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Well, the East of Swindon at least!!.

Captured this frosty scene this morning of the frozen Peatmoor Lake, Swindon with the Pagoda Island covered in frost.

I would be interested in thought's as to how this could be improved, I'm still trying new things when it comes to Landscapes.

Many thanks as always.

Phil

Camera:Nikon D50 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 18-55
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Far East
Username:phil_j phil_j
Uploaded:9 Jan 2009 - 7:16 PM
Tags:General, Landscape / travel
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Wibbles
Wibbles  7 England
9 Jan 2009 - 7:17 PM

Beautifully wintery...
I love the zap of red, it works well.

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2009 - 7:19 PM

Lovely image and great comp'. Love the splash of red.

John Smile

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sut68
sut68 e2 Member 111998 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2009 - 7:19 PM

Looks pretty good to me Phil, everything seems to be in the right place and the exposure seems well balanced too. You should have a little more confidence in your landscapes if this is owt to go by!!!

Paul

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peugeot406
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9 Jan 2009 - 7:21 PM

Beautiful image lovely and wintry
Brian

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BrianSS
BrianSS e2 Member 8353 forum postsBrianSS vcard England35 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2009 - 7:24 PM


Quote: I would be interested in thought's as to how this could be improved,

Well . . . . in my humble opinion, nothing! I think it is a perfect, & well composed landscape. A picture post card image.

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ian walker
ian walker e2 Member 10716 forum postsian walker vcard United Kingdom
9 Jan 2009 - 7:24 PM

exposure, composition etc bang on.

i dont see much to improve in my opinion.

i think a crop may be nice and i will post one later tonight when i get a chance, but will it make it better, maybe not, just my personal preference.

ian

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6142 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2009 - 7:25 PM

A very pretty picture
Linda

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Borzos
Borzos e2 Member 6Borzos vcard
9 Jan 2009 - 7:26 PM

Perfect shot! Fascinating!
Edina

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phil_j
phil_j e2 Member 8133 forum postsphil_j vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2009 - 7:27 PM

Wow!, to say I'm overjoyed at the response would be an understatement....Thank you all so very much.

Phil

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2009 - 7:28 PM

A superbly composed winter scene Phil, i'd never have guessed this was Swindon! You should sell this one to the local tourist board

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phil_j
phil_j e2 Member 8133 forum postsphil_j vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2009 - 7:29 PM

Thanks Ed, this is right next to the Oriental restaurant which is just out of shot to the right, and directly alongside the new driving test centre which will open in March.

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wrinkles
wrinkles e2 Member 6351 forum postswrinkles vcard United Kingdom
9 Jan 2009 - 7:31 PM

Agree with every word.

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phil_j
phil_j e2 Member 8133 forum postsphil_j vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2009 - 7:31 PM

Thank you for the mod Ian, I had thought of that crop, to lose a little of the foreground, your upload looks great.

Phil

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bailey73
bailey73 e2 Member 11357 forum postsbailey73 vcard
9 Jan 2009 - 7:32 PM

Great looking winter shot and the little bit of red from the Pagoda looks great.

Was this shot taken this morning as it was very white when I past that way this morning?

I live in Grange Park, just around the corner.

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phil_j
phil_j e2 Member 8133 forum postsphil_j vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2009 - 7:35 PM

Taken around 12 o'clock, I was just on the way back from Frshbrook towards North Swindon when I noticed the view as I passed in the car, pulled over into the restaurant car park, and set the camera on the metal railings around the sluice part of the lake.

Phil

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HaydnGreenow
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9 Jan 2009 - 7:36 PM

I like it as it is, well spotted
Haydn

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nolongeramember

fabulous love how the columns stand out in red... stunning work

Nikki !

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wyatturp
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9 Jan 2009 - 7:44 PM

The red just adds to the picture that bit more well done

Doug

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James_G
James_G e2 Member 7166 forum postsJames_G vcard 5 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2009 - 7:46 PM

Very striking, beautiful shot. Well presented - the frame is ideal.

