© Donna R. Moratelli


Uploaded: October 23, 2003 03:41:55


I used a Canon 300 IS L lens to capture this ice boat racer as he sped by me on what felt like the coldest place on earth.. This was shot in Redbank NJ in the middle of the frozen Navesink River.The sub zero wind chills and temps caused my camera to freeze up until I changed the battery which I kept in my inside pocket.


October 23, 2003

A perfect image Donna!!!!Beautiful! #68777

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe October 23, 2003

Wow, this is making me have chills!! Be careful with your digital in the winter! Don't want any frozen digitals! LOL.. I really wasn't ready for a freezing cold shot just yet! Maybe next July! HA!! Great shot, he looks like he is standing still! #242548

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe October 23, 2003

Wow, outstanding work Donna! Thanks for the added details on how you captured this image. Sometimes we forget that getting that great shot takes a lot more work than most people know! Great work as usual! Jeff #242564

October 23, 2003

Nicely done! #242608

Stephen Zacker October 23, 2003

Neat image... I like the feeling of cold caused by all the blue the image has! I took pictures on a cold Colorado winters morning once, and had to keep putting the battery in my pocket to take an image, and had to keep repeating the process! #242655

Murry Grigsby October 23, 2003

Nice image, Donna! Wonderful silhouette and all that blue really makes it look cold. #242661

Marcy October 23, 2003

Enjoyed the chill from looking at this picture. It is still hot down here. The color really adds to the feeling of coldness. Well done. Ma #242664

Colette M. Metcalf October 23, 2003

Nice image! #242667

Donna R. Moratelli October 23, 2003

Hi Colette, Carolyn, Sharon,MUrry, Katarzna,Steven and Jeff! Wow, thaanks for all of the comments.
Jeff and Setven,, Yes, this was a very tough image to capture. The boat was speeding by me and the wind chills were making it tough to get any kind of image because fingers were frozen to bone even though I had a thick pair of army gloves on.

The camera seemed to freeze up at the most crutial moments of this ice boat race but I lucked out because I had extra batteries in my inner pockets under the the third layer of clothing. This year though if I cover the race, I'll bring hand warmers and stuff them in my pockets. That's the only way to prevent camera failure and frost bite in sub zero weather that I know of.. #242691

Jim Damare October 23, 2003

Wow, what a beautiful image and a great story. Very cool! (ha ha) #242725

Donna R. Moratelli October 23, 2003

Thank you very much Jim! #242840

Paul Coco level-deluxe October 23, 2003

A marvelous image, Donna. Outstanding work under the circumstances. I'm feeling chilly just looking at it. #242841

Donna R. Moratelli October 23, 2003

Thank you Paul! #243007

Leanne M.E. Boyd October 23, 2003

Amazing photograph, Donna!!!! #243146

Donna R. Moratelli October 23, 2003

THANK YOU, Leanne!! #243191

Stephen Zacker November 17, 2003

Congratulations Donna on a great capture! #270756

Murry Grigsby November 17, 2003

Congrats and good luck, Donna!! #271098

Donna R. Moratelli November 18, 2003

Thanks Murry and Steven! I am really happy about this one being picked because this was the hardest & coldest shoot of my life! #271666

Kathleen Clemons November 18, 2003

I am so happy that your frozen fingers paid off, Donna. BIG congrat to you, this is awesome. :) #271823

Sharon E. Lowe level-addict November 18, 2003

Congrats Donna! #271859

Jim Damare November 18, 2003

Congratulations! #272806

Donna R. Moratelli November 18, 2003

tHANKS everyone!!!!!!!!! #272923

Damian P. Gadal November 20, 2003

Congrats Donna! #275313

Donna R. Moratelli November 20, 2003

Thanks Damian!!!!

I was thinking about our iceboat conversations last year when I posted this image!! #275339

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