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Actually it heralded a lovely day but I found the brooding colours and smashed up, washed up ice gave a shipwrecked feel! I'm not sure about this one, I wonder if the rocks make it too busy but the icey lead in worked best from this point. Your critiques are, as ever, gratefully appreciated thanks. Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF17-40mm f/4L USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:29 Mar 2013 - 6:01 AM
Focal Length:17mm
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:0.4sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Stormrise
Username:almiles almiles
Uploaded:30 Mar 2013 - 11:25 AM
Tags:Cairngorm national park, Cold, Frozen, Ice, Landscape / travel, Loch morlich, Sunrise, Winter
Votes:76

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silverbells
30 Mar 2013 - 11:50 AM

Wow! This has a really beautiful coldness and great composition
Erica

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2013 - 11:55 AM

This is a perfect portrait of winter. I like your pov, and also those fine wintery tones.

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2013 - 11:57 AM

Exceedingly beautiful.

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brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2013 - 12:04 PM

Chilling winter landscape, great pov,superb
Regards Brian

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2013 - 12:08 PM

Sharp from front to back with great detail. A very nice image!!

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2013 - 12:21 PM

Perfect

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41054 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2013 - 1:07 PM

Not messy at all, Al, The cracked ice makes such an interesting and strong lead in. Lovely sombre blue tones off-set by the touches of warm colour from the clouds and their reflection.

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2013 - 1:23 PM

Thanks Erica, Joline, Dr Sharma, Brian, Bill, Mark and Dave Smile

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2013 - 1:41 PM

They floes look like plates of opaque glass tumbled on top of one another, Alan.
For myself, I'd say your composition is just fine as shown, rocks and all, and it is a striking cold image, and no doubt when you were there you felt even colder.
A very good landscape with the scene in the grip of winter.
Ronnie.

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christinecilia
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30 Mar 2013 - 3:25 PM

love the ice lovely seascape. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2013 - 4:04 PM

An excellent winter scene, Al - I think the composition is fine - the ice sheets are an amazing sight!

****

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4600 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2013 - 4:53 PM

Cracking shot !!! (Ooooops ?).........nice strong composition, with lovely detail & cold tones in the broken ice !!!....top notch stuff !!

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Sue_R
Sue_R e2 Member 8Sue_R vcard Scotland6 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2013 - 5:00 PM

Really like this. Well worth the early start Smile

Sue Smile

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geffers7
geffers7 e2 Member 437 forum postsgeffers7 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2013 - 5:09 PM

The composition is fine Al - the ice provides a good lead in - very good shot actually.
I'm always beating myself up about composition but you can only photograph what is there not you would like to be there. Wink
Geoff

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2013 - 5:14 PM

Thanks Ronnie, Christine, ****, Keith, Sue and Geoff Smile

Quote: The composition is fine Al - the ice provides a good lead in - very good shot actually.
I'm always beating myself up about composition but you can only photograph what is there not you would like to be there. Wink
Geoff

Very true Geoff! Grin

Last Modified By almiles at 30 Mar 2013 - 5:15 PM

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fazzer
fazzer e2 Member 534 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2013 - 7:57 PM

Love this Al i think the composition is great.....the fg with the ice breaking around the stones makes this shot for me and the beautiful bit of colour in the sky and its reflection balances the shot so well
regards
jeremySmile

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2013 - 8:31 PM

brilliant comp Al a stunning capture top top shot Wink
andy

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almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2013 - 8:40 PM

Wow thanks for the UAs Jeremy and Andy! Smile Hugely chuffed and humbled thanks.

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2013 - 10:42 PM

the cracked ice is a real nice interest for the shot, well taken, and i do like the colours of the sky reflected in the water.
ant.

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2013 - 10:49 AM

Big thanks to Pete for the HC award! Grin Thank you too Ant for for your generous UA.

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5185 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2013 - 11:06 AM

In some ways the comp is even stronger on this than your next upload. Excellent image.
Derek

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almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2013 - 11:22 AM

Thanks Derek, it will be interesting to compare the response to todays effort. I have one more comp facing this way from that morning which I will upload tomorrow.

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6235 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2013 - 11:29 AM

Stunning image and perfect POV, Al - I love the ice cold atmosphere, the textures and tones and comp of this terrific image. Looks like we missed these sub zero temperatures by by a whisker when we visited in early March! Congratulations on your HC Smile
Sylvia

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almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2013 - 12:14 PM

Thanks Sylvia! It's sub zero now but the days are bright and sunny. Perfect for skiiers in the easter hols Smile I hope it warms up in time for your impending 3am vigils; best pack yer woollies in case not! Grin

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 439 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
1 Apr 2013 - 5:55 PM

Truly excellent image, Alan. Great lead -in and beautiful tones.
Alun

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almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
1 Apr 2013 - 6:40 PM

Cheers Alun! Grin

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alistairfarrugia
alistairfarrugia Critique Team 2164 forum posts Malta88 Constructive Critique Points
1 Apr 2013 - 9:56 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Superb lead-in here, well taken. Have you considered flipping this horizontally so the ice would move from left-to-right, rather than right-to-left? I think this would make this image even stronger as it would be more natural for the eye to explore the image by following a left-to-right lead-in, rather than one that goes from right-to-left. Unless of course you read from right-to-left, in which case the current approach would suit just perfectly. Given that most of EPZers are UK-based, I think it would be safe to assume a left-to-right reading approach is more predominant here, so a flipped variant might go down with the audience even better.

Regardless, I think this is superb whichever way you present it, my comment is merely aimed at trying to get even more of what's already a splendid shot. Well done! Smile

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almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 10:36 AM

Thanks Alistair, I like your thinking! My difficulty with it would be the loch is so well known that it would look odd (at least to those who live around here!) if reversed. Your comments about reading the lead in from the left is very true. Smile

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alistairfarrugia
alistairfarrugia Critique Team 2164 forum posts Malta88 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 2:01 PM

I see - didn't think of the familiarity issue as, as you can see, I'm not from the UK but from Malta. To my eyes, in fact, the scene would look no strange either way it was oriented, but you make a good point that people familiar with it might realise it's been flipped horizontally. Either way, I reiterate that I like this no matter which way the leading line goes. Smile

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akhtarkhan
akhtarkhan  12 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2013 - 1:33 AM

Fabulous winter landscape.......makes you feel shiver. Awesome foreground detail and amazing clouds formation. Ominous capture.Smile

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2013 - 6:02 AM

Thank you Akhtar. Smile

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