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Cold, snow-blown trees of Goat Island, Niagara Falls, NY
Cold, snow-blown trees of Goat Island, Niagara Falls, NY
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: National Geographic (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Date: Jan 18, 2004
Aperture: F/8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Jan 18, 2004

I took nearly a hundred shots in and around the Rainbow and Horseshoe Falls this weekend. While this one doesn't depict the Falls itself, ...and may not be the most interesting to others (I live near Niagara Falls - and am at risk of taking that natural wonder for granted after 50+ years), it's my favorite.

I used PS7 to apply levels and USM.

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 124
Avg (all users): 7.3934
Avg (commenters): 8.4146
Avg (participants): 7.2381
Avg (non-participants): 7.4961
Views since voting: 5467
Votes: 211
Comments: 51
Favorites: 33 (view)


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06/29/2005 07:57:49 PM
Very ghostly. It almost looks "out of this world." Well done!!! The whole scene is beautiful in an almost netherworld way.
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06/29/2005 07:15:38 PM
A wonderful image! It seems almost a painting! Very nice! :)
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11/15/2004 07:41:49 PM
Incredible picture,great capture.
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09/21/2004 12:05:57 PM
as much as im dreading snow this season, this shot makes me feel warm and fuzzy.. very surreal and inviting.. excellent work.
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09/21/2004 09:27:26 AM
This is great!!
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08/11/2004 12:10:00 PM
A most wonderful image with that quiet evolving impact. Very well done.
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01/27/2004 03:17:59 PM
Congratulations on being placed in the top 10th, especially with such a hard category to compete with. I rather like the under exposure of this shot. It gives it a moody feeling, and it has captured the sky colours with a dramatic feeling. I wouldn't change a thing. Very well seen.
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01/26/2004 08:43:32 AM


Message edited by author 2004-01-30 17:50:21.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/25/2004 09:51:23 PM
Now that really looks cold! Very interesting image.
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01/25/2004 09:20:58 PM
Amazing
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01/25/2004 07:02:33 PM
Very surreal lighting. Bright spot is a little hot and 'alien' but it's a great scene.
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01/25/2004 06:51:12 PM
absolutely beautiful. The lighting is magnificent. It looks like the trees are reaching for the sun.
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01/25/2004 10:47:52 AM
Wow, just beautiful!!! 10
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01/24/2004 12:11:08 PM
I like how you've captured the lighting and the monotone color. Has an eerie mood.
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01/24/2004 12:05:18 PM
this is such a great shot! very moody & almost mystical! Love it. Bumping it up toa 10!
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01/24/2004 07:40:05 AM
Love this. I converted it to black & white and it was even more dramatic.
The trees are so perfect they look like models
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01/23/2004 06:23:21 PM
Very pretty! Nice job!
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01/23/2004 03:09:38 PM
very nice scary colors
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01/23/2004 10:34:08 AM
I love the mood this photo creates ... very dark and cold. Terrific photo!
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01/22/2004 10:00:21 AM
You caught the feeling well, burrrrrrr.
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01/21/2004 11:57:50 PM
nice capture
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01/21/2004 10:30:08 PM
Awesome photo. I love the tones of this photo. The coldness of the temperature seems to be captured. Nice composition. It looks like a painting rather than a photo. 9
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01/21/2004 04:35:45 PM
very mystic, enchanting, haunting, lonely. this pic says so many things through different moods. nice image, perfect for this challenge.
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01/21/2004 02:58:05 PM
Amazing, Stunning photo one of my favorites 10/10
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01/21/2004 12:23:24 PM
i'd love to see this as a B/W
Nice job
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01/21/2004 11:16:46 AM
great find and capture. Great shot. My first 10 of the challenge. I love the contrast with the dark sky
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01/20/2004 10:59:30 PM
I have had this shot on my mind a lot lately. It is an extrmely unique shot, which fits the NG theme extremely well. It must have been extremely windy for the snow to be piled up on the trees in that way. There's just something to this shot, I can't quite put my finger on it, but it is truly marvelous. Good luck!
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01/20/2004 10:21:44 PM
great tones and lighting
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01/20/2004 09:31:12 PM
I really like this... it is almost sur-real. Nice...
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01/20/2004 03:53:56 PM
Brrrrr!!!! Great photo!!
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01/20/2004 01:49:52 PM
I realy like this picture alot. 10. it's something out of lord of the rings. 10...10...10
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01/20/2004 12:26:52 PM
What strange lighting. The sun is obviously still in the sky but the snow makes it appear as if there is lighting coming from the right also. Very Nice!
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01/20/2004 10:21:15 AM
Unique color and shading. Beautiful shot.
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01/20/2004 08:53:06 AM
Very nice effect. Like a solarisation. Curious to look to post processing description .
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01/20/2004 07:51:19 AM
Very emotive image..unusual to get this feel from a picture with so few colours.
Almost like a scene from a film set.
Good work
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01/20/2004 06:41:55 AM
Wow, wow... one of my favs of this week. I really love the composition and the colours was a good choice too. 10
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01/20/2004 12:19:44 AM
very cool shot.
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01/19/2004 11:44:59 PM
Great lighting
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01/19/2004 10:18:37 PM
This photo is very unique and I wish I had taken it. Beautiful! 10
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01/19/2004 10:06:39 PM
Look downright cold! - Very nice shot!
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01/19/2004 08:01:47 PM
Instead of white snow, the underexposure has caused the snow to look more like dust or soot, giving it a errie sense of doom. Not sure if this is the intended mood...
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01/19/2004 05:33:20 PM
This is spectacular!
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01/19/2004 05:24:32 PM
awesome and eerie!
love the glow of light behind the limbs. the world seems at a silent and delicate dance that has suddenly stopped.
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01/19/2004 01:13:22 PM
looks underexposed - all the snow is grey, rather than white.
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01/19/2004 12:59:04 PM
Fantastic atmosphere. The dark sky with the light spot and the two tall trees makes this image. Threatening and also peaceful. Very special.
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01/19/2004 12:50:51 PM
Nicely done. Visually arresting!
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01/19/2004 12:29:40 PM
this picture made me cold
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01/19/2004 10:51:21 AM
I really like this shot, somehow doesn't seem real, i.e. computer generated (Not manipulated, more like a screen shot from a computer game) I like how you have captured the different shades of the trees showing the sides withough the snow.

Would have liked it to have been a little sharper, brings out more detail in the branches. 9 A very good shot!
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01/19/2004 10:51:05 AM
Very moody shot. Monocromatic pallet works, good title/subject match, interesting sky adds to the drama.
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01/19/2004 04:15:10 AM
great shot alomst 3Desq. perhaps some burning of the top sky, and accentuating that yellow a bit more would make this a 10. But hard to see without seeing it like that! Good luck one of the best thus far.
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01/19/2004 12:13:18 AM
Wonderful shot. I love the dark power the bending trees have. Just a 10.
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