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By JouŠo  
More from the woods I´m afraid so...

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Voters: Hanners, donzer, Rodmac and 236 more

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Hanners Plus
10 875 10 Ireland
15 Dec 2008 3:58PM
First!!! Wink

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donzer 12 25
15 Dec 2008 4:01PM
nice image
kanu 8 India
15 Dec 2008 4:09PM
awesome shot, looks like Christmas card.
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
15 Dec 2008 4:17PM
Like the light and tones in this Jouko - the foreground light and tones are excellent.
Regards Richard.
15 Dec 2008 4:17PM
Wonderful shot.
15 Dec 2008 4:19PM
Great these photos..
15 Dec 2008 4:22PM
Lovely colours, nice shot.
15 Dec 2008 4:23PM
Stunning shot the light and colours are beautiful.
Riyaz 7 3 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2008 4:24PM
skydivemike 11 47 Northern Ireland
15 Dec 2008 4:26PM
Looks good to me mate.

Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
15 Dec 2008 4:32PM
A wonderful winter scene Jouko, I knew this was yours straight away from the thumbnail
15 Dec 2008 4:53PM
Wonderful capture, the fg light is perfectly caught, Rod
15 Dec 2008 5:07PM
Classic image with beautiful light
JouŠo 12 56 Finland
15 Dec 2008 5:11PM
thank you for your comments..........

glyndwr 9 66 9 Wales
15 Dec 2008 5:32PM
There are some fabulous images on site tonight.

dazzaman 10 631 England
15 Dec 2008 5:33PM
this is excellent jouco, this would make a stunning xmas card mate.
love it.
JohnLynch 9 78 6 Ireland
15 Dec 2008 5:40PM
perfect again

Gary_Macleod 12 159 Scotland
15 Dec 2008 5:41PM
beautiful image.
User_Removed 9 11 11 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2008 6:10PM
Love the light and long shadows, it looks an amazing place!

Chris C
joze 9 Slovenia
15 Dec 2008 6:48PM
Amazing scene. Love it
Bayman 7 England
15 Dec 2008 6:55PM
Great light
Paintman Plus
10 1.2k 177 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2008 7:01PM
Excellent shot. The light has created beautifully coloured highlights and shadows. Lovely stuff.

dathersmith 9 550 12 England
15 Dec 2008 7:59PM
Don't be afraid Jouko, these are great.

sospan 9 12 Wales
15 Dec 2008 8:03PM

carterart 12 74 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2008 8:10PM
I am going to have to send you a photo of the painting above my fireplace - it really could have been painted here. The last one I commented on was closer but it is remarkable how alike they are, even down to the fact the trees would now be taller.
Just love this..... more please.
JouŠo 12 56 Finland
15 Dec 2008 8:40PM
Thank you........

JouŠo 12 56 Finland
15 Dec 2008 8:41PM
Claire: Thanks for your kind comment......Appreciated!

I have sent you a PM....

Wooly 11 112 4 England
15 Dec 2008 9:00PM
Superb Jouko, keep them coming.

15 Dec 2008 9:18PM
Love th colour of the light on the snow again.
Maddie 11 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2008 9:36PM
beautiful Jouko
neonknight 11 1 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2008 9:47PM
Classic image nice one,John
Moj_o 8 10 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2008 12:01AM
Just so beautiful, JoukoSmile

Bodiewil 9 46 Wales
16 Dec 2008 7:00AM
Absolute stunning work
49er 10 564
16 Dec 2008 3:55PM
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
16 Dec 2008 4:53PM
Beautiful lighting, super image, Jouko.
TrevB Smile
JouŠo 12 56 Finland
16 Dec 2008 5:34PM
Thank you.......

exposure Plus
12 3.8k England
16 Dec 2008 5:52PM
Beautiful Jouko beautiful detail and tones.
rangerpaul 9 19 7 England
16 Dec 2008 7:47PM
You can keep these coming Jouko. They're awesome!
17 Dec 2008 7:39AM
Midwinter's light in Finland is amazing and you captured it so well once again Joucco.
keithh Plus
12 25.1k 33 Wallis And Futuna
18 Dec 2008 9:32AM
A very easy photo to get so very wrong.
Here, the grad lines have been kept to a minimum without over-egging the stops whilst enough detail has been retained in the setting sun so as not to distract. But this image is all about that bottom third and the beautiful light, shadow and colour across the snow. The saplings peeping through are a bonus and give some detail in the foreground.
An excellent job.
JouŠo 12 56 Finland
18 Dec 2008 12:01PM
Blimey! Thanks for your great comment, Keith! And for the HC too! They both are highly appreciated!

