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Then Winter Arrives

Then Winter Arrives
....and for many this marks the beginning of a long wait until the first robin appears or the quietest crocus peeks out of the softening ground. Yet winter is not without its beauty. On a sunless day, the grays merge to form a somber and peaceful landscape. Think of the silhouette of a leafless tree. Its leafy abundance may be missing, but its beauty is still intact. For me, winter often serves up a wellspring of precious childhood memories packed with hours of sledding and big mugs of marshmallow- and whipped-cream-topped hot chocolate. What can you remember?

Brian, Alain D, hlegallais, Colette NoËl and 65 other people have particularly liked this photo


86 comments - The latest ones
Beth
Beth
Beautifully balanced and slighty mysterious with the mist rising off the river. I remember the joy of a day out of school! Didn't happen often, so it was a special treat when it did.
4 years ago.
Ashley Loy
Ashley Loy
Excellent B&W !!!!!!!!!! Beautiful composition !!!!!!!!!
Precious childhood memories !!!!!!!!! I love winter !
I can remember digging tunnels in the snow all over the back yard !
4 years ago.
Meadowmom
Meadowmom
Especially nice on black.
4 years ago.
Ian Grainger
Ian Grainger
Beautifully composed and processed! I always remember winters being much colder when I was a child! Probably because I spent much more time in the cold outdoors - waiting for busses to go to school! :)
4 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Very nostalgic! I think Winter was fun as kids, but as adults we view it rather differently !!
4 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
o0o what do I remember, well you will laugh as I remember when Mum was getting tea
ready it was ~ go outside and play and be good ~ but its snowing Mum ~ go outside and
play ~ but its snowing Mum ;-) out I went with little yellow knitted mittens on ... up the
garden path and then what did I make ? a snowman ? oh no ... I built a little igloo for
the cat go in ... and would you believe it ... next day .. the cat went in it ;-) my mittens
they had lots of little bobbles of snow on them ... from patting the snow into shape
of course the mittens were wet when I went inside ... how did you get these so wet
said Mum, what have you been doing ... but Mum ... its snowing outside ;-) and I
remember that day as if it were yesterday ... well you did ask oOo

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yes Mother Nature brings her seasons ... autumn her mellowness and colour
but winter allows the sunrise and sunsets to shine through the trees and give
us a wonderful sight to behold ... the sun is lower in the sky and casts long
shadows ... equally as beautiful ... and long reflections on the water .. yes
winter is beautiful too oOo
4 years ago.
RyanShoots
RyanShoots
Very nice. I especially like the steam off the water.
4 years ago.
Diana Australis
Diana Australis
A stark, yet lyrical photo!
Our Aussie winters do not have snow, so my memories are very different from yours!
4 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
Sledging, wet woollen gloves, cheeks bright red, sunlight on glistening snow on all the fells, crisp crunchy footsteps, sliding on ice......following the snow plough over the moors, all the stars bright and clear....Winter in the Dales....

Fine vista Duane and good to see you back
4 years ago.
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
I like your treatment here, Duane. You've produced a lovely image.
4 years ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
magic BW world!
love it !
have a wonderful week!
4 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
magnificent !!!!!
( Slow in commenting being not well)
4 years ago.
vero
vero
Paysage exceptionnel, une merveille, j'aime beaucoup Véro amts
4 years ago.
Clotilde M (Clofotos)
Clotilde M (Clofotos…
Une image magnifique !
4 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Congrats on Explore!
4 years ago.
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
Another look at this lovely image and thanks for your comments on the standing stones.
4 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
A great mono, the soft tones and mist from the water work together well.
4 years ago.
Maker
Maker
Nice use of the bridge to draw the eye to the central tower.

I remember the snow forts and carrying water to make ice on the sled path.
4 years ago.
(*NIKonGT*)
(*NIKonGT*)
Wonderful soft b/w.
4 years ago.
Eefje
Eefje
Although I am secretly thinking of Spring already, this frosty look does have its beauty, love this view!
4 years ago.
Ostseeleuchte
Ostseeleuchte
Yes, the winter also has its charm!
Fantastic work - a brilliant shot!
4 years ago.
Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
Grey winter days are beautiful to me. I enjoy the atmosphere, captured so well here.
4 years ago.
Belleuse
Belleuse
Great work !
4 years ago.
bluehazyjunem
bluehazyjunem
Superb monochrome!
Beautiful photo!
4 years ago.
Elizabeth Roberts
Elizabeth Roberts
Wonderful composition I love the mist rising off the river.
4 years ago.
Jeanne
Jeanne
jolie photo
4 years ago.
Clint Hudson
Clint Hudson
Nice work
4 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Very well composed, can feel the coldness.
4 years ago.
Gypsy Flores
Gypsy Flores
wonderful mood and tones
4 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
WOW!...Outstanding shot!
Fabulous composition!
Stunning B/W picture!
Job well done, Duane!
4 years ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Great capture and atmosphere! Excellent winter image...Very beautifully composed!
4 years ago.
OCS
OCS
Beautiful atmosphere and light!
4 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
+++++++++++++++++++++++GREAT !!!!
4 years ago.
Fizgig
Fizgig
Gorgeous shot! I also find a lot of beauty in winter =)
4 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Love n regards !!!!
4 years ago.
Janano -
Janano -
excellent b/w
4 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Superb capture of the fog rising from the melting river.
4 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Sumptuous ! Excellent capture friend !! Compliments !!! Good night from City beautiful Chandigarh !!!! Have an enjoyable weekend !!!!!!
4 years ago.
English Pointers
English Pointers
Days of fun and hoping that it snows

