my congratulations on the good work.
Pleasant afternoon and a good weekend.
All the best.

John, this image is very impressive of the first snowfall and frost on the ground, a marvelous composition with great color and magnificent touches of soft light
have a great winter

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  • gus72 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 1 N: 969] (3719)
  • [2014-01-03 20:36]

Hi John !!
you have received very good comments and compliments for this photo ....... it is imposible for me to add something new.
...... so Congratulations........

Hello John,
your work with perspectives is superb here as well. I like very much how dynamism has become the main characteristic of this desolate and peaceful scenery, your composition is elegant and creative. The blue backdrop is very delightful and has set out excellently the textures and tones of the wintry scenery. I also like the balance that the fine shadows add to the composition and the atmosphere. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,

Hello John,
I see that a roadway has taken the place of a canal, but the photo is just as nice as the ones with canals.

Hello John! Amazing landscape. Wonderful sky. Fantastic tress. Superb snow. Fine colours. Excellent exposure. Good focus. Very good sharpness. Ideal frame. Interesting note. Good luck!

Good afternoon John,
Someone had driven this bank with a 4X4 vehicle, crushing the frozen terrain.
What comes first to mind is the great depth achievement and clarity on this photo.
My cong.'s,

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