View Full Version : Cold Beauty

01-27-2010, 01:07 AM
It was a cold one today but very clear skies except just as the sun went down there was some cloud and of course lots of exhaust. This is an HDR with a touch of Orton. I think this was worth the frost bitten face. :)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4038/4307774693_c0572cc3f3_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jas_photos/4307774693/)

01-27-2010, 01:08 AM
Ooh-la-la! (sorry. not much of a critique, that's just the way I feel about the image)

01-27-2010, 01:43 AM
Thanks, BF! I am quite happy with it. The river is exactly green like that with ice floating in it and the water is moving fast.

Mad Aussie
01-27-2010, 02:45 AM
Ooh-la-la! (sorry. not much of a critique, that's just the way I feel about the image)
You feel 'French' about the image :confused:

I like this one JAS.
For the most part I like the soft touch but I'd prefer your main subject to have some sharpness in it somewhere. In this case I think I'd have more sharpness in the 1st and maybe the 2nd span of the bridge.

The bridge has a walkway suspended under it? Cool!

There's a bit of a blue cast across the center of the photo and in a few other spots that I'd be balancing out myself. Mainly where it's on the snow and ice ... I prefer snow and ice to be white usually. There are exceptions of course.

I can't decide if I like the fence and road and road in there or not. On one hand they give more interest but on the other hand I wonder how more clean the photo might be without them. If you shoot this again you might try a composition without them next time.

It really is a nice shot as it stands though.

01-27-2010, 03:09 AM
Thanks, M.A. actually cars go on that little under bridge. I walked down a steep hill to get to the bike path area, lol. I have a couple I took from the other side and from the top of the hill as well. I will add them in here as well. As well as the processing, I think the evening low light has a tendency to make the snow go blue.

Mad Aussie
01-27-2010, 03:17 AM
I think the evening low light has a tendency to make the snow go blue.
So does the HDR process quite often.

01-27-2010, 03:35 AM
Lol, did you notice that damn Tower trying to get in on the act? Again

01-27-2010, 03:38 AM
Here is one from the other side. Maybe it is too golden? It was sunset so that's my story and I am sticking to it.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4028/4308617872_ae8685a08a_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jas_photos/4308617872/)

01-27-2010, 03:41 AM
And this which is not HDR.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2761/4307892709_f391e6a6e7_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jas_photos/4307892709/)

Mad Aussie
01-27-2010, 04:24 AM
That tower is like one of them gnomes that turns up in emails to home :)

01-27-2010, 04:57 AM
Ok, I replied here twice before and nothing. :(

01-27-2010, 09:31 AM
I quite like the first one. It has a dreamy quality to it. I also find the last one really interesting as well.

01-27-2010, 11:26 AM
The composition (lines, shapes, curves - I'm drooling :)), perspective and angle of shot 1 is fan-friggin-tastic!!:highfive:

My only nit might be the right side which to my eye is lacking in contrast and sharpness (a bit) due possibly to the orton. Still just as it is, it's extremely strong and well done. In fact, I'm nominating it.