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I was disappointed.

Posted by
Karen (Upstate NY, United States) on 5 January 2010 in Plant & Nature.

Every morning (with the exception of yesterday), I walk Liz to the bus stop. Like the mailman, we trudge through wind, rain, sleet and snow. Our Upstate locale breeds 'em hardy; schools are closed only for the Apocalypse.

On the way, we noticed that the snow was piling up in big, cotton-candy puffs. The individual flakes twinkled in the watery light.

I wanted the snow flakes. Oh, I wanted them so badly.

But this was all I got. I guess should say that this was the best that I got - I have a lot of other blown out, fuzzy images to share. I'll spare you the pain.

So I was disappointed that I could not replicate what I saw. But that's the whole point of this endeavor. First, I have to notice what's there. Second, I have to learn to capture it.

I'm determined. Get ready for more snow.

NIKON D700 1/100 second F/8.0 ISO 400 50 mm (35mm equiv.)

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

You convey the day. The key is to choose a dark background for contrast, and sometimes a long lense helps with isolating the puffs. Fight on! best...jerry

6 Jan 2010 2:24pm

Mj007 from Osaka, Japan

great macro!! :^)

12 Jan 2010 5:53am


1/100 second
ISO 400
50 mm (35mm equiv.)