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Fr÷zen Ícean II

Fr÷zen Ícean II
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Copyright: Jay Meeuwig (Shoot_Score) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 302 N: 670] (2376)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-08
Categories: Trees, Seascape, Ocean, Sky
Camera: Fuji Finepix S7000, Super -EBC Fujinon Lens Optical Zoom
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): !Lands across the ocean, !CÍLD coast [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-13 1:25
Viewed: 8640
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Water is both cold and wet.
Earth is both cold and dry.
Air is both hot and wet.
Fire is both hot and dry.

The salt water of the Atlantic Ocean that has passed Cape Roca and which has now completed half of its couterclockwise journey has made it to "Rock Cove", just below my boathouse. Some of it will "stick around" a bit as it gets immobilized. Salt water doesn't freeze that easily, but when it is sprayed on stonecold rocks it has no choice! And it was c÷ld t÷day, eh!

A previous scene features the same rock(s).

So th´s shot ´s for Alexe´, Ann´ejo, Boba´r, Ell´s, Gerr´t, Hor´a, ¤ohn, Jan´ce, L´´t, N´ek, P´blo, P´dro [ of Cabo da Roca fame ], P´tro,
R´ck, Ro´j, S´lke, Sk´j, W´llem & W´´ta and all my other fr´ends...

R´ck wants to know about the "seagull"; well it is here, st´ll st´ll as the float of a lobster-trap...

If anyone is concerned about the far shorel´ne in the d´stance ,
let me mention that the lefts´de is a lot closer than the r´ghts´de.

More Notes later...

ellis49, jhm, horia, Adanac, dew77, Alex99, coasties, Silke, TheMystic, JoseMiguel, marhowie, anniejo, loot, Aramok, scottevers7, peter_stoeckl, SkyF, mlines, Uhu, h_sedghi has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To SkyF: WintersceneShoot_Score 1 02-19 15:11
To arfer: really slippery...Shoot_Score 1 02-18 22:14
To peter_stoeckl: hot and dry fire ...Shoot_Score 1 02-17 21:57
To ellis49: Hor´´zon for Ell´´s... ;)Shoot_Score 3 02-16 19:26
To marhowie: Walrus mustache...Shoot_Score 2 02-15 08:20
To loot: So now it's become L´´t ...Shoot_Score 1 02-15 00:13
To ffrank007: Walrus mustache...Shoot_Score 1 02-14 22:36
To Adanac: Walrus mustache...Shoot_Score 1 02-14 22:24
To dew77: Walrus mustache...Shoot_Score 1 02-14 22:21
To wkshelton: Walrus mustache...Shoot_Score 1 02-14 22:19
To Alex99: Walrus mustache...Shoot_Score 1 02-14 22:18
To coasties: Walrus mustache...Shoot_Score 1 02-14 22:17
To Silke: Walrus mustache...Shoot_Score 1 02-14 22:16
To TheMystic: Walrus mustache...Shoot_Score 1 02-14 22:15
To JoseMiguel: Walrus mustache...Shoot_Score 1 02-14 22:14
To extramundi: Walrus mustache...Shoot_Score 1 02-14 22:13
To anahory: 889 PSShoot_Score 1 02-14 21:59
To anniejo: 889 PSShoot_Score 1 02-14 21:58
To livios: Ola 889Shoot_Score 1 02-14 21:58
To anniejo: Ola 889Shoot_Score 1 02-14 21:56
To anahory: 889Shoot_Score 1 02-14 21:55
To Adanac: Cool rocks...Shoot_Score 1 02-14 10:07
To whjb: Baie Dank!Shoot_Score 1 02-14 10:05
To Adanac: Rock & Roll ...Shoot_Score 1 02-13 20:39
To Adanac: Rock & Roll ...Shoot_Score 1 02-13 20:39
To Silke: Tiger crouching...Shoot_Score 1 02-13 14:08
To Alex99: Did U recognize it?Shoot_Score 1 02-13 12:54
To coasties: Did U recognize it?Shoot_Score 1 02-13 12:51
To jhm: Did U recognize it? Thanks ¤ohn ;)Shoot_Score 1 02-13 02:32
To dew77: Did U recognize it?Shoot_Score 1 02-13 02:30
To ellis49: Did U recognize it?Shoot_Score 1 02-13 02:30
To dew77: Thanx Sebnem!Shoot_Score 1 02-13 02:09
To ellis49: Hor´´zon for Ell´´s... ;)Shoot_Score 1 02-13 02:08
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Hi Jay,
thanks for this very nice picture, it's a quite well-known sight here too, take a look a my Midwinter.
It look really cold with al the ice on the rocks and still the sea is open.
Good POV and nice deep. good details and nice colours.
Only a small nit, I think the horizon slant about 1 degree.
Well done, my friend.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2007-02-13 2:11]
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Hi Jay,

