same beautiful winter day as in the post several days ago. still bare minimum of winter - snow covered fields, gorgeous clouds and long shadows.
I decided not to correct the slight wide angle distortion, I rather like how the trees seem to be leaning towards the V-shaped clouds.
RAW, ISO 200, 15mm focal length, spot metering.
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eversmile (11636) 2009-01-13 5:10
Oh! A dragon in the sky, straight towards us!
I like the bright, animated clouds, that give so much life to the sky, and the line of the trees undulating on the ground. And the beautiful colors.
barni (15751) 2009-01-13 5:19
A very nice sky.
guitianmiranda (5323) 2009-01-13 5:28
Lovely snowy landscape in contrast with a dark blue sky, I really like to shot and to see this type of pictures.
baba_flies (8829) 2009-01-13 5:30
Good morning, Miss Winter! This is such a wonderful "very winter", a perfect "winter winter" in my eyes :))) The clouds play the main role in this scene but I also like the pale light, it has not reached the force yet that it will have in just some weeks from now but I always like this inbetween. The foot steps are another great feature and how they leave their marks in the snowfield, they break up the white a little, in a very good way I find. So so good, you did it again! Is this your last post before you leave ... Have a great day, beginning to pack maybe :))) Barbara.
npecanhuk (66344) 2009-01-13 5:37
Another magnificent composition where that superb sky plays the most important role but where the bottom part, though simple, has lots to add to the whole image! I point out the row of bare trees and their color, the shadows on the snow and the footsteps! Very beautiful and pleasant!
TFS - Congratulations!
Greg1949 (9011) 2009-01-13 5:39
Nice one Kristine, the foot prints in the white field are very evocative. Color and detail are awesome, great capture.
smarcell (19963) 2009-01-13 5:47
A very nice wide angle picture, also due to the pattern of clouds in the sky
pasternak (15181) 2009-01-13 6:15
This recalls the last upload of Henk with these big skies, but I think your compostion is better because of the "ground interest", I mean these trails which also add depth to the shot.
delkoo (68) 2009-01-13 6:25
GREAT winter landscape with the sky in full glory, perfect respect of the rule of1/3-2/3.
bracasha75 (24583) 2009-01-13 6:29
Maybe is this very winter but for sure it,s very beautiful
Simpley combination of Nature ellements but so beautiful
grantlp (2113) 2009-01-13 6:32
You've chosen a great POV for this shot creating major emphasis on the attractive clouds. I too like the slight distortion and the perfect clarity. The footsteps in the snow....yours I would presume.....add a hint of "mankind" in this amazing natural location. Very well composed and well captured.
Bartleby (13552) 2009-01-13 6:48
Simple but efficient. I always like cloud patterns. Very winter it is!
Floydian (30970) 2009-01-13 6:51
Feathering clouds on a deep blue sky, were did i seen that before, must be in some kind of boring country ;-)
Those patches of sun light on the right over the snow brightens the whole picture up to an extra dimension, without it it would be less interesting. No need to correct the distortion, the trees are following the clouds to the far background, extra depth is created by them.
Lovely image, lucky for you you had some snow.
sevy (15365) 2009-01-13 7:30
Nice winter shot due to the low angle light drawing long shadows on the snowy ground.
All the elements of the picture are an invitation to follow and travel towards a far background: the clouds, the prespective of the trees and of course the tracks on the snow very welcome to end the composition.
I agree with Floydian, no need to correct the trees, they are in the same mood as the clouds and it fits well to the photo.
The only point which could be discussed is the non uniform polarizer effect on the sky. Classical with wide angle lens. There are many different churches about polarizer on TE, so, up to you to make your choice ;-)
Longroute (19396) 2009-01-13 7:43
to say that it's fine should be an understatement!
It combines the superb beauty of a natural scenery with the graphic efects of an expert eye, not to talk about tecnical qualities... a photo to be reminded and taken as a model.
Thank you for sharing,
fulvio52 (8314) 2009-01-13 8:51
Perfect use of the wide angle, and I do agree with Master Henk : no reason to straighten up anything, as trees and clouds are totally complementary in patterns. Striking light and colors, wonderful wintery atmosphere, excellent job! Wish you guys a fantastic vacation in South America, have fun and come back with tons of gorgeous pictures! HUGS,
Waylim (25360) 2009-01-13 9:13
There is a slight similarity between this shot and Henks recent post, when I first look at it I just assume it's Henk's than I realize it's your. Well, as I told Henk too, that only a good photographer with a keen sense of observation can make a landscape that is rather flat and somewhat boring to many other, but not to you, to come up with a visually pleasant and beautiful composition. The sky is the play a major role in this composition and the lone line of foot steps leading us suggest a sign of a present of human, on this otherwise pure and pristine landscape. The distortion of the lens doesn't bother me, as we all expect some of it, as well as tilting and such. Beautiful Winter Light. Thanks Kristine.
gokanlam (6605) 2009-01-13 11:22
very winter in my hometown too..
interesting shape of clouds give a nice effect to the image.. the foodprints on the car are the another good detail.. nice calm view..
Gerrit (48278) 2009-01-13 13:13
the distortion provides a good effect here en the wonderful sky is making the photo. The perfectlyn outcentered lonely track in the virgin snow is the great attraction.
Wandering_Dan (3449) 2009-01-13 13:41
Hi, Kristine -
Odd polarization effect here; usually you see that overly blue sky in a corner of the shot. Might be the wide angle effect - which does work out nicely in terms of the tilted trees.
