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Sunlit, moonlit
« on: January 06, 2013, 05:13:13 PM »

Thanks for looking.

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Re: Sunlit, moonlit
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2013, 05:32:13 PM »

Two doesn't do much for me, but I think I could stare at the first one for hours.
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Re: Sunlit, moonlit
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2013, 05:52:57 PM »

#2 is actually a good shot, but I agree with Chris that the mesmerizing beauty of #1 concentrates all the attention.
The deceptively simple composition is its strength.
Those subtle shades of pink are simply gorgeous.

This image is definitely one that anyone would love to have on their wall as a large print.

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Re: Sunlit, moonlit
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2013, 06:05:23 PM »

#1 is great because it's delicately luminous and has the right weight for the image.  Spring in January!  That kind of uniqueness will make it one of your best sellers.

Two is way too heavy, no transparency in the sky, kind of ashen looking, the sky is a little too faked looking, and it's hopelessly asymmetrical.  Otherwise, it's OK. :)

Or maybe #2 is simply overwhelmed by the charm of #1.  It's a well know effect that an otherwise OK image can be rendered irrelevant by a great one displayed nearby.  The arrangement of multiple, nearby images can sometimes be counter productive.  But keep on trying, night landscape is an interesting genre and we're starting to see some good work.
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Re: Sunlit, moonlit
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2013, 06:47:19 PM »

I simply love the first shot Scott!  Where did you get it?  I noticed some great hoarfrost around here a week or so ago but was unable to go out and get any shots!  Now you've made me feel bad!

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Re: Sunlit, moonlit
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2013, 09:17:09 PM »

#2 almost looks like a composite. If not, then the sky is overdone for the scene. It just doesn't work. #1 is interesting.

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Re: Sunlit, moonlit
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2013, 11:34:56 PM »

#1 is so stunning I can hardly look at #2.
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Re: Sunlit, moonlit
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2013, 12:18:30 AM »

Both are well executed but #1 is very special.

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Re: Sunlit, moonlit
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2013, 01:35:13 AM »

Well, not normally one to follow the crowd, but it's all been said!  #1 is great... 2 needs some work.

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Re: Sunlit, moonlit
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2013, 04:26:24 AM »

For me, #1 induces tranquility, and #2 is about mistery. Both very good.

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Re: Sunlit, moonlit
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2013, 05:07:33 AM »

Two doesn't do much for me, but I think I could stare at the first one for hours.

I've nothing to add to that except an endorsement. #1 is stunning.

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Re: Sunlit, moonlit
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2013, 05:49:19 AM »

Yes, #1... Simple, pure, serene!
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Re: Sunlit, moonlit
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2013, 08:36:47 AM »

Many thanks for all of your comments.

"Sunlit" gets its softness and colours from ground fog, visible in the background, and through which the setting sun was shining. Hoarfrost gets like this after foggy nights with light winds, temps around -10 - -25 C. This is near Regina, Saskatchewan.

"Moonlit" is pretty close to the unprocessed version, a 30 s exposure the day after a full moon. The snow is green, the clear sky is blue, and the clouds are made orange up by city lights 20 km away. A clear night would avoid the orange clouds. Yeah, it's a little weird.

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Re: Sunlit, moonlit
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2013, 01:14:55 PM »

Really wonderful light in #1.  A fine shot indeed.
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Re: Sunlit, moonlit
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2013, 01:31:24 PM »

#1...The light, tones and that superb frost/snow covered tree is superb...only slight niggle from me is it seem a bit of a tight crop?

Not even a sniff so snow in Britain as yet...Roll on Feb then we should see the white stuff....possibly?

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Re: Sunlit, moonlit
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2013, 01:46:09 PM »

...only slight niggle from me is it seem a bit of a tight crop?

Yes, wider would be better. This morning as I drove past this tree on my way to work I was struck by my luck with the ground fog obscuring the distant clutter in the background. There are structures on the right and left, so a wider shot wasn't possible.

The trouble with lots of empty space on the prairies is that you can also see unwanted things for miles and miles.
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