working the wireless - climbing the pole

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    it was really too cold a day to be working outside. it had to be in the negative degrees with the wind chill. bill was the tower climber at the antennae side and i was at the equipment end t/shooting the issues. we were out there for a good hour and a half. me in a foot of snow around the exterior equipment on a rooftop and him up about 200 feet on a monopole tower with that cold wind blowing hard against us both. having no feeling in my extremities and judging that we've accumulated enough information, we called it a day. felt like i was walking on stilts as i made my way back to warmth and the hope of a good thawing. took a good 15 minutes to feel pain and than relief in my hands and feet. probably the closest i've come to frostbite. c'est la vie, eh? :>

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    selected for photography bay on 13feb11

    Kasey Guess (The Overcast Kid), and 7 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. lbakoloukas 49 months ago | reply

      Excellent Shot!!!! Excellent Colour!!!!

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    2. A~man 49 months ago | reply

      great silhouette a little too red for me love to see the original
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    3. claudio.ghizzoni 49 months ago | reply

      great shot, I like the atmosphere and the composition. it show the hard job of the worker. well done.

    4. Gray Wolf 1 49 months ago | reply

      love the shot and the color!! great work here Ken

    5. Slowballs 49 months ago | reply

      Nice work, love the red

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    6. ~~J 49 months ago | reply

      The red sunburst is fantastic! Take care!

    7. CGA[AvoidingResourcefulGooglers] 49 months ago | reply

      I think the colouring is a bit overdone and ruins what's an otherwise strong silhouette shot!
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    8. M.Y. Sun 49 months ago | reply

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      I like it! It tells a nice story!

    9. ~ken phelan~ 49 months ago | reply

      thanks, guys, for the comments and fav. it's very much appreciated. :) thanks, guys, for the comments and ratings. i love the feedback and appreciate your honesty. :)

    10. *Jason 49 months ago | reply

      8/10 1000 words.

    11. zailmcc 49 months ago | reply

      Excellent! The only thing that stops it being perfect is the compression on the saved image which gives the halo effect on the light part of the sun, which I don't like. Other than that, it tells a great story and has a great impact.

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    12. CGA[AvoidingResourcefulGooglers] 49 months ago | reply

      Have you tried it as a b&w? I wonder what it would look like!

    13. a guesstimated assumption 49 months ago | reply

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      Great shot, I felt that windchill as well! A state below you.

    14. Mati V 49 months ago | reply

      NICE WORK!

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    15. travelhaha 49 months ago | reply

      Happy Valentine's Day ^^
      With love

    16. ikan1711 49 months ago | reply

      What a great reward this photo is for all you had to go through.
      Thank you for sharing your photo
      Merci de partager votre photo


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    17. Eric (busy and slow to respond) 49 months ago | reply

      Brave and powerful shot Ken. Love the colour and energy.

    18. calorsito gatuno 49 months ago | reply

      ohh I like the colour

    19. osvaldoeaf 49 months ago | reply

      A very poetic and original silhouette shot!

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