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Trails in the Snow

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 14 January 2008 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

For some reason I really liked the trails here left in the snow by countless skiers....I love the Alps and skiing so this is a wonderfully joyful photo for me. I know there are no people in the photo but don't worry..... I'm smiling a delighted smile just behind the camera!

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HOT TIP FOR ALL AM3 CONTRIBUTORS :
I've been having problems for ages with my uploaded landscape orientated images looking fuzzy and not as sharp as they should be....well I finally found the answer recently in an answer by Jason Kravitz to a query in the forums .....if you too have been having this problem the answer is to make sure you resize your photos to a maximum horizontal dimension of 800 pixels (vertical size is not limited). Anything greater than 800pixels and AM3 will automatically resize it leading to the reduction in sharpness.

Please feel free to copy and paste this advice into your own AM3 blogs as I'm sure there are lots of our fellow AM3ers out there having this same frustrating problem...it would be great to sort the problem out for as many of us as possible.

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NIKON D40 1/2500 second F/7.1 ISO 200 78 mm (35mm equiv.)

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theys roland from Charleroi-loverval, Belgium

Large thank you for your charm comment, that always given pleasure, thank you .
Very best photo,and super shot !

14 Jan 2008 2:22pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Very appealing patterns with the shadow contrast and tracks.

14 Jan 2008 2:53pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

yes the tracks are superb and I love that little house :)

14 Jan 2008 3:39pm

Michael Rawluk from Prince George, Canada

Excellent snowshot. Snow can have such gorgeous textures and colours.

14 Jan 2008 5:06pm

tom from Germany

This is fantastic. Like the snow with its trails against the dark blue sky.

14 Jan 2008 7:43pm

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

Way cool, Ian!!! All that white that isn't blown out and the cabin at the top of the frame is perfect. Excellent!!

14 Jan 2008 8:41pm

Jason Kravitz from Brussels, Belgium

great lines - makes me want to go skiing. I like the warm light on the snow.

14 Jan 2008 8:50pm

Nick Passantino from Bronx, United States

great composition, the placement of that house is really well managed

15 Jan 2008 4:31am

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Excellent! Awesome framing!

15 Jan 2008 3:20pm

Momo from Montpellier, France

just great composition, color, as always...great work Ian...jeez, love all the France images, i've been going through your posts, finally catching up a bit...even went through a bit of your portfolio...what a great collection of images...

21 Jan 2008 12:16am

@Momo: Thanks very much Morris...what a really nice thing to say....my long term ambition is to get one or two photos published. I still get very frustrated from time to time when i feel that I'm not improving but these things come in 'fits and starts' with me, the occasional sudden jump is followed by long periods when I fel that I'm not going anywhere....do you get that too?

NIKON D40
1/2500 second
F/7.1
ISO 200
78 mm (35mm equiv.)