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Freeze (by ElDave)

Today was my first chance to get out and take pictures where the temperature was above freezing, so who should I grab... Pyro perhaps? Azrael with his fire swords?

No, I reach for Mr. Freeze and plunk him down in the snow and ice.

Mr. Freeze, real name Dr. Victor Fries (pronounced as Victor "Frees" or "Freeze"), is a DC Comics supervillain, an enemy of Batman. Created by Bob Kane, he first appeared in Batman #121 (February 1959).

Freeze is a scientist who must wear a cryogenic suit in order to survive, and bases his crimes around a "cold" or "ice" theme, complete with a "cold gun" that freezes its targets solid. In the most common variation of his origin story, he is a former cryogenics expert who suffered an industrial accident while attempting to treat his terminally ill wife, Nora.

This could not have been easier. All I had to do was place Mr. Freeze in one of the big piles of snow around our parking lot, angle the camera up to get what little sunlight we have and snap.

Photoshop was equally simple. A quick Auto Levels and Desaturate by -50 and he's done!

With as easy as this was, I kind of feel like I'm cheating.

My name is EXIF. Learn it well. For it's the chilling sound of your doom.

Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
Exposure: 1/4000 sec
Aperture: f/4
Focal Length: 30 mm
ISO Speed: 800
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire

Orientation: Horizontal (normal)
X-Resolution: 72 dpi
Y-Resolution: 72 dpi
Software: Adobe Photoshop 7.0
Date and Time: 2009:01:23 08:48:01
YCbCr Positioning: Co-Sited
Exposure Program: Aperture priority
Date and Time (Original): 2009:01:23 09:25:08
Date and Time (Digitized): 2009:01:23 09:25:08
Shutter Speed: 784190/65536
Metering Mode: Pattern
Color Space: Uncalibrated
Focal Plane X-Resolution: 4433.295 dpi
Focal Plane Y-Resolution: 4453.608 dpi
White Balance: Manual
Compression: JPEG
Image Width: 3888 pixels
Image Height: 2592 pixels

Be good,

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1 Reply to "Freeze"

Jason on January 23, 2009 at 7:17 AM

"Freeze in hell, Bat!"