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Winter colors of Sainte-Petronille

Winter colors of Sainte-Petronille
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Copyright: Robert Calve (perryhooter) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2584 W: 853 N: 6167] (27938)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-02
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Event, Mood
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro 1
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Orléans Island Winter Tour
Theme(s): Your favorite Images II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-10 19:20
Viewed: 5213
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 86
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Currently on duty, and having to work odd hours.... I propose you tonight another shot taken at Sainte-Pétronille to share our winter colors. lovely mood in preparation for the Christmas Holiday. We are at Western Point of the Island looking toward Quebec City. More snow expected this week. (^_^)

Technically: Image slightly cropped after correcting the tilt of the horizon. Morning light with the sun low over the horizon. Yellow tones still present against the house . Automatic levels, and contrasts adjustments. Darkened slightly the sky and whitened the snow with selective color adjustments. Resized , framed , adding a little flag to remember the feeling of the old French regime with the actual Quebec Flag.

PS. You will see this house on a previous post presented by Hermance taken from the South Shore . See at the left end of her photo.

By the way , Oh Yes ! One detail , if you are a good observer . You will note , I removed an ugly spotlight that was on top of the middle attic window (^_^).

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2007-12-10 20:03]

Bonsoir Robert,
Superbe point de vue! Je vois que tu as fait provision de tout plein de jolies photos de l'Île d'Orléans! Ici, les arbres qui découpent leurs silhouettes en fine dentelle sur le ciel ajoutent au charme de la maison et de son emplacement le long du fleuve. Excellentes couleurs avec un rendu très naturel. Bravo! Annie

Excellent composition. Great details. Lovely mood. More than beautiful!

Maria Lorena

Superbly captured Robert. Fine detail in the trees, well composed and lovely colour. Presented very well with your usual flair. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Clearing Fog’

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  • k-2 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 605 W: 26 N: 503] (3638)
  • [2007-12-10 20:25]

The various tree textures are great here. Some are like feathers. TFS. K2

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  • Jong Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 428 W: 0 N: 273] (3168)
  • [2007-12-10 20:26]

simply lovely, sharp with details and colours, i like those trees. excellent captured of winter mood

What to say Robert.
Outta words! ......... your image has been taken from a perfect book, written by a perfect writer, in a perfect location.
Of course, and once again. A PERFECT SHOT.
Regards my friend!


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2007-12-10 20:57]

What wonderful scenery Robert. The lighting is good, and the stark trees contrast against teh snow and the lovely building.
Very, very well done

awesome colors and details on this shot.
I like very much this POV, i think much more than the last post...



Hi Robert,
You are good with this "postcards", they are very balanced in composition. Colors are well saturated and image well presented.



for sure this a lovely image, very well composed and taken, very much like the angle you took, it gives the picture the depth

well done


Nice shot,excellent job!

Salut Robert,
Superbe point de vue...excellent choix !!!
La photo est superbe car bien équilibrée avec la maison à droite ensoleillée, les arbres, le fleuve, le ciel...le tout sous la neige...
Beau contraste et belle luminosité.
Ca pourrait faire une belle carte postale.
D'autant que le choix de tes nouvelles bordures est excellent !!!

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  • jentt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 180 W: 71 N: 433] (4022)
  • [2007-12-11 0:28]

Bonjour Robert
Apres les somptueuses couleurs de l'automne, voici celles, éblouissantes, de l'hiver. Les saisons défilent vite par chez vous! En tout cas, une magnifique vue enneigée dotée d'une belle lumière rasante. Superbe.

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2007-12-11 0:30]

A very beautiful house!!! A fantastic winter scene. Wonderful color and sharpness. TFS

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  • Dai Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 189 W: 56 N: 247] (1214)
  • [2007-12-11 0:50]
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Lovely shot... can I use it on a Christmas postcard?

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  • Konie Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 303 W: 29 N: 298] (3006)
  • [2007-12-11 0:59]

Hi Robert,

Very beautiful landscape photo. It is well composed, with great depth and good colors that convey that winter mood. Oh, it is very clean too and post processed so well. TFS.


Beautiful winter scene shot, Robert. Lovely shot with superb colours, detail and composition..

Since we don't have like that here i just admire the winter season from your shot.. i feel calm looking at this.

tfs and regards, terry

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2007-12-11 1:41]

mmmm, this is a real beauty !

thanks a lot,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2007-12-11 2:25]
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Joli point de vue vers Québec, bonne composition et excellente exposition. Merci Robert, j'aime bien la belle lumière sur la facade.


