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03 (Original) - Snow
03 (Original) - Snow
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Collection: 00 - EXTRAS
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Rossland, BC (Canada)
Date: Jan 16, 2013
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Abstract, Nature
Date Uploaded: Jan 19, 2013

Viewed: 371
Comments: 19
Favorites: 2 (view)

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Photo of a snowbank, at 105mm with the 18-200. Handheld. Manual mode. Shot RAW.

Converted to B/W, adjusted curves. Applied a copy layer with diagonal (line) blur, merged with original in soft light, except in line detail areas (masked). Worked on contrast. Resized, sharpened a tad, saved.

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02/14/2013 12:17:28 PM
These shots always help me open my eyes to the possiblities around me
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02/04/2013 09:29:39 PM
WOW! I love this. The lines, the tones, the shadows make it hard to beleive its a snowbank. A 10 from me!
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01/29/2013 08:20:51 PM
A beautiful abstract. The tones and soft texture is wonderful. I would never have guessed it as snow, but then again Iíve only ever seen snow a couple of times in my life.
01/24/2013 02:16:34 AM
an abstract a woman can wear.
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01/23/2013 01:55:16 AM
The thumbnail certainly demands opening up :)
Once open it doesn't however disappoint (not a nude) and then is more like a silk gown thrown down. Very smooth and almost abstract. Subtle light playing with the folds. Beautiful. I prefer v2 with the spots removed. Frame it and hang it, in A2.
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01/22/2013 03:59:04 PM
Like everyone else I think this is beautiful. I had not realised it was snow and still can't quite "see" what it looked like originally. I thought it was fabric with your trusted spoon under the second "fold" giving it its shape :-)
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01/22/2013 02:21:20 PM
Just lovely Ursula - love the way the snow is sparkling
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01/22/2013 10:52:57 AM
I, too, love the sensuous lines and the flow of light and dark areas. As snow, I love the sparkle. As an abstract, I think I would take out the largest of the little white spots (streaks in full size) if this was mine - no one else mentioned them, but I find them distracting.
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01/22/2013 04:16:25 AM
I thought fabric at first as well. Seems to exude a life of it's own, revealed and disclosed at the same time, ambiguously recognizable if that makes sense.
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01/21/2013 09:09:16 PM
Sensuous is a good word for this. Very well done. Almost seems translucent. Love your work and your theme. I'll have to check out the full size viewing button. I've never seen that before here.
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01/21/2013 03:10:33 PM
I would have never guessed this was a snowbank. Really, really beautiful. Sensuous and mysterious. Added to my favorites.
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01/21/2013 07:19:27 AM
Another beautiful abstract. It looks very sensuous - I wouldn't have realized it is snow, but then, I don't get to see much of it.
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01/20/2013 02:01:15 PM
Another lovely abstract. I would never have guessed snow as it so smooth and flowing.
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01/20/2013 10:39:19 AM
Originally posted by bsluijk:

Snow and wind can have a wonderful effect. Well captured, and a good choice to make a BW image from it. I cannot judge the scale of what I'm looking at, but when I took pictures this week of the snow (using a 100mm macro, so similar to what you used) I was amazed to discover individual snowflakes just like the textbooks show them.


I didn't use the macro for this, but the 18-200 walkaround zoomed at 105. It's a rather large bank, by the side of a mountain road. Distance to subject is about 10 metres (guessing).

Like you say, it is quite interesting how much detail you can get in snow. I am always surprised at how not smooth snow is, and how many different surface textures it can show. This snow (Thursday) was ratherr granular. By contrast, yesterday's snow was a crystaline surface. F/11 (rather than my often used fully open lens) helps a lot! The hardest thing for me is white balance when it comes to snow! Exposure is also tricky with snow, so I use the sky for metering and the blinkies on the viewer after a test shot or two.

Message edited by author 2013-01-20 10:42:57.
01/20/2013 09:23:17 AM
Amazing. Hard to believe it is snow. Seems so peaceful. Great choice to do it in B/W.
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01/20/2013 04:19:11 AM
Snow and wind can have a wonderful effect. Well captured, and a good choice to make a BW image from it. I cannot judge the scale of what I'm looking at, but when I took pictures this week of the snow (using a 100mm macro, so similar to what you used) I was amazed to discover individual snowflakes just like the textbooks show them.
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01/20/2013 12:12:36 AM
I would never have guessed snow on this one. It looks like skin to me ... Maybe a woman's curves but no that can't be it either. ;) It's very pleasing to the eye and I love the tones and textures.
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01/19/2013 11:32:26 PM
Snow - imagine how many snowflakes have gathered in that bank to create such varying depths. It's so smooth and the shades of blacks & gray invite my eye in - this image has a beautiful sensual quality to it.

Message edited by author 2013-01-20 01:33:25.
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01/19/2013 11:08:41 PM
Looks like apiece of fabric tossed down.
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