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Laced In Frost by davidrichterphoto Laced In Frost by davidrichterphoto
Steam is creeping along the bends in the river, thick hoarfrost covers the branches and the snow turns to a pinkish purple glow from the color in the sky, deep in Germany's Ore Mountains.
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theWitchofGrich Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
amazing!!
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BarthaBantha Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Magical. The colors are just... stunning. :D
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LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Writer
:wave:Hi! Your piece has been featured as inspiration in #Lit-Visual-Alliance's Winter Alliance Contest article! Please :+fav: the article to bring more attention to the features and the contest. Thanks! :)
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Dark-Angel15-2010 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
gorgeous
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LilyanneBoleyn Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Student Photographer
Amazing picture!!
Your gallery is stunning :love:
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Photima Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
Love the colour and dream-like feel.
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Morphine-Cloud Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
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CorazondeDios Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
was everything really that pink hued or is that edited with a filter or photoshop.

anyway, its perfect. just magically gorgeous!
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davidrichterphoto Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much and to answer your question. Yes, it was really that way. No color was added to the scene. I used a Singh-Ray neutral density grad filter to balance the exposure, but no color filter or anything in post. Of course, there is some color work in Photoshop involved with every RAW file but never anything added to it that wasn't there in the first place.

I found, the snow usually picks up the most color if it is extremely cold. My theory is that the larger crystals, the better they reflect the light, resulting in a glowing snow. When I took the image, it was zero degrees Fahrenheit outside when I parked the car a mile or so away, eventually even cooler down at the creek.
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CorazondeDios Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
It's a beautiful shot, with a very subtle glow. The filtering you used was perfect. I know there is color there already, but there are several ways to bring it out -- raising the blacks level, boosting saturation and or vibrance, etc. So I'm still wondering if you used some of those to boost the color a bit in the raw edit.
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davidrichterphoto Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Professional Photographer
I rarely mess the the black levels in the RAW conversion, usually only adjusting one or two points there... No saturation, but a little more vibrance, I'd say between 10 and 18 points depending on the shot. I also increase the contrast level in the process since RAW files are super flat.

The thing I like and which brings out contrast are luminosity masks, especially in the midrange. Controlling local contrast is one of the keystones to the images I create. Hope that sheds some light on the process.
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DaRkNe5s Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
the purple and violet tones make a great ambiance
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Livadialilacs Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! :love:
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Rjet33 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
WOW! Stunning shot. You really have an eye for photography. If I ever become half as good as you, I would be a happy camper. :)
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psyfre Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
Beautiful soft colours and textures :clap:
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khanjkkhan Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, looks like ice age :D
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davidrichterphoto Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks! Yeah, it definitely felt like it. One of the most challenging conditions I've been shooting in...
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khanjkkhan Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
but worth the effort, final result superb
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