Oh wow, there has been some action on here - sorry for starting a thread and then leaving the conversations so soon.
Joergen is correct, it's nice to see some dialogue on here.
I appreciate everyone taking the time to point out what they like and what they don't like.
To me, this is what good CC is all about. I'm on other forums where you don't get good and honest feedback.
Re: Grey Mats.
I agree - after taking the advice, I had made duplicate sets of white vs. grey and prefer the elegance of the grey over the starkness of the white.
Thanks everyone for pushing me in that direction.
My guess is you would like the second image better if it had the grey mat around it.
Thank you for your feedback.
Oh am I envious... I was just telling my wife and (6) kids today that we are moving somewhere warm. After living in the midwest all my life, I am ready.
The first two images I posted were photographed at Nine Mile Creek in Bloomington, MN
(As a side note, I entered my first contest for the 2009 Watershed District Calendar and won!
They've included two of my Nine Mile creek photos; this winter scene
and this summer scene
- I was pretty stoked to win my first mini-contest. )
The third one was photographed up along the North Shore of MN, at Gooseberry Falls SP to be exact.
The bottom two I posted were just captured on Friday the 12th at a Winery in southern MN... just south east of where I live by about 25 minutes.
I had never been there, but my business partner wanted me to photograph he and his wife there for their Christmas cards. I ended up spending half the time adding more images to my collection. LOL.