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C'est un peu nippy

By DRicherby
My touristing after a conference in Nancy in March was mostly limited to a snowy, grey afternoon that didn't result in much photographic inspiration. The following morning, though, the sky had cleared and I was able to pop back into the town centre in a free hour before catching my train home.

Overnight, the fountains in the Place Stanislas had all grown a coating of ice. Some of them had spectacular beards and icicles a few feet long from their spouts. As your mother always told you, you'll get pneumonia if you go out dressed like this!

(By the way, for those of you who think that the British are unique in being unable to cope with winter, the trams in Nancy are defeated by half an inch of snow.)

All comments and criticism appreciated.


Sunday, 7th March, 2010.
85mm, f/5.6, 1/1000s, ISO-100.

Tags: Ice Frozen Cold Freeze Statue Architecture Fountain Black and white Cherub Landscape and travel Nancy Place stanislas

Voters: davey_griffo, gingerdelight, twelvemegs and 43 more

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gingerdelight 13 298 11 United Kingdom
8 May 2010 3:21PM
A super capture Dave, and brrrr! it looks cold!!

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twelvemegs 10 6 United Kingdom
8 May 2010 3:35PM
Super image, great lighting.

barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
8 May 2010 4:59PM
Title made me smile with this interesting image
vickyf 14 8 8 United Kingdom
8 May 2010 5:32PM
This grabbed my attention. Good image.
Adderwatcher 10 60 19 United Kingdom
8 May 2010 5:38PM
Lovely capture, well taken. love to see it in colour though.
DRicherby 11 269 726 United Kingdom
8 May 2010 5:51PM
Thanks, Scott. There's not actually much to see, in colour — the sky is blue but the background trees aren't yet in leaf and the statue itself is made of lead so is very grey.
cassiecat 11 39 46 England
8 May 2010 6:32PM
like the ice coating.lesley
TeamMan is back
baclark 10 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
8 May 2010 10:24PM
He'll get a terrible chill like thisSmile Well spotted, made me smile. Glad it's not just us grinding to a halt in bad weather!
ChiliMan 13 135 17 Singapore
9 May 2010 7:58AM the title Smile Excellent write-up too. I reckon this freezing little guy is announcing with that horn that the trains are a no-go?

taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
9 May 2010 1:42PM
un Peu!
metro074 10 8 Australia
10 May 2010 2:30AM
A wonderful capture Dave. Love the light and pov. This is a super mono and gives it that extra chill bbrrrrrr
AnneWorner 12 620 43 United States
10 May 2010 8:43AM
Aujourd'hui, c'est un peu nippy Bergen - il neige! What happened to May!
Wonderful pov on this, and use of aperture - but I would expect no less from you. And mono works superbly too!
EAS 11 1 13 Scotland
10 May 2010 2:31PM
Makes me shiver just looking at this! Well seen and captured. Works so well as a mono. Oh, and a super title. Will have to try harder with mine!!

Thank you so much for your comments and votes on my recent images. Greatly appreciated.

10 May 2010 6:46PM
Great comp and light. Wonderful shot.
madbilly 11 1 4 England
11 May 2010 6:27AM
the ice coating makes it interesting Dave.

Mynett 11 142 6 United Kingdom
11 May 2010 7:13AM
Makes for an interesting and different take with the ice adding another dimention , love the title, and the mono adds to the chill.

11 May 2010 8:35AM
nice pic.ray
colmar 12 42 35 Scotland
13 May 2010 11:37AM
A chilly image well captured and presented here .... always make for an interesting image moreso with the ice ... Colin
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
13 May 2010 2:25PM
super light and pov
CaroleA 13 5 3 England
13 May 2010 8:00PM
B+W does suit this image. Nicely taken. By the way thanks for your very astute comments on my latest pictures: much appreciated.

jonrayner 12 8 2 United Kingdom
13 May 2010 9:01PM
Great shot, nicely captured. Like the mono conversion and use of DOF.
astyag 12 12
14 May 2010 10:07AM
Lovely PoV in this and haha, c'est un peu nippy, LoL. nice write up too
14 May 2010 10:25PM
Excellent image, a good feeling of the cold.
Interesting write up.

Thank you for your honesty on my last upload, a fresh pair of eyes can often see what an old pair misses.

gary_d 12 576 13 Wales
15 May 2010 1:03AM
This is a great shot Dave and thanks for the helpful comment on my mono tree image I will remember what you said next time. - gary
RTDS 11 Cyprus
15 May 2010 4:23PM
Excellent capture Dave.
Like the Pov in this one.
imagio 13 12 1 England
16 May 2010 8:42AM
Like the ice texture, works well

Suehh 13 39 6 England
16 May 2010 10:03AM
Like this

NobbytheNobster 10 33 5 England
17 May 2010 3:41PM
Good shot, i like the ice and it stands out well against the dark background.
teocali Plus
12 442 18 England
9 Jul 2010 9:55AM
Superb textures, detail and light Dave and I love the narrative. For me this works really well in mono - brilliant capture and comp.
26 Nov 2010 11:48PM
froze my pinki off LOL great french title
great capture


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