Snow Makes the Image | a 7 Image Story

Snow Makes the Image | Curious DeerSnow 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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7 Image Story | Thanksgiving with Nick the Pug

7 Image Story | Pug Anticipating Thanksgiving Dinner7 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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B-25 Miss Mitchell

 

B-25 Miss Mitchell

This B-25 Miss Mitchell image was captured before it’s flight as part of 20 B-25s flying to the Air Force Museum for the 70th Doolittle Raider Reunion in April 2012.  A storm was brewing just west of Grimes Field, but at the moment of the click, all was quiet.  For a first hand account of B-25 activities at the 70th Doolittle Raider reunion: B-25s at the 70th Doolittle Raiders Reunion.

B-25 My Buck

B-25 My Buck

This B-25 My Buck image was captured before it’s flight as part of 20 B-25s flying to the Air Force Museum for the 70th Doolittle Raider Reunion in April 2012.  “My Buck” was the B-25 bomber reportedly flown on 67 combat missions during WWII.  On the opposite side of this B-25’s nose is painted “Executive Sweet”, its actual name.  The “My Buck” noseart was painted as a memorial to Link Piazzo and his late wife Helen, who is the lovely lady in the painting.  My Buck was Link’s nickname for Helen.  For a first hand account of B-25 activities at the 70th Doolittle Raider reunion: B-25s at the 70th Doolittle Raiders Reunion.