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Winterlandscape D-III

Winterlandscape D-III
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24399 W: 523 N: 40812] (175612)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-19
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/80 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My best of 2012 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-01-25 23:01
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© 2012 - All rights reserved. The photos taken by photographer John Maenhout are registered and copyrighted. Use in any form (web, paper publication, public exposure, etc.) is strictly forbidden without the written permission of the photographer. To contact with photographer please use TE Contact Me

I wish every visitor a nice day.

This picture has been taken during December 2010 a very strong winter with a lot snow.
I like of the lovely quiet moment with snow on the trees, without wind and a pleasant winter temperature.

History of Maldegem:
Maldegem, and a vast rural town in the extreme northwest corner of the Province of East Flanders is not just a town situated on the main roads of Ghent and Bruges (N9), Antwerp Coast (N49), Aalter (E40) and the Netherlands.
Maldegem has its location outside a lot more to offer the interested visitor.
Since January 1, 1977 consists of the boroughs of the city Maldegem Adegem, Maldegem, Middelburg and the parishes Donk and Kleit. Our municipality is 9625 ha and has a population of 24,000 people.
It's a pleasant living and living village with a pretty rich history. In the Middle Ages Maldegem one of the major glories of Flanders. The fame of the gentlemen of the old noble family of Maldegem penetrated far beyond our region and from many chroniclers was confirmed
Most of fame Philip III in 1300 distinguished by his unconditional loyalty to the Flemish Count of Sacred Dampierre. He received the honorary title of this "loyal", which later was acquired by Maldegem.
Maldegem also has a beautiful municipal park with old trees adjacent to the municipal swimming pool. Two gymnasiums and three football fields are available. There was also a big sports stadium built.
Because Maldegem predominantly an agricultural municipality, you will find there is little industry.

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Bonjour John
Une très belle image hivernale ensoleillée, nette et bien cadrée.
Bravo et bonne journée.

Hello, John,
you are big master of landscape's and portraits.
My compliments! Attractive composition, these trees have the same white hairs like that man from previous your post. It could be a page of calendar, for example.
Best wishes,

ciao john

I like this calm and frozen view, I like the scene whit the featured trees and the green bushes, whit a great blue sky

ciao, giacomo

ciao Joh,
ben colta la poesia di questa immagine con gli alberi imbiancati e la grande distesa di neve in FG.
Ottimi i colori con una bella resa dell'azzurro del cielo,
buona giornata

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  • ValS Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 1 N: 19] (92)
  • [2012-01-25 23:28]

Hello John,
You have found ideal time for this shot. The shadow in the foreground decreases high contrast, which usually is a problem in sunny winter days. So this picture is very well balanced. And wonderful bright colours create cheerful mood.
Best regards, Valentyn

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2012-01-25 23:41]

Hi John,
nice winter landscape. Amazing white trees. Fine picture from previous winter season. I like the contrast and colours also.
Have a nice day.

Merhaba John
Wonderful winter composition with very beautiful snowy trees in the background of magnificient blue color sky.
Excellent presentation with accurate perspective to get sense of depth and perfect light management to get very good sharpness ,clarity and very nice color tones. I like it very much. This is a masterwork. Also your carefully written notes include very useful informations.
Best Regards
Have a nice day
Tebrikler, Selamlar.

Goedemorgen John,
Een prachtig winterlandschap hier John! Erg fijn dat contrast tussen dat vele wit en het blauw. De compositie is sterk, de ene boom zonder sneeuw definieert de rest mét! En ja, het lijkt erop dat de meteologen het er over eens zijn, de winter moet op het punt staan echt te beginnen.
Mooi en sfeervol werk!
Groeten uit Rotterdam,

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2012-01-25 23:56]

Bonjour mon ami,
il me semblait bien que cette photo n'vait pas été prise cet hiver, je me souviens très bien de ces arbres givrés, quelle merveille !!
Une photo très soignée, les couleurs flashent les blancs sont très propres.
Du grand art.
Mes amitiés.

