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Copyright: Karan Little (hester) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2007-01-27
Categories: River
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Canon 100mm 2.8 Macro
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-30 14:24
Viewed: 2985
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have been posting lots of pictures taken on my zoom lens so I decided on a change today and to look at the smaller side of nature. I took this one early cold morning at the local lake. This is just the formations in the ice where the lake had partially frozen

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bonjour karan
c'est vraiment du tres petit!!
j'aime particulierement la vignette en bas a droite.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-01-30 14:32]

Hello Karan,
It's an excellent composition of ice close-ups. Very nice, original idea - not seen a lot on TN!
B&W works perfect here!
Best greetings,

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-01-30 14:53]

Hi Karan,

A different,but nice composition,well captured and the b&w fits well in the images,



Hi Karan,

Attractive B&W composition...Nicely chosen images, I liked the ones on the upper left and down right most...

Well done & TFS.

C'est magnifiquement bien vu, bien composé, cohérent et maitrisé. L'idée est excellente et la mise en oeuvre très réussie. Bravo.

Something a bit different--thats nice to see--well done!

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-01-30 16:20]

Hello Karan,
This is really interesting. Each of the ice formations have really interesting geometric shapes. It is also a good idea to present them in BW. Good contrast and details. TFS

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-01-30 16:56]

Hi Karan

What an interesting, refreshing and abstract post!
I really like it!
The composition here with the diagonal simetry is great and it love all those geometrical features in the photos.
The details are great allover and the BG sure makes them even more abstract...in the good sense of the word.
Very beautiful work!

Bravo and TFS

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-01-30 18:08]

Extraña y bella presentación Karan de estas inusuales estructuras creadas por la naturaleza.
Acertada elección del blanco y negro para su puesta en escena.

Strange and beautiful presentation Karan of these unusual structures created by the nature.
Correct election of the black and white for their staging.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-01-30 18:33]

Hola Karan.- Unas fotos de cristales de hielo muy interesantes. Muy buen Macro y algo muy apropiado para esta temporada invernal. Saludos Luis52.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-01-31 3:27]

Hi Hester,
Very beautiful assemblage of different geometrical forms, round and linear ones.Your display is excellent.Very good choice also to present the picture in B/W. The shapes appear more graphical.Nature has imagination without limits.
Best regards

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-01-31 3:44]

Hi Karan.
I like the mathematics and geometry too. But I more like the creative people.
You have demonstrated creative approach and nice result of it. Your work with macro lens and light is excellent. Exposure, details, contrast and composition are perfect too. I like your research collage. My compliments and TFS.

Hi Karan,
First when i saw this pic in thumbnail, i thought What the hell is this??????. After reading your note, i applaud for your eyes. What a capture.Nature really teaches a lot.And we should always look to learn. Full marks to your curious eyes. Thanks for sharing this wonderfull shot.


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-01-31 6:03]

Hello Karan,
Unusual and interesting post.All frames are crisp clear and well detailed.Excellent presentation!


The B&W has worked really well here. I think I like the bottom left one the most.
How are you finding the macro lens? It will probably be the next lens I buy and I'm curious...

Anyway, nicely done and great compilation.

Hi Karan
Very interesting idea and perfect realisation. My favorite is in down right corner.
Very best wishes

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2007-01-31 12:50]

Hi Karan,
Another beautiful collage from you.
Really nice formations of the ice on the lake.
Nice job.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-01-31 16:23]

Hi Karan,
Cold and beuatiful images. B&W is a very good option. I like specially down-right crystals.
José M.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-01-31 17:09]

Hello Hester,
a very nice collage with very interesting shots. The details in the ice is amazing. Very well seen and captured. Great POV and sharpness.

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-01-31 17:24]

Very interesting concept Karan. I admire your creativity. Circular and polygonal geometries... B&W presentation is nice.
Best wishes,

Hello Karan,
This is very interesting and beautiful. Good use of black and white. Those details are really amazing. Di you used a telescope, lol? Like Laurent, I especially like the picture on the down corner right. This is original and very well done! Thanks,

Hi Karan,
All you macro works have such a great intimate feeling to it. It just makes me look at it for several times, just to see the beauty nature can create and you are able to capture. The B/W conversion really worked perfectly. My fav....the one at the bottom right. The shapes and light are awesome.

:) tomorrow

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-02-03 19:11]

Hola Karan, bellos detalles y magnífico trabajo, bonito trabajo y singular presentación... saludos

Nice collection Karan the crystalised ice is superb nice and sharp. Good contrast tfs rgds Necip


I just love this collage effect. Each shot compliments the other and B&W is definately a good choice.
I've done a few abstract shots and on their own look kind of out of place.
I've got to learn to 'shop then I guess the world will be my lobster.


This is a really nice presentation Karan. B & W works perfectly here and you manage a great value range. The patterns are wonderful and exposure and sharpness are right on.

Evelynn : )

Hi Karan,
Very creative and original post. I like the 4-image composition and the B&W choice.
Excellent work and TFS, Shir

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