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0393 Blue Ice | by Mark Morgan Trinidad A
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0393 Blue Ice

No 4 in the 111 pics in 2011 is icicle/cold. Kinda hard for someone living in the tropics. So took some water swirled in some blue food colouring and put it the freezer. When it was frozen, smashed it into pieces, poured on cold water to make it glisten and took a pic. with flash using my 100mm macro. lens.

 

Final photo was dull so seriously sharpened it using the "clarity" and "contrast" sliders in Photoshop's RAW processer and then sharpened it again using the emboss filter and "soft light". The result photo converted into 6 Tiffs of varying exposure and HDR'd in Photomatix. After that a little cropping, a border, the embossed "ICE" (not sure about that) and hopefully - brrr.

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Taken on May 29, 2011