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Snow Fun

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Cynthia Jean , December 14, 2008; 06:59 P.M.


Title is perfect according to her expression. Ahhh the simple pleasures in life. Well taken here and love your processing as always. Peace to you and yours.

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Lawrence Paiken , December 14, 2008; 07:31 P.M.

Thank you, Cynthia.

Liz Weisiger , December 14, 2008; 07:44 P.M.

Lawrence, I visualize this poor woman getting hysterical because she is so tired and sees so much snow, and now she is just pitching it wherever. It cracks me up. I enjoy looking at this image, and I love the pp, which makes it so interesting. Thanks for the lift.

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Kim Slonaker , December 14, 2008; 08:18 P.M.

I like whatever you did here - makes it very appealing and fun.

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Lawrence Paiken , December 14, 2008; 08:22 P.M.

Greatly appreciated, Liz and Kim.

Iftikhar Ahmad , December 14, 2008; 08:24 P.M.

Nice color Ice cold fun. She is elated that that she can get her car out of garage. (Thank God for Florida minus hurricanes)

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Lawrence Paiken , December 14, 2008; 08:28 P.M.

lol...thanks, Ifti. Have a great week to all.

Micheal Kraml , December 15, 2008; 08:03 A.M.


excellent shot. What's amazing, that the backdrop to the fun action is a completely ordinary neighborhood, yet the pic looks funtastic. I think it's in large part due to the post processing - it created kinda an unreality out of that ordinary reality. This could be a great Xmas card. Cheers, Micheal

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Lawrence Paiken , December 15, 2008; 08:06 A.M.

Appreciate your input, Mike.

Micheal Kraml , December 15, 2008; 08:07 A.M.


and you're a Toronto boy, too. That's extra one thousand points...that are as useful as eating soup with a fork, but maybe they'll melt the snow.

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Ana Luthi , December 15, 2008; 08:08 A.M.


Ecxellent and fun scene, very good shot! best regards.

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Jose Ignacio Saez de Ugarte , December 15, 2008; 10:24 A.M.

Funny and beautiful done. Warm regards.

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Jeffrey Lee , December 15, 2008; 11:16 A.M.

Hi Lawrence ~ Well done ~ !

I am sooooooooo glad I sold my snow shovel ! ;-) have a great day ~ ! .....................................

Regards from 75 degree sunny Florida ~ !

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Keith Lancaster , December 15, 2008; 11:20 A.M.

Great scene Lawrence with again your most excellent p/p work...Regards

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Sonali De , December 15, 2008; 12:23 P.M.

Christmas time. Nice scene. Regards.

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Marjorie Smith , December 15, 2008; 12:30 P.M.

You sure she's having fun...It looks like she might want to hit someone! Humerous shot...Marjorie

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Sumon Mukherjee , December 15, 2008; 02:03 P.M.

Wonderful execution. Best regards.

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Afshin Azizi , December 15, 2008; 03:06 P.M.

Beautiful scene and edition.regards

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Huseyin Gurses , December 15, 2008; 03:26 P.M.

A very good treatment! Well done lawrence.

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Marta Eva LLamera , December 15, 2008; 04:29 P.M.

Love title and love this work. Thanks for sharing so fun moment. Best Regards.

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Michael Linder , December 15, 2008; 04:38 P.M.


Unfortunately, the ratings monster bit me again; so I couldn't rate this shot as it deserves. Please accept my comments instead.

This photograph resembles an oil painting, much to your credit. The color palette is gorgeous, and the contrasts and detail are perfect, IMHO. I must add that this lady did a fine job in shovelling the driveway. Perhaps the big grin on her face is because she just completed the task. On the other hand, it might be nothing more than an expression of sheer joy.

Fantastic work . . .


PS Many thanx for your support and kind words.

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Lawrence Paiken , December 15, 2008; 10:01 P.M.

My dear friends.....thank you all for your time, words of encouragement and ratings. Greatly appreciated.

Steve Shinn , December 15, 2008; 10:26 P.M.

Great fun shot. You should use it for your Christmas cards!

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hans peters , December 16, 2008; 03:28 A.M.

Great shot lawrence, the timing is spot on and her expression makes the picture. cheers, Hans

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Tim Zeipekis , December 16, 2008; 04:36 P.M.

This really says it all for us cold weather people doesn't it? Great storytelling shot and you'll have to share your post-processing secret because the look is fantastic!

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Richard Armstrong , December 16, 2008; 07:58 P.M.

A classic Paiken!! What a wonderful slice of winter life shot, Lawrence!

Best regards,


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David Meyer , December 17, 2008; 12:30 A.M.


There were just too many comments for me to digest right now (my, it must be nice to be so popular), so I'm sure someone already said it. But this sucker should definitely be made into a Hallmark Christmas card. It's perfect.

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Lawrence Paiken , December 17, 2008; 12:33 A.M.

You are all tooooo kind. Thank you so much...greatly appreciated as always. The funny thing is that I shovelled and my wife posed. The snow fight that took place after that was pretty hilarious.

Kathy B. , December 17, 2008; 08:53 A.M.

Love it, Larence!

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Yalcin Adali , December 17, 2008; 11:52 A.M.

A great moment..Lawrence..Very nice treatment and colours..Greetings.Y/A

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Sonia Mason , December 17, 2008; 02:26 P.M.

I truely love this moment! Brilliant shot! Wonderful expression and happy feeling. I'm so glad you took the moment to grab your camera! I look forward to seeing more from you in the new year! Take care Lawrence

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Lawrence Paiken , December 17, 2008; 10:24 P.M.

Thank you, Kathy, Yalcin and Sonia

Lupo Lobo , December 22, 2008; 12:36 A.M.

Well done Lawrence - you have a style/art all of your own. As I mentioned in a previous post there is a Norman Rockwell kind of feel. I really enjoy your creative and artistic creations.

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Nancy Barrett , December 23, 2008; 12:08 P.M.

A perfect commentary to suburban city life, Lawrence. As has already been stated here, the treatment gives it an extra dimension, lifts it from the ordinary somehow. You've captured the perfect moment here, in her expression and the snow being flung from her shovel. Looks like we're in for another old-style Toronto winter! Best, Nancy

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Johanna Da Cruz , December 27, 2008; 12:17 A.M.

Hallo there Lawrence, a scene I truly just found tooo cute. It's as if the lady has just said..." Ok, dear I have done my bit today and tomorrow your turn"..hahaha... Amusing and a photo well taken...you always do....Congrats and thank you for sharing the moment........................................................................................... Warmest Regards adn may you and your family have a wonderful New Year blessed with love,peace,health and closeness to family and friends in 2009.........

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Rob Wilson , January 06, 2009; 04:17 A.M.

A super winter 'cartoon' shot. I think that this is one of your best, and most charming shots yet!

Great work!

All the best,


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Linda Davidson , October 01, 2010; 03:21 P.M.

The title say Snow Fun but that expression could be one of joy or anguish. I love it! So Canadian.

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