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Frozen D VIb
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24418 W: 523 N: 40847] (175764)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-12
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canonn 5D, Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L USM
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/50 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): My favorite pictures, My best of 2007 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-04 7:10
Viewed: 3028
Favorites: 3 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
During my daily bike trip, I saw this wonderful panorama view about the rural site of my village on 2 miles of my home. These morning it was 2 degree Celsius frozen and all was lovely white, the sun just above the trees with the fantastic yellow colours, this was very lovely.

I've placing second picture the same image with a carper format second picture

I took this picture with a monopod

I hope you like it.

History of Maldegem, (research hdl TE member)
Untill the 13th century Maldegem's territory still largely consisted of swamps and woods. From medio 14th century on, anual fairs took place here, a privilege given to the village by count Louis of Male (see Male). The manor Maldegem stood under the authority of 'het Brugse Vrije'. Maldegem is often called 'the faithful'. This good name the community owes to the bravery and loyalty of its knights to the count of Flanders. Philips of Maldegem fought on the side of Guy of Dampierre against Filips (the king of France), was captured and his castle was burnt down. Walter of Maldegem accompanied the count when he got caught by the French. Nevertheless, not all the knights were that loyal: Eustache of Maldegem chose the side of the French! Eventually he saw that he was wrong and fought on Flemish side on the Groeningefield (Battle of the Golden Spurs 1302).

Canon EOS 5D
Shooting Date/Time
12/12/2006 08:39:10
Tv(Shutter Speed)
Av(Aperture Value)
Metering Modes
Centerweighted average metering
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EF16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Focal Length
16,0 mm
Image size
4368 x 2912
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Hi John.

You are lucky to enjoy views like this. The charmfull colours are lovely and the sense of calm & peace is great!

Rgs, Oscar

hello! fantastic shot! excellent moment! wonderful colours! TFS

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 458 W: 115 N: 422] (3004)
  • [2007-01-04 7:14]

bonjour John,
quel alo de lumière, c'est superbe. Le format de l'image est parfait pour nous plonger dans cette beauté matinale. J'aime beaucoup la gamme de vert/bleu.


Hi John.
Colori eccezzionali per questo tramonto.


Arrrived recently on TE, attracted by this picture I've just had a look at your your gallery... simply wonderful


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  • aadilj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2494 W: 64 N: 2604] (18102)
  • [2007-01-04 7:15]

Hi John, this is a great landscape shot that captures your village in all its colourful natural glory and colours. A very fine assembly of colours and textures. The pov is great and you've done so well to keep the lights from reflecting and the the sharpp sun from distorting. A beautiful composition indeed. TFs and regards. Aadil

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  • Paolo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 144 N: 8842] (41250)
  • [2007-01-04 7:33]

Hi John it's a paint! a wonderufl one.
excellent quality, light and POV.
thanks, ciao

hello john

a photograph which shows well us the icy cold which régne in this landscape at the time or the sun rises, the white green color is superb
all my best wishes for 2007

Hello John! Wonderful colors, very pleasing to the eyes! You clicked at the right time, capturing this marvelous event. I'm just curious about the presence of grains (at ISO400?) and the "cut" trees at the left portion? rgds.

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  • vincz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2604 W: 77 N: 5252] (19113)
  • [2007-01-04 9:24]

Wonderful tones and colours. What you got with the fog on the village in the back is truely awesome.

Hi John,
Very nice captureç, congratulations and thansk for sharing

Hi John - fantastic colors you achieved in this white morning! Probably the impact would have been stronger in larger format (smaller border). Regards, Daniel

ja John hij is mooi.
Ik moet U eerlijk zeggen dat ik met het carper formaat niet echt een verbetering zie, ook geen verslechtering trouwens, goede heldere foto, waarbij U telkens Uw grenzen probeert te verleggen en ik mag dat wel. Het toont initiatief. goed werk John.
gr. jaap

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2007-01-04 13:12]

Hi John,
very pleasant view and landscape, You was in good time and place. Great palette of colours. Nice frozen grass and fog by horizon line. Good captured and well done.
Gr., Aleksander

Hi John,
This is breath-taking photo with the perfect captured!
Another beauty from Belgium through your endless effort!

