March is supposed to be the month of spring but that doesn’t always happen! This winter has been the hardest for ages, I hear they say for 52 years…
In my part of the world Easter often marks the change from winter to spring. Traditionally we go to the mountains during Easter week, to celebrate the departure of winter with the last skiing of the year.
Light is now returning, and soon the day is longer than the night. The nature wakes up in every sense, both animal life and vegetation…
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npecanhuk (61668) 2010-03-07 6:31
A very beautiful and pleasant photograph!
Excellent choice for pov! Outstanding sharpness, exposure and composition!
The fence, the melting snow and the texture of its surface, the hills and trees, the sky... everything is harmoniously placed together!
TFS - congratulations!
snunney (79973) 2010-03-07 6:36
A very attractive composition of this melting snowfield heralding spring. I like the way the runnels in the snow draw the viewer into the picture towards the top of the hill. The composition has a nice balance to it with good light and colours.
bema (26287) 2010-03-07 6:39
very nice light here, and a landscape really charming to see, can feel with you, after such a really long winter it´s sure time for another colors than white and grey..
have a nice week, kind regards Bernd
ciakgiak (30407) 2010-03-07 6:52
another splendid winter landscape with the snow in a magnificent contrast with the deep blue sky. I like a lot this beautiful and perfect composition.
Budapestman (82620) 2010-03-07 7:00
a very nice landscape with picturesque lights and composition, the atmosphere of the photo is peaceful, a great harmony, Tfs! Have a nice Sunday! Kellemes Vasárnapot!
jplebrun (21208) 2010-03-07 7:06
en Europe ce fut l'hiver le plus dur tandis que nous ce fut le contraire, mais d'après ce magnifique cliché il semble que votre misère touche à sa fin.
belido (19934) 2010-03-07 7:09
beautiful scene! this is definitely winter...strange in a certain way to see snow in this season. I like the composition with the fence in the foreground and ramp of the hill leading us through the image. Good work!
Sergiom (55443) 2010-03-07 7:09
L'arbre effeuillé qui se tranche sur le nuage est superbe. La neige qui fond en strie et un ciel magnifique.
maglex (1980) 2010-03-07 7:17
Hello Pablo, lovely composition! I like the details on the 'ripple' marks of the remnant snow cover with its bluish tinge. I find it really well balanced having the tree there on the slope. Regards, Alex
s_lush (16134) 2010-03-07 7:31
This hill partly covered with snow is a good symbol of spring's coming. The other elements of the composition also look very interesting. The bright light and blue sky are the main signs of the spring. Excellently composed and perfectly captured!
Longroute (19392) 2010-03-07 7:32
Really a beautiful image Pablo,
it reminds of my photo "ripples". You framed very well this small hill with the solitary tree and house at the left and the light is so splendid that really one thinks of spring.
wolf38 (30576) 2010-03-07 7:42
Hello Pablo. Snow, cold blue sky. But the sun melts the snow. This is a beautiful photo of the season. The technical quality is excellent. Regards, Wolfgang.
dkeus31 (27735) 2010-03-07 8:02
neighbours today ;)
a winter shot, for sure, the hill nice, the light only average and the fence, well, you should cut it before making the picture ;)))
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2010-03-07 9:10
Lovely symbolic photograph. From the right still winter, while the spring attack from the left ;). I like the structure of snow and great light.
I just regret that the next winter could not be so nice ;).
jlynx (12643) 2010-03-07 9:34
Pablo I would like to strongly believe that this picture is a harbinger of spring. I really like winter. It is charming, but a little bit of all the bored. Now it is March, the month of rapid change. Not a fan of this month, but it was announced in March the spring. Your photo has a date of 31 March, but three years ago. I can still see a lot of snow. The view is wonderful. Thanks to good composition picture frame is very attractive. Snow is beautiful furrows, in which light is perfectly arranged. Tree on the left side is preferably limited staff. The entire closed from the top of a wonderful sky. You took a wonderful atmosphere of this place.
Have a nice evening,
ellelloo (6570) 2010-03-07 9:57
A lovely spring reminder from an earlier spring. A fine and balanced composition. Good control of light. Beautiful sky. Excellent clarity and sharpness. The textures of partially melted snow are fine. And last but not least, a wonderful spring atmosphere. TFS!
ophelcia (0) 2010-03-07 10:30
I completely agree with you - it is STILL the hardest winter - it snowed today here - and I'm waiting for the blooming trees so much...
I really like the way how you showed the hope of melted snow - TFS,
Buin (42260) 2010-03-07 11:01
Good evening Pablo!
Yes, in your photo sun is at work - but I think this place today will look a bit different. A really reassuring photo with a wonderful light and a truly springlike atmosphere. These structures in snow caused by melting are a beautiful detail in this picture.
