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Frozen Stairway
Frozen Stairway

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Cold II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D40
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Jan 30, 2010
Aperture: F5.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Black and White, Street
Date Uploaded: Feb 1, 2010

This picture was taken during the Jan. 30 snowstorm in Washington, D.C. I was walking out of the Metro station and noticed the symmetry made by the escalators so I snapped a picture. The darkness of the tunnel played well against the white unknown presented by the escalators. It most certainly was cold that day, but looking back through this picture I can still feel it...


Place: 80 out of 154
Avg (all users): 5.3762
Avg (commenters): 9.5000
Avg (participants): 5.3333
Avg (non-participants): 5.3922
Views since voting: 558
Views during voting: 327
Votes: 210
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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02/14/2010 10:47:21 AM

Well, you pleased the crowd that looks at the out-of-the-ordinary and appreciates it!
Congratulations on that.

Technically, your lights and darks are well defined and balanced, you certainly meet the challenge and your framing is fun. I can see a hasty voter looking at this and saying "hmmm, a half & half image; broke a rule there," and giving a low score. But rules are made to be broken (let's call it adjusted) so the one-third/two-third convention needs to be tweaked sometimes.

You did it well, and your work was appreciated by some knowledgeable folk. Not bad, I'd say.

I look forward to seeing more of your work at DPC.

02/10/2010 09:55:02 AM
I gave this a 7. I thought the black and white treatment was perfect and you did a very good job with conveying that cold feeling. The voters are a fickle bunch. So ignore them and just keep on doing what you are doing and eventually they will catch up with you :)
02/10/2010 09:33:23 AM
Thank you to those who voted and commented. jminso I appreciate the support. I was hoping this would do much better as well, but I'm still improving my technique and photography skills so I'll take it.

At the very least this will look good in a frame on my wall!

Message edited by author 2010-02-10 09:43:26.
02/10/2010 07:10:13 AM
This should have finished much higher (imho) it was one of my top picks. I am posting over at Posthumous Ribbons, part III
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/08/2010 06:26:27 PM
Nice shot, looks slightly tilted though I'm sure it isn't.
02/04/2010 11:22:55 AM
I almost missed this one. I love this shot, not only does it convey coldness from the snow but even more so from the darkness and emptiness. The lighting is great and comp is spot on. Well done. 10
02/04/2010 05:34:22 AM
Like the contrast *9*

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