Hi John,
Fantastic shot. I like colours and composition a lot.
Congratulations my friend...
Happy New Year to you and your family.
Ali Rıza

Bonsoir John,
Superb colors in this picture.
The atmosphere is great, as in almost every of your shots. In this one, I really like the green of the foreground.
Very nice,

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  • jrj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4529 W: 494 N: 7430] (34843)
  • [2007-01-04 14:48]

Difficult light John with the sun almost inside the halo. Beside of that a most special setting with the plain field in the front. Interesting work

Bonsoir John
Une lumière qui n'a pas du être facile à gérer et pourtant tu as réussi à sortir une belle exposition sur l'ensemble de la photo. Une belle ambiance qui mélange le froid du gel et la chaleur du soleil. Bravo

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  • jmcl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 131 N: 4070] (14535)
  • [2007-01-04 15:44]


The frosted green foreground is beautiful. Your sky is a wonder .. your control of all that light is just amazing ..

thank you for sharing it.

take care,


Hi John,
Wonderful sunrise/winter shot! Fabulous colours, light and very good perspective. Great work.
All the best.

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5832 W: 95 N: 9345] (52961)
  • [2007-01-04 17:06]

Dag John,
een mooi berijpt veld en een prachtige zonsopgang, Ik heb het hier nog niet mogenm meemaken, helaas.
Groeten Gerrit

Hi John,
The Sun seems to want to warm this frozen landscape, with his yellow and warm light.
What fascinates me is that you could give walks in bike with so many snow and ice.
Beautiful photo, very agreeable and with a good setting. I like the yellow and orange tones in contrast with the white tones of the snow and the blue ones of the sky.
Very nice shot.

Bonsoir Jiohn
C'est vrai que ce paysage est glacial. M%ais les couleurs sont chaudes. C'est ce contraste qui est étonnant et magnifique.
Joli travail.

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  • parbo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2432 W: 15 N: 3160] (11092)
  • [2007-01-04 19:53]

Hello John,

This must be great bonus of early bike ride. I like spectacular dawn set while frozen fields are creating hazy atmosphere. Silhouettes of leafless tree branches are also excellently captured. Congratulations.

I wish you and your family a healthy, happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year.

Best Regards,


Hi John. It does look cold out but I love the frosty look as well. That camera and lens combo sure can deliver some stunning image quality. You did well retaining all of the highlight area of the sun. Great shot John!

Hello again John.
The point that gets me with this particular photo is the gradiant of light in the sky...awesome. A wonderful fade up through the prizm. I'm awaiting the frozen days here in the eastern US...it was almost 70 degrees F. here today...way too warm. The mist is also a nice tocuh to this cold photograph.

Salut John, superbe vue et excellente lumière, très beau cadrage. Amitiés.

hi john
what's that crazy colours,it's incredible to see such tones, stunning one!
congratulations i like it very much .


Hi John,
Beautifull scenery, beautifull colors. Beautifull photo. Best regards. Salvator.

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2007-01-05 4:14]

Dag John
Very unusual landscape shot from you...without trees, the barren snow covered landscape is beautiful. With the sun just coming over the horizon amidst the sparse trees, lighting up the sky in an arc of light...this is frozen beauty
Best Regards

Thanks a lot for your inputs on sharpening. In today's post, I hope I've taken care of that.

Dag, John. De kleuren in de hemel zijn wondermooi. De sloot aan de linkerkant leidt ons naar de huizen in de verte waar we mooie bomensilhouetten kunnen zien. De wintersfeer wordt hier prachtig weergegeven.

Hi John,
Magical shot; the whole scene is very beautiful & yellow tone creates a stunning effect. You have captured the rising sun very nicely. TFS.


Hi John,

A good POV of the sunrise and of the frozen field under a beautiful sky, the photo has a very good composition, DOF and nice colors. Thanks for shareing.


