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Copyright: Werner Dirla (werdir) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-02-13
Categories: Nature, Macro
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4300
Exposure: f/13.4
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-15 4:06
Viewed: 1465
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
As the mounds of shoveled snow melt, delicate wisps form that are easily ovelooked. Their patterns and fragile texture are beautiful.

I used the color curves tool to increase definition, applied USM and added a touch of blue tint.

Thanks for viewing and have a great day!

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Hi Werner
What a great texture have the snow in your capture!
I like the light.

Hi Werner - If you've got a lot of snow, use it! Interesting study and nice snowy textures. Looks like you're ready to make a snowcone!
Have a great Presidents' Day!

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2010-02-15 5:31]

Hi Werner

I'm more concerned about where I put my feet in the ice, when walking, than texture. An overweight Aussie politician slipped over in Washingtom DC, the other day (Kim Beasley). But at least I can see my toes, so can't complain. I like the blue, monochromatic color tints here. Tfs!

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2010-02-15 5:33]

Hi Werner,
And from the thumbnail, this looks like clouds. You've chosen a very difficult subject to photograph and managed it nicely. Good strong texture - nice crystal formation and a well chosen hue. Nice lighting. Stay WARM ! Julie

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2010-02-15 7:16]


Fantastique détail, ce bleu et blanc, les belles formes de la neige, mangigique détail et image.

Bravo et amitié


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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2010-02-15 8:56]

HI Werner, I didn´t know, thar snow can look so beautifully:-)). Very great photo and perfectly composed.
Regards Rose

Hello Werner,

Beautiful idea and excellent realization.
Nice texture with great sharpness, light and lovely blue colors tones.

Best regards,

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 1845] (8705)
  • [2010-02-15 9:02]

Hi Werener,
very interesting this composition.
Excellent playing, congratulations.
Many regards,

I thought these were clouds in the thumbnail!
Now the interesting difference between where you live and where I live, is that your snow starts to melt shortly after it arrives. Here, we know it's not going anywhere until the spring thaw!
Nice textures and colors here. Have a nice day. Holiday day here, so no work today.

Hello Werner,
In thumb nail it looks as its clouds,the delicate formation in result of melting snow really created a beautiful textures,while you did a better job applying some curves and blue tint to give more details and a sense of chill weather,beautiful shot out of a simple composition,well done.

Hello Werner,

Spécial blanc pour cette image, c'est superbe avec cette texture bleutée
et brillante comme des poussières d'argent.
Belle idée et couleurs.
Bonne semaine, amicalement.

Hey Werner!

It's late for me. I just got up from a nap. I was beat....a busy day on two hours sleep. I'm too old for this.

You do the best job at avoiding OE as anyone I've seen. It's the first all snow macro that I've seen. :)

I like the way you describe this snow fragile and beautiful. Can you think of anything that is fragile and not so beautiful....besides me? :)

...and this is with your P&S Nikon. Nikon...gotta love 'em.

Very nice detail and lighting!

I hope you have a good week off!


Hola Werner
Original primer plano de esta nieve que como dices es muy bella y muy fragil , una composicion muy interesante , felicidades
Buen trabajo
un saludo

  • MARINER Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 512 W: 70 N: 934] (3533)
  • [2010-02-16 4:37]

Hello dear Werner!

It is an artistic shot. Nice thought as it is forming a beautiful texture. The shot is good with respect to the light and white color balanced!

TFS, indeed nice POV!

Best Regards,

Hello Werner! Fantastic idea. Original minimal shot. Superb contrast and sharpness. Very fine texture. Original frame. Good work. Well done!

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