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Remains of the Storm
2nd PlaceRemains of the Storm
Strikeslip


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Ice (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Canon
Location: Burlington, Ontario, Spencer Smith Park
Date: Feb 24, 2007
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/13
Galleries: Architecture, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Feb 24, 2007

Convert RAW file to 16bit TIFF. Tonemap in Photomatix (forgot the particular settings as I did so many shots), Crop & rotate to level horizon, Levels, Curves, Hue-Sat (shift Blue and Cyan to the right, and shift Red and Yellow to the left), Resize, USM.

=========Post-Challenge=========

Awesome! Thanks for all the votes & comments. It's good to think it was worthwhile to get up before sunrise on Saturday when it was -20C. :-)

Some folks liked the fill-flash, some folks didn't. The different lightings were a concern, but since it was a Basic editing challenge I couldn't fix it. I took a lot of shots that morning, including some without the fill flash, which are pretty nice as well, but didn't show the ice texture and wouldn't really fit the challenge so well.

It was C-H-I-L-L-Y, but at least it wasn't windy.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 270
Avg (all users): 7.2479
Avg (commenters): 8.8400
Avg (participants): 6.7674
Avg (non-participants): 7.5197
Views since voting: 9301
Views during voting: 418
Votes: 238
Comments: 54
Favorites: 16 (view)


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03/13/2007 08:44:29 AM
Very good shot!! I love the angle and the lighting and clarity is excellent
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03/12/2007 09:20:09 PM
Great light and beautiful color to this photo Slippy. Congratulations on winning the red ribbon!
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03/12/2007 09:11:42 PM
OMG you have three ribbons! Do you still know what you're talking about? Kidding! Great shot, congratulations! :D
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03/10/2007 09:23:05 AM
Congratulations on this very well deserved ribbon.
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03/08/2007 09:29:25 AM
Very nice well done!
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03/08/2007 01:30:02 AM
congrats slippy! this is beautiful
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03/07/2007 09:45:35 PM
Dude...
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03/07/2007 07:05:21 PM
Very cool! Congratulations.
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03/07/2007 05:52:43 PM
Congratulations on the Ribbon!! Awesome image!!
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03/07/2007 02:01:31 PM
Just a surreal image. Congrats!
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03/07/2007 11:08:05 AM
Congrats on the ribbon! Great shot!
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03/07/2007 09:13:35 AM
Great shot Slippy, congrats on the ribbon!
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03/07/2007 07:20:15 AM
Beautiful Image - Congrats!!
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03/07/2007 05:50:22 AM
Great shot. Congrats. You must love those REDs.
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03/07/2007 03:34:33 AM
Beautiful picture and colors.... well done,congrats..
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03/07/2007 03:27:26 AM
Congrats on your red ribbon, beautiful photo!
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03/07/2007 03:23:08 AM
Awesome shot. Huge congrats on the red, Slippy.
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03/07/2007 03:16:06 AM
great ribbon, well done, a solid 10 from myself
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03/07/2007 02:42:24 AM
Congrats on the red, Slippy, very cool shot
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03/07/2007 02:21:09 AM
Dude - back off the LSD - my screen is melting... :P

Congrats - now time to brag about having 3 ribbons!!
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03/07/2007 02:18:02 AM
listen to him, he knows what he's talking about.... well you know the rest CONGRATS
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03/07/2007 02:10:44 AM
Climbing up the list, Slippy! Tone Mapping is our friend! Congrats!

R.
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03/07/2007 01:44:53 AM
Congrats Slippy. Red is your color!
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03/07/2007 12:52:17 AM
Slippy! I thought I gave this an 11, but turns out it counted as two 1's. ;-) Congrats man!
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03/07/2007 12:33:25 AM
Beautiful shot Slippy, well done.
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03/07/2007 12:19:43 AM
Great textures, colors and composition, Slippy! Big congrats on your new red!
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03/07/2007 12:17:19 AM
Hey! Congrats Slippy :-)
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03/07/2007 12:07:05 AM
Well done mate! Congrats on the ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/06/2007 01:23:48 PM
very cool.
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03/05/2007 10:48:52 PM
Very nice timining, the lighting is awesome!
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03/05/2007 11:37:13 AM
Beautiful landscape. Good job!
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03/04/2007 01:15:23 PM
wow, simply beautiful!
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03/04/2007 12:02:48 PM
brilliant, brilliant shot, so clear crisp and cold, great colour in the sky and colour in the ice.
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03/04/2007 02:07:01 AM
Fantastic lighting!!!
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03/03/2007 02:44:43 PM
Beautiful composition and colors
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03/03/2007 12:44:20 PM
Colors are great. I'm bothered however, by the ice covered whatever on the right hand side. The lighting is so different from, say, the ones on the left. I don't know if that's how it was lit, or if you used a flash, but it just looks unnatural to me. I love the texture, however, and the look out into the water is beautiful.
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03/03/2007 12:22:02 PM
awesome image - love the colors and calmness of the water and the sunset set off against the harshness that reacted the ice
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03/03/2007 06:46:40 AM
Great! Love the contrast between the "hot" sky and the ice. Well done.
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03/03/2007 05:34:32 AM
very nice HDR...
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03/02/2007 09:17:21 PM
Wow Wow Wow.....Nice ice...beautiful 10
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03/01/2007 10:10:20 PM
Nice shot .... the flash could have been a lil bit less stronger .... but a good shot .... 8
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03/01/2007 09:03:05 PM
wow
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03/01/2007 07:10:31 PM
You suck...here's a 10! :>)
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03/01/2007 07:06:53 PM
great shot..........stunning
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03/01/2007 03:32:10 PM
the sunset here is beautiful, but it looks like some kind of fill flash or something on the ice. for whatever reason, the glare on the ice to the right just keeps distracting me.
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03/01/2007 03:25:37 PM
Love the colors and exp. 10
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03/01/2007 11:42:37 AM
this is an amazing image
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03/01/2007 12:14:44 AM
I love this shot. Congrats!
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02/28/2007 11:18:36 PM
Love the colors and composition of this one.....
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02/28/2007 06:22:36 PM
Very nice... I like the lighting and focus, and the color capture is quite pleasing to the eye.
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02/28/2007 12:55:40 PM
I love the sunset! Great color contrast.
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02/28/2007 12:22:58 PM
beautiful color transitions,
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02/28/2007 11:28:17 AM
beautiful
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02/28/2007 11:24:58 AM
I love the range of colors
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