Paysage qui nous touche dans notre coeur , dans notre milieu
Bravo , j'aime beaucoup

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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2007-12-11 3:19]

This is such a lovely image of our wonderful Canadian winters. Super colour and detail. Wonderful composition. Bravo

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  • Ivan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 365 W: 110 N: 268] (3865)
  • [2007-12-11 3:19]
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Salut Robert,
Il n'y a rien comme une visite à l'Ile pour inspirer les photographes. Tu ne fais pas exception à la règle ! Beau panorama qui suggère beaucoup. J'aime bien ta présentation avec le drapeau du Québec. Je ne suis pas très "drapeau" mais dans ce cas ça va bien.
Bon retour !

Wonderful atmosphere Robert. Great composition, I think a square crop will also look very good here.
Love the tiny details in the trees.


Great shot Robert I love the comp and the colors in this sharp picture. The sky looks great.

Grtz Pim

Pt Ltr

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2007-12-11 5:05]

Hi Robert & Merry Xmas!

Superb graphism, enhanced by the snow. Good sharpness & contrast. Tfs!

Salut Robert. Wow, une prise de vue classique de nos hivers québécois. Belle composition. Félicitations. Dany :-)

hey there!

this is an excellent picture for christmas season specially now that it is approaching!

i love it! thanks for sharing!

good composition Perry, very cool to the eye, the vertical trees and twigs make it more attractive.white andclean TFs.
regards from Dubai..............andres

smiley will follow,later..

Hi Robert
I do like this, great pov, beautiful natural colours.

Ho Robert,
Stunning! Absolutely fabulous, a wish I was there landscape. All those 'naked' trees so well diveded in this view so a well balanced composition as result. Superb posting Robert and atractive winter landscape...you lucky guy! :-)

:) Later...

Bonjour Robert
Vraiment une superbe image, la composition et la lumière sont tout simplement magique.


la première chose que j'ai remarqué c'était la disparition du "spot" (*U°)

A perfect winter scene. i like it very much. great pose. it seems like a postcard. Can you put here this building's whole phote?

well done!


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  • jacobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 597 W: 28 N: 650] (4739)
  • [2007-12-11 14:05]

Very good picture.
I like the colours in the winter light.
Good compo too.
best regards.

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  • boonie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 64 N: 1548] (7842)
  • [2007-12-11 14:45]

This is my favorite of the current series - lighting is suburb. Nice background with the city across the river. Really enjoy the contrast between snow and the leafless shrubs.


Bonsoir Robert,
Jolie prise de vue et composition superbe de ce magnifique paysage d'hiver, beaucoup de détails et jolies couleurs, de toute beautée;) Bravo.

Bonsoir Robert
Une autre bien belle photo de l'Ile d'Orléans, atmosphère hivernale bien présentée avec ces teintes toutes en douceur mis à par le rouge vif des volets, composition artistique avec l'utilisation des arbustes en différents plans. J'espère que la maison est bien isolée carellesont exposée aux vents dominants.
Bravo Robert

Bonjour Robert,
Pas le genre de photos que je prendrais spontanément (mais sait-on jamais? ;o)) et, pourtant, elle me frappe. Surtout par l'ambiance qu'elle dégage: une ambiance de congés passés ensemble avec des amis ou de la famille. Je m'imagine cette maison toute froide à l'arrivée. Puis, on allume le poële et petit à petit, la chaleur prend possession des pièces. De la convivialité quoi!
Côté photographique, j'aime la composition qui laisse entrevoir la grande ville tandis que, sur cette rive-ci, on semble se trouver dans un havre de paix. Belles couleurs aussi, en particulier dans les blancs, qui restent très nuancés.
Merci du partage & bien à toi,

Comme d'habitude, tu nous présentes un magnifique paysage.. J'en suis même un peu jaloux

Bravo et bonne continuation

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  • Biero Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 259 W: 41 N: 244] (3381)
  • [2007-12-12 15:57]

Allo Robert, cette photo est vraiment superbe, tu as bien choisis ton angle en plus.
J'aime l'effet du soleil sur la maison pendant que Québec est dans l'ombre à l'arrière, ça détache bien les deux plans.

Merci pour ta visite à l'auberge St-Antoine :)
Salutations et aussi de joyeuses fêtes à toi et Martine.
À bientôt.

Hello Robert,

Ah!... I see that will begin the show of wonderful pictures of snow.
The compositions will be beautiful and the places then will be outstanding.
Excellent composition. Great details

Congratulations Robert


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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2007-12-14 21:44]

I'm missing so many of your pictures... this one is brilliant, everything so good here... I really enjoy the view:)

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2007-12-20 15:01]

Very beautiful house, fantastic winter scene,wonderful color and sharpness. Well done.

Hello Robert,
Beautiful winter postcard, great presentation to upcoming holidays! :-) I like all details, trees and house, sky and snow, light and shades. Great colors and lovely landscape, well done! Bravo!
With BEST Regards,

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