Icicles in Durham today


davidtrout

Link Posted 04/01/2010 - 17:31


I shot these in bright sunshine on my conservatory today although temperatures remained sub zero.
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Last Edited by davidtrout on 04/01/2010 - 17:37

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davidtrout

Link Posted 04/01/2010 - 17:36


Feel free to praise them to the heavens or slag them off.
david
Last Edited by davidtrout on 04/01/2010 - 17:37

Aiki

Link Posted 04/01/2010 - 17:58
You wanted to desaturate my snow pic, I tried to raise the contrast and deepness of the blue of yours
It is a play of white and blue contrast for me.
But of course matter of taste, as you said

The same with nr 3.



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davidtrout

Link Posted 04/01/2010 - 18:57
You got me there Aiki. Now I'm feeling blue.
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lonegroover

Link Posted 04/01/2010 - 19:30
I prefer the original to the saturated version. It has a sort of serenity that the latter doesn't have. The ice looks more real, as well.

snappychappy

Link Posted 04/01/2010 - 20:00
lonegroover wrote:
I prefer the original to the saturated version. It has a sort of serenity that the latter doesn't have. The ice looks more real, as well.

I agree, looks overcooked when saturation is increased.
My piccies.

CoDa

Link Posted 04/01/2010 - 20:09
I do not like the saturation, I like no.3 the best, but not sure why.

Colin
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Aiki

Link Posted 05/01/2010 - 08:50
David's is definitly more natural. For sure
Maybe I have "blue days"

Of the composition I do like also nr 3. The diagonal cloud on the background adds too.
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Thordell

Link Posted 05/01/2010 - 08:54
I agree and prefer the third shot think it is because the sky is obviously the sky and not just a blue background.
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Greytop

Link Posted 05/01/2010 - 09:16
I agree with Colin and Jackie, the third shot to me looks more balanced and natural.
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davidtrout

Link Posted 05/01/2010 - 09:53
Thanks for all your comments. The blue in No. 3 is less pronounced because of the angle at which I took the picture, I was looking more towards the sun so the intensity of the blue decreased. The blue in the other pictures, other than Aiki's modification, was natural with no extra saturation added.
I took these pictures on a K10 fitted with a manual focus Pentax A series 50mm 1.7 lens from the days when I had MX and ME super film cameras.
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davidtrout

Link Posted 06/01/2010 - 19:45


I went shooting more icicles on my conservatory roof today (Wednesday) and here's one of them. K10+A series 50mm 1.7 manual focus lens.
David
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Greytop

Link Posted 06/01/2010 - 20:30
That middle icicle is amazing, looks like it's hanging on by a thread. Impressive shot
Regards Huw

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Lennardinio

Link Posted 06/01/2010 - 21:52
Hi David, sorry for crashing in on your thread but I happened to take a couple of snaps of icicles today which were hanging outside my back door. They are nowhere near as good as yours (which are fab by the way), but I like to get feedback anyway.







Both were taken using a Tamron 70-300mm on my K-m.

Ta

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