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  • JFS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2771 W: 3 N: 671] (32459)
  • [2012-01-25 23:56]

Shot of high quality, perrfect light management, the whole image is lovely. Thanks John!

Hi John,
Splendid winter capture, a cgarming frozen scene. Well seen, enjoy a fine day.


Hi John,
The light flatters this magnificent landscape. I like the balance of the photo, its light, its colors, its sharpness. Excellent.
Have a nice day

Hi John
a stunning winter tableau. The chill is palpable and the beauty exquisite! Wonderful winter light that is so much clearer and with a lower sun in the sky makes the shadows so effective and attractive. First class imagery! Bravo!

Enjoy your day - Brian.

Hi John,
a volte l'inverno regala immagini suggestive come nel caso di questa foto.
Ottima gestione della luce che esalta il contrasto cromatico tra cielo e alberi innevati.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11750 W: 126 N: 21127] (108809)
  • [2012-01-26 4:07]

C'est pas facile commenter une beaute' comme ca..neige,glace et soleil sont les meilleurs ingredients pour une photo de grand effect,en puis il y a une nettete' super..mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano

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  • bayno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1344 W: 297 N: 2538] (18348)
  • [2012-01-26 4:31]

Hi John, like a fairy tale, the light is bright and well run, snow-covered trees contrast beautifully with the deep blue sky, the framing is perfect, great shot,
regards, Valter

Hi John,

The wideness of the field or park is giving depth to the composition. the point of view is showing the details and colors of the trees covered with frost and snow. The reflection of the light on the snow is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • cavli Gold Star Critiquer [C: 204 W: 0 N: 246] (1876)
  • [2012-01-26 4:48]

Hello John,

excelent scene of winter. Very nice sharp and brillant picture. It can be a picture on the calender for January :)

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  • daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3581 W: 114 N: 6346] (28696)
  • [2012-01-26 4:55]

Hi John. Not the usual image of canals and open spaces. here the space is more restricted but as usual the light is superb and so is the clarity of the image. Best wishes. Klaudio.

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6076 W: 277 N: 11708] (90355)
  • [2012-01-26 5:00]

Hello John ,
La composition est simple , mais d'une grande délicatesse . Ces arbres couverts de neige sont de toute beauté .

Fabulous how the frozen branchs stand-out onto the blue sky, John, you found a lucky-sunny day and taken the best of it.
A pleasent scenery, my cong.'s,

Hello John.

Just beautiful over the blue sky. And I like the shadow on the ground. The contrast with what stayed green is interesting, like two seasons battling each other. Remarquable sharpness.

Best regards


Ola John ,
Uma bela paisagem de inverno coberta de neve ainda tem ali uns detalhes a verde , ficam lindas estas árvores cobertas pelo manto branco , boa luz e cores,parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

Hello John..

Lovely compostion with great clarity & sharpness, i love the shadow on the ground and the blue sky :))... great winter landscape with a lot of details! Tfs

Best regards John...Yiannis

Bonjour John,

Tu est sorti juste au bon moment pour prendre cette magnifique photo, avant que le soleil ne fasse fondre le givre sur les branches.. Le ciel est magnifique.



hi jhm
La texture délicate de la neige à l'avant-plan et qui est cependant les arbres créés un beau et intéressant.
Avec la perspective et bon éclairage

Bom dia John

These trees dressing white are marvelous. Splendid landscpa with a fantastic contrast between the blue and the white color.

Hello John.
Superb composition in the winter landscape, the beauty of these large trees completely covered with snow is great, beautiful contrast with the intense blue of the sky, this makes the ideal atmosphere. An ideal spot to stroll through the snow so sunny that day.
Perfect sharpness and light management of the colorful delicious.
Have a great evening.
Best regards.

hi john,
this is a lovely picture with the bright sun producing some wonderful colours. the bright blue sky is incredible and really contrasts well with the brilliant white snow. i love the hint of green peeking through from the trees.

