the White Out II by Handie
Handie

the White Out II

by Handie in Winter

This looks like a B&W photo - but it's not - it's full colour - it's just the colour of my world the day I took this photo.

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  • windwhisper

    windwhisper

    Amaaazing!

    Aug 29th, 2011 Reply
  • Hypothermia

    Hypothermia

    Great photograph, but there is too much space on the left in my opinion.
    Otherwise you did great job capturing this. And congratulations on the Daily Feature award!

    Aug 13th, 2011 Reply
    • Handie

      Handie

      Thank you! I was going for a very white, empty, minimalist feel with this so I decided to leave it full frame with all the white. I can see how some might think it's too much though! Thanks again!

      Aug 13th, 2011 Reply
  • HillbillyDeluxe

    HillbillyDeluxe

    I really like that vast negative space to the left of the tree! I definitely do not miss days like this though...what was it... -25 or so?

    Didn't shoot anything yesterday. Stayed home and puttered around do lots but accomplishing not a heck of a lot.

    Jul 17th, 2011 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • Handie

      Handie

      LOL! Actually this one was a GREAT day - one of those days that makes you think "Winter's not so bad!!!" It was so mild and pretty!! Glad you like it!!

      Jul 17th, 2011 Reply
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      Wow! My grammar is atrocious! Above should have read "...did lots but..."

      Honestly I don't remember the mild days...only the ones that were hellishly cold!

      Jul 19th, 2011 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • Handie

      Handie

      LOL! Well - you're allowed to have a few mistakes - after all - you speak more than one language... you get kudos for that! ;)

      I'm glad you added on to this - I never saw the second half of your post the first time around!

      Jul 19th, 2011 Reply
    • Handie

      Handie

      oh fer crying out LOUD!!!

      LOL! funny that you can't remember a "warm" cold day! hilarious! I guess you don't get any snow there??

      We went to Minnedosa for some boating tonight and I was glad I took my camera with me - awesome clouds and a beautiful sunset!

      Jul 19th, 2011 Reply
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      More than one language is not an excuse in my mother tongue!

      We get snow here as I live at the foot of the "Japanese Alps". But in recent years there has been less and less. I remember back in '98 it dumped about a meter of heavy wet snow in just under 12 hours. Crazy! Back hurt from helping the neighbours shovel their driveways!

      Lakes, boats and sunsets make for awesome pictures. Will you post any here?

      Jul 19th, 2011 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • Handie

      Handie

      ha! I bet you get frustrated with other people's writing and grammar then too, eh? (that eh was just a little reminder of home for you!) ;)

      That must have been nuts - especially for a place that doesn't get much snow! We had a crazy winter for snow this year - the snow piled along the driveway was above my head in some spots for most of the winter. We were running out of places to put the damn stuff!! But that's not SO unusual for us either...

      Jul 19th, 2011 Reply
    • Handie

      Handie

      And of course I will be posting some of those here ---- hopefully I got some sharp ones because I was shooting them from a boat, which most of the time, was moving...... yikes!! I'll be pissed if they are all blurry!!! We didnt' get home until 11 pm so I didn't even have a chance to download any. Tonight! It's a scorcher today - about 49 with the humidity so I think I'll be staying in once I get home from work! ;)

      Jul 19th, 2011 Reply
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      Yikes...that is hot! What is the humidity in percent?

      Jul 19th, 2011 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      I'm not a grammar nazi (excluding my students) but it's natural to make mistakes.

      Apparently 25 years ago they used to get a lot more snow here and the lakes would actually freeze thick enough to skate on! BUT considering that older houses have virtually no insulation...I don't think I'd want to experience that! (R-value...what's an R-value?)

      Jul 19th, 2011 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • Handie

      Handie

      Humidity is 71%. it's SOOO hot and gross out. yuck - we're not used to this! we're going to get one hell of a storm sooner or later!!

      Glad to hear you're not a grammar nazi - otherwise I'd probably be driving you crazy!! ;)

      I think we call it R Factor here. I don't know how it works - something to do with energy efficiency or something. Yeah.... snow without any insulation... would be pretty darn cold! brrr...... their homes must get hot too - does it get really hot there?

      Jul 19th, 2011 Reply
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      yup...the only bearable times are late spring and early autumn. They rely on a/c a lot in the summer and portable kerosine heaters in the winter. (central heating is still considered a luxury and taxed accordingly)!