Cher John,
Un grand merci d'avoir écrit en français, c'est une marque de sympathie à laquelle je suis très sensible.
J'aime beaucoup votre composition, qui semble tout droit sortie d'un rêve enchanteur.
Les couleurs sont merveilleuses.

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  • ivo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 124 W: 0 N: 51] (376)
  • [2007-01-05 8:36]

Dag John,
Composition ****
Subject ****
Perspective ***
Colour and light ****
Crop ***
Frame ***
Sharpness ****
Generally ***
Note ***
Best regards,

Hi John,
A lovely winter scene. Tech and artistic details are quite good. I particularly like the subtle colors and shrapness. Best wishes. Danilo

Dag John,
Weinig te zeggen, wonder schoon.

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  • coco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5177 W: 140 N: 6388] (30439)
  • [2007-01-05 15:47]

Hi John.
Simple but really beautiful landscape where, as is usual, the light becomes one of the main elements.


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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-01-05 16:41]

Bonjour John,
cela fait un peu explosion nucléaire :-).
La photo est superbe, tu as capturé cette faible brume qui lèche le sol.
Les couleurs sont fantastiques.
Have a great week-end.

Hi John,
Excellent Winter shot my friend.
I like your colors,pov,dof,focus,winter sun,composition,sky,frame and note.TFS
Have a Great Weekend,

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9149 W: 57 N: 15360] (56924)
  • [2007-01-05 17:23]

Goedenavond John,
Wat ligt er een prachtig bevroren laagje over de velden op deze vroege ochtend! Het geeft een zeer mooi contrast met de warme kleuren van de opkomende zon. Fantastiche landschapsfoto, zeer mooi werk!

The shot is marvellous in its colors and simple composition. The slight descentralized sun works very good and it is quite interesting to see how the different colors of the light slowly progresses into the blue sky.
I always wondered what a person does on a bike in such frigid temperatures and ice on the streets. I did it only once in my life and almost ended up with a broken arm.
Regards, Peter

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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4829 W: 629 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2007-01-06 2:29]

Hi John,
A nice compo in surreal colors with the cold feeling well rendered, special sky and nice silouhetted treeline

Hi John,
Ik hoop dat je de feesten in goede omstandigheden hebt doorgebracht.
Lovely great picture and good point of view, very pretty coulours of the beautiful sky.
Excellent shot John...! Good presentation...
* Bonne et heureuse année 2007 for you * and your family..
Amitié sincère de Bruxelles.

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  • imrek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1165 W: 62 N: 1264] (4)
  • [2007-01-06 7:53]

Hi John,
what a beautiful sunrise scenery, the grass is as yet frozen...well done!!!
best regards,

super shot, the mist, the sun, really nice take and great light control too, well done

Bonjour John,
C'est vrai que l'on admire un fantastique jeu de couleurs, très douces, sur fond de silhouettes d'arbres. Celles-ci rehaussent la beauté du cliché.
Une réussite.

hello,good composition with 1/3 rules..very peaceful place..nice light and color tones..everything is ok.congrats.regards.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9604 W: 157 N: 15518] (124185)
  • [2007-01-06 9:28]

Witaj John!
Your photo is nicely. Super colours and key. Good composition and frame. Congratulations.

Hello John

Very powerful use of avaliable light and some very impressive conditions.
Although the sun, as I see as the main attraction, is a bit too centered to my personal liking, I feel there are other factors that "fix" the impression of teh composition.
I woulden't say it is the most obvious part, but that ditch is getting a great deal of attention.
The very hazy look of the photo makes it all look very chilling but it also works great to break up the light and create an even better impression.
There is some slight grain in the photo, actually I'm not sure if it is just the monitor I'm using, but none the less it is there. However it is not very dominant so it really isn't anything to worry about.
Thank you for sharing.

