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Post by Rosie » Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:53 am

I was talking to Danet yesterday and told her about this photo which she asked me to post in this forum for everyone to see.

It was taken in Leicestershire a couple of days ago by my brother-in-law on his iphone or some such thing. I've resized it and optimised it but I think it's still not bad.

He told me it has been below freezing for over two weeks and the sun was shining brilliantly.

It definitely doesn't make me feel homesick :D

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Re: UK Winter photo

Post by Mr Smith » Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:08 am

What about this?

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Re: UK Winter photo

Post by Blue... » Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:59 am

wow.. an excellent shot rosie.. especially from a phone.. they are getting very good these days...

Mr Smith... you don't "warm" snow... you’ll lose the very essence of the subject... IMO...

although i do understand you guys would like to feel warmer ;)

you should come to australia to do that

i'll be happy to show you around any time if you ever get to my neck of the woods :D
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Re: UK Winter photo

Post by Blue... » Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:02 am

i think its a good discussion point too...

the character of the picture... should it be warm, cold, happy or sad etc...
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Post by Mr Smith » Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:18 am

Blue... wrote:Mr Smith... you don't "warm" snow... you’ll lose the very essence of the subject... IMO...
Rubbish! note the long shadows, which show it is either early morning
or late evening and not a cloud in the sky; which over here always means
a warm light, we've had some fanastic examples of it here over the last
couple of days. The snow here yesterday morning and last night appeared
to be pink, unfortunately it disappeared overnight, why would anyone want
to steal our snow?

Personally, for that type of shot I prefer black and white.

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Post by westoelad » Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:26 am

Nice photo Rosie, and from a mobile device - excellent.
It looks more like hoar frost than actual snow which means the temparature have been very low in the minusss..ssss.sssssss.
I always think of the poor horses and other beasts that have to endure this weather especialy over night.

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Re: UK Winter photo

Post by Mr Smith » Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:14 am

westoelad wrote: It looks more like hoar frost than actual snow which means the temparature have been very low in the minusss..ssss.sssssss.
It does, which means it was probably taken early morning.

I've never tried the camera on my phone, must give it a go, haven't
got a clue as to whether it's any good or not.
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Re: UK Winter photo

Post by westoelad » Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:00 pm

Blue... wrote:i think its a good discussion point too...

the character of the picture... should it be warm, cold, happy or sad etc...
Yeh, you are right Blue. A picture should have impact, that will catch the viewers eye, then atmosphere, which will draw the viewer into the picture, then you can decide how best to interpret the character of the image.
In this instance my interpretation of the picture is cold and sharp. Portraying the feeling of a very cold winter morning not long after sun rise or a day when the temperature never left the minus regions of the thermometer and the shadows are long and the sunlight dangerous and hazardous to drivers.

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Post by sherri » Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:20 pm

Whichever version-what a great photo! I enjoyed looking at it. :D
I liked seeing the road clear too as it made me feel i could even drive along it if I lived there. We are seeing a lot of photos where it is snow everywhere, even over the road, so i liked to see one where there was some contrast.
It is a scene I would like to see but i think I could find it hard to live in a place with heavy snowfalls.

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Re: UK Winter photo

Post by danet » Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:20 am

:shock: Gosh, I keep going back and forth to look at the different effects of that photo! It can be whatever you want it to be, for instance, it does look frostier and colder in Rosie's pic, it looks like a brilliant sunshine has come out and is warming up in Mr. Smiths, and in Westoelads pic looks crispier. I do like the B&W effect also, especially with the tree trunks and road so dark against the stark white snow, good contrast.

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Re: UK Winter photo

Post by Rosie » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:46 pm

I'm sorry it's taken me so long to get back and thanks for all the comments.

When I first saw your warm photo Mr. Smith it reminded me of the hawthorn bushes and that did make me a little homesick :D

When my BIL sent it to me the message said "frost on trees. Temps been below freezing for more than 2 wks now Brilliant sunshine"

I think it has lost quite a bit of it's sharpness because I resized it and optimised it, he does send me large photos.

Here it is again resized but not optimised, it's a little sharper but doesn't look near as good as the original does as the background on my computer.

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Re: UK Winter photo

Post by Mr Smith » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:57 pm

Here's the original, untouched except for a bit of sharpening.

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Re: UK Winter photo

Post by Rosie » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:58 pm

Lovely Mr. Smith that looks just about as it does on my computer =D>
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Re: UK Winter photo

Post by Rosie » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:10 pm

westoelad wrote:I always think of the poor horses and other beasts that have to endure this weather especialy over night.
That reminded me of this photo sent to me by the same person at the end of November, also taken on his iphone

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Re: UK Winter photo

Post by Blue... » Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:28 pm

Well, I've very nearly worn out my mouse as well... im afraid im just not feeling it in the warm picture Mr Smith but that is only a matter of opinion... I like the B & W .. the sharp and crisp of westoes and also the bigger picture that rosie put up as im almost in it its so big and very good in quality.. beautiful setting.. :D
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Post by Mr Smith » Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:43 pm

Blue... wrote: im afraid im just not feeling it in the warm picture Mr Smith but that is only a matter of opinion.... :D
Exactly, it would be a dull old world if everyone's tastes were the same. :wink:
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Re: UK Winter photo

Post by danet » Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:23 am

Mr Smith wrote:
Blue... wrote: im afraid im just not feeling it in the warm picture Mr Smith but that is only a matter of opinion.... :D
Exactly, it would be a dull old world if everyone's tastes were the same. :wink:
Isn't that the interesting thing about pictures and beauty in the eye of the holder (of the camera even) :D How we all see the world through the lens in a different way, hence so many wonderful pictures that tell a thousand words, many photographs taken in such a way that each of us see differently, that's what I like about seeing different photographers photographs.....all see something different in our vast world of ours......and so many photos that I see of others that teach me how to take different photos from a different perspective, and then we have photo shop and can make it all different again, almost surreal if we want to.

One of my fave enhancement tools would be the 'sharpening' one.......not that photos are dull, but somehow most photos need to have sharpening done, I was reading reviews between cameras, how Canon take softer photos, whereas Nikkon take sharper photos.

I do like the sharpening effect you did in that last photo Mr. Smith, it does look heaps better and clearer.

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Re: UK Winter photo

Post by sherri » Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:19 pm

I suppose so much comes down to personal tastes.
I was recently looking through an album of photos of Europe. My workmate and her husband took them a few months ago. They are both into photography and tend to take fascinating photos-shop windows, close ups of things, just stuff that is great but I would probably not think of myself.

She told me her criteria for a camera was she wanted wonderful colour. She bought one based on that. And that seems to be what she is getting as the photos fairly glow. She has an album of Canada/Alaska too and that is the same-the red barns and blue buildings against the grey skies are just... magical.

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Re: UK Winter photo

Post by westoelad » Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:19 pm

A possibility............perhaps not.

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Re: UK Winter photo

Post by danet » Sat Jan 01, 2011 6:49 am

:lol: =D>

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