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Leaning Shed on Steaming Winter Pond
Leaning Shed on Steaming Winter Pond

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Cold II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D60
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: Belleville, Wisconsin
Date: Feb 1, 2010
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 100
Shutter: variable
Galleries: Nature, Water
Date Uploaded: Feb 1, 2010

Shot HDR and processed with photomatix. I tried to get the red dogwood to point to the shed, but the reflection of the tree behind it really obscured it. I preferred this composition to one that included more sky, but it is a little busy for my taste.

Place: 82 out of 154
Avg (all users): 5.3493
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.1579
Avg (non-participants): 5.4211
Views since voting: 510
Views during voting: 313
Votes: 209
Comments: 5
Favorites: 1 (view)

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02/14/2010 10:24:10 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

I quite liked this when voting - the mist coming off the water implies a chill in the air. And though there is snow on the ground as well, this may be a bit too subtle (believe it or not) for the "in your face" voters. It's a quiet "cold". I like the gentle results you got from the tonemapping - really supplements the soft feel of the mist well. And THAT said, there are those that aren't fond of tonemapping/HDR. If you like it and you like the way it makes your picture look, then do what you wish. You handled it nicely here in my opinion.

Composition is pretty strong - nice lines and good "rule of thirds" with the land versus water ratio. Perhaps a bit busy, but it tells a good story with what you've included.

Can't say I agree with the score - I'd have placed it higher - but more important is whether you are pleased with the shot, and I would hope you are.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2010 05:52:58 PM
Interesting shot and nice subject, the red plant in the foreground is quite distracting for me though.
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02/06/2010 09:42:04 AM
perfect light, nice
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02/05/2010 05:47:00 PM
very pretty
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02/03/2010 12:23:34 PM
It looks like it's sliding down the hill into the pond!

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