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Applespider
Feb 19, 2006, 03:26 PM
By popular vote, assignment 2 is 'cold'. The photographer can choose whether it's the subject, the tone or just a vague impression.

There's a list of old rules here (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=163036) as regards basic commonsense on copyright and politeness in commenting.

Anyone can enter from those with (D)SLRs from P&S to cameraphones although I'd say they should be pictures that you think are good rather than purely snapshots of snowmen :p. The goal is not to 'win' but to share the enjoyment of taking pictures and learn from others. But pictures must have been taken between 19 and 28 February.

Post your pictures here by the end of February with a title and we'll start commenting (make sure you title your comment referencing the pic you are commenting on)



Clix Pix
Feb 24, 2006, 07:28 PM
http://img160.imageshack.us/img160/6020/dsc2347a0vx.jpg

Clix Pix
Feb 24, 2006, 07:31 PM
http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/9624/dsc2246a9mi.jpg

Clix Pix
Feb 24, 2006, 08:36 PM
http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/5373/dsc2339b0fu.jpg

Angelus
Feb 25, 2006, 01:14 PM
Taken on a frosty morning, just after work.

Zeke
Feb 25, 2006, 02:02 PM
My 'cold' shot.



http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/2733/coldfalls1gr.th.jpg (http://img134.imageshack.us/my.php?image=coldfalls1gr.jpg)

Just realized there was a date requirement. This was taken a while back.

Clix Pix
Feb 25, 2006, 11:15 PM
Just realized there was a date requirement. This was taken a while back.

Yup, that's why I didn't post the images I got in our last snowstorm because they didn't fall within the stated time frame and limitations of this particular assignment. Because our weather turned really warm I was stymied and so played around with a couple of concepts which really aren't that great but which do meet the requirements....

Clix Pix
Feb 25, 2006, 11:16 PM
Taken on a frosty morning, just after work.

Lovely! Crystal "flowers," so to speak!

G4scott
Feb 26, 2006, 02:32 AM
http://homepage.mac.com/g4scott/images/Cold_Tower_2482_2.jpg

javabear90
Feb 26, 2006, 01:51 PM
Here

whocares
Feb 26, 2006, 02:21 PM
Haven't had time to make any pics. :o :o

I think Clix pix's 2nd (post #3) is a great pic and clearly shows what an imaginative mind can make of an apparently banal subject as cold. Congrats. :cool:

snap58
Feb 26, 2006, 03:17 PM
Reminds me more of spring, than cold

JDar
Feb 26, 2006, 04:12 PM
There may an example of barrel distortion in that vertical shutter, too.

Clix Pix
Feb 26, 2006, 06:31 PM
Haven't had time to make any pics. :o :o

I think Clix pix's 2nd (post #3) is a great pic and clearly shows what an imaginative mind can make of an apparently banal subject as cold. Congrats. :cool:


Thank you! :) Since we haven't had any snow during the time frame of this assignment and since it seems that everybody I know (except, thankfully, me!) has a cold right now, it seemed like a fun and different approach to this assignment....

Clix Pix
Feb 26, 2006, 06:37 PM
Here


Now THAT'S cold!! Brrrrr! I'd love to hear the story behind this image!

Just looked at some of your photos on your website. VERY nice! I see you've got a Pembroke Welsh Corgi. One of my best friends has a female whom she bred a few years ago, and I got to watch (and take photos) as Chloe had her puppies. Corgis are sweet dogs.

Clix Pix
Feb 26, 2006, 06:39 PM
Reminds me more of spring, than cold


Love the way you captured that solitary drop!

Clix Pix
Feb 26, 2006, 06:42 PM
I'm glad to see people participating in this.... only a couple days left now!

C'mon, where's the rest of you?