Greetings from still cold and snow covered Westphalia!
gneufeld (15884) 2010-03-07 13:05
A fine winter landscape shot - I especially like the intersting maze of lines leading upwards on the hillside. Good light and well composed. TFS. Gerald
pierrefonds (55290) 2010-03-07 19:53
The different forms on the snow are assets to the composition. The point pf view is leading my eyes toward the tree which is giving depth to the scenery. The reflection of the light on the snow is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
skippy007 (12510) 2010-03-08 0:19
Hello Pablo, Haa, spring is finally here, that of course means autumn for us, never mind as we say a change is as good as a vacation. One of those scenes where everything seems to be in it's correct place, well balanced, excellent colour & clarity, beautiful blue sky, a very harmonious & beautiful image. Thanks
Ola_Kwiatek (0) 2010-03-08 0:21
Amazing landscape. Wonderful place. Excellent colors. Nice lightness and brightness. Beautiful image.
josepmarin (57591) 2010-03-08 1:29
With this image it seems that you wish that the spring comes, as all the European citizens, tired of this hard winter.
The image is very attractive, has a great light and a few beautiful colors, I like the texture of the snow and its nice contrast with the blue of the sky.
It's a beautiful photo.
Amaz (11475) 2010-03-08 2:50
Superb capture, my dear Pablo!
Strong colours and fine POV!!
Very well taken!!
saxo042 (36918) 2010-03-08 6:57
Looks like the snow is disappearing rapidly from slope, covered with sunshine. Interesting waves in the snow, created by some strong winds? The lonely birch is well placed in your composition.
JCG (35129) 2010-03-08 10:31
Indeed spring approaches but it is true that in this moment we do not realize there !!! -3 C° this morning on Versailles but a splendid sun… Beautiful photograph on this snow which melts gently leaving the place to the reappearing vegetation. I like the light which gives an interesting graphic aspect to this snow-covered slope. Pretty glance, thank you Pablo.
With all my friendships and with soon,
mvdisco (17670) 2010-03-08 10:33
Wanderful point of view and perpective ,
good contrast and light,
great colors and lovely scene of winter spring,
very well done.
UlfE (14641) 2010-03-08 10:42
Realy beautiful spring-winter scene. The afternoon back-light makes the scene very attractive and you really made good use of the exciting pattern of the snow in your composition. The inclusion of the barn on top of the hill is great. TFS and have a fine week!
Charo (51210) 2010-03-08 12:39
Et enkelt bilde av feltet med en fantastisk lys som lar deg se med stor klarhet detaljene i snøen.
Excellent perspektiv og farger.
Graal (95644) 2010-03-08 23:17
nice view, fine glance on the hills with the snowy amazing pattern. Good contrast. I like it.
Have a nice day.
emka (73877) 2010-03-09 0:00
Thgis winter really lasts and lasts but I remember such winters from the old times. So I wouldn't say it was hardest in Poland for so many years. But finally it looks like the spring is slowly coming. I saw the first tulips leaves in my garden, the snow disappears. In your photo there is a lot of sun and nice atmosphere.
Giorgio (11279) 2010-03-09 0:15
- In France we are enough hard winter (another 30 centimetres of snow of it fallen yesterday in the South) and we too, we wait for the instant when the spring will allow us to make nice pictures as yours, bravo anyway.
All the best to you Pablo.
jhm (135866) 2010-03-09 1:32
I am very glad that we get the spring time, what a long winter this year.
A lovely sunny day with the last snow on the mountain.
You create depth and perspective through the snow lines on the slope.
Composition and presentation are excellent.TFS.
Nicou (117362) 2010-03-09 2:46
Superbe compo quel mouvement fait la neige et cet effet des traces sur la neige cette fiuyance, la belle forme avec le sommet tout arrondi, superbe.
Bravo et amitié
barrufeto_77 (28876) 2010-03-09 9:25
Despite snowed yesterday, our spring is not like yours hahahahahahaha.
I like the colours and the cloud behind the tree.
carper (96) 2010-03-09 9:46
very good photo here,
a very good photo here Pablo,
good light, fine composition, a very good technical photo job here, well done, have a good evening.
AKITA (15125) 2010-03-09 15:47
beautiful patterns made by remained snow on the slope,
in Japan, we call it "Yukigata"(snow-pattern), and various yukigatas become symbols of spring for people's life,
anyway, the spring light is so warm and tender,
and the atmosphere feels cool and fresh in this your picture,
thank you for your delightful spring shot,
Urs (14082) 2010-03-10 0:29
Spring is around the corner in Europe, at least, but wait, snow will come back again. Normally it does come back, isn't it? There is rarely an issue with your pictures but this time I think that the color of the snow is a bit strange. It is possible, it was the sun or something else. However I think that you should know better what you saw. Well done.
