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Winter Solstice
3rd PlaceWinter Solstice
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Shadows V (Basic Editing)
Collection: Workshop
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Canon
Location: Peace Valley Park
Date: Dec 21, 2008
Aperture: 20
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Sky, Nature
Date Uploaded: Dec 22, 2008

Captured on the shortest day of the year, the Winter Solstice. This was not an infrared filter, everything was covered with ice.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 124
Avg (all users): 6.6891
Avg (commenters): 7.1667
Avg (participants): 6.4545
Avg (non-participants): 6.7584
Views since voting: 4115
Views during voting: 335
Votes: 193
Comments: 19
Favorites: 10 (view)


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AuthorThread
01/06/2009 11:13:20 AM
Wow! What a surprise! A ribbon afterall, this is a very happy day for me! Thanks to everyone for all your wonderful comments.
01/06/2009 11:07:52 AM
CONGRATULATIONS JO!!!!!!! WAY TO GO!!!

This is an absolutely stunning image. It has such a feel to it and "mood". LOVE IT!!!

ETA: I love the shadow from the tree. I think it works perfectly well to add "mood" to this shot. Getting rid of the shadow would have focused solely on the tree itself and lent itself to more of a stock shot look. This entire shot, including the shadow has a real feel to it and it's what makes the shot what it is!

Photographers do not live by stock shots alone! ;-)

Message edited by author 2009-01-06 11:11:30.
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01/04/2009 01:06:53 PM
Congrats on your high placement with this image! I really loved it when voting (in my top five).
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01/02/2009 04:06:00 PM
Pretty cool shot(literally)! I figured it must be IR too. Congrats on HM.
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01/01/2009 10:48:45 AM
Hey, Way to go, Joanna! This so looks like your wonderful work. Congratulations on an honorable mention.
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12/31/2008 09:02:42 PM
Real nice image Jo Congrats on your 4th place finish!
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12/31/2008 12:20:53 AM
Excellent!! Congrats on your very high finish with this cold beauty!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/30/2008 05:47:05 PM
Forget the challenge on this one, go for the icy trees shot. the shadow of the tree is not isolated enough to make it effective. If you had a single tree on a large flat plane, that's a different story
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12/30/2008 11:05:04 AM
Cold and lovely, though I suspect the cold is IR'd? Still darn cold and nice job shooting into the sun.
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12/29/2008 03:24:42 PM
Very cool location. I like the way you placed the sun in the frame and it does make an interesting shadow
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12/29/2008 09:35:26 AM
Love the trees, just not crazy about the centering of the main subject.
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12/28/2008 05:29:52 PM
great image.
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12/27/2008 08:28:32 PM
lovely!
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12/27/2008 09:54:43 AM
love it, makes me cold though!
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12/26/2008 06:52:26 PM
Love the way the frosted tree is brilliantly lit with the rest in relative darkness. Great shot. 9
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12/26/2008 10:53:26 AM
I love the colours and the contrast in this shot! Great job!
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12/25/2008 02:07:33 PM
top 3
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12/24/2008 02:00:46 PM
Nice use of desaturation.
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12/24/2008 11:50:43 AM
nice, clean shot. love the tree as the central point and its resulting shadow.
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