Winter scenery in Spring

Spring 2013
by Kristel Schneider

Snow and Frost
May 24, 2013

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Just back home from a three-day Photo Tour  I organized in the Auvergne for two Americans.  One of the photo subjects was Col de la Croix St Robert in the Auvergne Volcanoes Regional Nature Park. Due to the weather conditions we unfortunately had to skip the sunrise session. Instead we got lots of snow, fog and frosty trees later on in the morning.  Not quite what they (and me) expected during this Spring Photo Tour in the Auvergne.

We were immediately hooked to a little area with birch trees and bushes.
At one moment the sky opened up for a while and in the last image you can see the seasonal contrast. A winter scenery in the front with in the background the Spring greens in the fields.

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Image: November mood in spring – editors Pick

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November Mood in Spring

La Grande Cascade| Auvergne, France

 

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Some feedback so far:

  • Who says you can’t get a great shot in bad weather :) Very nice!
  • his says cold and damp. I like the waterfall peeking from the fog.
  • What a beautiful scene. Your framing and use of the fog in the frame is well done. Nicely done.

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Image: Snow Dunes – editors Pick

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Snow Dunes

Les Pradeaux| Auvergne, France

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Some feedback so far:

  • Excellent mood. Like it.
  • Kristel .Love this, just so delicate, cheers
  • I really love this. Beautiful shades and lines.
  • Fantastic!…a good eye to spot this!
  • Absolutely love everything about this!!!
  • Beautifully abstract I love it – in our over populated area the snow just quickly turns into a dirty mush
  • Very well seen Kristel, this is great!

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Snow dunes

PNR Livradois Forez
by Kristel Schneider

Last Friday I had a nice snowshoe walk in the ‘ Monts du Forez’.
For my photo assignment I wanted to have a second look at the lake from the dam des Pradeaux. The night before it had snowed and the forecast for that Friday was sun with some clouds.  When I parked my car at the Col Les Pradeaux (1.196 m altitude) the clouds were still hanging above the  Nordic ski slope for the children.

Les-Pradeaux-in-the-mistI was hoping for more snow on the trees around the lake than the first time I was there , but unfortunately that side is early in the sun and when I arrived the trees looked green with some powder snow on it, too bad for me.  Lake-Les-Pradeaux_3

The lake was frozen and totally covered with snow, the wind had created some nice snow dunes. I got attracted by the lines and shades.

Balancing in the deep snow I managed to get some lower angle shots.
The sun was nicely reflecting on the top of the dunes, which made it challenging to get details in the bright whiteness of the snow.
I also had to be careful that my tripod did  not slide down in the deep snow while I was focusing. It would not be the first time you think that everything is nicely in focus and then, realize that the tripod moved.
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Image: snow waves, editors pick

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Snow Waves

Puy de Chabane | Auvergne, France

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Some feedback so far:

  • Simple, elegant and beautiful!
  • Very nice layer shot.
  • I think I would prefer to crop this vertically where the foot prints start and take you away from the bottom of the photo… but I think I have a vertical fetish lol.
  • Really beautiful. I like the layers and light, but the tracks on the foreground hill make it for me.
  • Beautiful!…esp like the sliver of light on the ridge.

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