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Snow in April 2

By DicksPics
Taken from Ridgehill Wood in Kingswinford - ashamedly not during the last week or so!
I have been experimenting with some 'creative blur' techniques care of The Photographer's Guide to Photoshop MagBook!
Thought I'd upload this one to see what EPZers' think of my efforts - please offer critiques folks and suggestions for improvements!!
V2 is the unprocessed original.
Thank you for viewing this effort and thanks to all who commented and voted on my Griffon Vulture 2 upload.

Tags: Digitally manipulated Creative blur Landscape and travel

Voters: stuart1963, NaturesHaven, Suehh and 27 more

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EwaG 8 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2013 8:38PM
I prefer version 2
netta1234 8 382 2 Wales
30 Jan 2013 8:42PM
Ilike them both but I must say that I like v2 a lot better.
Maybee every one else will dissagreeSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
30 Jan 2013 9:08PM
I also prefer the original. The effect falls like voile drapery over origina and obscures the lovely details. That's how I see it, ****. Someone else might see it differently, of course.
HELANA 10 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2013 9:09PM
V2 is very nice and crisp but I like V1, it looks very atmospheric.
30 Jan 2013 9:27PM
Very nice V2. I agree with Elena, V1 looks very atmospheric. But if the "Blur" covers the whole picture, I think that would be even more atmospheric
milky Plus
17 5 Wales
30 Jan 2013 9:54PM
Great set, beautiful work & nicely presented----------Milky
canonfan 10 7 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2013 10:27PM
V2 is a fantastic image ****. V1 whilst quite nice I think I would have preferred it covering all the image. Not ever having done this I would be the last to give opinions on it
Ridgeway 14 222 2 Ireland
31 Jan 2013 12:19AM
I have to say that no,2 is for me,framed and all.Very nice.

Hermanus 8 4 South Africa
31 Jan 2013 4:11AM
Both images are pleasing **** ! I also prefer V2 but like what you have done in V1 Smile
fificat100 9 5 2 Scotland
31 Jan 2013 4:44AM
Got to say I do prefer V2, ****.

rayme330 8 17 1 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 8:46AM
I think the treatment to V1 is brilliant, **** and so that is my favourite today.

Tibetan 8 3 England
31 Jan 2013 9:16AM
I felt that V1. was a bit like looking through a net curtain ****, V2. by far the most appealing of the two, I'm not sure where you could go from there, frosted glass no idea what the range is, it is good to experiment as far as I'm concerned I do it most times, so I say carry on and see what you develop, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Trev_B 13 151 68 England
31 Jan 2013 9:19AM
Like the atmosphere in V1 ****... well done.

31 Jan 2013 9:25AM
Thanks for all comments, folks and for Leon's encouragement - I'm not(and never was, really!!) totally sure I picked the right original here for this type of processing(motion blur in PS) but, it is good to try new things out!
I think a picture with more verticals may be better - let's see!
Thanks again,

RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
31 Jan 2013 10:20AM
I think I prefer the clarity and crispness of the original, ****: V 1 shows a lot less contrast too which is so typical of a snow scene under a blue sky and sunshine.
But the technique is worth pursuing, perhaps with a different choice of even the same scene but captured under a grey sky and with snow still falling.
However, that's just my opinion for what it's worth.
Rende 13 38 4 Netherlands
31 Jan 2013 10:46AM
I like what you did ****; you added some mystery and atmosphere to it that makes the image more involving to me.
Brian65 11 2 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 3:58PM
V2 rocks my boat ****, great one.
richmowil Plus
11 414 2 England
2 Feb 2013 9:46PM
Very nice image - I prefer V2 but they are both good!

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