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White Nature
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Copyright: Christian POURRE (TAZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-01-02
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon IXUS 400, Canon 36-108mm équiv
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-11-23 11:49
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Favorites: 5 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Description : During a trek with snowshoes at Semnoz 1699m, I tryed to be an artist photographer and I captured this beautiful Nature covered by snow.
Photo : Slightly cropped, resized and framed in 800x600 for TN.
Canon IXUS400. Focal lens 36mm. Iso 100. Exposure f7,1. Speed 1/320s. No flash. Handheld. Sunny morning.
PS : a french TV channel, 3 weeks ago bought me this photo for a Christmas jingle. I hope you like it too.

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The photo express the magic of Christmas and no wonder that some pro's like a tv channel, were ready to pay you for having it. Thanks for giving it to us gratuit!

Regards, Petru

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2005-11-23 11:59]

:o) Hi Christian
superb landscape shot :o)
this tree is very beautiful
very good for postcard
well done TFS Libor

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  • sgo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 32 N: 239] (718)
  • [2005-11-23 12:00]

Hi Christian,
Yes, it's truly an unusually appealing shot of a winter landscape! I myself don't like snow, ice, cold and winter, but through your attractive photograph I can enjoy it in an immaterialized kind of way...

Piekne ujecie super ostrosc i swiat³o

Lovely winter wonderland Christian,
Congratulations on selling the image to a TV channel, they made a very good choice with this capture.
Excellent detail, exposure is perfect and composition is Fan-TAZ-tic ;)
Thanks for posting.

You captured the beauty of winter Christian, Kinda like a snowglobe but rectangled shaped, plus you cant shake the monitor to get the snow to fall. Lighting on this is excellent as well as the composition and POV. Well done. :)

Beautiful picture, great colours, snow and sun is a great combination.

A mgnificent composition Christian.. !!!

very well composed, framed, and DOF.


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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-11-23 13:40]

This is beautiful Christian, simply beautiful! Wow, you sold this photo to a French TV channel? You must be proud! How did they find it and is it a national channel? Well done & TFS!


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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2005-11-23 13:55]

Wow!!! Excellent composition, beautiful colours, detail and presentation. VERY pleasing to the eye(even though it reminds me of the climate waiting for me at home ...)!

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-11-23 14:04]

Hi Christian,

Beautiful shot of the lonely tree. Beautiful composition. Excellent work.


good exposure for the withes and a very good composition...

Hi Christian,
this is so romantic.
I love winter when everything is white, the sun is shining and there is a blue sky. Just like in your shot, this is marvelous.
Wonderful view, thanks and bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Christian, well captured image, the snow covered branches contrast well aginst the blue sky, very nice and TFS.


Great image Chrisian, the strength for me of this one lies in the solitude you have captured for the tree. The road on the right hand side leading to the forest is great to enhance the image. The two trees on the horizon distract from the main image though. Nice post again!

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-11-23 21:49]

Appréciation personnelle pour la photo: excellente. Judicieux "timing" pour sortir les vieilles photos ;-)
Pouvoir d'évocation en moi: plutôt efficace.
Bon impact visuel.
Pertinence de la photo pour le site: excellente.
Appréciation personnelle pour la note: complète.
Merci bien Christian. À la prochaine!

Hi Christian,
Thsis a great winter landscape with beautiful colors.
The exposure are spot on. Good details, well composed and good POV.
Great work, my friend.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2005-11-24 3:23]

beautiful snowy shot. very nice light. so fresh! lovely composition. tfs

Hello Christian

Perfect Winter scene. The beautiful white snow against a clear blue sky - stunning! TFS.

Hi Christian,
Another great capture.
Fantastic christmas tree. Good balance of contrast and of snow with the blue skies.
TFS - Shir

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-11-24 7:11]

Blanche neige comme un conte de fées! Bon matin Christian, jolie scène hivernale très beau cadrage et belle lumière. Félicitations au sujet de FR3 ils ont fait un choix judicieux :-)


PS: petite couche de neige ce matin sur Québec

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  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2005-11-24 7:12]

Good shot. Tells a very definate story, Technically good too.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-11-24 9:16]

Christian bonjour, bravo pour ce beau paysage de fin d'année. La lumiére est superbe . Vous allez devenir riche!! Félicitations Christian, Didier.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-11-24 9:22]

Hello Christian!
Very nice winter landscape.Details on snow,blu sky at BG,framing and composition are very nice.TFS..:-)

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-11-24 9:33]

Wow, Christian! Perfect winter photo! Lovely 'ice' colours - blue and white are almost only winter colours in our country. Composition and details are excellent!

Nice comp, love how the tree is the center of attention, and with those winter colors, makes for a very pleasing view.


This looks very nice, Christian. Lovley compo and exposure. Still have not seen snow "in real life" for as long as I live. :) Would love to though.

I don't like winter much, but I must admit it can be incredibly beautiful. Your photo show it well.
It's perfect!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-11-24 11:13]

Christian, this is really very beautiful. Congratulations.

Excellent exposure and sharpness.

I like pov and composition too.

Excellent colors.

