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TechRepublic's camera phone challenge: Snow and ice

We thought winter was the perfect time of year to challenge the TechRepublic community to submit camera phone photos of snow and ice. Take a look at the entries.
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By Sonja Thompson on
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We thought winter was the perfect time of year to challenge the TechRepublic community to submit camera phone photos of snow and ice.

 

Our first place photo was taken by TR member admin with a Nokia X6. He said, "This is a snow and ice fender stratocaster guitar that I made in my back yard during the recent snow we had in Poole, Dorset, in the south of England. The pick ups and machine head screws I carved out of ice."

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The second place photo was taken by TR member Laura.Hassett with an iPhone 4G of water flowing under ice from the gutter during an ice storm in Atlanta, GA.

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We have three 3rd place photo this week. This one was taken by TR member gadget with an HTC Incredible ADR6300. "We don’t see a lot of snow here in Boise. What we get doesn’t last long, but we do get the cold. I got a pretty good shot of my Rain Gutter Chain all frozen up. This photo is as shot from the phone, no enhancements or touch ups."

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Another third place photo was taken by TR member simpsonjon with an HTC Desire. He said, "I had two feet of snow on my driveway."

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Our final third place photo was taken by TR members Darryl~ and PurpleSkys with a BlackBerry Bold 9700 of Joseph Howe Falls, a popular destination for hikers along the trails in Victoria Park.

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This photo was taken by TR member darren.etherington with an iPhone 3GS in Newcastle, UK. "JD (Just Dog!) loves playing in – and eating - snow!"

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This photo was taken by TR member ckulins with a Samsung Intercept of a "large snow man my kids made using a snowman kit that included pipe, hat & scarf. Just add snow!"

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This photo was taken by TR members Darryl~ and PurpleSkys with a BlackBerry Bold 9700. Darryl said, "PurpleSkys is facing towards me and the falls are behind me. It was very slippery where I was standing taking the pictures, and I had a very hard time getting back up the path (thus the reason PurpleSkys decided to remain at the top)."

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This photo was taken by TR members Darryl~ and PurpleSkys with a BlackBerry Bold 9700 of a young couple using rope and ice picks to climb a frozen waterfall in Victoria Park.

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This photo was taken by TR members Darryl~ and PurpleSkys with a BlackBerry Bold 9700 of an outcropping of icicles from un underground spring along the main trail in Victoria Park.

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This photo was taken by TR member Doug M  with an iPhone 3GS. He said, "I shot this icy bush outside our office this week. We get a lot of runoff from the roof above, and it collects on this bush."

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This photo was taken by TR member Jodybat with a Samsung ReClaim in Asheville, NC. Henry is in the snow.

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This photo was taken by TR member Jon Miller with an iPhone 4 at the University of Colorado campus in Boulder, Colorado.

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This photo was taken by TR member Melanieharder77 with a BlackBerry Torch 9800 of Black Swans in the Thompson River - Kamloops, BC.

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This photo was taken by TR member Michael Jay with a BlackBerry Tour 9630 on I285 in Atlanta before all the snow turned to slush and then ice. He said, "It was rather slick but easily drivable at that time."

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This photo was taken by TR member Michael Jay with a BlackBerry Tour 9630 on Hwy 78 in Atlanta. He said, "Conditions were fine here as well, and the lack of traffic made it a pleasant drive."

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This photo was taken by TR member Michael Jay with a BlackBerry Tour 9630. He said, "This was taken just outside my front door with lots of ice stalactites hanging from the holly bush, very cool looking."

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This photo was taken by TR member PMChick with a BlackBerry Storm 9530. She said, "We aren't used to snow and what snow we do get usually melts in a few hours. This snowstorm dropped several inches of snow, then iced over, taking several days to melt, effectively shutting down Charlotte for two days."

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This photo was taken by TR member RockerGeek with a BlackBerry Curve 8520. "Snow-covered light, chairs, steps, and tree (IUPUI’s campus).  No one’s eating lunch outside today!"

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This photo was taken by TR member RonTor with an iPhone 3G of a rough day of snow that was followed by freezing rain. "I snapped this picture of an icicle that had formed on one of our Christmas lights (that didn't appear to be ready to be taken down any time soon)."

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This photo was taken by TR member TamaraCBrucks with an iPhone 3 using the Hipstamatic app. "Here is one of our lizards (bearded dragon named Pippa) looking out the front door at the deep, deep snow. It's about 5 feet tall beside the driveway."

