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My last winter impression

My last winter impression
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Copyright: Hans Spruijt (GreenBaron) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3011 W: 919 N: 12213] (52775)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-03
Categories: Nature, Architecture, Mood
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 18-50 3.5-5.6 DC, ScanDisk UltraII 8GB, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-15 10:40
Viewed: 2957
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 78
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My last winter impression

I'm closing my series of winter impressions of 2010. It was a nice time to shoot all these snowy pictures in the Schermer polder. Like the mist here, on hour later it was all disappeared.

Anyway will come back before leaving for Africa.....just a last glance at the cold world.

PP work: shot in Raw, increased clarity, converted to jpeg and adjusted levels and curves. Used USM for sharpening. Resized and add frame.

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  • Great 
  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 554 W: 86 N: 1227] (7698)
  • [2010-01-15 10:50]

What a typical Dutch capture!
Great winter!
Great light!
Great colors!

Amazing shot of these very large windmills. I love the fog you have captured in the shot as well. Very good to not have waiting too long and have this shot. Very beautiful, TFS.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2010-01-15 11:53]

Hi Hans,
You did a Masterpiece for closing this wonderful serie!
I am speechless! Just admirative !
All my congratulations and have a great weekend!

Hoi Hans,
Mooie afsluiter van je serie !
Ik ben inmiddels ook wel een beetje moet van al die sneeuw. Maar helaas is het alternatief saai grijs weer met motregen en zo.
En ja .... afrika komt steeds dichterbij. :-)

Hi Hans

Great cold capture ,seeing the windmills working in the background shows how tough it really is over there nice work great details .


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  • zomik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 229 W: 56 N: 314] (3599)
  • [2010-01-15 12:52]

Hallo Hans,
This is wonderful winter foto serie and this one is the best !

"Great winter!
Great light!
Great colors!
Great...photografer!" ( horias)

I think and I`m talking the some :-)

Best regards

Wonderful winter capture!
Colors and light is great!
Great capture!

  • Great 
  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2010-01-15 13:42]

Hello Hans,

Excellent point of view of this two windmills, the framing is excellent.
Great details and sharpness, the light and the brightning are perfect.
A masterpiece of composition I think, great shot.
Have a good week end.

Hello Hans!
Wonderful winter atmosphere!
Great light!
Besutiful colours!
Best regards!

Hallo Hans.
Wat een opname en wat sterk als compositie die de winter in een fot voledig weer geeft.
Ik vraag me af of je zulke mooie opname's ook vergroot en ze een plaats geeft in je kamer of bij andere.Ik hoop het wel want alleen verzamelen voor je computer is echt zonde. Zelf heb ik een muur bij o.a de tandarts gekregen waar ik ze neer hang.
ik hoop van harte dat je ook zo iets hebt.

mvg Frans

Wow! Fantastic ... that mist hanging around the bottom of the windmills is amazing. And I really love the sharpness below and above the mist. Beautiful shot.
As I said, I'm wishing you a fantastic trip - can't wait to share in your adventure. :)
Cheers my friend

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2010-01-15 17:18]

Absilutely superb picture love the certain chill it brings! Enjoy your trip I am needing to go check out the rest of this series now!! tfs

Hello Hans - Appropriate closing to your winter series! Sharpness and contrast add to the cold feeling of this composition.

Boa noite Hans
This serie is divine...and I think this last drop of your last impression is perfect... Snow is so Happy to have meet you.
It is a great Photo.
Yes, you are good
My regards

almost black & white Excellent composition with observance to rule of 1/3s The simplicity of the colours adds tothe shot Nice work
warm regards

Hi Hans,
Beautiful picture nicely composed with snow and winmills, nice presentation of mist with great colors and light,
very well done...Chapeau.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2010-01-15 21:23]

Hi Hans

Good symmetry between the 2 overlapping windmills, with superb sharpness & graphism. A great exposure level on the snow highlights, too, with no appreciable oe. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2010-01-15 22:27]

Hello Hans:)
A little Holland in Canada... hahahaha it look like...
anyway I love this picture, it is like surreal and also somehow you've managed nice 3D effect here.
Very impressive landscape.
All the best in 2010, sorry for my absence - too busy in work... who create that crap anyway?:):):)

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2010-01-15 22:54]

Great shot Hans - and it does look very, very cold... So, so different from down here...
Very good showing us the windmills - it's a 3-tome image - white, brown and blue
Well done

Bonjour Hans

Très jolie photo de ces moulins dans la brume!!!
Le premier plan très clair illumine ce paysage.

