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A Cold Winters Morn
A Cold Winters Morn

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Challenge: Free Study 2008-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2008 Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Hale Farm, Ohio
Date: Feb 14, 2008
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2000
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Feb 15, 2008

It was a really cold morning here in Ohio, and when I looked outside the view was just incredible. All the trees and bushes had a frost on them and it was just glowing. We had some really weird weather with rain, ice, snow, then ice again and in the morning this is what was left. I drove to my favorite spot and started shooting. I ended up taking about 100 shots because of how beautiful it was. It was really hard to choose because I loved lots of em, but I really liked the composition in this one. I really wanted everyone to get (hopefully) the same feeling I did when I saw this. Hope everyone enjoys.

Shot in Raw at 3 exposures. 1/500, 1/2000, 1/4000
Used Photomatix and Tonemapped.
In Jpeg
USM, Brightness & Contrast, Selective Color, Gothic Glow, Neat Image, Dodge & Burn, Slight Vignette, Crop, Resize, Add Border, Sharpen, Save for Web

Place: 31 out of 458
Avg (all users): 6.5625
Avg (commenters): 8.1667
Avg (participants): 6.5714
Avg (non-participants): 6.5417
Views since voting: 1421
Views during voting: 251
Votes: 160
Comments: 7
Favorites: 3 (view)

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03/08/2008 12:21:43 AM
Ahhh....Ohio does have its moments :) If you like snow shots, we should be in luck this weekend huh? This is so beautiful. I can understand why you wanted to take many shots and capture just the right feeling. Nicely seen, photographed and edited. Not as crazy about the heavy border, however. Nice finish and score out of a large field of wonderful shots.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/06/2008 05:42:28 PM
I like the *softness* this shot has
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03/04/2008 12:15:08 AM
This photo has a nice crisp feel about it with the sunlight falling on the snow. 10
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03/03/2008 09:22:10 PM
very nice mood
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03/03/2008 02:36:14 PM
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03/02/2008 08:27:14 PM
nice composition! 8
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03/01/2008 07:56:05 PM
Really great shot. Will check back after the challenge, I want to learn how to take shots like this. Maybe it's as simple as finding the right subject, but curious as to lighting and settings.
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