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Taken on a farm next to Swellendam. The mountain is called Misty Peak and is the highest point in our area. I know most of you will sneer at this, but for us it is heavy snow and cold Smile I have never heard of snow falling in the town Smile
Thank you so much for the votes and comments on the Brown Snake Eagle and to Willie and Christine for their mods !!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Lens:4.3 - 215.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24.0 - 1200.8 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:9 Aug 2013 - 3:38 PM
Focal Length:20.8mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.0
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Winter in Swellendam
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:10 Aug 2013 - 4:01 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Snowy mountains, South africa, Swellendam
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handlerstudio
handlerstudio Plus Member 3handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2013 - 4:05 AM

Breathtaking scenery, Herman. What a beautiful place you live in. See you in a week.

Peter

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debu
debu  5 India
10 Aug 2013 - 4:17 AM

Super view!
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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2013 - 4:37 AM

Excellent images v1 seems better.

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tonyguitar
10 Aug 2013 - 4:43 AM

I find these big mountain vistas difficult to do well. Seems these things come easily to you. Very well done Herman. TG

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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3658 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2013 - 5:55 AM

Excellent images, wow,

Ali

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Diggeo
Diggeo  2 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2013 - 6:38 AM

V1 for me Herman. A peaceful well captured scene.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2013 - 6:38 AM

Why would anyone sneer at this? They are lovely images and it is winter with you right now. On second thoughts this is EPZ and there is often someone around who is happy to sneer!

Seriously, I can see why it is called Misty Mountain with that bluish haze. A lovely place beautifully captured.

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abeeror2
abeeror2  2 Spain
10 Aug 2013 - 6:54 AM

Stunning scenery and well captured. It might snow on the hills here tonight got plenty of wood to keep us warm though.SmileSmileSmile

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BURNSIE
BURNSIE Plus Member 625 forum postsBURNSIE vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2013 - 7:09 AM

Lovely capture, wonderful backdrop, I met a young South African lady on holiday last year and one of the things she said was that she had never seen snow, which I found fascinating. South Africa is a place we have on our bucket list.
Regards
Burnsie

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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 43922 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom108 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2013 - 7:18 AM

A beautiful composition which reminds me of Austria or Switzerland so very much Herman...

Nathan

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bobsblues
bobsblues  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2013 - 7:58 AM

An excellent mountain shot with an interesting foreground Herman makes for a beautiful picture .SmileSmile
Rob

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Terces_Resop
10 Aug 2013 - 8:05 AM

Dis baie mooi Hermanus.
Daai berge met die beeste voor lyk darm soos n lekker mooi plaas.
Wel gedaan

*** Its very beautiful Hermanus
The mountains with the cattle in front looks like a beautiful farm.
*** Well done

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Badgerfred
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10 Aug 2013 - 8:07 AM

Beautiful scenes Herman, V1 my favourite,
Fred.

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Philip_H
Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2013 - 8:12 AM

Magnificent scenery, Herman. I particularly like V2 for the contrasts in scale between the mountains and the small building.

P.

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DicksPics
DicksPics Plus Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2013 - 8:12 AM

Two super images, Herman - it is a truly beautiful place where you live!
Good luck with the snow!

Richard

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longhoss
longhoss Plus Member 5longhoss vcard United Kingdom
10 Aug 2013 - 8:17 AM

2 super landscapes Herman
Glyn

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10 Aug 2013 - 8:46 AM

🐂😃👍

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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2270 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2013 - 8:57 AM

Morning Herman....its a lovely warm morning in Cape town...i had not seen your upload when i did mine, and actually mentioned that we can see the snow from here and that it must be cold where you are...GrinGrin 2 lovely captures herman, its really a beautiful part of the country. I will get some images today of the mountain tops from here and upload tomorrow...Keep warm...I believe Sutherland is thick with snow

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morpheus1955
10 Aug 2013 - 9:04 AM

Two lovely images Herman, for me V1 has to be my favorite

Hugh

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HarrietH
HarrietH Plus Member 4276 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
10 Aug 2013 - 9:09 AM

I love them both. I had never even seen snow in my life until I went to Europe. Beautiful.

Harriet

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brian17302
brian17302 Plus Member 3brian17302 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2013 - 9:24 AM

2 Great images, looks just like a European Alpine view with the snow peaks

Brian

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Lynniesefforts
10 Aug 2013 - 11:27 AM

These 2 images are superb herman,, just stunning..love them, love them !! GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin

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JuBarney
JuBarney Plus Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2013 - 11:54 AM

Two super landscapes and certainly nothing to sneer at.
(We have no mountains near us and it would be great to see snow)
Ju

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2013 - 12:10 PM

2 super landscapes Herman, would love this view out of my windowSmile

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10 Aug 2013 - 12:21 PM

Very impressive scenery.Smile

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2013 - 12:24 PM

This has a "Sound of Music" feel - expect to see Julie Andrews appear at any moment! Two stunning landscapes Herman.
Joan.

