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 Icy Blue Finger of Winter
Icy Blue Finger of Winter
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Ice II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: Windsor, VT
Date: Dec 28, 2007
Aperture: F8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/180
Galleries: Macro, Rural
Date Uploaded: Dec 28, 2007

There isn't much ice around in Vermont right now - it's been too warm. But I did find this one with a really cool texture and a nice soft lit background. Hoping it doesn't come across too common - but we will see...

I Figure about a 6.

Shot in RAW - opened in PS. Noise Ninja. Adjusted levels, curves, hue/ saturation - colorized to blue. Cropped and saved for web. Opened and USM at small radius. Save.

Post Challange Thanks for all the great comments during voting. I was quite happy with this one. I found this really clear icicle right by our front door up in Vermont. It was mid afternoon and by lining up the light from the clearing formed by our parking lot directly behind the icicle, I got this clear ice it to become really translucent. Very cool that you all liked it!

Oh...And Thanks to ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Hot_Pixel, who provided some great feedback as to which way to go in the challenge...my other shot would have bombed (but I liked the old guy in the photo and probably would have entered it because I liked him)

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 161
Avg (all users): 6.7554
Avg (commenters): 8.2000
Avg (participants): 6.3167
Avg (non-participants): 6.9075
Views since voting: 2548
Views during voting: 337
Votes: 233
Comments: 33
Favorites: 2 (view)


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06/24/2008 08:49:43 PM
This is a winning image in my eyes. You were robbed.....

Simple, but dramatic, and so well taken..... Adding it to my favorites.....
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01/12/2008 08:02:00 PM
Congrats Peter,
Wonderful shot! I like how the bright background forms a halo around the icicle. Nice job on another HM, too!
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01/10/2008 07:13:30 PM
Great addition to your profile and 2nd PB
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01/10/2008 02:34:39 PM
Congrats on the 5th place. Great shot!

Message edited by author 2008-01-10 14:34:59.
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01/10/2008 11:37:21 AM
I had hoped this would get a ribbon since it is such a beautiful shot. Congrats on your new 2nd PB!
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01/10/2008 08:08:33 AM
Love the icy blue treatment here. Congrats on a Top 10 finish! :)
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01/09/2008 11:47:33 PM
Wonderful Peter...love the rich blue tones in this, congrats on the HM
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01/09/2008 08:40:38 PM
Peter,
VEry nice indeedy.. Congratulations..
Least it was VT ICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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01/09/2008 12:16:52 PM
Peter! FANTASTIC! Congratulations on an honorable mention!
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01/09/2008 11:19:45 AM
Holy Cow, had no idea you to are in the sticks of VT!! Congrats on your big finish here -top 5 & great score too!
loooking forward to seeing more of your work..maybe on eday we can rendezvous with stargazer & patio!!

Cheers
~Anni
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01/09/2008 09:15:23 AM
Woo hoo, Peter, another HM to add to your growing collection! What a fantastic photo this is. That background lighting is absolutely stunning. Almost looks like the icicle is in a studio it is so well lit. You are really kicking my butt lately but couldn't be happier to see you producing such fine work :-)
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01/09/2008 08:48:37 AM
Peter,

Congrats on the score, a 2nd PB and the excellent image. I love the detail and the sharpness of the final edit. Very nicely done. This will look nice on your front page.

Message edited by author 2008-01-09 08:50:13.
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01/09/2008 08:15:44 AM
Ttally awesome shot and one of my favorites in this challenge..... AWESOME.....
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01/09/2008 08:07:32 AM
Congrats, peter- am so pleased to see this place so high ! You can't beat VT ice :)
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01/09/2008 05:49:55 AM
Wonderful image, Peter - Congrats on your well deserved HM.
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01/09/2008 05:45:54 AM
Congrats on your 5th, Peter, very cool shot and well deserved HM!
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01/09/2008 01:31:47 AM
Brilliant image that is wonderful in its simplicity. Great composition and the duotone works really well. Outstanding job avoiding reflection or glare from the ice

Congratulations on the 5th place finish - a tremendous start to the year
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01/09/2008 12:04:09 AM
This is almost as eerie as the photo it knocked off your front page. What a great capture, love the textures in the single subject. Congratulations on another wonderful image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/08/2008 09:42:37 PM
I love the clarity of the focus and the smooth and cool blue background.
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01/08/2008 08:56:40 PM
LOVE THE LIGHTING 7
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01/08/2008 03:47:48 PM
Nice! Great use of light!
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01/08/2008 12:19:32 PM
simple, and really nice!!!
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01/07/2008 10:30:03 PM
Very nice job. Love the colors and the background.
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01/07/2008 06:48:23 PM
Awesome macro shot! You rock!
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01/07/2008 01:16:41 PM
I love how you can see the bubbles in the ice! Great Job!
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01/06/2008 09:06:44 PM
beautiful icicle! nice and sharp.,
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01/06/2008 07:54:55 PM
Very clear and sharp, excellent composition.
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01/05/2008 07:55:44 AM
Nice simple shot with great detail and light. Back to bump you up to 9.
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01/05/2008 04:51:48 AM
The capture is wonderful & great colour. I would have loved to see a drop of water ready to fall from the tip.
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01/03/2008 05:01:36 PM
Intense! Awesome!
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01/02/2008 07:23:01 PM
One of the best images in this challenge, good color tone, composition and use of light. Very well done!
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01/02/2008 12:32:59 PM
really nice color
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01/02/2008 11:07:17 AM
Wow love the tones in this one.
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