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Three from this morning's first snow
« on: December 06, 2011, 08:45:15 PM »

Enjoy! It was one of those special mornings with wet snow clinging to the branches and nary a breath of wind... until the temperature edged up above freezing and a light mist began to wash the beauty away.
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Re: Three from this morning's first snow
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2011, 12:46:11 PM »

Nice going!  My favorite is the 1st because of the composition and the fact that the entire image is simpler, color-wise, and has a much more placid look for me.
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Re: Three from this morning's first snow
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2011, 12:56:23 PM »

These are all quite nice. I agree that #1 is the best of the three.
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Re: Three from this morning's first snow
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2011, 09:28:38 PM »

Yup, #1.  There's a nasty rumour we may even get snow this year!!

Mike.

"The BC ski season has begun early, and it's going to be big. From 293 cm (9.6 feet) of November snowfall at Whistler Blackcomb to 100 cm (3.3 feet) at Fernie Alpine Resort this past week alone, it's clear the mountains are ready are you?
With so much early snow, you don't have to wait to enjoy your favourite activity. Don't miss out the slopes are ready now. "
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Re: Three from this morning's first snow
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2011, 04:02:50 AM »

Lovely. All three are very good but the first is by far the best.

Jeremy
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Re: Three from this morning's first snow
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2011, 04:05:37 PM »

Excellent - I would guess at average metering +2 to get the very appealing blown out effect, yes I must make an effort to shoot some snowy trees, now I am in the land where we get proper snow and not the grey mush I used to have to drive through to work in the city where I lived.

Image one is by far the best, in fact I would say it looks like an award winner to me.

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Re: Three from this morning's first snow
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2011, 07:54:06 AM »

Thanks to all for the feedback.

I am slightly surprised by the unanimous choice of #1. My personal preference is for #3. Don't get me wrong, I love #1, too, but I shot it because, to me, the scene was slightly reminiscent of a very popular Ansel Adams photograph done in Yosemite, "Trees and Snow" (attached).

So #1 is a bit of a copy-cat image, whereas with #2 and #3 I tried a more original take, cropping tightly down to basic shapes. As well, in #3 I left it as a full colour image as I particularly like the subtle colour of the sky. I also like the contrast of the repeated triangles of the conifer against the quite vertical aspens and birches in the background.

Anyway - thanks again. I'm enjoying this forum for the insightful and frank discussion.
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Re: Three from this morning's first snow
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2011, 12:07:50 PM »

So #1 is a bit of a copy-cat image, whereas with #2 and #3 I tried a more original take, cropping tightly down to basic shapes.

You can pretty much bet that any time anyone takes a picture of a tree, someone, somewhere, at some time, has taken a nearly identical tree picture. But that should never discourage you.
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Re: Three from this morning's first snow
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2011, 02:26:58 PM »

I like all three of them a lot.

(And I do own a print of Ansel's Oak Tree in Snow -- one of my favorites of his.)

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