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What a winter... I love it :)

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location:
Vogtland, Saxony, Germany.

equipment:
Nikon D300 & Sigma 10-20, converted from RAW.
saturation, brightness & contrast edited in PS.


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:iconivanandreevich:
This is probably the finest work I've ever had the pleasure of critiquing.

The light shining through the trees is just marvelous. The scene is amazingly serene, and peaceful. The composition is excellent. The fresh snow on the still red-leafed trees is an amazing sight to see.

I commend you on the incredibly clean processing job with absolutely no artifacts of any kind. I'd love to know more details about the processing.

Maybe the only thing that just may make this better is a slightly narrower crop, but I'm not sure about that.

Superb photo - a true masterpiece, in my opinion.
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Critique by squeakyleak Nov 10, 2011, 6:04:30 AM
Alright I have never done a critique before, so lets see how this goes.

This photographs screams the time of the year, the fine line between Autumn, and Winter. And oh what those moments can feel like. Well you captured that moment pretty well. With the I am assuming morning sunlight. As it creeps though the trees, and spills all over the road and ground. It feels very warm and inviting.

The transition from cold to warm, cold on the left, and warm on the right. Is very nice addition, makes it feel like there are two sides to this picture. Left side is Winter saying hello. And the right side is Autumn saying goodbye for the year.

Normally I hate when things are in the middle of the picture. But this works, somehow, it works. I'm not sure how, maybe its the trees on the right creeping into the left side. I may never find out, and it doesn't matter, it just works.

The combination of the two seasons, the light spilling into it, and the overall feel. Make this a really strong photograph.
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:iconbillynikoll:
BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:thumbsup:
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:iconmarcoheisler:
MarcoHeisler Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015   Photographer
:thanks:
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:iconbrian9911:
brian9911 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015
wow  stunning
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:iconmarcoheisler:
MarcoHeisler Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015   Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconisagrafie:
Isagrafie Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, wunderschön! :o
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:iconmarcoheisler:
MarcoHeisler Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015   Photographer
Lieben Dank! :)
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:iconddups:
ddups Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015
Wonderfull ! Good work.
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:iconmarcoheisler:
MarcoHeisler Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015   Photographer
Thanks a lot!
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:iconlawdog-studios:
Lawdog-Studios Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks amazing, makes me really miss the white winters from past homes.
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:iconmarcoheisler:
MarcoHeisler Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015   Photographer
Thanks a lot! Yeah and I miss snow too... nothing like this the recent years here. 
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:iconsamaran:
samaran Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015
Awesome!
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:iconmarcoheisler:
MarcoHeisler Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015   Photographer
Thanks a lot!
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:iconrebellinglemming:
RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the way the sunlight shining through the way covered with snow. I feel the breakthrough of the light and it makes the winter scene not too depressing but stunning with beauty of contrast between two supreme different things. Gorgeous! 
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:iconmarcoheisler:
MarcoHeisler Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015   Photographer
Thank you very much, glad you like it! :)
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:icon99-revolutions:
99-Revolutions Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015
Wow, golden and white, that's a very pleasant color association ^^ Carries so much hope through winter's cold... A beautiful pic indeed. :D
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:iconmarcoheisler:
MarcoHeisler Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015   Photographer
Thank you very much, glad you like it! :)
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:iconusagi-atemu-tom:
Usagi-Atemu-Tom Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer

Absolutely beautiful. You're so lucky to have seen snow this winter. Here we had been lucky if a single snowflake fell to the ground, but even then it did not stay long. Maybe next year will be better. Anyway, you were able to capture a wonderful, magical moment. I love how the light shines through the trees and bathes everything into a strong light. A really well done photo.

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:iconmarcoheisler:
MarcoHeisler Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015   Photographer
Thank you very much for your lovely words! :aww:
The winter here was as bad as yours, though... the photo was taken back in 2010 when we had the last "real" winter here, but edited now to bring back some real winter memories. ;) :snowflake:
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:iconusagi-atemu-tom:
Usagi-Atemu-Tom Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
It's kind of comforting to know that we here in the north of Germany are not the only ones suffering from the lack of snow. The last time I was able to take photos of snow was two years ago. I remember that well because I've just moved near Hamburg and I've taken some photos of the building inside the town covered in snow. Sadly that's all in the past now. *sighs*
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:iconmyphotographsoflife:
MyPhotographsOfLife Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely stunning :heart: I love the golden sunlight on the snow, it looks absolutely enchanting and quite lovely. 
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:iconmarcoheisler:
MarcoHeisler Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015   Photographer
Thank you so much!! :aww:
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:iconmyphotographsoflife:
MyPhotographsOfLife Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :aww: 
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:iconwindrawolf:
WindraWolf Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm completely speechless........this is absolutely amazing! La la la la Great work!! Clap Love 
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:iconmarcoheisler:
MarcoHeisler Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015   Photographer
Thank you so much, glad you like :hug:
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:iconmecengineer:
mecengineer Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
amazing
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:iconmarcoheisler:
MarcoHeisler Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015   Photographer
Thanks! :)
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:iconharoldgodwinsson:
HaroldGodwinsson Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
Wow, amazing!
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:iconmarcoheisler:
MarcoHeisler Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015   Photographer
Thank you!
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allison731 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured in Feature 15-Masters of Art
:iconcongratssignplz: Rainbow Bullet - F2U! 
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:iconginomunnich:
GinoMunnich Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Professional Photographer
great!
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:iconmarcoheisler:
MarcoHeisler Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014   Photographer
Thanks! :D
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:iconem-photographer09:
em-photographer09 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student Photographer
I. I'm done with photography. Just kidding..but oh my goodness. This is spectacular!!!!!
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:iconmarcoheisler:
MarcoHeisler Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014   Photographer
Thank you so much! :)
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:iconem-photographer09:
em-photographer09 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student Photographer
you're welcome!!
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:iconbaneeden:
BaneEden Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Student General Artist
What a beautiful picture :aww: :heart:
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:iconmarcoheisler:
MarcoHeisler Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014   Photographer
Thank you! :)
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:iconmebaste:
Mebaste Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Awsome picture
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:iconmarcoheisler:
MarcoHeisler Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014   Photographer
Thanks! :)
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:iconcrystalbailey:
CrystalBailey Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
faved this in my journal!! Beautiful :)
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:iconmarcoheisler:
MarcoHeisler Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013   Photographer
Thank you so much! :aww:
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:iconcrystalbailey:
CrystalBailey Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
welcome:)

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:iconnorthwoods9:
Northwoods9 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The lighting makes this photo. Great work!
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:iconmarcoheisler:
MarcoHeisler Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013   Photographer
Thank you! :)
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:iconrenagaderexrider:
RenagadeRexRider Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg.... this is... REAL?
if it is you are so lucky to have seen this firsthand!!!
May i use as my winter BG!?
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:iconhotdjpratik:
hotdjpratik Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Beautiful....
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:iconthejordanblake:
TheJordanBlake Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, I love the red in the photo.
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:iconmarcoheisler:
MarcoHeisler Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013   Photographer
Thank you :D
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:iconfjupt:
Fjupt Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That's one very loveable view! :D
Really nice photo!
And nice job with PS.
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:iconmarcoheisler:
MarcoHeisler Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013   Photographer
Thank you so much :)
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:iconfjupt:
Fjupt Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Np. :D
I'm a Nikon man myself. :)
d90 (Newbie one, but really nice on low budget)
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December 12, 2010
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NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D300
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1/200 second
Aperture
F/5.3
Focal Length
17 mm
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200
Date Taken
Jan 5, 2010, 2:33:58 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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