Thanks for your critique of my river shot. I like this river, and I have uploaded several shots to TE alraedy.
rodgerg (55767) 2010-03-10 0:31
The begin of the spring! Nice and very plesant shot with a POV very well selected. The barrier in the Fg and the lines in the snow give a vrey beautiful graphic effect. Very nice blue sky too with plesant white clouds.
papagolf21 (83520) 2010-03-10 0:38
Bonjour, mon ami Pablo,
Les oiseaux se remettent à chanter, les arbres se couvrent de bourgeons, l'air devient plus doux... Serait-ce le printemps ?
A voir la neige qui couvre encore la terre, le printemps n'est pas pressé de s'annoncer !
Une bien jolie composition.
John_F_Kennedy (42048) 2010-03-10 3:32
Very impressive POV and interesting waves on the snow. Nice snow formations. Well seen.
have a nice day,
MLINES (12516) 2010-03-11 0:12
Hi Pablo, Good landscape showing the beginning of the longed-for thaw. The natural curves and patterns are most attractive, proving nature is the finest artist of all. TFS. Murray.
pajaran (49023) 2010-03-11 1:56
Dobar dan, i dalje traje zima, nikako da ode.
Lepo brdo sa usamljenim drvetom i sneg koji i dalje traje, ograda kao da kaze da stanemo i divimo se lepotama prirode, lepe boje i fotografija, svidja mi se rad sa dobrim uvodnim tekstom.
Imajte lep dan, Paja.
Good day, and winter is still going, not to go.
Nice hill with a lonely tree and the snow that still goes on, the fence as to say that we stand and admire the beauties of nature, beautiful paintings and photographs, like it work with a good introductory text.
Have a nice day, Paja.
jmdias (52918) 2010-03-11 2:11
very beautiful and interesting. I liked the shapes of the old snow and the places where the ground is appearing, the silhouete of the mountain and that beautiful trees in its top are fabulous to see. nice job. well done
subhendu_bagchi (25328) 2010-03-11 3:55
nice composition with the snow covered slope and with the tree in horizon with the backdrop of deep blue sky. Like the presence of the hint of the small cottage in background. Great photographic quality. Tfs.
Have a nice day.
jafadabret (56501) 2010-03-11 7:46
Je vois que c'est partout pareil, le printemps tarde beaucoup trop. Il y a encore de la neige chez nous. La photo est très belle avec les dessins du vent sur la neige, un peu comme sur les dunes de sables. Belle lumière et belles couleurs !
jlbrthnn (79791) 2010-03-11 9:58
Good evening Pablo,
This hill partially covered with snow is like a small volcano. The weather of 2007 was very pleasant. The light, like the colors and clearness, is pleasant. Very beautiful image skilfully made up. Cheer.
Have a good evening
emjleclercq (15780) 2010-03-11 14:24
Very nice ascending view, the slope covered with snow leads the sight naturally to the blue sky and to the tree, which makes for a very effective composition.
All the best,
darek1978 (13361) 2010-03-11 14:58
As usual a very interesting and good picture. A really good composition with wonderful light. I don't really like winter and freeze, but they provide here a wonderful atmosphere. The blue of the sky is great.
Thanks for sharing,
fabianoleite (9373) 2010-03-11 19:47
Beautiful contrast between the snow and the uncovered mountain parts, with a beautiful sky behind. Congratulations!
mesutilgim (80654) 2010-03-11 23:39
Spring ? Still toooooo far away, but anyhow it will come. Also the next spring and the spring after the next etc etc, and we all shall get older; just waiting for the spring. As if we all are waiting for the arrival of Godot !
Quite nice -still wüntery- scene with good pov. The lonseome tree at the top in front of the white clouds, puts a nice accent to the scenery.
TFS and best regards
yedirenk (11244) 2010-03-12 0:20
Hi Dear Pablo,
a wonderful nature scene with nice view angle.very beautiful snowy textures under the perfect blue sky.an excellent presentation with light,sharpness and framing.peaceful atmosphere.tfs
mauro61 (52623) 2010-03-12 0:47
bella immagine con i solchi creati dal vento sulla neve.
Colori naturali e uno splendido cielo azzurro.
Perfetto il POV,
Kielia (22913) 2010-03-12 8:15
a very beautiful capture of the ending winter (hopefully!) and an outstanding composition. Very beautiful light, pleasant contrasts and an excellent perspective. My compliments!
lucasgalodoido (21051) 2010-03-12 10:39
beautiful view of this hill, and the snow texture and contrast with sky are wonderful. Great job, my friend.
