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February 10, 2012
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Feb 4, 2012, 12:59:03 PM
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Can you feel the cold? by acoresjo88 Can you feel the cold? by acoresjo88
-25°C and a strong east wind makes you feel like you´re somewhere in Antarctica.

I was on top of the mountain around one minute, even with having walked all the way up on my skis, but it was just too cold to stay there for a longer time.

It was a bit hazy on that day, but I guess that was because of the snowstorms and the extremely cold atmosphere.
Gosh, I´m already freezing again if I´m just looking at the picture :P

Viewpoint: "Siplingerkopf" mountain (1,746 m) in the Allgäu Alps, southern Bavaria, Germany.
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Critique by Caltson Feb 10, 2012, 1:06:46 PM
I bet you were really freezing when I read your description! Really bad circumstances to capture a photograph!

The viewpoint from the Mountain must be pretty impressive, but I think it didn't really convert itself for 100% well to your picture. Nor do I feel the feeling of being on a mountain.

I can't really say how it comes, probably the general composition where the foreground gets easily mixed up with the valley's underground. Perhaps choosing another perpective, a little more to the right and a little closer to the ground might've been a solution.

Also, the right side of your picture is really darker and doesn't really catch the eye as it should too. Basicly not many will directly look further than the left-center side of your picture rather than going all the way to the right. It's probably because of the mist that's preventing full sight aswell as the low sun.

Overall, this picture is not bad, but I can't say it's been one of the most stunning pieces of work I've seen. Still my biggest respect to take out your camera in such cold circumstances, winter can be harsh!
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Ellosse Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
-25 Celsius? Do I want to know what that is in Fahrenheit? :o (Eek) :D

Anyways, beautiful picture! 
acoresjo88 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
-13? :P
Ellosse Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yup, -13. *shivers* And I thought that 36 Fahrenheit was bad enough. 

You're welcome! 
acoresjo88 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
36 is cool, not cold :D
Ellosse Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, it dropped to 36 the other day, and as I was used to summer heat... :D
LocationCreator Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
The sense of distance is so vast!
SchattenLotus Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
So geil *______________* Alpen for the Win ^^ xP
acoresjo88 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Aber sowas von!
StefanHefele Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
Versprechen gehalten ;-). Abgesehen von den sehr widrigen Bedingungen, die du hattest hätte ich mir gewünscht, dass du die Pfosten links ein bisschen mehr als Gestaltungsmittel einbeziehst. Seltsam, aber irgendwie sieht es aus, als würde die rechte Hälfte im HG einen hässlichen kontrastärmlich- gelben Stich haben. Die Linke Hälfte dagegen nicht... Liegt das an der Kamera oder war ein Fehler beim Postprocessing?
Ich kann auf jeden Fall die Kälte fühlen, die das Bild ausstrahlt :-).
Und außerdem finde ich, dass du schon allein wegen deiner Outdooraktivitäten bei solch sibirischen Winterbedingungen schon Respekt verdient hast!
acoresjo88 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Danke für´s Anschauen, Stefan :)

Ich wollte einfach mal wieder was hochladen, und momentan hab ich eben viele Bilder meiner kleinen Kamera, die hatte ich auch auf dieser Skitour dabei. Ich nehme morgen wieder die große mit, aber am Entstehungstag des Bildes war´s mir oben auch ehrlich gesagt einfach zu kalt, um da noch länger zu fotografieren. Wäre natürlich von Vorteil gewesen, aber kann man ja jetzt auch nicht mehr ändern ;)
War sowieso mein Hauptanliegen, die Kälte irgendwie sichtbar zu machen.

Die kontrastarme rechte Hälfte liegt an der Kamera. Die macht wirklich nicht schlechte Bilder, aber das ist eine ihrer Krankheiten. Hat meine größere Lumix nicht.
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