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Wicked Dark
02-05-2010, 08:20 AM
So this year I've done some winter hiking (microspikes rock). Is it me, or does snow really add something extra interesting to river and brook photos? I mean, everyone has long exposure running water photos, but for me the snow adds an element of depth and definition that spring and fall shots lack.

A grab shot from a bridge - the Piscataquog river.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2710/4294037484_73a8d84798_b.jpg

Oh and I LOVE winter for B&W, too. The tonal range the snow affords makes it perfect. This next one almost got me tossed in the drink. Tripod and me balanced with every leg on a different surface.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4060/4233864424_8e60e0ecce_b.jpg

Tucker brook again further downstream.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2775/4166234420_db8b3bae35_b.jpg

Smart's Brook, further north -

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2719/4197908979_f846f714ae_b.jpg

Bear brook sans bear -

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2784/4236418717_cf655acc51_b.jpg

Thoughts and comments welcome.

Marko
02-05-2010, 09:26 AM
Dude, I am loving this set :highfive::highfive:

I agree with you, the snow is fab in winter photography and adds a very special dimension for those of us that are lucky enough (or cursed :)) to spend many month each year in the winter.

and you are so right...b/w is fab in the winter. My fave shots in this set are 1 and 2.

Shot 1 is a classic beauty imo. Since you asked for comments, I might burn in the sky quite a bit and I'd likely increase the blacks on the right middle side...

still, I really dig it so - Nominated.

Wicked Dark
02-05-2010, 10:55 AM
Thanks much. I used to hate winter, but not anymore now that I have plenty of stuff to do in it.

As far as the pp advice - I would take it if I had the least idea how to do that in Lightroom, the only application I use for post processing. I've already tweaked the curve elements and could probably do it more, but this satisfied me.

Oh and thanks for the nom. Who thought a newbie would be so noticed?

JAS_Photo
02-05-2010, 11:08 AM
Lovely set. Hard to pick just one as a fave. :)

Mad Aussie
02-05-2010, 01:41 PM
Some really nice stuff in there! I love the 1st, 4th and 5th ones! :)


Who thought a newbie would be so noticed?
You might be a newbie here but you aren't a newbie behind a camera ;)

Bambi
02-05-2010, 02:37 PM
this is a lovely set! well done. You are inspiring me to go out with my camera and tripod.

but then when I see the -25 windchill I rethink my position and decide I should practice my indoor lighting shots :D

Iguanasan
02-05-2010, 03:34 PM
Great set! #1 is my favourite as I've pictured it in my head but could never find the right location/weather conditions to capture it. :sad:

Wicked Dark
02-05-2010, 03:46 PM
thanks everyone. It was a blast getting all of these. I'm so bummed we haven't had a decent snow storm in a while. it's getting ugly out there.

Bambi - a tripod is just about the #1 thing you can use to improve your landscape photography, and it's absolutely necessary to get images like #2 & 3. I hand held the rest.

mbrager
02-05-2010, 05:47 PM
Thanks for sharing these. I enjoyed the first one, gorgeous black and white tones. The last one almost has a sepia quality because the water is so dark and has that brownish patch to the left bottom. Nice.

Arun Gaur
02-13-2010, 09:19 AM
First and Second Last are very nice.
Arun Gaur
Tripoila-Exploring India-Arun Gaur's Indian Landscape Images (http://tripolia-indianlandscapeimages.com)

Wicked Dark
02-13-2010, 10:22 AM
Thanks. That penulitmate one is a personal favorite. The light was so perfect to show up the snow detail and light the branches.

edG
02-15-2010, 08:12 AM
excellent shooting, so serene and well composed.:thumbup: