Wednesday, March 14, 2007

ON FROZEN POND

I took this picture of Becca on the pond in early February when the Cattail Marsh pond was frozen over.  The brightness of the snow and ice threw my manual settings way off... something I really need to start checking before hand, but even after the proper adjustments were made I found that I liked the washed out version much better.

Now, one month later and 40 degrees warmer, the pond is already thawing and getting ready for the spring community.  The ducks and geese are returning by the flock.  It will only be a matter of time before the babies start making their appearance.  I love the springtime.

11 comments:

lazarai said...

What an excellent shot, Dorn!! And I LOVE the special effects....hopefully, your manual settings will get thrown off more often. Becca is beautiful, by the way - looks like her mama!!

:) Carol

violetakasha said...

She's too beautiful for her own good lol

cutebutpsycho028 said...

Beautiful! I love the washed out effect, too!

Erika :)

mariebm56 said...

WOW!!! Nice mistake!!!
I love washed out effects....now, if we really wanted to do it, how can we??...Ü
Marie
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zapper44z said...

Its always nice when mistakes turn out to our liking.  This is a nice shot, I like the way it turned out also.  I haven't been around for a while and have missed a lot of you photos.  I noticed you life a comment on my live spaces page a while back.  Thanks.  I wanted to invite you and anyone reading this to check out a friendly forums page all about digital photography.  www.therealdotin.com  Again thanks for sharing your photos.  They have always been nice to view.  Take care and best wishes.....   Ray

rjet33 said...

I love springtime too and love how this pic turned out.

Blessings!~

Susan

nhd106 said...

I love the photo just as it is!

nancy

wumzels2 said...

omg, i love that pic............the brightness is great.............amazing how sometimes a "mistake" is just what we need...............

regina

radar446 said...

I think it is a beautiful picture of a beautiful girl.  Taking pictures in the snow can be rather difficult because of so many light tones.  I have found that if you meter off of the snow itself and bump your exposure up 1.5-2 stops you are usually OK with the final product.  You could also find a medium tone in your subject and meter off of that.

Greg

rbrown6172 said...

she is beautiful...and it's a great photo.
gina

tkelliher617 said...

Wow thats a totally Great picture, it looks like you photo shopped it even though you didn't.  She is so pretty!
Tabatha

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