Cold Wait
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It's been years since I've seen Lake Erie this frozen over and the day I was out was the coldest yet.
· Date: Tue 12-February-2008 · Views: 27593 · Filesize: 97.4KB, 175.7KB · Dimensions: 1000 x 667 ·
Rating: ********** 9.67
Keywords: winter,ice,tree,lake erie,
Camera: D80
Lens and Filters: Tamron SP 20-40
Film and/or ISO: 400
Aperture: f/9
Shutterspeed: 1/160
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Location: Toronto ON CA
Posts: 26
Wed 13-February-2008 05:11

I really like this shot. I like the way you have isolated the tree and the texture of the ice. Nicely done.

Location: NC US
Posts: 195
Wed 13-February-2008 08:41

A real keeper DebraLee! Hope you have a large print of this hanging in your house somewhere. It's great!

Sunset Beach, NC

Location: US
Posts: 4
Wed 13-February-2008 12:55

Skori, what a beautiful capture. Perfect exposure and composition. Great work.


Location: Paris FR
Posts: 5,525
Sun 11-May-2008 04:00

Quite surreal and extraordinary picture :-)

Location: Columbia SC US
Posts: 2,419
Thu 15-May-2008 02:01

Location: York PA US
Posts: 103
Fri 16-May-2008 05:52

It feels cold, yet peaceful. It reflects the harsh winter but with the promise of sunshine in the future. A lovely and meaningful photo.

Location: Bahía de Banderas NA MX
Posts: 270
Tue 27-May-2008 12:34

Very nice capture!

Light Effect 2414

Winner of a Best of Nikonians Annual Photo Contest

Location: Edinburg NY US
Posts: 10
Fri 30-May-2008 12:38

This is an excellent piece of art... very well done! It says a lot!
Al Simoncelli
Location: Las Vegas NV US
Posts: 30
Fri 30-May-2008 02:23

Splendid. Excellent balance between sky and tree with ice texture and lighting.
Location: Marietta GA US
Posts: 15
Fri 30-May-2008 06:22

I love the color. It definitely looks cold, very lonely too.
Location: Kanab UT US
Tue 13-January-2009 10:39 Rating: 9 

The break in the clouds allowed light to bathe the fractured ice in a cool blue which also enhanced the barren tree. But it also produced a hot spot in the image which is distracting to the overall tone of the scene. Scroll down to about the top of the tree to cut out the hot spot and you decide.
Location: England UK
Fri 30-January-2009 01:24

Know what packrat means about the hot spot, but really in this case it adds to the image. Really like this
Location: NJ US
Posts: 11,613
Fri 06-March-2009 02:38 Rating: 10 

Superb Image and Worthy Winner of the Nikonians 2008 Contest

Location: Cebu PH
Posts: 15
Sun 08-March-2009 11:01

Congratulations Smile

Location: Hitchin England UK
Posts: 44
Mon 09-March-2009 02:30

I'd be happy to hang that one on the wall. Perfect.
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