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February 27, 2011
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arctic by ladyrapid arctic by ladyrapid
[Update] Upon request, wp edition released.

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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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.
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Photographer
thanks for the feedback
catiee1301 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
<3 Such a beautiful piece!
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you, glad you enjoy it!
gnohz Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
Wow pretty work and nice textures :clap:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
Cheers mate, thanks for the feedback
gnohz Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
Most welcome of course! Keep up the great work! :hug:
veinsofmercury Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
Glad you like it!
MiracleZero001 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks like a whole new world to me :wow:
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