February 3, 2013

 

The sun peeked out early Sunday morning, and looking outside after a thin layer of snow had fallen, I was motivated to take some images.

 

FEB 3 2013  004Nikon D5000 with a Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD lens shot at F/5.6 and a 1/500 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 100.  Focal length: 120mm.

A look up into my collection of cottonwood trees.  That sure looks like a mess, doesn’t it?  I shot this in Program Mode because I was lazy, and cold.  It was 5F with a -10F wind chill, and I was lightly clothed.

 

 

 

FEB 3 2013  005Nikon D5000 with a Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD lens shot at F/5.6 and a 1/500 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 100.  Focal length: 110mm.

One of Scott and Nancy’s bird houses from next door.  I used a wide aperture to blur out the background, and over-exposed the image because of the bright snow.

 

 

 

FEB 3 2013  009Nikon D5000 with a Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD lens shot at F/5 and a 1/640 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 100.  Focal length: 185mm.

Snow at the base of my primary cottonwood tree.  I like the mixture of colors and shapes here.

 

 

 

FEB 3 2013  003Nikon D5000 with a Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD lens shot at F/5.6 and a 1/160 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 100.  Focal length: 300mm.

A stick in the snow in my back yard.  What caught my eye here were the parallel horizontal shadows of the sun juxtaposed the vertically poised stick.

 

 

 

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Nikon D5000 with a Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD lens shot at F/5.6 and a 1/320 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 100.  Focal length: 300mm.

The exact same stick a few hours later.  The now overcast skies gives this a much more somber, and lonely feel.  It’s just amazing how different light totally changes the shot; especially the mood.  I wanted to show that change, so that’s why it’s here.  Both of these were taken from inside; just looking out a window.

 

Why do I so often shoot with my D5000 when my superior D7000 is just sitting there?  Simple.  The D5000 delivers quality images and is fun to shoot.  However, when it’s serious image time, I’ll always choose the D7000 first.  On grab-shots like these, the D5000 comes through.  Although I love my D7000, if all I had was a D5000, I’d be ok with that.  It’s a quality camera; just look at the shots it delivers!

So there you go; a few more Winter images.  I froze my can off and I almost slipped and fell taking them. 

Do you care?

Neither would I…

all images © Scott Woelm – February 2013