*** Mini Challenge #374 ~ Cold ***

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*** Mini Challenge #374 ~ Cold ***
Jan 20, 2013

Here in the UK, as in many other places, we are in the grip of a cold spell so I would like to see some pictures reflecting ‘cold’. However I realise that not everyone experiences snow and ice so this is not just restricted to pictures of Arctic weather conditions.

Any pictures depicting ‘Cold’ will be welcome, be it a cold drink or meal, or someone wrapped up against a cold wind. Surprise me!

There are some examples of what I am looking for in the next post.

You may use any post processing you like to enhance your pictures. If you're familiar with extracting exif-data, let us know camera model, shutter-speeds, f-stops and ISO-numbers: others may be able learn from that!

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Mini Challenge #374 ~ Cold ~ EXAMPLES
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Not the best example of a cold drink; I'm sure that someone will come up with much better.

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One for fun ...
In reply to Stephenbw, Jan 20, 2013

Perfect timing for the topic, as those of us in the Minneapolis, MN area are heading for a cold day on Monday, the coldest we have had for a couple of years, with a high at my home of -5 F, and wind chills near -30F or so.



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My home is freezing down!



Freezing trees



View of my winter garden

Thanks for looking, Bjorn

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In reply to Jim B (MSP), Jan 20, 2013

Wow Jim; that is cold. It makes the 32F here in Manchester, UK feel positively balmy. Wrap up warm

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In reply to Stephenbw, Jan 20, 2013

Living at the beach in SoCal and not being a skier, I don't get to the snow much. I did find a few, however, from a trip to Mammoth with my college buddies a few years ago, all taken with my trusty old PowerShot Pro1.

This was from the balcony of my friend's condo:

Snowy Sunrise, Mammoth Lakes, California

One day we drove to Mono Lake, a few miles north of Mammoth:

Mono Lake, California

My friend walking down the path to view the Mono Lake tufa formations:



The Path, Mono Lake, California

And one for fun -- a couple of dogs appeared outside the condo the same morning that I took Snowy Sunrise photo:

"Cold enough for ya?" -- Mammoth Lakes, California

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Very cold, thanks for posting.

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One three and Five are cold, thanks for posting.

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That is cold, thanks for posting.

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Cold enough, thanks for posting.

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In reply to Stephenbw, Jan 20, 2013

We definitley get "cold" here..good time for this mini, Stephen!

Cold River

Cold City

Cold Berries

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Thank you for posting your photos.

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Thank you for posting the links.

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Your second is my favorite, Bjorn..just beautiful!! Those icicles in the first one look dangerous!

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In reply to RDCollins, Jan 21, 2013

Nice set, Doug. I really like the lighting in the first picture, and the deep blues in the second one.

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Wonderful and chilly set, Jacek! The second is my favorite with the contrast between foreground and background, but I also like your composition in the third pic.

Colleen

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In reply to ColleenT, Jan 21, 2013

ColleenT wrote:

Nice set, Doug. I really like the lighting in the first picture, and the deep blues in the second one.

Colleen

Thanks, Colleen. As I said, I don't have a lot to choose from given our weather -- not that I'm complaining, mind you! (It was 75 here today, gonna be 78 tomorrow.)
The lighting in the first of my three photos was simply fortuitous -- it's looking pretty much due west toward the Sierra ridge with the sun just peeking over the horizon behind me. As for the lake shot, the blues at 8000 feet can be pretty amazing (full disclosure: that one was enhanced with a polarizing filter).

All three of yours are great -- I especially like the steam rising from the water and off the buildings. I think the berries against the snow is my favorite, however.

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Hampstead Heath



Red in White



Pennington Creek Panorama

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On a Bitterly Cold Winter Day

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