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Still waiting for Spring....

Still waiting for Spring....
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Copyright: Donna Rasmussen (captainsgirl) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 862 W: 47 N: 1539] (7132)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-09
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon REBEL XTi, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Donnas 50 points or more photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-25 13:12
Viewed: 2301
Points: 94
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi all,
Well I'm back! I've missed you all, amazing I haven't even been able to check in so I'm way behind but looking forward to seeing what you've all been up to this winter!

Please bear with me as I post some photos that I took earlier this month. This one in particular was taken in Early March right after we got a foot and a half of snow after having none on the ground. One thing I always say though, if your going to get snow, get BIG snow! I was looking towards the west as the sun was rising on a brand new day.

On to the next one!


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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2008-03-25 13:15]

Hello Donna,
What a beautiful winter view. Excellent lighting,sharpnes and details.

Saludos, buena composicion e iluminacion. Felicidades. TFS.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-03-25 13:18]

Nice to see you back!
What a superb light you captured, here!
Excellent definition of details on the trees and very good play of shadows on the snow.
Congratulations! Annie

Hi Donna,
the warm colour of the first rays is amazing, very nice, moody shot, TFS

Exposure looks very well managed here Donna !
Stunning light.

Excellent effort !!
Well done.

Best regards, Daniel

Hello Donna,
Yes...same here, but at least snow from the ground has gone.
Beautiful evening light. TFS

Hello Donna

I like the pov alot well composed and captured photo, excllent details well presented photo

TFS Kyle

Ciao Donna..
this is wonderful.. colours and light are warm.. and beautiful!! i like pov and details.. excellent indeed!! brava! ;)) thanks
ciao Marco

Hi Donna, Sounds as though you have a lot of work ahead of you! Will look forward to seeing it. This is beautiful. Love the warm hues and long shadows on the snow.
Cheers, Pat.

Hi Donna,

It's a lovely scene here with golden light from the sun on snow . .
Trees without leaves add beauty to this image . .
Great to have you back . .


Many thanks for your kind words on King and the Guards .

hello Donna,

another beautiful winter shot full of snow.. simply love it.. esp. the trees.. can't wait for spring, huh? slowly it will return.. well composed with fine detail. well done.

regards, terry

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-03-26 0:27]

It is SO good to see you again. A beautiful picture. A perfect capture of this lighting!! This has a special 'feel' to it! TFS

Hello Donna,
I do read in news that you guys are with bad weather this year.
Nice colors and POV. TFS


Hi Donna,

While waiting you made a beautiful picture.

This light is the best you can get. Lovely to see you back!


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-03-26 2:10]

Hi Donna

I like the sidelighting hitting & illuminating the fence, revealing a bright red/orange colour, that contrasts nicely against the cyan tinted sky, & blue tinted snow. Tfs!

Hi Donna,
Welcome back! Missed you :-) Great light in this image, not boring at all, excelleent capture of a winterlandscape. Longing for the spring? You are not the only one ;-)
Cheers my dear.

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-03-26 2:39]

What a wonderful light and tones !


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  • Adri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 26 N: 1877] (12221)
  • [2008-03-26 2:51]

Hello Donna,
Beautiful photo with splendid colours and light! Very good details and composition; well done!
Greetings from Holland,

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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2008-03-26 3:26]

Yes Donna and we are still waiting. Welcome back. I love the morning sun here and the tones it gives the snow. As always it is crisp with fine detail and colour. A lovley posting indeed. Hopefully spring will come quickly now.
Warm Regards

Hi Donna,
Beautiful picture nicely composed of this winter scene, excellent point of view and well presented picture , beautiful colors and sharp picture ,very well done,
Michel ;)

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-03-26 6:39]

I do love the warmth of the sun in this one -- perhaps that really is the promise of spring?
superb details and colours

Hello Donna,
Wonderful morning light and beautiful old trees stretching the branches toward the late winter sky!
A pleasant composition, clever to include a part of the house to create depth...
Fresh snow is well exposed, and comes out with a fine texture!
Pablo -

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-03-26 8:59]

Hi Donna
The beauty of the sun shining on the wood and snow is absolutely fascinating.
Excellent shot

Hello Donna,

Very beautiful composition and the colours and light are great. You have still a lot of snow there, I understand you that you wait for the spring. :-) After a lot of signs of spring, this week here was snow too. TFS

Best regards,

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2008-03-26 9:58]

Welcome back Donna,

In this post you have presented a beautiful scene where natural tinted luminosity of the sun and chilling atmosphere with snow are looking marvellous. An excellent shot my friend, well done.

