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January 17, 2012
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Jan 17, 2012, 2:18:56 PM
Winter Wonderland by Mathayis Winter Wonderland by Mathayis
Snow makes every thing look so..breathtaking~~

If you use this in a stock image please just let me know^__^ I'd truly love to see how you use it ^___^'

ooh here's winter and summer side by side
Winter and summer by Mathayis
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Quick dislaimer: I don't know official photography technique-speak.
That said: this picture demonstrates for me that a snowy world is inherently magical. There's a sense of stillness, the idea of being wary of breathing here, but not in a stifled way. It's related to having reverence for a moment or situation which causes me to face deep thoughts, if only briefly.
I really like how my eye is eventually drawn to the bridge, but not yanked there. I don't have any idea HOW you did that, am just thoroughly thankful that you did. Nice hints of the different shades of grey. Also, nice seasonal timing, and snapping this before the river / creek froze.
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You have my compliments on this one. One of the other critiquers mentioned they didn't know how you drew the eye to the bridge, so I'll outline it here in hopes that others will see, and learn.
You've used the rule of thirds here to stunning effect. The right bank of the stream is aligned with the right third of the photo. The bridge is along the bottom third, and the river itself draws the eye upwards. Between the contrast of the river and the snow, and the placement, the eye eventually has to go to the bridge. You've led the viewer straight to it with leading lines and composition. Follow the stream's course, and you eventually go to the bridge. Skim the photo, and you eventually go to the bridge. Terrific work.

The only downside I can see in this photo, and this may be more personal preference than any knock against you, is that the coloring is a bit dull. I would want to see the white of the snow really pop, as I get the impression it was a bit dark out when this was taken.

Overall, excellent work.
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viviolot Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
used on my deviantart page! ^^
WatairDragon Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Somehow this reminds me of a scene from the movie Wolf Children.  Pretty either way ^_^
Mathayis Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
oooh Wolf Children?:la: Aww i'll totally have to watch that now!!!^______________^ thank you so much!!:)
WatairDragon Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist… - Trailer… - Full Dubbed

it's a Good Beautiful movie, but can be sad at times.  Watch it in HD if you can!
tea74 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student Photographer
DexterAdriano Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
beautiful stock!
I used here ->
thank you so much!
Shellsworld Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Used here Queen of the ice by Shellsworld  many thanks :D (Big Grin) 
Someone-Else79 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Wonderful !!!!
Mathayis Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh thank you so much!^___^
batcula Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Hi, I used your stock here:… Thank you ;p
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