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Picture of the Day - October 5, 2009

"Winter in the woods"

Photo of a beautiful winter scene in a forest.
Photo and narrative by Lauren Blackwell.               (Click on the photo for a larger view)

As one who loves winter, I jumped at the chance to leave the mild temperatures of South Texas and visit my brother in Maine in February. The air was crisp and cold and the ground was covered in snow--just the way I like it!

We went for a winter drive and a hike through the woods, giving me a chance to capture some nice photos and some even better memories. Family has always been extremely important to me so any opportunity to spend time with my two younger brothers is a treat. This day was especially enjoyable because I was able to celebrate my love for animals also, watching my brother's Gordon Setter romp through the Maine snow.

I shot this scene with my Nikon D80 and 18-55 kit lens, in Auto mode: ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/320 second. I enhanced it with Topaz Adjust, bringing out the red in the house and shrubs. It was just such a peaceful image that, to me, captured the essence of winter in the woods.
Visitor Comments...
    Name: Rick Rouse
    Town: Abingdon, VA

    You have captured a very pretty scene here Lauren. A peak at what many of us can expect come winter.
    Name: Kathy Beach
    Town: Maryville, TN

    Lauren, this is a fantastic picture. Thank you for sharing it with us. I can almost feel the chill and hear the silence from this quaint scene. It makes me long for winter!!
    Name: Ed Morrison
    Town: Dunwoody, GA

    I wish we had winters like that here. Great job Ms. Blackwell.
    Name: Ron Trees
    Town: Spokane, WA

    Brrrrrrrrrr. Thanks Lauren, you have given me a very good reminder of what is headed our way. Although I do like your photo, I am not sure I feel the same way about what is on the way!!
    Name: Ellen Murphy
    Town: Littleton, CO

    We often have scenes like this in our state, and your photo is magnificent Lauren. Great job!

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