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Old Dec 1, 2005, 3:54 AM   #1
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I went outside last night to check if my driveway needed some more showeling when I noticed it was quite beautiful outside. So I went inside and got my camera and tripod and started shooting. This is one of my favorites from the bunch.

The image has been cut a bit.

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Nikon D50
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Old Dec 1, 2005, 1:03 PM   #2
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Nice shot MrWalker. i love the colors you have here and i think they flow into each other very nicely. maybe bumping up the saturation would display these better, especially the sort of green shade near the middle of the photo. i think it might need some more contrast and a little sharpening as well. the tip of the tree is cut off, i'm not sure this is a real problem but seeing it whole might add to the photo. thanks for sharing. if you edit it i'd like to see the results.



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Old Dec 1, 2005, 1:28 PM   #3
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Thank you for the tips.
The top of the tree is sadly missing in the original too, I cut off the bottom and a little from the left side. You will understand why if you look at the original.

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http://koti.mbnet.fi/mrwalker/Snow1_large.jpg


I might try to change those settings you suggested, but I'm still not that good at manipulating the colors and such yet.
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Old Dec 1, 2005, 1:43 PM   #4
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The composition and colors are excellent - both grade from bottom left to top right and create a very pleasing look. Just as a guess, I would say that there is sodium vapor lighting on one side, and mercury vapor lamp on the other. You don't mention shutter speed, but I would guess a couple seconds?

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The composition and colors are excellent - both grade from bottom left to top right and create a very pleasing look. Just as a guess, I would say that there is sodium vapor lighting on one side, and mercury vapor lamp on the other. You don't mention shutter speed, but I would guess a couple seconds?

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Thank you.

Have no idea what kind of lights they are.

Sorry, I forgot to put in the shutterspeed, it was 13s.
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I don't much about snow but i think you did well on this one cept for the top of one of the trees that is missing. Try and crank up the saturation. Might be interesing.
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I remembered wrong, I had the whole tree in the original.

Here's an edited version, bumped up the saturation and sharpened it a bit.


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nice. i like this one more than the original. i'd like to see some more of these snowy photos, i'm certainly not getting any snow here! yet at least...



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I have more of them in another thread if you would like to see.

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...amp;forum_id=8
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Whoa, that's an awesome photo. You really got a surreal effect, and I suppose that's the reason i like the original better than the edited one, because in the original i know that that's how it was, and in the edited one the saturation is too high for me to 'believe' this photo.
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