As the Maya guys tell us tomorrow our world will cease to exhist. So I thought I'd preview this unhappy event with this moody picture taken about a month ago just as the first snow had touched the ground and thin ice began setting in upon the river.
It is not a black and white picture, it's in full color. Just the kind of world we live in for the greater part of the year. Though I must say that right now we're having a rare week of all-day sunshine due to some crazy frosty anticyclone that's made our skies bright blue again.
A real treat before the end of the world:)
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lousat (80004) 2012-12-20 8:57
HI Maria,great pic,strange atmosphere,no colors,silence...it's a great way to celebrate the end of the world...i like it!!Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
danos (88993) 2012-12-20 9:22
nice the Wintry B/W scenery with the lean tree to be placed perfect in the image.I like the tranquility,the calmness as the beauty of the place.
carlo62 (36303) 2012-12-20 9:52
quasi un B&W naturale, molto bello ed elegante.
Piacevole la vista in una composizione ben fatta.
cornejo (34112) 2012-12-20 9:57
Hi Marina, very good and nice photo of this lovely view with the gray and cold day. Lovely image very well composed, framed and with high quality. Chaming job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing your lovely work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
emilbo (22616) 2012-12-20 10:18
Jolie photo de début d'hiver bien encadrée naturellement par la branche de l'arbre. L'île enneigée sur la rivière est un point fort pour la beauté de la photo. Excellente présentation.
Je n'oublie pas que demain c'est la fin du monde, même si je n'y crois pas.
Toutes mes félicitations!...
Sonata11 (33426) 2012-12-20 20:27
wonderful execution of this beautiful winter landscaping with great POV and DOF as well. Very beautiful picturesque, pleasure to look at. Great work. Thanks for sharing. Awesome shot!!!!
All the best,
SnapRJW (31623) 2012-12-21 0:14
Hello Marina- Looking closely, I can see hints of colour in this fine shot, I have never had the pleasure of seeing such a monochromatic landscape and I really like it. It is starkly beautiful and you have produced a shot of lovely delicacy and peace. Very nice work. Warm regards Rosemary
macjake (59066) 2012-12-21 3:14
no, lets not have the end of the world! lets see more photos of Russia instead!
as you say, this is NOT a black and white photo. Some muted colors are noticeable.
the best parts are the twisted and mangled branches set against a perfect color contrast.
a strong impact, a great visual.
see you around
ktanska (25357) 2012-12-21 12:49
Indeed, it is almost impossible to spot any colour on this one. All too familiar effect for me too, of course.
Your framing is beautiful and snow adds good contrasts to view. And that's why snow is so welcome in the beginning of winter.
gus72 (3719) 2012-12-21 16:33
Hi Marina !!
Happy X`mas. and a Fantastic 2013
no end of the world for you ..... keep taking more photos like this one instead
it is really beautiful..... a very artistic composition.
Also..... I like the style of the framing..... it us just right
Cheers from sunny Australia.
abmdsudi (44974) 2012-12-21 18:12
I am still around !!
This is beautifully exposed and composed landscape with what seems very natural in colours, the bitter cold atmosphere adds so much to such a scene but it is a fascinating shot with the tree - a real cracker- catches the eye and without color to distract as we are glued to detail in those intricate branches and the trunk and this does have the impact. Tonal contrast and sharpness are fine, of a quality shot that absolutely evokes a sense of serenity as well. An impressive winter cladding scene, Merry Christmas to you and your family. Well done.
COSTANTINO (58037) 2012-12-22 12:05
simple shot in sepia
I like the branches of the tree dominating
the shot,I like the peaceful atmosphere
and the whole tranquility,nice idea
nice pov,but the life is going on...
Merry Christmas to you and a happy
new year 2013
have a nice Sunday
krzychu30 (15510) 2012-12-23 1:40
beautiful and very atmospheric shot!The scene looks monochromatic,which only intensify the gloomy mood awaiting of the end of the world.(happily I´m writing it 2 days after supposed end of the world,so it doeas mean nothing bad happened:)
You found really charming scene to capture.
Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday and a Very Happy New Year
mesutilgim (87452) 2012-12-26 11:29
I missed this amazing landscape capture.
Color but the taste that of a perfect b&w capture.
TFS and best regards
fabbs99 (16803) 2012-12-28 9:37
Impressive shot in B&W emphasing the leafless plant.Excellent work.TFS.
Have a great 2013,
willperrett (7694) 2013-01-06 13:40
Sorry I haven't visited in a while: I've been having a break from TE, but have now returned with batteries fully charged! I've chosen this among your recent postings, as I love the moody feel that you comment on in your note. The cold bluish tone, with just a hint of pink on the horizon just lift this away from monochrome, and the branch of the tree was beautifully chosen as a frame for your composition.
I'm glad I can comment on your photograph after the end of the world!
Happy New Year
quovadis (1068) 2013-02-03 17:41
Hi Marina !
Very nice composition vs. a silly Mayan calculation !
Yes, we must keep positive even if the pure white snow pick up some dirt, and the crappy human predictions we better take as a Hollywood cash in on propaganda, for only the Creator Himself will decide when the end should occure.
My best and warm greetings from a grey land, covered by heavy smog, still looking for a brighter future .
girni (344) 2013-02-05 23:42
j'aime cette ambiance créée par la neige; les branches de l'arbre ajoutent un + à la scène; bon choix de "couleur" et graphisme
Kielia (23993) 2013-03-17 5:35
I like the melancholic mood of this image a lot, and the gray colors are also very fascinating. The photographer’s perspective is excellent. That was a very appropriate post on the occasion of this special day. My compliments!
Miguel82 (25593) 2013-03-26 11:02
Good document showing winter season and landscape Maria,
Excellent presentation, good sharpness
goodwill (4224) 2013-08-29 5:52
I like the perception of the events, which didn't happen. Yes, there was a little curiosity round the globe about the much talked Calender. Believe me or not, the day I am convinced that the earth will be nor more tomorrow, I shall also hang my camera and record the events from a mountain top.
Thanks for sharing your concerns about the world and its safety.