Snow Makes the Image | a 7 Image Story Snow images range from being really boring to very dramatic. In each of the images in this 7 Image Story, the snow makes the image. Sometimes, it provides a nice background, which separates the obvious subject and makes stark contrasts. Other times, falling snow provides a translucent curtain in front of the obvious subject. And, some images would not be created at all, unless they were on snow. In fact, in all these images, snow sets the mood of the image. Snows powers the image and the viewer.
Everyone knows it’s snow; a beautiful change in scenery. Snow is plain and simple, yet a magical winter wonderland at the same time. Snow reminds us of earlier, happier, more carefree times in our lives. It brings a fresh perspective; wiping our world clean and rejuvenating our soul. You are never too old to play in the snow.
Capturing a good snow image might require a bit of knowledge and skill. How do you get the metering right in a snow shot so you get the mood you want? Most of the time, it’s fairly easy as along as something in the frame is not snow. Just meter normally on a strong non-snow object and let the camera will do the rest. The snow looks white and the other colors look right. Unless you want that cold blue effect, the white balance may need some adjustment. Sometimes, to capture falling snow, the shutter speed must be slowed enough to capture the flakes. Still, the clicks are relatively simple.
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Reflections on 2017 | Lake Sunset This sunset image was captured after the sun set, just before last light. Notice the shutter speed just under a second. To see the entire story with all seven images, go to Reflections on 2017 | a 7 Image Story.
Reflections on 2017 | Spartan Executive My second year at the AAA Fly-in ended with a few long exposure images. This image was captured just before the last rays of sunset light faded on the first day of the fly-in. Notice the line of sunset light reflection cutting through the fuselage. To see the entire story with all seven images, go to Reflections on 2017 | a 7 Image Story.
Reflections on 2017 | Port Huron Engine The Threshermen’s Reunion takes you back to the early days of the 20th century. This image of a steam engine tractor, which was actually powering a saw mill at the time, was finished like an antique B&W picture and scaled to 4×5, like older cameras. To see the entire story with all seven images, go to Reflections on 2017 | a 7 Image Story.
Reflections on 2017 | B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber This B-2, named the Spirit of Arizona, did several flybys at Oshkosh last year during the air show. The B-2 is very stealthy which enables it to penetrate sophisticated anti-aircraft defenses. To evade detection systems, it has reduced acoustic, visual, infrared, and radar signatures. Even at the air show, it was hard to see even a few miles away. It’s very quiet when flying inbound and really very little noise while flying away. It can be quickly deployed anywhere on the planet and with only a crew of two. To see the entire story with all seven images, go to Reflections on 2017 | a 7 Image Story.
Reflections on 2017 | Water Smartweed Sometimes, weeds make great dramatic images. This water smartweed, captured in the shadows at the edge of a small lake, might be one such image. It’s just too beautiful to be considered a weed. This perennial plant, sometimes considered a weed, has a terrestrial form and an aquatic form. It may be an aquatic plant, growing submerged or floating in water bodies such as ponds, streams, and marshes. It may be a terrestrial plant grow in muddy and wet areas as well as moist spots on land like meadows. This plant was captured while kayaking on the fourth of July. To see the entire story with all seven images, go to Reflections on 2017 | a 7 Image Story.
Reflections on 2017 | F-86 Sabre Taxiing After the weather improved at the 2nd Annual TBM Avenger Gathering held at the Illinois Valley Regional Airport in Peru, IL, the F-86 Sabre got a chance to fly. A few years ago, I briefly shared the pattern with an F-86. Of course, it was moving much faster than I was. Still, I felt honored to share a piece of sky with such an iconic airplane. This annual TBM gathering has quickly become a poplar event. To see the entire story with all seven images, go to Reflections on 2017 | a 7 Image Story.