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Fresh Snow
Fresh Snow

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Challenge: Symmetry (Classic Editing)
Camera: Konica KD-400Z
Location: Wellsville Canyon, Northern Utah USA
Date: Mar 27, 2003
Aperture: f4.7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 287/10000
Galleries: Landscape, Panoramic
Date Uploaded: Mar 29, 2003

I captured this shot on my way home from work after a spring snowstorm. The clouds were dissipating quickly, and the sun was setting, but the scene held out long enough for several frames. I felt this one best illustrated 'symmetry'.

I originally planned to shoot this one for myself (not for the challenge) but quickly realized the incredible reflection and symmetry in the shallow lake beneath the mountain peaks.

Place: 4 out of 226
Avg (all users): 6.9289
Avg (commenters): 8.5652
Avg (participants): 6.8850
Avg (non-participants): 6.9796
Views since voting: 3341
Votes: 211
Comments: 33
Favorites: 18 (view)

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03/22/2005 05:00:36 PM
This is very beautiful! Love this!:)
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10/30/2003 11:41:12 AM
I guess we'll be seeing this place like this again now that our first snowfall has come! My goal this winter is to shoot this same place and get a shot almost as good as this one. Again the clarity is so lovely here. Not a stray pixel anywhere, and everything is clean and shiny!
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10/07/2003 02:26:09 PM
Great image!! Have this one on the way to be matted and framed! thanks
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09/23/2003 10:03:04 AM
WOW! What a truly wonderful photograph! Had I been a member of this website when you entered this in the contest, I would've easily given it a huge 10! I love the crispness, clarity, and color. Great shot...well done!
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04/12/2003 10:33:11 AM
Who in their right mind would give this image a 1? This image is at least as good as mine, and I'd venture to say probably better. Very nice work!!!
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04/10/2003 05:11:49 PM
I had given this a 10.
04/09/2003 02:58:16 PM
Thanks (to all) for the wonderful comments! I was definitely lucky to have a chance to capture this shot... I actually shot it through one of the openings of a wire mesh fence while stopped on the side of the highway.

And while it would have been fantastic to have 'placed' with a ribbon, I'm pleasantly pleased that it performed as well as it did. In retrospect, I might have performed slightly better if I had cropped a bit tighter (to remove the snow at the lower left corner). My take on it was that it put the entire scene in perspective, and gave it more of a sense of place and reality. I've tried it both ways, and I'm still not sure I would have done things differently.

The surprising piece to me was that there were as many votes in the 1-3 point range... (I guess some folks just must have been jealous? :-) ).


Message edited by author 2003-04-11 13:32:04.
04/09/2003 02:26:39 PM
hello from the Critique Club!

This is an amazing shot especially appropriate for the Symmetry Challenge.
The composition is great - I like the way my eye travels through and along the horizon and the reflection has great colors to match the actual mountains. The tones in this image are very soothing .. and can surely show that the snow is fresh as you titled it. i like the touch of brown along the waterline it adds a nice touch to the over all effect.
Great Job! Ayme
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04/09/2003 05:28:47 AM
It's a darn shame that you didn't bag some sort of ribbon for this beautiful work... Still, congrats on the fine finish!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/06/2003 11:21:32 PM
My favorite photo. Very Nice reflection caught. great job.
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04/06/2003 11:02:55 AM
Gorgeous light. Beautiful capture.
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04/06/2003 01:58:08 AM
This shot is amazing. The water is perfect, the reflection is extraordinary. I love the muted colors and spacing. I wish a tiny bit was cropped from the bottom.
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04/05/2003 08:41:42 PM
I like the composition , texture and color of this photograph
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04/05/2003 06:54:01 PM
This is my favorite of this week. Wonderful shot, I would like it a little better if the shore of the lake was not visible in the shot or the sticks and twings in the shallow water, Score 10 - Corey
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04/04/2003 01:36:06 PM
Crop a little off the bottom and I give you a 10. Why can't I have this kind of scenery? No fair!! Truly amazing image. - 9
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04/04/2003 12:42:30 PM
04/04/2003 02:23:25 AM
Magnificent. Where is this glorious place?
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04/01/2003 10:19:00 PM
great shot
04/01/2003 07:37:36 PM
Really nice,well done7
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04/01/2003 06:16:18 PM
Suggestion: Crop it a little so that it is completly symmetric and than rotate it 90 degrees, I think that's gonna give it a nice effect (if you like abstract ;-) ) Nice pic!
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04/01/2003 09:32:44 AM
this is one of the most bad ass pictures i've ever seen!
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04/01/2003 07:12:33 AM
Wow - amazing view. 9 - floyd
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03/31/2003 11:29:36 PM
Nice location. Could have cropped a little more from the bottom to enhance the symmetry.
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03/31/2003 07:20:25 PM
Whooaaa. Nice shot!
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03/31/2003 05:34:22 PM
Breathtaking! I've only started voting, but this is my favorite so far! I'm predicting that this one wins, good luck! - 10 - Mav
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03/31/2003 04:56:38 PM
This belongs on a calendar. Quite beautiful.
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03/31/2003 04:49:42 PM
Maybe to cut out the solid foreground (bottom left)
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03/31/2003 04:28:31 PM
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03/31/2003 01:55:45 PM
Whoa! Awesome shot! This has to be at least in the top 10... no doubt. Fantastic vantage point!
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03/31/2003 01:09:35 PM
Just beautiful. Over-all wonderful
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03/31/2003 12:43:37 PM
beautiful.....a poster.
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03/31/2003 12:28:44 PM
beautiful scene... i think a crop to remove the bit of white in the bottom left corner would be a great enhancement ot his image... great shot :) - setzler
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03/31/2003 10:45:14 AM
First impression: WOW!
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