Snowy Night - canon 20d

2005-03-01: It's been snowing for the last 24 hours and I've got this stupid cold so I'm heading back to bed. I took this last night and I'm posting it because it looks how the world feels to me right now. My first attempt to shoot at night with the 20d, taken at 3200ISO, 1/80th, f1.8

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  • JYOSEPH

    This is very interesting. It's cold and uncomfortable. The figure in the center of this image makes it a bit creepy for some reason. Love the texture/grain to this shot as well as the fade to black.

    Hope you feel better man, but you did an excellent job of conveying how you feel through this photo.

    2005-03-01

  • Mydepiction

    This is a brilliant shot since it really reflect the mood you are in well. Hope you get well soon ;).

    2005-03-01

  • photojunkie

    Stunning. I love of the exposure and composition totally draws you eye to the center of the image.

    2005-03-01

  • James

    Gorgeous, miles. Nice and grainy.

    2005-03-01

  • dragonballyee

    I really like the light falloff and the dog staring back at you from the distance.

    2005-03-01

  • frisky

    nice change at MUTE. this is lovely. has an old world feel to it. lovely. get better soon!

    2005-03-01

  • Oregon Hemorrhoid Archive

    Great atmosphere, very very creepy! It's as if one had walked onto the studio set for "The Exorcist" after shooting had finished for the day, only to find there was still someone - someTHING? - there...and you really, really don't want him to turn round and start walking towards you.....
    Look after yourself.

    2005-03-01

  • Brit

    Thank you. I couldn't beleive the snow either.
    No you aren't missing anything. I only have one picture up so far, everything else is in the gallery. I should have a new update sometime soon.

    2005-03-01

  • Carrie

    I feel your pain...I'm starting to get sick, I think. The closing in feeling of this photo is very fitting. Where was it taken? Reminds me of Grange Park (I think that's what it's called) behind OCAD.

    2005-03-01

  • motom

    "cool" picture, love the tunnel view you've created, the grain on it works very well. it looks like an old creepy moviescene.

    2005-03-01

  • marcello

    I like it. It could be the final scene of a movie.
    take care of your cold.

    2005-03-01

  • Nancy

    what an interesting mood you got going on with this. So sorry you are under the weather and hope you shake it off soon, not like me that took 3 weeks to do so

    2005-03-01

  • Carlo Ferroni

    Hope you feel much better soon Miles. On the other hand if this is the net result of you feeling lousy then I'm afraid I'm wishing it happens every so often...;-) VERY athmospheric shot!

    2005-03-01

  • miles

    Thanks all, I'm ok, just drained. I was thinking of the exorcist when I put this up, streetlights are always going to be associated with that amazing poster.

    Carrie, this was Grange Park, it's the nearest park to me and I certainly didn't feel like being out for long. originally I thought I might try and capture the OCAD building and the park/snow but this is as far into the park as I got!

    2005-03-01

  • Smoove D

    The negative space on the edges really makes the composition work.

    2005-03-01

  • luminouslens

    I love the darkness and graininess here. Very moody. And COLD! :)

    2005-03-01

  • Ronny

    Your site is very nice, compliment! from http://www.visasupport.org

    2005-03-01

  • Terri Ann

    The world does feel like it's closing in and filling up with snow huh? Between the the vignette look, encapsulating feeling, and the single person, this picture has a definite eerie feel to it!

    2005-03-01

  • Carrie

    Wow, I can't believe it's actually Grange Park. I've only been there once ever, but I was really drawn to the houses on the north corner, with the path leading straight up. I didn't have my camera on me at the time and swore I'd go back and shoot it somehow. Those houses felt more Southern than "Toronto"...very different than the others you see downtown. You've captured the scene wonderfully.

    2005-03-01

  • Saroy

    I like it! Feels like a cold, snowy toy world...

    2005-03-01

  • leova (↑)

    first of all feel better!!!
    second - love this one!!
    great shot! love the dark corners, composition,dog,snow...
    excellent mooooood!!! feel your sickness... :(
    drink tea!
    ~thanks

    2005-03-01

  • John

    Lovely photo.
    Now just CHILL in the warm house drink plenty of fluids watch, surf and sleep i off.

    2005-03-02

  • Andy (SensorChip)

    I like this Miles, it has a film noir feel to it.

    Hope you feel better soon mate.

    2005-03-02

  • flygirl

    This looks like the end of the world, but also has a calm feeling to it. I like the shot a lot, I think you've done an excellent job. The framing and lightening is perfect, it looks like you took it 100 years ago...

    2005-03-02

  • Maxx

    I think everything has already been said. I just love this one.

    2005-03-02

  • laanba

    I hope you feel better soon. The "drained" feeling is almost worse than full blown illness. You feel like you *should* be much more active, but you just aren't.

    I wish I could just wander through a park for a few minutes and then come home with something like this. I really like the mood.

    2005-03-02

  • dawn

    This feels like "It's a Wonderful Life" to me: full of nostalgia, doubt, and beauty on the other end. Very evocative.

    Thanks for stopping by my site and leaving comments. I appreciate it greatly.

    2005-03-02

  • john

    Moody... Is that someone walking a dog?

    2005-03-02

  • MK1221

    I like it!
    I feel beauty that seems to be winter.

    2005-03-02

  • pierre

    brrr, winter
    that's very nice. Love how the 20D performs at such a high ISO settings..

    2005-03-02

  • miles

    Thanks all, feeling better now, still drained but not so light headed. Now I just need large amounts of coffee.

    2005-03-02

  • miles

    Pierre, it really is impressive, I've gotten relatively noise-free shots at 800 and even at 1600 it can be pretty smooth. I haven't tried printing a high ISO shot yet, I think more noise would show up on the print than onscreen.

    2005-03-02

  • Smallest Photo

    My first thought - " Hello Bedford Falls!" Fantastic shot :)

    2005-03-02

  • cliff

    I love snow. 3200ISO sounds so crazy.

    2005-03-02

  • luke

    daaamn man, thats one of my favourite shots of yours and just one of my favourite shots full stop. Shame about the blur, thats the ONLY thing thats slightly wrong with it. love it and I'm not taking the piss. sorted.

    2005-03-03

  • Polly

    Ah, that'll be the snow you offered to send my way then? Excellent photo.

    2005-03-03

  • miles

    Yup, that's it! I'll put some in a baggy!

    2005-03-03

  • Elsa

    What more can be said of this? It is a fabulous shot.

    2005-03-03

  • Caroline

    I love this photo. The snow, the darkness, the lights, that person in the background... everything!

    2005-03-04

  • Dave

    Don't even know what to say here, except that this is a classic.

    2005-03-05

  • Kyle

    Fantastic. Absolutly great.

    2005-03-05

  • megaszu

    Very nice.. very much story like.

    2005-03-06

  • Massimo

    My D100 with similar ISO settings would have more grain, even after noise reduction. With the D100 noise reduction works well with long exposures (remove hot pixels) but is not as good for high ISO. I am quite impressed by your result, and the residual noise I like, because it adds texture and an old fashioned grain feeling to the image, very appropriate for this scene.

    2005-03-06

  • Wiets

    WOW!! What a great shot! It looks like a postcard from many many years ago...! Keep it sharp...:)

    2005-03-17