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Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Copyright © 2011 Steppeland – All rights reserved
As of Jan 4, 2013: 3201 views, 84 favorites, 5 challenge wins, 22 group-features (for details: please scroll down)

First snow this year
Photo made in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands – Crown Domain Het Loo (Nov. 2008)

“Filtered light kisses
the snow-loaded autumn leaves
of blushing beeches… the forest sighs with delight”

Where I live, the snow didn’t stay longer than a few minutes, so I had to travel a few hours to make these pics… The public transport was all messed up because of the first winter-weather, but brought me finally into winter-wonderland… I think this journey was well worth the effort :) …


Technical Details
Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and
Pentax-DA 18-55 lens
exp.time 1/180 sec. at f/5,6
ISO 100 – Focal length 38


Challenge Winner
1. This image became one of the 5 ! challenge winners in Snow is falling – Where on Earth group (Nov 20, 2010)
2. It was again shared challenge winner, now finishing 1st place (with at least #2 and #3 of the top10 with a same amount of votes) in The Shimmer of Light on Ice, Frost & Snow – Glitter, Sparkle & Shine (dec. 13, 2010)
3. Shared challenge winner with 4 votes – on third place – in 2010 Winter Holiday Challenge – Depth of field (Dec. 19, 2010)
4. Shared challenge winner in Snow-frost-ice – Challenge Café ( Dec 14, 2010)
5. Challenge winner in A winter´s tale / Dutch showcase (Jan 29, 2011)
Marvellous! Congrats to my fellow winners and runners up in each of these challenges. And thank yo so much to everyone who voted!

Most popular
This photo reached over 500 views (503) on Nov 21, 2010 and 25 favs on Nov 22, 2010

It reached a new milestone on Dec.14 2010 : with 848 views and 42 faves it became my top most popular work at this moment! :D
Over 4487 views and 84 favs in Jan. 2014

Featured in:
1. Mornings and evenings, sunbeams and storms
2. Forests (Oct. 29, 2009)
3. The Great Outdoors (Feb. 14, 2009)
4. Seasons change (Nov. 22, 2010)
5. The Woman Photographer (Nov. 22, 2010)
6. Depth of field (Nov. 29, 2010)
7. Hosting tutorial class (Dec.10, 2010)
8. Glitter, sparkle and shine ( Dec. 11, 2010)
9. A place to call home (Dec. 23, 2010)
10. The beauty of Nature ( Jan.24, 2011)
11. marathon mania session 6 – #1 Artists of RedBubble (March 12, 2011)
12. Image Writing (Nov. 27, 2011)
13. Nature’s symphony (Nov. 30, 2011)
14. Country Bumpkin (Dec. 3, 2011)
15. Where on earth is this (Dec. 4, 2011)
16. Winter – Art universe (Dec. 11, 2011)
17. Artist’s universe (Dec. 12, 2011)
18. Pentax group (Dec. 15, 2011)
19. “Shortest day of the year – feature – Scenery” (Dec. 25, 2011)
20. Inspired Art (Dec. 31, 2011)
21. International Women’s photography (Jan. 18, 2012)
22. In the heart of the forest (Dec 17, 2012)
23. Our planets scenery (Jan. 24, 2014)

Top10 in:
1. Live and let live Dec. 5, 2010
2. Winter wonderland – Hosting Tutorial Class (Dec.14, 2010)
3. Snowy colour landscape scene – Seasons Change group (Dec. 15, 2010)
4. Seasons – Freedom to shine (Dec. 17, 20101)
5. Snow scenes – All things photographic ( Dec. 18, 2010)
6. Christmas- winter – A place to call home (Dec. 23, 2010)
7. Snow, frost, ice – Challenge café (Jan. 7, 2011)
8. the shine of light amongst trees – Glitter, sparkle, shine (Apr. 27, 2011)
9. Image writing: Winter (Nov. 27, 2011)
10. Winter scenes – Where on earth is this (Dec. 3, 2011)
11. Tis the season – Quality Art and photography (Dec. 8, 2011)
12. Snowy Landscape – Artist’s universe (Dec. 17, 2011)
13. Winter Trees (Dec. 29, 2011)
14. The gift of Christmas – Inspired by life (Jan. 19, 2012)
15. Winter – Dutch showcase (Jan. 29, 2012)
16. Your top image – Top Favorites (Jan. 26, 2012)
17. Winter wonderland – Special occasions (Jan. 29, 2012)
18. Our planet’s scenery: Your magic place (July 26, 2012)

Thank you so much to the hosts of all these marvellous groups


See more
See more of my Snow Images
See more of my Holidays Greeting Cards

You can now also search my portfolio using
Steppeland Thematic Catalogue


Comments and feed-back always welcome. Thanks for looking :)



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