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salmiakki


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Challenge: Signature Style (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: 2010 Challenges
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX
Location: Tampere, Finland
Date: Jan 12, 2010
Aperture: F10
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Jan 12, 2010

Wasn't really sure what my style is, but then I browsed through my portfolio and realised that trees seem to crop up fairly often one way or another. As I have the most incredible winter scenes going on outside my front door, I figured just one more tree shot wouldn't hurt:) Today it was wonderfully still, but completely foggy, so much so you could barely even distinguish the lake from the shoreline.

The skiers look so small, I'll bet somebody thinks they are sensor dust :)

WOW, a strange week with the score more or less being exactly where it ended up all week. Did not expect a ribbon, so thank you for the kind votes and all the comments and favourites.

ETA. I still cannot believe how many lovely comments I have received. Thanks everyone, they are much appreciated.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 193
Avg (all users): 7.0651
Avg (commenters): 8.2500
Avg (participants): 7.0130
Avg (non-participants): 7.0942
Views since voting: 5473
Views during voting: 391
Votes: 215
Comments: 60
Favorites: 20 (view)


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03/10/2013 04:44:49 AM
I visit this photo when I am homesick - trees like this were a common site making the winter bearable .. now all I see is rain and boring blue skies and a very occasional dramatic sky. I added it to my favorites so I can find it easier .. I have often stared at your work - some of it doesn't score high and that's because I don't think people understand what your stories are about - maybe I don't either but I like to think so. I would like to be able to create such shots as you do. Thank you.
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02/01/2010 08:04:50 PM
Congratulations!!! Can't beat that white on white you do so well....
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01/25/2010 03:21:27 PM
awesome photos, I love the all white color and placement of the trees is perfect, they add so much to the photo
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01/25/2010 06:27:49 AM
Many congrats Sarah this is super
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01/24/2010 11:41:33 PM
I wondered maybe if this was yours but I wasn't sure because it wasn't totally in black and white lol. Such a beautiful capture. What a mesmerizing scene. Congrats on the yellow!!
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01/24/2010 10:28:14 PM
sooo graphic!I love all of the white space on the left. It would be perfect for fine art, and perfect for an advertisment
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01/24/2010 09:03:50 PM
Simple, elegant, beautiful. Congrats on the ribbon!
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01/24/2010 06:43:27 PM
wonderful photo, great job exposeimg the trees in this type of shot, i love it! great job
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01/24/2010 02:46:58 AM
Beautiful tranquil scene. Love to walk the woods after a good snowfall, so quiet.
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01/23/2010 02:17:28 AM
Beautiful scene and so perfectly captured. I'm a sucker for trees as well.
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01/22/2010 01:09:54 PM
So nice, so tranquil. I adore it so much. Wish after 2012 snow will fall in my home country.
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01/21/2010 06:51:45 PM
Wow, that's a beauty! I wasn't quite sure what to submit... guess I should've taken a leaf from your approach and browsed through my photos (i seem to have clouds cropping up in my pictures quite often)

Having said that, this is a priceless picture. Well done. I think most of the snow around here (London) is gone, else I'd have loved to try that out. Beauty!
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01/21/2010 07:34:40 AM
Wow! You just gave me my own morning bump! Congrats Sarah on this wonderful image and ribbon!!
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01/21/2010 02:54:13 AM
I probably wouldn't have noticed the skiers until I saw that you mentioned them.
I love Finland, but it looks so cold... ;-Þ Congrats on the ribbon.

Message edited by author 2011-09-03 03:48:11.
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01/21/2010 01:32:15 AM
This is a beautiful image! Congrats on the yellow ribbon.
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01/20/2010 08:11:07 PM
sweet
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01/20/2010 07:57:09 PM
Good for you! Persistence pays off. Congrats!
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01/20/2010 05:05:29 PM
Woohoo!
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01/20/2010 12:54:28 PM
glad you made it, congrats!
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01/20/2010 11:16:17 AM
Beautiful photograph.
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01/20/2010 10:30:02 AM
gorgeous, just simple and clean and gorgeous
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01/20/2010 09:11:16 AM
Wow, awesome image - congrats on the new personal best!
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01/20/2010 08:37:44 AM
Fantastic capture, really conveys a mood. congrats on the ribbon.

