Went to Heron Pond this morning to photograph Trumpeter Swans knowing that the day was supposed to start off as partly cloudy and cold. Little did I know that it would snow like nobody’s business. Set everything to Manual and started at 1/60th and ended up at 1/1000th of a second at F4– metered 2 stops off the sky and hoped it would be enough. Panning fast to faster and still missed more than I like.
My right side was covered in snow and so was the camera/lens and tripod–took the camera off the tripod so it would not freeze– shot hand held and quit about 9am.
HAD A BALL.
Regardless of how the mornings images turn out, I consider my self fortunate to be out there in the snow storm.
Words and images can’t really do justice to the scene.
As for the dreary cold weather—
Like my old friend Sam Hampton always said about duck hunting in the flooded timber in NE Oklahoma
Makes you appreciate central heat and a hot shower
stay warm my friends…and clean 🙂
Basically straight out of the camera so I wouldn’t lose the snow to post processing