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Monday
Jan262009

The Silence of Fresh Snow

Last Monday I awoke to gorgeous scenery.  It had snowed lightly, but it covered everything.  I was eager to get on the road to see if I could go to a local park which is on the way to my job. 

I kissed the kids and my husband goodbye and skipped out of the house.  I drove cautiously, but quickly because I wanted to catch the quietness of the park.

Or so I thought.

When I arrived the park there were about 20 other cars.  As I started to walk to the lake I saw about 15 other photographers with their tripods all with the same idea.  To capture the silence.

It was serene.  I took as many pictures as I could being it was about 11 degrees outside and I was in my work clothes.(which meant I was freezing!!)

When I drove to work I quickly uploaded the photos and I was surprised with how much I liked a couple of them.

Even though I was happy with the photos, I realized that "next" snow fall I will do things a little different by:

-wearing my comfy warm Ugg boots
-bring gloves
-and a scarf
AND A TRIPOD!!  What was I thinking not bringing my tripod?  I did use the typical tricks of not having a tripod, like holding my breath when I press/release the shutter or used the trunk of a tree to steady the camera.

My camera settings were on aperture priority with the setting at 11/ISO at 200.  (being in aperture priority the camera picked the shutter speed and I still have to train my eye to see what it chose because one day it will help me shoot completely manual).

Here are my favorite shots of the day:
***FYI-I currently do all my edits in Photoshop CS2. I don't know much YET, but I am trying each day to teach myself a new trick.
This shot I just bumped up the contrast a bit to darken the tree trunks.
belmonttrees

This photo I had to make adjustments to the highlights and shadows because it was very very gray. I also used unsharp mask on this photo to defog the photo. You can read here on a GREAT tip on defogging your photo. lighthousebelmont

I used the defog tip on this photo as well and then bumped the contrast to give some depth.
Belmont Lake Ducks- January Greeblepix!

It has been officially a week since I last touched my camera. Sigh. I hope that changes soon as it is supposed to snow again this week. **crossing fingers!!**
:)

Reader Comments (7)

Wow, Kim. These are gorgeous. But my personal favorite is the first one. I can just see the definition in the branches and the beauty even beyond the pathway.

beautiful, just beautiful.

ps: i've moved, so you may want to update your reader!

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:)

Tue, January 27 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Lovely. SO lovely.

Wed, January 28 | Unregistered Commenterohmommy

Love the ducks in the pond. I can almost feel how cold it was. Almost.....................:)

Wed, January 28 | Unregistered CommenterLisaNewton

Absolutely gorgeous!

Wed, January 28 | Unregistered CommenterSecret Agent Mama

your talent has gotten so much greater! i'm so impressed! i'm glad you found your passion!!
xo

Fri, February 6 | Unregistered Commentermelissa

Hey girl!!
I just wanted to check in with you and see how things are going...I havent seen you on in a very long time. I hope you and your family are well. I sure do miss chatting with you.
You & your family are in my prayers.
<3, Melissa

Thu, March 5 | Unregistered Commenterspoiled mommy

Holy wow woman. The bottom one is incredible. Truly.

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