Cybix
Feb 26, 2006, 06:46 PM
Sacred Office Desk Fan (read label on fan for office thieves)

Clix Pix
Feb 26, 2006, 06:49 PM
Sacred Office Desk Fan (read label on fan for office thieves)

Ah, a bit warm in your office, are you? At first I thought, "who'd want to be using a fan in the middle of winter?!" and then I looked at your user name and info and saw that for you it's the middle of summer.... :)

fotografica
Feb 27, 2006, 05:59 AM
My contribution.Taken 2/26/06..

yellow
Feb 27, 2006, 10:08 AM
Glacial brr.. and massive icicles.

jeshepard
Feb 27, 2006, 10:29 AM
41953

cr2sh
Feb 27, 2006, 10:38 AM
Here

http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=41875&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1140983469

In my mind, the contest is officially over.

Wow... that looks cold! Made me shiver just looking at it!

kwajo.com
Feb 27, 2006, 12:03 PM
http://xkwire.com/photos/frederictonbridge.jpg

I think this looks pretty cold, it was -20 Celsius (plus wind) when I took it.

Fredericton, NB, looking over the St. John River if anyone is wondering.

Clix Pix
Feb 27, 2006, 12:31 PM
I think this looks pretty cold, it was -20 Celsius (plus wind) when I took it.

Fredericton, NB, looking over the St. John River if anyone is wondering.

Very pretty scene! I like the way the water picks up the gold of the sky....

javabear90
Feb 27, 2006, 12:49 PM
So in my photo. (well, not of me, my brother) we payed him $20 to go roll in the snow... with not much on... At the time it was 13 F and he got a few scrapes because of the ice. He had to stay in the snow for 30 seconds in order to get the money.

Clix Pix
Feb 27, 2006, 12:52 PM
So in my photo. (well, not of me, my brother) we payed him $20 to go roll in the snow... with not much on... At the time it was 13 F and he got a few scrapes because of the ice. He had to stay in the snow for 30 seconds in order to get the money.

Good grief!! I don't think even if you paid me $50.00 I'd be willing to do that! Brrrrr!

Did he suffer any ill effects afterward?

whocares
Feb 27, 2006, 03:20 PM
Did he suffer any ill effects afterward?

I'm surprised he didn't stay stuck to the ice at 19F. :eek:


Maybe we need to enforce max model rates for the assignments? :p :p


kwajo.com-

Nice scene. And yes, it does look cold. Brrrr.

Abstract
Feb 27, 2006, 05:35 PM
http://xkwire.com/photos/frederictonbridge.jpg

I think this looks pretty cold, it was -20 Celsius (plus wind) when I took it.

Fredericton, NB, looking over the St. John River if anyone is wondering.
New Brunswick is definitely the place to be if you want a cold image. I like yours and Snap58's icicle photo the best. ;)

Its a bit difficult for me to get a shot because it's very sunny and somewhat warm where I live right now. That's not to say that I can't be creative, but I'm a bit busy to be creative right now. :(

kwajo.com
Feb 27, 2006, 11:13 PM
oh I forgot to give my photo a title. here it is: "Cambridge Narrows"

Glenn Wolsey
Feb 27, 2006, 11:34 PM
http://xkwire.com/photos/frederictonbridge.jpg

I think this looks pretty cold, it was -20 Celsius (plus wind) when I took it.

Fredericton, NB, looking over the St. John River if anyone is wondering.

Excellent shot! I really like that.

-hh
Feb 28, 2006, 09:13 AM
Finally got a thin dusting of snow last night, just in time for this assignment. Otherwise, I'd have to lie and say that man's best friend (http://www.huntzinger.com/photo/2005/mans_best_friend_(D-0392).jpg) wasn't a stock photo :)

I'm having some challenges in how to take a quick shot and do something good with it...this is a bit of a crop, although it could probably stand to have some more go, since the foreground is out of focus.

My working title is "morning news", which plays on the (yellow) newspaper laying in the driveway as well as the overnight dusting which was missed by our weathermen:

http://www.huntzinger.com/photo/2006/delivery1(4297).jpg


-hh

gauchogolfer
Feb 28, 2006, 11:04 AM
Here's my entry, a good friend's son's first day in the snow in Grenoble.