Odd Jarle

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  • john_c Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4079 W: 52 N: 5746] (24666)
  • [2007-01-06 12:19]

Hi John,
You caught this at the decisive moment, with the golden rays of the morning sun providing wonderful ambience as the frosty fields are highlighted. The slightly curving fence and ditch enhance and break up the fields nicely, while the trees on the horizon are revealed in splendid beauty. Well captured, John. I can taste the early frosty air of the morning.

Hi John,
Vroeg uit de veren, maar dan wel voor een schitterend resultaat. Ik kan me niet herinneren dat het hier deze winter al een nacht zo koud is geweest. Deze foto heeft een prachtige balans tussen de lichte en donkere delen.
groet Rob

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  • Emile Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 152 N: 5590] (20352)
  • [2007-01-06 17:07]

Hola John.
A wonderful shot with great sky colors and the frozen field. Very well captured.
Happy New Year and best wishes for you and your family in 2007

Hi dear John,
wonderful and attractive morning shot with a frozen atmosphere that are break by the sun !
a lovely colors and contrast,great result and very well captured and composed,Thanks,

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  • gary91 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1664 W: 334 N: 3131] (15348)
  • [2007-01-07 2:11]

Hello John
It seems like you enjoy as well frozen morning views. Your composition is great and I love the small stream on the left.
Very good format choice as well.
Well done !
Best regards, Christian

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7512 W: 201 N: 7196] (50508)
  • [2007-01-07 2:24]

Hi John,
beautiful sunrise moment with hard weather condition. I like this simple composition and your idea. have a nice Sunday
my overall evaluation -> ****

Hello John,
You make it look so cold there!!
A lovely composition with good lines, and it is interesting the way you make frozen dew look like snow...
Wonderful atmosphere is captured, great colours!
Pablo -

Hi John. You must be keen! Out and about when most people are still in bed asleep. Beautiful scene well captured. I love the curve of the drain and the colours in the sky. Thanks for sharing.
Cheers, Paul.

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  • JCG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 737 N: 9440] (35153)
  • [2007-01-07 4:05]

Hi John

A fantastic light in this image. The delight of the photographer these early mornings sunny and cold. A framing successful for this photo good balanced. A beautiful work, cheer.

With all my friendships and a good sunday,


The rising sun has created a wonderful sky. The warm colours of the sun contrast so nicely with the frozen ground. The brook on the left provides nice perspective. Very nice work again John.
Best wishes

Hi Jhon,

Impressive landscape, the composition is simple but of good result, I like the colors of the sky, it seems a painting, the best thing of this image is the light, he is magician. Thanks to share.


Ooooh unbelievable, it looks sooo wonderful, a great great result.
I like very much these unreal colors.

Hi John

Wondeful shot my friend. I like very much the scene and lights. Nice compo and sense to calm.

Well done

A perfect manage of the light with all that icy. Cold view! A perfect shot.

Hello John,

Good shot! It looks like very cold morning. I like the sun so much!
Kind regards

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2007-01-08 6:01]

Bonsoir John
Le givre donne un bel effet sur cette composition et les couleurs donnent un aspect magnifique.
Je félicite votre courage à affronter le froid pour capter ces belles images.

Hi John,
Another fantastic shot !
Excellent quality, light, colours... simply wonderful.
TFS and have a great new year

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  • hdl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1402 W: 14 N: 1577] (7035)
  • [2007-01-08 7:50]

Dag John. Echt speciaal; bijna irreeel. Fantastisch gedaan; chapeau zonder meer.

Hi John,
Minimalism in its best. A stunning sunrise, with a very good timing for a perfect light.
The frozengound has the same color of the sky.
BTW, did you comsider a black frame as an alternative?
Great job, Happy New Year.

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  • Stepan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4529 W: 89 N: 3989] (27210)
  • [2007-01-09 15:32]

Impressive and great sunset. Tones are not so common in your gallery and that's really interesting. Simply impressive in a good light off-centering.

Hi John,
The golden rays of the morning sun is captured brilliantly with a dramatical envourment.It feels like watching a hollywood movie.The frozen field looks very beautiful.Tfs and regards,

Hi John,
A well taken shot, good light capture and lovely effect with a such contrast between white ice and this golden light, well done.

