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A Snowy Backyard

A Snowy Backyard
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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: 2011-02-01
Categories: Daily Life, Nature
Camera: Canon Rebel XTi 400D, Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM, 67 mm B+W käsemann Circpol
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-02 7:57
Viewed: 2069
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi dear friends,

A lot of people are in winter mood today! I hope our American friends from the east coast are not buried under snow. Here we are accustomed!

This is my backyard with our small shed as I saw it when I came back after a week away from my home! A lot of snow has fallen since last week! But the temperature is pleasant and light, so beautiful.

Here, the polarizer and the angle of the POV made the sky a little dark. The window of the patio's door and the yellow clapboards had given nice reflection on the snowdrift in foreground.

RAW photo converted in JPG. I had forgotten the ISO at 400 on my camera. Usual work with curves, contrast and brightness.

Thanks for viewing and commenting.

Have a nice day!

fransx, Jan9376, teamill, tnahari, shelbeesmom, Juliet, brech, lilimih33, parasbhalla, mvdisco, loribird, jean11-3, Teresat, Saba, vanda, mikio has marked this note useful
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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-02-02 8:01]

Hi Annie,
Nice pastel colors of the facade of this house reflecting on the high textured snow!
Fantastic contrast with the blue sky. Nice line-up of trees at the BG.
An interesting POV with beautiful curves in the snow and quite a considerable depth.
Well done for this neat work.
My regards,

Francis Xavier

OH my Annie, this is beautiful. It really is a perfect winter postcard. The polarizer has made the sky such a deep blue color, but the colors of the little building, and the colors in the snow from the patio door reflection ... beautiful. This has a real magical feel to it ... can't stop looking!! :):)
cheers my friend

Bonjour Annie,

WOW !!! Une image d'une beauté sans pareil!
Sublime prise de vue, un travail d'artistes accompli ici grâce à Dame Nature et le photographe.
Superbe contraste sur la mouvance de la neige, grande lumière.
Félicitations chère annie pour ce beau partage.
Belle journée.

Hello Annie,

beautiful capture - this snowy scene looks familiar from where I am as well.. just got in from shoveling about a foot of snow that came down last night! I love the crisp colours and contrasts.. the framing really makes it pop out. Nicely composed and interesting perspective that emphasises the volume of snow.

- Jan

Hello Annie

This is a very sharp and colorful image here. I like it very well, Not the snow.....the image. Wonderful capture of natures ever changing moods.


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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2011-02-02 9:08]

Hello Annie,
A great angle for this image, makes for a strong composition,the yellow of your shed balances so well with the deep blue of the sky. I like the sharpness & clarity of the image & also the inclusion of the lamp,it makes our eye stay in the scene. Great colours.

What a gorgeous shot Annie! Believe it or not, they are calling for snow for us for Friday!...not this much, but maybe 2-3 inches. We are in a tropical area, so this is VERY unusual for us! LOVE your colors, the dark blue, with the white is so nice!

Hi Annie
I wish we had some snow...
this is a scene to be jealous of...
great pov for catching the soft curves in the snow and perfect pp work for a fantastic winter picture.
I like the pastel colors.
warm regards

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2011-02-02 9:28]

Hi Annie,
Just a wonderful display of all winters finest. Very beautiful snow, lighting, skies and contrasting colors. Nicely composed. TFS Julie

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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2011-02-02 9:47]

I can really appreciate this wonderful image today because we have just received about 18-inches (65cm) of snow in the Chicago area.

Great colors in the sky and with the buildings with very nice texture on the snow. Great composition.



A little snow in your backyard? Nothing to it. I can say that because even though it's cold and windy in Vegas it's nothing compared to what you all in the cold region are going through. Very nice composition with great colors and saturation. Good dof with sharp details. Well done, tfs.

Hello Annie!
Fantastic winter scene and very good point of view!
Great colours and detail!
Best regards!

Wow, what a superb blue sky you have got here, and above all a wonderful contrast between the building and the sky, is immense, Annie!

Great POV and perfect sharpness in this work. I like the play between the light and shadow here.
Well done job on this one!

Best regards,


Great photo, colors, sharpness and POV.

Keep'm coming

This is a terrific shot. The range of tones, the colours ranging from pale yellow to deep blue - it takes an artist's eye to spot the opportunity and capture it so well.

I'm not normally a fan of creative framing but the drop shadow works well here, I think.