      Jul 21st, 2011 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • Handie

      Handie

      hmmmm - that would kind of suck. So do you use kerosine heaters too??

      Jul 21st, 2011 Reply
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      I ONLY use kerosene heaters....that aren't properly vented outside. Little portable jobs that stink up the whole house and kill brain cells! Yikes. (not all people are subjected to this torture...by estimation I would guess around 50% of the households still use a kerosene heater in some shape or form.)

      The manufacturers recommend to open the windows every one to two hours to vent the fumes but it kind of defeats the purpose of heating the room up, doesn't it? (You only heat one room at a time in most situations here. In winter I generally never leave my living room as it is the only room I heat up! )

      Jul 22nd, 2011 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • Handie

      Handie

      Good grief!!!! And WHY do you live there again??!!!! So you deal with earth quakes, unfriendly people, bland rice, brain cell killing kerosene, freezing tooshie, tsunami's, nuclear reactor leakage... and what else?? .......... oh! crappy Japanese beer!!

      So if you are in your living room most of the time, can't you rig up some sort of exhaust so it will go outside?? One morning you're going to wake up dead from inhaling that stuff!!!

      Jul 22nd, 2011 Reply
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      I wouldn't say unfriendly...just reluctant towards strangers. The beer is actually becoming the straw to break my camel's back!

      I can't really vent the portables. I would have to buy a wall unit, bore a few holes in the wall and further reduce my living space. And since I only rent, it isn't worth it.

      I guess I still I live here because I have a family here (and a job) so I'll bide my time for now.

      Jul 22nd, 2011 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • Handie

      Handie

      LOL! maybe you should start drinking something other than beer! Like Saki.... ;)

      Jul 22nd, 2011 Reply
    • Handie

      Handie

      I know - I was just kidding - but it certainly seems like living there has it's challenges.

      So you have a family? And here I thought you were a batchelor! So is your wife Japanese? That's very cool - I can see why you stay ;) Have you ever brought them home to Canada? What did they think of it?

      Jul 22nd, 2011 Reply
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      You know the funny thing...I have never developed a taste for sake. It really depends on the atmosphere of the place and the people I'm with before I'll start drinking that. It tastes ok, but not just my first choice.

      Jul 22nd, 2011 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • Handie

      Handie

      ANytime I see people drinking it on tv they don't seem to enjoy it very much so I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be a fan of it either!!

      Jul 22nd, 2011 Reply
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      There are many varieties, and is appreciated in the same way a Scot appreciates scotch. I don't appreciate it at all...

      Jul 22nd, 2011 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • Handie

      Handie

      LOL! well, most alcohol I don't appreciate - unless it tastes like fruit juice! LOL - tasted Scotch once.... almost burned my tongue out of my head!!! ;)

      Jul 22nd, 2011 Reply
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      Yeah...i pretty much feel that way about sake too!

      Jul 22nd, 2011 Reply C'mon Pookie...
  • mintyy

    mintyy

    Congratulations on the Daily Feature !
    Minimalistic yet so strong ! Great one !

    Jul 6th, 2011 Reply
  • Romadhansyah

    Romadhansyah

    Congratulation on Daily Feature Award

    Jul 5th, 2011 Reply
  • Famz

    Famz

    aww, but it's stunning! I really like the composition, the negative space makes this so appealing and the tree with the swing makes me think of innocence! Congrats on the Daily Feature dearie!

    Jul 5th, 2011 Reply Subscriber
    • Handie

      Handie

      Thank you - and thank you for your thoughtful words!!

      Jul 5th, 2011 Reply
    • Famz

      Famz

      aww you're most welcome!

      Jul 5th, 2011 Reply Subscriber
  • SuharLeonheart

    SuharLeonheart

    Simple & great exposure. Congrats on Daily Feature Award

    Jul 5th, 2011 Reply Shadowness Staff
  • PinkPotatoChips

    PinkPotatoChips

    Congratulations on your Daily Feature! Lovely and simple. Wonderful composition!

    Jul 4th, 2011 Reply
  • Joe-LynnDesign

    Joe-LynnDesign

    So cool! Congrats on the feature!

    Jul 4th, 2011 Reply
  • death-soldier10

    death-soldier10

    I love the simplicity of this! Congrats on the daily feature!

    Jul 3rd, 2011 Reply