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But I am none; nor will my sun renew.
But I am none; nor will my sun renew.

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Challenge: Cold II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Blairstown, NJ
Date: Jan 31, 2010
Aperture: 4
ISO: 400
Shutter: 500
Galleries: Landscape, Blur
Date Uploaded: Feb 2, 2010

sorry I don't know nothing about conveying coldness, but 21_N.gif skewsme has graciously allowed me to delve into her mysteries of post-processing long enough for me to make my picture a little more lovely. some channel mixing, some gradient mapping, some inverting, some selective coloring, and there you go.

Can you spot the skewsme and the zowie in this photo?

Place: 88 out of 154
Avg (all users): 5.3014
Avg (commenters): 6.4000
Avg (participants): 5.4107
Avg (non-participants): 5.2614
Views since voting: 774
Views during voting: 343
Votes: 209
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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01/14/2013 04:40:01 PM
This was one of my highest votes of this challenge (gave it an 8). Nicely done but it is the location, processing and the lovely title that separates this and significantly elevates it from similar concepts I have seen.
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02/13/2010 04:27:22 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club.

Hi Don.
I am Alan :), and you are my first Critique, please bear with me as I feel as a fly in a tarantulas den.

On first viewing, and reading the poem twice, I gather both title and image where combined intentionally at the time of capture. Both fit too well together for it to be a accident. The background fits well with the mood. The leaf on the right drawing the eye down the long trail the lonely man must travel alone. The hand err the fingers grasping the sun attempting to prevent it from reaching higher in the sky, preventing it becoming spring. This was well thought out, and executed, and a fine job capturing the essence of both.

Now for the other part, yes I see a couple. The mood is dark, depressed, love lost. I think bringing the brights down a bit might convey the mood a bit better, though might not have helped with the average voter.
And the err ummm hand is ummm a bit too nice, for want of another word. This man has no desire to interact with anyone, so deep and dark his mood, he will go to the point of repelling others (bum like) to prevent it.
Had I voted this challenge a 7 or 8, if curiosity had me looking for the poem (likely) 9 or 10.

A critique of my critique is more than welcome..
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02/10/2010 05:34:46 PM
This is very well done! It's a very cool picture, I guess just not cold enough... :P

Awesome shot, however.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/09/2010 11:43:12 PM
I don't really get the feeling of coldness (although I do wonder about the ghost person and ghost dog on the right). But I think the pinching of the sun is pretty cooooool.
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02/09/2010 07:20:19 AM
Nice idea, PP seems a bit odd on the person and dog on the right and your arm though.
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02/06/2010 04:36:41 PM
well made ;-)
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02/04/2010 09:58:18 PM
Nicely done.
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02/03/2010 12:01:17 PM
Love this shot! even if it doesn't make me feel cold; just me but I think the right side of the pic (as you look at it) should have been cropped - I keep trying to figure out what the human looking figure is
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02/03/2010 10:36:13 AM
Really interesting image but it doesn't really emphasize coldness to me,
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