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Frozen winter canal

By dkphoto

Tags: Landscape and travel

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mrjes 19 2 United States
21 Oct 2011 10:40AM
Absolutely superb!
clintQB 11 51 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2011 10:41AM this
STUARTHILL758 20 39 1 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2011 10:52AM
a cracking shot but i feel it could do with a bit extra contrast the tree,s and the canal boat should be in shadow so a little darker for a more natural look ,well done for getting up early in the cold
RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
21 Oct 2011 10:53AM
A beautifully composed winter scene, the pastel warms of the sky balancing out so well with the cold tones below.
Anna62 11 1 Australia
21 Oct 2011 12:29PM
this is an absolutely magical image. Smile
Shellio 11 2 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2011 12:40PM
A beautiful image that would look great on the wall or even as a Christmas card.
CathR 15 151 564 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2011 2:58PM
There's a lot to like here Damien. Beautiful atmosphere, lovely sky and reflections. The ony thing I would quibble about is the crop. I would have been inclined to go less wide to cut out some of the bank on the left and focus more on the boat. The bank on the left is OK but it takes up quite a lot of the picture space. See mod which cuts some of it out.

But lovely shot

ensign 15 225 1 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2011 6:52PM
I like the pastel tones of the sky. However I tend to agree with CathR by cropping the leftside a bit, I find it leads me away.
banehawi Plus
18 2.7k 4314 Canada
21 Oct 2011 7:53PM
A lovely scene. Its nicely exposed to avoid burning out the Sun. Its a little lacking in contrast, - simply due to the weather conditions, and can look better with some more.

I would suggest a different crop though, removing space from the right, and placing the boat on the third, and leaving the space on the left.

In the mod Ive done this, and in addition to contrast and crop, Ive applied sharpening, and lifted saturation and applied a warming filter.

Hope this helps,


SueEley 16 279 96 Wales
21 Oct 2011 7:57PM
It's a lovely picture, but I think you can get more impact by cropping the left a lot. In my mod I located the setting sun/barge around one third of the way down and one third of the way in. This got rid of that big area of churned of snow on the right, also.
SueEley 16 279 96 Wales
21 Oct 2011 8:00PM
Looking at Willie's crop, I still like the sky reduced. How you feel about the colours is probably down to personal taste.
paulbroad Plus
15 131 1294 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2011 8:01AM
At first sight a beauty. Then I wonder if the boat should be so central and it is very soft. Could be the compression, but I suspect the very long exposure. Assume you must have used a tripod, but don't think f26 was necessary with a 10/20 lens. Total depth of field from about f11.


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