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.....50% Wood.....

February's Good..

29 total reviews 
Comment from suzannethompson2


Ha ha! Love the story Deborah. Someone's been very busy - looks like a whole lot of logs still left so hopefully they will last you through the rest of winter! I like the angle you used for this showing the wood shed nestling below the tall trees with a covering of snow. Very good lighting and focus. Lovely composition. Suzanne

 Comment Written 14-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 15-Feb-2018
    You are a doll Suzanne! Thank you so much for checking this one out and for the very lovely review you've given it. I do so appreciate it.

    Deborah
Comment from Life is but a dream.


Thanks to your post I have made a decision. I too am going to write a bit of a narrative. I loved your artist's notes THANK YOU.

The colour cast on this piece, it is warm, yet I know it is still cold. You have a nice glow coming from the sky.

Perhaps it would be worth it to take this into your remove noise filter for the sky, you can see much granulation there.

An image that has been nicely set up and gives a nice story.



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 Comment Written 14-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 14-Feb-2018
    LOL gotcha Olga.....it is SNOWING in this photo my dear......THAT is what you're seeing as granulation. Look down by the shed itself....near the firewood.....snow is more obvious there.....but I'm sure that is what you are seeing and thinking it my be granulation. As for the color cast- it had been snowing for an entire two days (heavier than here and the reason I was shoveling the roof) The light is sometimes unusual on days like that. I believe I mentioned in my notes things had that 'bleak mid-winter look' Anyway, thank you for your thoughts. Do appreciate you taking a good look.

    Deborah
Comment from seshadri_sreenivasan


A classical shot of a winterscape. The vertical format is interesting and gives scale to the things found here! The light, colour and the composition have worked well. Good effort!

 Comment Written 14-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 15-Feb-2018
    Thank you Seshadri for the very fine review for this piece. I do appreciate it.

    Deborah
Comment from Neilnap773


Love your narrative
...it certainly made me chuckle realizing you got a little mix up..but the ditty worked as
Does your wonderful shot of this gorgeous well structured presentation with stunning palette of colours, love it

 Comment Written 13-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 13-Feb-2018
    LOL...oh the ditty mixed up her ditties Neil! You are so kind for having look at this piece...and sharing one of your gold stars w/ it. I do really appreciate i. Thank you so much.

    Debs
Comment from bpellephoto


Why is valentines day in February? To justify keeping it as a legitimate month of the year.

February is a hard month marked by sometimes hostile weather events and shortages.

I have said this before and its worth repeating - to me your winter scenes have such a strong Currier & Ives texture/flavor.

What set this remembrance off is the color harmony of this piece. It so typical C&I.

I snap back to reality when I see the bird feeders. This is a well composed backyard scene that is played out again and again every where.

You make the best use the light from an overcast day. The tones are so soft and compliment each other well.

You tell a good story ... B-)) Bob

 Comment Written 13-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 13-Feb-2018
    LOL You are so right my dear OMP.....ahahaha That IS the only reason to really even have February isn't it! Very good...I like that a lot....my least favorite month of the year. My "I'll get through winter" assertions always waver during February. ...but, to have one of my Feb. pieces said to have a C&I 'flavor'...well, THAT is just a really nice thing to hear....so... the bird feeders give me away...lol They are all over my place in the winter....when the bear are all snuggled away in their dens up in the sugarwoods. Thank you so much for having a look OMP and for a really lovely review of it. You are a peach!!

    Deborah
Comment from avmurray


I think the wood you have left will do for the rest of the winter. I think I have enough for several years, because the new fireplace I installed is very economic. You have for sure pictured your wood shed and the background really well, and I can even see the bird feeders.

Your photo is nice and sharp showing such clear and well defined details in all the trees, and also the shed and wood. I also think the exposure is perfect and I appreciate the nice and natural colors.

The format and framing is very good and the shed has got a fine placement off to the right. I think this is a truly lovely and well taken photo Deborah, and with an excellent DOF.

