A Winter Day

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    It was unusually cold in Whitehorse for most of January, the temperatures dropping into the high minus 30's and the Yukon River valley, shrouded in gloomy ice-fog, made it impossible to test my new Nikon 10-24 mm lens. About 10 days ago, it warmed up to about minus 30, the ice-fog lifted, and I was able to get a few shots of the river, frozen fingers notwithstanding. Fortunately, it continued to warm up to about zero, and it's been absolutely tropical in these parts lately.

    This is a view of the river looking south from downtown Whitehorse near the riverboat. I'm very happy with the lens so far, as it's small, light, produces decent colour and is very sharp, perfect for landscapes. Winter landscapes are not really my thing-- too much snow, too cold and the light and colour is usually flat and boring unless the sky is clear and you are lucky enough to find a decent composition. This one is pretty much straight out of the camera with a few basic adjustments in CS5.

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    1. aokcreation 98 months ago | reply

      Perfect - love this capture!!!

    2. russ david 98 months ago | reply

      wonderful photo!!

    3. kdee64 98 months ago | reply

      Thanks aok, Vinoth and Russ.

    4. kdee64 98 months ago | reply

      Thanks Val!

    5. BN Singh 98 months ago | reply

      Breath Taking!!!!

    6. kdee64 98 months ago | reply

      Thanks BN!

    7. TravellingTheBLU26 98 months ago | reply

      Wow! A great shot! Love the light!

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    8. naturethroughmyeyes.com 98 months ago | reply

      Excellent composition Keith. I had never heard of ice fog before - makes for a great photo. Perfect that the sun is behind the cloud so as not to be blown out - nicely timed. Beautiful work!

    9. kdee64 98 months ago | reply

      Thanks Rachid, Blu and Barb!

    10. Maria Gemma - A Passionate Photographer 98 months ago | reply

      I truly appreciate your work as a photographer. My compliments

    11. totheforest 98 months ago | reply

      I saw this beautiful photo in "Nature of the World Unlimited " group.
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    12. kdee64 98 months ago | reply

      Thanks Gemma.

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    14. Maria Gemma - A Passionate Photographer 97 months ago | reply

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    15. Enrico Boggia | Photography 97 months ago | reply

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      WoW, this is an amazing shot!! Great, well done....

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    16. LTCE 69 months ago | reply

      Amazing scenery!

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