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Nikki Magnusson

Posts: 6841

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Polish photographer Marcin Ryczek...

http://imgix.8tracks.com/i/000/169/657/c/287299_563556910323351_1872533864_o-9019.jpg?fm=jpg&q=65&w=1024&h=1024&fit=max

Feb 04 13 07:44 pm Link

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Autumn Rose Brightly

Posts: 1097

Crowley, Texas, US

Wow, that's breathtaking

Feb 04 13 07:47 pm Link

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Aaron Lewis Photography

Posts: 5083

Catskill, New York, US

Ummm OK. I get it but to call it one of the best? I'm not buying that.

Feb 04 13 08:22 pm Link

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Honey Stinger

Posts: 6355

Madison, Wisconsin, US

That is just brains. Great big brains.

Love.

Feb 04 13 08:23 pm Link

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Images by MR

Posts: 7779

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Aaron Lewis Photography wrote:
Ummm OK. I get it but to call it one of the best? I'm not buying that.

+1

Feb 04 13 08:27 pm Link

Photographer

PDF IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY

Posts: 4603

Jacksonville, Florida, US

unique ! smile

Feb 04 13 08:33 pm Link

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SH PhotographyAndDesign

Posts: 170

Chester, Virginia, US

This is captivating!

Feb 04 13 08:47 pm Link

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Giacomo Cirrincioni

Posts: 21385

New York, New York, US

Aaron Lewis Photography wrote:
Ummm OK. I get it but to call it one of the best? I'm not buying that.

I am.

Feb 04 13 08:52 pm Link

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ddtphoto

Posts: 2409

Chicago, Illinois, US

s'allright. I mean, these are two separate images obviously photographed at different places and times. The contrast is stark. I get it. But I'm not putting it up there with the best. The composition is really very elementary. Still a strong composite though, thanks for sharing.

Feb 04 13 08:54 pm Link

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Huldra Photo

Posts: 67

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

Very cool, I thought I'd seen everything but this caught me by surprise.

Feb 04 13 08:54 pm Link

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JustTheDarkness

Posts: 59

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

When I get depressed looking at an image I know is better than mine, I know it is amazing!

Feb 04 13 09:01 pm Link

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Little Ginger Lamb

Posts: 62

Atlanta, Georgia, US

I like it a lot, but I wouldn't say it's the best.

Feb 04 13 09:57 pm Link

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DaniNikole

Posts: 129

Sacramento, California, US

yikes

Feb 04 13 10:10 pm Link

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SYCF

Posts: 276

Los Angeles, California, US

Tony Montana approved.

Feb 04 13 10:10 pm Link

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Gary Melton

Posts: 6395

Dallas, Texas, US

Very interesting...

Feb 04 13 10:11 pm Link

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Photos by DeanR

Posts: 591

Langley, British Columbia, Canada

ddtphoto wrote:
s'allright. I mean, these are two separate images obviously photographed at different places and times. The contrast is stark. I get it. But I'm not putting it up there with the best. The composition is really very elementary. Still a strong composite though, thanks for sharing.

I see it as a manmade pond with a concrete edge to it. That accounts for the dead straight line. The snow covered ground is slightly higher than the water, but not by much. Note the swan's neck getting the food.

If it was all done in post, you would expect the seagull at the very top to be removed. It is a bit distracting.

Feb 04 13 11:19 pm Link

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Kent Art Photography

Posts: 2930

Ashford, England, United Kingdom

Americans and hyperbole...

Feb 04 13 11:24 pm Link

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Rick OBanion Photo

Posts: 1351

Saint Catharines-Niagara, Ontario, Canada

There is a pier by my house you could take that picture every day.

Feb 04 13 11:27 pm Link

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Gary Melton

Posts: 6395

Dallas, Texas, US

ddtphoto wrote:
s'allright. I mean, these are two separate images obviously photographed at different places and times. The contrast is stark. I get it. But I'm not putting it up there with the best. The composition is really very elementary. Still a strong composite though, thanks for sharing.

Photos by DeanR wrote:
I see it as a manmade pond with a concrete edge to it. That accounts for the dead straight line. The snow covered ground is slightly higher than the water, but not by much. Note the swan's neck getting the food.

If it was all done in post, you would expect the seagull at the very top to be removed. It is a bit distracting.

Yes - I agree...I believe that this is a single photograph, rather than 2 put together in PS.  It might have been done in post, but my money would be on a single photo taken in camera.

BTW - a few people here are writing this photo off as "no big deal."  While I agree that it is not THE best composed photo I've ever seen, it IS a pretty original concept.

I've been on this planet for a LONG time, and I've seen an awful lot of photos...but I don't remember seeing this composition exactly EVER.  It IS a pretty clever idea, IMHO...

Feb 04 13 11:27 pm Link

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Faces2Die4 Photography

Posts: 426

Houston, Texas, US

I agree Nikki - this is a great image. Whether it is one of the best is in the eye of the beholder.

Feb 04 13 11:54 pm Link

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Drew Smith Photography

Posts: 5210

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

Meh.

Feb 04 13 11:58 pm Link

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MC Photo

Posts: 4144

New York, New York, US

It's not one photograph, or two, it's dozens of photos.