Hello John,
This winter scenery is stunningly beautiful. Fantastic management of light, colors, sharpness, clarity, POV and DOF as well. Execution is excellent and technically perfect. Awesome pictuersque image. Thanks for sharing and for informative note. I love it.
All the best,

Hi John,
fantastic landscape shot from winter season wit nice frame work...like the play of warm light on the snowy naked trees...lovely contrast between deep blue sky & white snowy trees...
superb clarity with nice color contrast & sharpness...


Hi John, nice shot very well composed and performed with clarity and depth of this lovely view, great job very well done, congratulations my friend. Good night and happy weekend. Tfs.

Warm regards.


wonderful composition with a dynamic
contrast of the frozen white landscape
and the blue sky,nice winter
atmosphere with the shadows and lights
play together

Hallo John,
Het is ook weeral een tijdje geleden dat we zo'n prachtig wit landschap hadden. Het kan deze winter nog steeds maar ondanks de schoonheid die dit beeld uitstraalt, hoop ik dat het niet zal sneeuwen.
De helderblauwe lucht op deze stralende dag vormt een prachtige achtergrond. Vreemd maar er is één boom die alle sneeuw afgeschud heeft ...
Het moet koud geweest zijn want er zijn vele sporen in de sneeuw maar er is niemand anders dan de fotograaf die zich in het park waagt.
Vele groeten, Paul

Bonsoir John,
Une belle carte postale avec de superbes contrastes.

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  • diomed Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1270 W: 32 N: 2491] (13926)
  • [2012-01-26 14:58]

Hi John,
what a magic white trees in contrast with a cold and bluee sky. The light creates a fairy atmosphere as you are in a dream. TFS
Nice evening

Hi John!
Wonderful winter picture!
I love those trees covered with ice!
Chosen pov, composition, colors, exposure and sharpness really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,

Hi John
my favorite part of the photo are the contrasting brown tree trunks and branches against the stark white.
its a frozen tundra!
pretty colors all around!
lovely winter scene.

Somptueuse photo hivernale. Le givre qui recouvre les arbres contraste de très belle façon avec ce ciel d'un bleu intense. Une lumière magnifique.

Hi John,
though the winter had not still begun, in this precious scene we can see its effects on this nice landscape.
The light of a very sunny day and the snow covering the trees and the landscape they create a charming atmosphere, in an elegant and attractive composition.
Excellent work, my friend.
Best regards,

Hi John. Winter landscape. Such as sugar snow and blue sky. Here the winter is at its best. Under the trees is a little green. I think now there is no snow. We all wait for the Frühhjahr and the blooming tulip fields. Rgds wolfgang.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13801 W: 0 N: 16043] (169206)
  • [2012-01-27 8:04]


quelle merveilleud ans un ciel pur et limpid ce givre sur les abres, fantastique iamg et captage superbe image avec la neige ce ciel grnadisoe.

Bravo et amitié


Hello John!

Beautiful wintry landscape and atmosphere! Great photo, great framing and composition, perfect light management (white IS white and not grey), beautiful colors!


Awww! I can feel the chill just looking at this beautiful winter landscape! Nicely captured with great lighting and wonderful colors. Very well done, tfs.

Prachtige compositie in mooie heldere kleuren.
En nou m aar hopen dat we dit deze winter nog een keer gaan mee maken....

Groet, Jan

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  • ybx Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 53] (251)
  • [2012-01-27 11:10]

Hello John, lovely colors in lovely winter scene!
I like in particularity the frozen trees that contrast with the blue sky.
This picture communicates peace.
Very interesting the description of Maldegem municipality.
Very beautiful.



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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2012-01-27 11:46]

Hello John! Beautiful combination of blue white! The snow scene with cold atmosphere! are quite nice and you got excellent colours due to the good light! Very well composed! What a great shot. Congratulations!
Best regards

Hi, John
always nice snowfall
A magnificent scene

Dobro vece, gospodine.
Imao sam kvar na mom kompjuteru.
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst sa datim podacima ...
Lepo mesto i trenutak sa pustim klupama i pogledom na drvece okovano snegom, dobra kompozicija.
Dobar snimak i prikaz, lepo mesto za odmor u tisini u jednom lepom zimskom danu sa suncem.
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc sa lepim snom.
Sve najbolje za vikend sa lepim secanjem na ovaj trenutak i zimu 2010.


