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Below The Ice

By warb  
Above the ice, everything is quiet, cold, and still. Below it, is a different story.

Tags: Digitally manipulated

Voters: timbrewulf, minem444, opticalverve and 9 more

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Just Jas Plus
16 26.2k 1 England
5 Dec 2003 12:32AM
Danny - Great idea well executed. Goose pimple evoking picture.

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james adams 14 20
5 Dec 2003 12:35AM
Cool picture. I Really like it.
warb 14 839
5 Dec 2003 12:36AM
thank you both, that means ALOT, james your portfolio is amazing! :o)
celestun 14 29 14 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2003 1:35AM
Wow! Really great action shot. Cool is the word. Excellent!
5 Dec 2003 11:40AM
A clever picture full of impact, really good.
warb 14 839
5 Dec 2003 12:42PM
this is my own personal favourite so its great other people like it too, i tried to get below the water to reflect the lovely blue and slighlty orange sky. i am really pleased with the result, but if anyone has any criticism on how it could be improved, it is welcome.

thanks, dan
IanA 14 3.0k 12 England
5 Dec 2003 2:13PM
Can't see how you could improve it. It's a great shot!
Greyheron 16 282 7 England
5 Dec 2003 2:55PM
Would agree with Ian on that!
Great shot.

warb 14 839
5 Dec 2003 3:02PM
WOW! 2 Ec's in a week! what can i say, i am very VERY happy!! and i was dreading being a one hit wonder pah! :o)
lemonnelly 15 5 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2003 3:51PM
Below the ice - sounds like a david blaine illusion!!!

Great image, i recognise that place, infact i have fished there before, its in ST.HELENS isnt it????

well done on your award!!!!
warb 14 839
5 Dec 2003 3:55PM
ST HELENS u say? that would be correct, it be carr-mill dam, just over t'road from me, i bet u didnt manage 2 catch anything like that tho did u? we had them specially imported for my photo shoot.
SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
6 Dec 2003 9:10AM
This is so well done ..! Great sense of teeming life and energy underneath that chilly landscape ..
I love the echo of colours of the blue and orange of the sky and the fish and for me there's the the strangest sense of a touch of warmth even though fish are cold-blooded! Just the effect of the colour I guess.

Not sure about the trees - just my opinion but I think I'd prefer to see them more in focus.
warb 14 839
6 Dec 2003 11:03AM
hi suzi, its funny you say that, cos at 1st i had the trees more in focus, but blurred them more in photoshop so that the focus was more on the fish. see the other version here, see which you prefer.

and yeh, i thought the fish brought a sense of warmth to the photo too, even tho in reality its probably even colder below the ice than it is above! the point was life being warm in contrast to the cold stillness of the ice.
SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
6 Dec 2003 12:46PM
Hi again Grin - well I looked at both and I like the other one for the fact that the trees and the ice floes look sharper, and it feels colder on top .. However!! I don't get the same feeling of the slight warmth on the other one, whereas the fuzzing of the trees and the ice floes on this one makes it feel warmer and I don't get the same freezing temperature. So I'm torn! Two different interpretations ... but I must admit the sense of warmth / energy beneath the surface does appeal ..
warb 14 839
6 Dec 2003 12:48PM
Djemde 14 1 Tuvalu
7 Dec 2003 12:29AM
opticalverve 14 28 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2004 3:06PM
love this one on your first page...and..
29 Jan 2004 3:13PM
Superb image Danny, well done.

jonny86 14 18
12 May 2004 2:13PM
wow! cool image! well deserved ec
PatrickSmith 13 1.2k 2 United States
1 Feb 2005 7:59AM
No clicks since May? This is a great shot!
AngieLatham 14 790 2 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2005 2:21AM
Like your imagination , great PF Smile
Bexphoto 13 99 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2005 10:28AM
Great shot!


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