Dear friends,seeing the thumbnail of this you might think mmmmm....this could be some desert far away in
Australia or Africa,specially the red earth and the
lonely tree in the sun.
Well than I must disappoint you,because the red earth
is an icefloor in a frozen canal in the midlle of cold winter ;+]]
The scene is very simple and empty and agian I was just lucky to be there on the right time,everything
in this photo is arranged by the element around me.
The sun the tree,the shades of it on the icefloor,its all done by nature right in front of me,this photo is
The amazing,mysterious blue spots of ice left of the tree are looking like a coral sea,even in winter...
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dale54 (6241) 2012-02-21 7:39
jan hi,oh yeah i like this one,love the light in this,nice color to this too! tfs! dr
JFS (32459) 2012-02-21 7:51
Magnifique contre lumière, photo de toute beauté mon ami. J'aime les couleurs et la délicieuse lumière.
vasilpro (40701) 2012-02-21 7:51
Superb composition with a lovely light and great play with shadows, wonderful atmosphere and golden color tones, excellent photo work, TfS!
rychem (18819) 2012-02-21 7:54
Excellent sunset shot, beautiful classic composition, fantastic light and shadows
SnapRJW (28828) 2012-02-21 8:05
Hello Jan - What a magnificent shot. The sun is in just the right place to allow the tree's shadows to radiate out to the lower corners of the frame beautifully. The golden glow on the ice is subtle and lovely as are the trees on the horizon. A perfect moment preserved. Warm regards rosemary
Kielia (22913) 2012-02-21 8:12
a very interesting impression of a wonderful landscape. You were very lucky to capture this special moment. The colors are really very unusual, but it is the light that creates a great mood. Bravo!
Bluejeans (64247) 2012-02-21 8:34
Est´brutal esta tua foto tem uma linda atmosfera de inverno com esta luz suave do pôr do sol de fundo , gostei muito da sombra da árvore solitária na foto, bons tons dourados , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
yquem46 (38378) 2012-02-21 9:31
Nice golden shot with the line of trees at the BG and the lonely one with its shadow as if it was its roots
have a nice evening
BennyV (13538) 2012-02-21 9:34
Je commentaar hieronder slaat de nagel op de kop. Dit komt inderdaad over als een scène uit een verre woesstijn, vooral dan door die zachte zandkleuren. Maar de verre rij bomen aan de horizon, dat is toch typisch voor die lage landen van ons, niet? Knap werkje. Bedankt om het hier te delen met ons & nog een prettige week.
sacimar (25971) 2012-02-21 9:38
beautiful image! this is an excellent composition, I like the tree silhouette and its shadow, good light management, congratulations,
Cricri (100305) 2012-02-21 11:16
Magnifique contre jour, le jeu d'ombre et les teintes chaudes sont magnifiques, très belle réalisation
dkmurphys (45827) 2012-02-21 11:20
Splendid artistic capture. Perfectly managed sunlight, well done.
Have a good night.
lpi (4857) 2012-02-21 11:20
Magnifique composition !
J'aime ce contre jour avec ses belles ombres!
m00n (2259) 2012-02-21 12:07
The best example of photographs to face to the sun. Excellent work, the simplicity of the composition adds charm. I stopped here to meditate, to feel peace and quiet.
ourania (25508) 2012-02-21 12:15
a fascinating picture, admirably composed and lit. It has a fantastic sense of depth and space surrounding the beautiful tree crowned by the sun. I love the clear way the tree is outlined against the bright sunset, the effect of its shadow wildly spreading towards the viewer and the dark golden atmosphere!
All the best,
CLODO (28578) 2012-02-21 12:25
I am not disappointed! To be at the right place at the right time is a good objective for a photographer.
Jeppo (17639) 2012-02-21 12:56
nice counterlight and golden tones. it really looks like a desert somehow.
LOOOK13 (19046) 2012-02-21 13:11
Rien à dire, c'est splendide.
Trés trés grande composition.
brianmcc (6005) 2012-02-21 13:51
wow, what a wonderful picture. the sun is perfectly positioned and placed behind the tree, and the resulting shadows thrown out across the frame in the foreground are incredible. the dark line across the middle of the picture is excellent, as is the little line of trees on the horizon. wonderful colours and an incredible atmosphere.
Sonata11 (33081) 2012-02-21 19:59
what a wonderful composition of amazing atmosphere on this marvelous sunset picture with lovely light and vivid colors, very good clarity, great sharpness, excellent POV. I like it
All the best,
emka (72206) 2012-02-21 23:30
The earth is red indeed but it is the view of the sun behind the tree and very long shadows that make this photo so special. Amazing flat surface. I like delicate row of the trees on the horizon. Warm regrads
jjcordier (72602) 2012-02-21 23:39
Je suis surtout impressionné par les couleurs de l'image et l'ombre envahissante de l'arbre mais un peu gêné par le soleil surexposé (je me demande si je n'aurais pas recadré en coupant juste en dessous du soleil?)
