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Blue Sky, Blue Spruce, White Snow
Blue Sky, Blue Spruce, White Snow
alanfreed


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Blue (Classic Editing)
Collection: Nature/Outdoors
Camera: Nikon D100
Location: Ambridge, PA, Country Club
Date: Dec 1, 2002
Aperture: 8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Dec 1, 2002

Shot on the way home from church as an act of desperation :) I used a polarizing filter to bring out the clouds a bit.

Statistics
Place: 143 out of 243
Avg (all users): 4.9163
Avg (commenters): 6.1250
Avg (participants): 4.9301
Avg (non-participants): 4.8981
Views since voting: 1218
Votes: 251
Comments: 20
Favorites: 1 (view)


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12/10/2002 12:57:28 AM
Critique Club

Composition - I feel this image is spoiled by the inclusion of the snow in the foreground, If you had just the trees and that glorious sky it would have been a better composition.
Background - your sky is beautiful.
Camera work Your technical camera work is excellent beautifully exposed.The offending snow is also correctly exposed, it so often can look dingy and dull. Focus good.
Digital processing Maybe lighten the trees a tad.
My Opinion I liked the image but felt it just fell short somehow I think it didn't have a strong enough focal point, and the snow was
to distracting.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/08/2002 09:05:55 PM
If you would have taken this into Photoshop and brightened the colors you could have gotten a really pretty image.
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12/08/2002 03:43:03 PM
the snow's a little on the harsh side for the darkness of the trees and sky. those could use a little lightening. composition is interesting. 7
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12/06/2002 09:44:28 AM
I guess the white must be snow on a hill but each time I look at this it just appears to me that the bottom of the picture hasn't loaded properly.
Because of the way in which it cuts off the bottoms of the trees in the shot it just doesn't seem right. It seems to be blocking my natural view rather than adding to the shot.
The sky is nicely captured.
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12/05/2002 09:51:16 PM
Very sharp and crisp. Beautiful sky but what is that small square object in the middle of the sky? A kite?
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12/05/2002 09:37:28 PM
Good composition and nice execution. like how you cropped it. I really like the 2 trees off set like that. For me it adds to the photo. Good shot. Nice job. PTL8
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12/01/2002 09:20:51 PM
Nice photo, at first, I thought the snow was a border, but it's not. Nice cloud action. (What no blue snow?) 8 Swash
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12/05/2002 03:48:10 PM
Have to admit I reloaded this once, convinced it was a corrupted file until I read the title :-)
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12/01/2002 09:20:51 PM
Nice image. Good focus. Meets the challenge. 7 waltoml.
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12/05/2002 12:19:22 PM
On the thumbnail the snow looked like a border, wish there was a bit more detail there. Otherwise nice composition, subject and colors.
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12/01/2002 09:20:51 PM
The snow looks overexposed which gives the illusion that the photo just has a white border along the bottom. I think a foreground subject would help - something just left of the middle maybe. A snowman, footprints, a sled....I dunno.
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12/03/2002 09:34:00 PM
The texture in the sky is lovely and the way that the clouds lead to the trees is great. This could have been great with high contrast, to darken the sky and create a silhoutte of the trees.
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12/03/2002 04:20:00 PM
the snow lacks a lot of details.... makes it look like a photo that didn't load correctly :)
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12/02/2002 10:18:00 PM
could have intensified the colors a little to make the picture a little more dramatic. my eyes go to the trees but they are a little too far away for the detail of them to be pleasing.
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12/02/2002 07:14:00 PM
Very nice shot. Wonderful composition and colors.
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12/02/2002 06:46:00 PM
crop the snow--8bobgaither
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12/02/2002 06:21:00 PM
Hey I had this same idea. Glad you did it, mine wouldn't of been this good. Nice sky and a yummy color of blue. Maybe a little on the dark side. Justine
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12/02/2002 04:31:00 AM
Picture seems a bit dark.
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12/02/2002 12:47:00 AM
Too Plain. Sorry.
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