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Colour On Ice
Colour On Ice

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Challenge: Ice (Basic Editing)
Camera: Pentax K10D
Lens: Pentax SMC-M 50mm f/1.7 MF
Location: Kits beach, Vancouver
Date: Feb 27, 2007
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Feb 27, 2007

What the hell is this, you ask? Rather simple actually... It froze overnight here in Vancouver, and I woke up to a bright sunny day, so I ran down to the beach in search of puddles. After trying a bunch of different shots of the ice and getting nowhere fast, I decided to break some of the ice off and make my own composition.

As I was holding the ice up to the sky, my polarizer started picking up some wicked colour in the ice; turns out, the pond it came from was a little toxic! :-P

PP done here was levels, a little selective colour to make the blues and magentas a touch darker, aaaannnd, rotate, crop, save for web. I expect this will require validation...

I have no idea how this will do. All I know is that its different! I do think it will get very mixed reviews, alot of raves and alot of WTF??

As I expected, this one sure bounced around alot. On the first night it went from a 6.3xx to a 5.7xx before climbing back to a 6.5xx and finishing where it did. Pretty happy with this, another strong finish. Thanks guys!

Only one comment that couldn't figure it out, too. I think the bubble helped alot there...

Place: 22 out of 270
Avg (all users): 6.3776
Avg (commenters): 8.3636
Avg (participants): 6.0723
Avg (non-participants): 6.5380
Views since voting: 1398
Views during voting: 395
Votes: 241
Comments: 15
Favorites: 2 (view)

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04/08/2007 01:05:21 AM
toxic is good for something! Very nice composition, and delightful abstract.
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03/07/2007 10:02:09 AM
Ooooooh. . .how PRETTY! What amazing colors!
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03/07/2007 07:14:14 AM
Beautiful shot. I am glad to see it scored well!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/06/2007 07:59:04 AM
This is pretty cool. Very nice colors.
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03/05/2007 01:08:08 PM
i dont see the ice
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03/04/2007 05:58:04 PM
I love the color! the tiny bubble is a nice touch. I hope it's doing well. :)
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03/03/2007 12:38:49 PM
This is a very interesting shot. The colors are amazing, but I'm stuck not knowing where to look in this composition. It's not a bad composition, I just don't think it's very well organized. I don't know... I still love it though!
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03/03/2007 12:01:29 PM
great macro! love the colors and shapes
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03/01/2007 04:58:29 PM
beautiful abstract
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03/01/2007 11:54:07 AM
nice colour
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03/01/2007 11:40:45 AM
I like the light in this photograph. Beautiful!
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03/01/2007 12:34:40 AM
To me, it looks like an out-of-the-box type challenge entry...some might say close to dnmc. I however like it a lot. Its a unique photo and I hope it does well for you. 10
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02/28/2007 11:17:51 PM
Beautiful in everyway and look forward to how you did this as I love it..... Great composition, great colors, and a great image all round.
A "10" from me.
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02/28/2007 10:54:09 PM
My fave! Beautiful colors! :D
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02/28/2007 12:18:36 PM
great colors. well done.
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