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By the ocean sometimes the weather can be quite tough. The wind is icy and the pure essence of nature is just raw to the bone.

Here, jumping across the patches of ice, I try to make my way down the most icy parts for the "good shot". A few slips here 'n there and I finally manage to come close enough. The wind picks up and I feel that my clothes I'm wearing wasn't the best choice for the sea today. It's cold, very very cold and I'm getting beaten by the wind.

A couple of close calls later and with a belly-crouch down a slope I manage to get the shot I was after, without getting both my feet soaking wet and filled with slush!

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Photograph taken: Sweden/Karlshamn

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Copyright 2011, Robin de Blanche. All rights reserved. My images may not be reproduced in any form without my written permission.
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:iconmarzez:
This shot is incredible! The amount of blue in the image reflects the cold weather excellently, and the land on the horizon is well-framed: The flat plains to either side give an excellent feeling of isolation - very appropriate for the Arctic.
This image could probably do with a little less sky, since the sky is the lightest part, and with the current amount of sky it looks slightly unbalanced.
I do, however, like the way that the lines of ice break up the surface. They add an excellent and interesting texture.
Normally at this point, I would say something about a big ugly watermark; but your watermark is small and subtle, and it even matches the rest of the image.
So sum up, I absolutely love what you've done with this photo. It's incredible. But I feel that a little cropping from the top would benefit it greatly.
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ahhsummer Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
this reminds me of rock candy- just beautiful.
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Photographer
thanks for the feedback
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:iconcatiee1301:
catiee1301 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
<3 Such a beautiful piece!
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you, glad you enjoy it!
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gnohz Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
Wow pretty work and nice textures :clap:
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
Cheers mate, thanks for the feedback
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gnohz Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
Most welcome of course! Keep up the great work! :hug:
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:iconveinsofmercury:
veinsofmercury Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Incredible!
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
Glad you like it!
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:iconmiraclezero001:
MiracleZero001 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks like a whole new world to me :wow:
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Professional Photographer
It's the colors of winter :thumbsup:
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MiracleZero001 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah :)
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:iconoscar-ojisan:
oscar-ojisan Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011   Artist
wow:wow: beautiful^__^
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
Glad you like it, thank you
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:iconoscar-ojisan:
oscar-ojisan Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011   Artist
thank you:D
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous blues!
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
Cheers mate, yea it's pretty cool.
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NanisKa Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
BEAUTIFUL!!! :heart:
grrrrr...how cold!! I love that kind of weather, but, unfortunately, I can't stand it! :D

Kudos for your patience! :clap:









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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Professional Photographer
Cold is just another reason to put on extra comfy clothes, I don't mind. It turned out to be a quite interesting shot.
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NanisKa Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Agreed! It's all about choosing the right ones. :D

It seems that the most interesting shots are those we get after taking some kind of risk! (Your Vortex capture is brilliant!)
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nhecro93 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
o.o gorgeous !
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
Chers mate
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nhecro93 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
keep it up :thumbsup: . nice gallery (:
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:iconxile-designs:
Xile-Designs Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its not just the beauty of the shot that makes this good, its the effort you put in to get it. Well done :)
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you, I'm glad you enjoy it!
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:iconpeterpateman:
peterpateman Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice!
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you
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Nickmeister Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
that looks really cool. I bet it sounds really good too there.
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
It sounds like when you stir in a slush drink with a straw, but more cold, just like that.
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:iconsparia:
Sparia Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Student General Artist
love it!
the texture and light is soo wonderful!
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Professional Photographer
I love ice due to just that reason alone, it's texture. Usually have wonderful abstract texture.

Chers mate!
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Sparia Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Student General Artist
ah! cool!
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victimofemotion Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Grymt, verkligen!
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Professional Photographer
chers mate!
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euphor Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i wish i could have every single one of your photos as a background. theyre all so stunning
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Professional Photographer
I gotta have something to take to the grave :).

Thanks mate,
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:iconquaisor:
Quaisor Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
Definitely worth the trouble =D
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Professional Photographer
=)
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Burning-Liquid Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011   Photographer
Thats some serious tricky shit! It was worth it m8:D love this one
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
You should've seen me going at it there, as a guess you might've taken me for a figure skater as I graciously moved across the patches of icy death!

Glad you dig it man!
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Burning-Liquid Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011   Photographer
hehe:D you should put a backstage movie in your craps or somehting!:D
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
You know what'll be really funky to see. If I'd rig a camera on my pack, like one of those GoPro HD ones, and keep it during a session. That way you'd see all my adventures!
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Burning-Liquid Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011   Photographer
:O indeed, would be way cool:happycry:
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
nicely done, maybe a tad more contrast through curves, but if so I would make it really slight, I like it either way
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
I first thought so as well but I didn't like the tone I got in the lower half so I just let it be.

Nice eye there :)!
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zlodhi Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
Thank you for all the effort you put into taking this shot, I absolutely love it, and I couldn't agree more with your description of the essence of nature - it certainly seems true when looking at this. It's really a fantastic capture :)
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
You have no idea the effort needed for some shots that never makes it to the public, maybe it's time to get another life insurance...

Thank you!
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nabeela21 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011   Photographer
Seems like such a memorable experience worth treasuring =D Well done <3
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
Yes indeed. I won't forget it in the first time.
It's actually true, "those moments" you stumble upon through your ways about things often is remembered for a long long time. Especially within photography since usually it lies a long story behind each shot, from my point of view that is.

Thank you
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nabeela21 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011   Photographer
Very well said =] Your welcome <3
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