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Steamed by mjconns Steamed by mjconns
The sun rising behind the clouds across frozen Carter Lake in Iowa helped the steam from the coal power plant to be nicely outlined.
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This is an impressive landscape.

There isn't much I would do to change this photo. The subject is something I haven't seen before, which makes it strong. Many people forget that uniqueness is one of the strengths of photography, and stick to traditional and tried subjects that are worn out.

I'm not a huge fan of the colors of this photo. I'm not sure if they were the actual colors of the sunrise, but to me they feel artificial. The contrast also feels a little strong on the ground, but spot on for the sky. I understand sunrises are tricky.

Don't take my feedback as overly suggestive, this is a great photo, and I'm rating it highly to reflect that. My critique is only in order to help you improve, even if the improvements would only be marginal. I don't believe there is a perfect photo, but this one is close.
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AircatSkylion Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this, the contrast between the lighting and shadows and the crisp focus on the smoke columns. Awesome job :)
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mjconns Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! Glad you liked it :)
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Prometheus1706 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Superb composition and mood!! Brilliant indeed!!
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mjconns Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I appreciate your thoughts, thank you!
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A-Arcus Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Really nice photograph.

Keep it up!
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mjconns Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! :)
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