Just came back from the short trip to my lovely Serbia, I really got lucky that last Thursday was a fairytale day, wonderfully snowy and foggy. This photo was taken in one of the fields by the road leading out of the town. It's actually a colour photo...;) Believe it or not, completely unedited, except for the raising contrast a bit (it was really foggy). No crop either.
Oh and it's time for another New year's wish...ok, I just remembered one that I received a long time ago from a dear friend and I will wish it to you now, dear TrekEarth collegues:
...May God** give you anything you want...but most of all, help you keep what you have and love. Happy New 2009...
**N.B. the word God is freely changeable into any other that suits you ;)
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KateinDenmark (1634) 2008-12-31 3:24
Wonderful composition. These trees look lost in the vast whiteness of their surroundings. I'm not sure what type of pp you did but it is extremely effective. This is not how I think of Serbia, which makes it even a more pleasant surprise. Well done!
nipunjotsoni (114) 2008-12-31 3:26
its a wonderful picture to wish New year wishes...
White to spread peace in world..
HAPPY NEW YEAR
bostankorkulugu (42498) 2008-12-31 3:40
simple yet so poetic... very much like the shots in valeria's latest white series... wishing you all the best in 2009 again dear... regards to burzum also, and kisses for the little princess...
aadilj (18102) 2008-12-31 3:41
Hi Marija, i dont know where the dream ends and poetry begins, where the poetry gets over and reality takes over. i dont know if I should pinch myself, i dont know if I should believe my eyes! This is fabulous...have a happy new year
sacavem (18620) 2008-12-31 3:43
A very nice winter shot! The composition, detail, and POV are very good.In my country one does not see images of these.
Very well done, thanks for sharing.
I wish you * Happy New Year 2009 * for you and you family too.
Wanda1 (15142) 2008-12-31 4:22
A fantastic mood to this shot. The beauty lies in the simplicity.
Best wishes for 2009!
burGu (4840) 2008-12-31 4:49
very simple with its colors and composition and yet very beautiful and outstanding with its simplicity...
all the best for you and your family, happy new year,
baba_flies (8829) 2008-12-31 5:03
Hello Marija! What an elegant composition. Just whites with these trees and the huge frame going around, this is all I need, plenty to be full of harmony, loaded with emotions ;))) Many wishes to you too, may your year be successful and full of happyness. Warm regards, Barbara.
daddo (28152) 2008-12-31 15:35
Zdravo Majo. Toliko puta me tvoje slike odnesu u neku bajku gdje zivot je kao mali raj. Divna je ova scena bez granica(iako ima delikatni okvir), tako da se osjecamo slobodni, allegro. Zelim tebi i tvojoj familiji 2009tu punu zadovoljstva i srece.Pozdrav. Klaudio.
kdialyna (3148) 2009-01-01 0:39
I don't know why but your photo Marija, gives me the feeling from a dream, this kind of dream in which we see something nice but if you try to catch it, goes more far, becoming thus inaccessibility.
A poetic photo.
A good photo to welcome the New Year.
Dear Marija, I wish you this year to catch all your dreams and become from dreams, realities.
luisafonso (862) 2009-01-01 4:54
Beautiful dear Marija! I don't want to cast a roll of words over this one; it's so poetic that I don't want to spoil it. Just one word to tell you that I also would like to see this same photo without the vigneting to increase the whiteness/pureness of the scene. But it's also great the way it is.
Wish you all the best for this brand new 2009. May God be gentle with you as well. Stay safe, l.
kensimage (8565) 2009-01-01 9:33
This is really beautiful, Maja! The fog and snow just isolate the trees wonderfully. It appears they have huddled together to stay warm, to protect each other from the wind and snow. The regularly spaced tree trunks contrast nicely with the uncontrolled tangle of snow-dusted branches above. (I agree it would be good to correct the vignetting, though.)
Here in Los Angeles we have the fog today to take such a shot, but not the snow (ever!) So I can enjoy real winter indirectly, through your image.
Happy New Year! Regards, Ken.
Vasa (515) 2009-01-01 15:25
želim ti sve najlepše u pristigloj 2009. godini i mnogo slika koje ispunjavaju tvoju dušu. Poput ove iz okoline Svilajnca.
Uz zahvalnost za novu sliku u Introu, mnogo te pozdravljam.
jorgi (3810) 2009-01-01 23:55
A dreamy bouquet for your wellcome.
A dreamy bouquet in the middle of white vastness, a presence in otherwise quiet and calm scenery.
This is a feeling comming from this photo and it remembers me of a poem from one of slovenian great poets, Jopis Murn Aleksandrov (my favourite). It is only in slovenian..
in neskončna, brezmejna ravan!
žari in iskri
in vpija ta svet prostran.
Od neba sem mrak hiti...
le še tam iz daljave
v te proste širjave
brezmejno prost nekdo beži.
kschanna (6) 2009-01-02 2:23
What a moody scene...timeless and beautiful...a perfect token to start the new year with.
Best wishes for 2009
Thanks for sharing
PS: The word God works fine for me
tomescuc (3291) 2009-01-02 22:57
Lovely words, Maya. And, of course, the image is what attracted me first. Beautiful in its simplicity and feel. What else can I say ...
all the best for 2009,
ciakgiak (30433) 2009-01-06 5:41
We see you little but when we see you is a beautiful view! The photo is beautiful and elegant, a simple composition with calm tones of great charm. Very well made and composed.
A huge greeting and a happy new year.
pasternak (15185) 2009-01-27 6:10
A dreamy shot, the one in which it is possible to immerse... there is some vignetting but here it doesn't disturb the mood at all.
May I wish you success in any of your endeavors...
Manolo (398) 2009-02-02 10:43
Very sweet, very pűre...almost unreal like a dream or a secret wish condemned to silence... Cheers
- Copyright: Marija Gencic (MayaG) (2415)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-12-25
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D50, Tokina AT-X PRO DX 12-24mm F4
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-12-31 3:18