|f8.0 @1/320 sec., ISO 200, Lens @ 200mm|
Next, I return to my favorite local trees that have stubbornly held on to their leaves…
|f5.0 @ 1/800 sec., ISO 200, lens @ 200mm|
Moving to my front yard later in the day, I return to my favorite little tree. This tree drops it's leaves very slowly and hangs on to it's berries well into the frigid winter.
|f6.3 @ 1/800 sec., ISO 400, lens @ 105mm|
I waited for the later sun to back light the tree's leaves, so the cool snow covered berries would have a warm contrasting background.
The very next morning the jet stream dropped that cold Canadian air, into our part of Idaho, creating my favorite winter condition to photograph: Freezing Fog!
Coating EVERYTHING outside with delicate ice crystals…it's like Christmas in November! Hey, what can I say, I'm a transplanted California--I'm not used to REAL winters! I bundled-up in my warmest snow gear--it was 7º out there--and decided to use my Canon 70D again for this kind of weather. I don't use my 5DMKII in nasty weather--it's my money-making portrait camera!
|f6.3 @ 1/320 sec., ISO 400, lens @ 92mm|
|Add captf6.3 @ 1/250 sec., ISO 400, Lens @ 82mmion|
One of my favorites was this cluster of leaves hanging down on the weeping willow tree next to our house. Great Ice Crystals!
Walking to our common area a block from our house I got this nice view of the open farm area with everything dressed in ice.
|f7.1@1/1600 sec., ISO 400|
Back to my main point. If you're in snow country, you have NO excuses, just take a walk around your house, and LOOK around! If not there, surely within a block of your home great images a wait you!
'Til next week…I'm here to answer questions so ask away…
Author: Jerry W Venz, Master Photographer Certified
Training site: http://www.LightAtTheEdge.com