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Winter 2012 - 2013

Winter 2012 - 2013
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24629 W: 523 N: 41334] (177626)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-01-22
Categories: Nature
Camera: Cannon EOS 5D, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 LII USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, B+W 82mm 010 UV-Haze
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Castles in Belgium, More than 200 points to 300 – photos, My best of 2013 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-03-03 23:06
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Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 219
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I want these picture places as last picture of the winter 2012 - 2013

These picture has been taken minus 6 degree Celsius, a very cold morning.
This is a small rural area with a few farmers, all in a area the name "Meetjesland" in Dutch.
Meetjesland is a region in the northwest of the Belgian province of East Flanders. It is the rural area between the cities of Ghent and Bruges. In the north it borders the Dutch Zeeland Flanders, on the west by the province of West Flanders and in the east and south of the region of Ghent and Waasland. Meetjesland is one of the officially recognized Flemish regional landscapes. It is also one of the more tourist-oriented regions in East Flanders.

Meetjesland, with Eeklo as city center, is a dynamic rural regions in East Flanders. The region has a distinct agro-food character and distinctive landscapes. In the north are polders with several rivers and creeks in the south and wooded area.

Canon EOS 5D
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22/01/2013 11:02:29
Manual Exposure
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Bonjour John
Une belle carte postale de ce paysage qui semble engourdi par un grand froid. Une image profonde dominée par un ciel intéressant.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.

ciao John

a very peacefull (and frost!) view whit a cold light and soft colors. This shot give me a sense of calm

ciao, giacomo

Dobar dan, gospodine.
Kod nas je dan poceo sa -3C stepana i suncem.
Lep pogled na mesto pokriveno snegom u jednom hladnom danu ...
dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva.
, lepe boje.
Lepo secanje.
Dobar tekst lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak.
Dobar tekst o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.

Good day, sir.
In our day began with-3C Stepan and sun.
Nice view of the place was covered with snow in a cold day ...
good time recording, contrast and perspective.
, Beautiful colors.
Nice memories.
Good text shown nice place and moment.
Good article on the used technique and image elements.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best in the new week that started.
Good luck.

Hello John,

Congratulations for this very nice picture, with a great light and a real mood. With the fog in the background, it looks like some flemish paintings.


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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2013-03-03 23:47]

Hi John,
very nice winter landscape. Amazing mist in BG. Good shot under the sun. Fine perspective and composition. Photo I like.
Have a nice week.

Bonjour, cher ami John,
Encore une prise de vue qui fait plaisir à contempler.
La réalisation est de toute beauté avec une maîtrise technique remarquable.
Superbe !

Hi John,

Wonderful picture. Very nice shot, very well done.



Hello John,

C'est superbe comme l'hiver dans sa plus grande simplicité.La lumière est formidable et le cadrage traduit bien l'ambiance du lieu.
Une belle image hivernale.

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  • JFS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2771 W: 3 N: 671] (32459)
  • [2013-03-04 0:55]

Hi John,
Delicious and impressive winter shot, the light is magic, i can feel the cold...
thanks and best regards,Juan

Hello John

Beautiful winter's scene. Iliketh light from the sun - very soft. But what I like most is the way the clouds appear like a pattern of frost in the sky. Interesting effect.



Welcome John!
It is worth getting up in the morning for such a beautiful sunrise!
Excellent POV and composition, lovely pastel colors and excellent sharpness image.
Very well done.
Yours sincerely

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11919 W: 126 N: 21550] (110407)
  • [2013-03-04 1:30]

Hi John,there is your hidden signature into this perspective,a fantastic backlight in the best exposure,great details too,i like it1Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Ciao John
complimenti per questa splendida foto sia per la composizione che si avvale delle linee che conversono verso l'infinito, sia per il colore e la luce che danno un tono romantico all'insieme.
Pur essendo un controluce hai saputo gestire la luce in maniera perfetta ottenendo un risultato molto gradevole.
Piacevole anche il contrasto poco marcato che aggiunge ulteriore poesia.
Ciao e buona giornata

Hello John,
this beautiful winter scene looks like a cut from some fairy tale.Absolutely amazing.The combination of soft and warm light and this mist in the far distance create here really peaceful and lovely atmosphere.I like this contradtition you were able to convey here.It looks freezing,cold(the snow and mist)and so warm(the sun and light) at the same time.Delightful juxtaposition!

Have a nice day

Hello John.

I believe you are still getting a lot of snow in Europe, even in March.
This one is a great reminder of the extreme cold of January, and the muted sun helps to convey that feeling. I particularly like the delicate trees, fence and small building on the right. Even the clouds look like ice! Your new website works well, and I am sure you will upload many more photos to it.

Hello John,

A huge winter landscape with a successful frame. The whole atmosphere is magic! Congratulations!

Best regards,


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  • tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1838 W: 417 N: 6649] (26898)
  • [2013-03-04 3:24]

Hello John,

A very beautiful image from a very, very cold winter morning! Thank goodness the weather is now slowly getting warmer.

The light on the snow is delightful but the light in the sky is just divine! Fabulous cloud formations with the watery sun just trying to struggle through the cold. Perfect composition, the fences on either side leading the eye nicely into the distance. Gorgeous colours, perfect light, perfect exposure and exquisite detail and sharpness.


Kind Regards,


Hello John,

The image is very well built and the distance in the field gives deepness. The sun and it's rays are well caugh in a difficult backlight environment with a perfect result. The cold and winter mood is very present in this hight quality composition.

Best regards


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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14489 W: 1047 N: 29294] (138472)
  • [2013-03-04 3:52]

Bonjour John

Wonderful repetition of the rippled patterns and textures in the snow with the lighting revealing all the highlights and shadows. Good sharpness and the starburst sun belies the cold. Interesting repetitive cloud patterns in the sky, too. Tfs!

Hi John,

The length of the field is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the winter scenery. The light fog or haze has a special effect on the colors. Have a nice day.


Hello John

What a splendid winter shot. A crisp and clear image. The low winter sun creates such a beautiful light here. The haze in the air creates a very nice mood for this scene. The interesting clouds also has a great effect. Excellent work:) TFS. Have a nice week.

Best regards, Erling

Hello friend John, show us here today with this beautiful picture, the harsh winter is going Europe. A beautiful picture very well composed and framed, captured with good technique and quality. Chaming job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting and beautiful work.

Good afternoon and happy week.
Greetings from the south of Spain.

Hi John
this winter seems to be dragging on and on, but it is worth it when I see wonderful shots like this one. The cold is palpable and your composition enticing, but it is the amazing way you have controlled the light that makes this so special. Well done!

Have a great week - regards Brian.

Dear John,

This beautiful scene conveys a feeling of extreme cold and stillness. The grazing angle of the sun has created long shadows in the snow. The light management is exquisite, considering the scene is entirely back-lit. And yet the exposure is flawless.

Warm regards, John.


Bonjour John,

Voici un contre jour des mieux réussi. J'aime beaucoup l'atmosphère que cela procure .La légère brume apporte un petit air éthéré à l'ensemble.



Dear John,

Wow! I have never come across this effect of the clouds in the sky ! Amazing, and the entire composition seems so delicate, with well managed light. Lovely composition !


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  • ymrk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1442 W: 145 N: 1953] (15085)
  • [2013-03-04 8:02]

You're perfectly shooting the part of times Mr.John...Extraordinary as usual...


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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14077 W: 0 N: 16143] (171732)
  • [2013-03-04 8:06]


que ciel superbe tout en douceur et en immensité et la neige au sol les arbres la brume en fond tout ce perd dans l'infini splendide.
Bravo et amitié


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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9869 W: 157 N: 16070] (126527)
  • [2013-03-04 8:26]

Witaj John!
Excellent POV and composition.
Superb light and colors.
Photo has climate.
Very well done.
Have a nice evening

Hello John,
Soft browns for this somber winter landscape, with a touch of blue. Wonderful colours and good composition. Such a magnificent composition with the old wooden buildings and this winter atmosphere.
Have a nice evening,

Ciao John
una profondità incredibile ed una luce eccellente, due elementi che costituiscono questa bellissima foto.

Dag John,
Dit wolkendek is wel van een bijzondere schoonheid! Prachtig met de nog niet hoge positie van de zon die nog niet voor een opwarming kon zorgen. Ook heel mooi is hoe de omheining en de bomen in de verte verdwijnen in de mist.
Vele groeten, Paul

Bonsoir John
Une très belle lumière claire et douce avec une légère chaleur apportée par le soleil.C'est simple beau et très apaisant.J'aime beaucoup également le rendu des teintes de neige.
Bonne soirée

Dag John,
Voor een winterse wandeling is het perfect weer en het ziet er hier ook zeer aangenaam uit. Mooi winterlandschap heb je daar gefotografeerd, John. Heerlijk om naar te kijken. Je maakt mooie reclame voor jouw provincie. De lucht heeft hier de aandacht, die komt erg mooi over. Ook heel mooi de sporen in de sneeuw die verder het beeld in leiden. Het weggetje opzich geeft al de nodige diepte in je foto en de opkomende zon op het besneeuwde veld maakt het sfeertje kompleet. Voor jou mag het zeker nog wel even winter blijven. Het was prachtig, al die sneeuw deze winter, maar nu mag het voor mij lente worden.
Vele groeten,

Hi John,
You have captured the sense of cold so beautifully well here, particularly in the cold mist that fills the farthest parts of the frame. The winter sun is beautifully caught, but you can tell that it didn't offer much warmth on the day. Lovely low viewpoint to capture the details of the snow.
All the best

A wonderful winter shot John
Wide view, beautiful colors, sharpness and light

Very cold indeed, John, and that feeling comes through in this wonderful winter shot. Bright and crisp throughout, with the sun again giving testament to your skill, as the shot is bright without allowing the sun itself to dominate. Lovely clouds overhead and perfect shadowed texture to the snowfall on the ground. Beautiful work.


pracht plaat John.
Ik ben een beetje trots op U als U zo een mooi fotowerk laat zien en trots dat ik U ken.
groet jaap

Hello John,
the depth of the landscape, the mysterious view ahead, the delicacy of the trees, the softness of the snow and, most of all, the subtlety of the colours have produced a marvellous image that captivates the eyes and distils a sweet and melancholic mood. Your composition and lighting are exquisite, you've created a natural image that speaks to the heart. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,

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  • Alco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 3 N: 630] (7559)
  • [2013-03-04 18:27]

Hello John,
Very nice winter landscape.Superb composition with these two fences leading our sight to the background and to the fog.I like that special texture of the clouds emphasized by the sun.We can almost feel the cold temperature.Very well done.

John, there you go out again in the freezing cold to take this amazing picture!!!
Lovely frozen winter scenery, beautiful snow and an amazing light in the sky!
Soft and beautiful!
all the best for a great day!stay warm!!!

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  • ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 891 W: 77 N: 2609] (12173)
  • [2013-03-04 19:58]

Hi John - a well presented winter scene. Into the sun works well.

Quelle merveilleuse photo hivernale!On s'extasie devant la beauté de l'image et la parfaite maitrise technique du photographe.

Wonderful winter photo showing the snow-covered fields of Flanders in a beautiful, almost magical light. The light of the low Sun already has created an amazing atmosphere straight out of the image. Excellent quality photographs.

Hello dear John,
Another "topclass" wintery capture with good layout and nice light management.
The "tired" winter sun waits for warmer and better days !
TFS and have a nice day

wow, it is superb John... Love the soft light over the snow... Like the blue hint of sky in such black and white frame... Like the defused sun in the sky... Atmosphere is very well presented here. Excellent composition with superb depth...TFS.
Best wishes.

Hello John
a very nice winter landscape, even the sky looks frozen in this composition. Great how the eye is lead on by the two fences on either side towards the misty background.
have a good day

Hello John. What a beautiful and aesthetic photo. It is a photographic excellence. Best composition, - as always. But most of all liked the light and delicate colors with particularly.
Rgds, Wolfgang.

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2655 W: 0 N: 3112] (20996)
  • [2013-03-05 7:16]

Goedenavond John
Quite an imaginative piece of art in which I can HEAR the SILENCE convied by this unmanned scenery that features lot of serenity depicted with soft tones.
You dared facing the sun and it is much artistically-rewarding for all of us!
Tot ziens.

Really looks colder that minus 6C, John, like taken closer to the north-pole rather...
Winter sun gave grace to the snowy scenery, an must say you managed good white-balance on image.
Good evening,

Beautiful winter scene, good enough to be a postcard! Good lighting control and sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.

Hello John,
This is an enchanting view. It is very flat and maybe not so interesting by itself, but the marvellous light and colours, and the shapes of the clouds, make up for everything. An exceptionally well exposed photo with immense depth provided by the trees and the fence,
Kind regards,

Hi John,
great photo with a lovely warm light well captured, I like the large Fg with snow and the similar effect between snow in the ground and clouds in this sky, very beautiful.

