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Old Dec 27, 2010, 11:11 AM   #1
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Default Frozen Stream on Slaughter Road

I was googling for "Topaz" trying to provide links for a friend and found two of my photos posted here at steves-digicams at this website:

http://www.photoshopsupport.com/tool...ns-bundle.html

They're the photos of a country road with a barn in the distance.

I thought at first they stole them but found that they actually provided links to the thread I started here. Cool. So I thought, hey, if they think my photos are good then I had-to-had-to-had-to go back to Slaughter Road and take more pics.

So I did and found the stream frozen.

#1) Frozen stream on Slaughter Road.


#2) Winter sunrise on Slaughter Road.


#3) Barn on Slaughter Road.


We had a snowstorm last night. I might to take pictures of Slaughter Road again this time covered in snow. As it is a dirt road, I'll have to see passable the road is.

Thank you for looking. C&C welcome.
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Old Dec 27, 2010, 12:33 PM   #2
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Pretty damn gorgeous VV ! I think #1 needs straightening a fraction - Seems to slant to the right ?
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Old Dec 27, 2010, 12:50 PM   #3
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Nice work, VV...!

That's pretty cool actually that they used your images and linked
to your thread to show more examples... That says something abouut
how skilled you are at this...
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Old Dec 27, 2010, 1:18 PM   #4
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Thats absolutely beautiful.

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Old Dec 27, 2010, 8:54 PM   #5
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Thanks, all, for the compliments.

Yes, Frogfish, I agree I think #1 needs horizon alignment. I was doing that but had difficulty then I guess I forgot to work on it some more on my last edit.

I went back today at around 20 minutes before sunset. I didn't find the scenery that compelling -- it was just mostly white -- but I took these two shots anyway.

#4) Taken from Stage Road before the turn to Slaughter Road in Middletown, NY.


#5) Frozen stream on Slaughter Road. The setting sun is behind me but was behind thick clouds and so didn't light up the scene. I was hoping for some orange glow.
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VV Loving the barn shot. I agree it would look more quaint with a deep snow fall. As far as the slant in the first pic, I don't see it. I would assume since water runs downhill that the rolling meadow is slanted naturally to the right of the frame so in my opinion I would not change it. Cheers Frank
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Irrestible title, dismantling pictures. Great photography. Thank you

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Your early morning ventures are much appreciated. Great shots.
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I agree with everyone else. Wonderful shots. I love the rich colors.
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Thank you, all.

Frank, I remember there were several to choose from to level the horizon in #1 -- a road (near the horizon), the horizon, the stream, and even the clouds. It was kind of tricky.

Torgny, I don't know why it's called "Slaughter Road". Besides what I think is an urban legend, there isn't any farm slaughterhouse there that I could see. A big harness racing track (more like practice track as there are no stands for people to watch) is the only establishment there. To me, it's my favorite spot for taking pictures of sunrises in a country setting.

Paul, I'm beginning to love shooting early in the morning because no one's around. Besides, getting up early seems to be a positive trait that many recognize so I'm hoping I am more admired than despised when I take pictures of sunrises on private property.

smac, the snowscapes in #4 and #5 came out mostly blue I suppose because of my polarizing filter. Photoshop made them more natural-looking.

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