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I think this is one of my favourite shots from my time at Fairfield. It was around 8am and one of those rare moments when all the elements come together. The frost was still crisp, the sun was just peeping above the horizon and the clouds were retaining colour.
Derek

Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF17-40mm f/4L USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:The Church on the marsh.III
Username:derekhansen derekhansen
Uploaded:11 Dec 2012 - 11:00 AM
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DalesLass
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11 Dec 2012 - 11:02 AM

You have captured some beautiful light on the church.


Jude

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h4rsx
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11 Dec 2012 - 11:38 AM

Fabulous shot Derek and some wonderful conditions to be out photographing in. Wink

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mlseawell
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11 Dec 2012 - 11:48 AM

This is a great capture, no doubt. Me being me Tongue would love to see a mono version.

Mark

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NaturesHaven
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11 Dec 2012 - 11:53 AM

It will fantastic as a fine art print on a lounge wall............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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franken
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11 Dec 2012 - 12:03 PM

Simply stunning!

Ken

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nytecam
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11 Dec 2012 - 12:32 PM

just perfect - that's what creative photography is all aboutGrin

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Hermanus
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11 Dec 2012 - 12:33 PM

This is really stunning !! An excellent photo SmileGrin

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rontear
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11 Dec 2012 - 1:34 PM

Feel the cold !! Derek, frosty on the camera I presume !!!
Ron.

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derekhansen
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11 Dec 2012 - 1:48 PM


Quote: Feel the cold !! Derek, frosty on the camera I presume !!!
Ron.

My tripod legs froze up, which was interesting.
Derek

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Sezz
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11 Dec 2012 - 2:16 PM

Yes it's making me shiver but what a reward for braving the elements Derek! Congrat's its superb as are all of them! Smile

Sarah *

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NDODS
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11 Dec 2012 - 3:01 PM

Magical Derek. Photographic craftsmanship at its very best.

Regards Nathan

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BIGRY1
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11 Dec 2012 - 3:35 PM

Good comp and excellent coloursGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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almiles
almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2012 - 3:50 PM

I agree with your comment Derek, I think it's the best one you've posted from this series. The sky has lots of colour as does the church yet the frost is retained and the stream is in the best lead in position yet.

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geffers7
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11 Dec 2012 - 4:21 PM

Great frosty fg interest Derek, the rising sun lighting up the church and a great sky - what more could you want!
In fact you can have my rarely used UA. Grin
Geoff

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jennialexander
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11 Dec 2012 - 4:29 PM

Beautiful light. You have certainly made the best of a cold early start
Jenni

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banehawi
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11 Dec 2012 - 4:42 PM

Nice scene, well shot. The image doesnt have a colour profile tagged Derek, - should have sRGB, so it wont show as intended on any browser other than Firefox.


Its really stands out with some midtone contrast, and highlights toned a little too.



Regards


Willie

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fazzer
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11 Dec 2012 - 6:15 PM

Another beauty Derek but its still the first upload which is my fave,i think its the contrasting darker sky against the frosty ground
rgds
jeremy

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derekhansen
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11 Dec 2012 - 7:18 PM

Thanks for all the votes and comments everyone. Special thanks to Nathan, Geoff and Jenni for their UA's.

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zapar40
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11 Dec 2012 - 7:24 PM

a superb capture of this cold crisp morning, some lovely light hitting the church. nice one.
ant.

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JohnParminter
11 Dec 2012 - 8:22 PM

Engaging composition that gently leads the eye to the main subject and beautiful light all adds up to a very pleasing image. The bright light on the window does detract slightly but overall excellent I think.

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derekhansen
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11 Dec 2012 - 8:30 PM

Many thanks for the GEA John. A lovely surprise.

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Mototaur
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11 Dec 2012 - 8:39 PM

Lovely capture

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martinl
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11 Dec 2012 - 8:43 PM

Fantastic shot again Derek, he light on the church and reeds is sublime.
I think another UA is deserved.
Smile

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martin.w
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11 Dec 2012 - 8:50 PM

Agree with him above....though I will go with 'the light' Wink

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derekhansen
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11 Dec 2012 - 9:01 PM

Thank you Martinw and Martinl for your UA's. I really appreciate it.

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11 Dec 2012 - 9:04 PM

Superb togging Mr H !
Alun

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Mozzytheboy
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11 Dec 2012 - 9:27 PM

Absopositively brilliant Derek. How just how do you create such an image? Is it heavily photoshopped?

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derekhansen
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11 Dec 2012 - 10:02 PM


Quote: Absopositively brilliant Derek. How just how do you create such an image? Is it heavily photoshopped?

I shoot in RAW format which come out of the camera quite dull and soft looking so that they have to be processed to some degree. The adjustments I make are usually to the contrast and relative light levels. I try to keep away from the saturation slider but altering the tones can deepen the colours.
So you can see the difference I have uploaded a variation (V3) which is a downsized version of the RAW file straight out of the camera.

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Buffalo_Tom
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11 Dec 2012 - 10:32 PM

Magic.
Tom.

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derekhansen
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11 Dec 2012 - 10:43 PM

Thank you Tom and thank you for the UA.
Derek

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Irishkate
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12 Dec 2012 - 12:47 AM

Beautiful image. Wonderful light.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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dmhuynh72
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12 Dec 2012 - 1:11 AM

another beauty Derek
regards
Yung

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Mozzytheboy
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12 Dec 2012 - 7:06 AM

Derek that has been so useful to go from 1 over to 3 and compare. Also thank you for your honest and detailed explanation to my question. I stand in aweSmile (well sit in awe)

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ianrobinson
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12 Dec 2012 - 8:30 AM

Absolutely superb Derek, well done on the accolades, well deserved.

Ian

ps, nice to see the original just to see what you have done, a good idea me thinks as it shows the subtle enhancements that are needed to nearly every landscape and seascape to pull back the details.

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AnnChown
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12 Dec 2012 - 8:33 AM

This is exceptional Derek. For me it has to be colour as the light is so amazing and doesn't translate in mono. Congrats on all the well deserved awards - not least for enduring the freezing conditions!
Ann

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derekhansen
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12 Dec 2012 - 8:47 AM

Big thank you to Alan for the UA. Cheers my friend.

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12 Dec 2012 - 9:21 AM

Superb photography Derek, the colour wins for me but had I only seen the monochrome conversion I would have gone for it right away. The icing literally on the cake is the frost in a wonderful composition.

Dougie

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wolfy
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12 Dec 2012 - 11:40 AM

Beautiful light and mood captured here Derek, sorry given out my UA already, pls accept my humble virtual UA Wink

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12 Dec 2012 - 11:46 AM


Quote: Beautiful light and mood captured here Derek, sorry given out my UA already, pls accept my humble virtual UA Wink

Good as the real thing Rog!!

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ianrobinson
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12 Dec 2012 - 8:46 PM

keep coming back to this, so obviously too good to just view once Wink.

Ian

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derekhansen
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12 Dec 2012 - 9:02 PM


Quote: Keep coming back to this, so obviously too good to just view once Wink.

Ian

Thank you Ian and thank you for your UA.

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derekhansen
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13 Dec 2012 - 9:02 AM

Thank you very much for your UA Paul. Much appreciated.

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13 Dec 2012 - 8:07 PM

Derek, the B+W is superb.

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Landlord
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14 Dec 2012 - 9:24 AM

One of your best D.

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14 Dec 2012 - 6:44 PM

Stunning mono!!!!!

Cliff

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14 Dec 2012 - 6:54 PM

Just stunning.

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derekhansen
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14 Dec 2012 - 8:10 PM

Many thanks for your UA Phil. Very grateful.
Derek

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29 Dec 2012 - 7:13 PM

Of this mini series that you have posted, this is my favourite composition to date. Everything works.

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Great portfolio, Impressive

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