High-key winter landscape

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Heavily manipulated in Photoshop, toned, soft focus etc. Cropped severely. Just wanted to get away from a straight monochrome shot and convey the bleak feeling of the day.
18/01/2010 - 09:49bwlchmawr
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1/320
Focal Length43mm


Link Posted 18/01/2010 - 11:38
I like the composition, but not so keen on the blown out look. I also feel there needs to be more visible detail in the trees to make the shot.
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Link Posted 18/01/2010 - 19:34
Thanks for your interest. I have got a very straight shot of this scene (unadulerated). I was just a bit bored with the way the day's pictures were coming out: all a bit similar with a solid range of tones and plenty of detail in the trees. I felt I wanted to do something that conveyed the cold, blinding light and bleakness of the scene. Not a prety,pretty snow scene at all!
Best wishes,


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