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RTDS
RTDS e2 Member 6RTDS vcard Cyprus
9 Jan 2009 - 7:47 PM

Wow..stunning image.
Awsome capture...love it!
Robert

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Dave_Henderson
Dave_Henderson e2 Member 1062 forum postsDave_Henderson vcard United Kingdom
9 Jan 2009 - 7:49 PM

Glad to be the 30th, nice image.

Dave

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JouŠo
JouŠo e2 Member 1056 forum postsJouŠo vcard Finland
9 Jan 2009 - 7:50 PM

fantastic winter shot! Wouldn´t change a thing, or a slight crop from the bottom !??

Classic work......the reds add an interest!

Jouko

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9 Jan 2009 - 7:51 PM

Perfect composition, Phil. Ron.

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bricurtis
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9 Jan 2009 - 8:10 PM

This is excellent Phil - a wonderful snow scene - you should be well pleased.
I noticed the mod :- I feel your version looks far superior - impact is lost when the snow is cropped off of the bottom. Leave it alone imo.
Brian.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2009 - 8:12 PM

A fabulous image, Phil, I wouldn't change a thing, it's just perfect as it is. Carol

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comma
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9 Jan 2009 - 8:20 PM

superb

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GlynnisFrith
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9 Jan 2009 - 8:21 PM

Love the red which give this a zap of colour & the composition is great with the curve of the frozen lake coming in from the right leading you into the image.
Glynnis

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9 Jan 2009 - 8:52 PM

Class image

Stace

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cassiecat
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9 Jan 2009 - 8:54 PM

this is fabulous, have seen the mod, but it doesnt need the crop for me. lesley

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fatherpie
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9 Jan 2009 - 9:03 PM

Fabulous! Born and raised in Swindon but never seen it look as good!
Dave

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phil_j
phil_j e2 Member 8133 forum postsphil_j vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2009 - 9:05 PM

I'm really grateful to you all for the comments, thank you so much.

Phil

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helenlinda
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9 Jan 2009 - 9:15 PM

Its a beauty!!
Helen

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Ingleman
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9 Jan 2009 - 9:34 PM

Stands out from the crowd. Crisp and lovely colour. Good work. Andy

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2009 - 9:50 PM

I am very weak when it comes to landscapes, but I find this image very appealing!
Kudos!
JEnnnn

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thebird Junior e2 Member 6thebird vcard England
9 Jan 2009 - 10:26 PM

Personally, I wouldn't crop it, I don't think you can improve upon it.
Bren.

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9 Jan 2009 - 10:33 PM

fantastic

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RLB
RLB e2 Member 644 forum postsRLB vcard United Kingdom
9 Jan 2009 - 11:22 PM

Can't see how you can improve this shot. It's lovely. Ray

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Dimitre_P
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10 Jan 2009 - 6:43 AM

Fantastic photo....

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2009 - 7:16 PM

I have added a not about the birds who crash the window on the page re; you comment-- believe they survive

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10 Jan 2009 - 7:27 PM

Lovely composition to this Phil and the pagoda adds such a splash of colour to a great winter scene.
Stewart

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Skye24Blue
Skye24Blue e2 Member 8Skye24Blue vcard Australia
10 Jan 2009 - 10:48 PM

Magnificent shot, Phil. Would look fantastic as a wall-size print.
Mac

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viscostatic e2 Member 8viscostatic vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2009 - 2:13 PM

Not much wrong with this Phil - beautiful light, exposure spot on with excellent tones and a very effective composition. I would certainly be pleased with it.

Phil.

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11 Jan 2009 - 2:32 PM

So pleased to make this 100 Phil, it's an oustanding shot, one to be proud of. Smile
Geoff.

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11 Jan 2009 - 7:32 PM

stunning capture phil ,improve ??? 100 + !!!
well done
mark

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janet
janet e2 Member 1227 forum postsjanet vcard England
16 Jan 2009 - 9:57 AM

This is a beautiful image! Although I can`t see anything wrong with it, I do think the crop from Ian makes it a `little` more to a judges liking!

Jan.

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