GiovanniG (2375) 2012-02-22 3:57
This photograph is very good. It has beautiful contrast and good clarity. The depth of field is great and it has good perspective. Well done.
SWEETFREEDOM (21542) 2012-02-24 11:08
great picture, i like colors and light management.
golus (2893) 2012-02-25 11:50
A simple looking but yet a highly artistic composition. A pure "photograph" for sure. I liked the gigantic shades of the tree on the foreground and the spacious depth sense between the FG and BG. Your technique of light management is stunning. Amazing work. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice Sunday.
ybx (251) 2012-02-26 2:32
amazing picture of frozen landscape in backlight.
You're right! The landscape seem taken in Africa or at sunset in some tropical place!
After reading your explanations and seeing the enlarged image, I have realized that is not as!
The key of this picture is the sunlight, with its warm tones and last, but not least, the naked lonely tree. The frozen surface of canal enlighted by warm sunlight, seems desert sand.
Excellent choice of POV.
Very very beatiful picture.
Have a nice day - ciao
Afsanehbagheri (3206) 2012-03-03 21:23
Hi my friend
The shadow of light is very good combination of
beautiful sunset Golden moment making excellent
npecanhuk (60132) 2012-03-07 16:24
Superb original idea and oustanding photo job!
Colors, exposure, chosen pov and composition are highlights here!
TFS - congrats,
AliMoein (780) 2012-03-07 21:26
This is a very nice shot
Very good composition and contrast
I like this colors
Hanssie (10273) 2012-03-09 6:21
The long shadows in the foreground....
A fantastic photo !
mesutilgim (79348) 2012-03-22 14:26
I missed this great capture !
A real masterpiece; with its pov and light management and graphism.
TFS and best regards
jimkil (1720) 2012-03-23 21:04
The long shadows from the sun and the tree has brought a first rate lead in here Jan, the colours are special for this morning, well exposed , a very eye-catching landscape. Terrific work, hope your well and looking forward to summer.
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4768) 2012-03-23 21:39
Wow, this is an evocative image, full of emotions and very dramatic. I really love the shadow of the tree, it creates a stunning effect. Love the warm tones and the solitude. Fantastic image! Great capture!
danos (82655) 2012-03-24 0:52
nice the sunset view of the image with the placement of the tree in the frame to be perfect as just hide the sun.I like this dusk scenery with the shadows to penetrate the leafles branches of the tree,creating these superb shadows on the ground.
Have a good weekend,Danos
macjake (51348) 2012-04-06 9:42
I thought I had critiques this one before?
perhaps i'm losing my mind?
the frozen ice really doesn't look like that unless you truly scrutinize the scene sharply.
and normally i don't photograph into the sun, but this one works out very well, especially with the shadows extending outwards.
patdeph (35748) 2012-04-06 13:35
yes, you were very lucky to be there at the most beautiful moment,everything is perfect, except maybe a slight overexposition around the sun.I love the golden colrs, and I love the shadow of the tree, giving to this picture an amosphere of dream.
josepmarin (57463) 2012-04-13 4:45
a wonderful composition. I like the fantastic cross-light with the Sun behind the branches of the tree, and the grand graphical effect created by the shades projected on the ground. The image is very sharp and has a good depth, with a landscape in background slightly blurred because of the mist.
The ensemble is very beautiful.
Angshu (54493) 2012-04-18 0:47
Just delightful! The tones are beautiful...love how the shadows spreads across the frame in the FG, taking our eyes to the tree, which stands beautifully silhouetted against the sun. An artwork of a picture IMHO
kiks (11749) 2012-04-18 12:18
Echt heel mooi dit. Prachtig licht lange schaduwen en de glinstering op het ijs is heel bijzonder. Heel mooi gedaan.
bornav (474) 2012-04-30 0:15
This is a very beautiful landscape photo, the silhoutte of the tree is marvellous and the long shaddows are the main attraction of the image. The composition is wonderful!
davidsinger (3368) 2012-05-13 2:17
It's really difficult not to leave critique for such a beauty. I would award 100 points for this one was this option available! :)
jemaflor (79958) 2012-05-24 9:42
congratualations ! Greart light capture, impressive effect with rays of light, perfectly presented, I like a lot.
daddo (22350) 2012-05-31 2:43
Beautiful work Jan. Poetic, filled with mysterious light and shadows.800th of a second did a great job. Regards. Klaudio.
aliabazari (10918) 2012-09-22 11:46
Registration was very nice. Good composition and excellent exposure.
mjw364 (6992) 2012-09-29 2:40
A magnificent exercise in shooting against the light - beautiful colours and composition.
ravinmb (1293) 2012-10-26 9:56
A nice picture with warm colors. The shades make it marvelous. How wonderful to see this and capture them in your digital box. Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice weekend.
fabbs99 (15675) 2012-11-17 21:15
Magnificent composition.Beautiful reflection of the branches and the Sunbeams through the leafless plant in a desert like environment.Excellent composition, good presentation too. Very well done, TFS.