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Winter Walk

By CathyI  
Happy New Year to you all! Hope Santa brought you some nice new gear and that you’ve had a chance to use it already this year!

We had a white Christmas this year, which was lovely! This was taken over the Christmas break in a nearby wood from a similar view point to this shot back in the autumn… I think I can feel a seasonal sequence coming on here!

I’ve added a B&W version for comparison – which do you prefer?

Technical details:
Exposure: ISO 100, 1/15th sec. @f11
PS Elements: cropped to adjust composition, midtones brightened via levels, brightness/contrast and red saturation increased; B&W – converted via mode/grayscale, contrast increased.

Tags: Cathyi Duesseldorf Fun Red Snow Winter Cold Forest Walking Outdoors Shadows Trees People Wood Germany Black and white Path Brown Trunks Relaxation Walkers Stroll Enjoyment Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature Catherine illsley C illsley photography Hilden

Voters: accipiter, jeb2012, fraser and 4 more

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fraser 18 631 14 Scotland
9 Jan 2011 5:21PM
Colour version for me. It's a nice image that deserves more attention. Might be being bypassed because of the central signature.
CathyI 17 344 3 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2011 5:38PM
Thanks for your comments!
Niknut Plus
11 3.1k 82 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2011 6:30PM
I'll stick with V1, nice composition with a lovely depth to it....those snow covered branches make it look like an arcade ?....lovely, peaceful, seasonal image !
CathyI 17 344 3 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2011 6:52PM
Thank you!
mrjes 18 2 United States
10 Jan 2011 1:51PM
Lovely shot! I vote for the mono.
CathyI 17 344 3 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2011 4:50PM
DRicherby 13 269 726 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2011 10:10PM
Beautiful composition but it's a shame there's not a bit more texture in the snow. The black and white version benefits from a bit more contrast — there are very few pixels below about 10% intensity so there aren't any pure blacks there.
CathyI 17 344 3 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2011 11:32AM
Thanks for your comments! You've got a point about the contrast...

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