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January in Colors

January in Colors
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Copyright: Annie Belanger (Beger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-01-23
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Mood
Camera: Canon Rebel XTi 400D, 50mm f/1.8 II
Exposure: f/2.5, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-23 21:21
Viewed: 1864
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello dear friends,

This Sunday afternoon was splendid at home!
-12 degrees Celcius, and as you can see, the sea isn't still frozen.
The strong light falling on my village has taken all colors of blue spectrum.

This is an experiment. I wanted see my favorite landscape with my 50mm lens.

Raw photo converted in TIFF. I applied a light HDR post-processing and did a crop of the image.

Thank you for viewing and commenting.
Have a nice week!

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-01-23 21:37]

Hi Annie,
A very colorful January, indeed!
A nice white city contrasted marvelously by the blue sea and a dramatic sky showing off the Season!
Very bright lighting over the city casting that silvery cast and producing such play with shadows. A very sharp image.
I like the square format and the elegant white tight frame.
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

Looks cold! Nice view- as always! Very sharp and clear and I quite like the squarer crop here. Subtle HDR works well too.


Sunshine and 24c here today ;-)

Hi Annie - I think I recall you posting a nightshot from this viewpoint previously. I liked that one and I like this probably even more. The blue and white combo works very well and the wee church spire breaks through the blue sea very nicely.

Really a lovely spot, beautiful view.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2011-01-23 23:07]

Hi Annie
This is a real winter wonderland with beautiful blue and white colours. I bet you are so pleased you have moved up here on the hill. It's a stunning view
Well done

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-01-23 23:13]


sueprbe compo e timage, quelle fines couche de neige, avec ce bleu de la mer et ce ciel superbe avec l'ouverture, quelle luminostié quels tons, fantastique vue et ensemble.

Bravo et amitié


I love the mood you have caught in this landscape shot, Annie!
Great view to the extended cliff and perfect winter scenario is shown in this eyecatching shot.
The sharpness and POV are well done, and light is nicely managed.
Great work!

Best regards,

Your beautiful view and your beautiful village!
This is fantastic ... colors are very saturated, and the contrast between blue and white is fantastic.
Stay warm.

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2011-01-24 7:13]

Hi Annie,

Wonderfull view of your country in the winter, The colors are so beautifull.
Excellent HDR picture, the contrast white colors and blue colors are superb.
Perfect brightness and light, very good job.
Have a good week.

Bonjour Annie:)

La vue de ton village est une merveille en hiver, les couleurs sont superbes.
Bel effet HDR, Beaux contrastes de coloris.
Luminosité excellente. Beau travail. Félicitations.
Agréable bonne semaine.

It's amazing that your sea isn't frozen! We have had a few days of just below freezing and have had ice floating in the Gulf of Mexico. It's RARE, but I've seen it a few times in my life. I love this view of your lovely town, there ARE SO many views and they are all different! You should do a gallery showing of all the views! Excellent work Annie! I love blue and white, you captured it here very well!

Bonjour Annie,
Ha oui ,j'aime bien voir ton joli coin de pays sur différente présentation, Quel point de vue magnifique!
On voit très bien la route qui longe le fleuve et passe par le village..
J'aime bien la petite église placée sur la pointe qui avance dans l'eau.. Excellent paysage ..

fabulous crispness, wonderful colours, perfect composition. must be your favorite view. nicely presented. Janos

  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2011-01-24 14:52]

Hi Annie
It seems a fairy tale village... fantastic the magic effect of the snow, wonderful light and sharpness, and beautiful colors.
My compliments mb

  • Teresat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3410 W: 96 N: 3821] (15934)
  • [2011-01-24 15:56]

Boa noite Annie
Even in Lisbon is cold these days...I don´t remember to feel in lisbon so much cold...your place view is a realy beautiful in all the seasons...I like the light, the colors...the play between white and blue are delicious.
A good experience , your HDR keep a natural contrast.
Um abraço

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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
  • [2011-01-24 17:02]

Hi Annie,
we have seen this lovely view several times and each one is different, its beautiful in all its forms. Another fine shot with rich colours and excellent sharpness

Encore une belle composition Annie, ça ferait une belle carte postale cette photo.

HI Annie..excellent shot..great tones and colors...well done.


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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2011-01-25 16:15]

dear Annie,
a beautiful winter picture of white scenery of your home town,
the snow looks like wonderful making up for this landscape,
blue ocean and sky are well contrasted with white land,
chilly but clear view is splendid,
thank you for your excellent shot,

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2011-01-26 23:36]

You already know that I love it !


Pretty as a Christmas card, Annie!
The buildings look like sugar-coated models!
Your fine, downward pov encourages the eyes to move smoothly across the scene, resting ultimately on the tall spire.
Good control of the light and sharp details makes this a shot to linger over, and enjoy.

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

Bonjour Annie,

C'est une belle journée, en effet.
Joli traitement HDR, le résultat est spectaculaire.
Tu me ferais presque aimer le froid.
J'aime tout ce bleu à l'infini , le point de vue est excellent, la lumière exquise.

Merci du partage.

bonjour Annie
C'est vraiment superbe ce contraste entre la blancheur de la ville enneigée et le bleu de la mer et du ciel.Excellent ppwork.Bravo Annie et TFS.Catherine

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