Hi Christian,
Beautiful winter scene. The colors are perfect. The snow covered branches against that blue sky is awesome. Great composition and framing. Superb work!

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  • eev Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 33 N: 66] (756)
  • [2005-11-24 17:20]


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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-11-24 17:38]

Beautiful and simple composition. Great exposure in difficult snow conditions - somehing that I always have problems with :-)
Best greetings!

Wonderful shot Christian. Perfect title. I like the comp. that includes the smaller trees and structure bottom right. Well done!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-11-25 14:33]

Good Christmas Card here Taz. Great composition, even having the small cottage in the distance is good. So this will be shown on TV this year, well done.It is a super tree. TFS.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2005-11-26 18:55]

Hi Christian.
Is a nice photo, blue and white beatiful,great colours and composition.

Quelle superbe photo Christian! La composition est excelllente et le point de vue magnifique. L'hiver nous apporte des paysages uniques! Félicitations et merci pour le partage!

Wow, beautiful tree! I like very much this shot, the details are very good and the poin of view perfect!

Oh, am I looking forward to see something like this here in Denmark;-D.

Very nice winterlandscape Christian. Excellent handling of the light here and the colours are just great. Very good composition too.

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-12-02 6:42]

Nice winter photo. Perfect composition and colors. In my country is real winter now, 20 cm snow layer is around my house and on the top of near mountains about 50 cm.

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-12-04 16:53]
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Bonsoir Christian
Avec l'arrivée d'hiver celle-ci donne envie de skier. J'aime beaucoup la position de l'arbre eneigeé ainsi que la cabane au fond du chemin. Magnfiques contrastes. C'est sur quelle chaine car on en capte beaucoup ici en Suisse ?
Salutations Toni

A lovely snow scene, perfect for Christmas time. Beautifully seen, thanks for sharing!


hi :)
well captured:)
DOF and framing are the best !
TFS :-)

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-01-12 15:29]

Hi Christian,
This is a very nice picture, perfect exposure
and lighting, beautiful blue sky background.
Very well done and TFS!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-01-27 14:46]

Hello Christian, this is a lovely scene. The tree looks fantastic and it's a nice composition. Very well done.

Très Jolie!

Hi Christian,
Great capture. Very strong composition and lovely light.

Je peux comprendre pourquoi F3 a voulu acheter les droits, car elle est vraiment belle cette photo.
On peut même ressentir la paix qui règne à cet endroit.

Il tombe beaucoup de neige à cet endroit ?

Bravo !!!

excellent capture, just what I need now it is getting hot again.

I like the composition of this photo could be a Christmas card. Framing and DOP are great,I like the fact that my eye followed the faint trail to the hut. Thanks for sharing.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-06-07 22:56]
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Hi Christian
That TV channel has some good advisors, people who have an excellent eye to identify true art and beauty when they see it. They did a good buy. Congratulations.
There are so many storylines captured in this seemingly simple scene with this lone tree in the snow.
1. The road at the bottom right hand corner with the destination unknown, but there is a cabin up ahead with the hope for a pot of warm coffee or a crackling fire. – Showing, no matter how adverse the circumstances there are always an outcome or a safe haven to escape to.
2. The clear blue sky over this winter scene, - Showing, there is always an end to any storm and things will normalise or brighten up again.
3. The isolation or loneliness of this unknown tree has suddenly turned around and it is on its way to become a well known tree as thousands of people will still lay eyes upon it due this chance encounter and exposure. – Showing, when you are lonely or desolate, all you have to do is to reach out and expose yourself to others and the same result could/would befall you.
I am sure there are many other, more creative people who can probably see much more messages here.
Lastly, it is great to see that people still take pleasure in seeing the beauty in the simple things in life, judging by the response which this photo has received.
Well seen, well captured and TFS.

Hello Christian,
Back to winter!
It is nice to watch this image to cool down in the heat...
Lovely composition, lovely tree, lovely exposure of the snow!
Super winter colours and I appreciate the frosty branches...
Pablo -

A great photo, lovely depth showing the surrounding hills and forests, yet separating the tree form them all. Excellent exposure which must always be tricky. A few compression artefacts around the edges of the branches but with so much detail, it must have been quite hard to compress for TN.

Hallo Christian,

Just two words: simple and perfect! I'd like to critique your picture but I found no flaws. It's just perfect! Congratulations and TFS!


  • jrj Silver Star Critiquer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-27 19:09]


Bonjour Christian,
Quel talent ! je viens de jeter un oeil sur tes photos ... wow ! époustouflant ! Celle-ci a été attiré par mon amour de la nature et la beauté qu'elle nous offre au quotidien. Pas besoin de grands mots : c'est tout simplement superbe :) Merci de nous faire partager.

Great capture, Christian!!
I hope it'll snow soon...

Mercie, enrico.

Great shot!
Great colors and details. Great framing and composition.

Hi dear Christian ,
excellent shot.
very nice sharpness and well composition.
well composed.

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  • oki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 79 W: 10 N: 114] (587)
  • [2007-02-04 4:03]

Hi Christian,

this is a beautiful shot of winter landscape - well done. Must have been a great trip with such a weather condition,

Merci beaucoup,

amazing-perfect winter capture, TFS Ori

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