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pboehringer (770) 2008-01-15 10:02
a very interesting shot showing us a place that not everyone has the access to. Subarctic temperatures? These people do not look bothered by the temperature at all. It seems that they are having a chat about some photography that one of them is holding up. Unfortunately the group is far away not allowing me to realy look into the dynamics.
The white wall at the left seems to dominate the image as well as the light beeing reflected from the bulbs gives a glare showing clear overexposure.
- Copyright: Chris Wendt (kwazireal) (181)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2002-10-29
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Minolta Dimage 7i
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/30 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-01-06 13:03