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Icy pond

Icy pond
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Copyright: Torbjorn Williams (TBW) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 28 N: 200] (846)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-01
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon 350D, Tamron EF 28-200mm
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/40 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-22 9:36
Viewed: 4175
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Every fall, I have to go up to the Andsfjell mountain. Up here there are photos around every corner and tree - at least thats what I tell myself when Im dragging myself out of bed in the morning!
The truth is that there are plenty of great places up there. I came over this pond, which was already frozen. I was a bit dissapointed with the dark clouds, making the usual autumn color festival a bit dark. I went down to the pond in an attempt to capture some of the contrasting light in the sky, with the broken crystallish reflection in the ice.

Levels adjustment in sky in an attempt to hinder the overexposure in the sunlit clouds.
Levels adjustment in foreground to get some detail out
Burning and dodging

Hope you like it! :)

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2006-10-22 10:23]

Hello Tornbjorn,
Interesting landscape with the clouds, mountain and the water surface. Very moody and well composed.
TFS and best greetings,

Hi Torbjorn,
It almost looks like winter has started. The reflection on the ice covered lake is really interesting. I like the way you have devided the photo into three different layers of color, with the warm colors in the FG and cool collors in the back. You might want to invest in a grad ND filter to overcome the OE in the sky. Great moody photo.

Hi Torjborn,
This is really wonderful. I like this POV, composition, DOF and those great details you caught! This sky is very nice and so is this lightning. Well done. TFS,

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2006-10-22 11:31]

Well winter is definetly on its way for you... Ice already, but I really like the picture and you have caught the atmosphere well. it shows the moody sky up really well and the detail is great.


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-10-22 11:34]

Wonderful light and a lovely composition. I love the textures and reflections on the ice covered lake



Nice pictured.

The place looks remarkable and you have captured it well.

The composition is nice, the colours are nice and it has lots of detail. IMHO writing should not be on such a good photo but rather on the frame.


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  • Valf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 66 W: 0 N: 120] (522)
  • [2006-10-22 14:03]

Hi Torbjorn,
Nice picture. Good composition, I like the sky.
Regards, Francois

Hi Torbjorn,
I like your shot so much - a wonderful view together with the dramatic sky.
A silent and peaceful atmosphere, beautiful.
Thanks and regards
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Torbjorn

I like your gallery very much! Interesting indeed.

This image is very fine. Excellent atmosphere, great perspective. Nice work my friend.

Hi Torbjorn,
Very nice landscape.Sharpness, composition, details, colours, POV are excellent.TFS.


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  • fryz Silver Star Critiquer [C: 19 W: 2 N: 3] (120)
  • [2006-10-22 17:17]

Superbe Williams
bravo pour ces lumières!!!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-10-23 2:35]

Hello Tornbjorn,
Fantastic landscape, wonderful colours and from a very nice viewpoint. Beautiful!
TFS, Ulla

Hi Torbjorn

A beautiful landscape. Nicely composed. Clear and sharp. Good quality work. TFS.

Hi Torbjorn,
A fantastic view of this lake. I like the atmosphere and the light from your picture very much. Colours are very bright and natural. Clouds are very good and helping to give the landscape that special atmosphere. Well done Torbjorn!
TFS and regards, Ruud

I love your simple composition...great foreground, mid ground and background. The sharpness, details, and colors are great. I'd take Niek's advice about the graduated neutral density filter for bright skies.


Evelynn : )

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-10-23 22:30]

Superbe composition,j'aime bien l'ambillance causé par le bel éclairage et les nuages bravo pour la composition générale et la qualité d'image.

Merci pour l'envoie!

i enjoy it,perfect view.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-01-26 11:05]
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Hi Torbjorn

I was browsing through your gallery today and i stumbled upon this one and i couldn't go without saying something about it: it's great and ORIGINAL!
This is something you don't see everyday on TN...and i like new things...especially if they turn out so good as this one! :)
The composition is simply wonderful and the relative simetry between the sky and its reflection in the icy water is outstanding.
The perspective towards the horizon is amazing and besides the beautiful dark and contrasting trees there, that mountain (partially covered by clouds) looks most impressive.
Also the green vegetation from the FG does great to brighten up the photo and also adds pretty much to the overall color palette.
The details are very neat and sharp throughout the entire frame, the exposure is impeccable and the POV is great.
Lovely vertical composition and framing.
All-in-all a fantastic photo!

Bravo and TFS

Beautiful landscape!
Great colors in the straws against the icy pond.

This is really wonderful.

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