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Nikki Magnusson
Posts: 6,841
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  Quote 
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Autumn Rose Brightly
Posts: 1,063
Charlotte, North Carolina, US


Wow, that's breathtaking
Feb 04 13 07:47 pm  Link  Quote 
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Aaron Lewis Photography
Posts: 5,078
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  Quote 
Photographer
Honey Stinger
Posts: 6,301
Madison, Wisconsin, US


That is just brains. Great big brains.

Love.
Feb 04 13 08:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Images by MR
Posts: 7,468
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  Quote 
Photographer
PDF IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY
Posts: 4,585
Jacksonville, Florida, US


unique ! smile
Feb 04 13 08:33 pm  Link  Quote 
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SH PhotographyAndDesign
Posts: 170
Chester, Virginia, US


This is captivating!
Feb 04 13 08:47 pm  Link  Quote 
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Giacomo Cirrincioni
Posts: 20,904
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  Quote 
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ddtphoto
Posts: 2,378
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  Quote 
Photographer
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  Quote 
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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  Quote 
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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  Quote 
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DaniNikole
Posts: 129
Sacramento, California, US


yikes
Feb 04 13 10:10 pm  Link  Quote 
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SYCF
Posts: 271
Los Angeles, California, US


Tony Montana approved.
Feb 04 13 10:10 pm  Link  Quote 
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Gary Melton
Posts: 6,335
Dallas, Texas, US


Very interesting...
Feb 04 13 10:11 pm  Link  Quote 
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Photos by DeanR
Posts: 516
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  Quote 
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Kent Art Photography
Posts: 2,650
Ashford, England, United Kingdom


Americans and hyperbole...
Feb 04 13 11:24 pm  Link  Quote 
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Rick OBanion Photo
Posts: 1,337
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  Quote 
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Gary Melton
Posts: 6,335
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  Quote 
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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  Quote 
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Drew Smith Photography
Posts: 5,209
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom


Meh.
Feb 04 13 11:58 pm  Link  Quote 
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MC Photo
Posts: 4,144
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  Quote 
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sdgillis
Posts: 2,422
Portland, Oregon, US


those swans are huge
Feb 05 13 01:55 am  Link  Quote 
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Fashion and Flash
Posts: 36
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  Quote 
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Red Sky Photography
Posts: 3,238
Germantown, Maryland, US


Thanks Nikki, great photo.
Feb 05 13 03:44 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
David M Russell
Posts: 1,083
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  Quote 
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Photography by Riddell
Posts: 622
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  Quote 
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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  Quote 
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maso-arts
Posts: 1,103
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  Quote 
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ddtphoto
Posts: 2,378
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  Quote 
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Toto Photo
Posts: 2,361
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  Quote 
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Toto Photo
Posts: 2,361
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  Quote 
Photographer
Francisco Castro
Posts: 1,649
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  Quote 
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Wynd Mulysa
Posts: 8,587
Pensacola, Florida, 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  Quote 
Photographer
Rebel Photo
Posts: 11,446
Florence, South Carolina, US


not...even...close!
Feb 05 13 12:21 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Wynd Mulysa
Posts: 8,587
Pensacola, Florida, 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  Quote 
Photographer
Designit - Edward Olson
Posts: 1,626
Eureka, California, US


Kent Art Photography wrote:
Americans and hyperbole...

You and sticking your foot in your mouth.

Feb 05 13 12:35 pm  Link  Quote 
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Aaron Lewis Photography
Posts: 5,078
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  Quote 
Photographer
HO Photo
Posts: 515
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  Quote 
Photographer
Aaron Lewis Photography
Posts: 5,078
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  Quote 
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