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Challenge: Constructed By Nature (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Minnesota
Date: Feb 13, 2010
Aperture: f/9.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Feb 16, 2010

Ice fog left frost on every surface
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I didn't do very much; cropped, straightened, sharpened a bit.

Place: 9 out of 119
Avg (all users): 6.6711
Avg (commenters): 7.4545
Avg (participants): 6.5385
Avg (non-participants): 6.7110
Views since voting: 1747
Views during voting: 366
Votes: 225
Comments: 15
Favorites: 5 (view)

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02/26/2010 02:39:04 PM
Hi David, greetings from the Critique Club!

Your shot really impressed me, superb contrast!!

As for the specifics:

Great balance of the space, just a little of the bottom of the trees, and the rest on top.
If it were me (not sure if the place allowed it) I would get a lower perspective and a little more to the left, to have it perfectly centred.

Perfect exposure, amazing detail on the front elements (you have an extraordinary piece of glass on your 40D :)

Flawless processing here, the contrast between the original shot and the edited one just took this picture to a whole new level.

Congratulations or your personal best, and a score of 6.67 is awesome, a very good score indeed.

If you have any questions feel free to contact me.

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02/24/2010 05:46:22 PM
I really liked this in the voting phase, still do. There was probably little you as a photographer could have done to make it better. I wish those lower limbs on the first couple of trees weren't there....I think that would have made it a cleaner image.
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02/24/2010 12:40:38 AM
I thought this would place higher as it was one of my favorites! Congrats anyway on a good score and a new PB!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/23/2010 09:27:39 PM
I admire the stark white of the branches; they even stand out against the snow on the ground.
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02/21/2010 08:23:49 PM
Very nice snow shot and great leading lines.
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02/21/2010 12:20:00 AM
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02/20/2010 03:15:43 PM
great subject and great title
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02/19/2010 12:40:28 PM
I love it
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02/19/2010 10:32:31 AM
Except that nature does not plant trees in a straight line. Very nice picture.
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02/18/2010 08:55:47 PM
Nice title and photo
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02/18/2010 07:59:41 AM
i like how the trees contrast so well with the snow.
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02/17/2010 08:11:39 PM
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02/17/2010 02:04:15 PM
Pattern of twigs in the front looks a bit unnatural. Looking forward to see how this was achieved.
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02/17/2010 01:54:57 AM
This is sooo beautiful!
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02/17/2010 12:30:51 AM
Wow. The contrast here between the snow covered branches and black tree stumps is so well spotted and captured. Very appealing snow shot.
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