A very poetic picture with the frozen big stones, the dark line of the trees in middle gives a nice contrast, the light and colour are very well.

Greetings from Belgium,

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-02-13 7:20]

Hi Jay

This is another amazing shot from you!
A very interesting phenomenon here - it must me "pretty" chilli there for the water to freeze like that on thoce big rocks :))
I really like thecomposition here again and i must say that you did something different here with the exposure (or probably only the changed POV helped mych) but you captured good definition including on the clouds and sky.
Very good work!

Bravo and TFS

Nice composition Jay !
Regards, FRANK

Hi Jay,
So you east coast dudes coat rocks in ice, well we coat our roads in ice. I like this capture very much Jay, it's very pretty and the lighting is excellent. I see my seagull ( aka float ) is in the cove. Thanks for your talents.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-02-13 8:48]
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Hello Jay,
Beautiful cold atmosphere.Well caught,framed and composed.We are living very warm winter this year.Bees and butterflies are flying all around:)Have a great day!

Hello Jay,

excllent Landscape, perfect colors Bg POV DOF perfect details very crisp nicly composed and capture photo


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-02-13 11:08]
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Hi Jay.
Bravo, my friend. I like your shot very much. Its clearness, transparency, richness of lighting and colours are simply amazing. Low POV, excellent DOF and details of whole image impress so much too. Superb done and TFS. Thanks also for note.

Hi Jay

A lovely scene enhanced by the icy rocks. Well composed with a perfect low POV. Very nice work. TFS.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-02-13 13:31]
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Fabulous capture of the icing on these rocks (better than I can do on a cake!!)
You must have had to crouch to get this POV: risky business, I'd say

Stunning portrayal of the rocks in a low pov, nicely composed within the context of the overall scene! Great detail, and proof that overcast days make for dramatic shots too!

Hi Jay,
This is a cold presentation! :-)
I think you used a very good POV to present us this arrangement of frozen sea stones.
You did it pretty well with the whites on the exposition side.
I like so much the composition made with the stone's layer, the sea, the land and the sky.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

I liked very much your Fr÷zen Ícean :)
And not only the photo, I also liked to follow the links in you instructive note.
Veru lovely exposure on the shiny surfaces, they look very vivid but natural.
Regards and TFS.

Well done Jay,
Excellent FG detail, POV, and I like the composition. Great quality, no nits here :)
Excellent note with links,
Well done & TFS.

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  • whjb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 51 W: 26 N: 172] (683)
  • [2007-02-14 8:54]
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Hi Jay,

Hoe koud kry ek nou! Good impact value with this shot. One feels the cold by just looking at this. The rocks lead into the rest of the photo leading the eye to the distant shoreline. Well done.


PS Been offline for while.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-02-14 13:01]
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Jay, composition is really great here.

Besides, excellent exposure (no overexposure at all upon the whites) and pov.

I like your note too.



Very interesting POV on this one!!! Looks
as if you were almost laying on the ground to
capture this photo.

