Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

'Do You Want Ice?'

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

PRIZES GALORE! Enter The ePHOTOzine Exclusive Christmas Prize Draw; Over £10,000 Worth of Prizes! Plus A Gift For Everybody On Christmas Day!
Add Comment

An image taken of the Hubbard Glacier while travelling through the Inside Passage Alaska last August. I was amazed at the colours and while taking a number of shots there was a load crashing noise and I managed to capture this shot just as a large sheet od ice broke away from the main part of the glacier. I used Lightroom 5 to boost the contrast and vibrance.

Thanks for taking the time to view.

Regards, Brian J.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:23 Aug 2012 - 5:59 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:'Do You Want Ice?'
Username:briantjjones briantjjones
Uploaded:5 Aug 2013 - 10:53 AM
Tags:Alaska, Glaciers, Landscape / travel, Seascapes
VS Mode Rating 101 (100% won)
These stats show the percentage of wins and the rating score that your photo has achieved. You can go to the VS Mode by clicking on this icon.

Signup to e2

Signup to e2 to see which photo this has won or lost against in the vs mode
Votes:15

Comments

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 12:03 PM

Certainly well timed to capture the ice breaking off
Regards Richard

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 3christinecilia vcard England
5 Aug 2013 - 2:57 PM

great capture. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 7618 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 3:49 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

You've captured that blue in the ice very well. I wonder if upping the exposure just a tad might make it pop more? Just a thought. I sometimes take people's advice, and other times I don't Grin

Anne

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 101505 forum postsdark_lord vcard England145 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 8:21 PM

I agree with Anne, this deserves more pop.
Try increasing the contrast a little but also give the clarity a boost when converting from RAW.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

briantjjones
6 Aug 2013 - 1:54 PM

Folks thanks for your kind comments and suggestions, they are much appreciated.

Regards, Brian J.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10979 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2981 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2013 - 4:24 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Ive downloaded it and increased exposure, - its quite a bit under, and with this tweaked and a little sharpening, it looks very good.


If you still have the original large file, I would be happy to tweak it for you, you can send it to wbaneham@gmail.com if you like.



Regards



Willie

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 74062 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2013 - 4:46 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Most has been said, it is under exposed, quite easily corrected either in RAW or photoshop.

Open a levels adjustment, then drag the RH slider in until it just touches the edge of the graph. Then the same for LH slider (for more accurate result hold down alt key when doing it then you will see the pixels that are been affected - then back off a fraction).

Then adjust the central slider to increase the exposure

I may also be tempted to add a curves adjustment - place an ancor point in the shadows as you dont want these to block out, then about 3/4 the way up the curve pull it up slightly (dont overdo it). This will make the whites pop

Oh and change blend modes of levels / curves to luminosity. Why? well when you make levels / curves adjustments in normal mode it increases saturation and sometimes causes colour crunching - luminosity only affects the brightness values and not saturation.

I also think your white balance is too cool - the shadow edges of the glazier are a very distinct blue so for accuracy it could do with raising a bit (I understand if its a creative decision). As you increased vibrance this would have exaserbated this somewhat.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.