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I got 2008 off to a good start – the first weekend in January, took the funicular railway up Cairn Gorm to the `Ptarmigan’ centre. It was -5ºC outside with extra windchill – so cold I could only run out for 2mins and shoot things before hands got so frozen I couldn’t operate the shutter properly. This photo was taken looking into a blizzard with little flecks of snow/ice blowing hard into the lens (or my face, when camera wasn’t in the way). Ouch.
Nikon d200, sigma 24-70mm lens


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  • paul boast
    paul boastover 6 years ago

    cold i think is the word , nice capture

  • Roslyn Lunetta
    Roslyn Lunettaover 6 years ago

    beautiful photo….even though I still have not recovered from my own previous winter!….back to photo, love the fence and can feel the cold from the lovely hue of blue, blue for cold…cold it looks very very cold.

  • Thanks! Time’s flying these days, only 6 months behind myself in posting photos, honest…

    Yeah, blue & cold… I shot this on my normal daylight custom whitebalance and had to run it through warmup filter in PS as it is. Never been so cold before :)

    – PigleT

  • Bobbie
    Bobbieover 6 years ago

    Brrrrrrrr. PigleT it’s so wonderful to see the world through your camera lens, this is a wonderful photo and I’m going to make sure I’m never anyplace cold enough to see anything like that, but your “bravery” means I can enjoy what ridiculous cold looks like :D

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1about 6 years ago

    great pic PigleT ! thanks for keeping Scotland real! I can feel the icy blast and hear the wind! brilliant capture of the moment!

  • Alice Oates
    Alice Oatesalmost 5 years ago

    Congratulations, you placed in the Cairngorms challenge and are now featured in UK National Parks

  • Cool beans, ta :)

    – PigleT

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