Thursday, February 1, 2007

Umbrella and Snow

I went outside yesterday with the intent of getting a macro snow shot, and took the umbrella to keep my camera dry. I couldn't hold the umbrella and adjust the camera, so I had to put the umbrella down. It was way too cold for me (20F with quite a bit of wind), my hands were freezing and I couldn't adjust the tripod, so I tried to get a few shots hand held. Tried to get close to the snowflakes, but it just didn't work out. Took the umbrella inside, but the snowflakes melted by the time I got my tripod in, so I just gave up. My hands hurt for about 20 minutes.


talj said...

Love the vibrant colour in this shot and its nicely composed! :o)

rennie said...

It would've been a great "Fill the frame" entry shot. I love it.

Lori Schmidt (LoriProPhoto) said...

Oh boy do I know that feeling, my fingers burn for ages after I have been outside shooting when it is cold and that is with wearing two pairs of gloves!!

An idea for snow flakes which I think I saw somewhere on DPC was to get a piece of glass cold in the freezer or something and then when the flakes land on the glass, if you have everything set up inside and ready if wont melt before you can get a shot or two off. Another nice place to get ice formations is on your car windows and house windows, especially if you have double glazing. I have two shots that I took on our sitting room window the one morning while the sun was rising behind it in my DPC portfolio, they were about 16 inches high and 8 inches wide, I have never seen anything like it and it hasnt ever happened again so I am glad that I captured it.

Give it another go and good luck

Balko Photo (Ingrid) said...

perfect umbrella shot! I keep meaning to do an unbrella or two, but I don't even have one! LOL