Monday, December 28, 2009

Week 35, Day 249, December 28, 2009, A Walk in the Woods on a Snowy Day

This little trail is one of my favorite places.  It's only about a 1/4 mile from my house, and has a wetland on one side (left side of photo), and a amazing rock wall on the right side.  This photo doesn't do the wall justice.  It's about 4 foot wide, and about 6 feet high in places.

I just photographed this yesterday in the fog.  Today there was snow.

Lessons Learned:
  • I made a make shift protector for my camera today.  It was snowing very hard, so I put my camera in a ziplock bag, cut a hole for the lens, and used a rubber band to hold the bag on the lens.  It seemed to work very well.
  • The snow sticks to the lens very easily.  Luckily I brought along a special cloth so I could wipe the lens.
  • When the weather is right, take the photos.  About 30 minutes after taking these photos it stopped snowing.  The snow falling added a nice effect to many of the photos. (Although it's harder to see it in this photo.)
Photo details: Exposure time 1/2 sec, Aperture f/18.0, ISO 100, Focal Length 28 mm, Lens Canon EF 17-40mm, tripod.

13 comments:

Gary's third pottery blog said...

Stevo! Tis gorgeous!!!!! You got a lot more snow than us.

Andrew said...

Looks great! It almost seems like you color cast it red a bit.

And I've been worrying more and more about my camera adjusting to different temperatures, especially since I read that you're supposed to put it in a ziplock bag for a whole hour whenever you change temperatures.

James said...

Great shot and great Idea for the protector.

DGr said...

Nice picture but the snow does look over exposed.

Nicki said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love seeing the area in both the fog and the snow.

Gallow said...

These are my first shots of snow. I've been reading about how to set up the camera for the correct White balance, and exposure. I don't have it quite right yet, but will continue to work on it.

(Plus when it's cold out, I tend not to want to spend a lot of time outside adjusting the settings. :-))

webruci said...

This si an amazing picture! It is not easy to shot white landscape, but you did it! The picture i8s framed perfecyly, I can feel the silence of the Nature. Fabulos!

nasyarobby said...

Andrew right, I think you should set the correct white balance setting. I never shot snow since my country is a tropic country.

RuneE said...

I think you conveyed the effect very well. An unbroken surface of snow beside an impressive stone wall - impressive!

Gallow said...

I went back to the photo, and still had the RAW image. I played with the white balance some more. I think this image is closer to what it looked like.

Let me know what you think.

http://picasaweb.google.com/steve.gallow/20091228#5420672655277532402

ruma2008 said...

This year, I'm glad for the opportunity to meet with you.

Thank you for showing your wonderful works.

I look forward to a reencounter with you next year.

Wish you a Happy New Year 2010.

From the Far East.
Best regards.
ruma

Cai Graham Photography said...

Your blog has really inspired me !

I am making a new Years Resolution for my blog.
I will carry my compact camera ( Canon G10 ) wherever I go - and try and make regular posts.

I don't want to join the "365 Club" just yet ... but I am going to post some of my " Lessons Learnt " more regularly.

Thank you for your inspiration.

I hope the New year is kind to you and all your followers !
Cai x

AB said...

Nice composition with the trees and the path