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    Winter is coming

    Winter is coming
    Yesterday (1.12.2012) we got snow, temperature fall into -12 C and lakes freezed. Picture is taken from the top of water tower in the City of Varkaus in Eastern Finland.

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    Re: Winter is coming

    And I was feeling cold after our first frost of the year and a temperature of -2.

    Sharp focus and good exposure.

    The only thing I was wondering about was a slight crop from the sky. Maybe to just above the smoke on the left side.

    Not sure how to take a similar amount from the sides though; possibly the right side?

    Just by holding some card against the screen, this appears to give a little more apparent depth to the scene.

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    Re: Winter is coming

    Hi Timo,

    There's a lot that is right about this shot and it is very interesting to study.

    It looks like a fairly wide angle (but no EXIF data to confirm) and I think there is is some uncorrected barrel distortion.

    What PP softawre do you use?

    Cheers,

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    Re: Winter is coming

    I tried to improve the pic according to Geoff's and Dave's advices. As software I use Nikon Capture NX2 together with ViewNX2. In Capture there is distortion correction feature, which I used for barrel distortion (slider to +26). I cropped sky and tried to make vertically symmetrical composition. My lens was Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX and it was in it's wide end.
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    Re: Winter is coming

    Possibly a pity that you had to lose the chimneys on the left; but that reduced sky certainly gives more emphasis to the buildings etc.

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