US highway 281 Nebraska (a few miles from the South Dakota border).
Beautiful morning for the drive home (Colorado) from my parents place (South Dakota) .. the hoar frost seem to just hang on and on into the day .. I shot a million trees .. screwed up many of them not noticing I had accidently bumped my EV up 2 .. whoops .. luckily I fixed it in time for this fellow.
I have been thinking of you all a bunch .. sorry I have not been around .. hopefully I can get back on the bike now .. get some of the wonderful pleasure of this site back in my life ..
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leo61 (0) 2008-02-01 10:56
Brrrrrrrr this looks very cold but fantastic.I`m dreaming of having views like this in Germany too,which was possible around christmas but unfortunatelly or better fortunatelly I was in Asia with plus 30 and more degree....
It`s a very good exposure and even with so many white the image has a good contrast.I like the few soft blue tones very much.
A late happy new year,
AROBN54 (11475) 2008-02-01 11:00
it's good to see you back! And with such flair. That is a lovely shot. My gosh! The color and contrast are perfect and you can see nearly each frozen branch and grass with those extraordinary details. Lord have mercy, that's an awesome shot! Thanks and so good to see you posting,
Zolive (5935) 2008-02-01 11:02
wonderful picture of this amazing frozen tree. The landscape is beautiful and the sky too. Congratulations.
fulvio52 (8314) 2008-02-01 11:05
Welcome back, John!
Cool shot, buddy. I can't really remember this specific spot (I was in the area in the summer of 1996) but I was on 281 and I'm sure I passed by here. I couldn't shoot snow if my life were depending on it... Well, you very obviously can! I love the view and the smooth contrast in this one!
Have a great weekend.
As always :
golden (2289) 2008-02-01 11:10
great capture of this frozen and beautiful landscape...
Ann75 (0) 2008-02-01 11:14
Wonderful shot with this amazing white landscape! I love the contrast between the white tree and the blue sky above. Great POV, wonderful light and beautiful details! Great work, John!
Buin (42466) 2008-02-01 11:35
That's winter indeed! I'm a bit envious because winter here doesn't take place at all. I never have seen a hoarfrost like this. One can feel cold here. This tree was transformed into a wonderful sculpture.
Greetings from springlike Germany - and have a nice weekend!
mrcrow (3993) 2008-02-01 11:47
the blue sky makes this
adds hope to the flat tonality of the ice
good work and welcome back
danyy (0) 2008-02-01 12:05
cette photo est vraiment parfaite, la douceur des couleur et la pureté des blancs nous feraient presque oublier la riguer de l'hiver.
Très séduisant tout cela.
Amitié from Liege.
claire526 (1267) 2008-02-01 12:13
Amazing frozen tree and landscape.
The sky seemed to be one with the earth here. I love the peeking blue color.
Very sharp and clear.
gunbud (34066) 2008-02-01 12:45
Wonderful winter image with excellent lighting to highlight the beautiful forst encrusted tree and grass. The little bits of winter blue sky makes a brilliant contrast with the sharp white frost.
mesutilgim (95074) 2008-02-01 13:00
A real masterpiece ! Great wintery scene, very well captured. Perfect pov and super compo.
TFS and have a nice weekend
evanrizo (456) 2008-02-01 13:07
unbelievable tree, a fantastic object-theme.
Although the sky helps not very good because of the similar color but the tree is very good written and comes good.
For sure you had a wonderful way by driving back.
Have a nice time.
MarcT (20964) 2008-02-01 14:10
Absolutely gorgeous variations around the white ice and the soft blue.
parbo (11092) 2008-02-01 14:17
Branches are seems like crystal. You caught it excellently. I'm afraid to touch them for easy crack. I like it full in white, full in frame. Wonderful.
Angelillo (9374) 2008-02-01 14:32
What a magnificent tree, under the white snow. It seems a dreamy subject. It's very beautiful how the sky let to see the blue color around the snowy tree, like a crown of light. Very nice management of colos and light!
jorgi (3810) 2008-02-01 14:38
very simple composition but very rich motive with beautiful background. Layers of tree top are marvelous and in great contrast to almost black trunk and branches and all together go so nicelly with this gentle blue sky. Most lovely and embracing capture.
chpp (4281) 2008-02-01 15:11
I like this image a lot. It's amazing the frost only in the right branches.
beautiful sharpness and composition
lilimih33 (9918) 2008-02-01 15:13
Really great white tree and lovely winter atmosphere!
