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Old Mar 27, 2010, 11:06 AM   #1
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Default The look and 'feel' of snow as main-theme:

I have called this thread 'The look and 'feel' of snow as main-theme' because during this long winter I have tried, over and over again, to picture SNOW.

Shamefully I discovered that this forums best snow-shot ever, was by Californian mntgal = http://forums.steves-digicams.com/members/mtngal.html - when she shot her car, covered in snow after a long nights fresh snow-fall. I have never seen snow depicted so well, and the irony of her living in sunny California should be a yardstick of 'how it's done' hit me.....(congrats, mntgal!)

Ever sice that I have shot snow, and snow and more snow, to practice and to learn. Finally I am ready to give mntgal a fair 'fight' for the title of 'snow-photographer'....



# 1 - The small-boat harbour, where I am a member, one morning at the end of February, right after a night of snow-fall and wind making these nice snow-drifts.
BTW, this is my fishing-boat. The first one with the red roof on this dock.




# 2 - This is the snow-picture I am most proud of. To me it looks so soft, like a douvet...or more like a giant Marshmallow...?







# 3 - Same scene as above but a 3-panel panorama to show a wider view.




And finally one shot from by own backyard....

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# 4 - I had just been shoveling some snow to get at my fire-wood in the shed, and when I came back an hour later it looked like this - and it was still snowing - talk about stubborn winter....


CC are of course welcome, as ever....

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Old Mar 27, 2010, 11:24 AM   #2
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very nice walter they all look good to me ...i do like #1 the best though....good job
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The first photograph is stunning. Has everything working for it. Good composition and that soft glow of the sun. You shot this at the perfect time. The magical glow this photograph reproduces is a sight to behold...
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Old Mar 27, 2010, 12:40 PM   #4
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You nailed it with that first photo. Can't stop looking at it.
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Old Mar 27, 2010, 1:45 PM   #5
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Sure, the first pick is extraordinary. Location, light, composition, pp, etc. all works amazingly.
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Old Mar 28, 2010, 2:30 AM   #6
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Stopped in on more time just to take another look. This type of glow does not happen very often.
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Walter_S,

There is not a single "true face of snow", of course, since snow can take any colour. You've depicted snow almost like an abstract, Platonian concept. Still so real, so true, so down-to-earth or rather down-to-snow

The first picture. My attention is drawn to the yellow house, then they follow the diagonal down to the boat (lucky you) and then - well, there is a world to discover

Luckily this is a picture of snow so you can leave it untouched. To expand the Platonian line; the snow of the picture belongs to eternity, to the world of ideas

The light helps here. What's wrong with pictures without a visible sun. It's the light from it we explore. Plain daylight? When did you press the shutter

Well, I take up that glove, Walter. Perhaps the next winter. "Alea jacta est". Beautiful, needless to say

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very nice walter they all look good to me ...i do like #1 the best though....good job

Thank you, kirby, for stopping by and comment this series!
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...The magical glow this photograph reproduces is a sight to behold...
Wow - coming from you, that means a lot to me, AR - Thank you!
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You nailed it with that first photo. Can't stop looking at it.
Thank's Kevin!
It is quite a lovely lighted scene, yes. I was lucky with the light there.
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