I took this shot because of the interesting effect of the snow in the air, the smoke from the chimney and the sun in the background. I hope you like it.
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mineelci (1535) 2005-01-19 1:25
it is so beautiful. I do miss England. I love British towns :)Especially Shaftesbury (Gold Hill)
ash_parikh (2266) 2005-01-19 2:22
Nice mood here. Looks like the postcard christmas.
Vicky (1446) 2005-01-19 2:46
Snow in the UK on Christmas Day huh? Where was it? It must have been in the North of England or Scotland. It hardly ever happens where I live down here in the south on 25/12, unfortunately!! It's a lovely photo. very atmospheric. Good capture of the snowflakes which adds to the mood. Well done!
cgrindahl (6113) 2005-01-19 3:01
Very nice capture Rebecca. The curve of the narrow road through the image is appealing with the facades of buildings turned to face the lane. As you say in your note, the snow and smoke bring a certain vitality to the image. Excellent decision and fine execution. Good work. Hope you're enjoying your time at TE.
naret (826) 2005-01-19 3:28
Very nice composition. I like the way you use the road to add depth to this picture. In my monitor, it seem to me like this picture is not sharp.
RGatward (20082) 2005-01-19 4:23
I agree, all those elements are very effetive, and faint sun shining through it all makes it all the more so. So, you had a white Christmas in Derbyshire, we just had really fine sunny weather just a few miles away, in Leicestershire.
Standring (595) 2005-01-19 4:31
Nice photo. It has an old type of feel to the shot. I'm just waiting for the Hovis boy on his bike to come around the corner.
santosh (304) 2005-01-31 14:28
Very nice effect. The sunlight enhances the snow and smoke effect. The picture overall gives a nice warm feeling. Maybe it is the small town effect. I like the compostion and the way the road curves.
premels (2400) 2005-02-06 8:15
An interesting view that could be extracted of a dramatic social movie. Everything is there to tell us about some hard life : smoke, cold, rain and contrasting light. We don't need the characters we can imagine them.
Jeppe (18654) 2005-02-20 15:10
Somehow seems this street view very british - I like smoke and snow to give the feeling of Christmas - reminds me of something similar here - giant snowflakes falling softly to the ground - too bad I wasn't quick enough.
faubry (35447) 2005-03-01 12:57
a antic picture with sweety colors, really good composition, i like it, thanks
me also i learn from TE
PogoStick (510) 2005-03-03 10:10
I really enjoy the feeling and mood that this photo creates. it
reminds me of a movie or something. Wonderfull capture!
jrj (34843) 2005-03-09 8:28
This is real art asking me. The soft impression, the snow the placement of the details. Well without making photos as paintings as a target. This one sure gives me a 'painted' feeling. Absoulte in my liking
jasmis (57946) 2005-03-15 6:30
This is retro! Climat as from Dickens (except the cars of course). Superb.
bimbol (132) 2005-03-15 17:12
Najpierw zatrzymałem się na Twojej pięknej „Zimie” Trafiłem na tę fotkę i długo nie mogę oderwać od niej wzroku. Jest w niej coś fascynującego. Nie wiem jak to nazwać? Fascynująca brzydota? Czy to za sprawą tego dymy z komina, obskurnych elewacji? A na to wszystko pada śnieg tłumiący zieleń w głębi planu. Wszystko to daje taki ciepły kolor. Może dlatego, ze to były święta?
kaychambers (1198) 2005-03-21 19:31
Christmas as I remember it back in Blighty. Remind me to stay in Singapore for next year!
Vic, Singapore. 22nd March 2005
zenitlady (221) 2005-03-24 21:07
Hello! I have always been hesitant to take a photo while it was snowing, but you have shown off the village to great effect through the snowflakes. The soft browns and greens are great! The smoking chimney adds so much to the shot. A pretty village portrait!
PixelTerror (0) 2005-04-28 4:27
Nice village scene you got here under these conditions, if there were no cars, it would look like an old painting.
Have a nice day,
coco (30439) 2005-05-29 7:09
Magnificien colours and light. It makes that the photo would be really magic.
djnik2004 (1698) 2005-06-02 11:08
I love this, the smoke coming out of the chimney and reacting with the atmosphere is great, i like the snow, i just wish that car was a classic car then this would have had lovely old feeling to this, very simple in the composition but this works well with this type of shot, well done!
colinbrenchley (6431) 2005-07-15 10:08
Great atmospheric shot. A snow shower with the sun shining to add to the image was a good case of all the elements coming together at the right moment - plus you had a camera with you.
sarju (5324) 2005-07-15 10:17
I can't believe that I missed this photo of yours ... I had definitely seen it before but i guess I did'nt critique it
WEll I love the atmosphere you have captured in this shot ... cheers to you
MON (135) 2005-08-11 6:52
Yes, I like a lot. All composition with the snow and the smoke get a strange effect, but I Like, Congratulations!
nels (2623) 2005-09-01 17:36
hi rebecca nice photo good to use as next years chrismas card lovely atmospheric feel to it
Salil_B (737) 2005-10-31 12:06
Never been to England, but as a student of English literature, I find the scene familiar.
You have captured the ambience very well. Perfet exposure in a difficult sitaution.
banyanman (7789) 2005-11-01 4:21
Very interesting mood you have captured here, Rebecca. The movement of the smoke suggests it is very blustery - and cold of course! Definitely something out of the ordinary for a Christmas Day composition. Well done. Cheers . . . David
kemo (68) 2005-12-11 5:47
lovely picture rebecca, thank you for sharing...
pietvisi (319) 2006-02-05 5:05
I didn't notice your UK pics 'til today. This is beautiful.
Have you workshopped with some software or is it natural? TFS
sengir (4956) 2006-02-11 5:05
I like the light here, smoke creating good effect. Even soft focus is not disturbing, all together it creates nice mood.
matterickson23 (147) 2006-04-22 10:16
The only thing really distinguishing this shot looking like the year 2006 versus the year 1946 or so is the cars. Remove those cars, and you'd almost have no idea this was taken in the present day. That's why I love it so much. Those homes are begging to tell their histories. Beautiful image. I love it!
martburn (533) 2007-01-30 16:09
I'm putting this in my favourites, I'm really beginning to enjoy this aspect of TE, it just takes time.
This is just a great image of England, nicely composed, lovely atmosphere and that particular British colour palette.
Julian_K (1055) 2007-01-31 3:40
Lovely photo. Despite the snow and wind, this photo still has a very warm and cosy feel. The composition is spot on. Thanks for sharing,
Jedenj (273) 2007-02-05 20:54
Itlooks like a painting out of an old children's book..I would just expect to see Mary Poppins flying arounnd with her bag .Lovely !
GottaCarpeDiem (190) 2007-02-22 7:26
Hi Becky - how can I by-pass this photo and not tell you how super it is! It is borderline PAINTING! Good composition, and lighting.
*** Ursula ***
konok (2068) 2007-03-04 17:48
I simply love it! This special mood takes me back to my childhood.
wojteczek (1198) 2008-01-13 9:09
Somewhere in Old England...........
pablosawers (19) 2008-04-18 2:48
Wow, this looks more like a painting than a photograph. Good 'soft' shot.
AnaRita (1741) 2009-03-08 4:21
A wonderfully unusual Christmas postcard :)
Great colors, the wind/smoke effect and composition.
Congratulations and thank you for sharing,
jackpkn (863) 2009-07-26 13:40
Realmente sua foto parece muito com um cartăo postal de natal ou até mesmo uma ilustraçăo daqueles velhos contos de fadas de Natal. Eu sempre pensei que aquelas ilustraçőes eram apenas fruto da imaginaçăo da pessoa que desenhava para as capas dos contos, mas pelo jeito é bem real mesmo, basta trocar os carros por carruagens de antigamente.
Uma ótima foto, parabéns, capturou um momento mágico.
bebel (7588) 2010-10-17 14:50
excellent cadrage et point de vue !
quelle ambiance !
billakos773 (253) 2011-07-15 8:22
A LOVELY SHOT FROM ENGLAND IN THE WINTER TIME!!
NICE EFFECT OF SNOW AND FOG,REALY!!
- Copyright: Rebecca Duffy (thebecky) (688)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-12-24
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon Digital IXUS 400
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Winter landscape, Places that inspire a story 2... [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-01-19 1:22
- Favorites: 4 [view]