Wonderful colours and nice sky!
gneufeld (15890) 2008-02-01 16:47
A wonderful play of white on white with a wonderful hint of blue in background sky. Looks ery cold but attractive. Well seen and TFS. Gerald
Csilla (1782) 2008-02-01 20:33
Wonderful photo! I really like this beautiful white tree with its frozen branches. Is is very nice the frozen grass in the foreground and the soft blue sky.
Thanks for sharing!
jemaflor (96849) 2008-02-02 2:19
A master piece this tree, whata nice vue, well captured this all white and icy landscape, maybe more sharpness ...
ls7902 (7348) 2008-02-02 7:46
Amazing & weird looking frosted tree. It reminds me of a Siamese cat. Nice soft clouds & sky. Happy weekend.
danos (97529) 2008-02-02 7:56
what a winter shot is this! Splendid capture of this tree with the snow to has covered it from above until the ground..The blue sky in the background make the scene more interesting. Excellent the sharpness and the clarity. Informative your note too.
Have a nice weekend,Danos
plimrn (21344) 2008-02-02 17:33
Nice to hear from you with this magical white-on-white shot with those brilliant swirls of blue. Your light management is incredible to get such fantastic detail and color. All of my snow shots look like B&W photos. HLJ, Pat
jafadabret (56501) 2008-02-03 0:36
Il y a juste un peu de bleu pour que la photo échappe au B&W. Mais ce bleu donne l'ambiance de la photo. Le givre décore la nature comme pour une fête mais le bleu du ciel donne la touche optimiste dans cette scène hivernale.
vincz (19113) 2008-02-03 1:02
Amazingly beautiful shot. I love the frozen tree in front of this beautiful almost white sky with just patches of blue here and there. This is very delicate, very poetic.
scobert (5355) 2008-02-03 11:07
A beautiful image of the hoar frost phenomenon. We don't get this as often in Colorado. I would have a tough time putting up with the midwestern winters. This is a great shot and as usual, you are the master of beautiful clouds.
Didi (60588) 2008-02-03 11:22
Very rare to have such picture in py place; it's a very fantastic composition for me .
sothy81 (9590) 2008-02-04 20:39
Hi John, Long time no see. Hope you are doing well. This is a very nice shot of snow and tree. What interests me is the whole white with little blue. They are a great combination. Sad here there is no snow. Sothy
Atousa (7131) 2008-02-05 22:54
Very beautiful capture..a real snow white..wonderful composition..so lovely.
avene (12675) 2008-02-06 2:28
another superb shot, John, the tree looks more like a white coral, not a plant. I really like the contrast between the light wisps of clouds and distinct texture of the frozen snow, pure dream in white :) very well seen and presented.
adores (45243) 2008-02-06 16:08
I see you keep posting your good winter landcsapes. What a beautiful white tree you have here, I like its shape and it seems a little different from the usual. Good shot, with good colours and sharpness.
alainh (33201) 2008-02-06 23:32
a lonely tree and the snow, a true pleasure. just a little blue to give perspective. the clouds are very famous.
a nice composition
have a good day John
sacavem (18620) 2008-02-07 1:09
Excellent view,your lighting and colours also contrast between blue and white are beautiful with very good pov of focus.
Very well done, thanks for sharing.
barni (15751) 2008-02-07 3:27
Comme il est beau cet arbre...
Cet image est magnifique.
Have a nice day
Angshu (56750) 2008-02-07 20:13
Fascinating winter picture with just three colours...white, blue & black. I'm sure this would look even more beautiful with a clear blue sky. This scene is enough to send a cold wave down my spine (even though we are going through temperatures of 2 to 5 degrees, very cold in our Tropical standards) ..but what a beauty crafted by the frost & snow! Beautiful John!
gracious (20025) 2008-02-08 12:48
First, I liked to compliment for the excellent gallery with so many natural beauty of landscape photos, much appreciated for sharing!!
