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"A Cold Chill"

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Copyright: Linda Unger (shelbeesmom) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4128 W: 1096 N: 12722] (58278)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-31
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Tokina AT-X 124 PRO DX 12-24mm F4, Hoya PL-CIR 77mm
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-12-15 5:38
Viewed: 1446
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
***See WS for a sample of a stolen photo and what it might look like on TL.
A word about stolen photos. IF you suspect a photo is stolen, because it looks overly pixelated or extreme poor quality, PLEASE run the photo through tineye.com. If nothing comes up, take the picture and mirror it (flip it) and try again. With the help of a sharp-eyed TL member I found an account with over 40 stolen photos in it. This member had been here quite sometime. Her points were in the 5-digit range.

If we ALL work to keep TL a safe place, we can stop this stealing and point swapping garbage. Alot of the fake accounts posted are to distract from all the photo stealing. Keeping us busy with that, we fail to check incoming photos for validity. PLEASE look at a photo carefully! And get HONEST about the critique.

Now, back to photography. This is the sunrise at the Greenville Fish Hatchery in Greenville, PA one COLD miserable December Day. We were horribly under dressed and so we didn't stay long. I converted this from Raw, got rid of some dust bunnies, added a vignetting and did alot of saturation. Hope you like it!
And keep a SHARP eye out TL Nation. There is nothing more lowlife than a thief!

File name IMG_5518.JPG
Camera Model Name Canon EOS 30D
Shooting Date/Time 12/31/2007 11:17:27
Tv(Shutter Speed) 1/500Sec.
Av(Aperture Value) F18
Metering Modes Evaluative metering
Exposure Compensation 0
ISO Speed 320 (Don't ask me how that happened!)
Lens 12-24mm
Focal Length 12.0 mm
Image size 3504 x 2336
Image Quality Fine
Flash Off
White Balance Auto
AF mode AI focus AF
Picture Style Standard

And if you have any doubt about my pics being stolen, remember...I save my RAW files. B-)

cknara, dareco, szekelykristof, Beger, tfebbo, lukrecja, szatanowska, chrisJ, gnada has marked this note useful
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To WhiteKnight: HAHA!shelbeesmom 2 12-16 14:23
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Hi Big Girl,
Amazing image, great composition, you can sell it as poster! Wonderful sharpness and contrast a really awsome view well captured. Great, if to go along with such postings I might visit Texas next year :-)
Big hug from the Baron in KL.

Hi Linda!
It's is very expressive photo! I like colours, lights and shadows of winter sunrise. It isn't surprising that your photo is perfectly composed.
Greetings from Poland,

Great shape to this tree Linda.
A superb choice of subject for a silhouette.
Your POV is excellent, excellent exposure control.
Very pretty view.
- Vincent

Hi Linda, great see you as neighbour today too, I with a sunset, you with a fantastic sunrise, maging light in your fascinating composition well framed by grat tree, you are a romantic woman:), very well done, ciao Silvio


beautiful shot

sharp and the contrast is fine
good point of view.

another job well done

keep it up



Its a beautiful Silhouette.I like the colors very much esp the blue sky and the branching tree.

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-12-15 7:00]

I am so shocked by the amount of photo theft that goes on. Crazy!! What does anyone get out of posting someone elses work ?????? Weird. This sure is pretty Linda, it makes me wish I was sitting under that GORGEOUS tree, taking in the nature. Beautiful lighting and colors. TFS

Hi Linda

An excellent shot here, veru nicely balanced with the tree on the left and I love the colour tones. The lone bird flying gives an interesting focal point and draws me into the shot. Lovely work my friend

TFS regards Helen

Hi Linda,
That's a really nice sunset composition by the lakeside, I like its dark tones and the light coming from the middle of the picture. The exposition of sky and clouds is also impressive. Thanks for the useful workshop for stopping fakers.

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  • maecy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 252] (1653)
  • [2008-12-15 7:17]

Hi Linda!

Superb shot! like the silhouette of that tree and the blue clouds in that background makes the image dramatic...very nice...



