A walk along a country lane when it was zero degrees. Although the light was beginning to fade, even though it was not yet 3pm, the red of the rosehips made a merry splash of colour.Our drive up to Aberdeenshire the previous day had been difficult. We had made a short cut via Fettercairns north of Dundee to head up and over Cairn O' Mount. But as we approached the base of the mount a 'road closed' gate had just been erected. A pity as there are great views from the mount's summit. This photograph was taken on Saturday, by sunday a thaw had set in.
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lousat (67181) 2013-12-10 13:56
Hi Bev,beautiful idea to take the wild roses fruits to give a touch of red at the typical grey landscape,very impressives details and very professional exposure,it's nice to see something of different on TE,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
dipsybee (296) 2013-12-10 14:08
I love the sharpness and the bright colours of the berries against the muted tones and slightly blurred snowy background. The three walkers add interest too. Its a shame they are not just a little bit more to the right of the shot but sometimes we can't plan everything in an image and your rosehips sre certainly the focal point here.
tyro (16780) 2013-12-10 14:27
This is a cracker! Those bright red rose hips stand out gloriously in the foreground with the distant view nicely out of focus though we can still see enough details to realise that some walkers are going along the snowy road.
A beautifully composed picture with gorgeous light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness in those foreground fruits.
A beautiful winter scene and an interesting note to accompany it too.
P.S. I don't know if you were a culprit many years ago, but I well remember when I was at primary school that the girls used to pick these rose hips and I think they used to dry them out somehow. Then they used to sneak up behind you and pop the dried powdery stuff from inside them down the back of your neck - it was a very effective form of "itching powder"! I'm not sure if young children still get up to these pranks!
SnapRJW (26152) 2013-12-11 2:26
Hello Bev - A gorgeous shot, the red berries stand out wonderfully well against the muted colours of winter and I am reminded of a bit of county homespun weather forecasting; if the hips and haws are abundant then expect a hard winter! For me this is a nostalgic and very special shot. Wrap up warmly! Warm regards Rosemary
Noel_Byrne (16281) 2013-12-11 4:08
What a beautiful Christmas scene, your combination of vivid red and crisp white make this a perfect scene for a christmas card, and even moe so that you got the inclusion of the family out enjoying the walk. An excellent perspective on the scene, and great DOF.
thanks as always
saxo042 (35210) 2013-12-11 6:56
This is indeed a very good picture and the beta version makes it far better than the version I have seen on FB too. The red berries are perfectly sharp and the background view with the diagonal road add a lot of interest to the composition, especially with those included persons.
holmertz (33567) 2013-12-11 7:49
I had some surprise to open this photo and get a clear view of those spectacular red "things" I saw on the thumbnail. This is a very well considered and attractive composition where you have successfully combined the bright red rosehips with the partly snow-covered scenery. The black and white diagonal effectively divides the picture in two parts, both of them interesting and worth a good look.
danos (80336) 2013-12-12 11:06
excellent the close up view of the red fruits as outline perfect against the snowy road as the ground too.I like their excellent placement in the frame as their presentation too.