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A cold gray winter's morning
3rd PlaceA cold gray winter's morning

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Challenge: Street Photography VI (Minimal Editing I)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Tamron SP AF 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 Di II LD for Canon
Location: Michigan Avenue, Chicago
Date: Jan 8, 2014
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Black and White, Street
Date Uploaded: Jan 9, 2014

Minus 2 degrees (Fahrenheit) on Wednesday morning at about 7:30.

[Jan. 16th, 2014 11:34:16 PM]

The comments are absolutely right. This is too much like my recent Solstice entry. I spent a couple of subzero mornings tromping around looking for a good shot. Given the bitter cold not many were out. I sifted through my most interesting shots, and this one was the one I liked best. But, maybe I should have entered a different, more original one.

Place: 3 out of 47
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01/17/2014 11:03:35 PM
Congrats on the ribbon, Mark. Looks damned cold!
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01/17/2014 09:34:07 PM
Congratulations on the ribbon Mark! I knew this one was going to do good. Great job!
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01/17/2014 09:08:04 PM
Great job Mark; keep them coming.
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01/17/2014 08:34:11 AM
I love how you achieved the cold raw day feel of a street shot on the left, the unsettling gray, the perfectly overexposed sky, and yet, on the right, all the frenetic energy of a train station night shot with starkly deeper contrast. Congrats on the ribbon as well.
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01/17/2014 07:20:35 AM
Congrats Mark, big city life.
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01/17/2014 03:39:53 AM
Congrats, Mark!
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01/17/2014 01:48:36 AM
Nice work man....
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01/17/2014 12:42:09 AM
Hey, a good shot is a good shot. Congrats!!
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01/17/2014 12:12:45 AM
what Johanna said :)
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01/17/2014 12:07:25 AM
Congratulations on taking the yellow for this crystalline glimpse of Chicago. Well done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/16/2014 01:10:00 PM
I do so miss living in Chicago. I like the reflections a lot
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01/13/2014 06:57:15 AM
At first I didn't like this too much - the "negative space" on the right is very heavy. But I've looked at it more and the composition is very clever. It is heavy on the right and feels overwhelming, but it does give that sense of being there. One thing I may have liked more is for the person to be a bit closer. He almost feels like part of the background.

I'm guessing this is Mark Wiley? This looks like the same place as The sun low and weak :)
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01/10/2014 12:32:52 AM
Mark! Surely there are other interesting streets...?
Just kidding. It DOES look like a very cold morning...
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