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The Enchanted Forest by WayneBenedet The Enchanted Forest by WayneBenedet
The full title is Path of the Snow Queen - The Enchanted Forest

This is the same place as the path of the Snow Queen. The difference is that the trees have been covered in hoar frost. The picture was murder to take because the extremely flat lighting gave almost no contrast. The only way to make the print appear somewhat normal and pleasing was to boos the contrast and saturation

Used in a manip by ~EnigmaVysion :iconenigmavysion: called Solstice [link]
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kailathefox Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
May I use this for a mep I'm working on? I would give you credit for the background (thats what I'm using it for >w<)
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
yes
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kailathefox Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
Thank you! :D
Heres the video :3 [link]
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
thanks.
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kailathefox Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
No problem~ >w<
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Q9R42 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe.. I love perma frost :]
We get that every year in a few weeks here in Sweden.
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maya20052 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
Wow! This reminds me of my childhoods winters....we haven't had a decent winter here since i was a child and by this i mean there aren't so much snow anymore :(
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EnigmaVysion Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
Greetings ... I found this piece to be beautiful and exactly what I had in my minds eye for a piece I wanted to do ... I realize this is not listed as a stock photo and will respect your wishes if you would like me to remove the piece I used this in.
[link]
Thank you
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
that is Ok,

I have added a link back to you.
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EnigmaVysion Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
Thank you so very much!
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BeautyLoveDivine Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
this is beaaaautiful! >_<
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
thank you
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butterflypromqueen Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
I love when all the individual branches of the trees are covered with ice like in this shot! It's the most beautiful thing about Winter! :D
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
thanks Kristy, I like it too.
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LadyWinter Featured By Owner May 17, 2008
Lovely! You have a beautiful gallery. :heart:
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:iconwaynebenedet:
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
thank you.
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LadyWinter Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
you're welcome! :hug:
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tinchen90 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
I love it!
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
thanks.
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7GhostWhisperer7 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008   Photographer
^.^ you'r welcome, the pic is so nice
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7GhostWhisperer7 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008   Photographer
truly breathtaking
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008
thanks for your visit Elizabeth.
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akihitokae Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
very beautiful picture! I love it :heart:
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007
thank you very much akihito,

I shall have to visit your in the near future.
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akihitokae Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
okay :aww:
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Seselgis Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
superb photo! love winter.
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WiccanTitanicgrrl Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
Wow! This reminds me when we had that really bad ice storm.....not too long ago :p
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cutiesuzy14 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007  Student
this is exactally how my childhood imagination pictured narnia. It's a wonderful photo.
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nefarious-mel Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
This is my favorite, it's gorgeous.
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Tsuchan Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2007  Professional General Artist
I just love shots with trees covered in frost and snow, and this one is beautiful.
I can see what you would mean by little contrast, I noticed that snow is like that sometimes because it either reflects all the light, or it's a dull day so the light is really soft.

Anyway, great shot!
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2007
thank you,

snow can also easily go in the other direction of too much contrast and range of light. That is really one of the challenges of photographing it. Overcast skys help a lot, but sometimes they make thing too flat.

In any event, i appreciate your visit and your support.
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Tsuchan Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2007  Professional General Artist
No prob! You have very nice photography.
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Buble Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful setting for a bride and groom :heart:
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
lol....

you might re-think that if you were out here. These days can be very cold, I do not recall how cold it was on that day, but I doubt anyone would pose long for a picture. Frost bite can be a real and dangerous thing.
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Buble Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have only experienced temps 20 bellow once.. many years ago here, I was on the bike would you believe it!? ... but not for long, the cold almost made me cry!..........can't imagine waht less than 210 would feel like :faint:
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
we get very cold weather every year. -40 is not unusual at least for a couple of weeks in winter. The winds are probably the most trying part though, as they increase the feeling of cold. Windchill is calculated each day in weather reports, and often we are told how fast unprotected skin will freeze. A few seconds is common. I really do not like winter.
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Buble Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh... :snowing: that is amazing!! the wind must feel like a sharp knife cutting!! Really ??!!! a few seconds! :wow: that is amazing!!! I believe would not go outside in such cold freezing temps :no: way ! be inside, open fire place and a nice red wine for the evenings to be sure :nod: brrrrrrr :giggle:
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
I really like the fireplace and wine idea. Unfortunately we don't have one...but we do have some good Canadian wines.

Luckily, the weather is not that bad for the whole winter. It does though mean that when we are going out, especially in December and January, we check for wind chill and dress accordingly. For myself, the big thing is travelling in winter. I seem to avoid it more and more, in summer if something goes wrong, it is not a big problem, but in winter it could be difficult. Cell phones are helpful, and we carry one and that helps.

I expect that I will make fewer winter photo trips and gravitate again to the studio.
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Buble Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We ahve one... it's wonderful, I love open fire places.. although ours runs on gas, its so well made, it looks real the logs..... so I guess you nearly always have a white Christmas?
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
I have never not had a white christmas. Which I guess is a cryptic way of saying yes you are right...we always have a white christmas.

I have never lived in a house with a fire place, except for a short period before I got married when I lived with my dad. At that point he heated almost entirely with wood and supplemented with gas. (almost 30 years ago). It was an experience Ihad never really had and it was great, totally surrounded by woods and mountains....fantastic.
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Cmac13 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007   General Artist
wonderful
i do :love: :snowing:
very nice indeed :clap:
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
thank you.
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charismatic-rain Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007
Beautiful.

I'm jealous, we rarely get snow here. Even less of the time it sticks.
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007
thanks for taking time to comment.
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purple-n-cake Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007
It's magic!
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007
thank you very much.
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purple-n-cake Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007
No problem ^^
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avoidperil18 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
wow!!! really:D isnow queen? the movie:D wowwwww... it's very very cold there i bet.
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BirdRunningWolf Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2007
This picture looks like a beautiful place out of a fairy tale! Great capture!! Definately a :+fav:!
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2007
thank you very much. Like most of my pictures, it is a thing of chance. I don't usually go to a specific place to take a specific piture, rather I move around and keep myself open to the creative movement around me.
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