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Lonely tree

By HectorRivera  
Winter at Fort Drum, NY

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Richsr Plus
9 90 223 England
29 Dec 2009 8:49PM
Certainly looks like a lot more snow to come and sit on that tree, the snow looks a bit bluey Grey did you have any positive compensation dialed in on this one?
R.

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HectorRivera 9 17 1 United States
29 Dec 2009 8:53PM
No compensation. Just increased the contrast 2%
Sean_Dillon 7 2 2 England
29 Dec 2009 9:16PM
Exactly how I like to think of snow!
Wonderful image.
gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
29 Dec 2009 9:24PM
Very similar to my image today with snow instead of mist, I like this very much a lovely winter shot. - gary
BrianSS 9 381 38 England
29 Dec 2009 9:37PM
I like the composition but the image has a distinct blue cast to it. Take the blue out and the scene will look much more natural.
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 9 10 England
29 Dec 2009 10:10PM
Great winter scene.
Joan.
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
29 Dec 2009 11:33PM
Yes,a bit blue,but think it adds to the ''coldness'' of the image.
Mick.
30 Dec 2009 3:48AM
A lovely Christmassy image. I really like this..............Sandy
HectorRivera 9 17 1 United States
30 Dec 2009 4:10AM
There is no other adjustment but the increase on contrast. The blue tone is the natural effect of the light in this area
BrianSS 9 381 38 England
30 Dec 2009 10:39AM

Quote:The blue tone is the natural effect of the light in this area

Snow will have a blue cast to it wherever you live, not just in your area! It is the reflection from a blue sky, the human eye corrects it but a camera canít. If you particularly want a blue cast to a snow image there is nothing more to say, and mikbee thinks it adds to the "coldness" of the image. However if you want a more natural looking snow scene you need to make some adjustments to your camera. Try over exposing by (possibly) one stop . . . . thatís what richsr meant in the first comment. If you can, try a different W/B setting. Do you use Photoshop? If you do, the blue cast can be taken out by selecting the snow area then reducing the blue content.
See this image
link the snow is how it should look, white.
No offence meant, just trying to help.
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
30 Dec 2009 11:53AM
Ahh, the eternal snow controversy......I have seen snow in every color of the rainbow, depending on the sky, but it is rarely pure white, at least in my latitude.
I do occasionally alter the photo to make it appear more white.
I have noticed that people who live in the south seem to want the snow whiter than those of us who live in the north.
I think the image would look good both ways, because it its an excellent composition.
Right now, I am looking out my window, and the snow on the lake is pink, reflection of the sunrise.
Rach1970 8 14 1 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2009 12:37PM
Great composition.
Rachel
HectorRivera 9 17 1 United States
30 Dec 2009 3:55PM
Thanks all for your comments and advice, it s very appreciated.
LilyWren 6 7 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2009 5:55PM
Lovely shot, great composition!
Melanie
Smile
30 Dec 2009 6:13PM
I love this shot because as soon as I saw it, I could see Clark Griswold cutting it down in Christmas Vacation. Great shot.
Bombolini
FoxChick 8 1 United States
30 Dec 2009 6:39PM
Excellent xmas shot, love the biue tone
30 Dec 2009 7:39PM
I'm looking out of my window and all I see is rain.
I much prefer your view.
Alan
This is absolutely a beautiful snow scene.
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2009 2:38PM
superb capture of this snowy scene
Happy New year
Yung
MickyMc 8 8 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2009 3:00PM
Lovely dreamy capture
Mavis
colmar 9 42 35 Scotland
31 Dec 2009 3:25PM
Nicely composed image thanks for sharing it all the best for 2010 to you and yours Colin
31 Dec 2009 3:27PM
just lovely
HectorRivera 9 17 1 United States
31 Dec 2009 3:42PM
Thanks you all. Best wishes for the new year to all.
clicknimagine 6 221 88
31 Dec 2009 4:03PM
wonderful composition and tones, superb capture...

Thanks to you for your Award and it is an Honor to me, Happy New Year to you...
porty2003 12 97 Scotland
31 Dec 2009 6:08PM
Fine image,reflects the weather here in Scotland right nowSmile.All the best for the New Year

John
1 Jan 2010 12:11PM
Great simple composition.

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LV426 7 7 4 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2010 12:19AM
Brrrrr. ... looks pretty cold out there!
Nicely captured.
" A Happy 2010! All the Best! "
- Tarek
DRicherby 7 269 725 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2010 12:30AM
Simple and beautiful. It somehow gives the feeling of being inside and looking out on the cold scene.
2 Jan 2010 3:11AM
I agree with dricherby! beautiful image.samantha
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
2 Jan 2010 9:09AM
Beautiful shot well taken.
thanks for sharing.
Saeid
The lights have gone out and Christmas is over, your little tree is back in the forrest alone and in the gathering dark.

Dougie
Zydeco_Joe 10 79 England
2 Jan 2010 9:49PM
Love how you have found the one lone pine to stand out and make this simple image work,like it.
Zydeco Joe
DavidWebb 9 3 England
3 Jan 2010 2:35PM
Lovely scene...and I like the colour gives more of a 'feel' for the image. David
Brilliant shot

Christopher
AshTree 7 1.7k 6 England
6 Jan 2010 7:49AM
Lovely composition, really exemplifies the coldness and bleakness of a rural snowscape.

Theresa
debob 7 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2010 8:49AM
A beautiful, serene, winter shot. Well done. Bob
HectorRivera 9 17 1 United States
6 Jan 2010 3:48PM
Thanks all for the encouraging comments.
MikeEG 9 10 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2010 11:00AM
Like this, a lone tree in a bleak isolated scene can almost feel the coldness of it,a well done and composed picture.

Mike
DP_Imagery Plus
11 24 6 Wales
7 Jan 2010 11:29PM
Lovely 'quintessence of winter' image.

Bruce
Thushari 7 1 Sri Lanka
9 Jan 2010 2:28AM
Great winter shot,
What ever color snow is..
heids 7 1 1 Scotland
9 Jan 2010 11:51AM
A very cold wintery image.
Gezina 9 3 6 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2010 8:12PM
Captured the "feel" of a blisard very well with good interest by adding the tree in the comp - Ina
imagio 10 12 1 England
10 Jan 2010 9:12AM
Excellent composition Hector

bernie
10 Jan 2010 4:27PM
A great composition Hector; I think the blue tones add to the mood.
Alex
Artangel 6 3 1 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2010 10:23AM
Fabulous image whatever the colour. Romney
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
1 Feb 2010 5:33AM
wonderful image
5 Feb 2010 11:02PM
Really well composed, a great image.

Sarah
rubyblue 6 35 United Kingdom
24 May 2010 8:57PM
suprerb!
very nicely done.
john

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