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Old Feb 6, 2007, 10:15 PM   #1
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Below zero F temperatures and very high winds created this Arctic-like site in Chicago's Montrose Harbor.


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Old Feb 7, 2007, 6:17 AM   #2
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Old Feb 7, 2007, 6:49 AM   #3
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Sorry. Couldn't help myself.

Very nice shot.

MAYBE a little too much water and not enough frozen shoreline. My eye keeps getting drawn past the right edge of the frame.
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Old Feb 7, 2007, 8:06 AM   #4
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hi,

too much of dead space,with a frozen structure pointing nowhere.Horizon dead on the center.what exactly the image wants to convey I do not know.Sorry
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I understand the point mcliuis trying to make, but I don't necessarily agree.

I spent 9 years in the Navy. I find an unobstructed horizon, whether on land or sea, intriguing, and filled with things that can't be seen.

Perhaps what you have here is two themes in conflict: the unlimited expanse of the horizon, and the cold reality of the frozen shoreline. And that conflict constitutes a third theme.

But my eye still keeps getting drawn past the right edge of the frame.
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Old Feb 7, 2007, 1:17 PM   #6
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Ouch!!!! document.write('[img]/forums/images/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]');[img]images/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

Thanks for the feedback - that's why I like this forum, how else will I learn to compose a good photo without honesty?

I cropped the image and got rid of some of the empty water (and the lonely, arctic feel).

No excuse here, but this was not an easy image to get, I was leaning over a railing (over frozen Lake Michigan - a mile from anyone other person) holding the camera with one hand and the railing with the other, and not able to see the viewfinder. At least I didn't fall in!!

Is this any better?



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Old Feb 7, 2007, 2:17 PM   #7
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I actually like the expanse of the first one better. But that's my personal opinion. I think if you could have maybe included a little of the railing or more of the land the first shoot would have felt more connected.
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I agree wtih sneezy about the wider view...It gives the viewer more clues about your subject.

Color balance seems a tad too cool and the contrast needs a bump and a lower camera position would have been more pleasing, but otherwise it is a nice shot.

You can experiment with different crops to establish what you feel will be a more effective rendering.

Thanks for sharing.

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Old Feb 7, 2007, 3:21 PM   #9
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lapstrake wrote:
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I was leaning over a railing (over frozen Lake Michigan - a mile from anyone other person) holding the camera with one hand and the railing with the other, and not able to see the viewfinder. At least I didn't fall in!!
Are you saying that you're unwilling to go back out there and take another picture, this time just a little bit more to the right? :-)
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Standing a bit more to the right is no problem --- it's standing a bit more to the left and lower that would get me into trouble!!!:G

Now.... if I could only find a Coast Guard cutter willing to take me out tomorrow....

Thanks for the advise and the new crop Rodney.


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