This winter has (so far) been exceedingly mild in Scotland and quite different from last year when we were struck by heavy snows and frosts even before Christmas.
This was shot in early December, 2010 when the temperature in Lanark was minus 12°C and the recent snowfall had made travel by car very difficult with several major roads blocked. The clear air and bright sunshine, however, made up for it all - far better than the dull, dark, wet and windy days we have been having this year.
Shot in RAW using a polarising filter and converted and edited in PSE6.
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npecanhuk (60816) 2012-01-07 6:58
Beautiful residential area winter picture!
I know -12ºC is not easy, but I really like it!
Chosen pov, composition, colors, exposure, sharpness and dof are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
stevesaba (8135) 2012-01-07 7:03
Beautifully done, with the sun bringing some magic! A superb shot! Warm regards,
emilbo (22262) 2012-01-07 8:38
Ça sent l'hiver et le froid à voir cette jolie scène de rue si je peux dire. L'éclairage est intéressant avec le soleil qui se pointe derrière et commence à éclairer les édifices. Une photo bien représentative de nos hivers. Le ciel et les arbres sont magnifiques.
Toutes mes félicitations et bonne fin de semaine,
JFS (32459) 2012-01-07 8:40
The great light and the perfect definition makes this shot to look magical, like surreal. Well done John!
Ricx (13495) 2012-01-07 8:41
Hi John, I see we have both been digging intp 2010 archives for some winter lanscapes. This is superb with the sun catching the buildings and the trees. The snow is just bneautiful to photograph , especially when there ius a little sun. I was up at Martins . when I had the opprotunity in 2010.. I saw him and the family the other day and they are well. Have a great weekend .. Rich
dta (62866) 2012-01-07 8:55
Hello John ,
I hate snow and coldness , so I'm very happy that the weather is so mild this year . Nevertheless n, snowy days provide excellent photographic subjects . A good example , here , with this magic scene , especially for the light on the house and the tree and the contrast with the street in the shade . The composition is excellent and rich , in this well chosen square format .
well done .
SnapRJW (29246) 2012-01-07 9:15
Hello John - This is the other face of a snowy winter. The beauty is one aspect. The reality of dealing with snow is another. Snowed in, power outages, slippery roads and pavements, schools closed, gritters. This is an excellent shot. Never mind the difficulties though, you captured the most stunning light when you were slip-sliding in the road. Top class shot. Warm regards Rosemary
bayno (18342) 2012-01-07 10:16
Hi John, you well managed this beautiful light, i am not a lover of snow and cold...i can die with this temperature, but to see is very pleasure, great cromatic rendering and quality of the picture, amazing blue sky, and nice aerea...is were do you live? good evening, Valter
brianmcc (6005) 2012-01-07 10:23
oh the winter of 2010, i remember it well. nothing like that so far this year. your picture is superb, just a typical urban scene in the morning, but this one has been turned into a magical winter wonderland. the light is incredible and illuminates the trees and houses beautifully. the sky is fantastic to complete the image.
Gigidusud (13235) 2012-01-07 14:29
Fantastic shot,i like it!
Thanks for shiring.
TopGeo (38168) 2012-01-07 14:41
Hello John! A picture of high quality, well balanced and beautiful colors you well managed this beautiful light, The effect of reflections is simply fantastic. A scene actually fun to watch of view city with snow.
lousat (72181) 2012-01-07 15:20
Hi Johm,a lot of snow....but the pic is old....ehehe..we are waiting the new snow in this winter but no good news for the moment for the forecasts,i'ts enough to see this beautiful pic for the moment,sun and snow are always the best ingredients for a beautiful pic,i like it!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
emka (73115) 2012-01-07 21:55
Hi John, isn't the winter beutiful if it is? Delightful view, the light here is beutiful and all these car under snow. marvelous composition and colours. I remember how i worked to remove the snow form the street. there was no place for it. Nice work on the open air but hard. Well, maybe better without snow??
timecapturer (45107) 2012-01-08 3:46
a wonderful winter scene. It is the light that gives this shot such impact, plus the contrast of white snow and blue sky that is always strangely appealing. A real beauty!
Enjoy a peaceful Sunday - Brian.
prasun984 (5590) 2012-01-08 9:45
wonderful landscape shot from winter season...nice frame work by the snow covered roof of the houses & trees beside the snowy road...like the play of light over the snowy trees & roof of the houses...
good chosen POV...very good light management with nice color contrast & sharpness...
saxo042 (36904) 2012-01-08 10:17
This looks like a "real" winter with lots of snow of low temperatures. It looks good in a picture, like here, but I must confess that I prefer a mild winter like the present one. The photo is very good with perfect management of light. The composition with the long diagonal lines of the dirty tracks is also very good.
macjake (52014) 2012-01-08 11:41
there is SO much to say about this photo.
Living in Canada, people always think that we have SO much snow - especially Americans who live down south.
when in fact, here on the west coast of Canada, our winter season is rain rain and more rain. We are lucky to get maybe 5 days of snow the entire winter season.
Western canada is much milder than eastern canada, this photo of yours would represent the East and Central, but not the west.
Having been born and raised in Eastern Canada until 16, this brings back alot of memories. Love the snow covered tall trees, the crisp clean air, and the overall atmosphere.
gunbud (34066) 2012-01-08 18:48
Here in the northeastern U.S. where we get plenty of now there is none as of Jan. 8th.
The warm light following the storm really lights up this charming scene.
Very clear colros and tranquil shadows.
RhodieIke (11512) 2012-01-08 22:40
Hi John, What a cracker of a winter scene in a normal street ,love the light especiay the sun catching the house.The colours are super the blue sky behind the icy trees is fantastic, so much to view and admire. Well done, great winter scene, Cheers Iain.
Silvio1953 (115825) 2012-01-09 2:42
Ciao John, fascinating winter composition, excellent perspective, superb sky, splendid light and lovely atmosphere, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
COSTANTINO (51242) 2012-01-19 11:58
what a wonderful snowy shot from this
interesting place,magic atmosphere
I like the light of the sun passing
throuygh the trees,peaceful atmosphere
great shot indeed
fohoizey (1128) 2012-10-31 10:27
That's a really outstanding shot, wonderful light. really brilliant.
- Copyright: John Cannon (tyro) (18564)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-12-07
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II LD SP AF, Hoya 67mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/100 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-01-07 6:48
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