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Taken on the morning of Saturday 23.03.2013, this series has a verse to go with it that sums up my feelings about this winter perfectly. You can find it here:-

http://c-n-u.eu/node/1284

If the images look a little like pastel drawings that's because it never stopped snowing during the walk, tiny, tiny snowflakes that you can see hurtling across in several of the pictures. They were driven by a vicious easterly wind, a lazy wind that couldn't be bothered to go round you but cut straight through you instead. The wind created some interesting shapes as you can see in versions 5, 9 & 15.

I had to put my camera's raincoat on and that meant looking at the viewfinder through wet plastic, always a hit and miss affair. Add to that wet, frozen fingers and the difficulty of trudging through deep snow you can see that it was a photographic adventure/lottery. The dogs absolutely loved it of course.

As always the opening image is not necessarily my favourite but the one I think makes the best thumbnail. This one also has the 'Aaaaaaaah' factor with Helga doing her very best cute pose! Anyway here they are, a documentary record of the second day of Spring in West Yorkshire. Thanks for looking and I hope that you like at least some of them. Do tell which you like best.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF24-105mm F/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:23 Mar 2013 - 11:11 AM
Focal Length:58mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/22.0
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:125
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Spring Blizzard
Username:LynneJoyce LynneJoyce
Uploaded:23 Mar 2013 - 8:25 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Photo journalism
Votes:81
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marktc
marktc e2 Member 346 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 8:32 PM

Marvellous images Lynne and a superb poem to match... V11 is my favourite a really nice image.

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GarrathE
GarrathE e2 Member 5GarrathE vcard United Kingdom
23 Mar 2013 - 8:34 PM

Definitely v15 for me! Grin

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2162 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 8:34 PM

Oh wow!!!!I take it you are not thrilled with the 2nd day of Spring. Wonderful "winter" images... and the last one just made me laugh... a snowed in car. To us in hot South Africa it is a beautiful winter wonderland, but I know you are all sick of it.......... great set of images

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 8:36 PM

An amazing set of images for the second day of spring, Lynne!
Where we are in the West Midlands the snow is nowhere near as bad as where you are!
Let's hope this dreadful weather clears up soon; it's getting beyond a joke!!
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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 8:38 PM

V5 & V11 for me, roll on the summer maybe the snow will have vanished by then !! SmileSmile

Ali

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 8:44 PM

All of them and for your bravery!!! But know the children needed walking and snow is no excuse...
You have the white so good and scenes brilliantly captured
My winner all the way
Lillian

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2155 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 9:01 PM

Please dont tell me to pick the best as I like them all.Snow is lovely to look at and to have some photos,but it can be verry dangerous to walk and drive in.
Just heard the news about a 27 yr old lad that fell and died in the snow last night.
Netta

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41029 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 9:09 PM

Now I go for v8, and I'm surprised you haven't attacked it yet with some of your CS magic, Lynne. Off to Heathrow tomorrow by car so don't want any more white stuff down here, ta.

Dave

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Jat_Riski
Jat_Riski e2 Member 664 forum postsJat_Riski vcard United Kingdom
23 Mar 2013 - 9:15 PM

Great set Lynne, V1 my fav.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 9:41 PM

The snow may have been (was) totally undesirable, but these images-- all of them---are outstanding!

A very impressive collection!


PS--- our new internet connection appears to be faster/better than the former, was able to open you images easily!

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 10:34 PM

I always enjoy your "Sets" Lynne but being an admirer of German Shepherds V1 is my #1.
Joan.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 11:10 PM

A wonderful set of "late winter" snow scenes, i think v1 was the perfect choice as the lead. Thankfully we've avoided the snow and only had rain but the hills a few miles from where I live where most of my landscape pics are taken are covered in the white stuff!

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 11:13 PM

This set confirms how much more snow you have had that we in the Glasgow area, and has documented well the conditions in your part. In fact I like V 1 as much as any, partly b/o the subject matter and partly as the dog's colours show so well against and contrast with the snow.

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Daisymaye
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24 Mar 2013 - 12:53 AM

An excellent set of winter images. Surely that must be the end of it! .......Sandy

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2013 - 1:26 AM

Wish I had Jenn's Internet!
Fantastic captures and your huskies TongueTongue seem to love it.
The most remarkable spring series I've seen.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
24 Mar 2013 - 4:04 AM

I am so glad I am not there BUT I do enjoy to look at these amazing photos in my air cooled office Smile

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gajewski
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24 Mar 2013 - 6:01 AM

V11 and V12 are my favorites.
-=\Walter

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2013 - 7:01 AM

I love them all, Lynne, rarely seeing any snow in my village for years on end. V.1 is wonderful, but I am leaning towards V.8 as my favourite, just like the general composition of it. Carol

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2013 - 7:03 AM


Quote: The snow may have been (was) totally undesirable, but these images-- all of them---are outstanding!