Uhu (8399) 2010-03-12 13:12
We have the same weather now. But surely more snow. So much more...
Great one, perfect quality - very good lighting and definite feeling of Spring.
diomed (13926) 2010-03-12 14:11
in all the Europe we are waiting for the spring and the wake up of the nature, althought we are in the southern side we feel from many weeks the awakening.
But from your capture the snow is tanning, the light is superb, the day is longer than the night. Excellent shot. TFS
Vasa (16742) 2010-03-12 15:31
Yes,Pablo, it is Norway in my imagination too. The spring and optimism are together on your subject. Friendly,
gunbud (34066) 2010-03-12 19:50
This beautiful shot really does a fine job of ringing in the spring season.
Love the rich texture oof the melting snow and how brilliantly it contrast with land and sky.
The bright sunshine helps to make the bitter winter just a memory.
paura (47166) 2010-03-13 6:07
Incrível a imagem da neve derretendo. O resultado fotográfico ficou uma beleza.
TopGeo (38192) 2010-03-14 0:04
Hi Pablo! A splendid picture of March that has colour of little winter Beautiful composition and place of countryside with a sky in possible blue that impresses!
shevchenko (19051) 2010-03-14 19:22
The goegraphical feature become prominent in the winter while the land is partly cover by snow, good frame to the slope, clear to see the waves by snow, attractive blue sky, thanks for sharing.
Sorry that the spring is arrive late.
Angshu (54921) 2010-03-15 0:44
The hardest winter in 52 years, that's news to me! The snow is quite amazing, looks like waves of water which has suddenly frozen. Nice contrast with the brown exposed part of the hill, under a fine blue sky. Well done!
Cricri (101873) 2010-03-16 4:05
Une image agréable a regarder, belle lumière et contraste très joli des couleurs, bon cadrage avec les piquets de bois, la texture de la neige et le point haut de la colline
ps) merci pour ma petite shanna...
pasternak (15177) 2010-03-17 2:02
Very nice composition with the lonely tree balanced by the hilltop, the fence is a good element.
Bluejeans (64247) 2010-03-17 12:45
Ola Pablo ,
Magnifica imagem de inverno , linda a textura da neve faz um bonito desenho sobre esta montanha , boa luz e cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
foozi (7101) 2010-03-17 20:07
very classical approach to the view. The textures created by the snow is really splendid. The posts add some foreground excitement and not forgetting the wonderful blue sky. The puffy clouds are well shown though hidden behind the leafless tree.
what a lovely composition you did.
Well seen and well appreciated.
AiresSantos (56155) 2010-03-19 1:57
Yes, the spring is arriving but with few sun in Lisbon...
Today, I wake up with light rain
Fine composition with excellent colours and light management
Have a nice weekend
denisn72 (8300) 2010-03-21 4:57
The texture of the snow is really interesting. The point of view and contrasts are great too. The fence and the tree on top of the hill are two attractive elements in the picture. Well done!
Didi (55145) 2010-03-24 3:08
Une belle image de début de printemps à la fonte des neiges.
J'apprécie la belle luminosité ambiante et la qualité du cadrage.
ahmetgedikli (25448) 2010-03-31 23:59
Very good scenery... The light, POV and colors are wonderful. Well done.
Have a nice day.
mafegan (8624) 2010-04-05 19:32
All details of this photo are appealing including the fence, the tree and the melting snow. Reminds me of my last visit to Norway in 1974. After spending a winter working in Geilo we left as the slopes looked much like this scene. Tfs, Marlene
Juntas (7958) 2010-04-06 6:58
Hi Pablo. In fact a strange photo for that title :)
I like the fence and the way you framed the scene. Great 'color' on the snow and very good sharpness. A well done job. Have a nice day.
fanni (14377) 2010-04-07 12:43
for sure, this does not look like winter at all :) with bits of soil and grass... with a very clear air and the blue sky - what a nice scene :))
A simple view, but very well composed :) I like this "rippled" snow!
clic (14352) 2010-06-08 7:58
Spring left an attractive footprint that seems restrained by the fence occupying a whole tiers of picture.
Distant naked trees balance well the mass of hillside.
danyy (0) 2010-06-13 23:09
curieux spectacle avec les plis dans cette neige. et un soleil bas qui permet de bien les dessiner grâce aux ombres. Une photo bien équilibrée où il manque juste un petit écureuil.
My best regards.
dip (23528) 2010-09-04 3:16
I have missed this nice blue & white winter shot...sorry,I mean spring shot :)
- Copyright: Pablo Minto (pablominto) (53744)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-03-31
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D50, 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor
- Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-03-07 6:27