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Anyone get good winter ice storm pics?

Discussion in 'Through-the-Lens Club' started by sjfrellc, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. sjfrellc

    sjfrellc CLM

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    We had ice on trees for two days. I'm disappointed to not have gotten out to shoot more.

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    From last year...

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    On my way back into the house, I spotted my hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil frogs looking like they were shivering :supergrin:
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    I can't remember if it was two or three of these shots that were published last year. I think three, but I would have to dig out the magazine to make sure...

    We are expecting ice tomorrow so I might have something to play in. Yick. I would rather have fluffy snow. :)
     

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    I like all of them, particularly the second and the third. The third has great colors, but is a bit on the soft side. I still like it a lot. It feels like winter. Actually, it feels like Christmas. :)
     
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    But colors are totally different. :shocked:
     
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    Cheap Picasa tuning.
     
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    Excellent color tuning. I love it.

    Can you post that in a 1280 x 1024 size for me?

    Great wall paper.
     
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    Mr. PC,
    I sent you a PM several days ago, I believe Photobucket and Glocktalk limit the size to 1024 by 760. You can download the pic at 3000x pixels at the Picasaweb link I sent you or I can email it to you.
    Maybe someone can photoshop the stop sign and the fire hydrant out for me.
     
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    That stop sign is jarringly red in all that white and blue but I swear, I can't find the fire hydrant. Guess it is a real good thing I am not a fireman :shocked:
     
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    ;)
     
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    nothing from this season yet. it's been a 'mildly miserable' winter. ;) supposed to get 2-3 inches of snow tomorrow. maybe I'll get some shots before the football games start. ;)

    here's some from a couple years ago, taken with my little Nikon Coolpix;

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    this was from last winter. probably my favorite winter pic taken with my D50.

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    Excellent, all of them. The first one has a painting-like quality. The second has a great snow color - you can almost tell the time the photo was taken.
     
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    You can miss the games. It's only Indianapolis and Chicago.;)


    I'm curious, with the color matrix metering of the Nikon DSLRs, is there any need to overexpose to get white whites or will that wash out the highlights?



    With the old film cameras, the metering wasn't done by a computer and the rule of thumb was overexpose for white snow or sand and underexpose for dark tone scenes. Reason was the meter was reading with the assumption the the subject was neutral gray and would be fooled.

    And now that I think of it with photoshop, is worrying about the setup even relevant.

    Nipperwolf, how did you get the exif data off some of my posted pics?
    Is it embedded in the pic or is it embedded at Photobucket? If I recall correctly some viewers will show it.
     
  16. supv26

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    Those are some beautiful pics! I wish we could have had a winter like that here. So far it has been a nightmare!

    The pics I could have taken would not been of beauty or breathtaking scenery, but rather carnage and destruction. The ice here in MO destroyed trees and took down power and utility lines. Sad thing is, this is the second one of the season. The last storm put down so much ice and sleet it collapsed buildings!

    Winter can be beautiful here in Missouri but this year it had been terrible. Spring won't get here soon enough for me.
     
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    http://www.opanda.com/en/iexif/index.html

    doesn't work with all pics, though.
     
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    Thanks Nipperwolf, I just installed Opanda and it works.
    ETA:That's cool, I see the last winter pic you posted of the fir branch was shot with flash and enhanced or vivid mode. I thought the picture was exceptional for color and clarity when I first viewed it and now I know why!

    It seems that it states my pictures posted above are original photographs. It does not indicate the "tuning" (photoshopping) in Picasa.
     
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    that was from my early days with my D50. I don't use the 'vivid' mode now. I prefer to do it in PP, if needed. ;)
     
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    I'd say you'd be playing with fire overexposing for white snow. If you overexpose just a tad too much, you've got a white hole with no information in it (255,255,255). You can always fix it in postprocessing.