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author Sergei Samus (Serega to friends)
     
subjectNature
title last light
date4/3/2005 1:31:36 AM
detailsFinland
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blinks: 138.89score: 8.955voted: 47

rank: 1245comments: 49viewed: 7380
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1 Alon   (4/3/2005 3:09:36 AM)
Great composition and colors, very interesting shot! Excelent!
Regards,
Alon
2 Lukrecja (Joanna Kilen-Redesiuk)   (4/3/2005 3:10:43 AM)
very good
3 Fred Vnoucek   (4/3/2005 3:31:52 AM)
Sergei I am not sure about that. Maybe I wish more light in the foreground, on the other hand it is somehow what makes the impact, to have the shadow zone ... what makes the aura a great deal. Allover I can say: very good but stuff to discuss!
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4 Petur (Klettur Einarsson)   (4/3/2005 4:40:51 AM)
Very good view. Beautiful ligth.
5 Guilherme Limas   (4/3/2005 6:39:31 AM)
Wonderfull...
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6 Sergei Samus (Serega to friends)     (4/3/2005 6:52:14 AM)
thanks everyone
#3 Fred Vnoucek: I am always happy to discuss stuff ;o)
7 MJFerron   (4/3/2005 7:00:53 AM)
These snow encrusted trees make very interesting subjects. They almost look like humans in mourning.
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8 gerald johnson   (4/3/2005 7:06:27 AM)
Gonna have to agree with #3, need more light in the fg. looks very cold............gerald
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9 Sergei Samus (Serega to friends)     (4/3/2005 7:06:38 AM)
#7 MJFerron(M J): or maybe like giant prawns ;o)
10 Sergei Samus (Serega to friends)     (4/3/2005 7:13:20 AM)
#8 gerald johnson: to me it's a matter of taste and ... quality of your display ;o). On my other display the image looks darker. I've also sent a lighter fg version of a similar theme a couple of days ago, so the darker one is very intentional. I prefer this one, but it is certainly very useful to know your opinions guys.
11 Jouko   (4/3/2005 7:54:16 AM)
Looks good on my old monitor...
FABULOUS SHOT AGAIN, Sergei!
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12 Mario Studer   (4/3/2005 8:39:30 AM)
Superb light
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13 Baku (Marcin Nawrocki)   (4/3/2005 8:55:18 AM)
beautifull!@!!!!
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14 DeCastro   (4/3/2005 9:39:30 AM)
Great composition and colors
15 steve sharpe   (4/3/2005 10:00:48 AM)
Great light and composition. The dying sun peaking through the trees makes this shot for me.
16 Igor L. (Igor Laptev)   (4/3/2005 11:00:25 AM)
Beautiful shot!
17 Arne   (4/3/2005 11:07:36 AM)
Excellent..
18 Brian Watters   (4/3/2005 12:17:49 PM)
#3 Fred Vnoucek:
#8 Gerald Johnson: I'm no "Pro", but I know what I like. I'll have to disagree with more light in the foreground, (for my tastes), to me the lighting is what sets this scene off and makes it stand out as an impressionable image. There's nothing wrong with it looking "very cold", which the books tell us "Blue" color temperature is supposed to do. Though I don't really get that "Cold" feeling, except from recalling that "Blue = Cold". I think intensity of the reds in the foreground lighting balance that well enough to eliminate the "Cold". Also, with the darkness of the blue and reds with no obvious jagged color separations or other digital artifacts, this capture which might otherwise have been a nightmare to process has come through the process extremely well in my opinion.
Excellent capture!
Brian
19 Fred Vnoucek   (4/3/2005 12:28:03 PM)
6/ sergei: what do you think yourself? would you wish less shadow in the foreground or like it as it is?
