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Standing Guard In Snow and Fog
Standing Guard In Snow and Fog
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study IX (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Negaunee, MI
Date: Nov 27, 2005
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Emotive, Nature
Date Uploaded: Nov 28, 2005

Excellent fog and snow while driving from Mqt to Baraga. This lake was fogged like a sonofagun - I drove by thinking "must stop, must stop", usually I don't and regret it; this time I stopped. I trudged through the snow berm sinking to my knees, got over it, looked up, saw the tree, and said "Ohhhhhhhhh, *that* is mine".


Overcast, very very foggy, rain, - lovely weather. Backed down on the exposure two stops to compensate for snow and fog.

I think the iso rating lies - I didn't change it from 200 but exif says 640, hmmmm.

crop - curves - NI - submit

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Thank you everyone for the great comments, I really do appreciate!

I found the tree here

Statistics
Place: 37 out of 519
Avg (all users): 6.5856
Avg (commenters): 7.7826
Avg (participants): 6.5637
Avg (non-participants): 6.6364
Views since voting: 3029
Views during voting: 537
Votes: 292
Comments: 47
Favorites: 20 (view)


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01/31/2007 09:06:27 AM
We've had no snow to speak of so far this winter, and I'd love to have just a bit so that I could wander around and look for shots like this.
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12/23/2006 01:19:13 AM
Great job on this one! This truely is a fantastic shot.
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05/29/2006 07:04:31 AM
This is a great shot. I really like these kinds of shots. Trees, winter, B&W. Good stuff.
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03/26/2006 11:56:02 PM
talk about capturing a mood, boy, this nailed it! excellent work!
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03/19/2006 11:08:57 AM
This is really stunning... No burning/dodging in this? WOW Incredible image. Beautiful lines and contrasts with an amazing amount of depth.

Message edited by author 2006-03-19 11:09:18.
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02/24/2006 09:30:45 PM
Fantastic photo man, love it!
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02/18/2006 12:45:10 PM
This is a beautiful photo. Great work on the discovery! It always pays off to stop and check things out.
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01/18/2006 11:02:44 PM
This is another favorite, and because of that, I am adding it to my favorites, as I love this image...
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12/11/2005 04:26:40 AM
I keep coming back to view this again and again - I really like this a lot. I'm a sucker for lone trees.
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12/11/2005 12:33:50 AM
I absolutely love this shot!!!! It's so content
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12/10/2005 10:46:51 AM
wow.... im really dissapointed this didn't score higher, what a top shot... congrats... i really apreciate you stopping in the cold weather...thanks...
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12/09/2005 05:27:50 PM
Beautiful shot JP !! Was this at Teal Lake just off of US41? I love the editing done here.
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12/09/2005 09:28:34 AM
This was a great entry! Awesome contrast and beautiful shades of grey and white! Very, very nice! :)
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12/08/2005 12:08:54 PM
the texture of the branches remind me of the textures on a ripe avacado skin. :P

Awesome pic, awesome job.

Well done!

Cheers
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12/08/2005 09:36:40 AM
Well you kicked my butt. And you were right on predicting a page 4 listing! (must share your method of predicting that)

Well deserved placement. Congrats.
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12/08/2005 09:35:09 AM
Looks cold!! Very nice capture, well done, JP.
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12/08/2005 09:18:23 AM
Not a bad finish, dear friend!! The competition was fierce. Congrats.
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12/08/2005 09:09:34 AM
Beautiful. Just perfect in its isolation. Congrats JP great entry!
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12/08/2005 09:04:57 AM
very nice picture.
And a great placing in the challenge.
Well done.
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12/08/2005 08:02:19 AM
Imagineer Virtual Fave[TM]
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12/08/2005 07:30:31 AM
You know, every day I wander around looking for this scene. Its not fair. So beautiful...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2005 11:06:17 PM
I thought Ansel Adams was dead! Best B&W study in the challenge, and I've voted on 90% so far. Good Luck in the Challenge. 10.
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12/07/2005 09:16:55 PM
beautiful contrast levels..wonderful handling of light too..nice job...
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12/07/2005 07:46:49 PM
Simple and beautiful. Nice composition.
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12/07/2005 03:19:58 AM
The base of the tree looks a bit odd. Otherwise this is a breathtaking picture.
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12/06/2005 01:50:13 AM
Over-sharpened, but a strong image none-the-less.
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12/05/2005 09:42:10 PM
Lovely lines.
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12/05/2005 09:35:19 PM
Now, this is a b/w study to my liking. The tree dominates with its many branches and the snow quietly fading in the distance. Like food for the soul. Bumping up.
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12/05/2005 02:28:44 PM
Very pretty shot and composition. It has a very sureal and ehtereal quality to it. focus and DOF look nice.
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12/05/2005 09:12:33 AM
Misty/foggy shoreline in background helps to cause just the right amount of mystery/curiosity to the overall image. The tree is great. Don't think you could get it any sharper. Almost looks like it was cut out and added to the photo. Very very nicely done. My compliments on a job well done !!
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12/04/2005 10:24:42 PM
Nice b/w study. Like the composition with the arching branches.
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12/04/2005 03:51:11 PM
beautiful!
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12/04/2005 01:35:20 PM
Nice winter scene. I like the single bare tree. The foggy background is very chilling to me, being from the South. I like the deep black of it too which helpsk create high contrast, without going overboard.
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12/04/2005 12:06:27 PM
Wow, wonderful looking tree. I like your placement of it. The snow and fog really make it stand out. Nice!
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12/04/2005 10:23:58 AM
Great tree, I'm a sucker for lonely tree photos and this is a good one, although it's a little bit over sharpened for my tastes. Well seen.
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12/04/2005 04:58:04 AM
Stark but very dramatic. - Good comp.
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12/03/2005 11:47:03 AM
Stunning. Good luck.
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12/02/2005 11:50:25 PM
Solitary foggy misty tree on a shoreline. Great capture, I like how you have the whole tree. There is a bit of a halo around the trunk of the tree but thats just being nitpicky. Great capture
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12/02/2005 10:43:05 PM
Fantastic! This picture...I love.
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12/02/2005 11:35:44 AM
Very nice. I like the composition and the contrast. Good Luck.
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12/02/2005 09:52:32 AM
I like those strong visual shots with stong clean shapes/lines that are color but could easily pass for B&W because only those two colors dominate the scene. The stark, white groundplane and background compliment this barren tree by making it pop off the page. My only critique is that I would have changed the angle slightly so that the eye doesn't have the distracting element of the some buildings which are visible on the far right hand side. Just a solid, clean, fully uncluttered white static background really complements the main subject - the tree.
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12/02/2005 01:18:23 AM
This is a very nice image! Great contrast and tonality. Nicely done.
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12/01/2005 06:46:47 AM
stark beauty - very lovely - 9
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12/01/2005 03:50:18 AM
This image has all the elements that make black and white beautiful for me. Very nicely done.
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12/01/2005 02:46:56 AM
Beautiful tree and dreamy surroundings, halo around the tree trunk spoils a little though..
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12/01/2005 02:22:38 AM
Wonderful image. nothing to add or remove, high contrast only adds to enjoyment of looking at it. Bumping up.
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12/01/2005 01:45:55 AM
Strong wow factor.....stunning photograph....8.
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