Peter Cheung  

Winter wonderland by Peter Cheung

February 2021 - Winter wonderland

About the Image(s)

This photo was taken last year right after Christmas in Leavenworth, WA. The snow scene in Leavenworth is usually quite beautiful. To avoid crowd, I visited there after the Christmas holiday. The camera settings are Nikon D850, Nikon 18-35mm, f/8, 18mm, 1/100 sec, iso-200. In post-processing, I removed couple of trash cans, added some high-key to the snow, and corrected white balance.

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8 comments posted

Peter Curcio   Peter Curcio
Very nice image. The high-key may be a bit much as the snow is prevalent and white. I would try a tighter crop and accentuate the colors.   Posted: 02/19/2021 13:12:23

Bob Scott   Bob Scott
Nice scene I had debated the impact of cropping out the plants on the right and leaving the street as the right side Or maybe cropping at the low point of the shrubs which would leave the structure (is that a bridge or a shed) as the furthest right element   Posted: 02/20/2021 19:05:38

Ham Hayes   Ham Hayes
I thought about cropping as well, and decided as-is is fine as the image is an authentic Leavenworth street scene. I do agree with Peter that the colors and details could have more punch. A well done and enjoyable image.   Posted: 02/22/2021 08:28:10

Howard Frank   Howard Frank
Nice High Key Image. I think the crop is fine. I downloaded this image into Photoshop and played with camera raw to add more contrast to the image. After doing this I compared it to your image and I decided that I liked the dreamy feel to your image just as well. Good job with the whites, which can be hard to get right.   Posted: 02/22/2021 14:05:19

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
Two of our children live in Seattle, so we have visited Leavenworth several times. Thanks for taking us back there in this charming winter shot.
It might be interesting to know the following, from the Wikipedia entry about the town: "In 1962, the Project LIFE (Leavenworth Improvement For Everyone) Committee was formed in partnership with the University of Washington to investigate strategies to revitalize the struggling logging town. The theme town idea was created by two Seattle businessmen." The Bavarian theme idea worked, of course, and Leavenworth today is a hugely successful tourist destination, summer or winter, thanks to the beautiful surrounding mountains.   Posted: 02/25/2021 00:16:19

Wanda Krack   Wanda Krack
(Group 28)
A beautifully composed image of winter in a small town. Well-done.   Posted: 02/25/2021 08:48:21

Helen Sweet   Helen Sweet
A charming winter scene. I'd crop at the base of the light post. The masked woman pulling the sled makes the picture.   Posted: 02/25/2021 17:44:55

Subhash Sapru   Subhash Sapru
Its a beautiful high key winter scene. Well composed.   Posted: 02/26/2021 09:04:29