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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 e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 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  264 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
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 3:56 AM

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

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WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed 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 e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 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 e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 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 e2 Member 1leontari 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 e2 Member 4265 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
Andysnapper e2 Member 6101 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 6:32 AM

Wow, fantastic shot Herman.

Andy

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga 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 e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 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
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
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 e2 Member 2364 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
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
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41054 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 7:48 AM

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

Dave

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 7:50 AM

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

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 7:51 AM

Delightful composition of contrasts Herman.

Albert

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2186 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
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 8:11 AM

Superb

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 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  11 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  1 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  6 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 e2 Member 1Tish1 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
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 9:59 AM

Herman, it's an absolute beauty!

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luckybry
luckybry e2 Member 4luckybry vcard Scotland
28 Mar 2013 - 10:03 AM

excellent image Herman

bryan

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 10:23 AM

Lovely composition Herman.
Rende

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 10:29 AM

Stunning shot, excellent composition and beautifully captured

Hugh

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 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
NDODS e2 Member 43242 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 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  1 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
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 12:17 PM

Fascinating landscape

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 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
richmowil e2 Member 5259 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 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 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
ColleenA e2 Member 2193 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
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 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
kuvailija e2 Member 2kuvailija 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
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 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
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2013 - 5:27 PM

This is an image to be proud off Herman
Jim

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Craggwildlife
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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 e2 Member 4HELANA vcard 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
janlea e2 Member 2janlea vcard United Kingdom
28 Mar 2013 - 5:51 PM

Stunning landscape image Herman, really nice Smile
Jan

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
28 Mar 2013 - 7:56 PM

Stunning shot Herman, love this one.
Brian

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis 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  1 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  9 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 e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2013 - 7:37 PM

Nice place to live. Stunning view.

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gallero
gallero e2 Member 3gallero vcard 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  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2013 - 4:58 PM

Lovely scenic Landscape Image ~ Peter

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trevrob
trevrob e2 Member 1trevrob vcard United Kingdom
14 May 2013 - 5:08 PM

a stunning landscape with a very beautiful foreground,nicely captured

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