Mutterings of a Fool

Man, Dad, Runner, Chief dog walker

Tag: snow photo

Fools photos – a snowy walk and the stealth dog

In my continuing attempts to learn how to use my camera properly I seized the opportunity of a snowy dog walk this morning to try and take a few snaps. It’s actually surprising how hard it is taking photo’s in the snow, when it was overcast as it was today they can end up looking a little washed out.

After a bit of playing with the settings I selected the lowest f-stop possible (6.3) and then realised that I also needed a low ISO to let all that light in. I’m still struggling with closer up shots, not sure if it’s showing the limitation of the lens or me not quite getting the settings right. I also made a few small adjustments in Picassa before uploading here.

Appreciate any thoughts/inputs. Particularly tips for shooting in the snow. I really like the first one, not entirely sure why, maybe because of the contrast with the red brick? The second is tractor prints in the soil that looked pretty cool with the snow on them, you could almost imagine them to bit mountains. The one of Bracken is there purely because I think he’s a handsome chat and he was like a crazy puppy in the snow. Oh and in some of the photos I took he was like a stealth dog that you could only see because of his ears!

The Gallery – my awesome photo

I like this prompt, it’s not show us your best photo, the best artistically or technically, it’s what is the most awesome photo you have taken for whatever reason. For the first time doing the gallery I’m also going to use a photo for a second time, you see when I think of all the photos I’ve taken there is one that I love the most, one that I go back to and look at again and again, one that I say to myself ‘that is pretty damn cool’. I think it’s awesome, I hope you do to: