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Winter At Last

Winter At Last
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Copyright: Silke Force (Silke) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-16
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Exposure: f/6.0, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-16 23:21
Viewed: 1330
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yesterday was a snow day—which means that the university was closed due to “inclement weather.” The weatherman had predicted 15-20 centimetres, but all we got was about 2-3 centimetres. Ah well -- we had wished for snow and I was happy to take a picture of the little bit of granular white stuff that we did get and chose the base of this oak tree on campus.
PP: increased the colour saturation of red and green by 30% each; cloned out a stray green leaf on the left hand side, resized, sharpened edges only
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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2007-01-16 23:53]

Hi Silke,
Funny that I posted a picture just a little while ago with the same title! Yes finally we have had snow. Nice composition you have got here.

Very nice picture. The details the colors and the chill factor great! TFS

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2007-01-17 5:00]

Hello Silke,

Beautiful shot, I like the details and colours here, it look excellent with your composition and pov, well captured, thanks for sharing


Glad to see winter has come in your area. We too had some snow yesterday, but not much. Very nice nature shot.

Very nice capture. Now that we have some, we want it to go away :-)
Well done

at last, you are so lucky, here not a flake in side, but dire STORMY predictions for tomorrow! Thanx for this beauty, I love snow! Thanx, M, (*_*)

I like this one a lot! You're right, winter has come at last! Thanks for sharing.

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2007-01-17 12:41]

Hallo Silke.
ein klasse Bild, die Farben der Blätter sind ein herrlicher Kontrast für den Schnee. Wir warten auf Schnee, es wird immer versprochen aber es kommt nichts.
Liebe Grüsse
aus dem "grünen" Freising

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  • tfebbo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 178 W: 11 N: 240] (1086)
  • [2007-01-17 14:56]

Excellent photo depicting the arrival, finally, of winter-like conditions to our area of the world. Great textures of the tree and leaves. I love the composition of the photo as well. Well done. Cheers, Todd

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  • sleger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 476 W: 55 N: 177] (3549)
  • [2007-01-17 15:48]

Hello Silke

This is a nice POV for so much snow, that a leaf is trying to peek out at the bottom of the tree.
Who's gone win. Winter of Fall? Personnaly I hope for spring.


I would trade you for the weather you have had compared to ours. We have had lots of snow and lots of sub zero weather. Cold!!!

I love this shot. It looks soft yet so clear at the same time. The leaves are so pretty in shape and color. I like the POV you choose for this shot. It gives this an interesting angle.
I like the stray leaf at the bottom of the tree also. The greens of the bg compliment the reds of the leaves nicely.

Hello Silke,
Congrats on the snow!
That is... if snow is what you want...
I think the autumn tree and the snow is a very good illustration of the change in seasons...
Well composed image with good definition and fine colours!
Pablo -


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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2007-01-18 7:59]

Hello Silke,
We were lucky enough to get the 15-20 cm in Montreal. This is so nice I like these beautiful white covered landscape, And you capture a very nice scene here with the colors of these dried leaves and the tree contrasting over the white snow.

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2007-01-18 10:58]


Simple, delicate and perfect for the occasion.
Beautiful shot.



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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2007-01-22 8:39]

Hello Silke,
Beautiful winter picture, with lovely colors and class details.Wonderful composed view. Compliment.

A fair-weather school? Maybe they jumped the gun based on the forecast. But snow is becoming a novelty out west also. Here for a few days, then blown away again by Chinook winds. Good contrasts and detail in the leafs. No oaks out here, miss them from home....

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