Freezing at St. Michael's

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    This morning I decided to do something that seemed smart at the time, and now, in retrospect, was clearly an awful idea.

    I thought I would get up early before work at sunrise and go take a picture of St. Michael's in the morning light. I loaded up and got into a gypsy cab, which was still warm from running missions for the mafia the night before, and told him to take me to St. Michael's. The taxi driver looked at me strangely and stabbed his hand out the window towards the sky.

    Yes, I told him, I know there is a blizzard and it is dark.

    I was thinking maybe it's just one of those morning blizzards that passes through, like fog in Texas or a light dew. After he dropped me off, I noticed there was no discernible road, running cars, people, or heat. I especially noticed the last one as the wind started to whip around, carrying the snow at orthogonal angles to the ground. I used a protractor to make sure.

    Before reaching full hypothermia, I squeezed out this nine exposure HDR, and the final result was able to peer through the density of the snowfall in all the exposures... so this does not really indicate the severity of the blizzard, but it did get a strange blue morning light through the clouds.

    Getting another cab home was a problem. My feet were so cold by the time I made it back to the hotel, the only way to warm them was to insert my toes into a room service omelette.

    *atrium09, Infinity Rain, nancyrw929, and 114 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Jacob Heisterkamp 99 months ago | reply

      very good shot. love the angles

    2. 99 months ago | reply

      So "cool"! Great shot!

    3. Casa da Martinha 99 months ago | reply

      i love churches :-)

    4. Baireslife 99 months ago | reply

      cool work....

      i hope some day i will doing something like that!

      >>> Me <<<

    5. Baireslife 99 months ago | reply

      I forgot to tell you!

      My contact!!! from now...

      I really like your work

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    6. brian doucette 99 months ago | reply

      Your photo was well worth the effort. The blues are fantastic.

    7. RottieLover♥ 99 months ago | reply

      Awesome! You're hardcore -- doing whatever is necessary to get us those amazing shots!

    8. zeca rodrigues 99 months ago | reply

      YOu´re a master.

    9. simrosebud1961 99 months ago | reply

      Beautiful photo, wonderful colors and composition, and the effort of nearly freezing to death is appreciated by those who love your photo, good job.

    10. hiibiiscus 99 months ago | reply

      Looks like a magical fairytale scene!! Love the blue..

      Wow, you've found a Magical World!
      Please add this beautiful photo to
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    11. méndez 99 months ago | reply

      Great composition

      Traveler photos point of viewTraveler point of view
      Please add this great photo to Traveler Photos Point of View
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    12. EugeniusD80 99 months ago | reply

      You got my vote!

    13. LucaPicciau 99 months ago | reply

      Brrrr... but very nice work!

    14. aspilin_snow 99 months ago | reply

      Pure photo......very beautiful!!

    15. dora31 85 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called blue, I love you, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    16. Čajka 77 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Seasons’ Magic INVITE ONLY - POST 1 / AWARD 2, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    17. Čajka 77 months ago | reply

      **FROZEN DREAMS** Textures, HDR, Orton, Photomontage, Photomanipulation

    18. apostolicscott 75 months ago | reply

      I had to add this to my favorites just because of the story behind it. The shot is wonderful too!

      Mmmm! Toe jam omelette! Ha, Ha, Ha!

    19. fusion-of-horizons 64 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Orthodox Church Architecture, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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