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The opening scene to a suspense thriller, and the sound of footsteps crunching a pathway through the snow comes from the right hand side. Enter the figure of a man, thick overcoat held at the neck by a gloved leather hand, spectacles and a smart grey hat. He turns inwards and walks up the staircase, his left hand clutching a dark brown briefcase. He turns momentarily and glances backwards, before placing a key in the lock and entering the building. The camera pans slowly inwards from across the street, and two gunshots ring out in the cold air.........
This photograph has so much suspense and drama. Atmospheric beyond belief. A jewel of a shot. I love it
29 Dec 2008 5:06am
Gritty winter scene (another in a series). Very nice post-processing.
29 Dec 2008 5:14am
AMBIANCE FABULEUSE ................................. GREAT !!!!!
29 Dec 2008 5:16am
i agree! nice!
29 Dec 2008 5:23am
I have to agree with Paul. The mood is set in the contrast and texture. Very atmospheric. Wonderful image.
29 Dec 2008 5:25am
Unbelievable snow fall...the flakes are huge.
Love this old structure. It has so much character.
29 Dec 2008 5:48am
I really like the falling snow against the dark building, great contrast!
29 Dec 2008 6:11am
A gorgeous shot.
29 Dec 2008 6:43am
Excellent black and white capture here
29 Dec 2008 7:11am
Okay, Paul said it so fabulously, I'll spare your time and just go back above and ADMIRE ! ;o) Love that mood of yours...
29 Dec 2008 7:51am
29 Dec 2008 9:14am
Mais il ne s'arrête jamais de neiger chez toi ! Ces flocons procurent le grain et la tonalité si particulière de tes photos. J'adore !
29 Dec 2008 9:49am
just magical -- this photo brings back memories i have never really had -- intriguing and compelling... gorgeous!!!
29 Dec 2008 10:44am
looks like there's a possessed person in there, and the exorcist will come walking up any moment :)
29 Dec 2008 10:59am
Somebody used the term "gritty" to describe this shot. I agree, and that it's really good. As usual.
How do you do it?
29 Dec 2008 12:00pm
beautifull b&w, winter capture
29 Dec 2008 12:02pm
Very discretely too, I love this ;)
29 Dec 2008 1:06pm
You really do have the most amazing eye for these shots - can I follow you around one day if I come to visit - just so that I can observe and learn a little bit?
29 Dec 2008 4:41pm
From what I understand, it doesn't snow that much in Vancouver. But it looks like you know exactly how to shoot in it. There is a very deep mood to the shot, and it does look suspenseful. Very good series you're doing.
29 Dec 2008 5:13pm
A very dramatic moody shot, Wonderfully captured and processed
29 Dec 2008 5:51pm
Beautiful tones on this hotel image. Almost feels like it's abandoned in a way. =D
29 Dec 2008 6:05pm
another excellent photo. it feels very sad to me.
29 Dec 2008 6:36pm
29 Dec 2008 7:04pm
Another great caught in the snow picture, this time no people though must be in the hotel :) But a stark, moody picture filled with atmosphere. I like it.
29 Dec 2008 7:14pm
a peaceful glance. best...jerry
29 Dec 2008 7:51pm
amazing capture! i like it very much!
29 Dec 2008 8:16pm
Excellent! I love the contrast!
29 Dec 2008 10:18pm
Beautiful... mysterious... and sad, too...
29 Dec 2008 10:19pm
When seeing the photo of Vancouver, brings wonderful memories to me of a summer of trip by that part of Canada. The black and white one obtained is perfect. I like the saturated black good. Thanks to happen through fotosqueimportan and to comment. I will continue visiting your blog, that truly I have liked.
29 Dec 2008 10:34pm
Terrific capture. I agree about the stark and moody effect. Not my idea of a winder wonderland.
30 Dec 2008 1:11am
Great image...holds a lot of tension and mystery although I can't quite articulate why. Gorgeous work, as always!
30 Dec 2008 1:58am
Very nice. Love what you have done here. The contrast is beautiful :)
30 Dec 2008 4:08am
Great ambiance, great snow, great picture. This hotel looks sinister !
30 Dec 2008 3:45pm
I adore this photograph, first of all for the physical emotion, of course I feel the cold, the climate all that thanks to your B&W, your framing. But I like even more the psychic emotion, of the stars snow which fall from the sky, and like these travellers in this hotel, are only of passages in the city Bravo ;)
30 Dec 2008 5:36pm
I haven't seen real snow yet this year :-( but I would like to!
30 Dec 2008 7:21pm
Lot's of compelling images posted since my last visit. I especially love the street scenes like this one, but I'm commenting selectively in my effort to catch up.
8 Jan 2009 12:45am
You are one great photographer! All combined with great creativity and humanity. I know I've said many times (I think) but never mind repeat ... You are a role model for me! Your pictures are all an incredible strength. So it is with your words! I ask you not leave us! It is a pleasure and a great incentive to follow the "red. " With all my love and admiration Happy New Year full of love and life! Cheers! A hug, Adela
8 Jan 2011 6:00am
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