Reflections of Winter

© Amanda Haddox

Reflections of Winter

Amanda Haddox 2/22/2010 2:41:40 PM

My GPS kept trying to direct me to turn into a snowy field, which ended up being the Blue Ridge Parkway that had closed in November. Determined to get my shot, the locals directed me to Mabry Mill Road where I promptly got stuck in over 6 inches of snow. A debt of gratitude to the tractor driver who came along and pulled me out and then plowed the road to mill or this photo would not have been possible. #1241732

Carol Eade 2/22/2010 2:43:46 PM

Amanda, this is a beautiful winter image and the reflections are so clear! #8407726

Jack Ryan 2/22/2010 2:58:02 PM

Talk about determination!!! You certainly have more than your share...but the result is that you get some absolutely outstanding photographs. This image is a perfect example. After all you went through, you ended up with a very well composed image with wonderful lighting, excellent detail throughout and spectacular color as well. The outstanding reflections are an added bonus. Great photo...keep them coming!!! #8407769

Mark Dodge 2/22/2010 3:03:40 PM

Gorgeous Winter scenery, Amanda. Your landscapes are always spot on. Beautiful work :o) #8407792

Ron McEwan 2/22/2010 3:30:20 PM

I knew my friend you would never take an easy shot. It certainly was worth the trouble. Love it Amanda, you composed this one beautifully with the reflection and detail. It looks like you had it all to yourself. Thanks for sharing this Christmas card image with us. #8407869

Tammy M. Anderson 2/22/2010 4:05:45 PM

Great composition, reflection and capture, Amanda. This is beautiful. #8407944

Patricia White 2/22/2010 4:55:51 PM

Well worth the aggravation. This is beautiful. #8408014

Monnie Ryan 2/22/2010 5:32:14 PM

Winter adds a whole different character to old buildings like this -- in this case times two with the beautiful reflection. Hats off to you for getting a magnificent photo and to that guy with the truck for helping make it possible! #8408123

Garret Ray 2/22/2010 10:16:32 PM

Very nice shot!! Absolutely stunning! #8408552

Dick W. Wyatt 2/23/2010 4:22:26 AM

This is stunning.
It would make a good calendar page.

OUTSTANDING !!! #8409042

Lou Kellenberger 2/23/2010 6:23:18 AM

An outstanding capture of this historic old mill Amanda... a truly beautiful winter wonderland photograph.

The fresh snow and rustic structure framed by the sky and trees in the background, with the ice and reflections in the foreground create a memorable and stunning image.

The picture captures the moment in a way the visitors past and future will immediately recognize the natural beauty of this quiet winter scene.

Well done... great work! #8409320

Carol L. Fowler 2/25/2010 4:02:57 PM

Fantastic capture! Glad you are safe to shoot again! #8416406

Marty Straub 3/2/2010 11:23:52 AM

What a great story to go with this most amazing example of determined beauty, Amanda. The thin layer of ice seperating the mill from its reflection gives a sense of suspense, while your timing of the light adds the perfect touch of comfort. Please put out a book of your magnificent photos with the story of the capture for each. What an interesting an inspirational read that would be. I'd love to hear the tractor driver's version of the event, too. Imagine how he tells it down at the lodge. #8427323

Julianne Bradford 3/5/2010 11:59:28 AM

Amazing snappy beautiful capture Amanda!! Glad your safe :-) #8434329

Dianna Murphy 3/10/2010 5:09:21 PM

Great colors and clarity, perfectly composed. Really beautiful. #8446378

Ron McEwan 3/26/2010 5:06:18 PM

Good to see this beauty again Amanda, congratulations good luck in the next round. #8484555

Mark Dodge 3/26/2010 5:12:20 PM

:o) Awesome! Congratulations! #8484592

Tammy M. Anderson 3/26/2010 6:19:12 PM

Congratulations, Amanda on your beautiful finalist. #8485158

Julianne Bradford 3/26/2010 7:57:19 PM

Congratulations Amanda!!! Well deserved recognition for this outstanding work! #8485767

Garret Ray 3/26/2010 9:03:07 PM

Congratulations Amanda!! I knew this was a Winner when I added it as a "Favorite".. Think that was a month ago? Good luck. #8485933

Dick W. Wyatt 3/27/2010 1:39:02 AM

Congratulations, Amanda, way to go !!

Some people believe the parkway is closed during the winter--- #8486277

Jack Ryan 3/27/2010 6:45:55 AM

Way to go,Amanda...congratulations...very much deserved!!! #8486822

Steve M. Harrington 3/27/2010 5:57:45 PM

Good on you, Amanda! A richly deserved finalist!
Steve #8488775

Carol L. Fowler 3/27/2010 8:31:46 PM

Congrats Amanda! WTG! #8489019

Daniella Puente 4/8/2010 5:11:29 PM

Very beautiful! #8520781

John Connolly 4/30/2010 3:42:29 PM

Belated Congratulations on your finalist award Amanda! I seem to have lost track of your gallery for a while there! #8581086

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 11/25/2010 7:41:52 PM

This is such a captivating scene. Great POV, time of year, reflections and I love the snow.

Congratulations on your finalist Amanda!! #9063594

Laura E. Swan 12/30/2010 3:29:48 PM

Congrats on your finalist. This image is STUNNING, Amanda!

Happy to meet you and your work!

-Laura Swan

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! #9133609

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The Mabry Mill, Blue Ridge Parkway, Meadows of Dan, Virginia. 2/07/10. Taken with the 17-40L at 33mm. Manual, f/4.5, 1/8000, ISO 400, evaluative metering, moose warming polarizer, tripod and shutter release.

Exif: F Number: 4.5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/8000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, FocalLength: 33.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D

Uploaded on 2/22/2010 2:40:01 PM Photo Contest Finalist

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