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taken the on a english snowday taken with canon 550d 50mm 1.8

Brand:Canon
Lens:EF50mm f/1.8 II
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:18 Jan 2013 - 3:51 PM
Focal Length:50mm
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
ISO:6400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:ice
Username:TheoDormanPhotography TheoDormanPhotography
Uploaded:25 Jan 2013 - 10:33 PM
Tags:Close up, Ice, Ice cold, Natural, Nature, Wildlife / nature
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Sooty_1
Sooty_1 Critique Team 41267 forum postsSooty_1 vcard United Kingdom203 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 1:26 AM

Not entirely sure what you're trying to show here. Nothing looks particularly well defined, and most of it is blurred. Some looks flat black, and some almost blown white, so very little tonality in between. Very hard to critique when I don't know what you're trying to achieve.

Nick

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8831 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 3:54 PM

Since there is a lot of ice and snow about at the moment, Theo, it's a good idea to take advantage of it.
You have captured some interesting patterns in the ice, as well as good detail, and although part of it is overexposed, I found the whites recoverable in editing.
I usually see ice pictures as abstracts, capturing highlights, patterns and unusual formations. The background needs to be plain in order for the ice to take centre stage, and you have almost achieved that here.
I think it would have been better to go in closer to a smaller part of the ice formation, getting finer detail, using simplicity as your guide. As your image stands, I am trying to understand why the ice has formed in this way and where it might have been found. I feel that this detracts from your intention. I just want to appreciate the natural intricacies of the ice.
I'm not sure why you had to use such a high ISO setting.
In my modification I chose the part of the ice which is in best focus, rotated it anti-clockwise, cropped to square, cleaned the background, reduced highlights and adjusted levels, then sharpened.
Pamela.

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paulbroad
paulbroad e2 Member 789 forum postspaulbroad vcard United Kingdom880 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 12:06 PM

Did you actually use 6400? If so, why? High ISO is available for a reason, but not for general use. This image requires a low ISO and critical sharpness with plenty of depth of field. It also appears to be in mono. I would stay with colour and try and get some colour in the ice crystals.

Paul

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