Once upon a dream  by steppeland

Frozen world – macro series
Frozen world – hike
Amersfoort , the Netherlands – dec. 2008.
Heiligenbergerbeek NS-hiking path

Pics made during an early morning winter walk in Amersfoort the Netherlands – It was misty and freezing cold, and there was frost every where… great opportunity to make lots of moody pics

this photo
Stalks of Giant Hogweed, covered with a layer of ice.

For further info about this image and technical details, please see full description.

Technical details

Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and Pentax-M zoom1:2.8-4 40-80mm lens
exp.time 1/125 sec. at f/4
ISO 100 , Focal length 50 mm
Post editing and colour enhancement in Lightroom and Photoshop 7.0

Challenge winner
Challenge winner in The colour purple – monochrome in colour (Dec. 15, 2011)
Thank you so much to everyone who voted, and to the hosts who organize these awesome challenges! So delighted! :D

Featured on RB Explore (Dec. 24, 2011)
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Features and Top10 placements
Featured in The power of simplicity ( Dec. 18, 2010)
Featured in Shapes and patterns (Dec. 29, 2010)
Featured in Tuesday Afternoon (Nov. 22, 2011)
Featured in Artists Universe (Nov. 26, 2011)
Top10 in Jack Frost – Live, love, dream (Nov. 26, 2011)
Featured in Gaia (Nov. 30, 2011)
Featured in Flower Works (Dec. 5, 2011)
Featured in Merry Christmas Flowers delight – Dec. 10, 2011
Featured in Pentax group (Dec. 15, 2011)
Top10 in Something purple – This, that and the other thing (dec. 18, 2011)
Top10 in DOF – Alphabeth soup (Dec. 25, 2011)
Top10 in A Pentax winter/summer solstice (Dec. 30, 2011)
Featured in Within the garden… – High quality images (March 11, 2012)
Top10 in All that is nature: All that is purple (July 20, 2012)
Thank you so much to the hosts of these marvellous groups

See more of my
close_up – macro photography / Holidays Greeting Cards / winter images Rainy day – Frozen world – Amersfoort hike collection

You can now also search my portfolio using
Steppeland Thematic Catalogue

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

Frozen stars

Crystal elegance

Steppeland (pseudonym) is a Flemish photographer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Her main area’s of interest are Nature Photography, Street photography and Photojournalism. Recently she also explores different digital art techniques, mainly based on her own photographs.
More of her work can be seen at DeviantArt and 500px

Comments and feed-back always welcome! Thanks for looking!

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  • steppeland
    steppelandover 4 years ago

  • Tibby Steedly
    Tibby Steedlyover 4 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  • Thank you so very much! < 3

    – steppeland

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture and love the colour.

  • Thanks for the compliment and feed-back, Joy! I think it’s always a bit tricky when I start tinkering with the colour settings… There is so much danger of overdoing it. But indeed, I also like the outcome of this. And it’s your colour, isn’t it! :D

    – steppeland

  • John  De Bord Photography
    John De Bord ...over 4 years ago

    I absolutely love this!

  • w00t!! Always love it when you love it, John! Thanks for your comment and fave!

    – steppeland

  • Sprezzatura
    Sprezzaturaover 4 years ago

    Wonderful work, and tones. I love the DOF, too:)Cat

  • Thank you so much, Cat, for the kind comment!

    – steppeland

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeover 4 years ago

    Greet! from Bangkok; your work is the splendid art; thank you to sharing.

    Hug someone you love everyday, life is too short as we know:)



  • Thank you so much, Sunny, for such a personal and kind comment!

    – steppeland

  • artfulvistas
    artfulvistasover 4 years ago

    Nicely done!!

  • Thank you so much for the kind comment! :)

    – steppeland

  • fourthangel
    fourthangelover 4 years ago

  • Awesome! Thank you so much for the feature, fourthangel :)

    – steppeland

  • Rosej
    Rosejover 4 years ago

    Just stunning work really love it – the colour is just beautiful

  • Aww, thank you very much for the kind compliment!

    – steppeland

  • © Andrzej Goszcz,M.D. Ph.D
    © Andrzej Gosz...over 4 years ago

    M A D E IN H E A V E N &&&&&&&&&&&&&&

    Strong&warm hugs Andrew :)I’m dreaming of a white Christmas,

    With every Christmas card I write,
    “May your days be merry and bright,
    And may all your Christmases be white”.
    By Bing Crosby and Andrew (Brown Sugar).

  • wow, thank you so much for such an awesome comment! Much appreciated, Andrew! Big thanks for the fave too! < 3

    – steppeland

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