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Blue Skies and Sunshine???

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 9 February 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

It was hard to believe that blue skies and sunshine came out the same day the Blizzard of 2011 ended. Photo was taken at 2:59 PM. Earlier that same morning it looked like this. And the night before it looked like this.

Pictured here was a major snow drift in downtown Waukegan along the facade of the Genesee Theatre. I am surprised that the windows didn't cave in under all that pressure.

Photo captured February 2, 2011.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/250 second F/10.0 ISO 100 18 mm

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Florence from Paris, France

Nice rendering on the sky Steve but maybe a bit too strong, resolution beeing not at it best...

9 Feb 2011 5:14am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

thats a lot of snow, sorry a bit to much HDR for me

9 Feb 2011 6:28am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

the sky is awesome and for me the HDR rendering is great - I love this kind of treatment
you really got a lot of snow that night

9 Feb 2011 8:10am

noel from paris, France

nice HDR work especially the sky

9 Feb 2011 8:25am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

wonderful shot.. lots of snow..

9 Feb 2011 9:04am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

This is really interesting. The HDR processing works really well here... Great work. Have a lovely day :)

9 Feb 2011 9:08am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Oh well done Steven, the level of contrast is tremendous!

9 Feb 2011 9:10am

Lilly from La Ménitré, France

Very nice HDR, well done !!

9 Feb 2011 1:10pm

guillaume from Paris, France

Great HDR shot ! Love it !

9 Feb 2011 3:01pm

marc from Canada

Gorgeous color,the perspective is cool,the angle is very nice ...

9 Feb 2011 6:11pm

tataray from france, France

HDR superbe .))

9 Feb 2011 7:14pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Beautiful shot and treatment !

9 Feb 2011 8:26pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Mother Nature loves having her fun. Beautiful shot.

9 Feb 2011 9:57pm

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Lovely shot

9 Feb 2011 11:27pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

You sure have some snow happening there. Very nice shot.

9 Feb 2011 11:42pm

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

You definitely added the stormy look with the processing. Snow mountains are everywhere right now!

9 Feb 2011 11:49pm

London Caller from London, United Kingdom

Dynamic and powerful shot, mate!
Amazing what you could do with HDR.

10 Feb 2011 12:47am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Oh my you guys got hammered! I find it's a bit easier to cope, even as the temperatures drop into the single digits, when there is just a little sunshine. Thanks for braving the elements to capture this.

10 Feb 2011 1:11am

@Ralph Jones: Wait until you see tomorrow's. :-)

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

What a bit of sunshine makes, eh?
This amount of snow would cause a national crisis in my country!

10 Feb 2011 10:54pm

Franz from Baden, Austria

this IS a lot of snow! and a wonderful treatment as well!

14 Feb 2011 6:25pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

I really like the colors you bring out....

22 Feb 2011 5:01pm