Thursday, February 11, 2010

Surreal Snow


A snow storm was predicted for Boston on Wednesday and all the meteorologists were continuously warning us for days of the large amounts of impending snow coming our way. Many people stayed home, businesses closed early and public schools closed. Reality was quite a bit different as you can see from this photo I took about 3:00pm. Yes, that is a snowplow parked and waiting for the snow, along with everyone else. It was pretty surreal with an almost empty downtown.

We did get some snow later, but only a couple of inches. I wish I could be wrong as much as meteorologists are and still keep my job, but then I'm not in the entertainment meteorology field.

22 comments:

Barbara said...

Good job on this photo. Colors are great.

~Cheryl said...

The reflections and colors are fantastic! I hope you continue to miss out on the blizzards.

J Bar said...

great shot
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Mirela said...

Incredible photo! Our meteorologists haven't been wrong about snow since November, and the darn white things just keep falling and falling and falling....... I feel like I moved to northern Europe or Canada.

John said...

I don't usually go for all the photoshop filter effects; used to do it and then stopped. However, I do like this one, quite a mix of what look like neon edges, posterize etc which gives a great effect.

lewi14 said...

Well photographed, brilliant finished!

Malyss said...

The picture looks like a modern painting!
Weathermen are so afraid to miss something and then to be responsible that they prefer to predict the worst!

As we say in France, I'll "cross my fingers" for your job!(It means I 'll hope very strongly you'll keep it..)

Cezar and Léia said...

I agree with your words. Here is snowing again, I can say I'm not happy, because I'm really tired about winter...anyway, it's an unusual winter, all people says. :)
And congratulations, this picture is brilliant, I loved it!
Léia

hip chick said...

I love the colored reflections! Do you ever wonder if the winter weather is sponsored by the grocery stores?

brattcat said...

Well, you got an excellent post out of the s'no event. The image is great.

B SQUARED said...

Spared once again.

Lois said...

I like the effects in this picture!

Tulsa Gentleman said...

According to the news you folks have received a lot of snow in the last day or so. At least family in the DC suburb of Maryland say they have gotten 34 inches in the last several days. That should give the snow plows something to do.

HereBeDragons said...

Fun colors on this one!

cieldequimper said...

Lol, don't you just love it when they say "rain in Boston right now" on the radio/telly and you look outside and there isn't a cloud to spoil the view? Happens all the time...
Love the treatment here.

joo said...

The winter is surreal this year! Here we are struggling with another heavy snowfall and everything is white:)

Jacob said...

Funny commentary; great photo. Looks like you posterized it!

Chuck Pefley said...

Heh-Heh!! The same thing happens here in Seattle, too. Granted, we do have some serious hills to deal with, but still ... the 50-50 principal of forecasting is a pretty sweet deal. At least until you go to the grocery store and everybody wants to know what happened and how could you possibly been so far off with your forecast. Glad I'm not a weatherman!

Renee said...

I love, love, love the colors! Exquisite!

Steffe said...

Ha, not what i would call winter.

Martina said...

It is an intriguingly processed photo - would make a cool poster I think.

alterdom said...

Who said that big cities are gray?
Nice effect!