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spiny ice tree

By dxforsy29
Natural ice shape underneath a gorse bush, lighting was not the best, however not something you see every day.
Using macro on lens.

Tags: Ice Unusual General Close up Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

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21 Feb 2009 10:47AM
WOW, tunning detail.

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Carabosse 15 41.0k 269 England
21 Feb 2009 12:16PM
Well spotted Derek - this makes a good natural abstract... a bit like an ice sculpture. Smile However the photo suffers a bit from overexposure, and at the same time looks a little flat. In the mod I've uploaded I've cropped a bit from the left so that the subject is not quite so central, and then adjusted curves and used the shadows/highlights tool to give more contrast and to pull back some of the detail; plus a little sharpening. I hope that helps.
21 Feb 2009 12:55PM
Thanks for the tips and cropped mod, it certainly adds more contours, definition and perspective to the original posting.
I had not cropped or modified it in any as I am still trying to get to grips with the camera let alone Photoshop!
Much appreciated feedback.
Ta, Derek
Tooth 13 5.8k 227 Ireland
22 Feb 2009 1:18AM
CB has said alot so I'll just add another bit about "before the event" rather than after - the top of the shape is nearly touching the edge of the frame, and gives a feeling of constriction - just a tiny adjustment at the time of shooting would have allowed a wee bit of space above the main subject


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