AlleyCatz 10 274 6 England
19 Dec 2008 9:31AM
Its a beauty....excellent image Jouko.
Congrats on your P.A Award Smile

P.S Can you please send some of that snow in our direction....ready for this saturday morning would be ok.......when we will be out with our cameras. Thanks in advance Wink

Codiac 9 333 3 Northern Ireland
19 Dec 2008 10:19AM
Beautiful scene, gorgeous light. Congrats on the PA Smile

Wooly 11 112 4 England
19 Dec 2008 10:59AM
Congrats on the very well deserved award Jouko. Smile

JouŠo 12 56 Finland
19 Dec 2008 11:38AM
OMG! Thanks for the PA!

Made my Christmas Smile

chase Plus
11 1.1k 246 England
19 Dec 2008 11:58AM
And not before time either Wink...well done Jouko !

Thanks for letting us know why this image received a PA Keith...good to know.
martin.w 14 439 22 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2008 1:11PM
Well done Jouko and well deserved too. I agree with Janet too, a great sum up from Keithh Smile
MarkT 11 119 2 England
19 Dec 2008 1:27PM
A beauty Jouko - and congrats on the P.A. Smile

Coleslaw 11 13.4k 28 Wales
19 Dec 2008 2:06PM
upgraded from HC, Jouko, well done!
MrsS 10 4.5k 18 England
19 Dec 2008 2:55PM
Congrats on the PA, Jouko - - - well deserved IMHO Smile

F x
Rob_Taylor 12 660 5 Wales
20 Dec 2008 9:59AM
Congrats Jouko, It's a wonderful shot Smile

20 Dec 2008 10:29AM
Hyvä Joululahja
Kris_Dutson 14 8.2k 1 England
20 Dec 2008 10:30PM
Absolutely, positively beautiful.

Well done and have a great Christmas Jouko. Smile
21 Dec 2008 8:34AM
Breathtaking, congratulations and merry Christmas
CathyT 10 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2008 12:02PM
Well done on your PA award..its a gorgeous photo.
kinfatric 12 550 9 Scotland
21 Dec 2008 1:49PM
Stunning Jouko, congratulations on the Premier award
Hugeknot 11 1.2k 2 Iceland
21 Dec 2008 4:56PM
Great image and congratulations!
User_Removed 9 485 13 England
22 Dec 2008 2:37PM
many congrats on all the awards Jouko, great work rightly recognised. Happy xmas to you

sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
22 Dec 2008 2:43PM
Aye, well done on POTW Jouko ... all the very best for Christmas and the New Year to you and your family!!!

49er 10 564
22 Dec 2008 3:07PM
congrats on POTW.. well deserved.. Hope you will still speak to me now..Smile

JouŠo 12 56 Finland
22 Dec 2008 3:08PM
OMG! Have been extremely busy lately and no time for EPZ Sad
BUT something told me to open my computer still at least once before Christmas and what a shock it was! POTW!

Think I need some extra drops ...or a hot drink Wink

Thanks for the POTW award! Christmas has arrived three days earlier to me! Smile

Thanks and have a safe Christmas...

JouŠo 12 56 Finland
22 Dec 2008 3:22PM
Colin: Many thanks for YOUR AWARD! It´s highly appreciated!

JouŠo 12 56 Finland
22 Dec 2008 3:24PM
Paul: Cheers! Happy Christmas to you and yours and all the best for 2009!

JouŠo 12 56 Finland
22 Dec 2008 3:26PM
Edgar: Thanks a lot my friend! Always appreciate your comments and I´ll always try to get some time for you....(Didn´t you get the PM the other day??)

Have a Merry Christmas! And all the best for 2009!

