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The Cliché Color: White
2nd PlaceThe Cliché Color: White
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Clichés (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-F707
Location: Mission Ridge, Washington
Date: Feb 2, 2003
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 500
Galleries: Sky, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Feb 2, 2003

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Statistics
Place: 2 out of 246
Avg (all users): 7.3206
Avg (commenters): 8.4375
Avg (participants): 7.1797
Avg (non-participants): 7.5432
Views since voting: 7546
Votes: 209
Comments: 51
Favorites: 55 (view)


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06/02/2005 07:02:23 PM
Really a great use of white! Wonderful! :)
12/15/2004 07:11:50 PM
Wonder where that is
12/12/2004 02:29:37 PM
that is a nice picture....just wish to ski on it!!!! perfect virgin snow!!!!!!!!!!1
06/13/2004 12:33:43 PM
Killer image
09/20/2003 07:44:31 PM
Definitely a winter wonderland...great angle....
02/16/2003 01:31:14 AM
Reminds me of the game Candy Land or some cartoon movie!
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02/12/2003 03:23:24 PM
CRITIQUE CLUB CRITIQUE
by karmat

Oh, wow. Not a lot I can say to improve this one. A very nicely done shot.

COMPOSITION
I think the fact that the horizon is not on a third works okay here. The trees extend upwards past the horizon, and it is not so noticeable. It still has a very balanced, and stable feeling to it. The trees really serve well to capture the eyes and pull them up into the frame. Especially effective is the row on the left side. Also the "humps" of snow add interest and give the picture some motion.

TECHNIQUE
Beautiful focus and I really like the simplicity of colors. You are commended especially on getting the snow to look white. If I could change anything about this shot, I would like to see it with more blue in the sky. Obviously, you are not God, so you didn't have any control of that, but if you could use photoshop and add some more blue there (for reasons other than dpc), this shot would be near perfect in my opinion.

OVERALL EFFECT
Again, this shot is wonderful, and is so peaceful and serene. I bet the rest of the scenary was equally as beautiful. Sorry I can't add anything to make it better. You have an awesome shot here!
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02/10/2003 08:41:23 PM
Thanks everyone. This is really cool that I finally won a ribbon :). I took this shot over at Mission Ridge, by Wenatchee, Washington. I was up skiing and it was a nice day, sun shining and everything. I waited until it was a bit in the afternoon and the sun was over to the side, and I started shooting photos here and there. I was skiing down and I came across some trees with the sun shining through, so I climed up through them and up a ways to this. "Wow." I started shooting. I tried shooting with the horizon not centered, but the trees didnt follow the rule of thirds and it just looked strange, so I chose this shot, where I tried to fit the trees in equal portions of the frame. I overexposed it +0.7 on the meter and then used the levels in Photoshop to tone it down a bit/ increase contrast. I set the apeture as small as it could go (8) and focused about 20m away, so that everything would pretty much be in focus. Set the speed to 500. I was about waist deep in snow when I took this :-p. One thing I probably should have done was to crop out the tree on the far right that is just barely in the frame, but I guess it isn't too distracting. I had just enough time to get it in and photoshop it; I submitted this about 10 minutes before the cutoff time :).
02/10/2003 06:36:56 PM
I absolutely love this shot!!! Congrats!
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02/10/2003 01:08:40 PM
:)
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02/10/2003 10:38:10 AM
Wonderful shot -- congrats!
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02/10/2003 09:15:27 AM
Very beautiful shot - I'm sure you are quite proud of it. Snow is very difficult to capture, and the color and texture is perfect here. Congratulations on your 2nd place win.
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02/10/2003 08:49:43 AM
One of my highest rated shots in this challenge! Well deserved ribbon. Great composition and exposure.

