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Winter Ice Shelf
Posted By: navcom, 03-14-2009, 12:05 PM

Been sending this around to get peoples opinions and comments. I took it this morning just before sunrise. The sky was on's not PP...but the ND grad filter I used helped intensify it a bit by reducing the exposure on the sky. The images I took a minute before and a minute after were not near this intense, as is usually the case. I found the sweet spot.

I am thinking about post processing out the rock that is sticking up through the ice about 20m out from's kind of annoying.

I've already had one client offer to buy one (2 hours from shutter to sale...a record for me!), so I want to know if it truly is a keeper and not just the taste of one person.

Would love to hear your thoughts.

Pentax K10D
DA 16-45mm
ISO 100
1/10 sec

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03-14-2009, 12:50 PM   #2
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I quite like it. I might lighten up the foreground just a tad and I agree on the rock clone. Wonderfull shot.
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Damn that is one COOL pic, Navcom... The red sky and blue ice makes a great combo. Personally, I would probably clone out the rock too, but I wouldn't lighten the foreground up. I like it the way it is.

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Powerful photo! The bright red is almost too much for me.

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Such a crimson red in this landscape shot. Stunning!
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Naw, man, this is great! And, yeah, lose the rock.
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This is one breathtaking shot, very happy I came along the thread. I gotta try ND filters at some point.
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03-17-2009, 12:31 PM   #8
Damn Brit

That really is a neat shot, I don't mind the rock but it doesn't do anything for the picture so get rid of it if you can.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonson PL Quote
This is one breathtaking shot, very happy I came along the thread. I gotta try ND filters at some point.
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Thanks for all the great comments folks! I think I will lose the rock and and offer it for sale permanently. was taken along the western shore of Lake Pepin, which is really just a 2-mile wide part of the Mississippi River at Lake City, MN, about 70 miles south of Minneapolis/St. Paul.

We hit 60F today and yesterday! Yah!!! So this scene is history until next winter.

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