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I have been fascinated by the number of my friends our in ether land for whom snow, and "real" winter are alien experiences. So, this is a series of snow photos, and their equivalent in B&W. Seems a logical thing to try out, since they are virtually monochrome anyway. I will be interested in responses. No yellow signs this time.

Thanks for all your comments and vote on this series.

Peter

Brand:OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Camera:Olympus OM-D E-M5
Lens:M.Zuiko 12-50mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:26 Dec 2012 - 4:16 PM
Focal Length:35mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:ESP
Flash:Auto, Did not fire, Red-eye reduction
White Balance:Manual
Title:winter in Wisconsin #5
Username:handlerstudio handlerstudio
Uploaded:13 Jan 2014 - 1:34 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Snow., Trees, Wildlife / nature, Winter
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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2014 - 1:49 AM

Versions 2, 4, 6 and 8 for me. The colour is very subtle but it adds a lot.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2014 - 1:49 AM

V 6 is most appealing, this is a grand collection of "winter" that evokes cold and heaps of snow-- good povs for all-- I like how the mounds of snow rim the water features!

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Swarnadip
Swarnadip  3 Canada
13 Jan 2014 - 1:50 AM

How is your OMD performing in this winter?

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2014 - 2:03 AM

My internet is too poor to open the versions. I do like V1, with the bullrushes against the frozen stream. Nice b/w and a real feel of cold.

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781969
781969  India
13 Jan 2014 - 3:20 AM

Beautiful capture beautiful details enjoying snowfall.

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iosatel
13 Jan 2014 - 3:55 AM

Another great set, V5 is my fave!

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2014 - 4:40 AM


Quote: How is your OMD performing in this winter?

My OM-D is working just fine. Love it. Would love to have an M-1. The OM-D is my all time fave.

Peter

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2014 - 4:42 AM

I am surprised by how many of my friends here prefer the color---subtle as it is here.

Peter

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 233 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2014 - 4:46 AM

The group conveys your message, Peter.
Take care out there.

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
13 Jan 2014 - 4:52 AM

A very eye catching selection of fine images...
IB

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2155 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2014 - 5:02 AM

Yep....snow is alien to me.....Johannesburg, where I was born had snow twice in my lifetime, when I was a kid and when I was 24, great fun and joy. I saw a sprinkling of snow in Frankfurt once and besides that on TV and of course your delightful images. Thanks for showing us. Now if they played cricket in the snow maybe I would get a snow holiday.GrinGrinGrinGrin

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1nikongirl
1nikongirl e2 Member 31nikongirl vcard Canada
13 Jan 2014 - 5:17 AM

A wonderful set of images! I love v4, but I also like v1. Love how the ice looks like running water that was blurred. A great capture!
Brenda Smile

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
13 Jan 2014 - 5:29 AM

A good set of images

Peter

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SimonFletch
SimonFletch e2 Member SimonFletch vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2014 - 5:40 AM

Interesting set of 4 pairs of images in both colour & B&W.
Some 'work' in colour better for me, but the bullrushes in V3, in B&W are my favourite from the 4 scenes.
V1 / 2 - I am not overawed by the trodden snow in the foreground.
V5 / 6 - there is a lot of different, sometimes interesting lines, but no real composition.
V7 / 8 - too much empty space in the centre (the frozen river)
Well, that's my humble opinion, for what it's worth, Peter.
But I think you may get a variety of opinions here - what appeals to one, may not appeal to another.
Praise Be, that we are all different..!

Simon

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2014 - 7:16 AM

A nice set of images PeterSmile


Cliff

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 163 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England70 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2014 - 8:27 AM

I sort of agree with Simon about the trodden snow in V1.... I say 'sort of' because I'm no fan of sanitized images, I often prefer 'warts and all,' keeps us in touch with the real world. Does look untidy though. Mind you, I always had dirty knees as a kid, and look how well I turned out GrinGrin
I don't have a problem with the 'empty space' in 7/8, and I think that image has good balance.

It's an interesting set, very unpretentious and naturalistic, which is a big plus as far as I'm concerned.
In fact the only negative for me is that the b&w conversions are rather dull and grey. The evidence of my own eyes was clear enough, but to check it wasn't being affected by my screen settings I downloaded V1 to look at the histogram, and the discrepancy in the tonal range is obvious and massive.
The colour versions show the same thing, though it's not quite so obvious.

Regards,
Alan

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2014 - 9:52 AM

Having to agree that the subtle colours are much better to view
but it all looks so cold...much happier that it was you taking these lovely images
Lillian

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babajoshua
babajoshua e2 Member 6babajoshua vcard United Kingdom
13 Jan 2014 - 10:16 AM

Some good images in this set but again I would agree about the empty space in V8. while in V3 and V4 i found my eyes searching for any real focal point. While V2 and V6 are my favorites

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dark_lord
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13 Jan 2014 - 8:05 PM

I prefer the mono images. I like their semi-abstract nature, at least that's how they appera to me as they are timeless and placeless but still convey 'winter'.

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2014 - 9:37 PM

Some of us actually enjoy the cold....

Peter

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2014 - 12:40 AM

I normally prefer colour,
but without being awkward here,
I prefer the mono ones !!
Mick.

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
16 Jan 2014 - 4:50 AM

Lovely landscape... V3 and V7 are my favorites.
Incredible details and contrast as well as wonderful tones... Grin
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