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Thicker ice in the prolonged sub-zero spell up here let me get further out on the ice to use new FG interest. Shot using the camera's daylight colour temperature setting for a colder feel (appropriate to the overnight -12C and still -5C as I shot). Usually I use the cloudy setting but on this occasion it didn't work as well with the snowy branch. The branch has been there all year but I was never able to make it work in an image until it iced over. It reminds me of an antler.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:EF-S17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:13 Dec 2012 - 10:31 AM
Focal Length:17mm
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:0.4sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Horns of Morlich
Username:almiles almiles
Uploaded:14 Dec 2012 - 5:46 AM
Tags:Cairngorm national park, Ice, Landscape / travel, Loch, Morlich, Winter
Votes:56
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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
14 Dec 2012 - 5:51 AM

In my humble opinion this is excellent Smile That branch could never look better than this Smile Thanx for the background info to this photo - but I cannot relate as we are experiencing humid 30C temps these days !

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom100 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 6:12 AM

Cheers Herman, rub it in about your glorious heat why don't you WinkGrin

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WhiteRose1
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14 Dec 2012 - 7:02 AM

I like the slight hint of warmth in the sky to balance the coldness. I'm impressed you've found and used the WB button!WinkGrin... works well. The antler analogy is spot on and gives a strong lead in, and the snow speckles are the icing on the cake Tongue. Excellent image, Al.

Dave

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colin beeley
colin beeley e2 Member 111070 forum postscolin beeley vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 7:11 AM

nice shot, but you don't need to play with the WB button you are using RAW .

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3187 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 7:41 AM

The shapes around your 'antler' are very interesting. A fine composition in fine frosty tones.

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom100 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 9:30 AM

Thanks Dave, Colin and Annette Smile


Quote: I like the slight hint of warmth in the sky to balance the coldness. I'm impressed you've found and used the WB button!WinkGrin... works well. The antler analogy is spot on and gives a strong lead in, and the snow speckles are the icing on the cake Tongue. Excellent image, Al.

Dave

Dave... TongueWink And thanks for the critique!


Quote: Nice shot, but you don't need to play with the WB button you are using RAW .

Although I shoot RAW for quality and flexibility Colin, I prefer to try things on camera at the time to see what looks better. I find I feel more rewarded the more I get right on camera (and the less time I have to spend editing on the PC!). Smile

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Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 9:36 AM

Marvellous find and the dedication tobe out in this weather. Any space around this wonderful frozen branch would help I feel Al.

Dougie

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 9:37 AM

The horned log has been turned into something quite special with the winter magic and ice patterns around it, Alan: a great find for new f/g interest........my imagination suggests a head and two arms admittedly of different lengths in the ice.
Ronnie.

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Fefe
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14 Dec 2012 - 10:44 AM

These images are getting better and betterGrinGrin
Stunning!
Diane

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Joline
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14 Dec 2012 - 12:20 PM

A marvelous shot.

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10875 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2875 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 3:29 PM

This is gorgeous, and worth an award.


regards


Willie

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom100 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 4:17 PM

Thank you very much Willie, that's made my day! Grin

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kel55
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14 Dec 2012 - 4:27 PM

Like the shapes of the water and ice around the log , great foreground interest

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4627 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 4:41 PM

Superb shot !!!!.....wonderful piece of F/G, & sooooo cold looking !!!!

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geffers7
geffers7 e2 Member 437 forum postsgeffers7 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 6:04 PM

Good shot again Al the snow on the tree making a very interesting fg.
The ice around the tree makes it look like one of those crime scenes with the outline of a body - or it could be the red wine!Wink
Geoff

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almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom100 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 6:32 PM

Thanks Keith and Geoff; it was cold (my trouses stuck to the ice when I knelt to set up this shot) and I could have done with some of that nice red wine!

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14 Dec 2012 - 8:18 PM

wow that foreground is fantastic,great find and an even better shot Smile

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almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom100 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 10:01 PM

Thanks very much Jeremy! Grin

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platzy
platzy  1 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2012 - 8:58 PM

Perfect image, great work.

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almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom100 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2012 - 6:05 AM

Cheers Stephen Smile

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stratocaster72
30 Dec 2012 - 10:26 AM

Wow awesome shot

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almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom100 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2012 - 3:59 PM

Thanks stratocaster72... if that is your real name?!! You've no other handle on your profile Wink

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alistairfarrugia Critique Team 2164 forum posts Malta88 Constructive Critique Points
1 Apr 2013 - 10:03 PM

I love this one - just came across it now, months after your upload and it's immediately a stunner with me. Well done. Ronnie wasn't the only one to notice the head and arms around the branch. I too find the ice around the branch (on the water) to form a sort of head (in the distance) and arms running downwards and curving over the "hip" area. Might be my imagination at work here though, which only proves just how good an image this is. Would have given it my UA if I could. Love it.

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almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom100 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 10:38 AM

Thanks Alistair. It's lovely to read how the image engaged you Smile

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elainebaker
9 Apr 2013 - 9:08 PM

Excellent image. Smile

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almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom100 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2013 - 6:15 AM

Thanks Elaine Smile

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