little rest on an icy morning

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Comments (12)

Roberto Donna on January 10, 2009

Nice! Roberto

fotoditzi on January 10, 2009

Sehr schönes Wintermotiv, Peter; gefällt mir!

Gruß, fditzi

Jean Gregory Evans on January 10, 2009

Amazingly beautiful! Wow!

You always wow me!


Ntinos Lagos on January 10, 2009

Can take a breath here??

Greetings, Ntinos

© mARTin on January 10, 2009

Wunderschön! Nur lange wollte ich bei der Kälte nicht verweilen.

Grüße, Martin

Sabine aus Rostock on January 11, 2009

Das Bild ist wirklich wunderschön, Peter! Nicht nur diese wundervolle Winterlandschaft, sondern auch die ganze Komposition als solches! Bei dem Bild passt einfach alles!

Liebe Grüße und ein kleines Sternchen, Sabine

János Nagy on January 11, 2009

Fantastic Photo suite!! Bravo bravo!

MaryAlice on January 20, 2009

What a beautiful rest stop.

I have been roaming through your wonderful gallery for quite some time this evening, exploring the castles, ruins, trees and snowy scenes, but I couldn't help but notice these crosses with Jesus by more than one of your bench shots.

Is this a common sighting, are these shots by churches, or is there some significance to why they are there?

Over here, you only see things like this right by a church. ( and I mean right in the front yard or on the building it's self.)

Mind you, I think it's wonderful, and should be a constant reminder for all of us to see and reflect on daily, but sadly, they are trying their best to take Jesus Christ out of just about every public place that I know of around here.

Incidentally, it is a beautiful moment captured so peacefully.

With warmest regards,

Mary Alice

Peter Schneider on January 21, 2009

Dear Mary Alice,

once again I´m impressed by your wonderful comments and the warmth of your words. These crosses are really a very common sight here and it´s hard or even impossible to find two lonely trees without a cross between them. But -though nobody removes them- I don´t think these crosses remind too many people of Jesus. It´s a time people are tending towards atheism or some superficial Buddhism here, too. There is no absolute truth- everyone may believe whatever he wants- this is the most common opinion. We may be sad about this- but it was all forecasted long ago... I strongly suppose we share the same sight of things after your latest words and furthermore I begin to understand that we express how we think by some way with our pictures. Today´s comments told me we´ve got so much more in common than I knew before...

With warmest regards,


A.Lebacq on January 21, 2009

Excellent work Peter.

Greetings Arthur

MaryAlice on January 22, 2009

Indeed, Peter, we certainly do share the same sight of things. I could see that about you just through the way that you express yourself and your genuine appreciation for everything that you admire and love with your whole heart. It is different when you see beauty in nature the way that you do. It shows in your work.

How can we stand and watch a sunrise, see the vast beauty of the open land stretched out for miles and miles, the ocean, the sky, the flowers, trees, animals ..... all of it, and not know that God is behind every bit of it? He is the reason for all of it, and without him, we would have none of this to love and enjoy.

It blows my mind that some people don't even stop and think about where it all came from. They just think that it just somehow GOT here.

Yes, I think that we express ourselves through our pictures. It is our way of showing appreciation for every living thing, every beautiful thing that we see and love.

This is why I have admired you and your work for so long now.

It shows, Peter, and in a very beautiful way. There is something very special in every picture that you post.

Indeed, it is very good to know you.

Most sincerely,

Mary Alice

leonard huart on February 23, 2010

très belles photos, superbe galerie ! dans mes favoris Léonard de Nice France

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  • Uploaded on January 10, 2009
  • Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
    by Peter Schneider
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
    • Taken on 2009/01/10 09:43:54
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/800)
    • Focal Length: 6.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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