Snowifying my Camera

The problem, of course, with taking pictures while it’s snowing is snow gets all over your cameras body. I’m rather attached to my camera, given the blood sweat and tears I gave for it.

So what’s a girl to do when they want to take snow pictures?

FREEZER BAG.

So  here’s my camera (in from the snow) I’ve zippered around the ends of the straps and cut small hole for the lens in the front. The lens is just about the least vulnerable part, but I’m still careful to keep it from getting too wet.

The problems is though, that you can’t look through the viewfinder very well, so you kind of have to know what you’re looking for, and accept a blurry image that will help you get the composition right. If you need to do a lot of adjusting then this isn’t going to work as well.
Still, it’s a pretty cheap quick fix if all you have is a Freezer bag and scissors.

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Snowpocalypse

So winter finally came. We got some of the first snowfall we’ve had in ages.
It’s only around 6-8inches, but since the power went out and snowplows were surprisingly absent and it felt like the end of existence.

I mean. I was wearing two pairs of pants. That’s just wrong. It wasn’t terribly cold out though, only around 30 degrees, so I ran outside in my boots and double layer pants and the dog and I went out and took pictures.

The dog begins surveying his kindgom. Though usually fond of snow he seems to be pretty unsure this time. Maybe because it's been so long since we've had it.

This is what the outside looked like from my door.

Now we're both hiding under the porch, I for the sake of my camera and he because he's getting wet, and, being a cat, he hates that.

The snow was threatening to take down our trees

He's so sad and pathetic.

I love the ice, if I had been industrious I would have pulled out my nice macro lens, but I was lazy instead.

Ice on my neighbors trees

Finally, our spruce trees.

A few more photos from Winter

Here’s four more photos that I scanned in today, I don’t like them as much as my other set, but they’re worthy nonetheless.

yay!

This photo’s a little more busy than it’s cousin (in the previous winter post)

A stump!

Moar of these things. I don’t care, I love them.

And then that’s it for now. I should be posting the photography from my class last semester soon, I scanned my favourites this evening. Funnily enough I don’t actually like them very much anymore, the quality isn’t as good (b/c I printed and developed them myself probably) but I love the learning process they represented to me. I know so much about taking photos and composing and light now, and that’s invaluable.

Ta-ta for now!

The Winter Eclipse

I thought I’d share a few of my photos from the eclipse this winter as well. They were taken with my Canon Powershot Something-or-Other. It’s a good camera with enough manual features to be worth it to me. I’m still hoping to get a DSLR someday and this camera isn’t my favourite medium, but it takes worthy pictures.

 

The Beginning of the Night. This is how the moon looked when we arrived.

I apologize for the blurriness of this image. This was the beginning shot of the eclipse, you can still see quite a bit of white there on the moon.

The Eclipse is almost full. Again, sorry for the graininess.

One of my favourite shots from the night.

My last image from this post. It’s another one of my favourites. Hope you enjoyed them.

The Winter Photo Set

Maybe…eventually…I’ll get my work from my photography class up here, until then I have these photos (taken on my Canon AE-1) that I just scanned in today…from christmas. This isn’t the complete set. There are a couple I won’t show just yet, and a few I just haven’t scanned yet. Meanwhile, Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well that’s it for now.

Toodles I guess.