Make : NIKON CORPORATION
Model : NIKON D90
Date Time Original : 2012-01-01 16:21:10
Focal Length : 62/1
Exposure Time : 1/30
F Number : 5.3
Iso Speed Ratings : 560
Metering Mode : 5
Focal Length In35mm Film : 93
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 72.0000000
Y Resolution : 72.0000000
Copyright : Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
Software : Aperture 3.4.1
Published: Friday 2nd of November 2012 09:45:16 AM
The foreground tree offers a place to stand and touch the textures bark, feel the biting air and lean against it as I view the distant misty frozen depths beyond. Would love to see a version without the foreground tree too, as a subject for comparison, if by chance you managed to get a shot?
Great mood of ice cold and stillness, very well communicated!
An iconic photo of trees in snow. The atmosphere is apparent and the contrast between the foreground tree and its background brings out your own perspective quite handily. We know someone is there looking and we can share in that view. You've created, with your composition, something out of these woods. In isolating what you chose to isolate, you remind us that a photo is a matter of zeroing in on things from out of an entire world of elements and scenes. There's something almost existential afoot here.
many thanks for stopping by and commenting - and apologies for late reply, my 'day job' is currently demanding more than usual time and attention.
@Alf: well, I didn't take a photo without the foreground tree because I thought it would be too flat and convey less of depth than with a clear foreground object (well, in hindsight it might have been good idea - even just for experimenting with postprocessing)
@Fred: big thanks for your insightful comment! I was positively surprised you picked this one from my recent uploads because I'd have guessed others would have more likely attracted attention.