LightningPaul

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Surfing Ice Man


Happy New Year 2009

All the best Wishes for You and your Family!



This one is also shot at the same ice sculpture festival as in this and this and this image. They really made some fantastic things.


TECH-INFO: made with my Minolta F100. The 35mm equivalent focal length is 38mm.
I took this image several years ago. I even printed it in big format, where you clearly see the shape of the pixels because it has only 4 mega pixels.

Two weeks ago I decided to improve and clean up the image in Photoshop. In the background there was a bunch of very visible and even disturbing garbage laying around, and a big blue plastic foil hanging behind the ball with pins in the right top corner. Using the burn tool I darkened them a lot. You can still see some details behind the surfer. In the original picture there were only a few background stars hanging in the top left corner. I cloned them to fully decorate the dark background. Finally I slightly enhanced the contrast a bit using curves.


Surfing Ice Man


Happy New Year 2009

All the best Wishes for You and your Family!



This one is also shot at the same ice sculpture festival as in this and this and this image. They really made some fantastic things.


TECH-INFO: made with my Minolta F100. The 35mm equivalent focal length is 38mm.
I took this image several years ago. I even printed it in big format, where you clearly see the shape of the pixels because it has only 4 mega pixels.

Two weeks ago I decided to improve and clean up the image in Photoshop. In the background there was a bunch of very visible and even disturbing garbage laying around, and a big blue plastic foil hanging behind the ball with pins in the right top corner. Using the burn tool I darkened them a lot. You can still see some details behind the surfer. In the original picture there were only a few background stars hanging in the top left corner. I cloned them to fully decorate the dark background. Finally I slightly enhanced the contrast a bit using curves.


comments (14)

  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Jan 2009, 00:28
Gelukkig Nieuwjaar Paul, I hope that 2009 does give you happiness and health
This is a wonderful shot, great colours.
LightningPaul: Dank je Astrid voor je wensen en je commentaar.
  • aptass
  • Sweden
  • 1 Jan 2009, 00:38
Happy New Year to you and your family. Really cool photo btw.
LightningPaul: Thanks!
A real work of art, even if it will only exist for a short time, great colours in it as well.

A Happy New Year Paul.
LightningPaul: Many thanks. It is amazing were these colors come from. Next time I go I'll experiment a bit with off camera flash and what it yields.
I love ice sculptures even though I have never attended an ice festival. These are simply spectacular. Great image to end and start a new year. Hope you have a great and Happy New Year.
LightningPaul: Thank you John. I had a very nice New Year.
Happy New Year Paul!

Great shot, its amazing what people can make from a block of ice!!
LightningPaul: Thanks!
  • ROB
  • Australia
  • 1 Jan 2009, 11:45
Reminds me of the Joe Satriani album cover from many, many moons ago.
LightningPaul: Thanks for your visit and comment.
A wonderful piece of art Paul.
All the best possible things to you and yours for 2009!
LightningPaul: Many many thanks for your wishes.
Looks good Paul. All the best to you and yours for 2009
LightningPaul: Thanks Bill!
wow Paul thats a really superb shot and post work fella, bet you wish you had had the more up to date camera then Paulsmile

All the best for the coming year Paulsmile
LightningPaul: Thanks Tim! Not only a more up to date camera but also the knowledge and the skill I have now. Though, I can repeat this for sure again in a few years smile
Luckily I took enough shots so at least I have a few very good ones.
  • Simone
  • Italy
  • 2 Jan 2009, 12:02
Amazing colors! Happy new year to you too smile
LightningPaul: Many thanks smile
Wonderful again and best wishes for you and yours !!
LightningPaul: Thank you smile
  • alex
  • Germany
  • 7 Jan 2009, 09:23
Cool picture. Thanks for all your photos and the helpful technical comments. Looking forward to see more smile
LightningPaul: Many thanks! I'm happy you mention about the technical comments. It motivates me to continue doing this.
Interesting frame capturing vivid colors, It's a great New Year idea.
SwissCharles
LightningPaul: Sorry, I forgot to reply. Many thanks for your comment.
Is it ice of glass ?
LightningPaul: It is all made of ice.

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camera DiMAGE F100
exposure mode program mode
shutterspeed 1/30s
aperture f/2.8
sensitivity ISO100
focal length 7.8mm
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