A very impressive collection!

I quite agree - I don't think spring has quite arrived yet - its even struggling down south

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lifesnapper
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24 Mar 2013 - 7:43 AM

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr an excellent set Lynne, V1 is brilliant. Needles to say, I will NOT be measuring the depth of Snow in this way Smile

John Smile

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NDODS
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24 Mar 2013 - 8:32 AM

A wonderful set of wintery images each crammed with so much charm and character Lynne.
My particular favourite is already in pole position.
A beautiful image of Helga measuring the depth of the snow with her bum.
What a novel idea, I would rather like council gritters to do the same thing before choosing to omit our village because the snow is too deep...

Regards Nathan

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24 Mar 2013 - 9:09 AM

A wonderful collection of captures.
I like V1 best. GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Lucien.

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kirkoid
kirkoid  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2013 - 9:44 AM

Beautiful set of captures.
Dave

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LynneJoyce
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24 Mar 2013 - 10:23 AM

You should write to the Council and suggest that Nathan!

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2013 - 10:45 AM

A set of excellent winter story, well, you may shout at me:"It was spring!"Grin Grin Wonderfully taken. Is it wonderful to have dogs? I thought of going to take some photos yesterday after I saw your last snow set, but when I looked out of the window.. I thought:"...Oh, no..."Grin My memory of yesterday was quiet, eerily quiet, nobody was about, only the snow fell..it was like an ideal Christmas day. When I saw V13, the boy(girl) brought the whole picture to life....
BTW, thank you for your comment on " Aview..."

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2013 - 12:04 PM

For reasons I don 't have time to analyse I like V1,3,5,8,11 and 12.
Great work as always Lynne - you don't upload everyday but when you do
you make us workWink
KateGrinGrinGrin

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2013 - 12:53 PM

Blimey, Lynne, and I thought it was bad here - this is about 3 or 4 times as deep! Sad It's provided you with some great images, though, and think V1 has to be my fave Smile
Trev Smile

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jaktis
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24 Mar 2013 - 3:49 PM

No snow for the last month but cold every day

Peter

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EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2013 - 4:09 PM

Guess it helps make living with snow a lot happier if you have your own, fully grown fur coat on when you head out for a walk in it as in V1! Heard how bad the condition were in your area, of course and this set certainly proves it. I enjoyed the tour, given I was sitting indoors by the heater here! I think V1 is still my favourite, no doubt being very doggie minded. Grin

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JohnChambersPhotography

Thats a lot of snow Lynne, and full marks to you for talking out in it,with your camera at the ready, good captures in very hard conditions my fav is 14 love it infact love everything about it ,

John

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UrbaneMagick
24 Mar 2013 - 8:32 PM

Spring has been better than out summer sof late..so this Spring doesnlt bode well for the rest of the year.

Beautifully crisp images Lynne.

GarethSmile

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25 Mar 2013 - 3:50 AM

Great images ! Helga is so beautiful!
Smile Brenda

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2013 - 7:57 AM

Fantastic images Lynne
Jim

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gallero
gallero e2 Member 3gallero vcard Venezuela
25 Mar 2013 - 10:08 AM

Una fotofraía de premio.. Preguto es un cementerio.??

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
25 Mar 2013 - 4:48 PM

WOW! what a great set Lynne, well taken, love 1,3, and 10.
Brian

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pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1578 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2013 - 10:49 AM

V1 for me. No snow here down south as yet. Having dogs, you have to go out whatever the weather, it used to keep me fit, now I have to find other waysTongue!

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moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
26 Mar 2013 - 4:55 PM

I like them all Lynne, but am wondering if 13 was deliberate as that number, especially with the grim reaper in among the gravestones TongueGrin. Moira

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barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2013 - 5:07 PM

yup!!!! thats an English spring for you
happy to take this interesting set to 70

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LynneJoyce
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26 Mar 2013 - 5:18 PM

She does look a bit like the grim Reaper Moira. I'll tell her when next I see her!!!

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Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2013 - 8:28 PM

Another excellent set Lynne. V1 for me, Helga really doesn't seem to mind a cold bum does she?
Ray

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2013 - 7:40 PM

V1 is my outright fave Lynne but other than that its V4. Lovely set overall. Helga is gorgeousGrin
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Laslo
Laslo  2 Serbia and Montenegro
28 Mar 2013 - 9:11 AM

Jó felvétel. Nekem is van ilyen kutyám, lassan 2 éves lesz. Itt Szerbiában is még van hó és hideg.

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