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Mohawk Storm
Mohawk Storm

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Collection: Impressionism SC
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G IF-ED DX
Date: Feb 14, 2010
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Abstract
Date Uploaded: Mar 11, 2011

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Comments: 8
Favorites: 2 (view)

20100214 Mohawk River and Lock 7 D16956-Edit-Edit-s800 -1

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03/12/2011 08:19:52 PM
Very moody.

This also takes me back to my childhood as I grew up along the Mohawk river. I remember the winter storms there and the way the river would freeze over. This definitely captures that.
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03/12/2011 06:32:29 AM
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03/11/2011 12:33:11 PM
Neil Van Gogh, I presume?

ETA: I just realized EVERYONE sees the same thing :-)
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03/11/2011 11:50:49 AM
My first impression was, WOW! For me, the processing creates the illusion of movement - the swirl in the sky overlaps the tree and it looks like leaves being blown about. I like the lighting and the bw conversion is really good too. I also like the way the light isolates the tree and broken ice from the rest of the image, so for me, the pp'ing does a good job of isolating the subjects (which to me seem to be the foreground ice and tree). The swirling sky is fabulous and definitely "van gogh-ey", and clearly not the subject. Well done.
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03/11/2011 09:37:14 AM
Really loving this. The mood is great. I like how it makes me delve in to study it further.
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03/11/2011 02:15:34 AM
First Impressions: Dark and moody. Dynamic elements - swirls, broken ice, effect of wind on the tree. Composition with two focal points - bright swirl on the sky, bright ice.
Technique: are the sky swirls frost on the lens? They look like frozen water on a window pane.
Suggestions: maybe choosing one focal point (swirls) would give more impact

Overall an interesting photo in b&w moody style.
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03/11/2011 01:57:38 AM
How did you generate the texture in the top half? It instantly brings Van Gogh to mind, but the bottom is altogether different. It probably makes it a little too incohesive. Oh, I see that Ursula has said all this, but better.

Message edited by author 2011-03-11 02:00:26.
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03/11/2011 01:40:46 AM
Hmmmm. Since you asked for honest feedback, Neil, I find this curious to look at, but I was sort of turned off from it at first, and, the more I look at it, the more I find it, well, interesting but not to my liking. That may just be a personal thing though. It seems so disconnected! It doesn't feel like a storm to me at all, more like a bunch of stuff that is not making much sense in my mind. And, it reminds so much of the swirly Van Gogh style (like "starry night"), and yet, the swirls seems to be there with no particular good purpose. Maybe it's because the rest of the scene, outside of the swirls, feels so still, in spite of you saying it's a storm. There's all the footsteps in front too, and other marking in the snow, and they don't lead to anything. The dark vignetting is quite overpowering too. The rather pinkinsh overtone makes for a soft, gentle feel that, again, collides with the swirls.

Neil, any picture that elicits these many words must have something in it, but I can't say that I find it all that attractive. Sorry.

Neil, how do you see this? What are your thoughts about it?

Message edited by author 2011-03-11 01:41:27.
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