20 Dwight (Have I died and gone to heaven?)   (4/3/2005 12:29:48 PM)
The shapes and patterns here are really quite wonderful ... so organic even though covered with snow. Beyond finding the abstract composition and colors very appealing and the photojournalism/documentary of the snow covered trees impressive, what I love is the stimulation to my imagination! I see a family of 'things' all bowing to their right, or perhaps a set of slugs/inchworms crawling together in unison, with other families in the background. Perhaps it is even the droppings of some large animal. Lots and lots of 'material to discuss here' no doubt.
21 Olivier Deme   (4/3/2005 12:30:52 PM)
I personally like this photo the way it is. I think the exposure is just right and the lack of light in the foreground has revealed these beautiful blues.
I wonder if an even lower viewpoint would have emphasized further the beautiful texture of the snow.
Composition: 9. Technique: 10. Originality: 8. Impact: 8. Overall: 8.75.
22 Sergei Samus (Serega to friends)     (4/3/2005 12:33:52 PM)
#19 Fred Vnoucek: please see #10
23 Sergei Samus (Serega to friends)     (4/3/2005 12:36:44 PM)
Thanks everyone for your great comments and a very interesting discussion.
#21 Olivier Deme: maybe I'll try next time the lower position ;o)
24 Itsme (John Hoang)   (4/3/2005 1:26:07 PM)
No matter what people say, it definitely is a beautiful landscape, to me! Thanks for sharing.
25 Larry Korhnak   (4/3/2005 1:26:20 PM)
"[consider] ... the view now held by most physicists, namely that the sun with all the planets will in time grow too cold for life, unless indeed some great body dashes into the sun and thus gives it fresh life--believing as I do that man in the distant future will be a far more perfect creature than he now is, it is an intolerable thought that he and all the other sentient beings are doomed to complete annihilation after such long-continued slow progress." Charles Darwin on the Death of Heat (Great photo!)
26 Greg (Greg Governale)   (4/3/2005 1:44:24 PM)
On my screen it looks great!!!!Wonderful details and texture! The light is very, very good! The comp works and the exposure is also very good. Greg Governale
27 Arthur Ankh   (4/3/2005 2:06:26 PM)
I also like it as it is! Love the tree sculptures! Very well done!
28 ulol   (4/3/2005 2:26:21 PM)
another good snow presentation dude! perfect amount of light to emphasis the natural sculptures.keep warm dude!
29 Safety*Bob   (4/3/2005 2:37:04 PM)
great colours
30 FrankT ( pot'hbe'chug yay qa)   (4/3/2005 2:59:11 PM)
Good shot Sergei,
"last light" isn't that something like sunset?
31 joe bellantoni   (4/3/2005 3:05:16 PM)
I looked at both and find this one on my monitor to be much more dramatic and intreging.The blue color with the firey red compliment eachother better IMO the shapes are pleasing and interesting in both but I prefer this version.
32 Sergio Pessolano   (4/3/2005 5:50:11 PM)
Great image. Surreal landscape and lighting. I like especially the orange spots on the snow. Sorry, I can't vote (9.3)
33 Corry   (4/3/2005 6:15:12 PM)
Very interesting fo me - especially after our discussion yesterday! What I like most is the red reflection of the sun in the foreground. What I don't love so very much is that there are too many of the bows. I think it would have been more impressive with less bows. Nevertheless a very good photograph!
34 Brian Watters   (4/3/2005 6:44:46 PM)
Wow! Just looking at the number of comments this and your other images get compared to the image to the left and right of this on in Streamline. Ever wonder if it has anything to do with you being the boss? :)
I wonder if you did an experiment like Stephen king did, and load some photos under a different name, if your images would get the same attention they deserve from the same people. :) Wouldn't you lie to find out?
GRIN.
Brian
35 Sergei Samus (Serega to friends)     (4/3/2005 6:56:00 PM)
#34 Brian Watters: maybe this time it has something to do with the image ;o). Just click on my green icon and see that this much comments don't happen to me every day. I get my fair share of 7s and even 6s too.
And I very much hope that because of my judging principles and by current crazy standards being a low scorer (I stubbornly stick to the pb scores scale ;o) ) I often get judged more strictly than a lot of other Blinkers.
