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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: 2009-01-10
Categories: Nature, Architecture
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro, Tiffen Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Kroezeboom [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-12-24 8:49
Viewed: 2484
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Time to clean up my archive. I made this photo early this year when we had a brief moment of frost and snow.

In the east of the Netherlands stones and trees were used to mark a border or crossing. The trees were called 'Kroezeboom'.

This very old Oak tree is a border marker between farmland on the top of an open field. (Fleringer Es) The trees were also considered a holy place and were used as a place for justice. This tree is accompanied by a Roman Catholic chapel. The tree is expected to be between 400 and 500 years old.

Niek Bouwen Photography

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Hi Niek,

What a lovely winter scene with such an artictic touch! I like the sharpness and POV are perfect with great natural colors. The fresh lying snow on the trees in combinatin to lovely blue sky, adds great mood ito the shot.
Very well done.

Merry Christmas!

best regards,

Hi, Niek.Vrolijk kerstfeest voor u en de familie.
Lovely winter scene and the star attraction is the Lovely Old Oak tree with a character, The POV adds to the charm of the winding road and contrast. Chers and TFS.

Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! or Zalig Kerstfeast!
Mariana & Horia

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2009-12-24 9:06]

Hi Niek,
Wonderful winter scene. Well presented. Great lights and shadows. Merry Christmas to you and yours. TFS Julie

Hi Niek,
Great composition and presentation in a picture archive.
Excellent POV. and details ,, great with snow,
Amazing oak tree and perpective of the way,
Beautiful colors and light,
very well done ..Have a Happy Holiday and Merry Christmas..

Hi Niek
amazing winter scene.
wonderful white covered trees.
excellent contrast.
good capture of snow texture.
nicely framed and presented.
season's greetings

Absolutely beautiful. The light, colours, and the details of those frost-laden trees. A well composed shot, just a little oversharpened in one or two places (below the chapel roof - a white ghosted edge) but a delightful shot even so.

Hello Niek!
Great light in your picture and beautiful winter scene!
Nice point of view!
Merry Christmas!!
Best regards!

Love this shot Niek!! I really like how the path is shown off-centered. Great lighting, tones, details, and lighting. Well done!

TFS and Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays.


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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2009-12-24 23:38]

Hi Niek...
Beautiful shot with so nice winter scene...
Nice composition...
Have a nice weekend...

Merry Christmas !
a veru Breugel image:)

Hi Niek..nice shot..great tones and light...well done.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2009-12-25 11:38]

Hello Niek! Well composed winter scene! A beautiful subject with a beautiful light. I have some OE parts here on my monitor but it's not a big deal. Well done!


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-12-26 12:15]

Hi Niek,
Incredible beauty of the light!
I adore the soft blue sky, the subtle nuances of white and the long shadows. The contrast with snow, frost, the dark chapel and the dark trunks of trees makes a sharp and clear image. Continue to clean up your archives, there are good stuff there!:) Bravo! Annie

Hoi Niek,
I missed quite some of your last posted pictures, but this one you hardly can miss. Superb winter impression, excellent white balance showing sky and landscape without any noticeable OE. Perfect composition of the Kroezen tree!

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