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The way to the sun

The way to the sun
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Copyright: Vincent Bourrut (vbourrut) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 917 W: 76 N: 1212] (32482)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-02
Categories: Nature
Camera: Minolta Dimage 7Hi
Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Roads, Natural Paintings, Beyond Magic, A pair of photos with contrast, My favorites, _Fotos adicionadas por 5 ou mais membros, My favorite photos (3) (Gatti Matti), Impressive Shots, My best of, More than 300 points to 400 - (photos), Parce que 100 ne suffisent pas, More than 100 favorites...., CLODO's selection XIII, Kasia's Favourites 8 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2003-09-03 3:56
Viewed: 27090
Favorites: 130 [view]
Points: 327
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Resubmit of one of my favorite pict with level ehancement + more saturation + procesing under neat image

D'autres images d'hiver
sur mon site
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  • Great 
  • miz Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 36 W: 0 N: 13] (299)
  • [2003-09-03 4:03]
  • [4]

All is splendid sky and snow and a tree and a person and the sun and shadow.
I want to try to take such a photograph what time of day it is.

  • Great 
  • Miks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 64 N: 218] (1717)
  • [2003-09-03 4:05]
  • [3]

Well it still rocks! A repost would have been nice in order to compare though (I remember the original one as equally perfect).

Excellente photo. J'aime le scintillement du soleil sur la neige. La qualité générale de la composition.

  • Great 
  • gepall Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 377 W: 0 N: 17] (1836)
  • [2003-09-03 4:19]
  • [2]

Everything has been done properly the image is fantastic

The snow lokks like diamonds, and the shadows of the trees looks very dramatic. I wobder how the original looks.

  • Good 
  • Eagle Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 126 N: 75] (522)
  • [2003-09-03 4:26]

Beautiful composition + nice afterwork!

  • Great 
  • green Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 235 W: 222 N: 121] (1014)
  • [2003-09-03 5:02]
  • [2]

Beautiful picture. Everything's great, the glittering snow, the trees, and the sky. One thing though, IMHO, a bit of cleaning on the top left corner of the frame specially to remove the darke stain will improve the sky.

Anyway the picture goes to my favourite.

Quelle photo... magnifique. Très bien rendu, parfaite à tous les points. Bravo.
Which magnificent photo. Very well returned, completed in all the points. Bravo.

  • Great 
  • Geo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 55 N: 182] (1245)
  • [2003-09-03 9:42]
  • [2]

A beautiful photo of beautiful snowscape. I love how you have captured the sparkles in the snow. Great work Vincent!

  • Great 
  • Hynzi (125)
  • [2003-09-03 15:29]
  • [2]

It doesnt get much better. Great photo, very atmospheric.

This shot is absolutely perfect! Great job! Much better than the original.

Superbe photo qui me rapelle les belles journées d'hiver Bravo!!!!!!

  • Great 
  • xhoss Silver Star Critiquer [C: 25 W: 3 N: 0] (88)
  • [2003-09-16 23:59]

great picture. came across this via your theme gallery - what a great shot. thanks for sharing this. great POV, composition, and just everything. nice work.

  • Great 
  • light Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 12 N: 91] (865)
  • [2003-09-18 7:10]

Another beauty,
what a snowy scenary,
incredible sun, incredible trees,
what a composition,
sesne of solitude, of infinite, with the man walking to no where!

  • Great 
  • Gael Gold Star Critiquer [C: 60 W: 3 N: 2] (247)
  • [2003-10-03 17:38]

Ha oui, superbe! Cette photo me rappelle toute mon enfance! Et la qualité de la photo, le soleil, vraimment un plaisir de voir cette photo :-)

  • Great 
  • vagmak Silver Star Critiquer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 1] (225)
  • [2003-11-11 3:13]
  • [2]

Amazing photo, i need more smiles! ;-)

I like very much the final version.
Is a very nice tuning of the exposure and the colours.
Great Job.

What a truly amazing photo. The clarity is superb and I love how you've managed to capture the 'Diamond Carpet' effect in the snow. Fabulous composition.

  • Great 
  • kazan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 113 W: 59 N: 90] (779)
  • [2003-11-25 7:33]
  • [2]

Vincent, a trully awesome photo!
Nicely saturated, acurately leveled and with great use of neat tools.

this is a wonderful photo.... almost looks like a graphic.....

This is a truly remarkable photo in that you have tamed the brightness of sun and snow in a way that we can fully appreciate the mood of being out in that field. As an avid snowshoer myself, I have often seen those diamond-like flakes on the snow and the long dark shadows of isolated trees.

