To all ye who want to paint with light ...

I should have started this blog many moons ago as I started experiencing the joys of rediscovering the art of photography. But as the saying goes - it's better late, than never!
So, here I am, in the hopes of recording what I learn as I progress from ignorance to enlightenment; about what my eyes can see that my camera can capture; and, what my mind imagines and my camera paints with its capabilities.

Please feel free to add any comments and share your wisdom (tips or tricks) that you have picked up along the way.

And do check out my How-To and Birding pages as well.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Day 303 - Back to Winter!

Another huge dump of snow, just as I was beginning to rejoice that it was all over!

I took this shot just as the street lights came on and I noticed how beautiful the snow looked in it.  So, leaving my hot cuppa tea behind (I had been chilled standing out on the balcony shooting for at least an hour before that), I ran to get my tripod and coat and headed out again.  I got about 5 or 6 shots, because I couldn't stay out too long with my lens getting drenched in the snow.  At least now I don't have to worry about the camera body - it's weather sealed!  Yay!  The following shot is SOOC!

The next couple of shots were taken from my balcony as I mentioned above.  I was looking for lines and contrast, and found a few I liked.  This is a similar composition I had done in the past, but I still wanted to try this out with the new cam.  The first one is on a slower shutter (1/30s), while the second was on a fast shutter to freeze the falling snow so it could show up as dots instead of lines (1/180s).


Snowy Impressions

The next two shots were from my kitchen window, through bug-splattered double glass (sorry, but I had to explain how dirty my window is), and I loved the almost monochromatic scene in front of my eyes.

Winter Wonderland

Oh, Spring! Where art thou? :(


  1. all I can say!!! love the first one especially...

  2. beautiful shots, especially the last two shots. I'm getting more snow tomorrow, like maybe up to 10 inches. Hopefully this winter's last storm

  3. I have a passion for tree, I really love something like this, very beutiful Toni.

  4. @noreen: thank you!

    @Cathy: I hope the snow's eased off at your end. It has here, but it's extremely cold and windy.

    @Day: Thanks a lot! I love trees a lot myself and found these looking so beautiful! Hugs!