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Winter
by Walter de la Mare

Clouded with snow
The cold winds blow,
And shrill on leafless bough
The robin with its burning breast
Alone sings now.

The rayless sun,
Day's journey done,
Sheds its last ebbing light
On fields in leagues of beauty spread
Unearthly white.

Thick draws the dark,
And spark by spark,
The frost-fires kindle, and soon
Over that sea of frozen foam
Floats the white moon.

Hope you're all fine and enjoy the winter.
Johanna

Camera:Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z10
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Winter
Username:brownsilent brownsilent
Uploaded:14 Dec 2010 - 8:09 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Snow, Sun, Winter
Votes:73

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2010 - 8:15 AM

Minimalistic tranquil composition.

Albert

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2010 - 8:16 AM

Beautiful poetry to accompany a fine winter image Johanna, Good Morning to you my friend. It's cold and frosty here again the fog of yesterday is just hanging a little in the trees, but nothing like yesterday morning.

Dougie

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2010 - 8:16 AM

So delicate
Just lovely

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Alan_Coles
14 Dec 2010 - 8:18 AM

Simplistic beauty..nice one.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2010 - 8:33 AM

Like your composition with this one Johanna, fine proses too.
Raining here so think I prefer this view.
Regards Richard

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Alvar
Alvar  7 France2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2010 - 8:54 AM

Lovely shot and words Johanna.
Alvar

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2010 - 9:12 AM

Did you write the poetry Johanna it is beautiful ? A real winter white-out .

Regarding Switzerland if you have some-one in charge of proceedings like Michael Upward was, it made the whole 11 days much cheaper and he also managed a concession on the trains , a wonderful holiday xx

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2010 - 9:16 AM

So simple and yet so beautiful, Johanna, some wonderfu soft light on the snow. Carol

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2010 - 11:10 AM

Elegant but beautiful in its simplicity Johanna. Truly an example of a picture being better than a thousand words.
Ron

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2010 - 11:56 AM

wonderful light great comp johanna a beautiful capture nice one Wink
andy

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2010 - 12:32 PM

A simple and beautiful combination of elements.

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2010 - 2:04 PM

Simply beautiful! Reminds me a little of a favourite watercolour painting we own, work of a Borders artist at the turn of the last century. He too could sum out winter with just a field of snow and a tree. Magical!

Ann

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2010 - 2:16 PM

Strange, how sometimes so little can show so much. Love this Johanna.............Sandy

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2010 - 3:29 PM

Good shot Johanna,but I think I enjoyed getting all my teeth pulled out more than this freezing Winter !!
Mick.

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2010 - 5:15 PM

Yes unmistakeably Winter, a great minimalist landscape Johanna.

Best Matt

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goso
goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2010 - 5:26 PM

Stark, but lovely Johanna...Bill

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2010 - 5:39 PM

Delicate, peaceful and very subtle!
Merry Christmas!
Jennnnn

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2010 - 6:17 PM

Great feeling of freedom

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2010 - 6:45 PM

Simply superb.

Rock

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6235 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2010 - 7:12 PM

So beautiful Johanna - wonderful light and subtle tones. The poem is so appropriate.
Sylvia

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2010 - 7:52 PM

this is a beauty, love the winter tones and the pure simplicity

Linda

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1022 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2010 - 8:53 PM

Listen to the silence. This is beautiful, and an unusual, original composition.
Moira

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SueTurner
SueTurner  981 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2010 - 8:56 PM


Quote: So simple and yet so beautiful, Johanna, some wonderfu soft light on the snow. Carol

absolutely !

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2010 - 8:59 PM

The cold winter days seem to inspire you Johanna, a beautiful snow scene and poem to accompany it

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churchill123
14 Dec 2010 - 9:23 PM

Beautiful image beautiful poem x

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2010 - 9:23 PM

good framing, simple image but it works well

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mishu78
mishu78  4 Canada
15 Dec 2010 - 5:48 AM

Wonderful winter image! Great presentation.

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DP_Imagery
DP_Imagery e2 Member 9DP_Imagery vcard Wales6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2010 - 9:27 AM

One of your best ever - truly beautiful and perfectly composed.

Happy Xmas Smile

Bruce

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metro074
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15 Dec 2010 - 1:06 PM

Just beautiful. Gorgeous
Carol

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2010 - 3:40 PM

Lovely capture, Johanna. I must say this is the best way to see snow, not tramping around in it!
TrevB Smile

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imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2010 - 9:47 PM

Nice capture Johanna

Bernie

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cairntable
15 Dec 2010 - 10:47 PM

well caught atmospheric winter scene Johanna.
John.

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2010 - 11:07 PM

Excellent & lovely winter scenic image, Johanna.
Regards...Peter

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JimV
JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2010 - 2:12 AM

Yes Johanna, that certainly looks wintery, nothing like that here, we've had 15/17C since Sunday (day and night!) but has been falling fast since mid afternoon, to be -2 tonight!
Rgds., Jim
PS. This weeks Fonn is Aria just finished playing - VG!
Rgds., Jim

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2010 - 11:02 AM

I like the comp of this one and the colour - a


Quote: Simplistic beauty..nice one.

Spot on

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6534 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2010 - 9:12 PM

This has a very relaxing feel, I like it a lot. - gary

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Goggz
Goggz  72301 forum posts Wales72 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2010 - 11:37 PM

Yeah, nice and minimalist. Just right!
Cheer,s Goggz

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rpba18205 e2 Member 4rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2010 - 12:26 PM

Makes a lovely image.
Rob

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2010 - 11:00 PM

What an interesting and superb arrangement. This is fantastic Johanna and I think one f your best yet.

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Roly
Roly  7 Wales
18 Dec 2010 - 6:14 PM

Smashing shot and poem.Nice work.

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foggytwo
foggytwo  1136 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2010 - 1:54 PM

A wonderful capture accompanied by a very suitable verse. I love the way you have composed this one Johanna.
May I wish you and your family a very happy Christmas,have a super time.
Pete.

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MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2010 - 6:08 PM

Brrr, I will just turn the central heating up!!
Mavis

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mars
mars  7 England
19 Dec 2010 - 9:48 PM

Beautiful scene and beautiful poem...

M

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