See bigger and better QUALITY on my website – Temps were around 15 degrees as I recall. It is really hard to shoot for a long period of time, anything longer then 20 minutes in temps like that. Your batteries die sooner, way sooner, and your hands start to go numb… The dangerous thing is that your adrelanine is pumping so hard that you don’t realize it until you can’t move your fingers!! A few tips… keep extra batteries on your body, wear sub-zero weather gloves and many layers of course. I was wearing my ski clothes they work well!!! Keep hand-warmers in your pockets and shoes… Enjoy and be safe out there friends! Another tip: when you come on to a snow scene make sure to stand back for a minute and determine where you want to shoot from so you don’t create footprints in your shot, unless there are foot prints there from before you!! I like a clean clutter free scene, but you don’t always get it. This is why you make sure you are out before the sun comes up. Pack your car the night before but keep the batteries and cameras in your home.
Such an amazing thing to experience in person – we all had never seen such perfection in a rainbow – then a double rainbow appeared. Please see my other shots of the double rainbow over Rockport Marine. Simply and utterly magnificent! While I was standing on the rocks at the edge of the cliff shooting this, I heard a flock of Canada Geese approaching. I knew I needed to be absolutely ready for their entrance, I was and when the started to enter my frame I made sure that my shot of them at the apex of the rainbow was as perfect as it could be! This is that result – © Deborah Scannell Photography – all rights reserved ! Contact me for licensing!!
With an overcast sky and light snowfall in the air, you just can’t beat heading out of a little icescapes. Today, begin a Saturday, it was quite busy, everyone wanting to see and capture the ice. I got my usual shots and then headed down for several low angle, on the rock shots. I bit tricky today with the ice (be careful), but positioned myself in several good locations that I was able to stabilize my tripod. I used my variable 9 stop neutral density filter and really cranked it up, shot a few brackets and then dialed it down to allow more light to come in for a quicker shutter speed because their were so many people walking in and out of the shot. Thats a good trick… when you have to shoot fast enough to not have people walk into your shot, but slow enough to produce the silky water, having a variable neutral density filter really helps you to be able to tweak and customize you settings to suite your creative and reality based needs! I shot with my cable release and fired off a few in each area. Of course batteries don’t last more then 25 minutes or so. Trick is to keep another one on your body and then when you see it getting low, take it out, put the fresh one in, and put the older one close to your body where it is warm. In no time, it will recharge. I also shot some amazing close-ups of icicles, so go to my Facebook page to see more and while you are there, if you like what you see, why not like the page? I share all of my tips and tricks and have giveaways all the time! Thanks for you support!
Field shot of Deb during the shoot!