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horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
Something a bit different from Austria this time...
One day, i decided not to go with my friends on tops of ski slopes and shoot general wide vistas, but rather walk around the village where we stayed and look for simple elements.
After hiking a little while on the banks of river, i ended up in a narrow section where the water and the frozen ice made a natural maze for the waterflow and that captured my attention. In some places, the height of the ice and snow was about 1 meter...which looked impressive :)
Here, i used my Hoya 8 stops full ND filter to snow the shutter speed and blur the water more to emphasize the motion that contrasts the frozen surroundings.

Hope you'll like it and thanks for visiting.
www.horia-bogdan.com.

I've entered a photo bag design challenge recently and i could use your help. It turn out that the first 250 best rated designs go through the next round so if you have an extra 2 minutes, i'd really appreciate it.
Here is mine.


EXIF data :
Camera: Canon 400D
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro
Filters: Hoya 72mm full ND8
Focal Length: 57mm
Shutter Speed: 1/2 sec.
Metering Mode: Pattern metering
Exposure Bias: 0
F-Stop: f/16
ISO: 200
Flash: No
Support: tripod
TOD: about 2 PM
Weather conditions: overcast

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horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
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Edited by:Vinster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 91 W: 5 N: 185] (789)

I have used the Shadows/Highlights function in Photoshop to take the edge off the brightness of the snow - not by much, but enough to bring out a little more detail and contrast in the brighter areas.