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Pindrops by excess1ve Pindrops by excess1ve
A shot taken while camping in Ramsey's Draft Wilderness. It was a cold time.
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Hey!

You wanted me to write you a critique for this one. As I tell everyone, don't mind the star-ratings, they aren't informative at all.

Photographically:
I think I understand what you are trying to do here. When you're looking around you sometimes you get a feeling that here is something worth captuing. When you get this feeling there is something there and you should think a little about what it is that caught your attention. So try capturing this scene in different angles. The reason you want to do this is because you'll very often be surprised how much difference angles has on the same subject.
Also when photographing in lowlight conditions you very often will need help by some lightsource to pinpoint the focus in the right direction. Using a flashlight of some sort to light up the subject you want to focus on will help you alot. I think when you look at this image you feel that you didn't nail the focus you wanted(?).

Post-processing:
As you see your sky is somewhat blown out. Using a gradient to darken the top half will leave my eyes comfortable on the bottom half where it's happening something.
Also adding some overall sharpness to the image is also recommended. I encourage you to try out the smart sharpen-filter in photoshop, just be sure that you don't overdo it, you can also use opacity within the same layer to reduce the sharpening if it's too much.

I hope this was helpful :) Have a nice weekend :)
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Cocooue Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student Photographer
wow, this is such a great picture! love the colors :heart:
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Caen-N Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
gorgeous! a beautiful image, so well shot
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InuyashaFan4-ever Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, I love the water/ice droplets captured in the foreground
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Emmuls Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot!! :D
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dansch Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
you are featured in my journal [link]
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Sadalmelek Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013   Photographer
you have been featured in my journal [link] :aww:
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MyChibiKitsune Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
the cool colors are beautiful here. :)
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dominofan0803 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
wow, the icy part looks weird and beautiful at the same time.
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isischneider Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012   Photographer
wow,lovely shot.
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jetski3 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
Impressive
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