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Taken last year in our winter when we also got some snow Smile This was one of the best snow falls in years here - it covered about the top third of our mountains Smile
Thanx to all for your V & C's - much appreciated.
Special thanx to Kathryn [ kathrynlouise ] and Cliff [ nikonuser1 ] for their gracious awards as well as to Jat_Riski for his lovely mod Smile Much appreciated !!
May this day find you blessed and prosperous in every area of your life !!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot SX20 IS
Lens:5.0 - 100.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 27.9 - 558.5 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:6 Aug 2012 - 5:36 PM
Focal Length:11.3mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/3.5
Shutter Speed:1/50sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Fire & Ice
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:28 Mar 2013 - 3:16 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Swellendam snow, Winter 2012
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handlerstudio
handlerstudio Plus Member 3handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 3:22 AM

Hi Herman, not fair to live around such wonderful landscape to look at.......Very nice image. I love the red flowers in the foreground setting off the rest.

Peter

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gwynn56
gwynn56  380 forum posts England
28 Mar 2013 - 3:32 AM

beautiful capture Smile

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 3:33 AM

A super landscape.

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originalgum
28 Mar 2013 - 3:48 AM

Herman, this is such a beautiful image... breathtaking!

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Daisymaye
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28 Mar 2013 - 3:56 AM

A lovely image. Seems warm yet cold at the same time......Sandy

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WesternRed
WesternRed Plus Member 4WesternRed vcard Australia
28 Mar 2013 - 4:16 AM

A lovely composition foreground and background.
Lovely colours. Well done Herman. WesternRed.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 5:04 AM

The vibrant reds contrast well with the b/g tones here, Herman.
Ronnie.

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 5:14 AM

An excellent composition and capture, Herman, with the flame red of the aloes contrasting with the snow covered mountains. Carol

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derrymaine
28 Mar 2013 - 5:45 AM

stunning landscape

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leontari
leontari Plus Member 2leontari vcard Greece
28 Mar 2013 - 6:31 AM

A lovely capture Herman of a wonderful landscape. I love the vibrant red flowers in the f/g.
Effrossini

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HarrietH
HarrietH Plus Member 5276 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
28 Mar 2013 - 6:32 AM

Lovely capture. We do have the red flowers but we don't have the snow but we certainly have the cold in our little part of Portugal.
This shot is really effective.
Harriet

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Andysnapper Plus Member 7109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England25 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 6:32 AM

Wow, fantastic shot Herman.

Andy

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Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
28 Mar 2013 - 6:39 AM

Splendid image! Love those imposing mountains in the background!
As for the flowers... Vibrant is the word! GrinGrinGrin
IB

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nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 6:47 AM

A very striking WONDERFUL image, Herman. I also like the title.

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Badgerfred
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28 Mar 2013 - 6:58 AM

Beautiful scene Herman,
Fred.

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Caziwinkles
28 Mar 2013 - 7:08 AM

This is stunning Herman! I love the contrasting colours - the bright red in the foreground truly sets the image. Smile

Carol

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kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise Plus Member 3421 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 7:10 AM

What a beautiful view. Haven't got that here in Dudley Tongue
Very nice shot Herman Grin

Kathryn

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anglingandyq
anglingandyq Plus Member 2anglingandyq vcard England
28 Mar 2013 - 7:18 AM

Stunning scenary abd good light gorgeous flowers fantastic picture
Herman .SmileSmile
Going to be away for afew days hopefully will get some new material
To post wether permitting have a good easter .happy snappings

Andy

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 7:35 AM

Fire and water Herman , this image has all the "elements" a quality landscapeSmile

Rod

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WhiteRose1
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28 Mar 2013 - 7:48 AM

The red flowers provide an excellent contrasting foreground. Lovely perspective, Herman.

Dave

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barbarahirst
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28 Mar 2013 - 7:50 AM

Whoah!!!!!
This really is special.....

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fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 7:51 AM

Delightful composition of contrasts Herman.

Albert

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netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3243 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 7:57 AM

This is such a Beautiful Landscape with gorgeous fg interestSmile
NettaSmile

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marktc
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28 Mar 2013 - 8:11 AM

Superb

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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3662 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 8:32 AM

Great striking image, I like the contrast with the snow & the bright red trees,

Ali SmileSmileSmile

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jdinne
jdinne  12 England
28 Mar 2013 - 8:43 AM

Excellent contrast betwixt the flowers and yonder mountains Herman, greatly composed.

John

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CLARECUM
CLARECUM  2 Australia
28 Mar 2013 - 8:54 AM

Stunning.

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platzy
platzy  2 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2013 - 8:56 AM

Beautiful shot of this amazing view Herman, wish we had winters like this. Steve.