There are only 2 swans and maybe 3 ducks.

http://www.peterfunch.com/files/gimgs/4_babeltalesscreamingdreamers.jpg

http://www.peterfunch.com/files/gimgs/4_babeltalesinforminginformers.jpg

http://www.peterfunch.com/files/gimgs/4_babeltalesjuvelinebliss.jpg

Feb 05 13 01:40 am Link

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sdgillis

Posts: 2444

Portland, Oregon, US

those swans are huge

Feb 05 13 01:55 am Link

Photographer

Fashion and Flesh

Posts: 37

CARDIFF BY THE SEA, California, US

ddtphoto wrote:
s'allright. I mean, these are two separate images obviously photographed at different places and times. The contrast is stark. I get it. But I'm not putting it up there with the best. The composition is really very elementary. Still a strong composite though, thanks for sharing.

Doubt if composite.  Concrete walls on lakes in parks in Europe are common.

Feb 05 13 02:08 am Link

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Red Sky Photography

Posts: 3333

Germantown, Maryland, US

Thanks Nikki, great photo.

Feb 05 13 03:44 am Link

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David M Russell

Posts: 1134

New York, New York, US

Aaron Lewis Photography wrote:
Ummm OK. I get it but to call it one of the best? I'm not buying that.

Agreed. It's very nice, but not even on my radar for a superlative.

Feb 05 13 04:01 am Link

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Photography by Riddell

Posts: 654

Hemel Hempstead, England, United Kingdom

Yep. Thats a great photo.

Would love to know if that was setup or a chanced upon find?

Paul.
www.photographybyriddell.co.uk

Feb 05 13 04:29 am Link

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JOEL McDONALD

Posts: 608

Portland, Oregon, US

"...one of the most beautifully composed photographs", I would NOT say so.

a wonderfully composed photograph, sure, that I would say.

Feb 05 13 04:34 am Link

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maso-arts

Posts: 1111

Cincinnati, Ohio, US

http://www.petapixel.com/2013/01/31/an- … and-swans/  includes a hi-res version of the shot.

Feb 05 13 11:36 am Link

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ddtphoto

Posts: 2409

Chicago, Illinois, US

Photos by DeanR wrote:

I see it as a manmade pond with a concrete edge to it. That accounts for the dead straight line. The snow covered ground is slightly higher than the water, but not by much. Note the swan's neck getting the food.

If it was all done in post, you would expect the seagull at the very top to be removed. It is a bit distracting.

Ahhh, hadn't noticed that. I guess that bumps it up a couple points.

Feb 05 13 11:40 am Link

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Toto Photo

Posts: 2792

Belmont, California, US

Kent Art Photography wrote:
Americans and hyperbole...

Made me chuckle.

Actually, I think Nikki is a Swede. But yes, we yanks are hella prone to same.

Feb 05 13 11:41 am Link

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Toto Photo

Posts: 2792

Belmont, California, US

Nikki Magnusson wrote:
Polish photographer Marcin Ryczek...

Google says it has gone viral. It really held my eye. I'd love to see it in a gallery printed by a master b&w artist.

Reminds me as a photographer that I shouldn't always zoom in.

Feb 05 13 11:49 am Link

Photographer

Francisco Castro

Posts: 1735

Cincinnati, Ohio, US

With all these differing viewpoints, why not make this the theme a contest? Best COMPOSITION of a single image.

Feb 05 13 12:05 pm Link

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Wynd Mulysa

Posts: 8612

Berkeley, California, US

Photos by DeanR wrote:
If it was all done in post, you would expect the seagull at the very top to be removed. It is a bit distracting.

Am I the only one who doesn't see this seagull?

Edit: Oh wait, now I do!  I thought that was a crack in the concrete or something.  I actually like it.

Feb 05 13 12:13 pm Link

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Rebel Photo

Posts: 11446

Florence, South Carolina, US

not...even...close!

Feb 05 13 12:21 pm Link

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Wynd Mulysa

Posts: 8612

Berkeley, California, US

My own opinion is that I agree it's beautifully composed.  I wish it was a little darker though.  The snow part is kind of blown out and I wish you could see the person's footprints better.

Feb 05 13 12:26 pm Link

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Designit - Edward Olson

Posts: 1637

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, California, US

Kent Art Photography wrote:
Americans and hyperbole...

You and sticking your foot in your mouth.

Feb 05 13 12:35 pm Link

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Aaron Lewis Photography

Posts: 5083

Catskill, New York, US

Rick OBanion Photo wrote:
There is a pier by my house you could take that picture every day.

Yes but you dind't

Feb 05 13 02:18 pm Link

Photographer

HO Photo

Posts: 517

Los Angeles, California, US

ddtphoto wrote:
s'allright. I mean, these are two separate images obviously photographed at different places and times. The contrast is stark. I get it. But I'm not putting it up there with the best. The composition is really very elementary. Still a strong composite though, thanks for sharing.

An obvious composite, in your mind? Wow. I disagree.

Feb 05 13 02:50 pm Link

Photographer

Aaron Lewis Photography

Posts: 5083

Catskill, New York, US

ddtphoto wrote:
s'allright. I mean, these are two separate images obviously photographed at different places and times. The contrast is stark. I get it. But I'm not putting it up there with the best. The composition is really very elementary. Still a strong composite though, thanks for sharing.

That's not a composite at all

Feb 05 13 03:03 pm Link