Frigid Morning Haze at Sterling Beach
Comments by Julie M. Dant on Sat, 02/16/08 08:18
Morning Ruth. What a beautiful, soft warm glow you've made the sun give the bare tree. This is scrumptious, Ruth! Thanks for the tips..on my post. ;0)
Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sat, 02/16/08 08:21
Your photograph of the morning haze over Lake Erie just feels cold... perhaps sitting down on the bench would end up with the individual frozen in place. I like the beautiful quality of the light and especially how the light encapsulates the tree and makes the tree stand out even more strongly in the image. Does Lake Erie freeze over every winter?
Comments by Rick Longworth on Sat, 02/16/08 08:59
I love the insinuation of physical pain here. Vicariously.
Comments by Richard Dong on Sat, 02/16/08 09:07
Very nice. When was the last time lake Erie froze over?
Comments by Linda Frey on Sat, 02/16/08 09:17
It is a magical tree, with that glow of golden sunshine behind it. I like the bench. Gives a human element to the scene.
Comments by Steve Owen on Sat, 02/16/08 09:21
Excellent composition with wonderful golden glow. It sure looks cold!
Comments by Leo M. Johnson on Sat, 02/16/08 09:45
Looking at your very well composed photo, I know why we spend the cold Winter in Florida.
Comments by DebbiK on Sat, 02/16/08 12:59
I love the subtle glow from behind the tree and the sparseness of the scene which really drives home the idea of winter, cold, frigid, ice, etc...the snow covered bench anchors the image
Comments by Dave Geyer on Sat, 02/16/08 13:03
Warm light on a cold morning - well seen!
Comments by John Long on Sat, 02/16/08 13:14
Ruth - the quality of light coming through the tree and the tints of colour across the ice make this a memorable picture - and yes, leave the bench in for me please.
Comments by Maria Salvador on Sat, 02/16/08 13:53
Wonderfully simple. Love the golden sky. May be frigid, but surely beautiful!
Comments by Frank B on Sat, 02/16/08 15:02
Superb! I love the way the sun rising through the mist backlights the tree. The composition
Comments by Mark Rothwell on Sat, 02/16/08 15:49
Absolutely beautiful image! The simplicity of the excellent composition and perfect exposure really makes this one to remember for me
Comments by Rory Hudson on Sat, 02/16/08 16:16
Beautiful image that really evokes the feeling of cold and isolation. Love the colours and backlighting.
Comments by els mo on Sat, 02/16/08 18:06
Excellent! Warm & cold at the same time.
Comments by Ellen on Sat, 02/16/08 19:34
I agree with the others that this photograph has a temperature you can feel. The surreal glow behind the tree makes your eye notice the highlights on the edges of the bench-which is beautiful. The image is not bleak, but warm and vibrant in its calm.
Comments by Tommy McGee on Sat, 02/16/08 19:43
Ditto the accolades already penned. The composition would be great even without the sunlight burning through the fog. The sunlight creates a sense of anticipation of warmer weather when the bench won't be so lonely. I find it very interesting that even with the backlight you somehow managed to keep the shadow detail on the backside of the bench and in the tree trunk... even in front of the most central, brightest portion of light. I know you didn't use fill flash... another testament to your knowledgable use of PS, I suppose.
Comments by Pietro Cecchi on Sat, 02/16/08 19:49
what a beauty Ruth...:)
Comments by Michael Dreese on Sat, 02/16/08 21:55
Beautiful light and a very pleasing composition, very nice!
Comments by Ruth Rittichier on Sun, 02/17/08 11:43
Thanks for the positive feedback on this image.
Comments by Tony Scheuhammer on Sun, 02/17/08 17:31
I like the placement of the 3 main elements - tree, rocks, bench; and that there are 3 rocks, repeating the theme of '3'. I also like the warm yellow glow, but it does strike me as a bit artificial because there seems to be none (or little) of it reflected in the snow.
Comments by Barry Dickieson on Sun, 02/17/08 17:36
Beautiful composition Ruth as so well stated in other comments
Comments by Tom Mallon on Sun, 02/17/08 22:39
Very nice picture, Ruth. I like the glow thru the fog, since it is only glow, it does not cast shafows or reflect off the snow!
Comments by Richard Dong on Sun, 02/17/08 22:47
Something very soothing about that yellowish sun...
Comments by John Wise on Sun, 02/17/08 23:48
Comments by Josiah Friberg on Mon, 02/18/08 10:44
Very nice. I like it a lot.
Comments by BruceMackh on Tue, 02/19/08 10:41
So, down here in New Orleans when its "COLD" it means I might have to double up and
Comments by les perry on Tue, 02/19/08 14:09
Comments by Cynthia on Tue, 02/19/08 23:00
While I cannot say that I wish to sit on that bench in the scene (sat on one too many with snow on it to wish it again), I am pleased with this image. There is an intangible feeling that I wish I could articulate properly, but I can surmise by saying the warmth of the sunny glow juxtaposed with the cool of snow/ice is quite appealing.
Comments by JP Zorn on Tue, 02/19/08 23:29
the title again.
Comments by Erica Weil on Thu, 02/21/08 11:26
You have created a very nice shot. It is well balanced with good composition. It is a bit simple, but I think that is what you were going for. It evokes a sense of warmth and loneliness at the same time.
Comments by Christopher Azzopardi on Thu, 02/21/08 11:51
A well seen photo. I like everything about this photo. Well done!
Comments by Jason D. Miller on Thu, 02/21/08 21:33
I like the feel. Nice composition. Effective.
Comments by Tess Bicak on Fri, 02/22/08 22:03
It creates a sense of tranquility. After a few years of being down South (I'm originally from
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Comments by S Roter on Tue, 10/16/12 13:50
Had to check I was still on PC, such activity, for good reason, a