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Thanks for voting/commenting yesterday, here's another wintry one!

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:12 Mar 2013 - 12:03 PM
Focal Length:19.2mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.0
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/1300sec
Exposure Comp:-0.33
ISO:80
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:margin
Username:whatriveristhis whatriveristhis
Uploaded:6 Mar 2014 - 12:14 AM
Tags:Ice film, Reservoir, Specialist / abstract, Triangles Linda, Water's edge, Weardale
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Votes:33
Voters:taggart · Potra · handlerstudio · mlseawell · almiles · saltireblue · Andysnapper · lblythe · RobertTurley · Griff2012 · User_Removed · mrswoolybill · woolybill1 · Mollycat · iosatel · paulknight · cats_123 · TanyaH · NDODS · jadus · Nikonuser1 · Irishkate · Scottishlandscapes · MalcolmM · Joline · derekhansen · fazzer · WhiteRose1 · Nigeve1 · marktc · jovanovic · Rende · jamesmoorephotography ·
Views:127
Unique Views:51

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 12:28 AM

We has some of "this" as well these days---

just a thought, I think I would have cropped this to eliminate the sky--- or maybe that is water---MELTED?

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis Plus Member 280 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England94 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 12:35 AM

yes, water.

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 12:39 AM

melted sounds good!

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio Plus Member 3handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 2:59 AM

I think I would have cropped out the top also....gone for pure abstraction......but that is me, not you.

Peter

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mlseawell
mlseawell  5 United States
6 Mar 2014 - 5:33 AM

This is a lovely abstract my friend! That intense blue is gorgeous!

Mark

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almiles
almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 5:38 AM

Clever; took me a little while to work out the subject matter, just like a good abstract should. Smile

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lblythe
lblythe  2 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2014 - 7:29 AM

Now you're talking. Seen with an artist's eye.
L

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User_Removed
6 Mar 2014 - 8:08 AM

The abstraction and that deep blue water. It bars you from entering but also invites you in.

An abstraction to go in my favs

Di

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8748 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1239 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 8:30 AM

Quite extraordinary. This changes from three different planes to a flat abstract pattern and back again as I view it.
Moira

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woolybill1
woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 8:31 AM

Blue sky thinking I have heard of Wink This is a new one on me . . .Blush
Regards
Bill

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Mollycat
Mollycat Plus Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 8:33 AM

Very artistic. Which I like Alan.
Peter.

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paulknight
6 Mar 2014 - 8:51 AM

Had me guessing as to what it was. Fascinating image.

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NDODS Plus Member 44238 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom115 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 9:44 AM

Abstract imagery with bite...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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jadus Plus Member 31122 forum postsjadus vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 9:55 AM

I like the blue at the top Alan, it balances the image out with the darker shade at the bottom. This is a superb image, there are so many journey's to be taken in it. Well done!

Jade

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 10:00 AM

Like this a lot Alan, a excellent abstractSmile

Cliff

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom83 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 10:30 AM

Beautifully seen and framed Alan.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 10:55 AM

A thorny problem with the ice.
Nicely observed Alan.

Dougie

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis Plus Member 280 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England94 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 10:59 AM

You twigged that, Dougie Smile

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MalcolmM Plus Member 9235 forum postsMalcolmM vcard Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 12:17 PM

Fine natural abstract - makes you think, what's what......
Like inclusion of dark blue of water at the top.
Malcolm

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Joline
Joline Plus Member 9Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 1:11 PM

A fine bit of tracery. Gives one something to think about.

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PranavMishra
6 Mar 2014 - 4:28 PM

mind boggling and i couldnt finally work it out.. havent seen things like this before.. it traps mind in more than one way,
1. what is the margin between the thorny reeds and the surface of snow.. at first i thought it was a layering but then you dont use layers.. (finally it may be the shadows..)
2. seeing the reeds the white background appears like a vertical wall, which the composition may also suggest..
3. then what the heck is the blue? the sky? what is the margin between the edge of this wall to that blue.. absolutely nothing as it is water.. miles and miles if it is sky..

i could never had made it to this much if i hadnt read in the comments that it is water..
there's some slushy snow but as i havent seen much of it in my life, i couldnt guess it.. this is a puzzle at so many levels (at least to me) that it has to go as one of the most clever abstracts.. of course no cropping can be done.. in fact it is too good.. a work of genius because what it is more than one flat surface made of snow and water.. Shortlisted..
I hope i havent read so much this time.. this is one image that makes seeing images worthwhile..

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derekhansen Plus Member 6201 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 8:43 PM

The layers of frost are nice and I like that slash of dark blue water. The thorny branches make the image.
Derek

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fazzer
fazzer Plus Member 644 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 9:40 PM

excellent abstract Alan, really well seen and composed....class image Smile

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WhiteRose1
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7 Mar 2014 - 11:11 AM

Prefer 'fractured' Smile... a 3D image viewed as a 2D abstract.

Dave

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Nigeve1
Nigeve1 Plus Member 21156 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom101 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2014 - 5:51 PM

Superb abstract image, very well observed, wonderful rich colour and beautiful light.
Nigel

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8 Mar 2014 - 5:47 AM

Pretty!

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