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Old Apr 25, 2007, 10:28 AM   #1
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I began doing what most photographers knew for decades - look closely at the little details around you instead of always looking at the big picture. Thus I found this window to the running stream beneath the ice that was around six inches in length.


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Old Apr 25, 2007, 11:58 AM   #2
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Ooh! I like it a lot. Normally, the bottom of a creek would not be too interesting but the ice crystals framing it make a fantastic photo.

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Old Apr 25, 2007, 12:32 PM   #3
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Lapstrake,

Not only do I find the ice crystals quite remarkable as a framing techniquethe light patterns on the surface of the water really complement the whole image. If those light patterns were not visible the shot would have left us wondering what's there to see.

Great job.

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Old Apr 25, 2007, 2:38 PM   #4
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I agree. Good eye!
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Old Apr 25, 2007, 6:52 PM   #5
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I agree with the other compliments - very nice shot makes a Floridian jealous, but only fora minute or two.

What would have happened with this shot if you had composed it as a horizontal? It seems to me that you would have continued the open water that is a little chopped off on the right side, and cropped out a little of the less interesting ice at the top and/or bottom.

But I am picking nits on a way cool shot. Congrats on this one. I hope it has a nice frame.
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This is awfully close to home for me! I love it... not just how it's framed but the juxtaposition of elements: ice and water, shadow and light, winter and spring.

Beautiful!
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Very nice. I also like the way the light reflects in the water below.
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Old Apr 26, 2007, 10:51 AM   #8
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beautiful shot!
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