Tony Tam  

Donner Lake in Winter by Tony Tam

January 2020 - Donner Lake in Winter

January 2020 - Tony Tam


About the Image(s)

This Donner Lake is one of my visited 5 Lakes from 9 days winter Photo Trip11 years ago. I used Nikon D 90w/ 18-200mm lens. Set at f/20, 1/125. I have minor adjustment in PS and some cropping only. My daughter ask me to convert this picture to black & white and she want to hanging in living room. I attached a B/W version for your reference.

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7 comments posted

Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
The boater must have been really cold on the cold water. But it is good that he was there, because it adds a lot to the image. The placement of the house makes for good composition and the trees for a background is effective. The reflections are very nice. I really like the image. The B&W is good, but I like the color better.   Posted: 01/11/2020 18:53:05
Tony Tam   Tony Tam
Yes, it was cold, the temperature was 40F.   Posted: 01/13/2020 17:53:10

Paul McLaughlin   Paul McLaughlin
I agree, that must be one very cold boatman! I like the image very much, I really like the reflection of the building and the trees on the water, I tend to gravitate to black and white pictures, but in this case I prefer the color, I think the tall tree in the center works in the color image but detracts from the B&W, it almost appears to be a fold in the photograph. Still a very nice image.   Posted: 01/13/2020 11:48:28

Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
(Group 42)
It's a great shot. I feel if you crop some off the bottom it becomes a WOW image   Posted: 01/13/2020 17:09:53
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Tony Tam   Tony Tam
Thank you for comments. When crop some off the bottom, the boat will be pop up.   Posted: 01/13/2020 18:57:33

Rich Sears   Rich Sears
Gorgeous image Tony. Your image has a lot going for it: impact, story. areas of interest, color harmony and technical excellence. I too would suggest cropping up somewhat from the bottom.   Posted: 01/20/2020 10:14:02

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
Great shot, as everyone has said. I like the original framing because I like a lot of natural space around the human element in nature--just a personal preference.   Posted: 01/23/2020 14:07:14