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Challenge: Ice II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Signs
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Kittatinny
Date: Jan 1, 2008
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 400
Shutter: 125
Galleries: Nature, Textures
Date Uploaded: Jan 1, 2008

a warm spell frees fallen leaves. squeezing the high and low end of levels brought out some great contrast and color. selective color to bring out the veins on the leaves and bump contrast even more. and finally brightness/contrast to slightly bump brightness and contrast even m o r e. resize and USM.

I think the 400 ISO was worth it. The lighting was semi-cloudy and with 400 ISO I was able to have some decent depth of field with a 6.3 aperture and a camera speed that was fast enough to avoid camera shake.

Place: 91 out of 161
Avg (all users): 5.3162
Avg (commenters): 5.1429
Avg (participants): 5.1579
Avg (non-participants): 5.3672
Views since voting: 653
Views during voting: 314
Votes: 234
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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01/11/2008 03:41:54 PM
Another engaging shot. I thought it was better than the other leaf on ice/snow shot. This one had more interest throughout the frame.
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01/09/2008 10:39:52 AM
I gave it a 6 because I liked the moment you captured and the beautiful contrast in colors. I think I did not give it a higher score because my taste leans towards wanting to see subjects in focus. The leaves were the first ting to capture my attention and I would have liked to have seen them be a little sharper or clearer to make them stand apart from the ice.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/07/2008 07:21:33 PM
I like the difference in color in your photo. The leaves really stand out against the clear ice. Maybe you could have zoomed out a little more to show the size difference between the leaves and the ice.
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01/07/2008 09:59:41 AM
beautiful moment captured.
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01/06/2008 08:24:53 PM
wow, great shot.
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01/06/2008 04:46:59 PM
I like how it looks like the leaves came up for air.
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01/05/2008 08:33:15 PM
Love the textures in this shot! Almost seems to show a "flash freeze' type of feel to it!
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01/03/2008 09:15:02 PM
I am a sucker for nature stuck in ice. This is nicely captured. I like the composition a lot, and the variety of textures resulting fromt he ice changes and the leaves. Good for you.
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01/02/2008 09:25:50 PM
Interesting texture and contrast between leaf and ice.
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