This is a great shot with perfect pov of the white tree in good sharpness, well balanced colour and details
greeting to you
banyanman (7789) 2008-02-09 21:40
This frost encrusted tree makes a nice contrast against the wispy blue and white sky, John. Technically very good, although I think thisn would have been better composed with the tree off-center (to the right maybe, as then it would be leaning into the frame). Cheers . . . David
Standa (1877) 2008-02-11 15:57
this shot looks like a poetry and has great and very cold atmosphere. I like the way of balance white colour here and nice contrast with the blue sky. Well done!
mumek (20202) 2008-02-12 2:14
Very well composed and taken scenery. Beautiful view at the frozen land.Congratulation.
bizsu (1015) 2008-02-14 15:52
Beautiful winter picture. I like the snow very much. This picture of yours on my computer the háttérképem. Very beautiful sharp photo. Congratulations.
Paolo (41222) 2008-02-16 14:37
Another wonderufl one...with this ppor tree completely frozen from the ice and the wind coming down from northern Canada.
excellent quality, beautiful colours and excellent composition too.
carper (96) 2008-02-17 6:41
marvelous shot here John,
great winter shot here the with reeand the fantastic sky are working goood together in this well taken composition, good photojob, have a nice sunday.
realimis (820) 2008-02-17 7:07
Great and interesting shot! I like the way the brances mix with the white clouds...This picture tranfers the cold but also a unique natural beuaty... Standing in frond of this tree one can feel the magic of nature...
cam (9043) 2008-02-21 19:13
This one is like a vision for me.
So delicate under the partial blue sky.
Very well exposed.
I like the contrast between the white foliage with the dark trunk and branches peaking through it.
Have a good day
porto62 (2313) 2008-02-22 18:58
Hi John, just marvelous that tree caught in frozen snow, great living colours clear shoot.Alain
tehanu_f (6896) 2008-02-28 9:00
You found a very charming sight, John. The tree looks like a character from fairy tales. Good camouflage, what with the white surroundings and clouds. I'm not sure whether the position of the subject is right - maybe too centered. Still, it is very nice.
dip (23888) 2008-02-29 0:59
wonderful winter scene!
Nice contrast the white tree with the blue sky,well captured and composed,
vbbreizh (2622) 2008-03-16 11:36
I really love this one...
Astonishing picture of this "frozen" tree.
Beautiful details, good sharpness...well done !
kency (2352) 2008-03-17 0:48
Lucky you John,this is a very good shot the whitebalance is well balance.
I like it...take care.
lopshang (724) 2008-03-19 8:22
Stunning and amazing shot. Wow its very cool and frosty. Great Perspective and a great color. Thank you for sharing.
difty93 (545) 2008-06-07 13:42
this is a magic capture!wow!
very well done!
SKOYA (99) 2008-07-13 22:12
Beautiful, Great contrast of Blue and White,love the darkness to the trunk and branches. Must have been early in the morning.
danasam (1075) 2008-07-16 1:52
Hi John, if they told me to vote for a picture i would choose this, i wish it snows in this part of the world :( you've captured very unique scene from excellent POV and you've avoided the bightness of the white professionally. well done.
zahoor_salmi (1053) 2008-08-10 2:39
wonderful picture of this amazing frozen tree.
malay_biswal (78) 2008-09-29 3:04
mansour (62) 2008-12-18 20:57
Disparador (164) 2009-01-06 4:09
Amazing picture! White and blue still great.
pavseljn (75) 2009-01-06 5:18
What a beautiful, dreamy lacy photo. The white lace of frost on the tree and the grass is accentuated with the white veil of the clouds... so romantic. I love it.
ewiczek (374) 2009-01-27 4:03
wonderfull capture, nice mood
guitianmiranda (5325) 2009-07-09 14:50
Beautiful snowy tree in contrast with the blue sky, winter scenes are my favourites, I love snow.
Best regards John.
drweizy (540) 2011-04-08 0:23
pure world, thank you
- Copyright: John McLaird (jmcl) (14535)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-12-28
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Olympus E 300, 58mm circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
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