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Frozen Solitude
Frozen Solitude
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2005 (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Bond Falls, MI
Date: Dec 17, 2005
Aperture: f/18
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/8
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Jan 14, 2006

Taken at Bond Falls, MI.

It was 0F, sunny as all get out, and no wind - the perfect winter day. I would get rid of the cyan but it is actually how the water looked that day.

If I remember I used a polarizing filter.

I used the lower aperature so I could have a longer exposure, I really need to invest in a few ND filters.

I'm on the edge of the icy overhang here, there is no way I could have been closer to the river.

Editing was some dodge/burn

Statistics
Place: 36 out of 833
Avg (all users): 6.7465
Avg (commenters): 7.8750
Avg (participants): 6.6000
Avg (non-participants): 7.4595
Views since voting: 2428
Views during voting: 636
Votes: 434
Comments: 34
Favorites: 10 (view)


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06/10/2006 11:10:25 PM
Thought for sure I had commented on this image before, but I guess not. It's gorgeous. I love the mixture of dark gray black blues. ;-) Perfect exposure length.
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03/02/2006 10:58:16 PM
This is so nice! One day I hope to take photos like this.
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02/08/2006 12:14:42 PM
JP, this is an amazing shot! The composition is wonderful and the tones - perfect! The score reflects it! Congrats on such a nice placement.
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02/02/2006 05:32:12 AM
"Wow","Wow","Wow"..... I just love this image, you are one of my absolute favorite photographers on DPC..... Thank you so much for your beautiful images..... This has now been added to "My Favorites". Thank you for your support, your help, and your friendship as well.....YOU ROCK GIRL.....
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02/01/2006 03:23:39 AM
Nice finish JP! Beautiful image you can always be proud of. Congrats on 36th place out of 829 entries!! What a wonderful compliment to your work.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2006 11:58:55 PM
Gorgeous shot!
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01/31/2006 08:24:08 AM
OH WOW! Nothing much to say about this but that, WOW! 10 from me for this beautiful capture.
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01/30/2006 09:03:36 PM
Beautiful
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01/29/2006 08:18:34 PM
Breathtaking ! What clarity and beauty!
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01/29/2006 04:22:22 PM
Excellent long exposure, great color, blacks need work, whites ok, great light, nice dof, nice movement, overall have a print available.
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01/26/2006 11:43:02 AM
Simply breathtaking ! wow !
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01/26/2006 11:36:56 AM
What an amazing, and beautiful country, actually breath-taking. This has the "WOW" factor, through and through.....
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01/26/2006 02:59:47 AM
Wow, cool snow scene. Like the slow shutter/small aperture you've used to capture this. Looks a tad oversharpened though.
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01/24/2006 03:15:25 PM
Beautiful, trees look a little contrasty.
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01/24/2006 02:11:24 PM
Great picture, love the rapid feeling to it
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01/24/2006 01:12:37 PM
Really a cool shot brrrrr. But since you were in the shadows and most of the water is also, you could have dropped the brightness down some and boosted contrast a small bit without loosing the nice quality of the shot.
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01/22/2006 10:36:54 PM
great
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01/22/2006 01:41:35 PM
Trees looks slightly over sharpened, still an 8
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01/22/2006 01:21:27 AM
Wonderful, love the details in this one. The lines of water and the green through the snow covered trees. Simply beautiful! Well done!
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01/21/2006 11:06:13 PM
Nice and crisp - perfect for a winter shot. I like how you slowed down the icy cold water, yet I can still sense how fast it spills over the rocks. The bue cast works well here. I can't get over the nice sharp PP as the trees really pop that way. That one little patch of sky is the only thing that looks off balance with the rest of the image as it is a bit blown out. Then again - that may be adding to the depth you can feel. Excellent choice for the Best of challenge.
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01/20/2006 10:26:26 PM
Very nice.
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01/20/2006 10:57:10 AM
oh, ah, pretty
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01/20/2006 10:48:33 AM
Beautiful shot, wonderfully exposed.
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01/19/2006 05:46:28 PM
Beautiful
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01/19/2006 12:53:03 PM
Very beautiful but a touch over sharpened IMO.
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01/18/2006 11:11:36 PM
10 from me...good luck!
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01/18/2006 12:37:18 PM
Really nice colours and composition and contrast. It seems oversharpened though, especially in the trees, which is a shame.
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01/17/2006 03:50:09 PM
there you are ;)

i really like the water movement, always do. still think this one will be very strong with a B&W adjustment, but this works with me too.

great job and good luck in the challenge!
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01/17/2006 02:38:58 PM
Beautiful scene. A slower shutterspeed may have given you the smoother water effect, but perhaps it works best this way for winter water. The sky is nice. and the exposure is good.
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01/17/2006 10:40:59 AM
At this point it was decided that another day without a bath wouldnt be so bad.

Good shot. Just enough time to get a good flow from the water, but not so much that it looks fake. It truly brings the chill into your bones.
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01/16/2006 09:45:24 PM
hope your doing good, great image!, good luck ;)
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01/16/2006 08:31:55 PM
This is a beautiful shot. As much as I hate winter I would love to have been there.
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01/16/2006 07:09:48 PM
Nice choice but I think the trees in the back may be a bit too sharp. I could be wrong though. Other than that I like.
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01/16/2006 11:15:55 AM
It's a postcard. Don't like the top crop. Would have left in more tree tops to contain the image more, and dropped some of the bottom right snow instead. Not sure you had a choice or not based on angle of the shot, but I will still give it a (9).
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