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Winter Blues
Winter Blues

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Challenge: Free Study 2007-12 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Chibougamau, Qc, Canada
Date: Dec 12, 2007
Aperture: 7.10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/180
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Dec 9, 2007

I like the blue tone, I think that it gives it a feeling of "cold"

Since the day was overcast, the color version did not turn out good at all.

Thanks for all the comments. :)

Place: 224 out of 429
Avg (all users): 5.4943
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.4414
Avg (non-participants): 5.5873
Views since voting: 630
Views during voting: 254
Votes: 174
Comments: 18
Favorites: 1 (view)

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01/09/2008 04:28:49 PM
What the hell, this shots amazing. Extremely underrated!

My only problem is the top of the tree is cut off, but who cares, its still great.

Message edited by author 2008-01-09 16:29:38.
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01/08/2008 11:31:52 PM
I think your choice of processing was great for this image, I like it a lot!
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01/08/2008 10:39:28 PM
I don't get it. I'd have voted this a 6 or 7, and there's not one single thing wrong with it short of not being an Aurora in Iceland.
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01/08/2008 08:35:53 PM
Well this is gorgeous. Going into favs. This is the type of stuff I like. The only suggestion might be to reduce the blues a bit. I always feel blue and ice go together well, blue and snow not nearly so. Still love the overall shot.
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01/08/2008 06:13:07 PM
Personally, I think this is a great shot and well processed. I love the duotone that you did. I think this is a 6+ image.
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01/08/2008 05:14:07 PM
This is a beautiful scene. And I love the color. You were robed.
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01/08/2008 01:04:13 PM

I really find this a refreshing and wonderful scene. The blues really work for me, using them as a metaphor for the cold of winter. I think my favorite part of the photo is how these tall pines almost come across as small blades of grass being blown by some wind. The only thing that is a bit of a negative is that I feel the image seems a bit unbalanced - the darkness of the trees on the right seem to weigh the image down and pull the image down on that side while the brights/ whites on the left don't quite hold up the image enough.

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01/08/2008 11:12:30 AM
I gave this a 7. I think it's a pretty scene
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01/08/2008 11:02:03 AM
liked this too gave you a 6 thought the sky hurt it a bit
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01/08/2008 10:17:33 AM
The cut off tree runs almost in the center of the frame. So it has cut it into two sections. That is the first thing I notice. I wasn't there so I don't know if it was possible for you to move over more towards the left of the picture, but that seems to be a better spot to get the group of trees out of the center. I want to see the river and the trees are blocking my view. The color is good but not enough of a draw to overcome the flawed composition which is made unbearable by the cut off tree. Eventually that is all I can see in the picture. It's a real shame because it is a lovely place.
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01/08/2008 06:58:32 AM
I liked this quite well, so I don't think I'll be of any help in determining why it scored where it did. I think it conveys a lovely sense of winter calm and the blue toning suits it perfectly.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/06/2008 11:44:34 AM
nice colors, although I would like to see the lake more if you had an angle :)
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01/05/2008 12:12:34 PM
I like the blue cast. Appears a bit soft, but still captures conveys the sense of cold.
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01/03/2008 08:10:37 PM
nice tones
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01/02/2008 10:16:22 AM
Nice blue tint overall.
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01/02/2008 07:17:00 AM
I think the crop is too tight. I'd like to see the top of the plant in the centre and more space to the left.
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01/01/2008 12:25:36 PM
Nice toning :)
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01/01/2008 02:54:22 AM
Very cold! I like the composition and the toning.
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