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Snow Storm 1 / Photo Friday - "What is It?"

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 8 February 2008 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Photo taken yesterday morning, the morning after the snowstorm. The snow was quite wet and heavy, perfect for plenty of snowmen, but the kids haven't been seen anywhere despite the school closings. Perhaps the snow is too deep for them?

When I looked at this photo, the first thing that I saw was the carnival ride I remember as a child. I would describe the ride as a huge octopus that had a spinning "body" with rotating cars on the ends of its "tentacles." The tentacles being the pictured evergreen branches which are weighed down in varying heights.

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Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

It is an exciting shot of the aftermath of a snowstorm. Excellent.

8 Feb 2008 7:09am

Steven from Montreal, Canada

It reminds me of those toys that you connect to a hose and that spray in all directions. The heavy snow reallt distorted the look of the tree/shrub, cool shot! It's quite a contrast from yesterday's shot.

8 Feb 2008 10:20am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

Cool use of imagination in your description.

8 Feb 2008 12:39pm

Lemuel from United States

It reminds me of one of those "hydra-type" monsters from the movies or something from "Tremors". :)

8 Feb 2008 1:31pm

Eduarda from Povoa de Santa Iria, Portugal

I love photos with snow :)

8 Feb 2008 5:05pm

@Eduarda: There's still more to come. The morning after the storm seems to be the best time to get photos as long as the sun does not destroy what I tried to capture!

my digital eye from Cardiff, United Kingdom

wow!!! great capture!

8 Feb 2008 6:21pm

Ina from Krugersdorp, South Africa

Amazing shot Steven! What is Photo Friday?

8 Feb 2008 7:08pm

@Ina: Photo Friday is a quasi photoblogging "community" where you post images every Friday on your on blog that relate to the topic that is determined for every Friday. Today's category is "What is It?" Last Friday was "Misty." I've been participating for a few months, but through another web blog. But since enrolling with Aminus3, I thought this was the more appropriate site. Everyone who participates submits their link to the page illustrating their Photo Friday submittal. Typically you will find anywhere between 150 and 300 links submitted each week. You can "google" "Photo Friday" for more info.

Java from Greenwood, United States

That octopus or spider ride was one of my favorites at the fair. It slung me around but not too radically. And it didn't go high. Don't like heights! Nice cold picture. I can imagine looking at this through my window while wrapped in a hand-knitted shawl, holding a steaming cup of tea or hot chocolate, and a fire crackling in the fireplace behind me.

8 Feb 2008 7:44pm

greg from Denver, United States

that's a really cool shot... I wonder if the tree will return to its shape once the snow is gone...

8 Feb 2008 9:18pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

It certainly does resemble your description. Looks totally alien.

8 Feb 2008 10:53pm

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

I see it, a brilliant shot Steven.

9 Feb 2008 2:50am

Kerri from Blacksburg, VA, United States

Wow! I can definitely see that "Octopus" ride in this shot! Wonderful image!

9 Feb 2008 1:50pm