Crisp sharp mornings and a frost that makes the grass crunch under your feet

I apologise that I have not visited you lately I have just returned to work after a long illness and I am finding it very tiring so this limits my time on Ipernity. I hope that once I get back into a routine I will be around more to comment and admire your photo stream.
4 years ago.
paddypix
paddypix
Splendid mono ..captures wintriness so well
4 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Compliments! Good evening from City beautiful Chandigarh!!! Wishes for happy n an enjoyable Time and up coming week !!!!
4 years ago.
Mags:-) off for a while
Mags:-) off for a wh…
Beautiful shot and beautiful words!!!:O)
4 years ago.
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Swetlana Hasenjäger
A wonderful winter picture ! I like this cold, snow time too.
4 years ago.
Rajan C.K
Rajan C.K
You make grey look so wonderful PR :-)
4 years ago.
Antonio Diaz  Pedraza
Antonio Diaz Pedraz…
Sensacional
4 years ago.
Evangrek63
Evangrek63
terrific
4 years ago.
Karl Wolfgang
Karl Wolfgang
Singing the cold Winter blues (and greys).
WOLFgang :)
4 years ago.
Dynamo
Dynamo
well composed & treated...
4 years ago.
Lil I --( Irene2carton old flickr name )
Lil I --( Irene2cart…
Stunning image so beautiful

Only back to ipernity today catching up

Wishing you a wonderful weekend
4 years ago.
Vilmar Vidor
Vilmar Vidor
Excellent !!!
4 years ago.
Phill G
Phill G
Love the composition and sense of cold. Winter used to be such fun years ago...now it just makes my bones ache!
4 years ago.
Dave Roberts 2014
Dave Roberts 2014
Looks very nice in b&w, a great thought!
4 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
GREAT !!!!
4 years ago.
Lil I --( Irene2carton old flickr name )
Lil I --( Irene2cart…
superb shot and wonderful composition
4 years ago.
Alan Minshall
Alan Minshall
Beautiful Mono
4 years ago.
vero
vero
du grand art, pure beauté, Véro, amts
4 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Love n regards Sir !
4 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
My best wishes to you and family with love n regards !
4 years ago.
Horizon 36
Horizon 36
Beautiful winter scenery.....excellent....well done.
4 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Love n regards !
4 years ago.
Nina Kuriloff
Nina Kuriloff
lovely!
4 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Sumptuous !!!!! Excellent capture friend !!!! Compliments! Good evening from City beautiful Chandigarh !!! Wishes for happy and enjoyable weekend !!
4 years ago.
Gerda
Gerda
This is very impressive! In Luxembourg spring started and we didn't have any winter at all this year. This never happened before and feels strange.
4 years ago.
milvavr
milvavr
wonderful B/W image!!
4 years ago.
Karl Wolfgang
Karl Wolfgang
Murky clouds extend earthward
4 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Magnificent !!!!!!!!!!!!! Excellent capture friend ! Wishes for Happy Sunday and up coming week !
4 years ago.
Tess Mc Kenna
Tess Mc Kenna
Beautifully captured winter Scene and works very well in BW Well done Regards Tess
4 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
Hello again, Duane!
Hope all is well!
Have a lovely day!
4 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
I like winter when I'm doing photography but not when I have to drive or shovel. Loved the changed landscape, the days off school, the sledding and other winter sports when I was a kid, though. Still enjoy skiing and snowshoeing. Beautiful shot, Duane.
4 years ago.
Janet Brien
Janet Brien
A lovely, wintery scene. Beautiful details and the clouds in the sky are so cool the way they seem to radiate from the tower! :)
4 years ago.
Anuj Nair
Anuj Nair
Like a pencil sketch...Excellent work !
4 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Splendid !!!!!!!

Love n regards !!!! Whats up .............................is .every thing fine ?
4 years ago.
David Michael
David Michael
Excellent sharp mono. The mist just rising on the water is very atmospheric. When we were younger living up in the hills - big drifts of snow that reliably closed roads each year and cut us off from school!
4 years ago.
~Roxanne~
~Roxanne~
Beautiful shot! I'm hoping winter will be saying goodbye soon--this winter was like those of my youth with never melting piles of snow and storm after storm!
4 years ago.
♥ Luna ♥
♥ Luna ♥
Un lugar muy bonito,,,,en primavera debe ser precioso!
4 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Fantastic shot.
4 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Love n regards Sir !
4 years ago.
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
Thank you all for the very kind comments!
4 years ago.
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
Another look at this lovely image, Duane. Thanks for your visits.
4 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Awesome capture! Love the monochrome and steam fog effect!
4 years ago.
Colette NoËl
Colette NoËl
What a wonderful landscape, indeed !
4 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
:-)
4 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Superb !!!!
4 years ago.
Christel Ehretsmann
Christel Ehretsmann
like a dainty drawing
4 years ago.
hlegallais
hlegallais
Beautifull and a great patience to come until you will see the nest flower !!
4 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
Nice atmosphere
4 years ago.