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Alberta Winter Photo Contest GRAND PRIZE Winner
Alberta Winter
Alberta Winter
Grand Prize Winner - December 2000 Contest
© Darwin Wiggett

member since: 2/5/2001
    Absolutely Beautiful! Excellently composed and perfect exposure give this photo a 10 in the technical department. Great Mood as well.

2/15/2001 4:43:17 AM

Linda Wright

member since: 2/15/2001

Not only is this an extremely pleasing photograph, but Darwin has solved a technically challenging exposure problem to boot. The combination of two discrete color temperatures in the same photo shows flare, and a dab hand with a meter. It looks like maybe an 81A filter was used (judging from the sky) to warm up the snow in the fg, but that's just a guess. I would love some more technical information on this shot.

2/15/2001 9:18:30 AM

Jim Miotke
BetterPhoto Member
Owner,, Inc.

Hi Darwin,

Excellent photograph!

Would you consider this a digitally modified image or a traditional (film-based) photo? How did you create it?

3/2/2001 2:49:33 PM

Darwin Wiggett

member since: 11/27/2000

I used two grad filters to make this photo. A orange grad over the skies and trees, and a blue grad upside down over the snow. The image was taken with a 24mm lens using Velvia film and the exposure was taken a +1 from the meter reading.


3/2/2001 3:20:45 PM

Sanjiv V. Nadkarni

member since: 3/5/2001

A nice picture. Shadow is used nicely.
Author had a very good feel for the moment, situation and colour.

Simply a wonderful shot.

3/5/2001 12:14:37 AM


member since: 3/5/2001

This is one of the most beautiful patterns with fantastic harmony you can find in nature. I hope it's completely natural.

4/1/2001 5:06:21 AM

Kelly dorekens

member since: 4/1/2001

Wauw, this is just beautiful! Never have I experienced such serenity in a row of trees... Wonderful, keep up the good work and hopefully one day I will be on this site as well (I've got plenty of time since I'm only 17 years old)


4/1/2001 7:06:54 AM


member since: 4/9/2001

just beautiful and it's too complicated for me to understand the technique used.

6/1/2001 1:05:33 AM

Katherine C. Lewis

member since: 7/5/2001

It is beautiful. I know this is what everybody keeps saying but it turely is. Katherine

7/5/2001 7:03:21 PM

Jim E. Jam

member since: 7/21/2001

I lean heavily to the digital side of imaging because you simply can't create pictures like this with only film, lenses, meters, and filters...

Or so I thought. This "un-manipulated" photo makes my methods feel cheap and dirty.

7/21/2001 1:27:23 AM

Mark E. Smith

member since: 11/10/2001

Congratulations. Thank you making our day better.

11/10/2001 4:43:59 PM

Kent L. Nelson

member since: 11/25/2001

Great Photograph, was this an experiment on this picture or did you know how it was going to turn out?

11/25/2001 3:02:09 PM

Zita A. Strother
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 6/5/2002

This is unquestionably a WONDERFUL photo. That is was obtained without digtial manipulation is fine, but the end result is far more important than how it was acchived.
Ansle Adams is most famous for his darkroom techiques. Wheter done in the darkroom or on the computer is just a matter of preference these days.

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