Mini-challenge #111 -- "Winter Scene"

bf2015bf2015 Major grinsRegistered Users Posts: 523 Major grins
edited December 18, 2010 in The Dgrin Challenges
Welcome to Round #111 of the Dgrin Mini-Challenges

Your theme is: Winter Scene

Something that I don't have a lot of in my portfolio is winter scenes, so this round, let's see your best winter scenes. It can be snow-covered mountains, the warmth of a fire, Thomas Kinkade style scenes, Florida winters, winter sports, etc. It's wide open!


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The challenge begins now, and ends on Friday, December 17th, 2010 at 12:01 AM PDT. Good Luck !

GENERAL RULES

1. Have fun sharing and seeing what others share!
2. The host supplies a topic and you post 1-3 images. The host judges the winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd) and is not eligible to enter.
The 1st place winner then chooses the next topic, judges the winner and passes on the baton to the new champion.
3. Any photo you’ve taken is eligible, regardless of when taken or camera used.
4. Any amount of post-processing is allowed. However, it is helpful if you list your camera and lens along with your photo.
You may comment on other contestant's images. If you want someone to leave you some critique or criticism, put an asterisk (*) next to the title of the image.
5. * The winner has up to three days (72 hours) to begin a new mini-challenge, or the honor goes to the #2 finisher and so forth.


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4. Give each image you enter a title.
5. Enjoy discussion with members about their images, don't let this just be an entry thread!
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  • SimpsonBrothersSimpsonBrothers Hobbyist Registered Users Posts: 1,079 Major grins
    edited December 2, 2010
    Half Dome
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    Tahoe
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    Point Lobos
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  • ghinsonghinson p&#477;u&#633;n&#647;dn Registered Users Posts: 933 Major grins
    edited December 2, 2010
    Great idea!

    1. Brant Point in a White Christmas
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    2. Even in the Snow...
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    3. Blizzard Shack
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    uosuıɥ ƃǝɹƃ
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  • FrochFroch ~~~~ Registered Users Posts: 571 Major grins
    edited December 3, 2010
    ghinson wrote: »
    Great idea!

    1. Brant Point in a White Christmas
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    2. Even in the Snow...
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    3. Blizzard Shack
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    I love #2, but all three are beautiful. Very nice.
  • kdotaylorkdotaylor Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,265 Major grins
    edited December 3, 2010
    #1 Hoar Frost
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    #2 Winter Trees
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    #3 Near Ely, Minnesota
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    Kate
    www.katetaylor.smugmug.com
    "You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus." Mark Twain
  • Quincy TQuincy T from ear to ear Registered Users Posts: 1,090 Major grins
    edited December 4, 2010
    ghinson wrote: »
    Great idea!
    3. Blizzard Shack
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    Wow, I was going to enter the contest, but now I'm not even sure there' s a point. This is awesome!

    I'll still try though :P.

  • dlsdls undisciplined Registered Users Posts: 385 Major grins
    edited December 5, 2010
    1. Arctic Sunset
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    2. Storm
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    3. Winter Camping
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  • ghinsonghinson p&#477;u&#633;n&#647;dn Registered Users Posts: 933 Major grins
    edited December 5, 2010
    Love that first one Dan. Such a cool mood to it.
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  • Bend The LightBend The Light Bend The Light Registered Users Posts: 1,887 Major grins
    edited December 5, 2010
    This is gonna be tough!

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    snow angel Ruby by Bend The Light, on Flickr

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    ice sculpture by Bend The Light, on Flickr

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    Ruby Snowballing by Bend The Light, on Flickr
  • redleashredleash Texas Grins San Antonio, TXRegistered Users Posts: 3,817 Major grins
    edited December 6, 2010
    kdotaylor - I like "Winter Trees" a lot--very peaceful and quiet

    ghinson - I really like your #2--the colors are great against the white snow, and it definitely tells a story.

    Nice entries so far....I'll see if I have anything.

    Lauren
    "But ask the animals, and they will teach you." (Job 12:7)

    Lauren Blackwell
    www.redleashphoto.com
  • konomaniackonomaniac Major grins Registered Users Posts: 335 Major grins
    edited December 7, 2010
    Didn't have a winter shot until Sunday night mwink.gif

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    Christmas in Connecticut by r kono, on Flickr

    Taken with my Canon point & shoot
    --- Kono ---
    Pentax K-x and assorted lenses
  • ic4uic4u Major grins Lago Vista, TXRegistered Users Posts: 1,455 Major grins
    edited December 7, 2010
    Here's my three!

    1.Outnumbered!
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    2. Winter Morning Barn Scene
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    3. After the snowfall
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    Karin


    "Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt and live like it's heaven on Earth." — Mark Twain
  • KinkajouKinkajou Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,240 Major grins
    edited December 8, 2010
    Vogel, GA
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    Lake Ontario
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    Webster, NY
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    For the record, winter is Florida is totally boring... otherwise I'd represent. For example, I took this photo from our office window yesterday (SOC):
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    boooooooring
    Webpage

    Spread the love! Go comment on something!
  • senorjaxsenorjax Major grins Registered Users Posts: 298 Major grins
    edited December 8, 2010
    I'll get all 3 of mine in at once.

    First snow triptych.
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    Jay
  • CygnusX1CygnusX1 Big grins Registered Users Posts: 12 Big grins
    edited December 8, 2010
    Hmm OK does this count?