Goedenavond, meneer.
Ik had een storing op mijn computer.
Zeer interessant en een goede tekst met een bepaalde data ...
Mooie plek en het tijdstip te laten de banken met uitzicht op de sneeuw-gebonden in bomen, goede compositie.
Goede opname en weergave, een leuke plek om in stilte rust in een mooie winterse dag met de zon.
Goede tekst met de gegeven gegevens voor de gebruikte techniek en elementen van het beeld.
Gezellige avond en een rustige nacht met een mooie droom.
Al het beste voor het weekend met een mooie herinnering aan dit moment en winter van de 2010e
Good luck.

Good evening, sir.
I had a breakdown on my computer.
Very interesting and good text with a given data ...
Nice place and moment to let the benches overlooking the snow-bound in trees, good composition.
Good recording and display, a nice place to rest in silence in a beautiful winter day with the sun.
Good text with the given data for the used technique and elements of the image.
Pleasant evening and a quiet night with a beautiful dream.
All the best for the weekend with a nice memory of this moment and winter of the 2010th
Good luck.

Hi my dear John

Sorry for my late reaction as very busy weekday.
Another so fantastic presentation with wonderful marvelous bright color contarst. Honestly I wopuld like to tahe shot like this one. Thanks for your sharinig with finest work and have a good week end!
Best regrads,

Takero from so cold Tokyo

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  • Alco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 3 N: 630] (7559)
  • [2012-01-27 22:09]

Hello John,
Beautiful landscape.All these trees covered with frost are splendid.The nice blue sky creates a good contrast with the trees.The sharpness is perfect and the colors are fantastic.Very well done.
Have a good weekend.

Hi Johny,
a very nice sunny winter landscape, fine colors and p.o.v.
good light management

Hello John
Wonderful composition, beautiful frozen atmosphere. Excellent light management, very good sharpness.
Very nice point of view.
Have a nice weekend.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9585 W: 157 N: 15497] (123989)
  • [2012-01-28 2:32]

Witaj John!
Nice winter climate,
Good light and colors.
I like frame and composition.
Nice day

Hello John,
Very pleasant image with a good WB as difficult is to got it in Winter images...
TFS and a have a nice weekend.

Hi John.

You are really like to have the possibility of take pics like this...what an envy!!!!!

My compliments!

Hello John

A beautiful winter capture. The have handled the light and colours beautifully and the snow is so fresh.

Best wishes


Hello John,
This image is glorious on a bright blue sky day. The snow capped trees looking good in the frame.
Thanks and kind regards,

Bonsoir John
Très bon rendu du blanc de cette neige sur les branches de ces arbres nus.La lumière est très belle sous ce bon ciel bleu.
Bonne soirée

A nice winter view, beautifully snowy tree branches, good colors and light

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  • vladic Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 118 W: 37 N: 299] (4563)
  • [2012-01-28 11:09]

Bonsoir cher John,

Un joli cliché hivernal avec une prise qui donne un bel graphique au paysage. J’aime la neige qui rend tout plus beau, plus blanc, plus propre, plus égal...

Merci pour le partage et bon dimanche,

Hello John,

Great shot again of those beautiful snow covered trees with excellent light, beautiful contrast and details!
Best regards

Bonjour, cher ami John,
La neige est un poème. Un poème qui tombe des nuages en flocons blancs et légers. Ce poème vient de la bouche du ciel, de la main de Dieu. Il porte un nom. Un nom d'une blancheur éclatante : Neige.
Une bien jolie composition hivernale.

