This picture was taken overlooking Ladybower reservior in the Peak District. I was drawn to how dark the water looked,the patterns of ice and ripples on the water and thought this might make a vertical composition.
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marina7 (8055) 2011-05-30 13:19
The blue gray water looks very peculiar and cold and has some intricate patterns on it - maybe these are the lines of ice that only starts to set in. The small house at the bottom gives a good sense of scale here. I think the picture lacks sharpness a little bit but it doesn't spoil the scene.
MJR (3360) 2011-05-31 4:11
Welcome back - haven't seen you about for a while. A striking, if chilly, image, which as you say gives fascinating interplay of shape and colour.
Is this a crop out of a bigger whole ? You seem to have lost some customary detail/clarity ?
Look forward to seeing more of your posts again..
sogal (1094) 2011-06-08 7:05
A beautiful photo with good colors and balanced.
Nicou (124295) 2011-06-18 5:46
quel graphsiem entre glace et neige, quel dessin cea fiat de courbes en premier plans, des éléments figés dans l'eau quelle vue plongeant slpendide.
Bravo et amitié
Longroute (19396) 2011-07-07 1:41
You are back!
(I was away too for a while...)
I do like the composition here and the combination of colours. The textures of the snow (or ice) and water are so good but it's the presence of that small cottage and the tree which give interest to the image. Also that floating thing above is a good focal point.
I'm surprised to read about your lens: 50 mm. It seemed you had used a much longer focal, and that, IMV, justified the image not being perfectly sharp. Probably with a tripod you should have obtained better result.
All the best,
willperrett (7432) 2011-11-03 13:10
I'm really drawn to this image, probably because of its near-abstract quality. It's almost monochrome, which works well. I think I might have cropped the reservoir wall off the top of the image: as you've added a frame, an extra one at the top maybe ain't necessary!