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4 years on TL: Kroezeboom

4 years on TL: Kroezeboom
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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
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro, Tiffen Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/11, 1/50 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Kroezeboom [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-17 3:10
Viewed: 1889
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Four years ago I decided to join TrekLens to hope to improve my newly started hobby called photography. Just a few weeks before I purchased my first DSRL. Before that I was using a bridge camera but without any knowledge of photography. In the first few months many fellow members helped me along the way and soon I could see that this new hobby was here to stay.

After 4 years of photography I can say that I have improved and that part of the improvement is thanks to spirit of TrekLens.

I chose a photo of my favorite tree to celebrate the 4th anniversary on TrekLens. A tree close to home that has a history of over 400 years.


Niek Bouwen Photography

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Ciao Niek, congratulations for your 4th year on TL, thaks for this wonderful composition with fantastic frozen trees, very well done, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Hello Niek!
Beautiful winter scene and lovely point of view!
Fantastic atmosphere!
Great light!
Best regards!

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2010-01-17 3:51]

Hi Niel,
Congratulations for your Four years in TL producing many artistical and beautiful posts which you chose to share with us.
A marvelous Winter shot with excellent light rendering such beautiful shades and shadows on the snow.
Beautiful trio of frozen trees!
Great POV with a nice deep DOF.
Very neatly presented.
Best regards,

Francis Xavier

Hi Niek,
that place is beautiful - and together with snow and sunshine - perfect.
Congrats, it was one of your best ideas to join here. I'm so happy we met here, greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Beautiful winter scape and nice composition.
Congratulations for this picture and for yours 4 years on TL.
Best regards.Alin.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2010-01-17 5:50]

Hi Niek

There was one day last week when the same thing happened in Korea but it didnt happen again when I brought my camera in. Good color contrasts between the blue & white with superb sharpness & framing. Tfs!

hello Niek,
Many congratulations on your 4 years with Treklens.
A really wonderful wintry scene here. The curving road adds so much to the composition.
The shades and shadows of the trees and snow are great.
TFS, Joni

First of all, congratulation for this four great years!
Second, I congratulate you for this wonderful winter capture1

Hi Niek...great shot..wonderful winter tones...


Great four years here in TL.
And another 40!
Congratulation, and have a great 2010.

Four years ...? Congratulations! My own 4-year TL anniversary is coming up soon too. Growth is the greatest reward I think, it has changed my life and I'm sure it has changed yours too - at least in photography!

This is a delightful exercise in textbook composition, great timing with the light, and beautiful colours too. Potentially could have cloned out the shadows along the left edge of the photo, so the imagination doesn't wander "out of frame" (is it a fence on the left? or bushes?) but that's just a minor thought - this is a beautiful shot, evocative and breathtaking.

Happy 4th!


Hi Niek
marvelous winter scene.
good pov for a good composition.
the curved fence lead nicely into the depth of the scene to the beautiful white trees.
marvelous cold colors.
warm greetings for many more years on TL.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 66 N: 115] (2484)
  • [2010-01-18 3:08]

Hello Niek,
Congratulations 4th anniversary.
I see you like to take shots winter landscapes in good weather condition. Perfect light and sharpness and view is composed very well.
Regards, Pawel

Hi Niek - You have chosen a nice little copse to celebrate your anniversary. Beautiful winter composition.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2010-01-18 9:13]

Another fine winter scene Niek! Lovley composition and a very very strong technique. A beauty, well done!


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