Snow Storm - canon 20d w/18-55 Storm Storm Guy - canon 20d w/50mm Snow Storm Couple - canon 20d w/50mm

2005-03-12: About half an hour ago there was a crazy thick snowstorm in Toronto so I ran out and took some pics.

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  • 990000

    that first one is nice

    2005-03-12

  • zac

    yeah. that first one IS nice. awesome shots!

    2005-03-12

  • Raffi

    I want to know how you always manage to have some crazy focus. Is it photoshop? Or is it camera settings?

    I like the pics, and yeah that storm came out of nowhere. It just hit and ran, within 30 minutes the area was covered in a inch or two.

    2005-03-12

  • john

    I like the first one fine - it's interesting, but the 2nd is really nice...

    2005-03-12

  • miles

    Thanky. First one uses the same techniques as the streetcar shot a few days ago, the other two are shot with the 50mm which is fast enough to create decent short focus.

    2005-03-12

  • BigA

    Miles from now on I think you'd better just add a link to a page that has the details of that technique everytime you post an image that incorporates it - it's always a crowd pleaser :)

    These shots are great.

    2005-03-12

  • potty

    love them shots! but i think i like the blue tones of the third one best. the snowflakes really impart a unique feeling.

    2005-03-12

  • ViSuaLLyMiNDeD

    I still can't get over the miniature effect, which is most apparent in the top shot. But I have to say my favorite is the middle shot, very romantic (not in the lovey way;-)!

    2005-03-13

  • John

    I thought I told you to stop taking these brill pictures. Awseome, I love them all and so does my artistically challenged wife

    2005-03-13

  • adam

    Pretty nifty there Miles. I like the first and last one. The first one is really outstanding technically.

    2005-03-13

  • jonne

    Great photos, Miles. I like how you've captured that familiar mood in the 2nd one.

    2005-03-13

  • bob

    All great images -- LOVE the first one -- and want to know how you did it :-) ... Did you drag that 20D out in the storm?

    2005-03-13

  • Sakana

    The last shot is my favorite, I like this blue tones. But all are great. The texture is very interesting, it's like plastic.
    Great

    S.

    2005-03-13

  • Marcus

    Most people rush inside when the snow storm comes. :)

    Great shots, love the atmosphere!

    2005-03-13

  • odilia

    very nice colours..
    photos & snow..what a beautiful emotion!

    2005-03-13

  • Dav'd

    I hate snow... cold and depressing.. but your pictures seem to give it a nice warm feeling. Nice shots.

    2005-03-13

  • Jorge Lesmes

    Great snow catch. A few days ago I tried to take pictures while snowing but it looked like rain. It wasnt much difference...

    Great pic!

    2005-03-13

  • Massimo

    The first one is especially good. It renders the silence and isolation of a snowstorm, when noises are toned down by the snow and the street are empty.

    2005-03-13

  • Sara

    Wow. They are all wonderful, but that first one is crazy good! I love how the two figures looks so small and alone in that huge expanse of the cold snowy city landscape. I also really like the bit of color in the top two images. These are all very compelling photographs!(as I write from the 80 degree sunshine in Arizona ;-)

    2005-03-13

  • zerosun

    i keep saying it, the technique for the first shot never ceases to amaze, they look like miniature dark figures against the light painterly background. the 2nd one reminds me of a colorized "its a wonderful life". is this bedford falls? love the cool tone in the 3rd.

    2005-03-13

  • frisky?

    damn. that first shot.... wow freakin' wow.

    2005-03-13

  • Crash

    freaky cool !

    2005-03-13

  • Alec Long

    As per your usual, Miles, these all rock. Like the last one best.

    2005-03-13

  • cliff

    I really like them!

    2005-03-13

  • cliff

    I really like them!

    2005-03-13

  • Susan B.

    Lovely shots.
    The second one really stands out for me.
    The swirling of the falling snow next to the curving footprint patterns makes the shot. Superb.

    2005-03-13

  • miles

    Thanks all, I'm glad people seem to have such varying favourites out of the three :)

    2005-03-13

  • Walker

    Miles, #1 and #2 are exceptional. And #3 certainly ain't bad. See, snow *can* be your friend. =)

    2005-03-13

  • miles

    Walker, I keep thinking about what you said a few weeks ago when I was complaining about the weather. Since I started taking street portraits I've been wishing for overcast skies and whenever the weather's inclement like this I rush outside :)

    2005-03-13

  • rooks

    I'm a little too paranoid to take my rebel out in such crazy snow :).

    2005-03-13

  • Scott

    Great stuff. There's something about the first shot that reminds me of a snow globe (beyond the snow, that is). Somehow the people look like little plastic toys. An interesting perspective.

    BTW, I'm curious, is it me or are there a disproportionate number of photobloggers in Toronto? Seems like I've hit 10 Toronto photoblogs just in passing. Must be in the water.

    Anyway, great work.

    2005-03-14

  • stef

    Don't know why Miles, but I find these beautiful shots extremely romantic and tender.

    2005-03-14

  • megaszu

    The first one is the best.. the perspective makes it such that the surroundings look infinite and ppl, mere objects...awesome

    2005-03-14

  • obfuse

    i love the last one..the colours are just amazing!

    2005-03-15

  • leova (↑)

    i LOVE all 3 of them!!!super
    first the contrast between figures (short and tall) makes it very funny sad! amazing! love the softness of second!~thanks a lot!!!wonderful shots!

    2005-03-15

  • Kathleen

    Miles - gorgeous, dreamlike, bejeweled, superb... I can't get enough of that first shot.

    2005-03-16

  • Andy (SensorChip)

    The minature people rock.

    2005-03-18

  • Irene

    I wanted to write: "love them all, but my favourite is...."
    But I don't know which one is my favourite. The miniature-effect is incredible. I've seen a couple of photo's with that effect and it is stunning.
    The second photo is beautiful because of the loneliness the man portrays. His shoulders and head down, snow falling. You can almost hear the silence.
    The third one I like a lot because of the colour and the couple. They look like they are having a nice conversation, without even noticing the snow.

    Okay, let's just say I love them all! Great photography!

    2005-03-26

  • miles

    Thanks!

    2005-03-26