Message edited by author 2010-01-20 08:39:02.
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01/20/2010 08:07:47 AM
Congrats Sarah! WTG on the Ribbon with this wonderful mood piece...simple lovely. Cheers!
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01/20/2010 06:43:48 AM
Beautiful shot Sarah and congrats with a well deserved ribbon!
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01/20/2010 06:04:06 AM
Oh my gosh Sarah, a ribbon!!! This is such a great photo. Congratulations!!!
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01/20/2010 05:55:17 AM
Bravo salmiakki...beautiful!
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01/20/2010 05:20:55 AM
wonderful minimalism! I like very much, excellent composition and excellent management of the white snow, my most sincere congratulations!
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01/20/2010 05:15:45 AM
Sarah, GREAT shot. Just burst out laughing at your comment "The skiers look so small, I'll bet somebody thinks they are sensor dust".... ;-D
Excellent work, many congrats on your ribbon.
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01/20/2010 05:02:43 AM
Minimal landscape that works very well. Congrats. Paolo.
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01/20/2010 04:32:26 AM
Congratulations! One of my top picks (and this was a helluva competition!). Congrats on the new personal best also.
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01/20/2010 03:01:01 AM
looking at first i didn't like it much, but it grew upon me soon.. The White-wash effect :)
Congrats.
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01/20/2010 02:23:50 AM
Sarah - many congrats on your Ribbon and new PB !!

A truly delightful photo.

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01/20/2010 02:22:16 AM
Congratulations for your new PB and the late ribbon!
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01/20/2010 01:54:46 AM
Congrats on first ribbon!
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01/20/2010 01:06:56 AM
congrats Sarah, beautiful image!
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01/20/2010 12:52:28 AM
Big Congrats on your brand new ribbon! Love the high key that seems to be so right for the scene.
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01/20/2010 12:20:49 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon and PB!!!
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01/20/2010 12:02:35 AM
Far out SARAH!! Congrats on your first ribbon. I'm so happy for you!!!! And what a beautiful image it is. I bet you're excited!!!
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01/20/2010 12:02:29 AM
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Kept the 7, got a ribbon to boot! Way to go!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/19/2010 06:14:52 PM
Wonderful High Key. Not 100% sold on the crop.
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01/19/2010 10:24:21 AM
Lovely study in white.....
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01/19/2010 04:51:41 AM
Only a few landscape photos hit me like a cold, arctic blast and make me *feel* the scene. This is one of them.
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01/18/2010 09:09:12 PM
Beautiful high key icy goodness. (No idea.)
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01/16/2010 07:08:11 PM
Magical. Love the low key aspect, with just the barest touch of colour in the tree trunks!
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01/16/2010 05:13:21 PM
Beautiful!
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01/16/2010 04:28:17 PM
this is gorgeous...
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01/15/2010 11:38:21 PM
Great job. I really like the light on white.
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01/15/2010 08:54:37 PM
Nice high key but too much negative space.
I wonder what could be done framing more to the right...
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01/15/2010 12:50:43 PM
Taking a shot here... 21_F.gif salmiakki is this you?
Lovely, delicate white-on-white, and wonderful details in all the right places make this a stunning composition.
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01/15/2010 10:48:16 AM
i like that white dominance combined with soft color of the trees. hope does well!
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01/14/2010 01:25:28 PM
Beautiful white on white image. Great control of exposure and fine detail. My guess is 21_F.gif salmiakki.
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01/14/2010 01:13:55 PM
Hmmmm.... I think I may have seen these trees before... Perhaps 21_F.gif salmiakki?
:-) SO glad this is doing well for you, and I really do love it in color. Odd that we both did the color thing this week, yes?
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01/13/2010 08:45:40 PM
not sure who this is, but I really like the image.
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01/13/2010 03:18:46 PM
Beautiful high key image. A defining signature indeed. Good luck.
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01/13/2010 01:38:11 PM
I love white on light. Gorgeous. Great use of neg. space.
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01/13/2010 01:21:13 PM
Oh man! I LOVE this photo! What artistry! It couldn't so much be my "signature style" because we don't have winter here -- but it sure is my style as far as tastes go with the white on white and soft! My favorite so far! 10
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01/13/2010 11:52:28 AM
great shot- beautiful- top 10
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01/13/2010 11:13:44 AM
WOW
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01/13/2010 10:35:48 AM
Absolutely stunning! Just love it...
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