After the blizzard of early February had ended - and after I did my due shoveling diligence - I took the camera out and walked down to Horn Pond in Woburn for the sunset. Sunsets after storms are always spectacular, and this one did not disappoint. This is my favorite shot from that night, from a snowed in parking lot where the cars were close to fully buried under the more than two feet of snow that fell on them. Here we see two of those cars watching the sun set together, wrapped in fresh snow.
Larger version on Flickr here.
Blizzard of 2013 set on Flickr here.
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emilbo (22262) 2013-03-01 3:46
Une magnifique photo en deux parties. Surement une partie plus romantique que l'autre avec un merveilleux ciel. Pour l'avant-plan, sortir la pelle c'est un peu moins romantique. De toute façon, c'est une belle photo.
Félicitations!... et bonne fin de semaine,
Nicou (116266) 2013-03-01 5:21
quelle compo et image quelle couche de neige qui recouvre ces voiture vraiment impressionnant avec ce beau ciel en fond cette végétation quel bel ensemble merveilluex
Bravo et amitié
Noel_Byrne (20720) 2013-03-01 10:29
Great vision to see this in this light, and I can see it too. The cars look very comfortable together watching this fine sunset. Amazing how easy is it to imbue human elements to static objects, I tend to do it all the time with cars.
All the best
Miguel82 (20150) 2013-03-01 11:14
Beautiful sunset after an important snow fall
Good work, excellent colors, sharpness and light
Have a nice day
macjake (52076) 2013-03-02 1:27
I have to fully admit, this one made me laugh and it put a smile on my face :)
the scene reminded me of when we're at the drive-in movie theatre.
Did you know that Drive-In movie theatres are quickly becoming a thing of the past, they're all being torn down...very hard to find one now adays.
anyways, a funny shot with an attractive color set in the bg...nice one
mjw364 (6998) 2013-03-02 5:13
This shot contrasts two weather conditions rather well! Warm sunset and cold snow! It shows too potentially contrasting set of exposure readings here too made all the more difficult because sometimes snow can fool the meter into underexposing. so you have done well here to get this one on the money with that sky.
SnapRJW (29282) 2013-03-02 8:19
Hello Andrew - Sitting here in melting heat, it is hard to imagine weather like this. To my eyes it looks so inviting, I'm sure the reality would soon knock away that thought! The blanketed cars will need digging out, your note gives them personality and I can well imagine their complaints even as they watch this spectacular sunset. Super shot. Warm regards Rosemary
Hansaphotos (6415) 2013-03-02 14:19
I like your idea as like the sunset. A fabulous sky and nice silhouettes of the trees and branches. The two cars looks quite cute well accompanied by your note. Fine shot:)
delpeoples (52447) 2013-03-04 3:09
Yes, a real variation on a theme. Too bl**dy cold for romance :) But a beautiful photo nevertheless. I like the pastel tones in the sky and the bare trees in partial sillhouette make such beautiful patterns against the skyline. But wow, that's some serious snow. How would those cars ever start again? When I got into the car the other day, it was so hot I couldn't touch the steering wheel. And yet here you have the other extreme, would you need to use antifreeze? I've never heard it used in Australia, but you;d most definitely need it here!
Thanks for sharing this most unusual sight.
eldancer1 (25151) 2013-03-04 7:39
Beautiful but I don't think this would my idea of a romantic sunset. I have friends in Sandwich, MA, they lost power for a few hours in the last storm. I like your pov and it has good dof with nice details even the snow-covered cars. Well done, tfs.
- Copyright: Andrew Lipsett (ACL1978) (7467)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-02-09
- Categories: Humorous, Nature, Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Nikkor 18-105 1:3.5-5.6 G ED VR
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-03-01 3:33