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POTN G-series Speed Challenge #237 - Ice

 
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Aug 17, 2009 16:53 |  #1

Challenge #237 - Ice

This is the topic for Speed Challenge #237. It's very hot right now where I live, and wildfires are raging. I'd like to see some photos of ice. I won't disallow snow photos, but I'd prefer to see water in a more solid form, e.g., ice cubes, crushed ice, icebergs, ice ponds, whatever. Any images, macro, infinity, or in-between, that depict ice. Great composition and creative lighting would be a plus. Hope you all have fun with this . . . :D.
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Thanks to all who entered Challenge #237. I truly enjoyed each submission. :D Here are some comments, in order of posting:

Michael Wells - Winter at the Dam
Now that is beautiful! I'm in a dry area, and have never seen anything like this. I feel cooler just looking at it.

Piet - Like ice in the sunshine
Such tiny subjects, in front of a busy background, are never easy. A nice effort on what I would consider to be a very difficult item to photograph.

teekay - Glacier's End
What a beautiful wall of ice. I suspect that the lens was zoomed out a bit. Nice exposure, without blowing out the highlights. I guess this would be from Newfoundland or Alaska, probably the latter? In dry climes, this would certainly make a nice poster to look at during the dog days of summer.

Kevan_G9 - I'm melting...mel-ting! Argghh!
Kevan, Kevan! You would have had 1st Place secured early Sunday with your second posting, "burning cold," but you later deleted it! Argghh! The replacement image, your third, and final, posting, is not bad, actually very creative, I just thought your earlier "stovetop" entry was truly outstanding.

Boutty - "More ice sir"
Yes, I'll have some more ice! Really nice composition on this one, and I like the lighting as well. A very cool shot, and a nice take on the theme.

marie - cold comfort
Nice composition, marie, and sharpness. I've got to know, however, was this at home, or at a restaurant (where you tripped the waiter) . . or?? I liked this image so much. It gave me a chuckle.

TommyG - Cold hearted
Truly a stunning image, and a clever title. I wonder what the light source was, and how you got the reflections/shadows. Maybe it was originally shot vertically? Please let us know how you set this up.

Fergie - It's %*&+ ffffeezing in here
You're at it again, Ferg. Hilarious, ice fishing in the freezer! However, I notice that the expiration date on the mini bangers is 31 July, but, since they are frozen, I guess all is well. A very clever entry.

Maureen Souza - Frozen Treats
Wow, great colors and composition. They don't seem to be melting, so it must have been a cool time of day, or, you just acted quickly. Whether those are store bought or homemade, I don't know, but I want one.


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1st Place: TommyG, for Cold hearted

2nd Place: Fergie, for It's %*&+ffffeezing in here

3rd Place: marie, for cold comfort


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Aug 18, 2009 10:11 |  #2

Winter at the Dam

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Aug 18, 2009 15:20 as a reply to  @ Michael Wells's post |  #3

Like ice in the sunshine

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Aug 18, 2009 18:01 as a reply to  @ Piet's post |  #4

Glacier's End

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Aug 19, 2009 20:53 as a reply to  @ teekay's post |  #5

I'm melting...mel-ting! Argghh!

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Aug 23, 2009 07:37 as a reply to  @ Kevan's post |  #6

"More ice sir?"

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Aug 23, 2009 09:36 as a reply to  @ Boutty's post |  #7

cold comfort

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Aug 23, 2009 16:19 as a reply to  @ marie's post |  #8

Cold hearted

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Aug 23, 2009 17:25 as a reply to  @ TommyG's post |  #9

It's %*&+ ffffreezing in here

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Aug 23, 2009 20:39 as a reply to  @ Fergie's post |  #10

Frozen Treats

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Aug 24, 2009 07:00 as a reply to  @ Maureen Souza's post |  #11

Speed Challenge #237 is now closed. Many thanks to all who participated. Results will be posted later in the day.




  
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Aug 24, 2009 18:18 as a reply to  @ tomy's post |  #12

The results are in, and posted on the top of the page. Many thanks to all who submitted such excellent images! :D




  
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Aug 24, 2009 19:57 as a reply to  @ tomy's post |  #13

Wow! Thank you so much. Congratulations to everyone that entered. I really had fun doing this challenge. :)

My setup for the shot was simple, I used a white dinner plate, a desktop lamp to get the lighting, I shot it indoors at night, the blue heart stone and of course some ice. I was able to hold the light in one hand and the camera in the other, so i was able to move the light around the ice to get the lighting and shadow I desired. It took a few attempts let me tell you! I also couldn't decide which one I liked the best out of the winning shot and these two...

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But in the end I liked the composition of the shot I posted, which is why I guess you asked if it was originally vertical Tomy. It was just a obscure angle I think, but I like the way it draws the eye into the photo.

Thanks for cooling us all down during these hot summer days Tomy!

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Aug 24, 2009 22:10 as a reply to  @ TommyG's post |  #14

Congrats to TommyG, Fergie, and Marie!! Well done, Tomy, and thanks for doing the honors this week! As always, a lot of great variations on the theme. Maureen, I loved the way you brought color into this subject!:)


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Aug 25, 2009 02:23 |  #15

Congrats to TommyG, Fergie and Marie for the winning photos!

I was hard pressed to come up with something icy since our temps are around 100 dregrees here ;)

tomy, they were fresh out of the freezer and photo taken within 2 minutes:)

THANKS, Michael:)


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