Subzero by Thorsten Westheider
October 26, 2018

What an odd name for a sunset picture, isn't it? Well, I'll never forget the circumstances I shot this picture in. It was freezing cold and there was a harsh wind blowing. I was desperate to find a suitable subject to go with the sunset although my face and hands were already getting numb. Then I spotted these two trees on the opposite side of the road. I got the telephoto from the backpack with my fingers already hurting and pressed the shutter button. Then I was on my way back, freezing, but happy.

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Andrzej Muzaj's picture

Thorsten, have you used Orton Effect on the image? There's a weird, soft and hazy look to the darkest part of the images (lower part and tree trunks) and I'm guessing it might be it, isn't it?

No, I haven't. It's probably due to compression, the original file is large. Really large. See here:

https://westheider.com/temp/Subzero.jpg

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Andrzej Muzaj's picture

That's really weird. You're right - there's no sign of it on 100% zoom. :D