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Winter blues
Winter blues
LalliSig


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study IX (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Gullfoss, Iceland
Date: Nov 5, 2005
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 2.5 sec
Galleries: Landscape, Water
Date Uploaded: Nov 28, 2005

Taken with a polarizer and a 106 ND filter and mirror lockup. I feel very hypocritical submitting this as I have frowned upon people using the same shot or similar shots in different challenges when they are not on the same site since undoubtedly a couple of people will have seen this before and know it´s my shot. I submitted this to an open challenge on the icelandi version of this site, www.ljosmyndakeppni.is, and it did pretty well there. That is not the reason why I am submitting this shot, because I think it will do well but rather that it is my favorite shot in November and the only time I got out during daylight hours to take pictures for myself. The rest of the month I have been at work or doing other stuff during the weekends. I was actually thinking of submitting another shot I just shot right before this with the same exact framing but at 5 seconds and at f8 aperture but the movement of the water wasn´t as nice and I spent about 1 hour editing this so I just didn´t bother.

Cooled down the WB in the raw conversion, curves specifically on the water part to darken it, curves again on the whole image and healing brush to remove a couple of straws that were drawing too much attention and finally sharpened after resizing.

Anyway, hope you like it.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 519
Avg (all users): 7.0751
Avg (commenters): 8.8387
Avg (participants): 7.0963
Avg (non-participants): 7.0133
Views since voting: 5071
Views during voting: 572
Votes: 293
Comments: 48
Favorites: 24 (view)


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02/22/2006 03:51:44 PM
Wow, the color, composition and depth of field on this are jaw-dropping. Amazing photograph.
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12/08/2005 06:16:53 PM
Thought this would finish in top 3 but what do I know right?!! ;)
Well 6 out of 513 is still fabulous and most well-deserved.
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12/08/2005 03:11:02 PM
This by far is my favorite of the challenge. It is a very creative photo and also very beautiful. Thank you for entering it here and feel free to enter everywhere you would like, so that many other may also enjoy it. There is nothing wrong with entering it many places.
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12/08/2005 02:58:27 PM
Það er uppi á þér typpið þessa dagana félagi.
Keep up the good work.
Congrats.
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12/08/2005 01:34:22 PM
Very nice work. I wouldn't worry about the "similarity" issue, in a Free Study it seems fair enough.
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12/08/2005 11:58:17 AM
Congratulations on your top 10..!! Great photo!
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12/08/2005 11:23:20 AM
Congradts on your 6th place finishing buddy!
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12/08/2005 11:18:29 AM
Blue magic. Congratulations on your top ten finish. Very noce work.

Message edited by author 2005-12-08 11:31:25.
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12/08/2005 10:17:47 AM
Congratulations on a top 10 finish.
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12/08/2005 10:02:24 AM
This was an incredible shot..I would feel no hypocrisy about entering this in many challenges. Congratulations..it was my top choice for blue; it is brilliant.
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12/08/2005 07:25:49 AM
Til hamingju með 6. sætið flott mynd.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2005 09:51:27 PM
Our friends from Iceland :) I still remember your post in the forums. This is beautiful and the colors are fantastic. The silky smooth water is a great contrast against the rough texture of the snow and ice on the rocks. 10!
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12/07/2005 03:28:59 PM
Gorgeous shot, good use of the foreground and the stunning background! Bumping up!
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12/07/2005 11:59:06 AM
Wow that look so cold. Love the long exposure on the water.
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12/06/2005 08:01:38 PM
what a great image, 10
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12/05/2005 10:18:02 PM
nicely balanced and beautiful tones..
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12/05/2005 02:14:35 PM
Amazing shot. I sat here looking at it for a couple minutes trying to think of constructive criticism, but don't have a thing to say. So here's a 9 instead :)
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12/05/2005 01:02:59 PM
Ooooh my, fabulous! 10
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12/05/2005 12:39:07 PM
Great use of exsposure. Good luck
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12/05/2005 09:37:56 AM
10
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12/05/2005 09:00:06 AM
winter blues a great title, and a even greater photo
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12/04/2005 10:03:28 PM
Burrrr that looks so cold. I love the shades of blue.
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12/04/2005 09:51:45 PM
Stunning!
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12/04/2005 03:45:09 PM
Absolutely gorgeous! Love the water and the color tone! :)
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12/04/2005 12:11:59 AM
Ahh...Gullfoss. Well executed but not very creative for us who has been there many times. But i guess foreign people will like it. Well done.
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12/03/2005 11:56:31 PM
Great composition.
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12/03/2005 08:25:43 PM
Winther blues should get the blue ribbon, this is the best shot in the challenge IMO. Gangi þér vel!
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12/02/2005 11:22:29 PM
Wonderful layout and placement. I wish the foreground was sharper but still a great picture
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12/02/2005 07:20:37 PM
Returning for comemnts...Iceland ? Amason ? two wild guesses :)

Great capture !!
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12/02/2005 06:50:58 PM
beautiful!
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12/02/2005 06:42:28 AM
What else can i say but WOW !!!! 10
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12/01/2005 11:25:29 PM
Great title and wonderful picture. I love the smooth water contrasted against the different ice formations, really pulls out some different textures for the shot. Nicely done. <7>
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12/01/2005 10:44:16 PM
Your a master photographer in my book. I don't think you need any comments from me other than... Excellent! 10+++
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12/01/2005 05:39:41 PM
8 - Beautiful. Criticism; not much, maybe some even sharper detail on the snow/ice/texture right at the very fore of the shot, but likely difficult to retain the focus in the other areas, so who knows. Tempted to say I'd like to see less movement in the water, to see more detail, but this effect is very nice as is so who knows. Not sure on the frame, especially the black, perhaps brown (or whatever color is in those rocks) would have enhanced it/complemented it better, not sure.
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12/01/2005 05:00:51 PM
Simply beautiful.
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12/01/2005 04:38:38 PM
Fantastic composition and excellent play of natural textures! 10.
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12/01/2005 04:10:44 PM
Nice winter study, I like the long exposure and the silky look of what seems to be a waterfall, good composition (8)
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12/01/2005 03:53:15 PM
Great long exposer, the running water almost turns to ice because of it.
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12/01/2005 02:17:58 PM
breath-taking blue scheme! I love this one!
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12/01/2005 12:26:28 PM
One of the best images in this challenge..the depth of color and composition are both impressive.
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12/01/2005 11:51:31 AM
Nicely done! What lovely framing and a great blue, white and black colour palette.
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12/01/2005 10:42:38 AM
I luv a good photo paint...
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12/01/2005 10:40:24 AM
Beautiful... Love the height, color tones, detail, & movement.
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12/01/2005 09:33:37 AM
This one leaves me speechless. Totally stunning, congrats!
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12/01/2005 07:04:48 AM
What a gorgeous photo, well done
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12/01/2005 04:15:53 AM
Terrific, great Xmas postcard or book shot, well done indeed.
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12/01/2005 12:49:07 AM
The hues on this picture are fabulous. The whites and blues come in crisp and clear so much so that I shiver from the cold just gazing upon it. The action of the water as it falls is captured so that it appears as a soft unbroken flow - a downy drift.
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12/01/2005 12:38:46 AM
Wow this looks like a holiday card. Awesome job!
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