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Happy New Year to you all! Hope Santa brought you some nice new gear and that you’ve had a chance to use it already this year!

We had a white Christmas this year, which was lovely! This was taken over the Christmas break in a nearby wood from a similar view point to this shot back in the autumn… I think I can feel a seasonal sequence coming on here!

I’ve added a B&W version for comparison – which do you prefer?


Technical details:
Exposure: ISO 100, 1/15th sec. @f11
PS Elements: cropped to adjust composition, midtones brightened via levels, brightness/contrast and red saturation increased; B&W – converted via mode/grayscale, contrast increased.
Sharpened/bordered/framed.

Camera:Canon EOS 30 d
Lens:Sigma 24 - 70 mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Winter Walk
Username:CathyI CathyI
Uploaded:9 Jan 2011 - 2:59 PM
Tags:Black & white, Brown, C. illsley photography, Catherine illsley, Cathyi, Cold, Duesseldorf, Enjoyment, Forest, Fun, Germany, Hilden, Landscape / travel, Outdoors, Path, People, Red, Relaxation, Shadows, Snow, Stroll, Trees, Trunks, Walkers, Walking, Wildlife / nature, Winter, Wood
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fraser
fraser  10631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2011 - 5:21 PM

Colour version for me. It's a nice image that deserves more attention. Might be being bypassed because of the central signature.
Fraser

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CathyI
CathyI e2 Member 9344 forum postsCathyI vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2011 - 5:38 PM

Thanks for your comments!

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4521 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2011 - 6:30 PM

I'll stick with V1, nice composition with a lovely depth to it....those snow covered branches make it look like an arcade ?....lovely, peaceful, seasonal image !

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CathyI
CathyI e2 Member 9344 forum postsCathyI vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2011 - 6:52 PM

Thank you!

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mrjes
mrjes  11 United States
10 Jan 2011 - 1:51 PM

Lovely shot! I vote for the mono.

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CathyI
CathyI e2 Member 9344 forum postsCathyI vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2011 - 4:50 PM

Thanks!

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DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2011 - 10:10 PM

Beautiful composition but it's a shame there's not a bit more texture in the snow. The black and white version benefits from a bit more contrast — there are very few pixels below about 10% intensity so there aren't any pure blacks there.

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CathyI
CathyI e2 Member 9344 forum postsCathyI vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2011 - 11:32 AM

Thanks for your comments! You've got a point about the contrast...

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