  • Ejtaan Gold Star Critiquer [C: 898 W: 10 N: 98] (475)
  • [2010-01-16 3:19]

Hij is echt geweldig Hans... Heel mooi.. de kou spat bijna van het scherm.. of komt het toch door de ramen heen hier... ?

Je hebt een mooie serie geplaatst.
ik wens je een heel mooie vakantie in Afrika... veel plezier een veel mooie foto's.


Hello Hans!

Very impressive shot of this winter impression with the windmills looking so beautiful for they are captured sharply, placed well in the frame and shot from a good perspective. A good DOF. The bushes as the FG are giving nice effects too.

TFS, indeed a wonderful POV.


Kijk,..molens is misschien een beetje goedkoop en cliche om te brengen Hans,maar het ligt er maar aan HOE je het brengt,zoals dit mag natuurlijk altijd!


Hello Hans,a great composition,I love the way that the windmills dominate the scene.I like the square format too.
The sharpness is excellent.
The mist gives an interesting atmosphere to the view.

Congratulations on 50000 points.
Tfs, regards Jean.

This is a wonderful image.Great picture.Congratulations.
Best regards.Alin.

Hello Hans,

Great photo.


  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2010-01-16 5:15]

I'm really sorry that this wonderful series is ending.
Congrats and thanks for this moody walk.

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1822 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2010-01-16 6:41]

Hi Hans,
Excellent winter image. It looks like the wind mills are floating on the snow. I wish this was in landscape format.

Hi Hans!

You know I love winter scenes and you are a master at capturing them! I can only dream about taking a photo like this. A misty windmill or lighthouse is one the top of my list to capture. You did a great job with lighting here. It's so easy for me to OE the snow. I'll have to look up this 8GB; I was wondering if it's like an 8ND, but graduated. I hate to see this be your last one for the season, but looking forward to photos of Africa.

Thanks for sharing this my friend, and for being an inspiration for me!


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2010-01-16 7:43]

I love that series Hans, it's a strange sight to see the windmills covered with snow and frozen moisture. Well composed, very good technical stuff, a fine post my friend!


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  • Adri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 26 N: 1877] (12221)
  • [2010-01-16 7:55]
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Wat een DIJK van een foto weer, Hans!
Prachtige kleuren en een geweldig mooi effect met die 200 mm tele!
Ook deze gaat bij m'n favo's.

Groet uit Schouwen,

Hello Hans!
Wow, this is a beauty, it sure does look cold with that stormy looking air! I love those windmils....so very pretty. Have a safe trip! You sure do get around! :o)

Oh this is grand Hans! I love the long shot here, the two windmills and you can see how far apart they are, yet both are sharp! Beautiful! Enjoy your time in Africa! Shoot some Lions for me!

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2010-01-16 17:25]

Hi Hans, A fine composition showing the massive windmills which being covered in snow gives a whole other mood to the image than we usually see in the spring surrounded by flowers etc. TFS. Murray.

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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2010-01-16 19:09]

Looks cold
nice light and exposure
like the mist

Hi Hans,
first of all congrats - 50.000 Points - that's the Number of success ;-)
Your shots are always so interesting and special this one is made at a fantastic moment, snow, sunshine and also a little fog, together it's wonderful and I like it very much, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Bonjour Hans.
Bonne année 2010.

Fabuleuse image qui dégage une bonne impression hivernale et de blizzard de Sibérien.
Superbe, et bravo.


Hi Hans,
Firstly thank you for the WS, it does improve the image.
Pinsharp image with spot on exposure.A crisp and cold scene well portrayed.Nice foreground with the frozen grasses showing and the immense windmills towering behind.Well done and TFS.

  • Great 
  • tafa Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 182 W: 13 N: 181] (1818)
  • [2010-01-18 9:08]

hi hans,this is really great shot and I don't know why I left without comment?! Beautiful scenery . Excellent sharpness and colors. Very well taken.
best regards


Simply stunning!

Well done.


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  • wilth Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 43 N: 520] (2028)
  • [2010-02-07 12:12]

Hello Hans,
Not only cold but a real feeling of power in here, based on the size of the windmills and the fog/steam agains the size of everything else.
They way they, the windmills, just are rising against the sky and dwarfing the surrounding barns is quite compelling.
Great capture, well done,

What a great shot! It's so clear and the lighting is so special. Thank you for such a wonderful picture.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2010-03-09 12:08]
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Hi Hans!
What a beauty! Impressive winter atmosphere!
Superb POV and amazing details. Light and colours are marvellous!
My compliments.
Ciao! Vanda

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