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This photo was taken by TR member TamaraCBrucks with an iPhone 3 using the Hipstamatic app. "Here is our backyard, showing the deep snow in our yard and on the neighbor's shed."

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This photo was taken by TR member Tink! with a Motorola Droid 2 Global. She said, "I always love when the snow or ice sticks to the trees making them look like sculptures from a winter wonderland (and yes, this is from my car - aren't they always? lol)."

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This photo was taken by TR member TomHayesmp with an LG VX8350. He said, "This was taken by my cell phone from my car after an ice storm in Louisville, KY. Note on the extreme left that the big branch has broken from the trunk of the tree. The only thing keeping the branch from falling is the wiring on the utility pole on the right side. Talk about the sword of Damocles."

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This photo was taken by TR member aportman with a BlackBerry Curve 8530 in St. Louis, MO. "The forecast was for 2-4 inches, but the snow was 8 inches."

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This photo was taken by TR member aportman with a BlackBerry Curve 8530 of the neighbor's house in St. Louis, MO. "There's a Honda CRV under there somewhere."

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This photo was taken by TR member John with an HTC Tilt. He said, "The white balance was set wrong, which yielded the interesting color, but the texture was the result of a thin layer of ski wax on the camera lens from carrying the camera and wax together in a pocket in my ski pants. Learned my lesson. Won’t do that again. But it still created a very interesting photo."

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This photo was taken by TR member jwilkinson with an iPhone 3GS and post-processed using The Best Camera app.

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This photo was taken by TR member jwilkinson with an iPhone 3GS and post-processed using The Best Camera app.

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This photo was taken by TR member jwilkinson with an iPhone 3GS and post-processed using The Best Camera app.

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This photo was taken by TR member jwilkinson with an iPhone 3GS and post-processed using The Best Camera app.

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This photo was taken by TR member jwilkinson with an iPhone 3GS and post-processed using The Best Camera app.

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This photo was taken by TR member kdaugherty with a Motorola Droid X. "Here is a beautiful very crisp morning with the thermometer sitting at zero degrees. Snow and icicles hanging off the roof. You can see the reflection of the blue sky and sunshine in the icicles."

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This photo was taken by TR member kdaugherty with a Motorola Droid X. "Here is a  tree with fog frozen to its needles. The wind was from the west, which caused only the parts of the tree exposed to the wind to have frozen needles. If you zoom in, you can see how  the crystals formed on one side of the needles."

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This photo was taken by TR member khein with a BlackBerry Storm 9530. "Here's a picture of the back of our administration building, in Dawson Creek, during a 'Chinook' in the frozen north of British Columbia."

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This photo was taken by TR member lcdwyer with an iPhone 4 in Rutherford, NJ.

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This photo was taken by TR member lcdwyer with an iPhone 4 in Rutherford, NJ.

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This photo was taken by TR member lcdwyer with an iPhone 4 in Rutherford, NJ.

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This photo was taken by TR member lcdwyer with an iPhone 4 in Rutherford, NJ.

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This photo was taken by TR member luo_gao_yang with a BlackBerry 8330 from "a farm around the Othello, WA area in the early morning with the fog real nice coming off the snow."

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This photo was taken by TR member luo_gao_yang with a BlackBerry 8330 in the NE Oregon area.

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This photo was taken by TR member luo_gao_yang with a BlackBerry 8330 in the NE Oregon area.

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This photo was taken by TR member luo_gao_yang with a BlackBerry 8330 in the NE Oregon area.

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This photo was taken by TR member luo_gao_yang with a BlackBerry 8330 in the NE Oregon area.

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This photo was taken by TR member mislew06 with a Blackberry 9700.

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This photo was taken by TR member mrichard with an Android Eris of a barbeque grill covered in snow (and more snow falling).

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This photo was taken by TR member sprtcly with a Droid 1 after a snow storm in Danbury, CT. "We got 24 inches of snow."

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This photo was taken by TR member sprtcly with a Droid 1 after a snow storm in Danbury, CT. "We got 24 inches of snow."

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This photo was taken by TR member tarsen with a Droid Eris of a snowy mailbox.

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This photo was taken by TR member davion.ny with a Droid X. He said, "At the beginning of our season here in WNY, I saw this tree holding onto a few well preserved apples long into our winter season, so I grabbed my Droid X and snapped this winter pic, not all snow and ice but pretty cool anyhow. I especially loved how the apples almost looked unnaturally red."

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This photo was taken by TR member Pete.Bye with an iPhone 4 and HDR of a "snow angel made by my 2 ½ yr old daughter after a recent snowstorm in MN."

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