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Late Winter Snow

Late Winter Snow
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Copyright: Karen Beall (kbeall) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 513 W: 108 N: 902] (3598)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-25
Categories: Nature, Architecture
Camera: Canon EOS 350D Rebel XT
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): ColdWinter, Photos by K.W. Beall [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-17 13:00
Viewed: 2154
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This shot was taken last year, but the view today was virtually the same, as we were "surprised" in our area by snow. Temperatures were just above freezing, so the heavy wet flakes stuck to everything, turning the trees to lace. The kids were able to get a few sledding trips down the hill before getting soaked. I like the lines of this house, and may yet use this shot for a future Christmas greeting. Anybody remember making cards in school on dark construction paper, then taking a toothbrush dipped in white shoepolish and scraping it over a screen (splattering the white polish everywhere) to give the effect of snow on the card? The flakes on the dark brick reminded me of that.

PP Work--increased midtones this time(+20); bumped the contrast only a bit (10); no saturation.

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Hello Karen!
Very very beautiful winter atmosphere!!!
Nice perspective!
Excellent done!
Best regards!

Hi Karen,
A superb winter image, great capture and perfect capture of the falling snow. This is what I remember from my youth when it snowed. Thanks for bringing back good memories!

Superb Karen and your PP work has enhanced the beauty of the snow. I have never lived in a place which has snow but have visited areas where it does fall in Australia. Nicely composed and lovely soft detail. TFS,

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  • bizsu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 227 W: 0 N: 71] (717)
  • [2008-01-17 13:36]

Hello Karen,
Wonderful snowy photo. Beautiful house.Great work. Good POV. TFS.
Regards, Zs˙

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-01-17 13:49]

Hola Karen,
bello trabajo y efectos...
buen pov, un invierno fuerte brrrr,
Saludos amiga

Lovely architectural presentation, BUT, natural,excellent frame karen.

Hi Karen,

Wonderful winter photo, beautiful composition and colors, very good details, I like very much the the falling snow. TFS

Best regards,

Hello Karen,
Even this house, as pleasant as it appears could not warm this image. The flakes bring chills down my back, but yet today, here, we have had tiny flakes fall from the skies that seem to disappear as soon as they near a foot or two off of the ground.
No to your answer, the trick with white shoe polish, never heard if that trick, an interesting idea.
A good winter scene...

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2008-01-17 16:42]

Hello Karen,
I love the name of your town :)
That is the same place we where last Sunday...

This really looks like a perfect Christmas card... this would also make a wonderful "stamp"


Hello karen,

I like the colors bg pov dof excllent composure and lighting

TFS Kyle

Karen, a pleasure to see!
Very good composition and perspective. Clear, and sharp .

* pl

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-01-18 8:35]

Hi Karen...

Wonderful winter photo.!
Fantastic details. Looks very interesting, well done and well presented.

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2008-01-18 11:28]

Hello Karen,
A wonderful admission of-winter weather with good contrast. Good light and detail. Very good composition and a very interesting picture.
Well done.

Hello Karen,

beautiful snowy photo.
Beautiful home.
Good Composition


*Thanks for your nice words about ║My Sweet Heart║║.

Hello Karen,
Beautiful shot of winter.
I see snow flakes falling down.
Sharp, and nicely composed. TFS

Hi Karen, This does have a very nice look about it...as you mentioned the snow against the brick looks nice and there are some beautiful lines in this. Detail captured is great. At first I didn't much care for the slight cyan tint over it all and done a quick workshop...then decided against posting it because the more I looked at this the more I started to like it and thought it was probably close to natural to what you was seeing. Nice shooting Karen!


Hi Karen,
this is sooo very pretty, I like all the falling snow , the house makes a great backdrop, great seasonal photo. TFS

Hello Karen,
You capture the winter atmosphere well, low light and muted colours!
The image is well composed, and the scenery looks about like outside here today as we woke up to 10-15 cm of fresh snow this morning!
Pablo -

I am feeling snow fall live. excellent piture of the snow fall. Expoiure is perfect.

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  • KellEy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 393 W: 48 N: 172] (2098)
  • [2008-02-21 15:17]

Beautiful photo Karen!
I really like the exposure and the lines are really nice as you mentionned.

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