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Fire & Ice

By Hermanus
Taken last year in our winter when we also got some snow Smile This was one of the best snow falls in years here - it covered about the top third of our mountains Smile
Thanx to all for your V & C's - much appreciated.
Special thanx to Kathryn [ kathrynlouise ] and Cliff [ nikonuser1 ] for their gracious awards as well as to Jat_Riski for his lovely mod Smile Much appreciated !!
May this day find you blessed and prosperous in every area of your life !!

Tags: Landscape and travel Winter 2012 Swellendam snow

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Hi Herman, not fair to live around such wonderful landscape to look at.......Very nice image. I love the red flowers in the foreground setting off the rest.


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gwynn56 4 87 England
28 Mar 2013 3:32AM
beautiful capture Smile
S_Psharma 4 1 India
28 Mar 2013 3:33AM
A super landscape.
28 Mar 2013 3:48AM
Herman, this is such a beautiful image... breathtaking!
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
28 Mar 2013 3:56AM
A lovely image. Seems warm yet cold at the same time......Sandy
A lovely composition foreground and background.
Lovely colours. Well done Herman. WesternRed.
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
28 Mar 2013 5:04AM
The vibrant reds contrast well with the b/g tones here, Herman.
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
28 Mar 2013 5:14AM
An excellent composition and capture, Herman, with the flame red of the aloes contrasting with the snow covered mountains. Carol
derrymaine 3 17 Greece
28 Mar 2013 5:45AM
stunning landscape
28 Mar 2013 6:31AM
A lovely capture Herman of a wonderful landscape. I love the vibrant red flowers in the f/g.
28 Mar 2013 6:32AM
Lovely capture. We do have the red flowers but we don't have the snow but we certainly have the cold in our little part of Portugal.
This shot is really effective.
Andysnapper 8 109 25 England
28 Mar 2013 6:32AM
Wow, fantastic shot Herman.

Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2013 6:39AM
Splendid image! Love those imposing mountains in the background!
As for the flowers... Vibrant is the word! GrinGrinGrin
nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
28 Mar 2013 6:47AM
A very striking WONDERFUL image, Herman. I also like the title.
28 Mar 2013 6:58AM
Beautiful scene Herman,
Caziwinkles 4 3 1 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2013 7:08AM
This is stunning Herman! I love the contrasting colours - the bright red in the foreground truly sets the image. Smile

28 Mar 2013 7:10AM
What a beautiful view. Haven't got that here in Dudley Tongue
Very nice shot Herman Grin

28 Mar 2013 7:18AM
Stunning scenary abd good light gorgeous flowers fantastic picture
Herman .SmileSmile
Going to be away for afew days hopefully will get some new material
To post wether permitting have a good easter .happy snappings

widtink 4 406 2 Scotland
28 Mar 2013 7:35AM
Fire and water Herman , this image has all the "elements" a quality landscapeSmile

WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
28 Mar 2013 7:48AM
The red flowers provide an excellent contrasting foreground. Lovely perspective, Herman.

28 Mar 2013 7:50AM
This really is special.....
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
28 Mar 2013 7:51AM
Delightful composition of contrasts Herman.

netta1234 Plus
4 371 2 Wales
28 Mar 2013 7:57AM
This is such a Beautiful Landscape with gorgeous fg interestSmile
marktc Plus
6 86 14 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2013 8:11AM
ali63 Plus
4 756 1 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2013 8:32AM
Great striking image, I like the contrast with the snow & the bright red trees,

Ali SmileSmileSmile
jdinne 13 16 England
28 Mar 2013 8:43AM
Excellent contrast betwixt the flowers and yonder mountains Herman, greatly composed.

28 Mar 2013 8:54AM
platzy 3 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2013 8:56AM
Beautiful shot of this amazing view Herman, wish we had winters like this. Steve.
28 Mar 2013 9:04AM
Wonderful picture that suits the title! Love the soft folds of the hills.
28 Mar 2013 9:05AM
Wonderful image Herman, great combination of colours and contrasts
Tish1 Plus
3 16 2 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2013 9:43AM
Well Herman, if that is your definition of snow fall and winter, I am definitely migrating to South Africa Grin

These scene is very inviting, love the whole thing
28 Mar 2013 9:59AM
Herman, it's an absolute beauty!

luckybry 6 3 Scotland
28 Mar 2013 10:03AM
excellent image Herman

Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
28 Mar 2013 10:23AM
Lovely composition Herman.
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2013 10:29AM
Stunning shot, excellent composition and beautifully captured

almiles 7 38 102 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2013 10:43AM
Great contrast between exotic (to me) flowers and snow capped peaks. Good choice to exclude the sky. I wonder if the contrast and sharpening may have been pushed a tad too far; the trees are black in the shadows and there's a lot of noise for ISO 200?
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2013 10:54AM
A beautiful layered composition with many great ingredients Herman

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
28 Mar 2013 11:07AM
Great title with a great composed image Herman, the different tones are awesome.


Mrsbass 3 2 1 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2013 11:47AM
Great shot with a great title Herman - I love the contrast between the flowers and the snowy mountains - First class.
28 Mar 2013 12:17PM
Fascinating landscape
4 3 7 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2013 12:40PM
great contrast between the foreground and the mountains. Excellent shot!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
28 Mar 2013 12:53PM
Aptly named. Super image Herman. I like it alot!!
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
28 Mar 2013 1:37PM

Quote:This was one of the best snow falls in years here - it covered about the top third of our mountains

you lucky so and so!!!
Wish I could move to a place like that!! doesn't it look lovely behind the flowers.
ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
28 Mar 2013 1:48PM
Great image Herman... we do live in a great part of the world............... proud of our beautiful countryGrinGrin
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 96 14 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2013 3:20PM
A great image Herman like the way you have put the red flowers in the foreground.SmileSmileSmileSmile

28 Mar 2013 3:22PM
Stunning image Herman!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin I think I have never seen something like this. I have no words any more.--- And SNOW,you seem to have it too!!!Tongue ---- jukka,with small j.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
rayme330 4 17 1 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2013 4:13PM
I like the shot and the title, Herman.

canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2013 5:27PM
This is an image to be proud off Herman
an image for the album this one Herman ..

the snowdrifts weve had this week would have covered the red flowers (up to 14 foot deep in places )

HELANA 6 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2013 5:45PM
Great landscape Herman, the contrast between the red flowers, the greens and the mountains are perfect. Super shot.
28 Mar 2013 5:51PM
Stunning landscape image Herman, really nice Smile
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2013 7:56PM
Stunning shot Herman, love this one.
28 Mar 2013 8:03PM
Beautiful contrast, Herman, between the hot red of the lovely flowers and the white cold mountains !Smile
28 Mar 2013 8:20PM
Super shot.
29 Mar 2013 11:53AM
cracking backdrop to this flower capture Herman a pleasure to view

evelen 11 5 England
30 Mar 2013 6:33PM
wonderful capture, your port folio is wonderful to see all the great shots .
tonyng Plus
6 8 2 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 7:37PM
Nice place to live. Stunning view.
3 Apr 2013 12:13PM
De portada.. Me gusta el espacio que hay entre las flores y la montaņa..
LexEquine 10 19 United States
6 Apr 2013 4:58PM
Lovely scenic Landscape Image ~ Peter
14 May 2013 5:08PM
a stunning landscape with a very beautiful foreground,nicely captured

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