Blest Christmas Morn

© Jim Miotke

Blest Christmas Morn

Ronald F. Fischer 5/10/2006 6:45:53 AM

Wonderful color and composition! A great "mood" piece! #443115

Gary Lange 5/10/2006 7:40:48 AM

I like the color from the early morning and the composition very much, Jim! #2746690

Kerby Pfrangle 5/10/2006 7:44:03 AM

Wonderful peaceful calming mood to the image.

Nice composition and a little magic and mystery to this image.

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Judy V. Kennamer 5/10/2006 8:07:12 AM

Beautiful Jim - I love blue mornings! Judy #2746774

Ross Throndson 9/22/2006 6:55:28 PM

Beautiful Serene Mood to this Image, Jim...Great Tree....Fantastic Shot!! :^) #3347415

Jim Miotke 9/23/2006 9:02:06 AM

Thanks to all for your kind comments. There's a funny story to this one. I was leading a workshop and we were on our way to photograph wildlife in a controlled environment. On the way, I noticed this single tree in the early morning light and fog. I pulled over and invited all, but everyone else was so eager to get to the wildlife they decided to stay in the cars. I snapped a few quick images and this was my favorite.

Over the years, I have found that it pays to switch gears whenever necessary. The photographer needs to previsualize and plan, but then needs to be willing to throw the plan out the window or put it on pause when presented with something better.

By the way, the blue in this scene was exaggerated by choosing a cold white balance (close to the Tungsten setting).

Thanks again! #3349965

Daniella Puente 11/20/2006 8:15:10 AM

Agree with that story :o)
Besides that I found this tree amazing and not only for the weather o great mood, I think trees are something amazing and yours is really well taken and presented!
Well done
Daniella #3608086

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 3/8/2007 9:35:50 AM

Very moody, great colors and composition Jim! #4034715

Jim Miotke 4/15/2007 2:18:55 PM

Thanks Donna and Daniella. Have a great spring finding similiar scenes! #4170164

Shawn Jennings 8/26/2007 8:00:41 PM

Beautiful image Jim - love the fog and shades of blue. I find that my favorite shots are often the unplanned ones. #4701731

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 10/3/2007 4:36:51 PM

BEAUTIFUL capture, LOVE LOVE LOVE the blues. Very peaceful feeling to the photo.
SUPER job! Have a nice night!
Peaches #4879244

Shari Kelly 10/5/2007 6:01:25 AM

Hey! Jim---love this photo...so mysterious...just wanted to tell you all how much I am loving the club thing. A great, great idea. It certainly opens many doors to get to know other members...so glad this is apart of BP now...I am so glad I became apart of this great community...I've learned so much..Thanks and Take Care~~~Sharon P. Kelly #4885466

James E. Coleman 10/24/2007 1:35:59 PM

Great mood, great background, great shot and BEST birthday!!

Per your story, I guess we should always be ready to take a photo on the way to taking a photo! Great point!

Jim #4972916

Jim Miotke 10/29/2007 4:42:21 PM

Thank you all so much for your kind comments - both about the photo and the site. Keep having fun taking pictures. Happy Halloween and happy image-making! #5001149

Destiny D. Seelatsee 7/12/2008 2:55:26 AM

The photo gives off a warm but cool feeling, I like it. I am drawn to what appears to be a single birds nest! The unplanned moments are all around us, it is amazing. There are times when I forget my camera (ugh!) lol. and I put up "finger frames" and say only if I had my camera today! :) people look at me odd, lol. #6170149

Dr. Harmeet Singh 9/5/2008 11:36:38 PM

This is so beautiful,Jim.I loved the simplicity,blue tones and the lovely composition here.. #6417877

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