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  • siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2782 W: 23 N: 4581] (34141)
  • [2012-01-29 2:32]

Hi John,

Wow! What a beautiful winter image! Excellent play of intensive and bright tones and colors here. Great work. Bravo!


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  • Nard Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 384 W: 5 N: 971] (6972)
  • [2012-01-29 3:51]

Hi John
Splendid winter picture. The light is very nice and the white trees look like unreal, standing out the pure blue sky. The excellent sharpness enhances this feeling.

Hi dear John,
I missed this nice wintery capture !
Perfect sidelight and very nice layout. A scene, where you do not feel the cold but awake desire to walk on and eat baked chestnuts !
TFS and have a great Sunday !
Best regards

PS. I must search in my archive fro some b&w captures I made almost 30 years ago in snowy forests of Eupen in Belgium !

Hello John,

This is a flawless image with beautiful view of this winter shot where the trees look white with frozen ice, the sky looks blue, excellent lighting, sharpness and colors. A perfect picture post card. No words are needed.


Hello John,
I like the balance of the photo,its colors, its sharpness.Perfect sharpness and light management of the colorful delicious.

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  • bema Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2761 W: 28 N: 3941] (26437)
  • [2012-01-29 9:13]

Dag John,

the beautiness of an wintery day,(and it must have been a picture from last year!) and you managed it in beautiful colors and a very good pov!

thanks for sharing, see you around, cheers Bernd

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10499 W: 174 N: 17832] (79193)
  • [2012-01-29 11:54]


it is ever a pleasure to see the contrast of this treees covered with the snow and the deep blue sky. very beautiful moment of nature. TFS.



Hello John,

Splendid winter landscape. White trees looks so good. Best exposure and sharpness. Congratulations!

All the best!


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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2012-01-29 13:47]

Hello John,
It is wonderful to see a day of blue skies and sunshine after a snowfall or ice. The trees are fantastic in white.
Excellent perspective with a splendid light and colors.
Best wishes,

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  • s_lush Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 47 N: 4467] (16602)
  • [2012-01-29 21:29]

Hello John,
This is a quite beautiful winter scene captured at a nice weather, under bright sunlight and against the wonderful blue sky. It is very similar to what we see now in Ukraine, but there are no green bushes here. Excellent composition, vivid colors and perfect quality of the picture!
Best regards,

Dear John,

A scene from a veritable winter wonderland. You have composed and exposed it flawlessly, characteristic of all your photos. With the informative note, this is a wonderful contribution to Trekearth. Warmest regards, my friend.


Hi John.
Lovely snowy scene, captured superbly to make the most of the foreground shadow as well as the sunlight on the snow-covered leaves. Very delicate, and also with a good depth created by the further back, darker tree shapes on the left.
Best wishes,

Hello John,the filigree effect of the frozen foliage against the clear blue sky makes a most attractive photograph.
Beautifully composed and exceptionally sharp and clear,a lovely winter scene.
Kind regards Les.

Hello John,

this is a good winter image, I like the colors and light here, the contrast to the blue sky is also beautiful, well seen,

Best regards,


Hi John,
a beautiful winter atmosphere with very nice composition, the colours and lights are splendid, peaceful and romantic view, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!

Hi John,
Great winter landscape, lovely white for the snow and good contrast with the green, good light well captured.

A good view of photography.
A nice contrast, beautiful winter pejzasz.

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  • TRB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1021 W: 15 N: 510] (14138)
  • [2012-01-30 14:26]

merhaba John,
Snowy trees, great view.
Clarity, light and eye-catching colors.
very nice, liked it very much.


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  • kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1386 W: 219 N: 3395] (11630)
  • [2012-01-31 11:06]

Hello John,

This is really winter photograph, so it's impressive to see snowy ground and trees dyed to winter color. It's impressive in the color contrast of blue sky and snow world, too. Color are clarity are excellent.

Kind regards,

Hi John,
A brilliant winter shot!! The snow covered trees appear to pop out from the frame as a result of the very good tonal control and excellent form. I also like how the distant darker trees act as a break and contrast and prevented my eyes from wandering too far. Your good eyes must be credited too for the lovely colours and tonal perfection that I can see in this shot. Well done!!!

