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After the Snowstorm
After the Snowstorm
hahn23


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Light on White V (Minimal Editing I*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Horseshoe Park, Rocky Mountain National Park
Date: May 19, 2011
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200s
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: May 19, 2011

Aspens in Horseshoe Park in Rocky Mountain National Park. A late season snowstorm coated the trees. 12" of snow fell.

I did compare this entry to the fully desaturated version. Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_952437.jpg

I felt the desat version lacked depth, even though it would have solved any concerns about a color cast in some portions of the entry. The challenge entry is a very accurate representation of the true light and color conditions of the scene. The desat version was not a good representation.

So, it was a conscious decision to use the straight from the camera colors. There are many areas of white-white, which tells me the camera's AWB worked well.

Four votes were scrubbed at rollover, which improved my score somewhat. I see there were 7 votes of "3". Thanks a lot.

There are two people who have harassed me over the last few years. They will always be ignored. I just wish they would redirect their attention to others. They are entitled to their votes and comments, but they severely degrade my experience at DPC.

Statistics
Place: 18 out of 98
Avg (all users): 6.0214
Avg (commenters): 7.5714
Avg (participants): 5.9375
Avg (non-participants): 6.0652
Views since voting: 1018
Views during voting: 343
Votes: 140
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0


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05/27/2011 10:12:03 AM
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Originally posted by kenskid:

I have to say...lots of white...but also lots of midrange gray. I tell ya, I'd rather see some blown highlights in a light on white entry rather than see gray. However, you still get a high score !
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/26/2011 08:20:03 PM
I have to say...lots of white...but also lots of midrange gray. I tell ya, I'd rather see some blown highlights in a light on white entry rather than see gray. However, you still get a high score !
05/26/2011 05:35:33 PM
Nice contrast!
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05/26/2011 02:35:15 AM
Sorry you still have snow :) Nice picture!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/22/2011 10:35:07 AM
A little jewel. A type of picture that probably most of us take and to which we all respond with a little childish joy or melancholy nod.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/21/2011 11:22:31 PM
Good use of in camera techniques ..........
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/20/2011 04:56:28 PM
Gorgeous...a 9 from me.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/20/2011 09:03:14 AM
very nice work - excellent control of exposure to bring out the whites of the snow and to separate the clouds behind
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05/20/2011 12:08:19 AM
Lovely and definitely light on white!
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