Snow scenes

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by BBW, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus Charter Member

    Since we've been getting more than usual, I thought I'd start a thread for everyone. Constructive criticism and/or comments welcome.

    I went for a walk this morning with my dog and took quite a few photographs. Here are two. I may get around to adding some others later or to the gallery.

    I do hope others will add to the thread, too.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/otra/4362325077/" title="Christ's Church by Otra2004, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="768" alt="Christ's Church" /></a>


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  2. chalkdust

    chalkdust Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

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    Dec 29, 2009
    McKinney, Texas
    Dallas had its big snow last week, so these are a few days old.

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  3. ballfresno

    ballfresno Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 11, 2010
    West Sussex, UK
    Well, for my first post in this forum, I thought I'd post two photos I took when we got snow before and after Christmas:

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    Panasonic Lumix G1, both with the kit lens.
     
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  4. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus Charter Member

    Very nice introduction ballfresno - welcome to mu-43.com! Looking forward to seeing more of you around here.

    I'm really like that second one of yours a great deal!
     
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  5. ahuyevshi

    ahuyevshi Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 9, 2010
    Berkeley, CA
    Love the wintery wonderland feel of the first one..
     
  6. ballfresno

    ballfresno Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 11, 2010
    West Sussex, UK
    BBW & ahuyevshi, many thanks! I'm looking forward to participating in this forum, time permitting.
     
  7. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Here in the Uk I think we all thought it had gone!

    I drove 10 miles away from home today and came across this snow that had come down last night, not too much but enough to transform the landscape!

    GF1 + 20mm

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  8. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus Charter Member

    Ian, those are incredibly beautiful! I was already bowled over when I spied them in the gallery.
     
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  9. klythawk

    klythawk Mu-43 Veteran Charter Member

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    Jan 28, 2010
    Nottingham U.K.
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    Smashing shots Ian, especially the first one with the low cloud effect. :2thumbs:

    John
     
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  10. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Thank you both for the nice comments.

    The snow came as a surprise but it does provide some nice covering for the photos.
     
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  11. klythawk

    klythawk Mu-43 Veteran Charter Member

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    Not a scene but the view i got out the bedroom window this morning, wasn't expecting this. :eek:

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    G1/14-45

    John.
     
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  12. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    a mixed bag of snowy shots from this winter !
    G1 with different lenses, native and adapted.

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    Rafael​
     
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  13. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Wow Raf,

    I just love those last two images - they are full of mystery and magic.

    Did you create these in camera, or is it post processing?
     
  14. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    Very nice, John !
    So, you didn't have to do any gardening today, did you ?

    Have fun,
    Rafael
     
  15. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    thanks for your comment !

    Both images were shot with a C-mount fast normal, the Cosmicar/Pentax 25/1.4.
    This lens does not cover the whole ยต4/3 sensor, hence the darker edges.

    "The chateau" is a blend of a desaturated pic from the building, blended with a sepia-toned B/W images of the rest.

    "Late afternoon in the park" is more straightforwarded, just a little tweaking of contrast, white balance and colours. No blending here.

    Hope this helps,
    Rafael
     
  16. klythawk

    klythawk Mu-43 Veteran Charter Member

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    Jan 28, 2010
    Nottingham U.K.
    Real Name:
    John
    No Raf, not a keen gardener at the best of times, surprisingly nearly all the snow as gone now, but more expected later in the week. :frown:

    Nice to see your Chateau shot again, magic. :2thumbs:

    John.
     
  17. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Thanks Rafael,

    Very very nice images that really appeal to me.

    Looking forwards to more of a similar style.:wink: