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Nano Ice
Nano Ice

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Challenge: Free Study 2011-05 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenge Submissions
Camera: Apple iPhone 4
Location: 37,000 feet over America
Date: May 18, 2011
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/1371
Galleries: Abstract, Nature
Date Uploaded: May 24, 2011

Photographer’s Notes
… continuing my theme; the best camera on the planet is the one you have with you …

I was on a flight from Seattle to Orlando when I noticed this wonderful pattern of ice crystals forming on the window. It reminded me of the Michael Crichton novel Prey; then free-associating I remembered the “gremlins” that plagued WWII fighter pilots. Free association is a wonderful thing. How cold is it outside … must be minus 60 … “Baby it’s cold outside.” And a photo was born.

Now if I can just do it justice in post!

Post Proseccing
• Upload From iPhone (iPhoto)
• Export Original to Photoshop (iPhoto)
• Crop (PSCS5)
• Adjust Stuff (PSCS5 Curves (auto) Layer)
• Crop (PSCS5)
• Sharpen (PSCS5 USM)
• Contrast (PSCS5 Curves layer)
• Reduce Noise (Neat Image)
• Resize (Genuine Fractals)
• Save for Web (PSCS5)

Camera Data
• Date: 2011-05-18
• Camera: iPhone 4
• ISO: 80
• Aperture: f/2.8
• Shutter: 1/1371 seconds (bizarre, huh?)

Place: 116 out of 344
Avg (all users): 5.7985
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.8367
Avg (non-participants): 5.6944
Views since voting: 462
Views during voting: 232
Votes: 134
Comments: 6
Favorites: 1 (view)

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06/09/2011 06:54:51 PM
wow...i can't believe you took this with your iphone. this is an incredible shot!
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06/09/2011 03:27:08 AM
a 5.79 in a free study with an iPhone shot out an airplane window? Impressive! :) Great job.
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06/08/2011 01:58:26 PM
Very striking!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/03/2011 08:53:28 AM
A childhood dream.
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06/01/2011 12:14:39 PM
Hahaha! I do this all the time :-)
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06/01/2011 06:57:58 AM
Wonderful capture... love the shallow DOF... allows the image to tell the story without losing the beautiful details.
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