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2013 December Photo Contest: Brrrrrr

ENTRY #1: Barker Meadow Reservoir Ice Tracks

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Added by Bob K.
on Dec 3, 2013.
 

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  • A former member

    When viewed larger this is really a sweet image and you can see all the great details in the footprints...great comp and soft tones!

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  • Karen D.

    I love how my eye moves deep into this image. Great capture!

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  • Jane W.

    I like the combination of ruggedness and softness combined with the trail of footprints. Tells a great story...awesome capture.

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  • Mike B.

    I really like this image with the soft tones and wintry feel. What really does it for me is those tracks - they lead me right in. Really well done, Bob!

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  • Dave P.

    the leading line of the animal tracks combined with the leading line of the rocks is a wonderful combination. It is also a great mixture of opposites with the hard textures and warm tones in the rock, verse soft textures and cool tones of the snow. I really enjoy how the backgrounds fade to the cold imposing mist. Fantastic photo!

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  • Elin V.

    Wonderful lines in this work! I want to know where the critter ended up :-)

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  • Bob K.

    Thanks for all the comments, guys. Elin, if you enlarge the photo you'll see the footprints continue quite a ways down the shoreline. Then they join up with a second set and head up the hill. I considered venturing on to the ice to take that photo, then thought better of it! LOL

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  • Teri V.

    1ST PLACE JUDGE'S COMMENTS: This whole scene speaks cold Cold COLD! Bob's image is successful not only via the details captured, but because of the simple (read: effective) use of three main attributes of our trade: Composition: First and foremost for me, any decisions in composition must work with (if not in the service of) the intended subject matter. The terra firma in foreground left provides a known point of departure for the dotted leading line of footprints into/onto the less known (echoing the inferred line of the shore, subtly-always works for me) drawing the viewer deeper into the space presented as detail falls away into a misty.. did I say Cold! Choice of POV: a high vantage point places all elements on relatively 'equal footing', allowing the viewer to explore and construct meaning and hierarchy as they discover it. Tonality/Color Treatment: Naturalistic, period. Warmth where it makes sense, on 'safe' ground, then cooling out as one gets further away from home. Finally, my eye returns to those frozen footprints leading out into the lake ice, hammering home the feeling of solitude and isolation, not to mention how this leaves me questioning the sanity of the wanderer? And YATZEE, that's storytelling.

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  • Charlie L.

    Congratulations!

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  • Dave P.

    Congratulations!!! I really enjoyed your photo.

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  • Dave P.

    BTW, Wouldn't Yatzee require 2 more elements? This is more of a trifecta LOL :) :) :)

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  • A former member

    Congrats Bob! This is quite a captivating photo. Love it!

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  • Kathleen

    Wonderful capture of a subtle, undisturbed period of time!

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  • Elin V.

    Congratulations!!

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