Snow Abstract #2

Snow Abstract #2

This was taken at the edge of the river. The top half is river ice and the bottom half the snowbank. I heightened the contrast and maximized the saturation. I love the blue/green result.

Below is the original for comparison. What do you think?


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36 Responses to Snow Abstract #2

  1. Dabbling in the black arts of post processing I see Eliza …you know which one I like 8^)

  2. I like them both, Eliza, though the top one is more dramatic.

    How close was the lens to the snow’s edge/river? It seems like maybe it was a couple feet. But there’s also an illusion (especially in the first photo) that it’s miles away, and what’s really been photographed is the horizon and the northern lights. Quite a nice effect. 🙂

  3. Robbie says:

    I like it! Have fun + explore:-) I just love exploring in some of the new elements + playing with photos…I like it + push your limits:-)

  4. Robbie says:

    of course you should know by now I love abstract + color! tee hee…I was a modern dancer in my former life BK!

  5. bernadetteyoungquist says:

    My original thought of the altered photo was “that would make a beautiful painting” and then I saw the original and thought “what a beautiful photo”! I often take photos, tweak the colors as you did, and then make a painting using the new vibrant colors. I think the original has so much going on in a beautifully understated way. Nice!

  6. I love the vibrant colors so much. Actually both are so cool. You have a good eye.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you so much for your kind compliment! Some days I can walk around and seem to capture nothing. But the day this was taken was magical – the blessing of one exciting shot after another. Some days we’re just in perfect alignment. 🙂

  7. ladyfi says:

    They are both beautiful in their own way – one vibrant; the other subdued loveliness.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thanks for your feedback. That’s why I presented both, they each have their merits. Digital really allows a wide set of options. It’s fun to let one’s creative juices flow! I think I could do a whole series just on this one image alone.

  8. Kina says:

    Northern lights!

  9. Wow, what a beautiful picture. I just got my first reflex and am doing my best to understand how it works!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thanks! Yes, the learning curve is always a challenge. Be patient with yourself and take it one day at a time. You will figure it out with practice. 🙂

  10. mk says:

    Both images feel as if they’re taken on a planet far far away. The original is the planet looking out into space. The 2nd post-processed image looks as if it’s on a different more dynamic planet. Mature planet (1) and children’s planet (2). I like them both very much.

  11. Geraldine says:

    this is just gorgeous!

  12. Sharon K. says:

    I love them both, but blue and green is my favorite color combo :-). And so needed right now!

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