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I arrived in Austin (TX) on Monday evening, and it was relatively warm: which was nice, as it was -15°C (5°F) when I left Bulgaria. Since then, however, the weather has become somewhat more Siberian. Not that I've experienced a Siberian winter, but the bone-chillingly cold winds and predictions of unprecedented amounts of snow here in the normally temperate town of Austin make drawing the comparison seem quite reasonable :)

OK, so I'm exaggerating – a bit – but it has been very cold, and snow is forecast for later today. I'm hoping that it won't be too deep, or will melt quickly if it is, as otherwise it's going to cause serious problems for people trying to get to my HDR workshop tomorrow and my Creating Dramatic Images workshop over the weekend (details here). Incidentally, there have been a couple of last minute weather-related cancellations, so if you would be interested in coming along to either or both workshops take a look at the following page:

Anyway, Dave and I did manage to go out yesterday – to an abandoned feed mill at Johnson City – and I got a few shots that I'm pleased with, including this one. It's an HDR of abandoned fire truck, constructed from six originals, processed and tone mapped with Photomatix Pro. The original (that you can see by hovering over the 'show the original' link beneath the image) is the metered exposure.

As always, let me know what you think.

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