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Registered: December 2009
Posts: 3,707
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I had to send my D90 in for warranty work after the flash mechanism froze and broke when I was out for a night of shooting the Olympic Flame as it came to Winnipeg on its journey to the Winter Olympics. So I shot some rolls of film and I got this particular picture from my apartment window on January 31, 2010 around 2 in the afternoon when the temperature outside was -25C. It was so cold that everything seemed to be freezing in place... literally turning blue before my eyes.

I did a severe cropping on the picture since a reflection of my blinds showed through along the bottom edge of the picture. In CS3 I used the
shadow/highlight function (50,5,20) and in Virtual Photographer I used the classic09 effect.
· Date: Sat March 20, 2010 · Views: 417 ·
Keywords: Winnipeg, blue,
Camera Make / Model: Canon EOS 650
Lens Make / Focal Length: Canon 28-105mm
Filters / Type Used: none
Flash / Type Used: none
State / County / Area Image Taken: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Country Image Taken
Processing Software Applications Used
CS3, Virtual Photographer

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Registered: November 2008
Posts: 1
Sat March 20, 2010 6:23am

and oh boy--you can feel the cold-----Interesting shooting with film again I bet----the blue tone gives the image an even colder feel----I remember Winnipeg looking like this when I first came to Canada with young babies and I remember that cold---- a real classic---lynne

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 860
Sat March 20, 2010 1:41pm

Jan, HI:

Your artistic work really show the effects of such cold temperatures. Marvelous colors and presentation.


Registered: October 2009
Sat March 20, 2010 4:03pm

One can feel the cold come right through via your processing of this image. The only thing that makes it bearable is the 72ºF temperature here today (22ºC).

Registered: September 2009
Sat March 20, 2010 6:57pm

Interesting.. One I wouldn't mind downloading and playing with a bit. My first reaction was 'too blue.' But everyone seems to think that works, so maybe it's just my aversion to cold and cities.. Anyway, artistically presented, and certainly captures the mood.
Jan Holland

Registered: July 2009
Posts: 11
Sun March 21, 2010 11:23am

Hello Jan.
Minus 25... I thing I woulded stand that anymore, getting old...
Plus 25 C is the minimum I go for, haha
The blue sky here looks to me very poluted, by the many steam clouds.
Very well catured pictured. Hope your D90 is doing well after that cold.
Cheers from Jan

Registered: August 2009
Posts: 1
Sat May 1, 2010 4:36pm

I've entered the "blue zone", has to be too cold for comfort Wink
The condensation clouds coming off the buildings adds well, a different take to be sure..And -25C...brrrrr Smile

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 2,831
Sun December 12, 2010 7:31am

The colour matches your description of the weather Jan. Well cropped and cold enough to see the exhausts from various buildings heating systems,

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