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Night Snow Flurry

By tigertimb
This is the HDR version of yesterdays shot, but to my mind it resulted in a different style of image, so I thought I'd upload it separately.

Thankyou to everyone for all the comments and votes on yesterdays shot.
I was actually in and out of the house 4 times during the evening, drying the camera off each time (and me) But I'll wrap up the series tomorrow with the last few and hope you can put up with them for one more day!

For this shot I blended yesterdays shot with a 2nd version 2 stops underexposed and which had managed to freeze the snow rather than produce the trails. The resulting image from the HDR processed with photomatix gave more snow than the sum of the parts, but I liked it.
I boosted the clarity of the mono and #2 is back to colour but fairly strongly desaturated.
Still not sure which of the three versions I prefer, which is why I've shared all of them Wink

All comments and criticisms very welcome

Tim Smile

Tags: Photo journalism Snow Night Architecture Houses Hdr Landscape and travel

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19 Feb 2009 5:51PM
Great work. V2 could be a Christmas card.


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maryg 8 66 18 Scotland
19 Feb 2009 5:57PM
Lot of work and suffering by the sound of it, but it paid off. These are super images . I prefer V1 has a nostalgic quality to it.
Ayelet_A 8 11 3 Israel
19 Feb 2009 5:57PM
The more snow the better! Wink
V2 for me, just like a Christmas painting...

19 Feb 2009 5:59PM
It really looks like a snow storm
gary_d 8 576 13 Wales
19 Feb 2009 6:02PM
I like them both really can't chose. - gary
19 Feb 2009 6:27PM
This works so so well.
You've done this perfectly, and I love V1.
shandoor 7 1 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2009 6:33PM
Oh wow what a beautiful shot superb love it
Bodiewil 9 46 Wales
19 Feb 2009 6:34PM
Wonderful wintry image, thats some storm
Karrol 8 29 England
19 Feb 2009 6:35PM
Both are great but V1 for me!
Anthony 15 5.6k 17 Scotland
19 Feb 2009 6:55PM
thats cool, nice work.

iancam 8 23 England
19 Feb 2009 7:03PM
Great shots V1 for me
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
19 Feb 2009 7:16PM
Just viewed them all Tim and all look good, a lovely winter's scene - conveyed best by the mono for me, just really adds to the atmosphere!

Sarah *
mrswoolybill Plus
9 986 1501 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2009 7:16PM
Very different to yesterday's, I do like the desaturated effect. In colour particularly, this has a textile look, as though viewed through netting. Interesting.
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2009 7:26PM
I appreciate what you are attempting and admire your tenacious reworking, but I must admit to preferring yesterday's colour image. And I find I'm astonishing myself writing that, because I usually go for the more muted tones!!!!

(Admittedly I think the mono is best of all, so I remain true to nature Smile)
Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
19 Feb 2009 8:52PM
What a fantastic winter capture Tim, such great work, quite a storm.
GeorgeRusky 10 1 4
19 Feb 2009 9:15PM
Hey Tim
Nice winter snowy pictures.
Very glad you are here with us after such a long breakSmile
Thank you for remembering about me Smile

Best regards
mark1309 9 13 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2009 9:47PM
Hi Tim, I like the mono, I think it works really well with the snow,
SueTurner 12 81 3 England
19 Feb 2009 10:48PM
mono for me too
spaceman 12 5.2k 3 Wales
20 Feb 2009 1:32AM
The colour's not bad but I think the mono is miles better. Snow and b/w are made for each other.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
21 Feb 2009 8:21PM
A super shot of this snow storm, both versions work really well

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