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Bambi
01-02-2010, 03:56 PM
We are having a real winter blast. It's been snowing for over 24 hours and there's 2 1/2-3 feet of snow down! :eek: I took the dogs to a nearby green area for a walk and took my camera along :). I managed to get a few shots (well 27 to be specific) but then the camera started to get wet so I got worried and put it under my jacket, finished my walk and waded home. In the woods there wasn't much snow, it was all on the trees. To get to the woods I waded through a bank up to my thighs.

here are some. Still working on others :) (and deleting others as well).
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4027/4238384052_8b98251229_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2663/4237611345_d81ef74290_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2517/4237613897_d69e7ddb52_b.jpg


I have decided that that's enough of winter. Can we have spring now please?

tomorrowstreasures
01-02-2010, 04:03 PM
man. that snow is so pretty..... it is untouched and full .... love it! nice job!

Rinkdaddy
01-02-2010, 04:10 PM
I like the look of the second shot looking up the trunk of the tree. It looks like a maze.

Bambi
01-02-2010, 04:10 PM
thanks TT :)
its really piling up out there!

AntZ
01-02-2010, 04:44 PM
Nice shots. The patterns in the 2nd one are really cool.

kat
01-02-2010, 06:36 PM
Very lovely. Nicely done!!!! :)

Bambi
01-02-2010, 06:45 PM
thanks everyone!

I am having sooooo much fun with my new camera!! :thankyou::D

Mad Aussie
01-02-2010, 06:50 PM
Wow ... I love the 1st and last shots. Just want to run and jump in that snow!! :)

Marko
01-02-2010, 07:52 PM
I'm digging shot 2 as well. Some slight PP could make it sing even louder, and totally seeing the fun you are having:)
Let me know if you'll let me have a stab at it. -Thx Marko

Foots
01-02-2010, 08:42 PM
There are all great, and I am loving the 2nd also. That's a lot of snow you're having. TO is bitterly cold, mostly brown, bland and bare.

Mad Aussie
01-02-2010, 08:45 PM
I have to sheeplishly admit that glossed over that 2nd shot without really looking at it. I looked, but didn't see. It's actually a very good composition and the perspective really shows the height as well. It IS a good shot :)

Bambi
01-02-2010, 09:11 PM
thanks everyone! Marko feel free to take a swing at it. Just let me know what you did :)

I played with it and then decided that I was unable to view it objectively anymore

Thanks MA for the compliment. Apparrently you and my dog are loving the snow.

right after I took the second picture the wind gusted and I got buried in a pile of snow coming off the trees. :eek:

thanks Foots. Toronto can be bitter in the winter. The ravines might be nice though.

Mad Aussie
01-02-2010, 09:14 PM
Thanks MA for the compliment. Apparrently you and my dog are loving the snow.

right after I took the second picture the wind gusted and I got buried in a pile of snow coming off the trees. :eek:
So where's the self portrait? You didn't let an opportunity like that pass did you? :rolleyes:

Bambi
01-02-2010, 09:17 PM
So where's the self portrait? You didn't let an opportunity like that pass did you? :rolleyes:


oh yeah! I was too busy frantically cleaning the snow off the camera! :eek:

casil403
01-02-2010, 09:18 PM
Totally loving #2 as well! Nice stuff B!

Bambi
01-02-2010, 09:21 PM
thanks Casil!

Marko
01-03-2010, 02:49 AM
This took me about 3 minutes in Bridge just to show a fast edit. I deliberately used techniques that you would be able to do from any graphics program. To bring this photo to a level I'd be happy with would likely take me an additional 10-15 min. The tricky parts of this image involve getting the contrast just right without blowing out the snow.

I increased the contrast, I decreased the green cast and dodged (lightened) the tree a bit. (I had to shrink the image a bit to upload here so it won't look identical). Hope that helps - Marko

Michaelaw
01-03-2010, 02:54 AM
Now if you can just straighten the stream :D Great pp marko, I like the end product. I also like the original a lot:)

Bambi
01-03-2010, 08:34 AM
thanks Marko!! I will copy yours and then use it for a model :)

thanks MAW!

Iguanasan
01-03-2010, 12:55 PM
We are having a real winter blast. It's been snowing for over 24 hours and there's 2 1/2-3 feet of snow down! :eek: I took the dogs to a nearby green area for a walk and took my camera along :). I managed to get a few shots (well 27 to be specific) but then the camera started to get wet so I got worried and put it under my jacket, finished my walk and waded home. In the woods there wasn't much snow, it was all on the trees. To get to the woods I waded through a bank up to my thighs.

here are some. Still working on others :) (and deleting others as well).
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I have decided that that's enough of winter. Can we have spring now please?

I agree. After having to shovel for an hour and a half last night I'm done! :D

Great shots though, Bambi.

Bambi
01-03-2010, 05:09 PM
thanks Iggy!