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Frozen Waves

Frozen Waves
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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Monera
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-02-06
Categories: Cacti
Camera: Olympus 740UZ
Exposure: f/7.0, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Frozen nature [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-02-07 3:38
Viewed: 3395
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
And now time for something completely different :-) I'm going to post few shots of ice and say farewell to winter in this way. I hope she'll obey :-) I'm little tired of snow and frost, forunatelly yesterday was beautiful, sunny day. Me and Joanna went to long walk. We live on suburbs so few steps ahead we have got nice mini forest, stream and big meadows. We walked via meadows but with no great 'photo' success :-) White areas and few dry, brown plants - that was all. Later we took few shoots of birches and pines in the forest. And then I walked to the stream [Joanna didn't want] and I was amazed when I saw it! It looked like made from quartz crystal with breathtaking crystal shapes and sunlight shinning through it. Great place at great time. I took about 20 or so shots which I will plan to post to TN.

Few words about technique - I used spot light metering and aimed cam to brighter parts of ice, half-pressed button and composed frame. It works if you do little PP later. On my picture there is something like noise in blue water parts. I didn't removed it. It looks like grain in an old photos and I like it :-)

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It is so beautifull !!! I love winter when everything is frozen or white. but then the sun must shine !!!

Great photo, especialy sunbeam on the ice.
I would like to make photo of ice too.. .but I could,t. I was frozen!!! Maybe next time :-)

Very nwell captured Greg. This is stunning. Good work

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  • olar Gold Star Critiquer [C: 137 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-02-07 4:45]
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Wyglada jak wirus grypy pod mikrospkopem :-)

However you did this Greg, it is very good. Is the ice sitting on the water or what? This looks superb. Well done. I'm pleased you live over there and can shoot this lovely photo...

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-02-07 5:45]

Beautiful shot Greg... it look so pretty!!! Never in my life ever see a frozen wave, this is the first time, and it look incredible beauty! The clear and sharp detail... and the little sparkles just a bonus! Great capture!

Great picture Greg.
The ice looks very clear and sharp. Very good POv and composition. You use the right technique to use the spot meter at the highlights.
I'm agree with, time to say goodbye to the winter and welcome the beautiful spring.
Very well done.

It looks like everyone agrees with me. This is a BEAUTIFUL shot! The textures are superb. A real artwork.Brilliant!

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-02-07 6:36]

Wonderful! I really like the way the sun reflects in the ice at some points, especially the bright spot in the middle. Great composition and presentation. I wish we had some more frost here in NL. It looks like spring over here.

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  • Pedda Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 1 N: 247] (1287)
  • [2005-02-07 6:40]

Steve (LordPotty) have alredy said it all. Beautiful picture that make me miss cold Sweden a little... But just a little ;-)

Its an interesting shot, Gerg. Well done on the exposure. Not only does the colours contrast but so also the state of the ice vs water.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-02-07 9:03]

Great image Grzegorz, but it's making me feel colder than i already am. Very nice picture, the lighting is great. Well done.

Grzegorz, Interesting capture. I like Gerhards "ice vs water" statement so I'll borrow it. Like the small glints of light seen along the frozen edge..I'm all for saying goodbye to old man winter..Need some bugs!!!! Well done!

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-02-07 11:07]

Very creative shot Grzegorz,
I see something in your photos and that from Joanna. The creative maybe, I don't know what exactly, but I see something, very good composition, good details, very good pof and exelent dof, very good job

A very nice post, this is just what I mean when I say you take beautie out of the most simple things. and when I say "simple" I dont really mean "simple". This one is really complex, and I mean that most people would not bother to look at this :D
About tech: Wet fungi are quite reflective, so I used to do exactly what you explain in your note to avoid overexposures. Now I just do it to look at the parameters offered by the spot metering, and keep them for manual exposure. This way you can measure light and focus in different places of the shot.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-02-08 15:03]

Grzegorz, quite a different and original shot.

At first, I didn't understand what was going on, but then things became clear.

Nice shot, pleasant note.

Hello Greg,
Very beautiful and unique shot of frozen waves. The temp must be quite low. TFS.

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