Hi John,
This os a very beautiful picture, this makes me immediately think of Monet, tje great impressionistic artist, and the way he could treat the light conditions over a landscape. This is a very attractive scene!
Kind regards

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  • jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3793] (14030)
  • [2013-03-05 16:26]

Hi John,

I think I'll keep this one simple, everyone before me has said it well and it has all been deserving for such a fantastic shot! :) My favorite thing about this is the mist on the horizon that blurs the line between sky and land. Another masterful exercise in light management. Bravo!



Hello John.
Thank you for braving the cold weather to show us this beautiful picture. The light and tone are fabulous with thick pile of snow in beautiful texture. I hope you are getting the warmer weather soon as you hope this is your last winter image.
Thanks and have a great week.

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7512 W: 201 N: 7196] (50508)
  • [2013-03-06 2:39]

Bonjour John
Another shot that is a pleasure to behold.The realization is beautiful with outstanding technical mastery. i like it very much my friend.

Hi John

Superb shot, I really like the sky, looks like ice sheets breaking up. Great composition.


yes i agree all. a top-notch work, on accounts of both creative and technical!

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  • vladic Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 118 W: 37 N: 299] (4563)
  • [2013-03-06 11:28]

Bonsoir John,

Superbe composition avec la brume qui adoucit les contours. En tout cas, moi j’aime beaucoup cette lumière dont tu as bénéficié et qui a apporté ces si belles couleurs.


Hello John,
Here is another painterly photo from you.
Here what i most like is the clouds in the sky, like a reflection of the snowy earth. The fog behind gives a nice depth.
All the best,

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  • TRB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1021 W: 15 N: 510] (14138)
  • [2013-03-06 13:44]

merhaba John,
Depth is very nice.
with the view of the clouds and the snow is perfect.
simple and elegant framing.

tebrikler, selamlar


MErhaba John

Sanki 3D gibi
çok güzel bir çekim
kar harika görünüyor


Hello John
Very special mood in this one
mild light, pastel colors, long perspective
outstanding shot
best regards, have a nice day

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  • siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2782 W: 23 N: 4581] (34141)
  • [2013-03-07 3:18]

Hi John,
I really like the pleasant look of this winter scene. It's charming due to the perfectly executed light and pastel tones. Very well done. TFS.


Hello John.
An image of winter and heavy impact with the charm and softness of a painting, I enjoy the magnificent view of the composition, at which the graphics of the trees, giving a special touch, a beauty that soft sun shining through the mist .
A great colorful tones in those soft, with good sharpness and optimum brightness, makes the composition more charming.
Very well done.
Have a nice day.
Best wishes.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 174 N: 18146] (80623)
  • [2013-03-07 5:51]


amazing view. I liked the dialogue of these curious clouds and the texture of the ground with snow. nice small details of the landscape like trees and barns. marvelous job using the light. TFS.



Maestro John,
Sayfayı açınca bir- an Sisley'in Tablosu sandım.
Çünkü resim gibi olmuş.
Usta John,
Mükemmel, başyapıt olmuş.
Ellerine sağlık.
Renkler çok tabii ve etkili.

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  • Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 0 N: 6733] (24077)
  • [2013-03-07 7:41]

Hello John,
what a beautiful impression of these rural surroundings in a winter dress! Your POV works very well and the management of the difficult light is outstanding. My compliments!
Warm regards

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  • tober Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 18 N: 683] (8797)
  • [2013-03-07 8:29]

Hi John, usually winter shots can be rarely fascinating but this one is really exceptional! One can even feel the sharpness of cold weather on the face just by looking at the photo. There's a Siberian atmosphere rather than a Benelux ambience. Warm regards, Tolga

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  • kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1386 W: 219 N: 3395] (11630)
  • [2013-03-07 10:53]

Hello John,

You're capturing well this landscape by a good angle, good perspective and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the winter scape of rural area. It's impressive in the sequence of the winter tree which is standing on the both sides of a road, too. A solar light which is dyeing light orange to aky has attached coloring in this image as well as randam clouds.

