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Just a little more ice
« on: June 14, 2014, 11:57:07 PM »

I used some of the suggestions on my last ice post here. Further suggestions welcome.

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Re: Just a little more ice
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2014, 12:05:32 AM »

The second is a real winner for me.
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Re: Just a little more ice
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2014, 12:03:41 PM »

Yes, #2 is great and I think the reflection ads a lot to it.
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Re: Just a little more ice
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2014, 12:56:30 PM »

Yes.  Number two is very fine.
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Re: Just a little more ice
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2014, 11:29:16 PM »

Thanks, folks. Glad you liked it.

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Re: Just a little more ice
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2014, 04:29:34 AM »

The second is a real winner for me.


+1, really good.

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Re: Just a little more ice
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2014, 09:17:56 PM »

#2 works for me, too. Even though it's one "we've seen before", it works. Consider removing the small "bits" in the foreground water. "Cleaning" it up and adding some brightness to it might just allow it to sing a longer.
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Re: Just a little more ice
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2014, 10:03:51 PM »

Thanks, Paulo and Terry.

I gave brightening a try but find I am much attached to the contrast between the ice and dark water. Paulo likes his nights bright; I like my days dark. Perhaps these are all too dark.

I agree that those specks are unappealing. I had a surprise while I was focusing these shots on a zoomed live view: the water was full of tiny fish and there were little rings constantly forming and quickly disappearing. Explains the abundance of terns and seals.

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Re: Just a little more ice
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2014, 01:43:31 AM »

#1 is good. #2 is really good, but I agree with Terry's suggestions.

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Re: Just a little more ice
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2014, 06:29:39 AM »

I love photo #2, it's clean, simple and elegant.
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Re: Just a little more ice
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2014, 06:27:13 PM »

"Cleaning" it up and adding some brightness to it might just allow it to sing a longer.

Here it is, cleaned and brightened. Better?

Thanks, Mike and Francois.

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Re: Just a little more ice
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2014, 03:53:00 AM »

Here it is, cleaned and brightened. Better?

Removing the bright spot in the centre is a definite improvement. I think brightening the shot generally is highly damaging, though.

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Re: Just a little more ice
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2014, 08:18:11 PM »

Thanks, Jeremy!

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Re: Just a little more ice
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2014, 02:14:15 AM »

I like the reworked version - everyone gets an opinion!

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