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January 4, 2010
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NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D300S
Shutter Speed
1/10 second
Aperture
F/16.0
Focal Length
12 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Jan 4, 2010, 12:22:06 PM
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Snow at the Lagan, Minnowburn by Gerard1972 Snow at the Lagan, Minnowburn by Gerard1972
The river Lagan near Minnowburn Beeches in South Belfast, on a not-so-rare snowy morning in January. We seem to be in the grip of an unusual prolonged spell of snow and ice.

There seems to be a thin layer of snow, and the water is quite still and calm. The clouds are rather nicely shaped today too, and these are reflected pretty well.

Taken from a similar position as this scene, and with more subtle colouring and detail.

(Updated with a sharper version.)

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:iconslm0smy:
slm0smy Jan 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful!... :)
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:iconaiyoshi:
Beautiful
Lovely color.
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:icon1arcticfox:
Absolutely lovely! :-) :hug:
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:icontaffmeister:
taffmeister Jan 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful composition Gerard. Great reflections.
This is entirely subjective but I would increase the contrast slightly just to tighten the whole thing up a bit, the exposure is great and the colours are very natural looking. Lovely image.:D
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:icongerard1972:
Thank you Tony :) I'm glad you like it. I have increased the contrast of the mid-tones slightly - I'm not sure if it's really noticable, but it does improve the clarity. Thanks for the tip. (I'm also trying a new more subtle approach to post-processing now as I realise I've overdone it a bit in the past :) )
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:icontaffmeister:
taffmeister Jan 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
That gives the image more impact, the whole thing looks sharper and clearer.
I may have to get those books that you recommended in your journal though I already have dozens. I have three different ones just on Photoshop and haven't looked at any of them yet.
A lot depends on how your monitor is set up. I tend to make my images a bit on the dark side so I have the brightness of my monitor turned down to compensate for it, when it looks right on my computer I know it will look slightly brighter on most other peoples monitors.
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:icongreatbigjesse:
The colours and composition in this shot are incredible :aww:
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:icongerard1972:
Thanks very much :)
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:iconmole2k:
mole2k Jan 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic shot. There is great subtle detail.

I bet it would look as a largish print.
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