Very beautiful picture. But I wonder why the shadow of the man is not longer...

  • Great 
  • Jeppe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3938 W: 385 N: 4195] (18654)
  • [2003-11-28 4:04]

Nice - guess all been said - one of my favorites

  • Great 
  • nikon Silver Star Critiquer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 0] (107)
  • [2004-01-27 16:44]

Nice composition.Beauty snowy scenary.

Beautiful composition a very great shot.

  • Great 
  • Topy Silver Star Critiquer [C: 15 W: 1 N: 6] (139)
  • [2004-02-23 9:21]

Everything have been said about this photo.
My first favourite here.

  • Great 
  • edji Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 319 W: 25 N: 100] (1368)
  • [2004-02-23 11:19]

C'est complètement fou. J'adore cette image. La lumière est extra. J'aime le cadrage, la ligne d'arbres et le personnage. Une de mes favorite. Bravo!!!

  • Great 
  • vad Gold Star Critiquer [C: 104 W: 9 N: 6] (342)
  • [2004-02-26 15:51]

Merveilleuse photo Vincent!
Superbe cadrage et très belles couleurs. Génial

  • Great 
  • Cougar Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 147 W: 10 N: 18] (1752)
  • [2004-03-04 10:10]

Great picture, very good composition, texture in the snow, notting is left behind. Very good.

  • Great 
  • alainh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3766 W: 143 N: 6587] (33209)
  • [2004-03-08 2:44]

salut, je découvre ce cliché.
comme on les rêve.
sacrée composition. vraiment superbe

Ma-gni-fique. Le cadrage décentré est un vrai plus. Bravo !

Joli coup ! J'imagine une exposition manuelle, avec le soleil dans le CCD et la neige, non ? Ou le Dimage 7i ferait-il des miracles en auto ? En tout cas, magnifique exposition, ainsi que cadrage. J'essaie d'imaginer comment éviter d'avoir l'horizon centré : peut-être un poil plus bas, mais il aurait manqué de la longueur des traces de pas, donc rien à dire !

Superbe image, parfaitement composées, c'est un vrai plaisir que de laisser son oeil la parcourir.

What a wonderfull day. Congratulations for this shot.Great!!!

This is the most beautiful picture I've seen in trekearth.com yet!
Great exposure and colors.
Great composition.
You're great Vincent!

  • Great 
  • Danzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 93 W: 48 N: 306] (2461)
  • [2004-03-29 0:58]

Nice shot, Vincent!
It s a beautiful photo, composition and colours are super. Beauty snowy scenary.

All is splendid in this picture.

  • Great 
  • xav Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 77 W: 35 N: 21] (335)
  • [2004-04-18 7:43]

Le post-traitement de cette photo est superbe. la lumière vraiment intéressante et ce personnage donne une dynamique, une certaine vie à ce paysage. Le cadrage impeccable. Ya a rien a dire BRAVI !

  • Great 
  • Zanni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 152 N: 1266] (6108)
  • [2004-04-20 13:24]

White desert: a mirage those trees?
Great scene, great light.

  • Great 
  • steph Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 77] (470)
  • [2004-04-25 10:58]

Incredible job.
How did you get such a sun without damaging the quality of the foreground and the trees ? Did you use a filter ?

Great details!!Beautiful shot and nice lights and colors.Congrats my dear friend.

  • Great 
  • phi729 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 375 W: 31 N: 557] (2101)
  • [2004-05-30 22:12]

Superbe photo. Tout est pur, magique dans cette composition. Il y a vraiment des petits genies sur ce site.

Beautiful composition, putting the sun at the highest place, where all the elements are aiming to. The light metering is superb!

This is a spectactular image. The glistening snow, bright blue sky, and the silhouetted figure. First class photography.

Beautiful picture.
My first favourite here.
Thank you,

As you probably know by yourself, this is a wonderfult photo. I like especially all the details even though you shot against the sun. Wow.

Aaahhh je l'aime toujours autant cette photo :o) la composition, la superbe gestion de l'exposition, et la texture de la neige... c'est parfait !

It is amazing how a strong contrast and harsh landscape could be so dynamically refreshing.Balanced and composed Vincent.

Excellent shot!Everything is just perfect in this photo,

Just great! The original version doesn´t show how stunning it is.

I can't say more then wonderful!!!

So, now you got your 100-Points-Shot :-)

A really nice shot. great sky, great sharpness and great snow!

It is just wonderfull. No more words are possible.

asolutly sensational...every thing about tis pic is simply perfect...truely a masterpiece...!!

Grand! Just wonderful! WOW! What else do I have to say? Congratulations!

  • Great 
  • cessy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1883 W: 90 N: 2350] (13647)
  • [2004-11-12 9:41]

woww !!! brilliant picture ! very-very beautiful Vincent. goes to my favorite

great shot ! i like the trees shaddows, and the idea of 'leaving'. great 'cool' feeling. i like the sun. overall composition great. well done.

Impressive photo! The walking man to the sun through a snow scene! Very fine idea and execution! Excellent!

  • Great 
  • quino Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 0 N: 118] (693)
  • [2005-01-07 14:26]

AWESOME!!!! Great pic, Vincent...

  • Great 
  • sAner Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 36 W: 0 N: 13] (112)
  • [2005-01-15 13:17]

Just wonderful! What a superb photo!! Well done.


  • Great 
  • Maru Gold Star Critiquer [C: 359 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-01-15 13:32]

Incredible shot!! the texture of the snow is amazing and the composition is just perfect, with a great balance of colors.

Incroyable photo absolument parfaire. Je suis particulièrement surprise par le scintillement de la neige. Superbe Vincent. Je la mets dans mes favoris.

Vraiment impressionnant, la neige qui brille, c'est parfait!

  • Great 
  • Cath Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 39 W: 0 N: 24] (360)
  • [2005-01-21 14:08]

C'est vraiment féérique...on se croirait dans un autre monde.Quelles couleurs! et quelle lumière,c'est superbe.Un grand bravo Catherine

  • Great 
  • faubry Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3066 W: 340 N: 4524] (35447)
  • [2005-01-29 13:03]

les skieurs sont tout naturellement attirés par le soleil, belle capture, diamonds are dawing from the sky
well done

  • Great 
  • kency Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 80 W: 10 N: 51] (2352)
  • [2005-02-01 11:27]
  • [+]

It's very nice to see this,i love photo's about snow.
and this is super,well done Vincent.
a note about the place,please.

Salut Vincent,

Je viens de découvrir avec émerveillement, cette photo, qui m'emballe. Je suis sûr que tu devrais en avoir d'autres aussi belles et de ce pas je vais regarder celles qui ont été soumises jusqu'à présent. Bravo , bon travail.

Hehe... fantastic shot!

Simplement fantastique.
Très belle galerie également.

Je suis à me relever Vincent, car je suis tombé de ma chaise en apperçevant cette photo. Tout y est, couleur, netteté, originalité et même les diamants. tout simplement BRAVO!

  • Great 
  • Ulises Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 228 W: 9 N: 115] (1026)
  • [2005-03-17 21:14]

i love this picture, i am going to put you as my favorite, the man waliking its the magical touch,

incredible picture, such strong colours and sharpness. excellent composition, well done

Beautiful shot with eye catching elements. You have an eye for detail! -Grace - www.shuttermap.com

Bir başyapıt.

Excellent Geometry. Sparkling snow gives it a nice touch. I imagine the snow in yellow and it would make a great desert landscape because of the sun's light effects.

  • Great 
  • DLM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 2 N: 489] (6479)
  • [2005-06-04 13:56]

Hi Vincent,Amazing photo, I am sitting here browsing the pictures when my mum noticed this shot ,she thinks its amazing,such wonderful snow ,so crisp and pure. very well captured.
Regards Dave and my mum Gloria.

Brilliant shot ! Truly a work of art and a centepiece in anyones living room. The silvery dust scattered on the image made an impact. Congratulations !

  • Great 
  • fkk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 0 N: 89] (2039)
  • [2005-06-21 5:37]

mükemmel bir manzara, mükemmel netlik, mükemmel kompozisyon, mükemmel bir kare k?sacas? herseyi dört dörtlük tam not....

  • Great 
  • tarta Silver Star Critiquer [C: 30 W: 0 N: 5] (327)
  • [2005-06-21 5:47]

Beatiful image! I don't love so much the snow, but this panorama is wonderful. I like a lot the light and the shadows of the trees. Very good composition.
Compliments and thanks for sharing it!!
Ciao, Margherita ;)

I want to make pictures like this one...
Like your pictures.
Teel me your secret...