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  • bubu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 129 W: 19 N: 57] (824)
  • [2007-01-10 18:45]

hi johnn,
perfect lanscape and colours are lovely.
fantastic shot.
well done

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  • tcht Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1198 W: 65 N: 1267] (7565)
  • [2007-01-13 7:44]

wow...John, that's a superb sunrise. Just incredibly beautiful. Enough said, congratulations!

Hi John, What a spectacular view! Fresh, clear with light colors you really catched a great Winter sunrise. Philippe

Very beautiful composition John, wonderful colors, well framed....continue your good work !

Hello John
Beautiful fresh colours. I like very much such sunrises. Nice composition.

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  • Isab Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 243 W: 20 N: 100] (865)
  • [2007-01-15 20:36]

la lumière de cette photo est merveilleuse. Les couleurs sont belles et bon point de vue.

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  • cam Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1558 W: 61 N: 2195] (9043)
  • [2007-01-21 21:07]

Hi John
I do not have enough word to describe my feelings that I am feeling at looking at your picture.Anyway,I will not be able to say them as my jaw is still droppped....
I will just say BRAVO

John, c'est une photo qui a un aspect étrange dû à la gelée qui a changé les couleurs du sol. J'aime cette impression d'être dans un autre monde. Le soleil amène ses couleurs chaudes sur un paysage de glace.

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  • toto Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2832 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-02-07 15:43]

Belle photo,ce superbe lever de soleil est un véritable cadeau de vous et de netre nature qui sait si bien se faire apprécier quand elle veut. Amitiés Thomas

Hi John,
Another view with magnificent atmosphere.
A good POV of the sunrise and of the frozen field under a beautiful sky, beautiful composition and nice colors.

Good work

Hi John,
this one is showing what we miss often this winter - low temperature, some ice and sun. I like the mood captured in this wonderful light by the typical winter colors. The trench line in a curve is the right detail for depth and motion. Also thanks for the notes I was not aware before, that Belgium had partly the same natural conditions like northern Germany with forests, swamps and may I assume, moor?
Lieben Gruss, Ulf

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2255 W: 203 N: 2719] (12516)
  • [2007-03-13 16:45]

Hi John. A glorious scene. Good to hear you go for daily ride on the bike, keeps you active and leads to results like this vision. Excellent ambiance in this photograph with interesting historic notes. A pleasure to see. TFS. Murray.

Fairy-like landscape, beautiful softness !

Dobar dan.
Dobar tekst o mestu i trenutku, sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled ujutru, na polja sa injem i izlazak sunca.
Dobar snimak i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, moje cestitke na ulovljenom trenutku.
Lepo mesto i trenutak, ovo treba doziveti, i uzivati u lepoti trenutka.
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep dan za odmor sve najbolje za vikend.


Goedendag, meneer.
Goed artikel over de plaats en tijd, met de gegeven informatie ...
Mooi uitzicht op de ochtend, met rijp op de velden en de zonsopgang.
Goed schot en perspectief, mooie kleuren.
Goed werk en samenstelling, mijn complimenten voor de vastgelegde moment.
Mooie plek en tijd, dit moet ervaring, en genieten van de schoonheid van het moment.
Goede tekst de gegeven gegevens van de gebruikte techniek en elementen van het beeld.
Een mooie dag verder voor de beste voor de vakantie weekend.
Veel succes.

Good evening John,
The sun gave a unique halo over the horizon with frozen field foregrounds in picture.
Parted with row of trees and some houses, this gave a fine division.
Colors are fabulous, icey-green on the pasture, and golden on the far side.
Hve a nice weekend,

hello John,
This last photo of your choices from 2007 matches the weather we are having these days. The warm colors of the sun sandwiched between the cold ground and the cold sky look lovely.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10513 W: 174 N: 17863] (79331)
  • [2015-06-16 1:57]


at this moment we have 4 Celsius here, winter arrived.
very nice view of this field covered with frost and the light of the sun adding some mysterious mood to the environment. nice job.



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