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winter in Wisconsin #5

By handlerstudio  
I have been fascinated by the number of my friends our in ether land for whom snow, and "real" winter are alien experiences. So, this is a series of snow photos, and their equivalent in B&W. Seems a logical thing to try out, since they are virtually monochrome anyway. I will be interested in responses. No yellow signs this time.

Thanks for all your comments and vote on this series.


Tags: Snow Winter Trees Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

Voters: gwynn56, FrancisChiles, LynneJoyce and 30 more

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LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2014 1:49AM
Versions 2, 4, 6 and 8 for me. The colour is very subtle but it adds a lot.

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taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
13 Jan 2014 1:49AM
V 6 is most appealing, this is a grand collection of "winter" that evokes cold and heaps of snow-- good povs for all-- I like how the mounds of snow rim the water features!
13 Jan 2014 1:50AM
How is your OMD performing in this winter?
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
13 Jan 2014 2:03AM
My internet is too poor to open the versions. I do like V1, with the bullrushes against the frozen stream. Nice b/w and a real feel of cold.
Bantu 4 7 1 India
13 Jan 2014 3:20AM
Beautiful capture beautiful details enjoying snowfall.
13 Jan 2014 3:55AM
Another great set, V5 is my fave!

Quote:How is your OMD performing in this winter?

My OM-D is working just fine. Love it. Would love to have an M-1. The OM-D is my all time fave.

I am surprised by how many of my friends here prefer the color---subtle as it is here.

13 Jan 2014 4:46AM
The group conveys your message, Peter.
Take care out there.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2014 4:52AM
A very eye catching selection of fine images...
ColleenA Plus
5 354 5 Australia
13 Jan 2014 5:02AM
Yep....snow is alien to me.....Johannesburg, where I was born had snow twice in my lifetime, when I was a kid and when I was 24, great fun and joy. I saw a sprinkling of snow in Frankfurt once and besides that on TV and of course your delightful images. Thanks for showing us. Now if they played cricket in the snow maybe I would get a snow holiday.GrinGrinGrinGrin
13 Jan 2014 5:17AM
A wonderful set of images! I love v4, but I also like v1. Love how the ice looks like running water that was blurred. A great capture!
Brenda Smile
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
13 Jan 2014 5:29AM
A good set of images

13 Jan 2014 5:40AM
Interesting set of 4 pairs of images in both colour & B&W.
Some 'work' in colour better for me, but the bullrushes in V3, in B&W are my favourite from the 4 scenes.
V1 / 2 - I am not overawed by the trodden snow in the foreground.
V5 / 6 - there is a lot of different, sometimes interesting lines, but no real composition.
V7 / 8 - too much empty space in the centre (the frozen river)
Well, that's my humble opinion, for what it's worth, Peter.
But I think you may get a variety of opinions here - what appeals to one, may not appeal to another.
Praise Be, that we are all different..!

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 151 16 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2014 7:16AM
A nice set of images PeterSmile

13 Jan 2014 8:27AM
I sort of agree with Simon about the trodden snow in V1.... I say 'sort of' because I'm no fan of sanitized images, I often prefer 'warts and all,' keeps us in touch with the real world. Does look untidy though. Mind you, I always had dirty knees as a kid, and look how well I turned out GrinGrin
I don't have a problem with the 'empty space' in 7/8, and I think that image has good balance.

It's an interesting set, very unpretentious and naturalistic, which is a big plus as far as I'm concerned.
In fact the only negative for me is that the b&w conversions are rather dull and grey. The evidence of my own eyes was clear enough, but to check it wasn't being affected by my screen settings I downloaded V1 to look at the histogram, and the discrepancy in the tonal range is obvious and massive.
The colour versions show the same thing, though it's not quite so obvious.

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2014 9:52AM
Having to agree that the subtle colours are much better to view
but it all looks so cold...much happier that it was you taking these lovely images
13 Jan 2014 10:16AM
Some good images in this set but again I would agree about the empty space in V8. while in V3 and V4 i found my eyes searching for any real focal point. While V2 and V6 are my favorites
dark_lord Plus
14 2.1k 525 England
13 Jan 2014 8:05PM
I prefer the mono images. I like their semi-abstract nature, at least that's how they appera to me as they are timeless and placeless but still convey 'winter'.
Some of us actually enjoy the cold....

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
14 Jan 2014 12:40AM
I normally prefer colour,
but without being awkward here,
I prefer the mono ones !!
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2014 4:50AM
Lovely landscape... V3 and V7 are my favorites.
Incredible details and contrast as well as wonderful tones... Grin

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