Great compo, snow, shadow and sky! Better than the original.
Thanks! Sander

Vincent! I looked your photos and am correctly inspired. i like the colors, sharpnes and the images at all. its greate work.
Thans for sharing

Really inspired by this photo. Excellent Vincent.


Absolutely stunning shot. The figure and the trees just make the composition so balanced. Good image to show what a 7Hi was capable of when it was one of the first cameras of its type.

Amazing photo. Nice colors and composition.
Well done.


One word “GREAT” well balanced.
Greetings Remco

  • Good 
  • rolfen (16)
  • [2005-08-24 7:57]

amazing place

Absolument splendide. Composition dynamique. Sujet
à la fois sobre et dramatique. Couleurs pures et soleil éclatant. Texture de la neige remarquable. Chapeau!

Absolutely wonderful! Just great! More what to say I don't know. In this shot, the sun is just superb. The snow is like tiny diamonds, a man in serach of infinite!!! I have seen all of your shots, those are simply excellent.

Salut Vincent,
un seul mot : WOW...
Le compo, le soleil, la personne qui marche sur la neige..
Tres jolie photo !!
bravo ! Terimakasih.


Fantastic, the only word I can say.

  • Great 
  • Jorn (65)
  • [2005-10-14 17:10]

Hi Vincent!
Excellent picture! The track gives creates a nice dynamic depth!

Tout le monde l'a déjà dit, vraiment belle photo, la texture de la neige est étonnante, et le cadrage est parfait.

Comme on est là aussi pour critiquer (niark niark :) j'ai cherché la petite bête, et je l'ai trouvée: le "flare" crée sur la neige un reflet légèrement vert/jaune, et une toute petite édition (désaturation ?) pourrait corriger ce léger défaut.
Mais c'est pour pinailler :)

Je suis étonné de ce beau soleil en étoile, je n'ai jamais réussi à obtenir ca avec mon compact (CP4500), meme en fermant à fond...

Salut, Vincent.
Simplement impeccable. Je ne vais pas répeter ce qui a été dit sur la compo, la lumiere,... (toutes parfaites) de cette incroyable image.
Je vais plutot longuement savourer sa beauté!!! :-)

i wish i can give 10000 green smiles to this photo!!!

  • Great 
  • onmax Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 187 W: 46 N: 75] (849)
  • [2005-11-18 11:47]

Hola Vincent, realmente no hay palabras es una de las mejores imagenes del sitio.
Espero seguir viendo imagenes de esta gran calidad, que buena produccion!!!
Saludos desde Argentina.


Nous frôlons la perfection.
C'est tout simplement magnifique

Wow this this is so beautiful composition and it is realy a great shot.

the sun light composition every thing is in its place

  • Great 
  • martou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 307 W: 1 N: 206] (1660)
  • [2006-01-01 18:18]

bonjour Vincent,
superbe scène hivernale, j'adore la ligne de terrain, la rangée d'arbre est très jolie avec la réflection, les traces dans la neige sont parfaites bravo au sujet, beau travail, bravo Martin

Salut Vincent
Je viens de voir cette photo sur la première page de TE. C'est vraiment superbe et le soleil si énorme, la neige qui brille et les traces si profondent dans la neige.
Salutations Nikki

Beautiful picture.I love how you have captured the sparkles in the snow.Composition and colours are great. Amazing snowy scenary.
Ottimo lavoro Vincent

  • Great 
  • mauris (10)
  • [2006-02-18 23:00]

hello Vincent! The picture is beautiful, I love the way you showed the snow sparkling in the sun, excelent exposure! Although it is snow the image reminds me of an old war movie with a group of germans and allies in the Sahara desert.:)I forgot the title.


Beautiful photo!
Colors are great, and it is very sharp and clear

  • Great 
  • sound Silver Star Critiquer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 5] (242)
  • [2006-03-26 8:36]

I agree with all positive coments above me, excellent!

What a great shot! it looks allmost like a dessert.

  • Great 
  • elBud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 143 W: 40 N: 161] (2237)
  • [2006-03-26 13:54]

interesante, muy buena fotografia, muy buen cielo azul, buena composicion, muy buena!

Who said you shouldn't shoot into the sun? A wonderfully bright and stark shot with its high contrast and limited colours. Excellent composition too with the man walking in from the corner of the frame.

WOW - great work! Superb landscape!
Best regards, Bernhard

  • Great 
  • jone Gold Star Critiquer [C: 214 W: 3 N: 2] (3231)
  • [2006-05-16 3:04]

Hi Vincent,

  • Great 
  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 347 W: 0 N: 14] (2808)
  • [2006-06-05 17:32]

Hi Vincent
Wow beautiful composirion. Great colours, details, sharpnes, light, DOF and POV.
Well done Vincent


Hi Vincent,
It is amazing photo.
Excellent work.
Well done.


