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Happy New Year to All from Lanark!

Happy New Year to All from Lanark!
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Copyright: John Cannon (tyro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 207 W: 93 N: 875] (4422)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-07
Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 AF XR Di-II LD IF, Tiffen 77mm UV Protector
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
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Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-01 7:44
Viewed: 2502
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Happy New Year to All On TrekLens from Lanark!

Taken just five minutes' walk from our home on the day after the really heavy snow came in early December. The path is called the "Stey Brae" (or "steep hill") which runs from the north side of the town down to the valley of the Mouse (pronounced "Moose") Water.

You can see a picture taken from the same spot in springtime three years ago here.

Shot in RAW and converted and edited in PSE6.

All comments/critiques/advice welcome!

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and to you and yours John the image is realy good with a grt pov and very sharp colours and details
tfs regards bryan

Lovely photo with a great POV. Hope you had a lovely New Year and all the best for 2011!

Happy New Year John.
I like being able to compare the scene with the view in springtime.
There are lots of lovely textures here,modified by the snow.
You have managed the light really well as there is quite a discrepancy between the bright sun lit snow in the distance and the shade of the fg.
The red building makes a great focal point.Good work.
Best wishes Jean.

Hi John,
A very nice view of this wonderful winter landscape. The red barn is certainly an strong eye catcher. I like how the photo is sort of diveded into shade and sunlit. It draws the eye naturally into the composition.
One thing that could be improved though. The FG is slightly too dark turning the snow into a more grey tone. Using a grad ND with probably one stop would just give you that better balance in the exposure.

Hi John - always nivce to see quality winter views from Scotland, yourself and Caledonia are experts on the art. I'm not sure I totally agree with Niek - as the image ranges from varying degrees of shadow to bright light, the snow will take on different tones? To be honest, I just don't know the answer to that - do you want to represent the scene as you saw it or as you would like it to be? It's food for thought, Niek always raises interesting points.

Anyway, a lovely representation of a Scottish winter scene, can almost hear the crunch of the icy snow.

Hi John

Happy New Year to you.

Beautiful wintry shot with excellent detail and depth. I like the addition of the little red cabin which contrasts well with all the white snow and takes the eye nicely into the distance. Pretty fairytale image.


Hello John , not an easy scene to capture thanks to the evident difference of lighting throughout nevertheless you have preserved the snow in the sunlit part of your landscape beautifully , that could have been blown out adjusting exposure for a more lit FG , i would be more than satisfied with this outcome had i attempted a shot like this , agree with Niek about the grad filter, i might be tempted to run the brightening brush tool over the shady area only very slighty though , all in all a nicely executed presentation of this winter scene ,oh i bet the WS spring version was an easy one for you ,

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