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kathrynlouise Plus Member 3421 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2013 - 1:02 PM

Wow. Beautiful landscapes. V2 for me today Herman. You live in a beautiful part of the world GrinGrin

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nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2013 - 1:05 PM

I love these mountain shots, they are excellent, Herman.

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2013 - 1:36 PM

Nice one Herman ...................nae sneering here WinkWinkWinkWink

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mashwood10
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10 Aug 2013 - 2:49 PM

Such a beautiful scene Herman.GrinGrin

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AnnJ
AnnJ  3 Scotland
10 Aug 2013 - 3:08 PM

Lovely, both of them. V2 doesn't have telegraph wires so that is a plus in its favour. But both lovely landscapes. Ann.

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marktc
marktc Plus Member 460 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2013 - 3:43 PM

v2 for me Herman, gives a fine representation of the scales involved! well done!

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mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2013 - 3:47 PM

Winter and summer here in the two shots Herman !!
Splendid captures.
Mick.

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2013 - 3:53 PM

Two beautiful images🌁😊

Eileen

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cats_123 Plus Member 114307 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2013 - 4:07 PM

That's the place for snow...up high in the mountains..looks fabulous Smile Smile Smile Smile

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
10 Aug 2013 - 4:59 PM

I have never heard of snow falling in the town ... and I've never seen a crocodile swimming by me while I was catching perchesWink
Good place, Herman!Smile
Regards Valery

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sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2013 - 5:08 PM

Two beautiful images V1 is my favourite - gives me the feeling I wish I was there - Elizabeth xx

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10 Aug 2013 - 6:14 PM

Great images,

Ali Smile

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10 Aug 2013 - 6:15 PM

Two cracking shots Herman, i have always thought Africa as a warm climate, i didn't know you had snow there shows how good my Geography is

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Growmore Plus Member 6Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2013 - 6:39 PM

Stunning and beautiful captures Herman, you would think it's the swiss alps and not Africa.
Gary

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2013 - 6:55 PM

What fantastic scenes Herman...V2 is brilliant
Do hope that you will upload that on it's own?
Keep warm
Lillian

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10 Aug 2013 - 7:46 PM

Two fantastic images Herman and such vibrant colours in V1!!!
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ChristineD Plus Member 9ChristineD vcard England
10 Aug 2013 - 9:05 PM

Stunning scenery well captured

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myrab Plus Member 8myrab vcard United Kingdom
10 Aug 2013 - 9:24 PM

2 super images Herman,
I love the little red roofed cottage on V2,

Myra

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thedon1941
10 Aug 2013 - 9:40 PM

Two brilliant shots Herman, reminiscent of my own country, Italy or any other
alpine country. Don.

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pamelajean Critique Team 9892 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1703 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2013 - 10:02 PM

V2 is the one that appeals to me most, beautiful scenery in both though. I'd like to have seen a bit more space beneath the little house, but can see how difficult that might have been.

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sweetpea62 Plus Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2013 - 11:51 PM

Two excellent shots Herman..Lin

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11 Aug 2013 - 12:10 AM

I love mountains, so these are fantastic to me! V2 is a wonderful shot, Herman.
M

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Joline
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11 Aug 2013 - 12:58 AM

What a beautiful place. The cows and the farmers must be very contented with such a back drop.

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11 Aug 2013 - 1:23 AM

Two super shots Herman. Like the cows in v1. Cathy

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11 Aug 2013 - 2:16 PM

Great depth in both images. Well composed and capturedGrin
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Tish1 Plus Member 2Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2013 - 9:17 PM

Now that is a really big picture Herman, the contrast of the cows set against the mountains is quite spectacular.

Thank you for your wonderful comment on my 'For Critique Only' very much appreciated.


Tish

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12 Aug 2013 - 1:27 AM

beautiful composition. the presence of animals in the foreground adds to the image

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Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 - 3:50 AM

Incredible scenery on show (both shots)...
Both images are excellent for the impressive mountains and the rural "feel"...
IB

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12 Aug 2013 - 7:13 PM

What a superb winter scene from pasture lamd to high snow covered mountains: fine composition and scene, Herman.
Ronnie.

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janlea Plus Member 3janlea vcard United Kingdom
13 Aug 2013 - 7:51 AM

Two lovely images Herman, beautiful scenery, V1 for me too Smile
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annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2013 - 8:45 AM

wow you got some Alps there, I'd never thought you get snow like that!!!
impressive

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Kurde  2 Australia
17 Aug 2013 - 1:51 PM

This photo reminds me my childhoodSmileSmileSmile

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digital_boi
19 Aug 2013 - 1:48 PM

fine looking spot Herman the capture at V2 with the wee house adds great scale to the overall capture nice one

Graham

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