Wonderful Photo with great sunsetcolours , light, and very well composed.
a great work!

hi linda, nice landscape shot, wonderful colors and composition with fine details, someone stealing your photos? always a thief around us i guess, low life people,

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-12-15 7:48]
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Hi Linda,
The Sherlock Holmes into you made a great job ! Thanks for your concern to keep TL a credible place!
This is a very moody photo with a beautiful light and a nice placement of the tree in foreground! Just a little nit pick, perhaps, you got rid too some dust bunnies in the sky!
The orange and the deep blue colors are so appealing for a romantic ride there! Bravo! Annie

Hi Linda,

Clearly I've been away a long time and I've missed all this talk about stolen photos. I'll keep my eyes open for them.

As you said, back to the photos, and this one is great! Great composition of this photo. I love how moody this one is with the tree's silhouette creating such intrigue. The details of the branches are wonderful. The clouds also have such a surreal feeling about them. Excellent!


Hi Linda,
This looks great, well composed with good colour and sharpness, I am glad you didn't get rid of the duck flying over the lake.
Well done
Regards Andy

:-) I cannot even begin to imagine the fun in stealing pics and putting them up here... really.. who are these people fooling???
And then there is the comments... some folks here are really dumb! I mean, how on earth can you call pics like the stolen one you show "excellent"!!!!
I know, sometimes I can be very enthousiastic about a person's pics, but only because I really see improvement and efford! THAT needs to be treasured and rewarded.

Now.. about this picture: I really like images like this... dark and mysterious... Great silhouettes and a lovely composition. Just like we are used to seeing from you!!!

Cheers girl,

P.s.: for you and your family: A lovely warm Christmas and a safe and healty new year.

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  • papon Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 35 W: 48 N: 76] (590)
  • [2008-12-15 10:14]

Hi Linda!!
Very nice presentation..
Good color and sharpness..Well captured the sun rays and shadow in the foregroung have made the shot more attractive ..nice POV.

Have a nice day!!

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  • karith Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1037 W: 55 N: 1262] (7891)
  • [2008-12-15 11:54]

Excellent composition and mood! The saturation was a good idea to pull this off so well. I love how the tree frames the sunrise light in the background. Well done:)

So amazing, Linda,
the light and the silhuette of the tree.
Romantic and peaceful, I'd like to sit here to see the sun go down.
Thanks, very pretty motive.
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Do you know what's going on with John Tulip, I hasn't posted for a long time now but left no note why. But I also needed a break here, so perhaps he also thinks so?!?

Hello Linda,

Thank you for your good advice, Mrs. Holmes.

I love this! It has created such a mood with its silhouetted trees, shimmering water and even a flying duck. The colours are amazing! There is just the right balance of shadow and light!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hi Linda,

This photograph is absolutley beautiful!! Excellent colors and tones and wonderful skies!! The darkness in the trees has great contrast to the sky!!

Great work


  • Janone Gold Star Critiquer [C: 3409 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-12-15 14:21]

Hello Linda.
Very moody evening picture, bit dark, but its late, right ? haha
About stolen pictures, hard to believe, can I trust anyone here on TL ?
Their is already one who really hate me, even I never commented on his pictures. How sick people can be.!!!
Cheers, haha, sniff.!!!

I think its so sad that some people can only get satisfaction from someone elses work. They must have such a low opinion of themselves. They are to be pitied. At the same time, by revealing them maybe it could act as a wakeup and force them to look at themselves and go for help. So I agree. Lets be vigilant.
Lovely picture as always.
Warm regards

Hi Linda,

This is a great shot. I must say that you have a knack for getting those sun rays out of the clouds. Nice reflections on the water.

Nice one Linda! Lisa

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2008-12-15 23:20]

Hi Linda ;)
Wonderful composition and atmosphere, TFS
Best regards,
J ;)

Very interesting style you've got here Linda (from the BORING guy!!).. The sky is amazing in this!!

Jolly good photography and all that... Great sharpness and lighting.

Nice work.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-12-17 2:31]

Hi Linda

I like the mood & atmosphere in this striking landscape. Good color, sharpness & graphism, with attractive warm cold color contrasts. Tfs!

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2008-12-18 11:38]

I like colours, lights and shadows of winter sunrise. Your POV is excellent, Fantastic exposure control.Very pretty view. Well done,

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-12-19 2:43]

Hi Linda...

Excellent photo with beautiful sunset view..!
Wonderful shot, sharpness and colors,
perfect details and well composed...
Best regards,

hello Linda,

this is beautiful.. the leafless tree make a stunning silhoutte.. again it suit well with my mood and i love tree.. :) excellent eyes. you have captured it all when the sky started to show it colours.. twilight? perfect shot.. tfs..

regards, terry

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