View Full Version : Everyone else has posted ice pictures, so here's mine

02-23-2011, 11:50 PM
Various locations, various days.




Wicked Dark
02-24-2011, 07:21 AM
ooooh, the middle one is really nice. as is the third. have you done much post processing? I can see a lot of potential wow in them.

02-25-2011, 01:14 AM
More on the middle one than the third. I do tend to have too light a touch, I think, but better than the results I get with too heavy a touch. For comparison, here are the files from RAW (in order) totally untouched before export and some amount of adjustment in ViewNX before export. I did more in PSE. As you can see I cloned and cropped a bit on the middle one, and warmed it up a lot. It was in the shade. The other got a bit less adjustment. I wanted to keep the texture of the snow and some contrast between shadow and light. Not as much there as I'd like.

I do need to get on the stick and learn a bit more about post processing (I'll take hints and alternative ideas, gladly). Main problem right now is time, and the need to thrash around a bit to see what happens when I do something.





Wicked Dark
02-25-2011, 06:59 AM
I know how that is. For me, if I can't make the shot work with subtle changes, I'll go for big ones. Those usually turn our ridiculous and I scrap the whole thing.

02-25-2011, 08:25 AM
Nice set - but shot 2 for me as well.

02-26-2011, 01:59 AM
Thanks, Marko. I like that particular spot, but it's a frustrating one. It's a spillway on an artificial pond. Happens the banks and brush really limit where you can stand if you aren't dressed to get wet or dirty. Depending on what is trying to wash across the little dam you can get some interesting play or water and objects.

02-26-2011, 10:16 AM
Really like #2 (the ice almost looks like glass and the blurred water) and #3 (the curvey patterns in the snow)

02-27-2011, 09:42 PM
Thanks, asnow. That was a week where the highs didn't get beyond the mid-20s F. A lot of things get an ice buildup near running water. The curvy patterns are, believe it or not, also ice. It's a channel off the river, very shallow. By fall there's only a skim of water in it. Once the freezing weather hits you get a thin layer of ice, which shatters easily. I'm not sure, but I think the banding is from it freezing in sections, combined with dustings of frozen condensation. There wasn't really any snow during that time.

03-01-2011, 04:57 PM
Wow! That second one is a beauty!!

03-04-2011, 11:14 PM
Thank you, aubintbay.

Mad Aussie
03-05-2011, 02:36 AM
Yep, shot 2 is cool for me too

03-07-2011, 12:12 AM
Thanks, MA. It's not cool, though, it's cold. Still looking forward to finding that out?

Mad Aussie
03-07-2011, 12:49 AM
I've been in NZ cold ... maybe minus 10 c ... but not Canada minus 40c cold! Not too keen on that.

03-07-2011, 12:57 AM
Idaho's not usually that ferociously cold, though it depends on which winter.

03-12-2011, 03:28 AM
Great details and patterns - well done.

03-12-2011, 08:13 AM
Idaho's not usually that ferociously cold, though it depends on which winter.

neither is Nova Scotia or BC. :)

03-12-2011, 11:21 PM
Thanks, MoinMoin, And Bambi, maybe some day I'll get to compare the weather for myself.:)

03-13-2011, 06:27 AM
Love that shot #2 QO, but have to say I am very drawn to the lines in #3. It almost looks like a glacial movement sheet of ice.

03-16-2011, 12:49 AM
Thanks, HBG, the lines attract me, too. The skim of water in that spot has done that the last couple of years. I'm still trying to get the balance of correcting the color without disrupting the interesting texture of the snow and the bands. Maybe I'll get another chance next winter.