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Black and white snow frustation, part II

These are the shots I have been frustrated the most with. I need to figure out the snow factor in this. I appreciate any criticism, please feel free to let me know what you think I should have done differently, either in the shot, or post processing (Lr3)

The first post with the shots I'm the happiest with are here. [photoblog.com]

The snow is too white the foreground is too dark, at least I think so, but several different approaches didn't make it better.

I tried adding vignetting to offset the bright snow, but I think it has made the top left corner too dark.

Same thing here as above, but I think also I have composition problems here.

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    • # Karman

      I personally think they are very nice. #3 and #5 are my favorites. It looks as if they were taken long ago. They have a soft value with a harsh edge. I like them.

      2010.12.12 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Dave

      Sometimes composition rules must be broken so 2 and 4 break the rules and use that to their advantage. I like both of them, especially the Golden Mean spiral in 4. I always find B&W frustrating so I stick with the colours as that is what pleases me most in my photos.

      2010.12.12 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Ricardo

      this should be called Dry frustration not snow frustration lol
      all are nice, and they came out quite clear!
      hmm...maybe the snowy weather gives you an atmosphere that you dont wish?
      in my point of view they are nice because they are darkish and the color is just like the way i like in BW shots!

      2010.12.11 Edited Reply Cancel