  • Great 
  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10489 W: 174 N: 18802] (83583)
  • [2006-06-30 20:32]


The snow shining, the personage walking, the sun above and the trees waiting in the background. Perfect shot.Very beautiful composition


A+++ on the shine of the snow & the Sun rays. What a capture and post enhancement. Excellent.

Hi Vincent,
You are certainly a master, I love all your work but this one grabbed me for sure, love the diamonds in the snow, the clarity, the sun, and the title. "You are the Man." Thanks for giving us so much beauty to see. Sharon


My heartiest congratulations to you on this fantastic photograph. I dont know what to say.. am speechless by the beauty of this composition.. I can look at this photograph for hours.

Greetings from New Delhi, India

  • Great 
  • MeAT Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 39 N: 203] (1174)
  • [2006-07-31 22:48]

Ouais! Ça vaut le coup d'oeil! Félicitation. Quel oeil!

MeAT :)

Wow, what an incredible photo. The beautiful snow and the dark path where the man tread. Also fond of the way you captured the sun.

***out of smileys, will be back.

One word: PERFECT!


Excellent photo!
I have nothing to say.
I added it to my foavorite photos.

Congratulations Vincent,

Best Regards,

Hi Vincent,

I can see why this is one of your favourites. Simply incredible.


Mister Bourrut,
This picture captures pure magic. The kind that makes my heart sing when I see it. I wish to capture some magic too one day. Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful!!! Thank you.

Great shot, the sun and the snow looks supeb.The snow that dazzals is amazing, the amount of light is perfect and it's really an extraordinary shot.

  • Great 
  • trips Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 2 N: 101] (1602)
  • [2006-09-29 11:38]

P E A C E F U L!

B E A U T I F U L ! ! !



  • Great 
  • teutza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 995 W: 227 N: 1994] (10590)
  • [2006-10-17 8:23]

ok.this is probably the most beautiful winter shot i've ever seen!!!so...you will have 100 favorites at this one:)

Excellente photo! J'adore le parcours dans la neige qui fait une belle diagonale depuis le coin de la photo.

Marhaba Vincent,

Everything seems just excellent, So Magical . . .

Wish can give you more then 2 points you really deserve 100s

Cheers . . .

  • Great 
  • nicoda (18)
  • [2006-12-05 7:27]

Superbe photo! De la chance pour le ciel bleu et la neige immaculée, mais le reste dépend du photographe : bon cadrage (j'aime particulièrement la trace du marcheur débutant dans le coin inférieur droit), l'idée d'une marche infinie (c'est comme ça que moi je le sents), la gestion du contre jour et de la lumière... superbe!

  • Great 
  • Ertan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 549 W: 64 N: 238] (2988)
  • [2007-01-11 10:17]

Great Photo!!...I like snow.

Tout simplement superbe !

Hi Vincent,
A great shot ! The light is fantastic.

  • Great 
  • aimee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 227 W: 15 N: 200] (941)
  • [2007-02-01 8:18]

Tout a déjà été dit...

Je ne vois qu'une chose à faire...
répéter que c'est sublime (ahhhh ce soleil en étoile) et admirer !

Bravo !!! C'est la classe !!!


  • Great 
  • breno Silver Star Critiquer [C: 10 W: 3 N: 1] (175)
  • [2007-03-27 13:32]

One word.

wow.. unbelievable ! i never seen like this before. you are my first favorite here :)

Well Vincent,
all I can say is: how on earth did you manage to not have any footsteps anywhere else?? Absolutely amazing!!

superb composition..the positioning of the man and the other objects is wonderfully done..
3 cheers from India

Well done.
Best regards, Daniel

Great Picture.

Blinding captute! I like everything about this photo, especially the sun, sparkling snow and the mark the man leaves in snow. TFS!
Have a nice day,

Hi Vincent ,
Well it still rocks! A repost would have been nice in order to compare though (I remember the original one as equally perfect.......
well don...........
waseem khan

Greaet shot and fantastic snow view!

Exposição e enquadramentos perfeitos!

Beautifull photograph, i like the wide open space you captured.
Just one thing go easy on the sharpness i think it would look better a bit softer. but still a great shot.

