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Very cool. No pun intended.
Dave Bonta: Thanks, Leslee.

(I'm still getting used to the weirdness of responding to comments like this. It's the way they seem to do it around here. But I don't like it!)
  • VZ
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • 6 Jan 2008, 03:53
That is fantastic. It's almost a monochrome, have you tried to convert it to b&w and see if you like it better?
Dave Bonta: Thanks! Oh, sure - I try that with almost every image, because you never know. But the blue and cyan seem essential to the emotional impact here.
>hat a great eye you've got ! Simplu magic, perfect lines, and lights. The blue tonality well suits this snow landscape.
  • tuckpo
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Jan 2008, 06:35
This is gorgeous. Very sensuous. A strong wave-like watery feel.
Great shot .. I think it would be interesting to crop out the trees on the left and make it even more abstract. richard
Dave Bonta: Yes, I'll keep that option in mind (and will maybe even post such a version at some point). But I guess my reasoning was to try and keep as much of the left-hand bank as possible.
Lovely capture! Great lines, and a crisp and very imaginative shot. Love th cold blue, too. (:o)
  • Mary MacADNski
  • escaped the cabin for a day - fever abated
  • 6 Jan 2008, 08:01
From the thumbnail, I thought it was fabric with drapes and folds. A beautiful shot with such great movement. There is no need to answer all the comments. Some do and some don't. Truly, it's up to you and not a requirement.
Dave Bonta: That's an interesting first impression!

My remark above was in reference to the procedure here of replying from within the individual comments, and getting a different, brighter color for the author's comments. That's a little strange to me, coming from the world of regular blogs (where Leslee also hangs out). But I'm only 41; I can still adapt and change when necessary! Maybe.
  • Stan
  • 6 Jan 2008, 09:01
Very effective capture of a mundane element. I wouldn't have thought of it
Very nice shot. Interesting shadow/light play
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 6 Jan 2008, 14:34
This is just a phenomenal picture, the sun/shadow work is just great.
Welcome to SC and you get used to us very quickly tongue we only mean well....
Dave Bonta: Hey, thanks Astrid - and everyone. I do feel welcome. Only yesterday figured out what "ShMood" meant, but couldn't figure out how to change it on photos I'd already posted in the queue, like this one. I'm an amateur with thick skin, so I welcome all kinds of criticism.

Yesterday I also made the decision to pay up and commit to this site for at least a year, and the active community was part of the draw. That, and the screen-filling size available with this template.

That floating comment box is seriously freaky.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Jan 2008, 18:06
Great shot. It looks like some enormous rippled icecream confection. I don't object to the trees on the left - they give it some context and help lead the eye to the top and out of the picture, continuing its journey along the road.
Dave Bonta: Hi Ingrid - Thanks. That's very helpful feedback. I'm not always so good at analyzing why something works or doesn't work.
Lovely image - very well spotted and captured.
This is an excellent shot! Florence is right... you've got a great eye for a great shot! Love it smile
The floating comment box *is* freaky. Actually, I saw your comment appear in my email inbox and I thought you were thinking it odd that it delivered your comment by email. Revisiting now, I see it's the color you're finding weird, and/or commenting within people's comments. Well, whatever. You get used to stuff. Maybe not the floating comment box, though.

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