    Original:
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    Created:
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    Canon 20D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 & f/2.5 Macro, Sigma 18-50 f/2.8, Sigma 80-400 EX DG OS.
    http://dcer.smugmug.com :huh
  • ghinsonghinson p&#477;u&#633;n&#647;dn Registered Users Posts: 933 Major grins
    edited December 9, 2010
    LOVE it!
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  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Registered Users Posts: 3,116 Major grins
    edited December 9, 2010
    1
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    2
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    3
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    dave.

    Basking in the shadows of yesterday's triumphs'.
  • StueveShotsStueveShots Major grins PNW MountiansRegistered Users Posts: 542 Major grins
    edited December 9, 2010
    Greg: The mailboxes are incredible! Such a nice shot.

    CygnusX1: Oh my...that sinking snowman might be one of my favorite snowman shots ever! Great job!

    Davev: All gorgeous as always...but that eagle! Oh my goodness! Wow. Look at those talons! My jaw dropped.

    Actually, everyone--such a good job so far! Well done!
  • ic4uic4u Major grins Lago Vista, TXRegistered Users Posts: 1,455 Major grins
    edited December 9, 2010
    Ditto Dave, those are amazing, especially the eagle!
    :jawdrop
    Karin


    "Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt and live like it's heaven on Earth." — Mark Twain
  • SimpsonBrothersSimpsonBrothers Hobbyist Registered Users Posts: 1,079 Major grins
    edited December 9, 2010
    Wow Dave! I'll pull my shots down. beer.gif That Eagle shot is beawesome!
  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Registered Users Posts: 3,116 Major grins
    edited December 9, 2010
    Thanks guys.

    The best part of your praise, I thought the deer shot was my best one.

    Just goes to show, you never know.
    So get your shots in here.

    Molsondog, I love that second shot.
    dave.

    Basking in the shadows of yesterday's triumphs'.
  • DsrtVWDsrtVW Light Stalking Registered Users Posts: 1,991 Major grins
    edited December 10, 2010
    Wow so much good stuff posted.

    Frost on the Willows
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    Tahoe under full Moon
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    Butte Sink Snow Storm (this is a color shot not B W conversion it was that gray)
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    Chris K. NANPA Member
    http://kadvantage.smugmug.com/
  • redleashredleash Texas Grins San Antonio, TXRegistered Users Posts: 3,817 Major grins
    edited December 10, 2010
    Molson - Love the simplicity of the tree and the humor in the sign shot--funny!

    Dave - Fantastic shot of the eagle! Where did you take that one? It is stunning!

    senorjax - That triptych is beautiful--a work of art worthy of a large print on a wall!
    "But ask the animals, and they will teach you." (Job 12:7)

    Lauren Blackwell
    www.redleashphoto.com
  • billseyebillseye Major grins Registered Users Posts: 847 Major grins
    edited December 10, 2010
    A Warmer Perspective - Southern California Winter
    Well... there's not any snow to be found in my neck of the woods, so in the broader spirit of "Winter Scenes" here are my humble submissions. All three were actually captured during the winter months right here in Escondido, CA (home of the pile of ash formerly known as the Bomb Factory House).

    1. Hockey Practice... Yeah, ok. It's Roller Hockey.
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    2. Buddhist Tet Observance for Peace
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    3. New Year's Flamenco
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    Bill Banning

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  • billseyebillseye Major grins Registered Users Posts: 847 Major grins
    edited December 10, 2010

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    Point Lobos
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    What I really like about these two is the juxtoposition of vertical images with opposite left-right orientations and the contrast of snow and rock with the common element of water. Very nice!
    Bill Banning

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  • billseyebillseye Major grins Registered Users Posts: 847 Major grins
    edited December 10, 2010
    ghinson wrote: »
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    This is wonderful. You've taken a cliche and made it new. Kudos!
    Bill Banning

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  • billseyebillseye Major grins Registered Users Posts: 847 Major grins
    edited December 10, 2010
    kdotaylor wrote: »
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    I really like all of your submissions for this mini-challenge, but the stark contrast of the blues and whites in this image really catches my attention. Nice work!
    Bill Banning

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  • billseyebillseye Major grins Registered Users Posts: 847 Major grins
    edited December 10, 2010
    dls wrote: »
    1. Arctic Sunset
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    Really like this one. It draws me in and stimulates my imagination about a backstory to the whole scene. Cool!
    Bill Banning

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  • billseyebillseye Major grins Registered Users Posts: 847 Major grins
    edited December 10, 2010

    Hey Bend the Light...
    Hope you dodged the snowball from that last shot! Looks like you were having a great time!
    Bill Banning

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  • billseyebillseye Major grins Registered Users Posts: 847 Major grins
    edited December 10, 2010
    ic4u wrote: »
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    Well... either you're playing with perspective on an incoming snowball - or the guy on the right's about to get a majorly large snowball on his noggin!

    Nice moment.
    Bill Banning

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  • billseyebillseye Major grins Registered Users Posts: 847 Major grins
    edited December 10, 2010
    Kinkajou wrote: »
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    Whoa. I'm shivering just looking at this. It really provides a sense of place and environment. I can almost see the Edmund Fitzgerald on the horizon.
    Bill Banning

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