Wednesday, February 7, 2007

ROUND ROBIN PHOTO CHALLENGE: Cold

I happened across this scene in December of 2005.  The thermometer read 1° but the wind chill had pushed the needle way below that.  This is not snow, and in fact it hadn't snowed for a couple of days.  The icicles that clung to the fence and trees were caused by the steam emmited from a building on the other side of the street.

I was in awe of the natural beauty of the scenery and lost track of the time as I clicked away.  That proved to be a dangerous mistake.  I was wearing flip top mittens that folded back to free my fingers and allow me to maneuver the various settings on my camera.  Unfortunately that exposed my fingertips to the extreme cold.  My fingers were so painful that I was in tears by the time I finally made my way back to the warmth of the truck.  To this day my fingers are extra sensitive to cold temperatures.  I say they are having flashbacks but my husband hints that I suffered a minor but permanent cold weather injury.  I don't regret it but I never want to be that cold ever again!

The Round Robin Photo Challenges: Round Robin Challenge: Cold

17 comments:

nhd106 said...

Great job!  I gotta go do my RR too.

Nancy

lazarai said...

Brrrrr!! Makes me gladder than ever to live in Florida!!!!

:) Carol

radar446 said...

Great images!!  I too understand the need to stay out in the elements longer than one should.  I hope the tingling goes away and there is nothing permanent from this outing.

Greg

lrnorris said...

These pictures are GREAT!  Sorry 'bout your fingers though.  Sigh.  The things we suffer for our art!  :-)

Linda (Lou)

www.blahblahblog.wordpress.com

mtrib2 said...

The fence created an unintended uniform artistic texture to it that makes a wonderful photo.     Be careful in the cold when taking photos next time and warm up between shots.    mark

midwestvintage said...

  I love both these pictures.  They make me cold to look at them.

                 Julie

suzyq421 said...

Wow, Dorn, it sounds like you truly sacrificed for your art!  Fantastic shots!

Suzanne R
http://newsuzannerslife.blogspot.com

rbrown6172 said...

brrr....great pics!!  makes me cold just looking at them.
gina

mavarin said...

I'm so sorry to read about the damage to your fingers...but those are *amazing* photos!

Karen

ondinemonet said...

Oh Sweetie...

I am so sorry about your fingers. These photos are stunning. The sheet of ice on the building is just breathtaking.

Always, Carly

rap4143 said...

Beautiful images!!!!
Betty

joey211265 said...

These are incredible photographs; you really scored on capturing the beauty of such a harsh setting.  Love the textures, clarity & details!  Next time hit the local sporting goods store & get some of those packets that heat up; keep 'em in your pockets & let your hands get toasty in between shots.  Great job & thanx for sharing ~ Purpod

lvmycanon20d said...

holy cow, I'm frozen just looking at that!!!

Janet
fondofphotography.blogspot.com

jabarett said...

Just getting around to the Robins. Better late than never. Those are wonderful pictures. Take care of those fingers!

demandnlilchit said...

I love the color of the sky that is peeking through your shots of winter...I know what you mean about the cold...my fingers are extremely sensitive to the cold now..almost painful at times.

rjet33 said...

Sorry to hear about your fingers!  You have go be careful, silly girl.  Hee.......my son used to work for Wal-Mart Distribution Center in the freezer.  His fingers are like that now too.

Love the pics.

Blessings!~

Susan

rcfairy said...

I've just been once again having a look at the work of the outstanding American photographer Ansel Adams.  Some of your photographs are easily in the same league.


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