Just a little Flakey...

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  1. Bitter Jeweler

    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Landscape images are not my strength, but I am trying.

    This image I am really happy with, and feel it has quite a bit of impact.
    Does it need the top cropped down a little?

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    #2 here could be stronger, but I am not sure how to get it there. Lose the sky and the weed on the right and crop it to put the structure in the upper left?
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    #3 is my least favorite. I find the cut off lamp post awkward. The longer exposure softens the flying snow. While it gives a little sense of speed and direction, I just don't find it as strong an element as in #1 where it gives more of a sense of quantity and presence.

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    What think you?
     
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    Nice shots! I really like 1 and 3... 1 could probably lose a bit off the top, but then you'd lose the aspect ratio... In #3 i love the icicles coming off the wharf... but see what you're saying about the lamp post... have you tried to shop it out and see how that looks?
     
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    I love #3, those ice formations are awesome. I guess I'd try to photoshop out the lampost as mJs said...
     
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    I'm new so take it for what it's worth:

    1. I really like this one but would crop about 5% off the top. Probably crop about a third of the space between the highest bird and the top of the photo.

    2. I like it but it's not my fav.

    3. I really like this one too. Too bad you didn't step back a bunch of feet so that last lamp post wasn't decapitated. You could always photoshop it out.
     
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    The photos look great!

    Things that bug me though...

    1) It seems like there is a smudged line going down through the path of the pier, it must be the wind blowing or some mist though, but I would maybe burn that a bit so it's not so noticeable maybe?

    2) I really like it with just the rocks being the bottom border (maybe photoshop the standing weed out with that)

    3) Yea the lone pole is annoying but it's a great shot, maybe just crop to the right of it?

    I really like these shots though, very soothing!
     
  6. mostly sunny

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    I love #1-
    I like #2

    How cold was it when you took these? I like the icicles in the 3rd.

    BTW-- Where were these taken?
     
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    #1 is my favorite. I like the sense of motion and I can feel the wind and cold. The birds in the sky really give me a sense of the distance and gives the shot added depth. Nice capture!

    Thanks for sharing! You had to have gotten frozen out there getting those shots.
     
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    sweet shots. #1 is my favorite!
     
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    :p loving the first one... but like everyone said, take a bit off the top. haha i really should work on my landscape photography D:

    i'm just wondering... did you shoot with a covering over your camera? i took mine out to hopefully get a few shots with the snow falling... came back with no keepers and a wet camera... D: maybe i should invest in a weather proof covering... or cut up a plastic bag.
     
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    i like #1 a lot, bitter.
    i think you should leave it as is. like keith said, the birds help the shot. i see them struggling against what seems to be a brutally cold wind.

    man im cold looking at these. brrrrrrr.

    nicely done.
     
  11. Bitter Jeweler

    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I'll post up a new crop of #1. I was mainly cropping to maintain aspect ratio. I don't know why I resist cropping as I see fit and just keep with the ratio.

    #3 I had more of it in, but the end/stairs of it weren't workin' for me so I had to crop them out...but that caused another problem, heh.


    clbd39, aw, I liked the smudged/glowy line you see. It is from the ice and the snow blowing off there. Cropping to the right of the pole in #3 will lose some of the Icicles...

    Mostly Sunny, it was 28 degrees. Taken at Edgewater Park, on Lake Erie in Clevleand Ohio.

    Keith, I was prepaired for the cold, just taking my gloves off as necessary. I was out there for my kite clubs New Year's Day Kite Fly. There is something fun anout flying kites while it's snowing...

    Patrick, no, I didn't cover the camera. I kept in in a plastic bag while adjusting to temperature changes though. Once it was cold enough, the snow pretty much just bounce off the lense and camera, which has a weather resistant body, and I believe the lens does too. I was also doing some pinhole shots that day too.

    SrBiscuit...Yay, I captured the feel!

    Thanks for the feedback. I'll go work on some re-edits.
     
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    I love the third shot and the row of lights above the railings.
     

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