Kind regards,

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  • dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 929 W: 0 N: 1511] (13233)
  • [2013-03-07 11:14]

john hello my friend,now this does look freezing,the clouds up there look frozen too,beautifull scene,and amazing light shooting into the sun!! tfs. dr

Hi John
this photo makes me want to go for a walk :)
i'm getting the urge to just stroll down that long path.
its nice how the trees break up the blues and whites, a very pretty picture.
mother nature at her best

Hi John,

Magical - peaceful - cold - what an amazing photo I absolutely adore it.

Kindest regards,

Hello John,

Excellent composition with great sharpness and clarity.Exposure and Resolution are excellent to produce such a great shot.Good lighting and DOF with nice details. Well done, TFS.

Best regards,Farhat.

Hi John,
a wonderful winter landscape here. I like the beauty of the clouds in the sky, the sun, and the field covered with snow with its great graphical effect.
The trees adds a deep perspective and leads our eyes towards the foggy horizon in background, creating a really attractive composition.
I admire the special luminosity of your photo.
A beautiful work, my friend.
Best regards,

bonjour John
Un très beau paysage d'hiver.
J'aime beaucoup la perspective et la profondeur de l'image qui se perd dans la brume.
Bonne journe

Ciao John,fashinating winter view with fantastic skyy, splendid light and wonderful soft colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13700 W: 295 N: 27475] (110383)
  • [2013-03-08 8:59]

Hello John,
nice the view of this Wintry scenery with everything to be covered with snow.I like the endless view of the place with this very cold environment.Excellent the light and the colour management of the shot.


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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3449 W: 0 N: 7971] (57329)
  • [2013-03-08 11:21]

What can I say: this photo is simply perfect, great light and atmosphere

Hello John,

The light is just wonderful and adds that touch of magic to a very crisp, winter's landscape. I really like how you have used the ground, the fence and the trees to draw our attention from the f/g to the b/g, all the time being aware of depth and perspective. Even the setting sun is strongly positioned in the frame.
A very beautiful shot.

Have a great w/e,
Bev :-)

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  • TekAli Gold Star Critiquer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 2] (1361)
  • [2013-03-08 14:13]

Hello jhm
Ter ışıga ragmen yine mükemmel bir kare yakalamışsınız.
Tonlamalar ve netlik buna eşlik edince
ortaya güzel bir fotoğraf çıkmış
Tebrikler jhm

Hi John
A powerfull and evocative photograph that simply speaks volumes. A wonderful start to the day, the calm softness, sublime colours, great composition and getting low down certainly has its benefits as proven here with fantastic lead in. This is great stuff and your early morning jaunts are really sensational.
Glorious, TFS
Kind regards

Hello John!
How are you? And for some time that you do not go more about TE! Every time I take the nostalgia and we return! Meanwhile, your gallery is always more valuable! This fantastic winter landscape, beautiful backlighting there thou hast run with the usual skill! Beautiful dirt road, with the prospect, slightly faded on the horizon and ends the fog! I was pleased to read your comment! See you soon and good weekend! Nino.

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  • mirosu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1572 W: 0 N: 3418] (16313)
  • [2013-03-09 23:26]

Hi John,
Beautiful winterscape. The simple colors and warm light are the most compelling and captivating aspects. I love the sky with white clouds and the low staying sun. The white snow covered field area also blends well with the colors and provides a good deep feeling to the image. Well done.

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42580)
  • [2013-03-10 0:10]

Hallo John!
One nearly cannot bear winter pictures any longer ... ;-))
However, this is little masterpiece and it shows winter really at its best and the wideness of the landscape is another attraction here, especially for me - living in a low mountain region. One can feel cold here. John, "hats off!" for this one!I like it very very much!

Hi John,
What can one say after so many previous comments!
A great winter scene.

Hello John,
Wow!!! spectacular winter scenery. An amzingly beautiful sky looks like reflection, snow, perspective. Magificent picturesque view. Fabulous. photo work. My congratulation!!!!!
Love it.
All the best,

Hello John,
Splendid winter landscape with fantastic light and great texture.We can feel the cold!I like a lot!
Best regards,

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2013-03-11 21:06]

Dag John
A winter post with a perspective. I like how the mellow light creates pastel hues on the snow. What I also like is the misty BG with the rows of trees creating a fine impression against the lovely colour of the sky. Well done!
Best Regards

I am impressed by this amazing snowy landscape
the sun is shining like a star into the winter
sky,peaceful atmosphere,this shot gives me
a sense of calmness
have a nice evening

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  • Vague Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 0 N: 74] (307)
  • [2013-03-14 9:49]

Hello John,
Wow! A wonderful composition. Very nice colours and great cadre, I especilly like the position of the sun. Another of your photos that without including anything very spectacular creates a strong and very sentimental overall effect. Great job!


