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Old Dec 1, 2010, 2:34 PM   #1
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Default Low sun at lunch time... still getting darker!!!

Well, November, December and part of January are dark months here. Lots and lots of shadows. You can see how low the sun is as I was walking back home to get lunch... It is a chore to find a photo where it is not mostly shadows. Oh, some of the baren trees in the foreground of the photo on the left, they are covered with frost and ice... that is why they look the way they do... Just trying to show the position of the sun, these photos are nothing special

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ahhhhh but the opertunities for sunset and sunrise photos i greatly increased and not an unsocialble time of the day
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I'll bet it would offer some interesting opportunities though.
BTW, just my imagination working here... the first photo would look awesome if it had just one set of footprints leading int the woods, right down the middle of the image, with no other prints showing anywhere. Would leave the viewer wondering...
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That first one definitely could have possibilities, I love the sunlight on the snow with the tree shadows. Adding the foreground doesn't add all that much except for feeling really, really cold. Guess I shouldn't mention that it got up to 22 C (72 F) today at work, should I?
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Wow...!

And I thought it was getting dark early here...

I like the one on the right best...
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That first one definitely could have possibilities, I love the sunlight on the snow with the tree shadows. Adding the foreground doesn't add all that much except for feeling really, really cold. Guess I shouldn't mention that it got up to 22 C (72 F) today at work, should I?

Thanks Harriet! We are having a warmfront at the moment, it only 14 F. I tried to minimize the foreground but using my 18-55 and shooting from the dock which you have seen many pictures of, well this is all I could. Many thanks.
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Wow...!

And I thought it was getting dark early here...

I like the one on the right best...
Thanks. I like the right one, too... but both shots were taken in very, very cold conditions... with thick gloves on and I was still cold... better pictures are to come later.
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Thanks John and John! Yes, the low sun should make for some good opportunities. Just wish I could some how get acclimated to this jok'n climate. Thanks for looking!
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not sure i could get acclimatised to that climate lol
i like my sunshine to much
but thesee are excellent photos
rather moody
i cropped the sky out of the first one to see how it looked
trying to get the attention to the light on the snow
i like GWs idea

or how about two sets going in
and one coming out
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Cheers for that Gumnut! I don't think I will ever get acclimatised to this weather either.

The first photo was taken from the dock, I sort of just clicked a few shots... it was way too cold to compose (think) properly Thanks for your idea. Also feel free to upload photo cropped etc if you an idea. All the best.
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