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Uploaded: 02/17/08 2:46 PM GMT
Winter Trees
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Took this picture about a week was a very overcast day...


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02/17/08 3:13 PM GMT
awesome, on my dt right now!!
oh faved also!
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02/17/08 3:27 PM GMT
perfect Gerry! it may have been overcast but the white snow and the dark bark of the trees makes a nice contrast, and of course the odd number of trees is always very pleasing visually!
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02/17/08 3:29 PM GMT
Chilling display mister!! Standing tall against the elements!!
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Why do the pictures come out square when the lens is round?? Picture Purrrfect .
02/17/08 3:31 PM GMT
You really made the most of a grey day! Image and presentation spot on, Gerry. A perfect winter image and a definite keeper.
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02/17/08 4:05 PM GMT
Nice work Gerry, I love photos like this, a darn good shot old chap !!!
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02/17/08 4:07 PM GMT
great shot faved ofcourse:))
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02/17/08 5:44 PM GMT
Well you have done it again Gerry...excellent image, very artistic in it's simplicity. Fine work.
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02/17/08 6:18 PM GMT
Very good trees view,really nice.
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02/17/08 7:13 PM GMT
Excellent work Gerry!!
Regards, Cornelius.
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02/17/08 7:32 PM GMT
Simple and Elegant with a Knock Out Frame.

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02/17/08 8:09 PM GMT
I love this for a desk top image Gerry! It's simple yet beautiful! Very nice! ~Mary~
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02/17/08 8:27 PM GMT
Very good Gerry. You are so good at getting everyting just right. This is perfect example.

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I'll meet you at the edge of the sunlight, just behind the shadows. The Ghost
02/17/08 8:38 PM GMT
Stunning again Gerry :)
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02/17/08 8:43 PM GMT
Nice presentation, Gerry. I love the overcast look, and the angle of the shot. Good one.

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Imagine you are there
02/17/08 8:55 PM GMT
This is a lovely shot and framed so well. It is amazing how snow can change the landscape and bring its own beauty, beauty you have captured of that moment. Well done!
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02/17/08 10:12 PM GMT
Love how the trees stand out against the grey skye. Simple and beautiful with a perfect framing.
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02/18/08 3:04 AM GMT
Love the contrasts of this shot. Leafless trees can be very special. I love your treatment of these.
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02/18/08 5:00 AM GMT
This is a starkly beautiful shot. The only thing that takes away from it being a completely pristine winter view is the road lines or whatever they are in the lower right. Those lines place the image alongside a road or path, approachable by anyone passing by. Removing them would give this image the feeling of someplace far removed -- the sort of place a person would be lucky to stumble on, by accident. When I was in college for fine art, we were instructed to frame our paintings in a contrasting manner to allow our work to stand alone and strong, not blending, at the edges, into the rest of the landscape. The silver and white border keeps the interior from being as strong because it is much the same as the majority of the color in the image. I took the liberty of downloading it and making a few adjustments: in Photoshop I rubber-stamped the lines out so all the snow below the horizon line looks fresh. I then cropped off the white and silver border and reset the size of the image to 1500 x 1000 pixels. Using the Canvas Size tool I copied the near-black of the trees and created an interior border of 10 pixels all round. Copying three shades of the purplish-red from those low bushes between the far right and middle trees, I created a neon-like band 12 pixels in width along the outside of the black border. After that I filled in the rest of the 1600 x 1200 finished image with the same black from the trees that I originally used. The result is an image that could easily been taken in the middle of nowhere, the brush along the horizon is brought more into focus by utilizing it's colors to create the band, and the entire image is very strong with the contrast between the white snow, leaden sky, and stark black frame. Please don't be insulted by my messing around with your photo; the original is still yours, and digital reworking is a sincere form of appreciation for your discerning eye in selecting your photographic subjects.
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02/18/08 6:54 AM GMT
Nice shot of the triplets Gerry!
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02/18/08 11:02 AM GMT
A beautiful composition of simpe beauty Gerry - I'm keeping this one :)
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02/18/08 8:37 PM GMT
Wonderful Gerry. I really love this. Perfect work.
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02/19/08 1:54 AM GMT
Wonderful capture. I love the simple colors and composition.
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"For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn?"
02/21/08 5:17 PM GMT
Beautiful presentation! These trees really 'stand out'!
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02/22/08 5:14 AM GMT
Simple & beautifully presented. Excellent work Gerry. Faves!
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02/25/08 6:06 AM GMT
Just beautiful, Gerry. This one looks like a fabulous art print suitable for many walls.
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02/16/09 6:27 PM GMT
Very Nice!
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02/03/10 11:43 AM GMT
I love trees and you can really capture their personality when the leaves are gone. Gorgeous!
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All of earth is crammed with heaven And every bush aflame with God But only those who see take off their shoes. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning<p> mygallery
02/03/10 11:45 AM GMT
Great picture! It reminds me of the old hill up my street where I would snowboard on :p
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Eh I'm just another person... In another world o.o

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