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Lone Raven

Posted by Connor Stefanison on Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:30 pm

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Common Raven

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Canon 5DII  |  35mm  |  ISO 1600  |  1/1000  |  F9.0  |  Handheld

Taken up at Mount Hollyburn a few weeks ago during an afternoon snowshoe.
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by Bill Lockhart on Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:43 pm
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I love it. A superlative composition. But, gosh, I want to see those white jump out at me. It seems a tad dull. It is too blue. Raise the levels, brighten the whites. Please don't think me being negative, I am not. I appreciate those who consider composition foremost. This is a great image, I would have worked it differently. Am I right? Who knows?

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by MalcolmBenn on Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:44 pm
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That is fantastic .. a ton of white snow and a bit of black bird, beautiful image.

by Connor Stefanison on Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:55 pm
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Bill Lockhart wrote:
I love it. A superlative composition. But, gosh, I want to see those white jump out at me. It seems a tad dull. It is too blue. Raise the levels, brighten the whites. Please don't think me being negative, I am not. I appreciate those who consider composition foremost. This is a great image, I would have worked it differently. Am I right? Who knows?

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thanks Bill, I agree with your suggestions and made some changes.
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by David Stimac on Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:21 pm
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Love the way you framed this Connor!

by bradjames on Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:26 pm
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What a beautiful winter scene and the crow adds so much. I love it

by Jim Urbach on Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:57 pm
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A lovely winter moody scene and the raven tops it off. Excellent composition Connor

by rajandesai on Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:20 pm
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Absolutely beautiful. Well seen.

by Josh Gahagan on Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:14 pm
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Just beautiful. Simple but fantastic composition.

by Marina Scarr on Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:04 pm
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What SUPER composition you have here. Agree with Bill on tweaking the whites. A winner!
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by Blck-shouldered Kite on Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:06 am
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This is perfectly done, by nature and you. And it makes me wonder again how these guys scratch out a survival in the north country. Tough birds. Yes, composition is well done.

by john on Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:22 am
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Well composed. I like environmental shots like this

by Amy Kay on Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:23 am
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Love it! Great image Connor

by ahazeghi on Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:07 pm
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very nice! love the mood. feels cold!

by pleverington on Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:26 pm
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Another inspirational image from you Conner, Way to go! We used to have snow like this in Cleveland a long time ago.:( It would be nice to see more detail in the bird, and I'm sure there is in your full size copy, but quite a exposure dilemma having the extreme opposite tones to contend with. Did everything stay within the gram and not blow on this one. I'm thinking it did with the super soft light.

What a wall hanger--Boy o boy!

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by Connor Stefanison on Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:57 pm
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Another inspirational image from you Conner, Way to go! We used to have snow like this in Cleveland a long time ago. It would be nice to see more detail in the bird, and I'm sure there is in you full size copy, but quite a exposure dilemma having the extreme opposite tones to contend with. Did everything stay within the gram and not blow on this one. I'm thinking it did with the super soft light.

What a wall hanger--Boy o boy!

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Thanks Paul!
The histo is all good. I darkened this image a fair bit. and selectively darkened the bird a bit more because before it just looked a bit washed out and grey.
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by Andrew Kandel on Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:51 pm
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A very nice image. I don't know if what I'm seeing has been adjusted after Bill's comments but I personally like how it is now. I often see these very brightly lit snow scenes and I wonder on what planet they live on because in Missoula when it is is snowing it is usually dark overcast. To me this really sets the mood and the scene.

by E.J. Peiker on Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:13 pm
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Works well in the Landscape gallery too :)

by Mike Baker on Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:58 pm
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Very nice Connor, a good eye. You should bring at least a monopod, would sure help to better the settings.

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A real beuty!!!

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