 Comment Written 13-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 13-Feb-2018
    I think I worry for nothing AV...in 15 years I believe- winter has been harsh enough (or I was not a good enough planner) that I've only run short once...lol Thank you so much for giving this piece such a wonderful and thorough review. Just love to find YOU at the end of a review.

    Deborah
reply by avmurray on 14-Feb-2018
    You are more than welcome Deborah.
Comment from supergold


a great winter scene, a great storytelling image and a great composition with the impressive tall pine trees; great sharp d├ętails: I can see the snowflakes;

 Comment Written 12-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 13-Feb-2018
    I wasn't sure the snowflakes would show when I was taking this Fred but I was happy to see they did. Have been not feeling so hot the last week or so and have gotten behind in my reviewing but will check out some of your recent posts- promise. Thank you so much for having a look at this one.....do appreciate the very fine review as well.

    Deborah
Comment from M_Otaku


Your photos always bring memories my way.

This one looks just like my grandpas wood house, that used to be the coal house. He now only uses wood.

Yours somehow looks much nicer than his.

Your evergreens are so huge and beautiful.
Thanks for the memory and thanks for sharing.

 Comment Written 12-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 13-Feb-2018
    My Father and I built this wood shed together Melinda. It's a lovely memory I hold dear so I appreciate your comments re: your Grandpa's wood shed and that my images evoke memories for you too. Thank you so much for the really lovely review. I do appreciate it.

    Deborah
reply by M_Otaku on 13-Feb-2018
    You are welcome. I don't get to see my grandpa often so I live the small memories.
Comment from Donna Ruiz


A beautiful composition here. So much to wander around and look at. One of the best treatments of an overcast sky I've seen. Your settings were perfect to present the sky as it was without it looking blown out. Very impressive. Thanks for sharing and...hope your firewood holds out. :)
Donna

 Comment Written 12-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 13-Feb-2018
    I worry every year around this time Donna but have actually only run out once over the last dozen years...thankfully. Do appreciate the very fine review you've given my new piece. Thank you so much.

    Deborah
Comment from nature rules


The six is for the story telling in this capture. This scene is full of a story. It is a scene OUT of a story....you're story. And I love looking at it. Then I read your artist notes and keep looking back at this photo and imagining what your winters mean to you compared to most others. You are a woman of substance, my friend. Not only do you live the rustic life. But you are an artistic photographer as well. Each of your photos tells a story of your place...your corner of the world. I hope you compile of book of the seasons at your place for your kids and grandkids. They will proudly tell what they know of your story while they can show the reality of it....from YOUR camera.

This shot includes just what needs to complete this scene...from the ground up to the tops of the trees. Well done on the framing! The wood is highlighted in spite of the overcast day. And the snowflakes are visibly falling. Thanks for making the effort to get your camera and come back for this shot. Moving around in deep snow is not easy for anyone... but of course Comanche probably loves every minute of it if it ins't 30 below zero!

Thanks for sharing Deb!

 Comment Written 12-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 13-Feb-2018
    awwww. I saved THIS review for last Becky b/c it is sooo special. You so get my images. With each one I am always trying to show exactly what I see and you know how much I love my little spot here so showing it just the way it looks is really important to me.. I know my photos aren't fancy per se but I do try to make them as artistic as I can so thank you for that.

    I must admit my 'rustic' lifestyle always gets a bit weary in Feb. By March I can start to sense spring....even though it's months away I can almost smell it coming .....oh man THAT is what I'm waiting for right now. Anyway Becky, you are just a dear for writing this wonderful review. I shall save THIS one and the gold star is an added bonus. Thank you for that as well. I know I'm behind in reviewing. Will get caught up here soon I hope. Oh and Comanche- the 'wild one' plows through the snow happily w/ such delight...no matter the depth or the temperature. She is just a treat to live with!

    Deborah
reply by nature rules on 13-Feb-2018
    You are most welcome...but I thank YOU for sharing your wonderful corner of the world through your photos. hugs, B