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Old Feb 5 2010, 09:54 PM   #1
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To go with my recent morning snow pics, a couple I took a few minutes ago of the OMGBlizzard! that's hitting the NE US right now.



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Wow, thats amazing! I have never been in snow....
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Those are beautiful...but a blizzard...BRRRrrrrrrr!!
Keep warm and enjoy it inside please with a lovely hot cup of tea.
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Pretty special shot, Cheryl. They have a special kind of atmosphere and feeling.
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We're due for another one next week.
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It's too deep for me to walk in, as I don't have snow pants, so I'll be enjoying it from windows and perhaps the front door stoop. I'm not sure how much we have yet, that'll require a look out the front door as other windows have semi-obstructed views because of bushes, or are of narrow areas where it's drifted a lot. But there's a couple feet perched on our balcony railing and outdoor HVAC units.

It's still coming down and will most of today. It's not as pretty right now because it's been windy. I like snow the best when it falls straight and perfectly lines each tree branch. Now it's all clumpy on the trees because of the wind.

Last night it was just gorgeous; I'm glad I convinced the camera to take a few pictures. I still use it in the various auto-modes it has, haven't learned how to set things like exposure manually yet. I had to take a flash picture first to get it to focus then take my no-flash picture without bumping the tripod at all.
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Wow! Those pictures are gorgeous Cheryl. I don't know why, but I prefer the second one.
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Old Feb 6 2010, 11:03 AM   #8
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I think the second one is better, too. The ambient lighting is off to the side, and there's a wider variety of plant types that the snow is collected on.
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I think showing some snow in the foreground also gives the second one a little more depth. But I think they're both pretty terrific.
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Old Feb 6 2010, 02:43 PM   #10
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Ah, I see what you mean Steven. And to think I aimed downwards to get something for the flash to bounce off of so it could achieve focus -- a fluke it made it better!
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Very pretty! We ended up get over two feet! Its the most I've ever seen in Pittsburgh, PA!
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Wow, Cheryl! I love when the snow is all fresh like that and frosts the trees--looks like powdered sugar or marshmallow creme.

Setting exposure for snow and bright sun or moonlight can be tough, and requires some experimentation to get it right. You have a Canon Digital Rebel, don't you? So do I, and try the "snow thing" almost every time it snows!

You might want to try putting it in AV (aperture preferred) mode and selecting a small aperture, then letting the camera set the shutter speed, and playing with that. There is also the Exposure Compensation button, which on my camera anyway, you hold and work the dial at the same time so you can control (somewhat) the amount of light on the scene. Whether you go up or down I can never remember, but that's what the histogram's for!

I am sure you already know all of this, but just in case. . .
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Glad to hear from you, Cheryl, cos I'm fresh from hearing about your storms on the international news! Those pics are very impressive.
Keep warm and safe won't you!
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That picture reminds me of home when there's a lot of snow up here. I caught a glimpse of the radar earlier this afternoon, and it looks like the storm is going to pass under New England, so we're not going to get hit. A lot of the snow that we had has melted away, and there are some places near my house where I can see the grass.

One of my father's sisters lives in Alexandria, so they're definitely getting hit by this storm. I'm sure in the near future, I'll see some pictures of my cousins being able to play in the snow.
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There is also the Exposure Compensation button, which on my camera anyway, you hold and work the dial at the same time so you can control (somewhat) the amount of light on the scene. Whether you go up or down I can never remember, but that's what the histogram's for!
Good advice. You normally need to go up. Your camera will try to average out the exposure for the whole scene, so it will try to turn a completely white snow scene into a nice mid grey and underexpose it. I say "normally" because it depends on exactly what the software inside your camera does - some cameras try to deduce what kind of scene you are photographing and make an intelligent guess, and the guess could be wrong either way. You can find out what your camera does and practise by photographing a white piece of paper.
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