The single trail of footprints is a nice touch, well placed.
faubry (35405) 2009-01-13 13:54
wonderful cloudy sky and good composition with trees line
adores (37601) 2009-01-13 14:04
And the sky is still fabulous with those clouds! I like this row of trees also and especially the footprints (probably yours:))on the snow. A very good shot with great colours!
bostankorkulugu (42080) 2009-01-13 14:48
very winter... very simple... and very cool... and the best part is the foot steps adding dimention... (belonging to the man with the blue scarf???)... very nice kristine:)...
gunbud (34066) 2009-01-13 17:48
Like Fulvio you have caught some beautiful wispy cloud and an incredible shade of winter blue in the sky.
The golden tones of the dorment trees flatter your lovely sky and the little foot prints give very nice scale in this wonderfully clear and sharp landscape.
gneufeld (15890) 2009-01-13 18:26
This is my kind of shot - I just love the big open sky and am always looking for the impact that clouds can have on an image. You chose well and executed this shot perfectly. Well done and TFS. Gerald
clio (27955) 2009-01-13 23:43
Good idea to keep the distortion, it accompanies well the movement of clouds in the sky. I also like the dialogue between clouds and footprints in the snow.
Great composition (one moretime!)
belido (19934) 2009-01-14 2:51
very beautiful winter scene. You've divided the image perfectly: one sixth for the land, the other one for the trees and four siths for the wonderful sky. The image is well balanced in its elements and also in its lights and colors. I find the footsteps a very nice addition. Lovely one!
Dpbours (222) 2009-01-14 5:22
Oh wow wow wow. The 'I had a good look at Henk Meijer's photos'-series continues :-). Wonderful with that little bit of bottom and that vast blue part in the top.
15mm only! I would have thought that this was much wider. How big the difference with my 18mm is clear. I should buy a wide lense one of these days. But let me first win the lottery ;-).
feather (51130) 2009-01-14 8:50
I just love those clouds; they look just like someone painted them on with a feather. The footprints are perfect, taking away the pristine smoothness of the snow. Very good minimalist image.
plimrn (21344) 2009-01-14 14:11
I don't know why I did an old photo when you had a new one available - sorry about that!!
You were right to leave the perspective unchanged; it really does look like there is an interaction between the trees and the clouds - and perhaps there is!! The clarity of the blue sky is wonderful and the detail is perfect. A real winter beauty.
ifanik (21679) 2009-01-15 15:57
Wonderful place and very nice photo
Colour light and POV are great
jorgi (3810) 2009-01-16 0:47
I never actually understood why would anyone want to correct wide angle distortion... :)
Love it! Trees, clouds all sucked into invisible hole somewhere there in a distance. It seems they are really eagger to get there as fast as possible.
Simple yet strikingly wonderful.
batalay (35745) 2009-01-16 4:25
What a gorgeous view of pristine snow and the the cerulean blue sky. The extremely wide angle lens has created a bit of a tunneling effect in the trees. I might have stretched out the upper region of the image horizontally, but it is ultimately a matter of taste. Besides, your explanation does make sense, "the trees leaning towards the V-shaped clouds." The footsteps trailing off into the distance, or in this case, the footsteps you've left in the pristine snow pointing toward the viewer cover comprise an essential compositional element.
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-01-16 4:27
Wonderful colours and sky in this excellent composition. Lovely clouds in the sky. Beautiful colours, well framed and done
Have a nice weekend
marietom (34607) 2009-01-16 4:49
Magnifique paysage, avec ces petits nuages qui font de beaux dessins dans le ciel. C'est bien capté.
banyanman (7789) 2009-01-16 8:44
Hi Kristine. I chuckled when you said 'slight' wide angle distortion :) but I agree that this is one shot where it was best not to correct it. The sweep of the clouds into the frame gives this a lot of impact, and the footprints add to the 'loneliness of winter' atmosphere. My only criticism would be the uneven polarising which others have mentioned. Cheers . . . David
ricochet (9696) 2009-01-16 13:07
Tu as l'oeil pour toujours capter de superbes paysages!!!
Un très joli ciel bleu avec des nuages du plus bel effet, une belle lumière et j'aime beaucoup les traces dans la neige qui équilibre bien l'ensemble, bravo à toi j'aime beaucoup!
jvsb (1382) 2009-01-17 11:28
Wonderful composition, where you’ve managed to make every element converge to the base of this beautiful cirrus intortus: the woods, the footsteps, the other stripes of cirrus radiatus. The lighting and shadows are also fantastic. Congratulations for this simple yet harmonious painting! I'm adding it to my favorites.
archimatica (20325) 2009-01-29 1:03
I would like to spend a day inside a photograph.
IvarsU (2505) 2009-02-03 2:35
Mākoņi dodas tur pat kur pēdas...
anesugur (18789) 2009-02-11 13:41
There are many beautiful pictures in your gallery.
This clouds looks great in this photo. Very good sharpness.
Thanks and best wishes. Uğur
sacavem (18614) 2009-02-16 8:34
Very winter.But that cold.I prefer the 18c that are now in Lisbon.Excellent composition, very nice colors, and sharpness. Pretty and very interesting postcard.
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2009-03-03 5:46
very winter indeed, the clouds and perspective make great winter atmosphere, well done!
- Copyright: Kristine KL (avene) (12675)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-01-04
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D 200, Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6 DC EX HSM, Nikon CirPol II 77mm
- Exposure: f/9.5, 1/50 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Favorites - Landscape 05 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-01-13 4:57