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  • adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5755 W: 64 N: 11341] (46939)
  • [2013-03-14 17:43]

Hi John!
Seems you're finishing the season with a great shot! - the star effect of the sun, the beautiful sky, the pattern created by the snow on the ground... The light is great! A very good shot of a cold winter day!

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2013-03-16 10:01]

Bonjour John
Tu as profité d'une belle saison d'hiver pour nous montrer ces belles images
Magnifique profondeur par l'avant-plan
Ma région a subi une forte averse de neige SAUF la ville où j'habite qui a été épargnée

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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4763 W: 618 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2013-03-17 1:07]

Hi John,
That looks cold to me! Nice backlight control with an interesting star effect on the pale sun. The low POV and sun rays seems to give stronger texture to the snow in FG.

Hello John,
I am always fascinated by the beauty that you get from flat landscapes with your photography. The perspective is once again first class and I like the misty BG. The winter light is magical.
Kind Regards, Ann

Hi,the use of the wide-angle lens gives the image a dynamic energy as if one has the wind blowing from behind.The distance seems to be veiled by blowing snow.Superb light and composition,friendly regards,Wolf.

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  • daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3581 W: 114 N: 6346] (28696)
  • [2013-04-14 23:01]

Hi John. There is an overwhelming mood of winter here. The whiteness stretches as far as the eye can see and the sun has lost its force. Lovely trees as usual with their intricate details. Excellent sharpness and textures. The image has magic to it. Best wishes for the week. Klaudio.

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  • Urs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1444 W: 83 N: 3294] (14082)
  • [2013-04-19 17:28]

Hi John

When it is very hot I begin to dream about winter, but the cold spells you get since a couple years would be too much for me. Your shot reminds me a lot about my childhood when winter was winter And spring wAs spring. That has changed. The snow covered road leads the viewer to the horizon with the weak sun, a compelling DOF and pleasing pastel colour hues. Well done

Warm regards

Hi John,
Since I found out about TE relatively recently, I am making up for lost time. This is another lovely photo of yours. I love the colors: a glimmer of warmth in a predominantly bleak landscape.
Have a wonderful weekend,

  • V4S Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 52] (536)
  • [2013-05-09 10:05]

Deze is zeer mooi, uw typische stijl.



belle prise de vue de cette campagne sous la neige avec des couleurs pastels de toute beauté


Hello John,

not much to add to the other comments. The tonal palette is so delicate and appropriate, the clouds are a wonderful echo to the slight bumps in the snow and the perspective is dramatic without being over the top. Bravo,
Have a nice weekend,


Hi John,

a very nice winter picture with all the ingredients what makes an atmospheric image. To walk through this scene an hour or two and then a hot cup of tea or chocolate milk at the crackling fireplace. That would be great.

Very beautiful!

All the best


je ne sais pas si je prefere celle-ci ou "sun in the viewfinder", mais je suis incapable de faire de telles photos, mais la tienne a de la personnalite alors qu il n y a aucun personnage , juste le blanc de la neige, difficile a exposer aussi, bravo... le soleil et la cabane sont parfaits sur la gauche!

No more words are needed.
I just had knew You've your own site,,, I'm visiting.
TFS John

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  • Selmik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 346 W: 4 N: 668] (3631)
  • [2014-08-20 12:41]

Hi John.
Cold feelings, blue, frosty colours and soft winter-type sunlight gives to viewer a full presentation of a quiet and real winter look of your photograph.
Very nice work!

Amazing mist!

Hello John! Amazing minimalistic composition. Wonderful winter landscape. Fine lightness and colours. Ideal WB. Good cut and frame. Regards!

Amazing icy skies and snow, my dear friend, such a beautiful country you have, all your pictures are absolutely amazing, will try to comment and point every single one.

Greetings John,

Minus six would probably be an all-time record low where I am currently based - cold.cold.cold. This is a lovely composition, with good management of the backlighting. The close-to-monochrome, with some gentle shades of blue works very well. Regards, Iain.

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