Snow Makes the Image | Lake Ice Takeoff This Cessna 185 makes quite a snow storm all by itself while landing on a frozen, snow covered lake. To see the entire story with all seven images, go to Snow Makes the Image | a 7 Image Story.
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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Looking Back 2017; a year like all years, filled with those events which alter and illuminate our time! Hope 2017 was a really great year for you. Looking forward to an even better next year.
C-185 Landing on Skis This Cessna 185 made a beautiful landing on a frozen Michigan lake a few years ago during the holiday season.
C-185 on Skis Landing on a small frozen lake; this Cessna 185 pilot makes it look easy.
7 Image Story | Thanksgiving with Nick the Pug We Pugs love Thanksgiving; perhaps even more than Christmas. Why? Pugs love food; people food. In fact, some Pugs I know seem to think they are really furry people. Of, course, the rest of us know; people are just alpha Pugs. Either way, we know we are entitled to people food. Alpha Pugs always share. Thanksgiving, of course, is about giving thanks; particularly for the pack (family) and food. We Pugs give thanks for all that people provide us; particularly people food.
I have never been particularly patient after smelling the aroma of fresh turkey in the kitchen. My many moods have been captured over several Thanksgiving days by one of my favorite people. In this image, Pug Anticipating Thanksgiving Dinner, I’m giving him the look: is it really, really time to come inside for Thanksgiving dinner? Can I really anticipate eating any time soon? All too often, it’s hurry up and wait.
Too much waiting means I might be required to share dinner with the big dogs, the Huskies. Although bigger dogs can be fun, they can also demand to be alpha. Read, they get more to eat. Those big dog Huskies have big mouths too. Not only do they eat more, they eat it faster. Then, they start nosing round looking to eat my food. I’ll just hide from the Huskies on the sofa until it’s time to eat. Finally, it’s time for turkey. The table is set and the food is hot. I’ll call the people into the dining room while the Huskies are outside. After dinner, a nice easy chair looks inviting, even though it’s not mine. And, the chair only has enough room for one dog and perhaps, one small kid. Are you kidding, it’s too cold and snowy to leave my cozy chair to do my duty outside.
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Yellowstone Coyote on First Snow This coyote is hunting for voles during the first snow in Yellowstone. Coyotes are very good at finding the voles. They can hear them in their underground burrows.
Elk Bugling The bull elk are bugling in Yellowstone NP. It’s hard to think about B&W wildlife images; color just seems more natural to me. This image captures the spirit of rut season in Yellowstone.