2023-02-21 Winter Landscape

The challenge theme for the two week period from Feb 21 to Mar 7 is Winter Landscapes. Really appropriate for yesterday’s and today’s snow event. The landscape can be a pure winter landscape of a subject with a winter landscape background. I am thinking here of a wildlife subject. The object of this exercise is to think about the background as you compose your image.

Please submit images no larger than 1600 pixels wide or 1050 pixels high.

29 Responses to 2023-02-21 Winter Landscape

Karen says:
March 4, 2023 at 4:01 pm
test image

Bill says:
2023-03-15 at 3:23 pm
Great test image Henri.

Joe Horler says:
February 21, 2023 at 7:46 pm
Henri you inspired me to go outside our condo in Currie late Tuesday Feb 21 and capture an image of the SNOW before it all get tramped down .
This is looking east from Valour Park along Victoria Cross Blvd. Captured as a Fuji Pro Negative jpeg simulation on a Fuji GFX camera. ISO 200/ F6.4/ SS@1/125sec

Ron says:
March 4, 2023 at 5:11 pm
I’ve always been fascinated by the way these 2 trees in Confederation Park have grown in parallel. ISO 100, f/16, 1/200. Adjustments and conversion to b&w using Apple Photos, sharpening in GIMP.

Ron says:
2023-03-15 at 3:34 pm
Another view from Confederation Park. ISO 100, f/7.1, 1/250. Adjustments and conversion to b&w using Apple Photos.

Bill Stilwell says:
March 4, 2023 at 6:10 pm
A mix of blue hour and white balance setting on the Sony A6000 set at 6600 k which was not enough to take care of correcting the blue coloured snow.
ISO 100, F10, 1/200 s.

Bill Stilwell says:
March 4, 2023 at 6:42 pm
We all seem to be enjoying North Glenmore Park for our winter landscape shots.
ISO 100, f11, 1/160s.
The first 3 passes had a person occupying one or more of the red chairs and the back of their heads seemed to be more of a distraction so patience paid off I think.

Diana says:
March 4, 2023 at 7:43 pm
Fourth try but I am keeping the faith that this will work. Thanks for your efforts, Henri.
Shot in Griffith Woods, about 100 yards away from the parking lot.
SS 1/125; f9; ISO 80; Focal Length 31 mm

tony campos says:
March 4, 2023 at 7:48 pm
Snow shapes at the end of Emerald lake – cropped and converted to b&w in Gimp
f/5.6, 1/1000, iso100

tony campos says:
March 4, 2023 at 7:50 pm
After the big snow fall I went to Glenmore park – I liked this clear view of the mountains framed by the snow and clouds.
f/8, 1/1000, iso200

Diana says:
March 4, 2023 at 8:39 pm
Joe and I ventured out to North Glenmore Park one evening when it was -23 to try to get a sunset shot. I decided to share this shot because I felt it shows that, even on a cold winter night, light can be cast so that the scene looks a little warmer than it really is. In reality, I actually reduced the warmth by adjusting the WB slightly to the cooler side.
SS 1/25; F13; ISO 80; focal length 34 mm.

della says:
March 4, 2023 at 9:30 pm
an image from the fresh snow a couple of days ago
ISO 100 13.5mm f5 1/800

della says:
March 4, 2023 at 9:32 pm
another image from the same day
ISO 100 f5.6 1/1000

Henri says:
March 4, 2023 at 9:46 pm
I went out to Baker Park to scout for some nice landscape opportunities. It was rather cold at -23 deg C, so no one to bother me. The parking lot had only 2 cars in it! Took about 50 images with various shutter speed, aperture and ISO settings. I liked this one the best. It has a nice tunnel perspective and nice balance between bright and dark areas. At least in my mind. This image was not post processed notice the “dull” look, even with a correctly exposed histogram f/22, 1/100 sec, ISO 250.

Henri says:
March 4, 2023 at 9:47 pm
Here is the same image processed in Adobe Camera Raw. Pushed the Highlights, Shadows, Whites and Clarity. Then adjusted Expose somewhat.

Henri says:
March 4, 2023 at 9:50 pm
Here is the same picture processed in Adobe Camera Raw, same recipe but with added desaturation to create a B&W image

Bill Stilwell says:
March 6, 2023 at 5:51 pm
You made excellent use of post processing actions you have available to you. I prefer this over the SOOC.

Frankie says:
2023-03-15 at 5:13 pm
I thought these mallards were cute walking on the frozen creek surrounded by curvy snow banks.
ISO 400, 70mm, f/6.3, 1/3200

Judi says:
2023-03-15 at 5:15 pm
Last week I went to Banff and this is a classic photo setup Mount Rundle with the Bow River Bridge in the middle ground. It was a cloudy day, and I think the clouds were enhanced when I switched to a B&W image.

Karen Sandra McDaniel says:
March 5, 2023 at 1:02 am
On one of the nice sunny days after the huge snowfall we had, these shadows appeared on my balcony. Shot in AP, F8, 50mm FL, ISO 500, S 1/500. I liked the lines as they were influenced by the furniture underneath the snow!

Henri says:
March 6, 2023 at 7:41 pm
Beautiful abstract. Love the subtle light variations in the bright parts of the image.

Frankie says:
March 5, 2023 at 1:15 am
Confederation Park, also the location of my first posting. I waited for people to come along.
ISO 400, 24 mm, f/6.3, 1/2000

Beth says:
March 5, 2023 at 6:42 pm
City landscape taken from Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area. Shot with my 70-300 mm lens at f/26, 1/50 sec, ISO 500

Beth says:
March 5, 2023 at 10:21 pm
Backlit bull rushes at Bebo Grove in Fish Creek Park. Shot with my 70 – 300 mm lens at f/16, 1/125 sec, ISO 500

Shannon says:
March 6, 2023 at 12:18 am
Wintery Scene along Edgemont Pathway – f/5.6 @ 1/1000 sec., ISO 100, 70-300 mm lens (98mm), pattern metering mode. Converted to B&W in LR.

Bill Stilwell says:
March 6, 2023 at 5:53 pm
Great shot that captures the weather stays very well.

Debbie McCluskey says:
March 6, 2023 at 4:33 am
I tried one of the suggestions in the landscape video last class of taking a test sample picture. I took one with my cell on a snowy day. The one below is the final product taken a week later as we finally had blue sky, and the photo in the reply was photo I took on the cell (Samsung Galaxy 20S) on Saturday Feb 25th around the same time (noonish). What caught my eye, was the pop of green of the water tower. The settings were F6.3, 1/400 ISO 100 using a polarized lens cover.

Debbie McCluskey says:
March 6, 2023 at 4:33 am
Test sample with the cell.

Bill Stilwell says:
March 6, 2023 at 8:17 pm
Good practice on manual settings to ensure I had the greatest DoF possible with the kit lens.
I was trying with a higher ISO so the exposure was quicker but this one was the best composed and looked sharp if not tack sharp.
ISO 100, f 22, 1/20 s.
Dimensions are 1527 X 1600 so we shall see if it fits on Henri’s new set up.

Doug Stewart says:
March 7, 2023 at 2:17 am
Like many of you I also went in search of a winter scene in North Glenmore Park – this was taken in the late afternoon – despite the blue sky and sun it was still -30. ISO 100, f/16, 1/125 sec, 36mm.

Bill says:
2023-03-15 at 5:41 pm
Great shot that captures the weather stays very well.