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Some frosty shots from today

alfpics
Posted 01/12/2016 - 22:59 Link
Thought I'd share some from this morning, all taken at Shermanbury - not in chronological order. The river is the Adur. It was cold...

Taken with K5ii and various lenses

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All C&C welcome!
Andy
1stEverPentax
Posted 01/12/2016 - 23:09 Link
Some good shots. My fave is No.2 followed by No.10. Does look very cold although at least it was sunny.

regards

Karlo
davem
Posted 01/12/2016 - 23:09 Link
love these especially the last three really give the feeling of ice!
JAK
Posted 01/12/2016 - 23:26 Link
A really well seen set there. Good stuff!
John K
McGregNi
Posted 02/12/2016 - 00:08 Link
Good to see such nice use of light and angles, and you've captured a strong sense of atmosphere in these. My favourites are 2, 5 & 9 .....

1 is lovely with its light and colour, but marred by that annoying brightening halo effect behind the tree. Its a total pain that issue, I'm think we all get it, and I don't know of any easy processing fix for it.
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Stridey
Posted 02/12/2016 - 12:20 Link
JAK wrote:
A really well seen set there. Good stuff!

+1
StephenHampshire
Posted 02/12/2016 - 14:19 Link
The last three are really good, definitely hover between abstract and botanical!
PeterE
Posted 02/12/2016 - 19:03 Link
10,11 and 12 For me , like the almost abstract feel
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MrB
Posted 02/12/2016 - 21:40 Link
All good shots, and 3, 4, and 5, are my choices - as well as being my favourites of the tree shots, I can really feel the frosty morning in those!

Cheers.
Philip
Posted 02/12/2016 - 22:36 Link
Very nice Andy... looks like you had a lovely day out... I too am a big fan of the last 3... 10 in particular...

Best
alfpics
Posted 03/12/2016 - 20:18 Link
Thanks everyone for the comments; the last three were all taken with the Tamron 90mm macro lens.

McGregNi - re the halo-effect; yes it is a pain - thankfully not too pronounced in this one.
Andy
NaimKhan
Posted 03/12/2016 - 22:23 Link
Very nice. for me the best ones are nos 2, 10 and 11.
PPG
alfpics
Posted 04/12/2016 - 09:15 Link
Thanks Naim!
Andy
McGregNi
Posted 04/12/2016 - 23:31 Link
alfpics wrote:
....McGregNi - re the halo-effect; yes it is a pain - thankfully not too pronounced in this one.

Andy, I was thinking about it again, and I need to try it on one of my images, but surely a logical processing approach to use would be a bit of Burn tool, set to Highlights ..... a sweep around the tree might just bring the brighter sky down without darkening the tree itself. The key would be to be able to blend with the surrounding sky, but I suppose it could be done.
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richandfleur
Posted 04/12/2016 - 23:41 Link
Yeah, if it's too much of an issue, you'd simply want to darken that highlight range Nigel.

That said, I really like these. I didn't think was too bad in this image, not like that HDR by product.

What I really liked about these was the minimalist treatment. I find that difficult to do. It looks really still and almost dream like, and I really liked these.

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