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December 11, 2013
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Canon EOS 6D
Shutter Speed
1/20 second
Focal Length
17 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Dec 11, 2013, 4:06:56 PM
Adobe Photoshop CC (Windows)
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Winter sunset by m-eralp Winter sunset by m-eralp
in Kuopio - Finland
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Critique by Rhythm26 Dec 11, 2013, 9:52:21 PM
This picture is absolutely wonderful. The focus in the foreground with the bare, dark trees in contrast with the light, colorful sky creates a beautiful and almost other-worldly allusion. The frost and snow on the ground and along the shore provide a nice layer to the piece, almost making the image seem "frozen" in time. The colors in the sunset are just right for the setting, creating a near perfect compliment to the frozen, otherwise fairly barren landscape. I'm not sure if you maybe used a filter to focus and enhance the colors, but if you did it worked amazingly well, and if you didn't I'm incredibly impressed that you captured such a perfect shot!! Well done!!!! :)
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This is a very beautiful photograph. It's calming yet full of contrast.

I think the colors are amazing; I personally love taking photographs of sunsets but I don't have a good camera, only a small digital one. I really enjoy seeing a photo in which someone has carefully captured the colors with such richness. The colors of the snow are of course muted, but still beautifully reflect the sunset. The tree balances out the bright colors and adds some texture to an otherwise rather smooth sky.

I love the composition of the piece; the tree takes up exactly enough room in the lens and provides interesting contour. The streetlamp behind it lets us know that this is a road or path of some kind and not, say, a muddy bank, which I think helps make the path less dull.

The photography itself is obviously of quite high quality. I have no issues there.

All in all, a lovely picture with a good balance of color and plenty of texture to keep the eye interested. I just want to keep looking at it, feeling as if I'm there. It's not as if I've never seen a similar photo, but it's original enough and different enough to stand out in my mind.
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GCheese Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
this picture is beautiful! wonderful photography skills : )
Sparrow-of-Silver Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Professional Photographer
Love, love, love the colours! Simply beautiful.
m-eralp Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014   Photographer
Many thanks :)
Raecnwa Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
This picture is stunning
m-eralp Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014   Photographer
Thank you:)
RazVonZiegler Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Love the deep colors with the darkened tree. Very nice. 
m-eralp Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014   Photographer
Thank you:)
Lady---Vengeance Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
m-eralp Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014   Photographer
Thanks Katie:)
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