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Fresh Prints

Fresh Prints
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Copyright: Paavo Sjogard (Solkku) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 80] (830)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-02-25
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Sigma 12-24 mm EX DG / f:4.5-5.6, SanDisk Ultra II
Exposure: f/22
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 5 favs. and up, Doug's favourite landscapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-02-28 4:14
Viewed: 7386
Favorites: 9 [view]
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi everyone! Here's a shot that I took on Saturday in Pellinge (an islet outside Porvoo in Finland) at sunset. There were many prints of mice on the snow. In this shot I tried to use the prints as a lead in to the photo. PS-work: minor corrections to the photo, a bit of saturation, vignetting, dodge & burn tools and frame.

Hope you like it. Comments and critique are welcomed.


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Well done, Paavo. Great colours that induce a relaxing mood in me.

Regards, José

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-02-28 5:36]

Hi Paavo
Great stricking snowscape with mega impact. Wow, I like it.
The composition is really first class, the POV is absolutely fascinating with the "mouse" tracks, your eye just want to get lost in the vastness of the presentation, DOF is magic as the detailed focus goes on forever into the photo, and exposure & lighting is spot on. Whatever you did to it in PP that also seems to have been done to the Nth-degree.
Very good work and TFS.

Hi Paavo,
Another great capture!!
Excellent composition. The sunset is nice but what makes is special is the snow piles and the mouse tracks leading into the sunset.
TFS - Shir

Hi Paavo
Excellent shot starting with the prints and ends to this beautifull sunset.
Another title:
"Fresh prints Vs beautifull sunset"

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-02-28 5:58]

The little footsteps do draw us into the photo Paavo. What a wonderful scene. Excellent colours and details - I like this very much. Very well shown, TFS

Is that sunset really real? Marvellous work! Grey mounds covered with snow in the foreground and that amazing shade of red in the sky make this picture truly a masterpiece.

Stunning snowscape. Great colours and good PP work. Perfectly postioned and the mice prints are great, they do the job you intended perfectly.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-02-28 6:50]

Like a painting! Splendid. Magnificent landscape. Great colors and those footprints..



great athmosphere..
i like the pink-red tones in the sky
POV also superb
(U have excellent album on TN)

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-02-28 8:39]

A beautiful image Paavo,
Very well composed shot,excellent exposure and great colours.


Superb mood buid here, Paavo. You've captured some wonderful light and I love the depth of field you've chosen.

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  • olger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 0 N: 138] (744)
  • [2006-02-28 11:06]

One hell of a picture!! Well done! It is almost a sureal picture, it looks like someone has landed on a other planet, very nice captured! The composition and the light are striking!

Beautifully done! Outstanding color and composition. Excellent exposure and DOF.

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  • emmari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 0 N: 387] (3105)
  • [2006-02-28 13:09]

Une photo que j'aurais aimé faire, sincèrement!
Grande maîtrise de l'objectif grand angle, excellente composition. Dosage de la lumière parfait (je suppose l'emploi d'un filtre dégradé gris neutre pour le ciel ?).

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2006-02-28 13:17]

I love it - just wish the whole thing would show in one view though.... great colours and composition and the 'foot' prints are fantastic...

well done

Now this is a truely magic shot Paavo.... I love the low POV as it leads the eye along the path with the foot prints. The colours are magnificent. There is actually alot to take in here. Textures, shapes, colours, shadows, foot prints, clouds ........ a real visual feast! Stunning!! TFS.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-02-28 15:32]

Hi Paavo,
Stunning scene, very well exposed and captured. The vignetting works very well in this and the colours are perfect.

Breathtaking! It is simply gorgeous! What DOF, it is mind boggling! Bravo!

Stunning shot Paavo,Excellent detail in the snow,and love the little foot prints :0)

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  • mrcrow Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 98 N: 194] (3008)
  • [2006-02-28 16:56]

very professionally done and well noted as to your method...
have you put this on trekearth...its a winner
i love it..
its what photography is about...

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-02-28 23:03]

Fantastique et très originale!



WONDERFUL! I like the colors and atmosphere in this photo! Light is magic. Thanks for sharing!

An excellent composition, wonderful details, colors, POV, and exposure.

Using the tracks as a lead in was brilliant and works perfectly in this amazing shot.

Thank you for sharing it with us Paavo!

superbe cliché et belle ambiance grace a cette lumiere et a ces couleurs !

Bravo !

I'm not much of a landscape photographer, but I know an awesome picture when I see one and this is it, I like everything about it. Fantastic shot Paavo. :)

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2006-05-30 7:37]

Hello Paavo,
Wonderful photo! The coolness of the snow is so cold that even the pink of the sunset can't warm it up. The footprints are an interesting detail: I can imagine how lost one can feel in this big horizon. And very good low POV.
Really well done!

I want to move to Finland! Absolutely beautiful shot, stunning colours and composition/exposure. Beautiful - more please!

Thanks for posting,

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  • TBW Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 28 N: 200] (846)
  • [2006-12-19 14:26]

Really cool!
I like this unusual lead in! Very smart. The light on the snow is also very nice. So too the colours in the sky!

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2007-01-01 7:18]

Wow! What an excellent picture! I love it. Nothing to complain about. It looks almost surreal!


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  • irimi Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 34 W: 2 N: 49] (266)
  • [2007-04-03 11:46]

Hi Paavo,
Superb PoV and excellent composition. I loved the color of the sky. You have exposed well for the snow and the WB is spot on. Great use of that lens. Very well done.


This is truely an amazing photograph. You really seem to know what you are doing because the photo is perfect!
Awesome Job!


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  • kazan Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 35 W: 0 N: 36] (158)
  • [2009-05-18 2:50]

Paavo, excellent photo!!! Love the frame, colors and DoF but especially the 2/3 which in this case is magic!

TFS :-)

very nice shot! wow, I love it!

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