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this is not a black&white photo

By annettep38  
1000 thanks all those who looked and commented and voted yesterday. Haven't been around so much hope to catch up soon!
this is a colour photo, untreated but for a tiny bit of contrast and the frame. Mono will be version two and in 3 I'll piut a crop with the colour bit Smile
taken on the way to work today...

Some of you asked me here what I meant by 'before the machines have been' This here is another spot, quite close to the other upload, AFTER the machines have been.
And Tomcat is right, it is mostly flat here apart from the valley I go through..

Tags: Snow Forest Dordogne Logging Wildlife and nature Aquitaine Warm and sunny France

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gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
16 Jan 2013 11:02PM
This is a gorgeous scene. I think V1 is my favorite -- brings back childhood memories of when we would wonder the woods during a snowfall.
V3 is 2nd fav. -- I like the comp. in that one.

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susanbarton 8 11 1 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2013 11:15PM
Beautiful and simple thee lovely shots V1 for me prefer tones and composition

EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
16 Jan 2013 11:29PM
Like those tiny touches of colour in V1 and the composition is beautiful too. We have snow too at the moment though it didn't actually fall today. Lots of dire warnings re Friday when it looks as though it could get nasty!

debu 6 India
16 Jan 2013 11:33PM
Lovely set of images.
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
16 Jan 2013 11:36PM
Beautifully cold !! Annette.
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2013 11:46PM
Those snowflakes look so big - the landscape looks very bleak.
Shivering just looking.
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
17 Jan 2013 12:10AM
On a quick glance this could so easily pass as a mono image, Annette, the conditions almost wiping out any colour: very atmospheric with the snow falling.
The natural toning of V 1 makes it my favourite of the first two and I do like the crop in V 3 with that lone tall tree making quite a statement.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
17 Jan 2013 12:21AM
No, and I think all the better for it-- The green enhances the white most subtly-- like you composition!
Ayoob 5 Australia
17 Jan 2013 2:02AM
Lovely set of images , Annette..........GrinGrinGrin
17 Jan 2013 2:36AM
Nice images. Deep
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
17 Jan 2013 4:20AM
You can't fool me Annette !! Anyone with eyes in his head can see these are B&W photos !! Show me the colour to prove me wrong !!GrinGrinGrin I love all three - it portrays a world I have no experience of Smile
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
17 Jan 2013 5:57AM
Three beautiful images, Annette, but for me, V.1 is the outright winner. Carol
nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
17 Jan 2013 6:52AM
V1 by far the best. Good title and the photo renders the atmosphere wonderfully.
bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 7:18AM
Great shot's Annette three or four years time if it's replanted will look totally different .
netta1234 Plus
4 371 2 Wales
17 Jan 2013 7:19AM
Beautiful sceneSmile
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 7:38AM
wonderful detail and tones annette love the comp v1 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
17 Jan 2013 8:11AM
I can believe it is not a black and white image having taken something similar but not as good.

mrswoolybill Plus
9 985 1499 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 8:44AM
When nature turns to mono... V1 is perfect, it has a fragile, fleeting look.
Jellyfire 4 41 4 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 8:47AM
This is a stunner Annette, it's got the lot, composition, the foreground puddle, the falling snow, superb processing .. UA from me I love it
phil99 9 45 6 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 8:55AM
A superb set of images .Well done for being out in that weather.....Phil
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 9:13AM
Beautiful set of images Annette
17 Jan 2013 9:55AM
Nice and cold
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 10:07AM
Image numbers one and three have been wonderfully observed and composed. The processing adding to the wintery feel quite beautifully.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
17 Jan 2013 11:16AM
I like the delicate tonal range, it suits this cold wintry image Annette!
Kind regards
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
17 Jan 2013 11:42AM
Brrrr ! I can feel the cold on this image from here Annette. A lovely atmospheric image that loudly shouts COLD-- WINTER !
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
17 Jan 2013 12:29PM
A natural mono...winter can do that sometimes, while at other times the snow glows like a million jewels. Very nice image, Annette.
17 Jan 2013 1:51PM
Great set of images
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
17 Jan 2013 3:37PM
Cold and desolate... v1 by a long way for me, Annette.

17 Jan 2013 3:51PM
Lovely set of images, but V1 is superb
Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 68 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 4:31PM
Cracking shot !!!!.....V1's spot on, & looks soooo cold !!!
7 10 10 England
17 Jan 2013 4:37PM
Very cold and I've chosen V3 as my favourite.
HELANA 6 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 5:36PM
It really looks cold Annette. V1 fot me, super shot.
O it just has to be v1 for me it's a winter capture showing all you would want to see. lovely shot.

17 Jan 2013 7:47PM
Looks great, Annette. Has to be v2 for me though. Great mood combined with a classy, arty feel.
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
18 Jan 2013 2:55PM
So cool that the colour shot looks totally mono! Wonderful. And wonderful shot too, Annette. I prefer the colour one to the BW one. It has a softer and gentler feel to it. V3 is a brilliant crop, by the way! Well seen Smile

Tibetan 4 3 England
18 Jan 2013 3:22PM
V1. & V3. for me Annette, and it is snowing here quite hard at the moment, children sent home from school lol.regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Humblebee 4 1 England
18 Jan 2013 6:36PM
I always find it so strange how snow appears to leach practically all the colour from the landscape ... I like all three Annette so they will have to share the vote ... Carol

The snow has started to settle, and the wind is wickedly wild and cold.
19 Jan 2013 1:12PM
good ones Annette no snow here in Glasgow

Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
5 Feb 2013 6:28PM
It sure looks like one to me! This wonderful winter set conveys the bleakness of the season so well I can almost feel the chill from the comfort of my living room

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