Thanks for sharing this image.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2008-03-26 12:23]

I love the colours here Donna - the 'red' tones of the bare trees and the timber too stand out so good against the snow.
Hopefully the spring sun will start heating up your land soon!!
Good to see you back

Hi Donna,
Beautiful winter shot...
Lovely evening lights are excellent.
I love very much. tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2008-03-27 5:39]

Hi DOnna
The spring is coming.
Good winterlandscape photo.Nice lightning.
Gr Jos

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2008-03-27 11:32]

Hello Donna

If your winter has this beauty, me nor I want to imagine no spring and summer!
Beautiful, fabulous!
Excellent lighting, sharpnes and details.


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  • starky Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 320 W: 2 N: 40] (2945)
  • [2008-03-27 15:51]

Hi Donna.Beautiful winter picture with beautiful sun on the snow.
Best regards, Bosko.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-03-27 18:53]

Hello Donna, it's good to have you back! You've done a great job on the light and exposure on this one. Nice composition too, thanks!


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  • rewind Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 117 W: 5 N: 133] (1139)
  • [2008-03-28 10:32]

Hi Donna, love the clarity and colours and the low sunlight. Best regards, Les

Superb Donna! The light from the sun on the wood and the railway, makes the image so colourful and vivid!
Great composition, so sharp, very well done!
I like the long shadows on the snow. And we see the river in the back.
Very well done! Cheers :)

Hi dear friend,
welcome back!
Nice too see your photo :)
Beautiful "winter" posting :)
Great light and tones in it.
I wish that you'll have sunny days as soon as posible :)
Have a lovely WE.
:) soon

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-03-30 8:59]

Hi Donna...
Excellent winter shot... It's really perfect...
Beautiful colors! Very nice detail, composition and PP work...

Ummmmm...where is my spring???? I expect it will be late this year according to this image Donna...Very nice...but sadly still very cold looking...

Hi Donna,

a very nice presentation of colours here. i like how the brown trees/branches/twigs and building balances up the white snow. all is due to your perfect selection of pov! well done.


Love the sun on the snow here Donna! Excellent complimentary colors, blue and orange! Really nice details, love your framing too!! Glad to see you back!

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2008-04-04 13:04]

Hi Donna,
See you after a while on TL. THis is a beautiful winter secene, although I must admit that I am a bit tired of all the snow. Beuatiful place to live.

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2008-04-05 14:46]

Hello Donna
I really love the light in this photo! I hope you that snow has melted away! This is a different pov for the lake..
Sara and I where just remembering our trip out to see Tom and our visit to your home almost 4 years ago! WOW!


Hello Donna!
Great gold light in your picture!
Lovely winter atmosphere!
Perfect clarity and nice perspective!
Best regards!

...I return... :)

Nicely composed Donna and beautiful light. Good colour and lovely all over detail with the whites of the snow well handled. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Fire – Swirling Clouds’

hello Donna

this is lovaly picture
the golden light is perfect to give this special atmosphere to the composition



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  • jentt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 180 W: 71 N: 433] (4022)
  • [2008-04-08 1:46]

Hello Donna
Very beautiful light, excellent sharpness and détails for this superb winter scene. well done.

merhaba dear donna
winter landscape.excellent light and shadows.well done.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

Hi Donna,
Fantastic and beautiful photo,good colors,sharp,light, composition... congratulation.
Best regards,


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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-07-09 0:54]

Just a spot of none importance...but the extremely nice light is making it like heaven.
Im glad you were there at the right moment to capture this beauty Donna.

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