Friday, February 21, 2014
Often after a snow, the snow settles in clumps in the pine needles creating a spikey-snowball sort of effect.
For some reason, this never ceases to amuse me, (and I have 3 years of proof via photos from previous snows!) as I document it faithfully every time it happens. With my 1.8-50mm lens, this time I was able to more accurately convey the spikey-snowball effect as I saw it.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
I post a lot of sunlit snow, don't I? Oh well, it does have the most drama and sparkle after all!
True; the photo below is not snow.
It's just part of our driveway in the golden light of evening, but it is a nice contrast to the cool blue tones of the photo above, but at the same time, the two photos are very similar . . .
Snow can form amusing shapes as it melts...
Monday, February 17, 2014
|Snow blowing under the streetlight|
Even though taking photos of snow at night, when it's, uh, dark, doesn't sound like the best idea, you can actually take some really neat photos!
In this one, I used flash to illuminate the snowflakes, which turned into the white circles.
This photo has a nice contrast between the cold, white snow and the warm, golden glow of the house lights.
While this one might look very similar, I didn't use flash on it, rather a large apeture and a high ISO . (Yay for a 1.8-50mm lens!)
While capturing the snow as in the above photo works, it can get monotonous after the first shot, so I looked around for other opportunites of showing the character of snow.
After looking around a bit, I decided to take advantage of the extra light from the car lights (below) and the garage lights . . .
This picture was my favorite of the bunch, because if you didn't know that it was snow blowing into a beam of light, it looks like the light is spraying bubbles or something!
Happiness-- is using your new snowflake-shaped bokeh filter, and turning the snowflakes from white blobs back into the proper snowflake shape! =D
I am very pleased with the results. =)
Fine, dry snow is very photogenic, as it catches the light best and sparkles in the light; even at 9:00 at night!