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Evening all!
Well today I just wanted to have a play with some of my snowy photos from a couple of weeks ago and this one popped up from Happisburgh lighthouse. It wasn't snowing at the time but I thought that the photo would benefit from a blizzard of snow.

I cheated and added some snow blowing across the sky using a combination of a fill layer, some added noise and some motion blur to finish. I ended up with a more 'arty' photo than I expected which I actually quite happy with.

Anyway as 'art' is subjective I would love to hear your opinions (though it's probably not art). But thank you for looking and I hope you enjoyed it.

Cheers,

Matt

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikkor 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:18 Jan 2013 - 3:08 PM
Focal Length:35mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:+1
ISO:320
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Custom
Title:Snowy Lighthouse
Username:MattB1987 MattB1987
Uploaded:11 Feb 2013 - 8:15 PM
Tags:Architecture, D800, Digitally manipulated, Happisburgh, Landscape / travel, Nikon, Norfolk, Snow
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DalesLass
DalesLass Plus Member 32348 forum postsDalesLass vcard United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 - 8:23 PM

Fab photo, I love the oddness of the lighthouse in the snow. Great composition.

Jude

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JackAllTog
JackAllTog Plus Member 64106 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 8:36 PM

Super, love how the red shows up through the added 'snow' - very arty - very nice.

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fazzer
fazzer Plus Member 644 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 8:41 PM

Looks like a scene from the Christmas TV mini film 'The Snowman',nicely done

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abeeror2
abeeror2  3 Spain
11 Feb 2013 - 9:00 PM

Love it, especially the red. Wish the power pole wasn't there, But a lovely chilling effect.Smile

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Youngjedi75
11 Feb 2013 - 9:14 PM

Nice image mate. A cracking snowy scene Grin
Andy

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sdb
sdb  7111 forum posts United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 - 9:15 PM

Superb scene

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Bonvilston
11 Feb 2013 - 9:26 PM

Great shot Matt. It really benefits from the added snow storm. It looks very real - so real it made me shiver Wink. ....Peter

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51380 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 9:45 PM

Very effect, Matt, and the composition with a splash of red colour is a pretty decent photo to start with.

Dave

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11 Feb 2013 - 9:56 PM

Matt, it works ok for me, wold make a great Christmas card for next year......................


Paul.

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AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 10:03 PM

I really like what you've done Matt - really works for me! Well done! Smile
Ann

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SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 65206 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 10:24 PM

I love a stark image. And I love grain/noise too. Very suitable here.
x

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fatfranksfolley
11 Feb 2013 - 11:32 PM

super image.Manipulated to death,but it works,The digital era so no holds bared.Old word meets new.Love it

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MalcolmM
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11 Feb 2013 - 11:35 PM

Works for me - like it....

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Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2013 - 10:43 AM

Well worked with the snow layer Matt, for me the light house and building prehaps needs some of the layer blending over them as they stands out a little too much, might be worth a look
Regards Richard

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12 Feb 2013 - 1:46 PM

i like it Matt ,very effective Wink

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Earbypics
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16 Feb 2013 - 11:22 AM

Good image, you can feel the chill coming out of the picture!

Martin

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 Plus Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 11:05 PM

Great shot and manipulation Matt..Lin

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mbc2151
mbc2151  5 United States
18 Feb 2013 - 8:11 PM

Fabulous+++

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 11:00 AM

An unusual image - somehow I have never put snow and a lighthouse together in my mind, but it works very well - I really like it SmileSmile
Helen

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