Sunday, February 21, 2010

A cold Day in Philly

I took this picture a couple of weeks ago in Philadelphia. There was steam coming out of the ground so I thought it would make a cool effect with the people behind it. I had to get pretty low to the ground to take this shot. I can only imagine how funny I must have looked. Especially since the front of my pants were soaked by the melted snow. :)

28 comments:

Ann said...

I like the ghostly figures in the steam.

Rob said...

What we photographers go through to get our shots. This turned out great!

Carolyn Ford said...

The steam DID create a great shot! This is really good, therefore, the wet knees were worth it! :)

Thom said...

LOL...what you good photographers will do for a photo. :) LOL It is excellent. And the steam just adds so much to this. :)

Evelyn Howard said...

It's a fantastic shot - that's definitely worth getting yr pants wet for! But must have been cold...

Sunny said...

I wonder if anyone took your picture taking the picture!
The steam really gives a ghostly feel to the scene. Great shot!
Sunny :)

Olivier said...

tres bon, et le b&w donne encore plus la sensation de froid

Riet said...

What a great picture. what a wonderful shot

Malyss said...

Steam gives a great effect to the picture, even more in B&W. It seems to be so cold!!
I often picture photographers doing strange things to make their pictures, maybe someone had pictured you?!..Ü

mbkatc230 said...

This is a great shot James. But it reminds me of why I'm glad we live in Texas lol. Although they are predicting snow for Tuesday (it was 74 here Sunday, go figure). Thanks for sacrificing the icy knees to share this shot with us! Kathy

Cezar and Léia said...

I like b&w pictures, you did a great work with this one.
It looks so cold!
Hugs
Léia

Woody said...

Nice! The people behind the steam almost disappear.

I'm replacing my kitchen floor and purchased a set of knee pads that would have come in handy for this shot.

Bibi said...

Ann beat me to it. It does look ghostly!!! Very good! Sorry about your pants...

Thérèse said...

So much worth the result!

Sistertex said...

Oh burrr.... walking around with wet pants on a cold day, not advised! ;)

Lois said...

Definitely worth it to get this shot James!

Mama Zen said...

Perfect for black and white!

cieldequimper said...

Aren't you accustomed to lying down on the pavement?! Very nice effect here.

Stickup Artist said...

Oh you are making me crazy!!! I am so glad I found your blog! What a great shot. It's wonderful to see a native Californian embrace my hometown with such relish and scope. The black and white is perfect and the steam over the figures on the right... well, all I can say is Great Eye!

VP said...

Being not a lover of B&W, my appreciation for this picture, against my bias, has obviously some added value.
Great choice and excellent framing, even the title is perfect.

ruma2008 said...

Cold and steam are scenes setting off each other well.
It is wonderful composition that some sidewalk become the slope.

Joe said...

Brrr I like the cold in this picture!

Greetings from Argentina, Joe

Tash said...

It's so cold that fog is rising! Very cool shot. Bravo for going all out to get it.

Carolyn said...

Very evocative shot.

Jientje said...

The things we do just to get a good picture!!! But you did well, the steam adds mystery and drama, I love it!

Cheryl said...

Wow, James this is fantastic. I am always wondering what people must think of me when I am crouching or laying flat out on the ground to take a photo.

Virginia said...

Terrific shot and well worth the wet seat. I got some wet knees from shooting low during out last little snow!
V

Martha in PA said...

Great shot. I can't wait to get into the city again!