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Fire Extinguished, the Tree is Still Shy

Post by minniev » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:53 pm

As you might imagine, this morning's surprise snow (first big snow we've had in almost 40 years), led me straight to the swamp to take a bunch of pictures, though I'm not certain any are much good. The snow was pretty heavy and I surely do not know anything about shooting in snow except to be careful about WB. So I've got blobs on the lens, blobs floating through the air. It was fun, still, a great morning. My firetree had shed her last leaf, and was dressed in white but still creeping across the rear bank of the swamp to avoid me.

All suggestions appreciated, I have many angles and compositions, though with the same weather conditions.
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Post by Matt Quinn » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:34 pm

minniev wrote:As you might imagine, this morning's surprise snow (first big snow we've had in almost 40 years), led me straight to the swamp to take a bunch of pictures, though I'm not certain any are much good. The snow was pretty heavy and I surely do not know anything about shooting in snow except to be careful about WB. So I've got blobs on the lens, blobs floating through the air. It was fun, still, a great morning. My firetree had shed her last leaf, and was dressed in white but still creeping across the rear bank of the swamp to avoid me.

All suggestions appreciated, I have many angles and compositions, though with the same weather conditions.


Love it. What is it with these Geisha ladies; the twin, as I mentioned, has surrendered. I will try to capture her tomorrow; we stand a slight chance of snow flurries tonight. Stay tuned. Matt
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Post by minniev » Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:54 am

Matt Quinn wrote:Love it. What is it with these Geisha ladies; the twin, as I mentioned, has surrendered. I will try to capture her tomorrow; we stand a slight chance of snow flurries tonight. Stay tuned. Matt

Thanks Matt. I tracked mine down the final days before she lost her leaves, but in the snow she stole away from me again.
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Post by LindaShorey » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:41 pm

How terrific you were not on a globe trotting adventure and were able to enjoy this rarity right at home, Minnie. Love it! Do you have a spring shot of our shy miss? It would be very cool to see three together while the autumn shot is fresh in our minds. Otherwise, looking forward to next year :)

Also, did you happen to try one with a flash? When big flakes of snow are falling as you shoot, a flash can give all kinds of fascinating results.
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Post by minniev » Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:45 pm

LindaShorey wrote:How terrific you were not on a globe trotting adventure and were able to enjoy this rarity right at home, Minnie. Love it! Do you have a spring shot of our shy miss? It would be very cool to see three together while the autumn shot is fresh in our minds. Otherwise, looking forward to next year :)

Also, did you happen to try one with a flash? When big flakes of snow are falling as you shoot, a flash can give all kinds of fascinating results.


I forgot to take my flash (I always forget something). I do have spring shots from that angle but may not have noticed her since she had never done anything out of the ordinary until this fall. I'll do a bit of searching...
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Post by St3v3M » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:04 pm

minniev wrote:As you might imagine, this morning's surprise snow (first big snow we've had in almost 40 years), ...

Wow, I left too soon, and look how clear the water it. I'll bet the Natchez Trace was beautiful! So beautiful! S-
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Post by Charles Haacker » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:11 pm

I just plain like it. I like that it appears to still be in color, although it's a little hard to tell, hard enough that it might be a B&W duotone. Lovely, dark, and deep...
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