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Winter's mood

By maggietear
I used a soft infra red on this as a "trying out b/w modes" as I've not really done much in monochrome! Let me know what you think and thanks for any comments.

Have a good weekend!
Maggie

Tags: Landscape and travel Snow monochrome trres mist

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rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
16 Mar 2013 12:01AM
Like the conversion Maggie, raw nature.
Ron.

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16 Mar 2013 2:27AM
Un blanco y negro muy bien logrado..
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
16 Mar 2013 4:31AM
A lovely image Maggie - I think you have captured the essence well of what you wanted to convey Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
9 928 1463 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 8:01AM
Very gentle - this certainly doesn't jump out as IR. I love the graininess, it suggests an alien environment.
Moira
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
16 Mar 2013 8:19AM
Strong grain was my first thought, then I saw the grain as blizzard snow, but doesn't look IR at all. The image certainly fits with your title.

Dave
dudler Plus
12 400 802 England
16 Mar 2013 10:00AM
Rather nice!

I'd be tempted both to bringten this (snow is white, even when the light is dim - does that make sense? This may have been how it was, but it probably looked brighter...), and to sharpen it (so that the snowflakes and noise look like old-school grain).

But I tend to do that sort of thing...
SlowSong Plus
7 6.2k 29 England
16 Mar 2013 10:52AM
I like the falling snow and the hazy background. A simple shot but very attractive. Smile
I'd lift the whites a bit Maggie but the noise is fine and it's a great image of winter.

Dougie
ErictheViking 3 124 102 Scotland
17 Mar 2013 9:30PM
Hi Maggie

What a wonderful image, I must agree the whites are grey and this is a problem with snow but it is easily solved. Like most people I assume you use a photo editor program, in there is an adjustment called levels this allows the exposure to be manually adjusted and its also lets you set balance levels for white, grey and black (these are usually like eyedroppers) and by selecting one and clicking on the image a white, grey or black balance is established.

I wish this had been set for modifications as I'd really like to show you the difference this can make to an image like this.

Erik

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