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November 27, 2009
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Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Shutter Speed
1/200 second
Aperture
F/9.0
Focal Length
22 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Feb 25, 2008, 2:14:58 PM
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Icy Ruin BW by swrut Icy Ruin BW by swrut
This is the BW version of Still working on this one..

Cheers! Stijn

Update! :) (28-11-09)
Somehow the snow got waaay to bright when exporting or uploading. Damn color profiles. I think this one looks even better! :)
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:iconpanuart:
panuart Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
I prefer this also, but both of them are great! :love:
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:iconswrut:
swrut Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
Thanks for the kind comment! :D
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Phaedrus-42 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
BW looks way more dramatic IMO :D
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:iconswrut:
swrut Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
I agree! Thanks for your comment :)
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
:clap:

I was happy to be introduced to your work through a Featured Journal Show by :iconc-hass:
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:iconswrut:
swrut Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
I am very happy that you are happy about that! Hehe, thank you very much for this kind comment!
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:icontrippy4u:
Trippy4U Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
OK so the world is perfect now....everybody's happy :)
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:iconswrut:
swrut Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
Hehe, i'm not sure, but at least we are! :D
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:icontrippy4u:
Trippy4U Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
:rofl: Well then it's their loss :lol:
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:iconc-hass:
C-Hass Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
Hello :wave:
You've been chosen among 90 deviations to get featured in my special journal.
Check it out here: [link]

Enjoy :aww:
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:iconswrut:
swrut Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
Wow thank you very much for selecting my shot! :D I will certainly take a look at all the other great works :)

Cheers!
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:icondynnnad:
Dynnnad Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
Je bent gefeatured in mn journal en nieuwsartikel: [link] :D
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:iconswrut:
swrut Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
Super! Dankjewel! :D
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Dynnnad Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
geen probleem :D
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MLEst1-flowers Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
This version is nice. If you remember what I said about the sky in the other version bugging me, well, it doesn't bug me in this one. I think it fits quite well.

The snow on the left side seems a little bright, but I like it.

~MLE
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swrut Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
Thanks :) I think the sky adds something in this version while it didn't do that in the other one. The snow is still a bit too bright indeed, and you can see the snow being brighter on the left than on the right. I'll fix that when i get the time :)

Cheers! Stijn
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MLEst1-flowers Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
You're welcome ^^

That's what I was thinking.

The brightness isn't too horrible. I hope you get the time, though. Time is always good.

Cheers, yourself!

~MLE
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:iconrosse-san:
Rosse-San Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
:D I want live there!
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:iconswrut:
swrut Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
Could be cold at night.. :P

Thanks for faving this shot!
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:iconrosse-san:
Rosse-San Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
hm... It´s true :XD: :meow:
You´re welcome :aww:
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:iconmrsviolet:
MrsViolet Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap: Really, really amazing. I don't know what more to say...
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:iconswrut:
swrut Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
Haha wow thanks! ;) You've said enough haha. Glad you like it and thanks for faving :)
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GaryTaffinder Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
Nicely shot. Snow aint the easiest of things to expose correctly !
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:iconswrut:
swrut Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
Thanks man! I'm glad you like it! It was indeed very hard to get the snow right :)
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sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
I like this a lot better. Great processing!
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:iconswrut:
swrut Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
Thanks man! Don't you think the snow is a bit too bright?
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sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
Welcome! You know, if it was a color image, the blown-out snow would bug me. But with the B&W, I wonder if too much detail in the snow would just distract from the subject.
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:iconswrut:
swrut Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
Yeah that's a good point :) Anyway i just updated it, the snow is not as bright anymore. But there's still something wrong.. like one PS layer wasnt exported
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:iconsebastopolgoose:
sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
Yeah, I just saw that, I'll take a look at it and tell you what I think.
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:iconswrut:
swrut Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
Thanks, i'm curious about your opinion :) (btw i just updated it again, not showing it in the watch, because it got too dark again) Maybe the problem lies in the fact that i made it BW not by completely desaturating it, but by going in lab-color mode and deleting the a and b channels in photoshop. This gives a much nicer BW, but messing with color profiles is tricky as i know now..
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sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
Hmmmm... I don't remember exactly how the older version looked, but I think I like this version better. The footprints add a touch of mystery that I like. B&W conversion is weird, but then again, post-processing has never been my strong point :p
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swrut Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
Hmm it's the same with me, but experimenting on this one (and reading tutorials) has really improved my skills over the last days :) But i don't want to sit in front of my screen to get my shots right, i want to look through the lens!
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astulock Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009   Photographer
Much better than the color! The footprints now add to the picture and are more visible, the weird bottom line has been removed, and the black and white contrast is perfect for the snow. Great shot!
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swrut Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
Thanks for your kind comment man! I'm redoing it now because the snow is too light, do you agree?
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:iconastulock:
astulock Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009   Photographer
I guess it depends on how you remember it and if there was any visible texture. It does look flat white, but maybe the sun was overhead. I think the choice is yours.
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swrut Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
Hmm that's true.. well i've re-edited and updated it, so i'm curious what you think now. It's hard to get it right in PS, and even harder to make it go from PS to dA while keeping it the same..
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:iconastulock:
astulock Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009   Photographer
Better!
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:iconswrut:
swrut Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
Thanks!
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itachisxeyes Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
well the contrast is beautiful!
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swrut Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
Thanks so much! :)
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itachisxeyes Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
your welcome (^_^)
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dlacko Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
Can you try to bring into the dynamic range the details in the snow? It's perfectly OK if the snow is not bright white.
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swrut Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
Yeah i will. I'm starting to see the differences that can occur when exporting a psd as a jpeg, in psd it looked just fine!
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dlacko Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
Make sure you export it in sRGB and not Adobe RGB as most browsers don't support embeded color profiles. As far as I know Safari does, Firefox has a plugin and IE does if you trick the html code a little bit but I don't think dA has the trick.
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swrut Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
Yeah indeed.. But the problems already start when i export it from PS, i think something goes wrong when having a .psd with multiple layers if you export it, because when i merge the layers before exporting, the .jpeg does look the same :)
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:icondlacko:
dlacko Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
Which PS do you use?
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:iconswrut:
swrut Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
CS 4 on a mac
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:iconzymazyt:
zymazyt Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009   Photographer
i completely agree, some more detail in snow would be great. but still not to much, because again all those distracting footsteps will appear.
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:icondlacko:
dlacko Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
There's only one way to get rid of footsteps. Go back there early in the morning after fresh snow has fallen.
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:iconzymazyt:
zymazyt Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009   Photographer
so true :D
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