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Thursday, April 19, 2012

30 Days of Photographs II: White





This post is a part of the 30 Days of Photographs II challenge. Please visit the rest of the participants for more fantastic photos: MikeWJ, Nicky and Mike, Mo, Meleah, John, aka nonamedufus, Bryan, aka Unfinished Person, Mariann, Malisa, Nora, LaughingMom, Tanya, Elizabeth A., 00dozo, Cheryl, Kristen and Katherine. *
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30 comments:

  1. That makes me want a steaming cup of coffee! 

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  2. As much as I love this shot, this is just wrong in April.

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  3. Lovely shot, Ziva. Nothing I like better than to see the retreat of winter.

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  4. This one would have been so different in color and not in a good way. This way, the white is really "set off" and contrasted with the black of the water.

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  5. I'll have to come back here in the middle of the summer just to cool off.  Really nice photo.

    ;-)

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  6. Hah, perhaps we can switch? I'll come to the Bahamas to warm up, and you'll come here to cool off. ;)

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  7. Oh yes, this definitely had to be black and white, because the water was a muddy brown and not brilliant blue like I wanted it to be. ;)

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  8. You're so right, it might very well be the most beautiful thing in the world to see the snow melt.

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  9. Thankfully, this photo was taken in March, most of the snow is gone now. ;)

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  10. Oh, Katherine has some on her blog!

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  11. I saw that and it was great!

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  12. Great shot. I missed seeing the snow melt this year. The lack of snow made winter easy, but I still like witnessing the transition.

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  13. Somehow I knew you would have an awesome "white" photo.  Great job...looks beautful!

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  14. mikewjattoomanymorningsApril 19, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    This photograph reminds me of Ansel Adams' work. It's really crisp, and the gradations from pure white to black are beautifully subtle. You also composed the shot very nicely, in a way that divides the picture into quadrants -- the calm, still water in the upper left, the mass of white snow in the upper right, the roiling water in the lower right and then more snow curling through the lower left area. Which nobody needed me to explain, unless they're blind, in which case they're probably not participating in this photo challenge.

    Still, I think the photo's fairly brilliant, and I like it a lot. It's frameable, marketable, and as good as anything Ansel did except for Moonrise Over Hernandez, which is one of my favorite photographs of all time.

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  15. This gives me hope that Mother Nature will be mercifully as the seasons unfold.

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  16. Stunning, just beautiful! I can hear the ice melting...

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  17. I love this for so many reasons. The darkness of the water against the white is one, and the calm water compared with the swirling water is another. And the sharpness is fantastic.

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  18. You know, I keep saying that I would love a snowless winter, but if it really happened, I think I'd miss it a lot. Basically, I'm a big fat liar.

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  19.  Thank you, I'm so glad you liked it, it really is a beautiful spot, especially when the ice is melting. ;)

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  20. You can't compare my photos to Ansel Adams', silly man. They're not even in the same universe as his. This is a pretty photo of some water and snow, not a work of art, no matter how much I wish it would be. But you do say the nicest things, and for that, I could hug you.

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  21. Thank you, I like taking photos of snow because it doesn't move around a lot. ;)

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  22. I'm glad you liked it, Mo. :) For some reason, I really like photos with big contrasts like the black water and pure white snow. Has something to do with the duality of mankind, I suppose.

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  23. Thank you, Meleah, it was a fun one to shoot. :)

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  24. That picture made me shiver just looking at it.  Oh I do not like ice and snow!

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  25. This photo is so serene and so calming. I like how your photo captures the smooth calm water which changes once it has passed through the broken ice. I like that you made this photo black and white. Great photo for this topic.

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  26. It actually sucked without snow. The streets were dry and dusty which made the air quality generally not so great. Yay. Global warming.

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  27. Thanks, Malisa. :) I was lucky to find a spot where the ice had melted just enough to create that effect.

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