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chrissie3
chrissie3  7 England
28 Mar 2013 - 9:04 AM

Wonderful picture that suits the title! Love the soft folds of the hills.

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mauriceegan
28 Mar 2013 - 9:05 AM

Wonderful image Herman, great combination of colours and contrasts
Maurice

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Tish1
Tish1 Plus Member 2Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 9:43 AM

Well Herman, if that is your definition of snow fall and winter, I am definitely migrating to South Africa Grin

These scene is very inviting, love the whole thing

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DicksPics
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28 Mar 2013 - 9:59 AM

Herman, it's an absolute beauty!

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luckybry
luckybry Plus Member 5luckybry vcard Scotland
28 Mar 2013 - 10:03 AM

excellent image Herman

bryan

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Rende
Rende Plus Member 837 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 10:23 AM

Lovely composition Herman.
Rende

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morpheus1955
28 Mar 2013 - 10:29 AM

Stunning shot, excellent composition and beautifully captured

Hugh

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almiles
almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 10:43 AM

Great contrast between exotic (to me) flowers and snow capped peaks. Good choice to exclude the sky. I wonder if the contrast and sharpening may have been pushed a tad too far; the trees are black in the shadows and there's a lot of noise for ISO 200?

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NDODS Plus Member 44168 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom113 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 10:54 AM

A beautiful layered composition with many great ingredients Herman

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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achieverswales
28 Mar 2013 - 11:07 AM

Great title with a great composed image Herman, the different tones are awesome.

Regards

Trev.

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 11:47 AM

Great shot with a great title Herman - I love the contrast between the flowers and the snowy mountains - First class.

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lonely_oryx
28 Mar 2013 - 12:17 PM

Fascinating landscape

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 Plus Member 3BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 12:40 PM

great contrast between the foreground and the mountains. Excellent shot!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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richmowil Plus Member 6307 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 12:53 PM

Aptly named. Super image Herman. I like it alot!!

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 4191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 1:37 PM


Quote: This was one of the best snow falls in years here - it covered about the top third of our mountains

you lucky so and so!!!
Wish I could move to a place like that!! doesn't it look lovely behind the flowers.

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ColleenA Plus Member 2295 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 1:48 PM

Great image Herman... we do live in a great part of the world............... proud of our beautiful countryGrinGrin

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Nikonuser1 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 3:20 PM

A great image Herman like the way you have put the red flowers in the foreground.SmileSmileSmileSmile

Cliff

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kuvailija Plus Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
28 Mar 2013 - 3:22 PM

Stunning image Herman!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin I think I have never seen something like this. I have no words any more.--- And SNOW,you seem to have it too!!!Tongue ---- jukka,with small j.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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rayme330 Plus Member 3rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 4:13 PM

I like the shot and the title, Herman.

ray

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canonfan Plus Member 5canonfan vcard United Kingdom
28 Mar 2013 - 5:27 PM

This is an image to be proud off Herman
Jim

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28 Mar 2013 - 5:37 PM

an image for the album this one Herman ..

the snowdrifts weve had this week would have covered the red flowers (up to 14 foot deep in places )

David

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HELANA
HELANA  5 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2013 - 5:45 PM

Great landscape Herman, the contrast between the red flowers, the greens and the mountains are perfect. Super shot.
Elena.SmileSmileSmile

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janlea Plus Member 3janlea vcard United Kingdom
28 Mar 2013 - 5:51 PM

Stunning landscape image Herman, really nice Smile
Jan

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Brian65 Plus Member 6Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
28 Mar 2013 - 7:56 PM

Stunning shot Herman, love this one.
Brian

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GeorgePlatis Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 8:03 PM

Beautiful contrast, Herman, between the hot red of the lovely flowers and the white cold mountains !Smile
George

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Jefflor
Jefflor  2 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2013 - 8:20 PM

Super shot.

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digital_boi
29 Mar 2013 - 11:53 AM

cracking backdrop to this flower capture Herman a pleasure to view

Graham

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evelen
evelen  10 England
30 Mar 2013 - 6:33 PM

wonderful capture, your port folio is wonderful to see all the great shots .
eve.Smile

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tonyng
tonyng Plus Member 5tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2013 - 7:37 PM

Nice place to live. Stunning view.

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gallero
gallero  4 Venezuela
3 Apr 2013 - 12:13 PM

De portada.. Me gusta el espacio que hay entre las flores y la montaña..

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LexEquine
LexEquine  9 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2013 - 4:58 PM

Lovely scenic Landscape Image ~ Peter

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trevrob
trevrob Plus Member 2trevrob vcard United Kingdom
14 May 2013 - 5:08 PM

a stunning landscape with a very beautiful foreground,nicely captured

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