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2.68 - "Solid" 

A freezing morning on Convict Lake, in the Eastern Sierras of California. It was extremely windy, and before wind-chill factor it was 28 degrees F. With wind chill, it was probably closer to zero degrees F.

This Image was the last shot I captured before the lens was splashed with icy water and I was unable to take any more pictures until the day warmed up. Just one or two days later, the entire lake was frozen over.

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Matthew Saville's picture

Damn, tough crowd! (currently at 2.7 stars) ...Any comments on what stops this image from being a "winner" in your eyes? Thanks!!!

Matthew Saville's picture

Maybe it should be REQUIRED to leave a comment with a critique if you want to rate a photo 1-2 stars.

I'm honestly NOT trying to say that any of my "water" photos are better than 2.5/5. They're definitely not perfect. But if the whole point of giving someone a very low rating is to get the message across that they've "got a lot of work to do", ...then why not take a second to actually leave a suggestion?!?

Personally, I struggled with the WB on this one, I liked the idea of it being a very cold scene with just a faint touch of warm sunlight on the very tip of the peak, so I think I went with exactly 5000K WB. My only other hesitance is maybe the corners /edges are a bit less exciting than the central area; maybe this shot is much stronger as a 1:1 crop?