Ciao John, fascinating winter view with fantasic frozen tress, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello John,
Wonderful composition, beautiful frozen atosphere, excellent POV, lovely light and colors, very good clarity, sharpness and contrast, TfS!
Greetings, Vasilis.

Hello John

A fine winter capture. The row of snow-covered branches looks so attractive in this evocative picture. The clear blue sky adds the necessary contrast to the white trees. Fine work:) TFS. Have a nice evening.

Best regards, Erling

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  • dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 908 W: 0 N: 1372] (12667)
  • [2012-02-02 3:06]

hello john,very attractive work,like the light and color in thisjust right contrast too! have a great day! dr

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13692 W: 295 N: 27272] (109507)
  • [2012-02-02 6:25]

Hello John,
nice the view as the presentation of the snowy environment with the contrast of the colours to are well seen and captured.I like the beautiful scenery with the light and the colours to are well managed.

Have a good afternoon,Danos

HI John!

The colors of the sky and the snow on the ground are so vibrant giving the trees a special illumination which makes it stand out clearly from this scene, well thanks to the subtle sunlight too. Clear and sharp capture! Beautiful!

Have a nice day too!

Hi John,
beautiful winter scenery. I like the gentle touch of the snow on the tree branches. They look very nice set against such a uniform blue sky. The weather was fantastic and you made a great use of it.
Amazing almost a three dimensional feeling.
Excellent work,

A wonderful winter postcard from frost-covered, white trees against a blue sky. I do not like winter, but I have to admit that it is sometimes a wonderful painter. Perfect quality and great color photographs.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14257 W: 1033 N: 28549] (135778)
  • [2012-02-06 4:52]

Hi John,

Striking colour & tonal contrasts between the blue & white with good sharpness & clarity. It certainly looks cold! This frosty look on the trees is hard to capture. Tfs!

Hello John,
This is a really great shot!
I like the composition, POV, colors and light.
Best regards. Uğur

Hello John, Another gorgeous landscape from this beautiful part of the world, as always the light is superb and so is the clarity of the image. One question, the swimming pool is it used as a skating rink during the winter? Ok so it is a heated pool :)
best wishes

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2012-02-07 7:06]

Dag dear John
Beautiful moment as the sun lit up the frosted trees. The light is excellent here & you've captured it well. Fine contrast with the clear blue sky which makes this marvellous
Best Regards

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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4829 W: 629 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2012-02-08 7:02]

Hi John
The superb weather and the snowy trees combine perfectly for maximum visual impact.
Perfect colour and sharp too.

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  • Ricx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 994 W: 51 N: 2900] (13495)
  • [2012-02-12 1:47]

Hi John, No wonder you are top of the class on TE- a superb winter lanscape with the hoare frost. The sunlight just perfect nicely framed . have a great Sunday Rich

Hello John!

The blue sky in the middle of winter sets the scene with a very pleasant atmosphere. Those gorgeously dressed trees in white remind me of this part of the world where I am at the moment. In April, all the cherry blossoms will cover the sky just like in the given image. The snow in your photo is presented without a feeling of the cold weather. A gentle and a very warm sunlight bathe the photo with a feeling of welcoming. I love those empty benches; it must be a perfect place to sit and to enjoy the view. The perfectly exposed image is most heart warming. It is very nice to be acquainted with the photo.

With my very best regards,
Have a very nice coming end of this week, John

Hello John,
Absolutely wonderful! One does not see so often trees as lovely covered in hoarfrost and here the white beauty is contrasted in a lovely way by the deep blue sky. A fine harmonious composition and excellent clarity. Bravo!
Greetings from Espoo, where we are waiting for the next heavy snowing for tomorrow.

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  • jimkil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 151 W: 1 N: 181] (1706)
  • [2012-02-25 22:28]

Hello John
Fantastic atmosphere, love the coldness of this image, sublime saturations with a hint of green.

