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Daybreakers
« on: June 09, 2018, 09:05:44 PM »

Day breaks on the second largest ice mass in Europe, Vatnajokull. I was out on this glacer the night before, watching the moon rise and shooting a bit of twilight until the fact that I was completely alone on a giant mass of moving ice set in and I decide I should probably move away. I could have slept there... everything was so still and peaceful the night before. It even seemed warm, but I had lots of down on. I guess it wasn't that warm because when I came back the next day to explore one of the ice caves I had found the little ponds had nearly frozen over. I saw this scene and decided it might even be better than the cave below, so I took a few shots before it thawed out and the light got harsh. Hope you enjoy!
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Re: Daybreakers
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2018, 11:13:11 PM »

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Re: Daybreakers
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Re: Daybreakers
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2018, 10:58:16 AM »

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Re: Daybreakers
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2018, 11:23:31 AM »

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Re: Daybreakers
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2018, 06:54:58 PM »

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Re: Daybreakers
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2018, 09:48:42 AM »

me too!
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Re: Daybreakers
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2018, 03:02:54 PM »

I like the bottom half / two-thirds. I wonder really what the upper part - certainly the sky - contributes.

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Re: Daybreakers
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2018, 12:31:45 PM »

Love it!
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Re: Daybreakers
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2018, 03:11:09 PM »

I like the bottom half / two-thirds. I wonder really what the upper part - certainly the sky - contributes.

Jeremy

Agreed. Not strong. But color balancing perhaps?
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Re: Daybreakers
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2018, 03:42:33 AM »

Agreed. Not strong. But color balancing perhaps?

Could be. I was just expressing the way it stuck me: the patterns in the ice are wonderful, themselves ample to justify the shot. I concede that over-concentration on detail to the exclusion of context is one of my (many) faults, though.

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Re: Daybreakers
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2018, 07:53:48 AM »

I think i like the top half included. It gives a bit of context. It also turns this into an abstract within a landscape, which it is litteraly, of course, but has a bit of a surreal property within a real scene kind of feel to it, but not in a computer generated fantasy type setting.

It's a shot that makes one look twice.
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Re: Daybreakers
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2018, 03:39:10 PM »


Well done.
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Re: Daybreakers
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2018, 09:37:22 PM »

It's a shot that makes one look twice.

Always a good thing. 

The sky isn't really the point here.  It's just a supporting actor.
A superb image.  Worth freezing your ass off for us, 'murph.
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Re: Daybreakers
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2018, 01:28:18 PM »

Could be. I was just expressing the way it stuck me: the patterns in the ice are wonderful, themselves ample to justify the shot. I concede that over-concentration on detail to the exclusion of context is one of my (many) faults, though.
I think your critique is spot on. The photo isn't what it could be if I had found this at sunrise. Although I do like the light crossing the ice in the fore... guess I can't have it all. I really do wonder what this would have looked like if I hadn't been 15 miles away at sunrise and had nailed this under some pink light... but this was thawed by the next hour... so there was no "going back" as you can with so many other landscape scenes. Maybe that's what made it special to me, there's no way to replicate it and I tend to prefer unique yet iconic shots.
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Re: Daybreakers
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2018, 02:32:30 PM »

I like the bottom half / two-thirds. I wonder really what the upper part - certainly the sky - contributes.

Both the sky and ice are nice, but they compete for attention in my mind. I might crop out some sky.

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Re: Daybreakers
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2018, 07:18:57 PM »

Well that's just gorgeous....!

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