Bonjour Annie,,

Jolie prise de vue de ton arrière-court,
Beau contraste sur la neige et ciel magnifique,
On y voit beaucoup de neige..d'autre surement à venir..
Excellent cliché

Annie this is beautiful. The color and contrast is wonderful. Nice POV and presentation. Great job, Lori

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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
  • [2011-02-02 17:34]

Hi Annie,
an amazing scene very well captured, great contrast between the white snow and the blue clouds - great work

Hi Annie...very nice shot...great tones and light. You do a great job on the post processing.


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-02-02 22:20]


quel graphsime avec ce toit, et la couvert toute douce, san trace de la belle neige, la couleur de la maison ressort à merveille dans cet ensembble, superbe ocmpo.

Bravo et amitié


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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2011-02-02 23:55]

Hi Annie...
Beautiful shot with so nice winter scene...
Beautiful composition, perspective...
Nice job...

Hi Annie,there is a really nice surreal sort of feel to this shot, especially as there is nothing to marr the surface of the snow. The colours go well together. Fiona

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2011-02-03 1:11]

What a beauty !!!
Winter at its best.
Love it !

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2011-02-03 1:12]

Bonjour Annie,

Excellente vue du balcon, jolis contrast de couleur entre le blanc et le bleu. L'avant plan et l'arrière plan sont vraiment interessant, le pov en Oblique est parfait. Très belle lumière et clarté , une composition agréable à regarder.
Merci de nous faire partager.
Amitiè de Belgique.

Hello Annie, an interesting observation of the yellow reflection on the snow.
The deep blue of the sky is beautiful and I love the smooth curves of the snow in your backyard.
An unusual composition but it works really well.
Tfs, regards Jean.

  • Teresat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3410 W: 96 N: 3821] (15934)
  • [2011-02-03 5:14]

bom dia Annie
You have find a superior angle to make this approach to the beauty of light and snow...you were able to warm the snow atmosphere.
tender and beautiful.
um abraço

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2011-02-03 6:55]

Hello Annie :)

The fragment of this looks fantastically the house wrapped up the snow
on the background of the magnificently the navy the blue sky.
Beautiful colours and perfect light...the pretty composition.
Splendid realization and beautiful effect, I like him very much...congratulations!

Best wishes.

Bonsoir Annie , ca ne surprend plus les Gaspésiens de voir plus de neige à leur retour de voyage, ce serait beaucoup plus surprenant en voir moins , ha ha, surtout en Janvier !
Tu as une belle grande cour arrière, tant de neige s'est accumulée ça fait peur ! L'effet du polarisant a ceci de remarquable , il nous rend les cieux d'un bleu saisissant , pour moi il est un tantinet foncé mais l'éclat lumineux de la neige polarisée sous un tel soleil a diminué en intensité résultant en une meilleure gestion des hautes lumières ce que tu as réussi avec brio , netteté et détail sont au rendez-vous ici , solide composition , mes compliments pour ce travail et bon retour à la maison ,

Bonsoir Annie
Superbe composition avec un excellent POV sur cette belle architecture nous laissant admirer tout à loisir ce paysage enneigé enrobé de douceur.Très belles couleurs pastel qui contrastent joliment avec le bleu profond du ciel.Bravo Annie!Catherine

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2011-02-07 21:03]

dear Annie,
a beautiful winter picture of wonderful heavily accumulated snow,
blueish white of thick snow, deep blue sky and bright cream walls are well composed to make amazing snowy scene,
really to tell you, my surroundings are very similar condition with your land, please refer;

thank you for your excellent shot,

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2011-02-11 14:31]

Hi Annie!
What a beauty!! This scene reminds me is a town of fairy tale:)
Excellent POV and DOF. Impressive sharpness!
Lovely soft light.
Very well done.
ciao! Vanda

j'aime beaucoup cette ambiance
tout semble si calme (j'aime la traduction peacefull! paissible mais avec peace ça me semble plus fort!)
l'usage du filtre polarisant pour l'intensité du ciel, j'adore! (mais perso alors que j'en ai acheté un expres pour ce type de résultat j'y arrive pas...)

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  • mikio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 127 W: 61 N: 385] (1327)
  • [2011-07-09 19:49]

Hi Annie,

You're capturing well this scenery by a good composition and excellent tone, so it's impressive and interesting to see these romantic winter scene. The whole is harmonized completely by beautiful color tones and excellent composition. I like clear tones of blue sky, white snow and house with creamy wall. And, snowfall to which gradual ups and downs attach gives additional good atmosphere as well as slight changing color layers covered blue, white and orange in snow surface.
This is a work with romantic and extreamly high quality.


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