Hello John,
Beautiful composition of this winter, I really like the white tree with this great blue sky, Bravo !

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  • Waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2732 W: 154 N: 6183] (25436)
  • [2012-03-03 0:12]

Hi John,

always a pleasure to see your wonderful winter scenery, the quality is just spot on the color of the blue make the white of the snow shine, the white of the snow make the green refreshign the quality is always top of the class. Perfect exposure and light, good composition.

My complements.


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  • bona Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1347 W: 122 N: 2844] (13739)
  • [2012-03-12 6:28]

HI John,

your photos of this blue sky days with trees covered with ice always brings me good feelings.
Lovely compostion. Hope someday visit this cold place to take photos like that and see snow (never saw it).

thank you a lot
from the boiling Brazil :)

hi John my friend
Trees and snow along the ground. Vegetable or plant some trees and umbrella trees, what is special effects. Beauty lies in the same point. Very beautiful and interesting to show it invented
Health and longevity for both

Hello John
Beautiful winter scene with a nice contrast of white snow with the colors of vegetation and blue sky .Very well detailed and very well chosen POV razor sharp with excellent results, thanks to John posted it.
A greeting and good wishes for the weekend ... Marino

Hallo John,

Fijne rustige foto, die heel knap is belicht:
de takken zijn helder wit, zonder een mini
stukje overbelichting te bespeuren en de
schaduwen zijn zeer detailrijk. Ook aangenaam
in de foto is het strookje struiken dat hier
in de foto heerlijk fleurig groen is.
Verder is de foto genomen vanuit een mooie
standpunt en goed verdeeld.

Vriendelijke groeten,

This photo is stunning John, I mean, really, this photo is first class and all due to your POV of life as you see it. Excellent composition, with superb clarity and heaven sent colors, giving this photo all my respects. Great job John!!


Hi John!
Wonderful winter view full of snow!
Excellent light and sharpness, lovely colours.
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)
  • [2012-04-19 10:17]

Bonjour mon cher ami
Je n'ai pas eu la chance de photographier un te paysage cet Hiver car la campagne est loin de chez moi et les routes sont dangereuses.
Belle luminosité ambiante, les arbres gelés sont magnifiques.
Sincères amitiés

Hi John,
Your foto is fantastic.
Good composition with the big snowy trees in the foreground.Nice winter landscape.
Best regards

Hello John,
this picture is a wondeful treat and an absolute delight on the very hot summer day that I'm viewing it. The lovely winter landscape is presented with excellent smooth depth and superb clarity. The luminous snowy trees are fantastic, their branches look like lace. The light is very pleasing, so bright and sweet, rendering all the colours and the contrasts marvellously. A beautiful and refreshing view, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,

The sun came out to break the icy tranquility and to give a hopeful prospective against the loneliness. Marvellous composition with a fascinating blue sky as a background to a Christmassy postcard!The benches on the front side of the natural green "fence" are inviting the lonely winter walker to set and enjoy an extraordinary scenery!A beautiful picture John!

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  • knips Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 33] (172)
  • [2013-01-02 15:44]

Hi John
once again a stunning picture. Perfectly blue sky and amazing sharpness of the tree structure.
Hope we get such a snow again in 2013.
All the best to you and your family for 2013!

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  • gus72 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 1 N: 969] (3719)
  • [2013-01-19 20:35]

Hi John
Blue, white a a little bit of green, still , is more than enough.
the snow sitting on the tree foliage is so delicate, it is really a pleasure to look at this image.
Very nice.
Cheers and a happy Sunday.

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3971 W: 2 N: 6671] (33124)
  • [2015-03-14 10:14]

Hello John,
Wonderful winter scene.
This is very good picture with perfect exposure, fine composition and exquisite details and sharpness.Interesting and detailed notes.
Good work.

Hello John,
I wonder what makes those trees so white, or is it the kind of tree? Our trees are not that white in the winter, even with heavy snow. It certainly makes the scenery quite charming.

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