Monday, January 19, 2009

cold, snow, warmer, cold, cold

We had a lot of snow last night. Around 14" of it fell in my backyard. Today was a relatively warm day though, and the snow quit in the early morning, so after clearing the driveway I decided to head out and take some pictures of the snow and ice on a nearby river.

I walked to the end of the launch and as I was setting up a flock of Canada geese flew right at eye level in front of me. They must've known I wasn't ready with my gear. So I finished setting up and got a few nice shots downriver when I heard the flock coming back higher in the sky. I swung my tripod around and fired off two frames. By themselves the images weren't very interesting, so I started to play with a tight crop of each and framed a larger shot I got by those long strips. You can see it below.

All in all I was pretty happy with the outing. I stopped at two locations and ended up with five keepers. I'll post a few more in the coming days.