-danny
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02/10/2003 08:43:32 AM
What a wonderful shot. I had forgotten how beautiful snow could be (been sick and tired of snow lately -- got about 3 feet on the ground, yuck). Congrats of the ribbon. Definitely one of my favourites this week.
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02/10/2003 07:41:31 AM
beautiful picture. glad you made it ! :)
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02/10/2003 12:39:02 AM
Great shot. Congrats on winning 2nd!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/09/2003 11:44:49 PM
Excellent control of lighting in a very difficult situation.
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02/09/2003 10:47:30 PM
so fresh and clean, love the shot
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02/09/2003 06:00:22 PM
Cenetered horizon will bother some but I think it's OK here. Really fine exposure capturing the snow and clouds both..
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02/08/2003 08:36:31 PM
so lovely
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02/08/2003 05:47:54 AM
The is simply excellent! I love the softness of the snow and the pale blue colours throughout the photo. A definate 10!
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02/07/2003 07:44:30 PM
Great capture. Love the composition. I love how the trees seems to come out of the snow. God job.
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02/07/2003 06:47:45 PM
This image pays cathedral-like homage to snow picture cliches everywhere.
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02/07/2003 02:58:08 PM
I'm a snowboarder...and when i saw this picture i said: "WOAW"
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02/06/2003 03:39:39 PM
Cool!
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02/06/2003 02:49:04 PM
well aranged
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02/06/2003 09:38:38 AM
This doesn't even look real - I expect to see Burl Ives pop out from behind one of those trees!!! :)
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02/06/2003 08:36:02 AM
Technically pretty good. Snow is tough to shoot. The shot could benefit from a more prominent subject.
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02/05/2003 06:45:34 PM
this is absolutely gorgeous. pretty much perfect :) i'd like to see maybe one more thing in the shot to add the to story. an animal maybe? 9
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02/05/2003 05:45:19 PM
Nice. You should have brought your skiis and carved through that fresh powder. :) 8.
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02/05/2003 05:35:16 PM
I reall dont see how this picture is a cliche' but thats ok.
02/05/2003 02:58:49 AM
Winter wonderland. It sort of has a dreamlike quality to it. Snow is tough to expose properly. Nice job. The horizon is a bit too centered vertically maybe. 9
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02/04/2003 09:28:09 PM
This almost looks like a cartoon, such a Rodolph or any of the Christmas cartoons. The white snow has a blue tint to it, which I feel is the reason for the title. The sky peaking through the clouds is a beautiful blue. This is a beautiful snow scene, whether it is real or not. It's beautiful and well done.
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02/04/2003 09:08:56 PM
You've gotten an excellent image here. You must have been on snowshoes to get it, though. The light and shadow are excellent and you've captured a very nice image here.
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02/04/2003 08:54:15 PM
I am expecting to see the Norelco Santa appearing over the hill. Actually this is an incredible photograph. The lighting caused by the low sun really accentuates the hills and valleys of the snow drifts and CONGRATULATIONS on the beautiful texture of the snow!! I hope you are going to share your technique with the rest of us. It's so perfect it doesn't look real. Truly amazing. 10!!
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02/04/2003 08:11:17 PM
Whoa, what an absolutely amazing shot!! You had to have frozen your butt off to get this shot. One of my favs.
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02/04/2003 07:36:52 PM
wow good job
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02/04/2003 05:18:44 PM
Beautiful!!! and in this challenge, beautiful = high mark!!!
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02/04/2003 03:54:37 PM
as i look at your photo i keep looking for the snow man to come riding over the hill on the electrec razor like in the commerical haha good photo 10
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02/04/2003 03:50:23 PM
I really like the lighting on this.
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02/04/2003 02:04:21 PM
A winning shot in my eyes -- beautiful!
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02/04/2003 06:37:11 AM
Just beautiful.
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02/04/2003 01:31:01 AM
oh my! this is stunning! great shadows and light. looks just like a postcard!
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02/03/2003 07:47:14 PM
Beautiful photo, very relaxing and contemplative. THe DOF and lighting are perfect in my opinion. I would crop slightly differently to rermove the small dark tree on the left and the cut off tree on the right. Wonderful shot, one of 4 of my 10's this week.
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02/03/2003 07:15:54 PM
beautiful serene scene. I wish i was there.
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02/03/2003 04:40:41 PM
Beautiful....
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02/03/2003 03:22:51 PM
Magic shot......love it. PRETTY work.
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02/03/2003 11:12:30 AM
Absolutely beautiful. The shadows on the snow are great. Love the way the sky is rolling over the snow and trees!
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02/03/2003 10:03:24 AM
Great shot that almost doesn't look real. The white isn't too overpowering.
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02/03/2003 12:55:12 AM
Heaven ?????? WOW !!!!! Snow is hard to shoot and you nailed it ! I love the scene !
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02/03/2003 12:37:57 AM
Great job... This is beautiful!
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