Wednesday, December 11, 2013
shooting snow and staying warm
How do you take pictures of the snow?
It's really trial and error.
Yesterday the sun was shining and the snow was whipping around. I thought it looked pretty so I wanted to try to get a shot.
So #1 is watch for pretty conditions. Some kind of light, be it the sun or a street light.
I opened the sliding door and did a test shot.
I needed to adjust the settings in my camera.
#2, #3, #4
Set my ISO to 100, metered for the shutter speed, and put camera on manual focus.
Since I was trying to shoot the flakes I needed to make my camera focus in the forefront. It would naturally focus on the trees and then you would not see the flakes very well. So I focused on the snow flakes when the wind blew. And shot. (#5)
I got some very blown out pictures and I deleted them.
Then I adjusted my shutter speed by metering in camera and tried again.
I took about 15 pictures and I liked four pictures enough to fiddle with them in photoshop.
That's how I did it.
My tip to staying warm in the winter is a good pair of boots, warm mittens and a scarf. Lots and lots of wool and down.
If you are going to be at a football game for many hours in the frigid temps...
Emma recommends these;
I'm not quite sure how these are natural?
But they work.
Yesterday I was on playground duty. I don't wear a hat but I was not too proud to wrap my head in my scarf.
The man in charge of playground duty would not let the children be outside without a hat and gloves.
The little children who play in the snow must wear snow pants to school. Katie wore them until 7th grade.
Temperatures below zero keep the kids inside.
Even tho it was only seven degrees yesterday I didn't hear any grumbling from the children.
That makes me happy. I like to see them running around getting fresh air and using up some of that energy!
My phone tells me that it is -9 in Minocqua Wi. with a high of -2 today.
Even for Minocqua that is a very cold December day.
We started out with a nice 16 degrees today, but by dinner time it will be zero.
One New Years I was up in Minocqua. I was at a party at some one's house on the lake.
When I left the party and tried to drive away my tire stuck to the snowy, icy ground and ripped right off the wheel. My brother in law had to come out and rescue me...and whoever I was with. Was it you Cindy? Thanks, Bink!
Bet you didn't know that could happen! Nuts.
Well...that's about all for now.
Encourage one another,