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Gate to a winter landscape

Gate to a winter landscape
Photo Information
Copyright: Niek Bouwen (SunToucher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1376 W: 234 N: 1593] (8380)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-03
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 DC EX HSM
Exposure: f/16, 1/30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-28 2:12
Viewed: 1765
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Winter seems to have left our country for good now. So it's now waiting for some spring weather and some color to return to these grey days.

This is yet another photo from that one morning of glory. I saw the morning sun hit the fence and knew that I had to capture it. I had a difficult time to decide if I wanted the top of the gate positioned below or above the horizon. And eventually opted for below since it would create more depth in the photo.

Niek Bouwen Photography

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Hi Niek,
this winter was strong but wonderful - this is real winter-wonderland on your shot.
I love the soft blue colours and the sunlight in combination with the shadows.
Very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2010-02-28 2:45]

Winter fairy tale, fantastic winter landscape

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2010-02-28 3:09]


Très belle porte et barrière de bois, dans un grandiose décor hivernal, ce givre, cette doucuer, une merveille.

Bravo et amitié


Bom dia Niek,
Great format for this capture. Dreams panorama and its atmospherer. You are right, a little sun ray over yhe fence is a glory.
Awesome presentation.

Hallo Niek,
Lang geleden! Prachtig winterlandschap, met sprookjesachtige sneeuw. Goede belichting en de takjes boven samen met de poort geven een goede omkadering.


Hi Niek
What a great winter capture!
Colors and light are amazing.
Congratulation for this beauty!

This was a very difficult shot in terms of light - with the shadowed snow nearby and the sunlit snow in the distance there is a conflict of demands for exposure. You've managed it well, though. White balance is also important in a shot like this with conflicting colour temperatures - again, I think you've struck the right balance.
For once, I'm not bothered by the orphaned overhanging branches; they provide a context for the shadow we see falling across the gate.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 1845] (8705)
  • [2010-03-01 9:49]

Hi Niek,
Fabulous landschap.
Super samenstelling van je, gefeliciteerd.
Uitstekende keuze POV's. Spring eindelijk aangekomen hier. En gisteren heb ik rende naar het park te maken een collage gewijd aan de lente. Op 15 graden ... Ik kon de verleiding niet weerstaan.
Na een winter zo lang en hard, hebben eindelijk een beetje warmte.
Een prachtige week,

Hi Niek
Love the graduated sky and the soft pastel tones and that light hitting the fence is awesome. The trees coated in snow, and no footprints in that field looks great.

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