What an awesome picture, cold and warm... peaceful! I love it :)

Greetings from Costa Rica and Merry Christmas :)

Mónica ;

beatiful shot
great capture!
well done

Simply amazing! this picture leaves me breathles! great POV nice framing, the colors are great, the pictures sharp enough, love the solhouette of the trees, and the man was just perfectly there!!! Awesome! great shot! well captured, well done!

all the best!

  • Great 
  • anto86 (37)
  • [2008-03-14 6:08]

ciao la foto è davvero eccezionale

Amazing shot!

Que dire de plus en ce jour de 2008, tout a été dit. Je suis très heureux d'être tombé par hasard sur cette photo. C'est superbe - bravo -

Amazing photo, best composition. just say wonderful ...

The picture totally is vey good.A very good silhouetted photograph. Congratulations Vincent.





  • Great 
  • coco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5177 W: 140 N: 6388] (30439)
  • [2008-06-24 22:42]

Hi Vincent.

Photos and snow and ice... they are not easy due the strong reflections of the light. But you managed it very well and your photo looks very nice.


  • Great 
  • karan Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 12] (42)
  • [2008-08-17 3:49]

Amazing shot there.... love the angle, colors and the sun looks just outstanding :D

Allez hop 2 points de + car, cette photo le mérite. Belle compo.
it's so amazing you know. Nice Shot.



wow, you sure take beautiful pictures. I entered your website and I fell in love with so many photos.
Do you want to be my teacher? :))

Best wishes,

Wonderful picture. I would have given it a 3 stars score if possible.
I envy it ..
Congratulations ..


Hi Vincent,

what an extraordinary shot!!! Perfect sharpness, wonderful effect by the sun on the snow. The walker is a great add-on.

Very well done!


Merhaba Vincent,

Beautiful COMPO and incredible views.

Good job,


C'est franchement parfait! Makes me feel like beeing there myself! I don't want to get technical, it's simply a magic shot!
Regards, Rob

Wow, impressive! I like the shadow of few trees under the sun, and the man walked alone on his way... cool!

Very nice,

The horizon is a little to high in my opinion and the sun is too centered, other than that I must admit it is quite stunning.


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  • fotka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 515 W: 9 N: 1269] (5947)
  • [2009-02-14 18:34]

Hi Vincent,
What can I say, it is one of the best winter photo what I saw for a long time.
Composition, colors and sharpness are great.
I like winter and I like your image.
Best regards and TFS

Bonjour Vincent.
Une image choc et d'une très grande beauté. Le ciel bleu avec l'étoile du soleil, la neige qui brille de mille feux, l'homme en marche vers la lumière, tout est parfait. Je me vois dans l'obligation de mettre cette photo dans mes favorites.

hi vincent
photo is very clean & nice.
amazing and powerful photo.

Amazinig photo!!!Perfect I would say.
Regards Lukasz

Amazing shot!! The composition, and idea are just awesome. Thanks for sharing.


Very impressive composition and sharpness and light management.

Well done,

very nice photo and good shot!tanx

Hello Vincent,
splendid picture. Great composition, DOF and POF. The blue sky and the snow create very good contrast. The shadows of the trees and the sunrays are captured wonderfully.

Have a nice day, Björn

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  • oncel Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 102 W: 26 N: 27] (1407)
  • [2010-05-09 12:22]

Great moment.EXTRAORDINARY COMPOSITION.I am adding that brilliant photo to favourites.



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  • Baja (8)
  • [2010-05-21 9:00]

One of the best shot ever. cool!

  • Needs Improvement 
  • gakgo (52)
  • [2010-06-21 3:34]

like dying in the sun...
like die in the sun...


I like the photo, really. I love how the depth of the snow is shown and is really look like the man is having a hard time walking on it. The trees silhouette can be clearly seen and i love how the sun glares at your camera. Is the snow really glittering? The man must be lonely walking.

hi,super composition, super image, bravo...

Belissima foto!

Estou acostumado com céu azul e areia branca mais o calor do Sol.

Não consigo imaginar o frio que deve esta neste logar.

Hello Vincent
Fantastic photo.!It is just perfect.The tracks in the snow leading my eye into the row of trees and up to the sun in the sky.Wonderful!T.F.S.
Best Wishes Gladys


Hi Vincent,İnsanı güzelliği ile şok eden bir fotoğraf.
Bu kadar az renkle muazzam bir efekt.
Işık harika.
Fotoğraf kurgusu kusursuz.
Sizi tebrik ediyorum.
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