User_Removed 12 17.9k 8 Norway
22 Dec 2008 3:29PM
Congratulations on all the Awards Jouko - so richly deserved. This is a wonderful image... Have a cracking Christmas and New Year.
richardwheel 11 217 2 England
22 Dec 2008 3:48PM
well done fella, it's a beauty.
jeanie Plus
12 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2008 4:09PM
Congratulations on POTW Jouko! Very well deserved Smile
Lots of haleja
Maddie 11 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2008 4:10PM
well done Jouko, is my christmas prezzie your canvas Wink

Have a great christmas and a prosperous new year, maddie x
Eviscera 10 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2008 4:54PM
Make hey mate ! superb image and so well done on the awards !

happy xmas , what a prezzie !

Leightonhs 9 155 1
22 Dec 2008 5:02PM
What's the premier award? Is this a new feature?

Lovely picture!

IanFlindt 12 740 21 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2008 5:07PM
Jouko, Many congratulations on achieving PA and POTW - what a fantastic Christmas present!!!

Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year, Jouko.

Quote:What's the premier award? Is this a new feature?

It replaces the EC award, Leighton.
dathersmith 9 550 12 England
22 Dec 2008 5:09PM
Congratulations on POTW Jouko, very well deserved.

Happy Christmas and all the best for 2009.

exposure Plus
12 3.8k England
22 Dec 2008 5:20PM
Congratulations Jouko brilliant Im so pleased for you(*.*)
Happy Christmas and New year to you and your family
Best Wishes
blackforce 10 82 2 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2008 5:24PM
Excellent photo and congratulations on POTW Smile
User_Removed 9 11 11 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2008 6:07PM
Congratulations Jouko on the PA and Photo of the Week, well deserved mate!

Chris C
alfpics Plus
14 361 England
22 Dec 2008 6:13PM
Really lovely phot - congrats on the awards!
MrsS 10 4.5k 18 England
22 Dec 2008 6:13PM
Congratulations on POTW, Jouko Smile

Now if your good Lady feels she can't cope with all those 70 presents - - I'm sure I can find a good home for some of them Wink

Can I wish both you and Mrs Jouko a wonderful and peaceful Christmas followed by a super 2009

Fran xx
MarkT 11 119 2 England
22 Dec 2008 6:20PM
Well done Jouko!

Have a great Xmas and a Happy New Year. Smile

JouŠo 12 56 Finland
22 Dec 2008 6:29PM
many thanks folks!

Just had a cup of STRONG coffee to chill down me a bit Wink

JouŠo 12 56 Finland
22 Dec 2008 6:32PM
Maddie: LOL......Too late for that Wink Just had my wall "cleaned" for The Canvas Wink

JouŠo 12 56 Finland
22 Dec 2008 6:37PM
Fran: LOL @ the presents thingy Smile
She can cope with all the presents, I´m pretty much sure Wink
We both just love Christmas and presents Smile We never get old when it´s Christmas Wink

Thanks for the wishes Smile

22 Dec 2008 6:37PM
Hi Jouko,
Congrats on the PA and POTW, superb shot as always, well done, Happy Christmas and hope you have a wonderful 2009
proberts 12 218 4 Wales
22 Dec 2008 6:46PM
Well done Jouko on POTW.Big congrats.
Have a great Christmas.
rangerpaul 9 19 7 England
22 Dec 2008 7:09PM
Really glad this made POTW
A fitting tribute for some outstanding work of late.
Nice one Jouko!
JamesH81 7 1 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2008 8:06PM
That would be my perfect photo, sends shivers down my spine when I look at it. Good work
Gaz_H 10 150 1 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2008 8:53PM
Go Jouko !!! Can't think of a more fitting person to get POTW and wow what a shot. Congratulations m8 - well deserved.
BarbaraR 10 17 1 England
22 Dec 2008 9:50PM
Very beautiful.
Many Congrats !

Kris_Dutson 14 8.2k 1 England
22 Dec 2008 10:16PM
Well done Jouko - should look superb on canvas. Smile
skydivemike 11 47 Northern Ireland
22 Dec 2008 10:36PM
Great news about your award Jouko.

Very well deserved your image is a worthy winner of POTW.

Happy Christmas. mate.

chris-p Plus
11 65 England
22 Dec 2008 11:01PM
Congrats Jouko...
DaveU Plus
10 1.3k 123 England
23 Dec 2008 1:39PM
Just spotted this POTW thingy hanging off your pic Wink

Well done Jouko and have yourself a lovely Xmas.
JouŠo 12 56 Finland
23 Dec 2008 3:51PM
thank you so much everyone!

Latest weather report from Finland: LOTSA NEW SNOW TODAY HERE Smile And expecting from -10 to -20 C for Christmas Smile

Happy Christmas, everyone!

JouŠo 12 56 Finland
23 Dec 2008 4:01PM
Visit HERE to watch Santa´s departure Smile

helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2008 5:17PM
Fantastic light
Valerie1 8 68 Northern Ireland
23 Dec 2008 7:34PM
Well done with your HC. Very well deserved.
tripodted 11 31 1 Northern Ireland
23 Dec 2008 10:30PM
Stunning shot, Jouko.
There must be a Santa after all. A RC, PA & POTW. Congratulations young man!
Milvus 9 168 2 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2008 11:32PM
Superbly done. Inspirational photography.
Mari 13 1.8k Wales
24 Dec 2008 7:50AM
Brilliant choice for POTW Jouko, congrats and have a great Xmas

Neil_Higgins 10 35 3 England
24 Dec 2008 3:38PM
Well done Jouko, have a great Christmas and New Year !
Nigel_95 Plus
10 260 2 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2008 9:30PM
Belated congratulations (I've been very busy of late) on the PA and POTW Jouko, this is a wonderful image. Merry Christmas to you.

cassiecat 8 39 46 England
25 Dec 2008 5:11PM
this is doing you proud,congrats on the awards.lesley
JouŠo 12 56 Finland
26 Dec 2008 12:23PM
thank you everyone!

Happy Boxing Day Smile

vegas9798 7 57 United States
28 Dec 2008 7:30AM
Breathtaking !!!!!!!
IanFlindt 12 740 21 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2008 9:40PM
Looking forward to seeing how well this does, Jouko! 250? 300? Smile
tim g 13 13 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2008 3:46PM
A well deserved photo of the week.

JouŠo 12 56 Finland
29 Dec 2008 6:11PM
Thanks all! MUCH appreciated!

LesF 10 182 9
2 Jan 2009 6:53PM
Stunning sir, congrats on POTW etc

bluestarz 7 1
3 Jan 2009 6:59PM
What a beautiful photo, a totally breathtaking shot!
8 Jan 2009 8:18PM
Lovely lighting .... delicate scene ...

Jasmine ....
Slaterm 10 496 1 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2009 8:19AM
bit late - but got here eventually. Deserved its success Jouko

xco 7 24 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2009 3:03AM
Hi Jouko
I'm a newbie to this forum (just joined tonight)and I have just bought the same kit you used to take that shot which I must say is absolutely gorgeous !!!. I am relatively new to the photography game but I am keen to learn and if I can learn to take shots like that with my stuff then I will be well pleased .
JouŠo 12 56 Finland
16 Jan 2009 4:41PM
thank you!

Much appreciated!

JouŠo 12 56 Finland
16 Jan 2009 4:46PM
XCO: Thanks a lot! I really do appreciate your kind words!
Look forward your uploads......All I can say: Take lots of shots and learn from them...and this place, EPZ, is a fine forum to learn many things in photography!

themefrom 8 1 Scotland
6 Feb 2009 4:51PM
Love it. My favourite part is the house/barn, whatever just barely peering round the tree and giving a place for the eye to come to rest
15 Feb 2009 1:47PM
what a lovely photo very pleasing to look at
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
3 Mar 2009 7:47PM
missed that this got photo of the week, well deserved jouko.lesley
23 Apr 2009 12:35PM
Great light, beautiful image!
26 Apr 2009 9:25PM
i love it, beatifully shot, stunning scenery
JouŠo 12 56 Finland
29 Apr 2009 10:33AM
Thank you so much for your kind comments........

All I need is to get this FREE on canvas.... some day???

JouŠo 12 56 Finland
14 Sep 2009 4:17PM
WHERE IS THIS LURKING??????????? U.K Customs, wake up!!!

I WANT this home!!! Sad


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