And I don't have to lie, I just can send photos anonymously, same as everyone else.
Btw, what did you think about the photo?
36 Brian Watters   (4/3/2005 7:12:58 PM)
#35 Sergei Samus(Serega to friends): See my comment #18 :). I really like it. Please don't take my comment the wrong way, I wasn't meaning to bring scores into the fray, I try not to look at names when I look at photos until after I've left my comments, (just because cliché attention really bothers me, especially in peer voting arenas).
The reason I mentioned the number of comments was because after leaving my comment, in which I disagreed with two other members who thought nature should be changed and more light should be brought into the foreground, I clicked on the box to be notified on "incoming comments", just in case there was a rebuttal, so I wouldn't miss the fun.
After getting back from town, I checked my email to find lot's of replies.
I thought this seemed odd, as I think the average person gets between 0 and 6 comments, and maybe 4 votes (high or low doesn't matter).
I think this is a very good photo, but noticed another very good photo "The keeper" ImageID=142499 just to the right of this one in Streamline, has a lot less activity, comment and voting wise associated to it. Isn't that odd?
Submitting images anonymously I think goes against the photographer, as people in general are a mistrustful bunch in the artistic world not wanting to commit their votes or names to the unknown.
Brian
37 Sergei Samus (Serega to friends)     (4/3/2005 7:23:16 PM)
#36 Brian Watters: Ooops! Sorry Brian, but you'll probably understand me, I first answered a comment (thanks to the automatic answering labeling) and then saw who the commentor was ;o)))
And thank you for your comment very much.
Regarding this one, I've sent similar one before without any sort of such response, Tania also sent another one taken in the same location, it did very well but didn't collect that many opinions. Who knows, what the real reason is. Maybe TV programs are not good today or maybe I was arguing too much yesterday ;o).
You can always cancel anonymity of the image at any stage so it is not technically a nameless photo because the author is still in charge.
38 Brian Watters   (4/3/2005 7:58:56 PM)
#37 Sergei Samus(Serega to friends): Good points, who really knows what get's folks talking and voting? :)))
39 Hani   (4/3/2005 8:43:03 PM)
Very nice!
40 LindaY (Linda Y)   (4/3/2005 9:57:51 PM)
Very beautiful light for this one, Sergei! The trees that are bent over from the weight of the snow have a strangely human characteristic. The color of the sky and the snow tells me that this is taken at a high latitude location without even reading your notes. I like the foreground the way that it is. There is enough light so that the viewer can see some of the textures in the foreground snow. Also the areas with the glow from the late day sunlight here and here and here would not have as much impact if the foreground were lighter. Very nice.
41 archera (Roland DiSabatino)   (4/3/2005 10:18:12 PM)
Sergei ... The Yellow/Orange and Blue Violet of the foreground are complimentary colors and to find this super light at the moment you did really shows off how smart Mother Nature can be. If this were mind, I wouldm't change a thing, and I'd be delighted! :O))
42 Andrei Sliva   (4/4/2005 2:16:12 AM)
A winter fairytale!
43 cARTerART (Claire Carter)   (4/4/2005 5:09:47 AM)
You've transported me to another world with this -
44 WalterL   (4/4/2005 12:24:44 PM)
wonderful clours in a super composition
45 George Oze   (4/4/2005 6:16:03 PM)
Very interesting shot with the trees leaning from the weight of the snow. backlight adds drama and color.
46 ckldybr (A perfect photo is just a click away)   (4/4/2005 10:28:24 PM)
What stand out for me in this image, is this. It's the eye of winter! I also like the light and the way it seems to dance in the snow. Brian brings up an interesting point. I think the voting and commenting goes both ways for the boss. Extremes on both ends. But an excellent image always stands out. Take care. Barb.
47 CherylB (I only lie when I do not like your pic)   (4/5/2005 8:04:43 AM)
very nice! looking long at it I can see another photo with just the 3 arching trees and light...a closer-up look sorta..did you take one?

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