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I had a suspicion that this lovely falls may look good iced up - and it didn't disappoint!

Very very tricky getting down to it in the ice - thank god for tree roots, had they not been there I'd have been sliding down a long embankment onto ice and rock !

This is a 2 second single shot polarised image edited on the laptop whilst watching telly with a few beers last night, so if there are a few dust specs here and there, I'd not be surprised.

It's all melting in Lancashire today

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:canon 17-40
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Scalebar Force
Username:ade_mcfade ade_mcfade
Uploaded:27 Dec 2010 - 11:10 AM
Tags:Black & white, Dales, Ice, Landscape / travel, Scalebar force, Waterfall, Yorkshire
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Paintman
Paintman e2 Member 7844 forum postsPaintman vcard United Kingdom173 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2010 - 11:26 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Personally speaking I think the contrast is too high and the fine mid tones have been lost. It almost looks like you've used the threshold filter and turned everything into pure black and pure white. I know there are other tones in the image but they don't have enough power to model the landscape and give it the sense of space and 3-dimensionality one would expect, because the highlights and accents have dominated the photo at the expense of the mid tone range.

The composition looks good and the feel I get from the curving rock face is like an amphitheatre.

This is only an opinion and not meant to offend.

Alan.

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014778 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2010 - 11:34 AM

Yeah - it is purposely high contrast Alan, just looking for a really dramatic look on this one.

There are more on my Facebook fan page which are less contrasty though - always a tricky one picking the first one to upload.

When you were stood there, there was a really high contrast look - it was either white (snow/ice) or dark stone/water.

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Tandberg
Tandberg  111218 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2010 - 11:49 AM

linky to a reasonable image
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yours aint a bad shot Wink i suppose. I do tutorials for a fee a small fee that may help you with these type of shots. Iam available at short notice. Wink Wink


Tis ok mate being serious for a mo. But i suppose its like marmite love it or hate it, re marmite i hate it, but i like the shot as the treatment gives it a treackly feel

Dave

Last Modified By Tandberg at 27 Dec 2010 - 11:50 AM

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014778 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2010 - 11:54 AM

were you on Pendle on Xmas eve Dave? I was drivig around Pendle and saw a mini just like yours - you were nowhere to be seen, but thought it may have been yours.

Got so many shots at Scalebar yesterday - this one just tickled my fancy, I'm a high contrast lover Wink

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Tandberg
Tandberg  111218 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2010 - 11:57 AM

i know mate what you like Wink
Yeah i was in pendle but was not in my car it was left at mates house. Car was in burnley.

You around today could bring that thing for you to try and copy if ya want

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2010 - 12:12 PM

a very striking look with the processing which i like.lesley

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andy_AHG
andy_AHG  5106 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2010 - 5:12 PM

Personally, I love the high contrast treatment.

Andy

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10817 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2820 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2010 - 9:15 PM

Its the extreme high contrast that works well with this, especially with ice.


W

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fraser
fraser  10631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2010 - 9:21 PM

I love V2, which is simpler and works better with the high contrast treatment. To me there's too much going on in V1 and the sense of perspective and depth is lost.
Fraser

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2010 - 10:09 PM

Two fab images. Nice one Ade!

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73840 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2010 - 10:47 PM

I'm sorry Ade, I've not commented for a while.

I've probably done like a lot of others - looked at them and moved on.

You have always liked monos, and I much prefered the ones you were doing 12 months ago. The current monos on the whole are far too stark for me. There appears to be far too few tones here, just the two - Black and White.

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focused-photography

Very nice work on both shots.

Carsten

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Rob66
Rob66  4 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2010 - 7:22 PM

Cracking shot the ice in the foreground looks great.

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Goggz
Goggz e2 Member 72301 forum postsGoggz vcard Wales72 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2010 - 9:33 PM

Variety is the spice of life, eh Ade.
I like both V1 for it's contrastiness and V2 for its more gentle atmosphere.
All the best amigo!
Cheer,s GOggz

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2010 - 8:37 AM

V1 for me looks really cold and contrasty, I do like a bit of contrast. I wonder what a grey BG would do for this?

Dougie

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Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318441 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2010 - 11:55 AM

It's a fantastic scene but I have to agree totally overcooked. In the old printing days it's like you've printed on grade five and still pushed the contrast further with high contrast developers etc. Suits some subjects but not this.

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