A slight diversion from the last two photos where I thought I would post a winter capture of the Wetlands in Chilliwack. This duck sanctuary lies at the base of Mt Cheam. A single home resides here where a caretaker takes care of this park. I wish I could live here. Its a gorgous place to live all year round. This winter scene reminds me of a postcard. Enjoy...I hope you like it..
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sothy81 (9558) 2006-12-05 22:21
Hi Paul, what a beautiful shot you have here. I love it. Great b/w capture. It looks so peaceful and looks like a holiday season picture. Great. Sothy
maki (0) 2006-12-05 22:21
Greatly composed countryside with an excellent atmosphere of the canadian winter. A little bit sad with the "naked" trees but also very beautiful with all this frozen tones of colors.
danielswalsh (13599) 2006-12-05 22:45
I think I would have been tempted to go with B&W for this one, but other then that- it's a great shot. Sharp detail, good composition and excellent levels.
sabyasachi1212 (19771) 2006-12-05 22:45
It does look like a postcard, its that beautiful. Who wouldn't want to live here, the caretaker must be one lucky guy to be paid for living here. Excellent choice for B&W, I guess anyway there wasn't much colour around looking at all those snow and the gloomy sky.
With Greetings from India
jaja1970 (1304) 2006-12-05 23:32
Beautiful landscpae picture.
I loke mono tone color in your shot.
Cormac (26545) 2006-12-05 23:45
This looks like a scene from 100 years ago - I almost expect to see a horse and carriage in there somewhere! Despite the muted grey tones of the shot, it has a great feel to it. Well done!
MeAT (1174) 2006-12-05 23:47
I like how the colours are unsaturated and it gives a real winter look to it. Good job!
Vicky (1442) 2006-12-06 2:16
Beautiful winter landscape, very well composed to bring the best out of the scene. You can almost feel the chill of the air. Excellent detail in the sky and the trees are well placed to nicely balance the shot. I'd love to live there, but not for too long, I think! Well done. Best wishes, Vicky
vedra (0) 2006-12-06 2:41
Very moody winter image which looks almost as a painting. The grey clouds, ice on the pond, the leaves gone... it really makes me feel sad. I imagine that a bit of sun would brighten up the scene but nevertheless your shot is great.
Emile (20350) 2006-12-06 8:41
A very good B&W shot with a beautiful winter scene, the place looks peaceful and "very cold", the temperature most be very low. Great shot with also impressive clouds.
Well done. TFS.
jwmunro (286) 2006-12-06 12:53
Hello Paul -
You are right this looks like a nice place to live. Kind of somber image with the monotone colors but nice. I can almost smell the wood smoke that is prevalent in the background. I am not sure I like the weeds and twigs poking into the image from the bottom edge but the scene is wonderful. Well done.
Thank you for sharing
lukie (0) 2006-12-06 13:59
a picture that reminds me at a Christmas card. I had to take a very good look to ensure myself it was in black and white (sometimes difficult to see in snow shots).
dmarizz (2796) 2006-12-06 15:36
what a great landscape! I see that you were able to get a B&W picture without quite any post-processing... I agree with your note: it is a perfect winter postcard. Congratulations, your posting are always interesting. Dario
singuanti (15250) 2006-12-06 22:08
Hi Paul. That's so very beautiful. I think the cloudy sky fits the rest of the scene rather well. Nice job with the way you framed those tall trees near the foreground. Great shot!
PixelTerror (0) 2006-12-07 5:05
Not a lot of ultra saturated colors on this one, but a deep and clear view and above all a true real winter atmosphere gathered from this colorless appearance and the trees silhouettes without leaves left, like it !
Have a nice day,
john_c (24662) 2006-12-08 11:36
Very much a postcard you have captured here. I was on my way here to photograph last Saturday, but the light just wasn't right. You did very well on the exposure levels and this is a good object lesson to new photographers on how to take a superb landscape shot even with a cloudy sky. All of the texture of that sky is discernible and adds to the scene. The snow on the roof of the building is an important feature, while the trees on the right and the large lone tree on the left provide good balance. Very well done, Paul. Congratulations on this one.
Photo65Net (43120) 2006-12-08 13:35
Superb atmosphere in your shot.
Colors are just perfect with the POV to create this atmosphere.
banyanman (7789) 2006-12-08 14:26
I enjoy following the seasons in your postings, Paul (where I live the weather is the same all year round) and this one really let's us know that it is winter in your part of the world. I feel cold just looking at it! I am amazed at how you seem to be able to find all these places with fog - it adds great atmosphere to your photographs. Technically very good and perfectly composed. Cheers . . . David
macondo (18595) 2006-12-10 20:25
Not just a postcard, Paul, but a Christmas card. I'm very impressed with this one, it's so evocative. The almost monochromatic (you were right not to desaturate completely) colour, the graduated sky, the pockets of mist, the bare trees - it speaks so eloquently of winter. What a contrast to what we have here - it was 42 celsius here in Melbourne yesterday, and smoke from bushfires instead of mist.
Thanks for this wonderful shot, exquisitely composed.
prezntime (3946) 2006-12-11 22:19
Hello again Paul.
Your right about the postcard look, and I mean that as a compliment. The monotone nature of the colors really adds to the sense of the season. The two trees standing on the left and right add something nice to the shot...they seem to fill it out some. The boiling clouds help to fill the whole seen with interest...top to bottom. Well seen and good post. I really like your last couple of posts, a little change from the shots that I know of from you.
- Copyright: Paul Enns (PJE) (20758)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2006-12-03
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon EF-S 18-55/3.5-5.6
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Winter In The Fraser Valley [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-12-05 22:12
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