Nice contrast, and overall a great composition!!

HI jay
great (and cold!)landscape with a outstanding composition and beautiful blue colours...a winter scene only possible in the northern latitudes ...the only ice here in Portugal is...on the refrigerator!
best regards

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-02-14 22:07]
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Hi Jay

So now it's become L´´t or am I being presumptuous? It still kicks the skaap out of Jaapkop though (chuckle).

This is a very interesting shot with the masses of ice clinging to the rocks yet the ocean is still fluid. I suppose when you guys go on an outing you donĺt need to take any ice with you for the drinks. You simply break of an icicle from the nearest rock and walla, mission accomplished. It sure looks cold though. You must remember I see this through the eyes of a Zululander who is not accustomed to anything lower than +13░C. The only ice I ever see is when I open my refrigerator. Heck, I could catch the flu just looking at your posting.

You have captured excellent details on the rocks in the foreground and the exposure was spot-on to highlight the contrasts in the dark rocks and in the bright ice. Slowly but surely this shoreline and scenery are becoming on of the best know stretches of the Nova Scotia shoreline on this site.

Well done and TFS.

PS. You kept me out of critiquing last night so this one is ▒24 hours late (chuckle).

I have never really seen anything quite like this from the ocean... Mostly when it gets really cold, I am inland and see similar smaller events on rivers, but not on salt water... and you have such a build up of ice here as well.


Hi Jay,
An excellent winter landscape composition. The use of the ice covered rocks in the foreground makes a dramatic statement about the cold. Very good detail and clarity in the scene. Having just been to south Florida where it was sunny and 80 degrees, I think I prefer there. This is very beautiful, but to cold to long. Nice work!

Hi Jay,
brrr - even earth and air look both cold and wet there.
But you got hot and dry fire in you to make that shot.
The sun is touching that chilly scenery in a very pleasant way, and it did not burn even the brightest parts of the icy rocks - thanks to your excellent handling of light.
Thanks for this great, crisp, clear and cool report from Sambro Head that is getting a well known place to me.
With best regards,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-02-18 21:39]
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Hello Jay

A beautiful shot of these frozen rocks.The lighting is very good,and the exposure is spot on.Nicely composed with rich colours.That shorelinf looks really slippery.TFS


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-02-19 8:10]
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Hello Jay,
Very nice winterscene very well captured. I love the low POV and the division of space. Colors scenery and sharpness are very nice.
Very well done.

Hello Jay,
Those pictures from you are really impressive, this is a kind of landscape that I don't see often. I like the colors, lightning, exposure and composition. Details are very good too. Well done! Thanks,

Hello Jay,
Great photo withe the frozen cliffs. The most I like the natural mood of the photo. Nice contrast!
Best wishes,

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2007-02-20 20:12]

Hi Jay. Very dramatic photo of just how cold the sea can be in Canada. It is amazing to see this detail in your fine contribution. TFS. Murray.

Hi Jay, great frozen view, splendid colors and great sky, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio

Hi Jay, one of my first dates with my wife (some time ago) was to a beach, in early March. There were no crowds, in fact there was nobody else around, and there were great natural ice sculptures, not too dissimilar to this. I didn't carry a camera back then, but if I did... The shot is a good one. You've got good detail on the rocks and ice up front with good colour. I like the texture contrast you see here between the rock and the ice.

Thanks, John

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  • Uhu (64)
  • [2007-03-11 7:40]

Byt after the darkness comes the light, isn't it? After the Winter comes the Spring, and everything becomes even more beautiful.
In the end of the tunnel there's always some light...Even if it's only a train coming at you. :)

Hi Jay,

Lovely shot, I love the way you have emphasised the DOF by using the icy rocks and yet managed to maintain a good background. Well framed too. TFS



Hello Jay
for me that live in Italy is so unusual to see the frozen sea stones. the photo is beautifulst with great contrasts between the ice, the sea and the trees on the background.
Well done

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