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Ice Slide

Ice Slide
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Copyright: Paul Haynes (PaulH) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-10
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Sigma 10-20mm / F 4-5,6 DC EX HSM, UV + Circ. Polar + Cokin Grad.
Exposure: f/16, 1/13 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-01-14 3:42
Viewed: 3286
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

This was taken just a few moments before my last shot from this spot called Cadnam Pond, in the New Forest. Water seeps out from the under the ground here from this pool of water and usually flows unseen down the spongy nearby slopes of this shallow valley.
However on this ocassion with the water frozen solid, a kind of 'Ice Slide' has been created on the ground, that twists and turns its way right to the bottom...yes, i did try it out quickly and yes it was good fun :o)

shot in RAW, adjusted curves, increased saturation + 6, lightened shadows a touch, converted to JPEG, resized and sharpened.

Thanks for looking...

horia, mohaiminawang, CeltickRanger, valy67, LordPotty, SunToucher, iris, Alex99 has marked this note useful
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Hi Mate

A very interesting shot here - not ofter we see an "ice slide" on tn :)
Seriously, the subject here is very dramatic and goes well with the beautiful colors of a sunset or sunrise.
You managed to compose well here - taking advantage of the lovely reflection of the sun in the ice and the superb perspective for the forest it brings with it.
Unfortunately, i think you didn't have a whole lot of luck here with the weather...probably a bit too many clouds...but there's nothing we can do about that. However, i took the liberty in doing something about something else: i felt that the photo lacked a bit in pure blacks and so i tried to darken only the farther field and trees, without touching the rest of the scene. I posted a ws...hope you don't mind.
Anyway, very nice and original work!
Bravo and TFS

hi Paul,

i like the texture and colour of ice slide blend with dramatic cloud.I hope i can play it with this beautiful moment here and take picture of couse.TFS. Are you take your ice slide picture?may send workshop?:-)?


hi paul, what a dramatic mood! nice light and excellent pov. tfs,catia.

hello Paul
another of your beautiful Landscape photos,
the very fine POV and DOF, the weide anlge,
the warm luminosity, the sunset and the clouds
render this photo a dynamic image, TFS


...and just where was your camera whilst you were sliding down this slope????? : )

This is a stunning, unusual image. That was a profitable photo outing that day! You got some great shots. You certainly know how to find great light and use it to advantage.

Evelynn : )

amazing landscape Paul !
wonderful colours , perfect exposure and beautiful light ,
very well done!

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-01-14 14:06]

Hello Paul !
Another landscape which seems to come right out of a beautiful dream - I'm amazed ! I like the composition of the picture, but even more I like the evening light and the dramatic sky. Th landscape, so flat, has also something desolate and very beautiful. Very well done !

Super shot, I did actually see this ice slide at the pond, sadly buy the time we got there the light had gone! A stunning capture. Val

Hello Paul,
Another amazing shot from this pond with fantastic light and colours again.
I bet that slide was fun!
TFS and cheers.

Hi Paul,
Its our third anniversary on TN today. So happy 3rd to you mate!

This is a very interesting photo with tons of mood caused by the special light. Its awesome to see how rappidly a water rapid can free and turn into a natural ice slide. It must have been fun sliding down it. I think I need to visit the New Forest because I've seen so many beautiful photos from it.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2009-01-18 6:11]

Hello Paul,
The ice slides away and so does time.
You have done three years here...it was certainly great every time I saw your pictures and visited your gallery.And here is one more addition.
There is a similarity this shot bears to the posting Niek made today to mark the three years. The sun is hiddden completely in his and here too the sun hold back quite a bit....so there are promises of more to come...
Exellent PoV here and the eyes just follows the stream of ice from FG to the faraway BG.

Here is wishing you many more years of great photography and life's best moments!

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2009-01-18 13:21]

That looks awesome! :-))
I'd love to have a go on that :-D
Superb shot.
The lighting is brilliant.
Really well composed.
Excellent sharpness.

Well done,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-02-04 11:29]

Hi Paul.
I was absent and missed few your new posts. As usual I am amazed with them. Fantastic, impressive, dramatic colouiration of the image, play of lights, shadows, various shades. As usual for your pictures DOF and sharpness are the best and composition of the image is superb. Bravo and all my compliments.

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