Lau
Feb 28, 2006, 06:04 PM
Due to a lack of anything that looks cold, e.g. settling snow and the like, I took this this afternoon looking over Hyde Park as the sun set. It was bloody freezing! Hopefully this conveys a winter sunset as opposed to a random one....

http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/4783/ass8ea.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Applespider
Feb 28, 2006, 06:13 PM
-hh I love that shot - and good tyres you have!

Clix Pix I've swithered over which of the Ice on Ice pics I preferred. I've gone from preferring the one with more of the reflection to the other with more of the texture. I'm still stuck. I love the cold 'sickness' one too - I'd considered creating something with a mass of tissues but then it was a little too graphic.

Lau It was freezing today and it does look wintry. Great colours in the sunset.

javabear90 Amazing shot - and not just for convincing him to strip down![/b]

I failed miserably to get a shot that I felt summed up the theme despite carrying the camera around for the past few days. What's the bets that now it's over, I'll find the perfect shot tomorrow!

williamw
Feb 28, 2006, 06:37 PM
Excellent shot! I really like that.
I agree!

Clix Pix
Feb 28, 2006, 09:07 PM
Lau, I'm a sucker for sunsets and sunrises, and you've captured a beauty! Love the colors in this and the tree branches add an extra dimension of interest. Definitely a good representative of a chilly winter's sunset!

Chacala_Nayarit
Feb 28, 2006, 09:10 PM
Here

Indeed, cold.

<side note>
Just checking your Photography on your Web site and love the shot in Costa Rica at Manual Antonio Beach! Shame it's gone up to 20.00USD to get in for the day. The green waters of the Pacific or the Carribean blue and transparency, hard choice. ;)

Clix Pix
Feb 28, 2006, 09:10 PM
Applespider: I couldn't make my mind up either about which of the two "ice" images I preferred, hence I submitted both of them!

Thought for a few days how I'd execute the "cold" one, and at first I thought of using a human sufferer, possibly a closeup of a red, sniffly nose honking into a tissue, but then decided that might be a bit "much," and so opted for the tabletop still life version instead. Got the message across in a cleaner, less graphic way! :)

Sorry you couldn't come up with anything. It was unexpectedly more difficult than one might think, especially if there were no handy snow or ice around!

Tomorrow being March 1st, I guess we now move on to the next assignment, yes?

CoMpX
Feb 28, 2006, 09:15 PM
Dog..lol

-hh
Mar 1, 2006, 06:29 AM
I failed miserably to get a shot that I felt summed up the theme despite carrying the camera around for the past few days. What's the bets that now it's over, I'll find the perfect shot tomorrow!


Murphy's Law says that you will find that shot. But take it anyway, as it can always be part of your 'stock' photography bin.

FWIW, since there's nothing officially on the line, I think we can forgive a late addition or two...and with the assignment rolling to a close, we can also discuss the idea of "The shot I was looking for, but couldn't find"

For example, I was hoping on finding a gaggle of kids at a bus stop on a dead-still morning, where you would be able to see the fogs of their breaths.

Barring that, but still on the 'smoking cold' theme, the smoke from a chimney.


-hh

annk
Mar 1, 2006, 01:59 PM
Someone in this post (cant remember who now) said "only a couple days left". I thought we were to start posting today, the 1st of March???

The reason I ask, is Ive finally gotten over my various ailments, and was planning on shooting this weekend. Could someone fill me in on the time frame here? I was looking forward to participating.

Sorry!!! Ive probably not been paying precise enough attention...

And ClixPix, your second shot (of the doll with a cold) really made me laugh! Ill take a better look at all the other great shots this weekend...

Applespider
Mar 1, 2006, 02:09 PM
Could someone fill me in on the time frame here? I was looking forward to participating.

We were trying to get this back to a monthly schedule with as much time as possible for taking pictures.

So Assignment 2 - Cold - was scheduled to 'finish' on 28 Feb and we'd start thinking up topics for Assignment 3. We'll get that agreed early next week and then we'll have 3 weeks or so to take pictures this time.

annk
Mar 1, 2006, 02:59 PM
Ok, thanks for the info. Ill join in from the next one then (though with 1 meter of snow in my yard and absolutely beautiful snow drifts from all the wind, I ought to have been able to find something "chilling"...) :o