Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Iffy Shades of Gray

I was reminded how difficult it is to shoot in snow and ice last weekend at the Frozen Assets festival. Or I should say on top of the Frozen Assets festival: Cold weather and bad knees = creative parking and a warm car.


A parasail taxi service on Lake Mendota would be cool

I've been reading about different types of metering, setting your exposure compensation, making sure the needle goes to minus when in manual and using the histogram.


Blech, shooting far away may be part of the problem. But is that an angel?

Fat Tires and Ice Angels in a Blizzard

At one point I just gave up and started playing with filters. The Diffuse Glow filter in Elements created this Heavenly Blizzard.


"Ta da!" Grey snow and dark figures make Homer something something

How do you deal with shooting in snow and ice? What challenging conditions have you had to face?
The First and Third photos are worth clicking to enlarge.





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    1. Thanks for that, Liz, but I'm pretty disappointed yet not completely discouraged.

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  2. What fun shots! Hope you knee feels better soon.

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    1. I'm not sure they will, LF, but I'll keep on shooting.

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  3. Mostly snow and or ice means glare. Oh yes. Keep to the minus side.
    Thank you for sharing you findings.

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    1. I haven't been so frustrated with taking photos in awhile, ZK. I've got a bit of winter left to go so will keep trying.

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  4. I leave my camera at home in the winter. Well, except for my travels I guess.

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    1. I'm determined to shoot better in the snow and tried a few things today which seemed to help.

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  5. We've not ad snow for 6 years so I've had nothing to practice on. I do remember my camera refusing to work one year as it was too cold at the end of our walk. Love your snowy action shots.

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    1. I'm glad I got back on the horse yesterday because I was not at all happy with these. I try to keep the camera and battery warm even if I have to tuck it under my coat.

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    1. I was in a better mood when I took them than when I saw the results on screen, Isabella.

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  7. I've never had the opportunity to take shots in the snow for years. These are lovely shots :) #mysundayphoto

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    1. Thanks, TTT, but I've learned a few tricks since last week, so hopefully the next post was better.

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  8. We've not had snow here so ages, lovely photos

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. It looks like one more snowfall in the immediate future and lots of melting. I'll take the mud and mess if it means an early spring, Darren. Besides that whole mess will be easier to photograph, lol.

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  9. These are awesome captures of snow and activities...

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    1. It was one of those things I didn't really commit to but managed to get some shots in difficult light. I'm glad I shot smart (i.e. lazy) and I learned a few things about shooting in snow and the limitations of my lens.

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  10. Too technical for me -- I will never be a REAL photographer. But I do love the name of the festival. Too cute.

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    1. I fear I never will be either but pretty happy I found and used one of the techniques.

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  11. Love these photos. We hardly ever get snow here so I've not had much practice at all in trying to shoot photos in snow and ice.

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