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Must get back into the habit of uploading stuff...

I had a day off work today Smile so headed up into the mountains for a couple of hours. Llyn Ogwen was completely frozen, and there were some great creaking / cracking noises coming from the far side.

Thanks for looking, comments & crit appreciated as ever,

Chris Wink

Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Tokina 12-24
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Frozen (but creaking...)
Username:CC CC
Uploaded:9 Jan 2009 - 8:38 PM
Tags:Frozen, Lake, Landscape / travel, North wales, Ogwen, Snowdonia
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motorsportpictures

cracking shot Lol Smile, very nice shot...
scott

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jonathanbp
jonathanbp e2 Member 694 forum postsjonathanbp vcard Indonesia
9 Jan 2009 - 8:47 PM

superb - Jonathan

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Christopher_Malpas

nice shot
Christopher

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2009 - 9:14 PM

Excellent composition

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Ingleman
Ingleman  74 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2009 - 9:20 PM

Very good/low view point to create dramatic forground, natural patterns leading toward exciting landscape. Great work. My only observation is too much blue? A matter of taste obviously but it is a tremendous shot. Well done.

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ambro
ambro  967 forum posts
9 Jan 2009 - 9:38 PM

great lights, beautiful landscape, great shot.

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CC  651 forum posts Wales
9 Jan 2009 - 9:56 PM

Thanks for all the comments / clicks. Agree that it is very blue, I've uploaded a very quick mod, desaturated the blues & cyans a little, not sure if this helps?

Think I need to play around tomorrow with fresh eyes Smile

Cheers all... Chris Wink

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Falconer
Falconer  9
9 Jan 2009 - 10:22 PM

love the cold blue tones and the rocks

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rowarrior
rowarrior  64350 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2009 - 11:49 PM

I think I almost prefer the bluer version, makes it feel colder. So were you standing on the ice to take this, or were you too chicken? Wink

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GrahamNobles
10 Jan 2009 - 4:27 AM

Love it!
Graham

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2009 - 7:54 AM


Quote: Very good/low view point to create dramatic forground, natural patterns leading toward exciting landscape. Great work. My only observation is too much blue? A matter of taste obviously but it is a tremendous shot. Well done.

I agree - this is still a great landscape

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CC  651 forum posts Wales
10 Jan 2009 - 9:22 AM

Thanks all.

LOL Katy, I was on the ice, but only at the edge of the lake - I didn't want to end up on the front page of the local paper Wink

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Sue_R
Sue_R e2 Member 8Sue_R vcard Scotland6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2009 - 9:41 AM

Lovely scene. It is very blue, but I still prefer V1 as I think the blue works here. Think it probably depends on your monitor.

Only thing that may have made it better still IMHO is if you could've got whole of the rock nearest camera in the frame instead of losing the tip, but there's probably a very good reason why that wasn't possible.

Sue

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CC  651 forum posts Wales
10 Jan 2009 - 11:10 AM

Thanks Sue Smile

The f/g rock was difficult to capture in its entirity, but I have posted a slightly different angle (v3) which does it, but I couldn't get quite as low. I've also warmed this version up a bit.

There was something quite nice about being able to slide the tripod around the ice to capture slight variances (no worrying about re-setting levels etc Wink

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backbeat
backbeat  8134 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2009 - 11:20 AM

well worth opening up large....superb

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Goggz e2 Member 72301 forum postsGoggz vcard Wales72 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2009 - 12:49 PM

V3 for me chook! Even with the crooked horizon Wink Love that composition too!

Cheers, Goggz

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CC  651 forum posts Wales
10 Jan 2009 - 12:52 PM

Thanks Phil & Pete...

Can't believe I've done it again Wink

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markymook
markymook  6 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2009 - 2:49 PM

Great capture.V1 is my fav.

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Nick_Hilton
30 Apr 2009 - 11:34 PM

nice foreground interest - it was a pleasure to meet you last weekend!

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