This shot was taken from the wood bridge in downtown Vail, a famous ski station. It is a really nice place with relaxing views. A good place to spend the first day of the year. Despite being in January, the coldest month in US, the river was still running, unfrozen. The 2005-2006 season has been atypical, with only mild temperatures in most US.
In the workshop you can also see how is the view from the other side.
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rakeshgupta (2672) 2006-03-16 1:51
Nice capture of this Vail shot. The dry brown shrubs at left is looking good. The snowfull trees with the background mountain covered with chilled airy mist is looking great.
Thanks for sharing.
Janice (4403) 2006-03-16 2:43
Ricardo, you have posted a wonderful scene here. A real winter scene with the snow and trees looking just about B&W. I love seeing the snow on the trees like this. And the river disappearing around the corner into the snowy are looks really great. TFS
pierrefonds (60320) 2006-03-16 8:33
This is a nice winter scenery with the snow, the river and the trees.
weswang (18223) 2006-03-16 12:18
Hi Ricardo, Good shot of the snow in the snowy day. Nice capture of the forested covered with the snow. It is interesting, indeed, that the small river was still running in the frozen cold days. Nice composition. Thanks for the WS which provided a comparison to the different views from the two sides of the small river.
john_c (24666) 2006-03-16 12:31
A superb winter landscape shot. I like the low light tones and hues here and the monochromatic ambience. The slice of snow and stream in the foreground nicely enhances. There is good DOF, with the closer trees laden with snow acting as a good foreground for the balance of the scene. Superb imagery, Ricardo.
Stepan (27210) 2006-03-16 15:04
I wish you have had a sunny weather. Whatever, a good winter atmosphere. I enjoy this small river in this frozen area.
turkamerikali (3291) 2006-03-16 18:35
Great winter nature composition my friend.
Great pov,colors,dof,note and lighting.TFS
Mountains and trees looks great,Well Done:)
nofer (3215) 2006-03-16 23:11
Lindo lugar.... o WS também está muito bom, bons POV. Nitidez e cores ótimas.
Muito bom trabalho!
Vesela (967) 2006-03-17 9:55
Another wonderful winter scene.
I like the light here very much.
CRATEOS (7278) 2006-03-18 2:32
The similarity of the trees and the fiew braun colors..is like a fairy-tell...!!!GNGRS Nikiforos
feather (51130) 2006-03-18 4:22
I thought it was B&W at first. Well composed with the fir trees surrounding the river and pointing up to the view above.
aloyho (6798) 2006-03-18 9:27
I have been enjoying winter scenes as we do not have it here in Brunei. The almost BW scene makes it look even colder and I guess the way you feel too. This is a good angle as the trees are in their best positions and the mountains at the back allows our eyes to wander far beyond. Well done!! Have a pleasant weekend.
capthaddock (28790) 2006-03-18 10:06
Hi Ricardo - very peaceful and relaxing scenery, the subdued light has kept the snow exposure under control, though I feel something is missing, maybe shoot lower to have more of the snow covered rocks in the river.
TeresaT (10806) 2006-03-18 16:07
Great winter scene.
the almost monochromatic tones works very well in this image.
Nice POV and great defintion.
jmdaoudal (82) 2006-03-19 2:06
Thats a very beautiful place with some kind of intimate place for the Photographer, so this is realy a good POV and a well shown area where you frame well at the foreground to offer the river "as it is".
zeca (19762) 2006-03-20 1:36
Bonita paisagem, Ricardo! Muito boa a profundidade e a nitidez. Até estranho olhar para uma foto destas num momento em que mal aguento a camisa de tanto calor!
jbweasle (9393) 2006-03-22 14:52
Hello Ricardo, this picture really makes me feel cold with so much whiteness. I like the framing by the trees to either side.
rosaline (0) 2006-03-22 16:12
Great shot with good impact. I like the detail rendered here with the snow on the branches. Good colour despite the almost monochrome scene, with nice balanced framing. Well done.
cam (9043) 2006-03-28 21:46
We had quite a mild wintre in Canada also.
Too mild for my taste.
I like the mood and the presentation, with the river going down and curving,leaving us with this view of the mountain.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2006-03-29 11:06
nice winter landscape.
I like the composition including this river.
Flavia (10352) 2006-03-29 20:26
Bela paisagem de inverno, o arbusto meio avermelhado no canto esquerdo e as aguas turvas do rio quebram o branco dominante da paigem oferecendo um contraste agradavel aos olhos. Boa composicao e perspective. Otima profundidade e manejo da exposicao, nao e facil fotografar nestes condicoes climaticas. E verdade que este ano o inverno foi bem mais ameno por aqui, para mim foi otimo pois pude aproveitar mais, mas e uma situacao preocupante pois afeta comunidades inteiras das regios do Norte do Canada e Alaska.
coco (30439) 2006-03-30 14:38
A bite more of sharpness would do of this one a much better picture.
Good composition and POV. Also I like the depth.
Thanks for share.
nanauhauer (761) 2006-04-10 11:20
Temos aqui uma típica foto do inverno norte americano. Quase B&W se não fosse uns arbustos no canto inferior esquerdo.
andrewgg (0) 2006-04-15 23:27
Not much I can add to what has already been said, Ricardo.
A wonderful image, and I too thought it was black and white at first. A beautiful composition with subtle tones.
Felicitaciones y muchos saludos,
MIG13 (0) 2006-04-28 14:36
Outra bela foto, Ricardo! O tratamento minimalista da cor acaba por "aquecer" a paisagem fria. Bom trabalho! Um abraço! Miguel.
Angshu (56568) 2006-05-18 3:49
I get attracted by the near B&W of the landscape. The snow & the trees are fascinating. The curving stream in the FG & the good DOF helps add impact. Well done!
s10001in (0) 2006-05-18 10:34
Nice frozen landscape.
Very composed shot.
Nice decent colors.
Stagnent effet to motion...
Very well done..
lejczer (248) 2006-05-21 7:41
very nice this view. Good composition and POV.
Waylim (25368) 2012-04-17 18:24
Beautiful Colorado, one of the more beautiful state in the U.S. with lovely nature and mountain like you shown here. I was here in the fall and the color are just fantastic. I love your winter scene also. I love to see it one day in the winter.
- Copyright: Ricardo Abdelnoor (rabdelnoor) (3421)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-01-01
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
- Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2006-03-15 20:45
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