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The Phantom?

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 12 December 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

PENTAX K200D 1/250 second F/5.6 ISO 100 300 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Mary from PA, United States

Oh this is a awesome find ha ha! and it looks like a mask!

12 Dec 2009 5:51am

@Mary: Thank you Mary! Glad you approve..... ;-)

Véro from Peisey-Nancroix, France

l'hiver n'est plus fantôme apparement !

12 Dec 2009 7:22am

@Véro: Merci Vero! ;-)

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very well seen!! He was there!!

12 Dec 2009 8:37am

@Paco Díaz: Thanks Paco! It appears to be so.... ;-))

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Un fantôme, certes... j'y vois aussi un masque qui se désagrège... :-)
Une photo qui fait travailler l'imagination...

12 Dec 2009 11:05am

@Evelyne Dubos: Merci beaucoup, Evelyne pour vos mots gentils ! Je pense qu'un des plus grands défis pour un photographe sont d'inspirer l'imagination du téléspectateur.... ;-)

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Brrrrr! I like this one very much! I can clearly see the "Phantom"!

12 Dec 2009 2:37pm

@Tracy: Thank you very much Tracy! Yes, brrrrr is the word! It was -48C this morning with the wind chill.... ;-)

Chris.B from Olburgen, Netherlands

beautiful site

12 Dec 2009 3:47pm

@Chris.B: Thank you very much Chris and welcome to my blog! Please come back and visit soon..... ;-)

BJ from Murfreesboro, United States

the eye of an artist, great capture

12 Dec 2009 3:59pm

@BJ: Thank you BJ! ;-)

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

A mask, but only for the cold hearted!

12 Dec 2009 6:11pm

@Curly: Thank you Curly! ;-)))

Definitely for the cold hearted today. It was -48C this morning with the wind chill..... ;-)

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening Eric,
actually, it looks like a mask. You see, snow can be very useful to make a beautiful photo. I wish you a nice weekend. Dear greetings Christel

12 Dec 2009 6:32pm

@Christel: Thank you Christel! Yes, snow can be useful to make beautiful photos; however I think they are only truly appreciated by those of us who live in these cold climates.... ;-)

Anouk from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Well seen and captured!

12 Dec 2009 7:37pm

@Anouk: Thank you Anouk! ;-)

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

YES, the Phantom you caught :)) Super eye, Eric !

12 Dec 2009 8:24pm

@MARIANA: Thank you Mariana! I'm not sure I caught the Phantom; but maybe a clue that he had been there.... ;-))

dabbler from Minneapolis, United States

Indeed, it is - terrific capture, very well seen!

12 Dec 2009 9:51pm

@dabbler: Thank you very much Dabbler and welcome to my blog! Please come back and visit soon..... ;-)

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Cool capture!

12 Dec 2009 10:13pm

@Ana Lúcia: Muito obrigado, Ana! ;-)

Ragnar from Tromsø, Norway

It looks a little bit like the mast from the Phantom of the opera.. But I think it looks even more like the mask they used in the "Scream" movies (yes I am ashamed to admit that I did watch them when I was younger)!

12 Dec 2009 10:14pm

@Ragnar: ROFL.....thank you Ragnar! For your punishment.....go back to your room and watch them again!! ;-)))

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

What a find! But it looks already as coming apart....

13 Dec 2009 10:57am

@Japanalia: Thanks Gabriela! Yes, it was taken in late spring when the temperatures were already stating to melt the snow..... ;-)

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Canada

Or maybe an old goalie mask! Well spotted!

13 Dec 2009 2:35pm

@vu@granby - Wolfgang: Thanks Wolfgang! ;-)

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Ha! So clever. Always good to make fun of the weather since you can't beat it! :)

14 Dec 2009 2:16am

@GJC: Thank you GJC! You are so right....particularly when our winter's are so long..... ;-)

PENTAX K200D
1/250 second
F/5.6
ISO 100
300 mm (35mm equiv.)

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