Snow Trees by Gene Walls

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A snowy walk through the park revealed this wonderful, simple scene! I was extremely thankful that I decided to take that walk in the snow… the first snowstorm of winter.

If the little pine was talking to the maple tree, what do you think it would be saying?

This image was captured in Indian Park at the edge of Montoursville, Pennsylvania, USA. These trees are in clear view as you are walking through the General John Burrows covered bridge over Mill Creek. Looking through the covered bridge from the other side, the maple is perfectly framed. It’s like looking through a paper tube as a child, pretending it is a telescope.

The photo was shot with a Canon EOS 10D body fitted with a Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L Zoom lens, at the 17mm focal length. The shutter speed was 1/6th sec at f/8. The camera’s ISO was set to 100. A Manfrotto, tripod was used with a remote shutter release cable. The image was cropped very slightly, no processing or any form of enhancement.

Your comments are always welcome! Constructive criticism is appreciated.

© 2009 Gene Walls

All copyright and reproduction rights are retained by the artist. Artwork may not be reproduced or altered by any process without the express written permission of the artist. A copyright watermark is embedded within the image to guarantee successful prosecution, in the event of any violation.

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evening, light, maple, night, park, pine, snow, snowing, snowstorm, tree, nature

Hello, My name is Gene. I live in the Susquehanna river valley (West Branch), in the mountains of north central Pennsylvania. I strive to produce photographic images that are simply “true” to the subject, usually with minimal post processing. If something is beautiful or interesting enough to deserve a viewer’s attention, it justifies being captured just as it is …or as close to reality as possible.

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Comments

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 5 years ago

    Simply beautiful!!!!!

  • Thank you very much, Lorilee!

    All my best,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • clizzio
    clizzioalmost 5 years ago

    I think the pine tree is saying “Do you want to dance under the light of the moon?”

  • Wonderful! Thank you so much!

    That is exactly the type of thoughts that were going through my mind. I was hoping that I would see some really interesting replies like yours. Perfect!

    Best wishes,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKalmost 5 years ago

    A terrific capture Gene and a welcome addition to our group DSLR Users. Thank you. May I extend the Hope that you have a wonderful Christmas. Regards, Don.

  • Thanks and a very Merry Christmas to you, Don!

    Deeply appreciated!

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • rbiemer
    rbiemeralmost 5 years ago

    I think you’ve caught a very rare moment here: the pine is eagerly asking, “Can I please go play in the snow? Can I?” :)
    A strong composition and beautiful light. Thanks for seeing it and sharing it with us!
    Rob

  • Ha,ha,ha! Fantastic interpretation, Rob! I love it!

    Thank you so much for your wonderful words of support!

    Kindest regards,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Mike Griffiths
    Mike Griffithsalmost 5 years ago

    Hi Gene…another one of your beautiful snow scenes. Very very nice work my friend.

  • Thanks a lot, Mike!

    Most appreciatively,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 5 years ago

    I think the little spruce is trying to make its way over to the maple – maybe for a sip of sap, or for some company. Wonderful shot – glad you took that walk, too. We finally have snow – almost 3 inches in 3 hours….

  • Ha,ha, ha! I really love your impression of the scene, Sheila! Brilliant!

    I am glad that I worked up the “gumshin” to go out with my camera on Saturday, too! I haven’t even gotten a chance to preview all of the shots I took yet. So far, I think it was worth the cold feet & fingers.

    In three days, we got about 10" of snow, but a lot of it melted when the rain came in from the south. It’s mostly white around here, though. My friend in Erie, PA says that they are bracing for 3 FEET of snow! I hope you’re not in a “lake effect” area.

    All my best,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 5 years ago


    Your cohosts Cee and Chris

  • Thanks a bunch Cee & Chris!

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Paul Gitto
    Paul Gittoalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful scene, nice job!

  • Thank you so much, Paul!

    Merry Christmas, my friend!

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaalmost 5 years ago

    Probably comparing weather notes and sap flow :-) Really pretty, Gene!

  • You mean like, “Hey, baby… How ’bout some of that sweet liquid sap? The cold has turned mine to pine tar…” Ha, ha,ha!

    Thanks a bunch, Maureen!

    Only my best,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • driftindreamin
    driftindreaminalmost 5 years ago

    I love that little pine tree Gene it seems to be leaning in for a kiss

    mike

  • I can definitely see that, Mike! Your impression brings a big smile!

    Best regards,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

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