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#1 David_MC

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 12:28 PM

Tried to pick out details in my surroundings this morning whilst on my wildlife photography walk.
 
Water and Ice
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Soapberry Tree
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Ice Patterns
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Posted 18 January 2018 - 01:50 PM

I love the third one - wonderful shapes and textures.



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Posted 18 January 2018 - 07:38 PM

I love the third one - wonderful shapes and textures.


Me too!

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 07:59 PM

Yes...and me too!!!



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Posted 19 January 2018 - 03:42 AM

No doubt that the third works best for me too David, though I do like the light and colours in the second.



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Posted 19 January 2018 - 08:52 AM

Thank you all.

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 09:27 AM

Third one !!!

Beautiful



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Posted 19 January 2018 - 10:29 AM

I love the third one - wonderful shapes and textures.

+1



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Posted 20 January 2018 - 08:02 AM

I agree with the others and will pile on my vote for #3 - though I do have a couple ideas for consideration. :)

1. Crop the sides. The brown stream bed are more distracting than beneficial in my opinion. I'd crop most of it out of the frame.
2. Lower the exposure of the ice patch in the upper right. The brightness there pulls my eye away from the star of the frame: that interesting pattern in the middle.
3. Add a radial filter or adjustment brush over the formation in the middle and raise the exposure a bit - say, .25 stops or maybe a touch more. This is the star and I'd want to immediately pull the viewer's attention there.
4. Finally, I'd play with a monochrome copy of this.
5. To really jump on the abstract bandwagon, crop the hell out of this and zoom in to just that "seashell" form of ice in the middle. Nobody would EVER figure out it was a strip of ice. :)
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