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Late Winter Storm
Late Winter Storm
Judith Polakoff


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Challenge: Free Study 2007-03 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D2X
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Central Upstate New York, U.S.
Date: Mar 5, 2007
Aperture: F/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500 sec.
Galleries: Black and White, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Mar 30, 2007

This was shot through the car window while my husband and I drove through this storm and blowing snow. The wind really was blowing at about 50 miles an hour, and while I would have preferred photographing someone who seemed to be having a rougher time walking in the storm, this guy was the only brave soul we could find walking around outside at all that day.

Thanks for the kind comments, everyone!

Statistics
Place: 56 out of 561
Avg (all users): 6.4578
Avg (commenters): 7.6429
Avg (participants): 6.4359
Avg (non-participants): 6.5102
Views since voting: 1185
Views during voting: 294
Votes: 166
Comments: 18
Favorites: 8 (view)


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04/08/2007 06:50:37 PM
Excellent image. Well done!
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04/08/2007 06:30:03 PM
Ww, excellent photo.
Really strong, should be on the front page at least.
This really stands out above any other shot in this challenge.
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04/08/2007 04:22:31 AM
absolutely stunning photo!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/07/2007 04:59:38 PM
I give this a 10 and hope it does very well. So many times it seems b&w is used to make a poor photo artistic, and worse, the conversion to b&w is often flat. This b&w seems fully integrated and necessary. The lone figure, the road sign, the flag, power lines, etc., and all that blowing white -- wow!
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04/07/2007 02:47:47 PM
stunning photo. beautiful cascade of forms. 9 bump to 10
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04/07/2007 12:42:15 PM
You've really managed to capture the essence of a late winter storm. Swirling snow is nicely captured. 8
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04/05/2007 04:26:35 PM
A storm well captured!
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04/05/2007 12:52:50 PM
Great capture! Love it! The blown out highlights (was this intentional? my guess is not) and yellow toning really add to the dynamism and energy of this image, as does the flag and black sky. The speed limit sign adds a touch of irony in that it really refers to wind speed, and not to it's usual designation.

The person walking, however, appears too non-chalant for his surroundings and I think someone displaying a gesture of fighting the wind, bracing themselves or holding on to a hat would be more appropo and create greater impact. Finally, compositionally, I would prefer a less centered composition and think about about 1/2" could have been cropped off the left side.

Was this photographed through car or house window? Even with the faults I've mentioned above, I'm giving this a 10 and adding it to my favorites. Thank you!
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04/04/2007 03:06:30 PM
Better PP would have helped, removing distracting powerlines....
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04/04/2007 01:57:24 PM
Great capture of the feel of the environment!
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04/04/2007 01:45:41 PM
One wonders if the wind is exceeding the speed limit. Great capture.
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04/02/2007 03:46:59 PM
Love this...the sign is perfect!
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04/02/2007 02:59:09 AM
looks very vintage. crazy wind! well done
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04/02/2007 12:54:04 AM
WOW, this is fantastic. 10 from me and hope to see this one in top 10.
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04/01/2007 04:48:51 PM
Right then, joke's on me as I now have to plough through 564 images and bump them all (yes, all of them) up. There'll be a third run through for fine tuning.

Well captured dynamism.
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04/01/2007 03:23:39 PM
OMG that is just too cold. Nice capture! This is why I live in calif, and not them snow places.
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04/01/2007 01:23:58 AM
Nice capture - Brutal! You really caught the scene here - Nice.
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04/01/2007 12:38:17 AM
I have a feeling this may not score terribly well, but I really like this photo. The irony of a relatively low speed limit coupled with a windy gust of snow storm is a nice touch. Good luck
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