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Fires in the ice...
Posted By: clarenceclose, 12-27-2006, 04:36 PM

Though the day is cold, the warmth of he sun melts the snow off the corrogated metal barn roof creating ice cicles. As the sun sets it alights fires in the ice....
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12-27-2006, 06:09 PM   #2
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I like it but....

I would prefer to just see the ice, and maybe some sky, but not so much of the sun. It seems to overpower my eye when looking at the picture and I miss all the details in the ice.

That is just my opinion.

12-27-2006, 06:16 PM   #3
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Great shot Clarence, but I think I agree with Jeff, without the sun the abstract nature of the photo would stand out more, and the fiery glints would be more mysterious. Of course that may not have been what you intended....

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12-27-2006, 06:21 PM   #4
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Clarence this is a beautiful shot. I really like it the composition is great.

Good Shooting.
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I agree with Jeff, but...

Hi Clarence!

That is a beautiful, ephemeral effect you've captured and I love the way you described it.

But, as Jeff said, the sun does distract from the lovely glints. On the other hand, I think the context of what you were trying to show would be lost without the right side of the picture. Maybe if you totally desaturated that part of the photo and then decreased the intensity of the sun circle a bit?

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12-27-2006, 06:35 PM   #6
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Hi Clarence, I like this photo paying particular attention to the amorphous nature of the ice. Beautiful variation of texture and light in the ice.

The sun is in deed a bit distracting. But I did not mind it that much. A bit busy in the photo. I am not that purist btw.

Thanks for the shot!
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I think the sun works. If it werent for the sun in the picture, the glints on the ice would not be "mysterious", they would be confusing. But i am by no means a photo critic and i know probably less than all of you about composition.

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Thank you all for your comments.

I will have to play a bit, may attempt the selective desaturation just to see if it makes the picture. Thanks for the ideas.

This was one of those shots where it pays to take the camera with you where ever you go, even to the barn to feed morning or evening. (Best lights of the day).
12-28-2006, 06:13 AM   #9
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Clarence I really like this shot and not to beat the preverbial dead horse but, play with this shot and a different crop and it will be a big winner. Nice work. That shot could have a been a great What is This .
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Good shot Clarence, it takes a good eye to catch (or see) a shot like that. Now if you could get a shot of it on fire and melting that would make a good 1st spring shot...

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