March 23, 2013

 

Winter just will not go away; I’m calling this month Marchuary, as we’re getting January weather in March (I liked it better a year ago when Summer was kicking in by now).  With that said, I might as well make something out of it.

 

MAR 23 2013  002Nikon D5000 with a Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD lens shot at F/5.6 and a 1/250 of a second shutter speed. ISO 100.  Focal length: 300mm.

As you see, my ADT Security sign is still mostly buried.  Maybe in a few weeks, thieves might actually be able to see it.  Two weeks ago it was pretty much buried, so I guess that’s progress.

 

 

 

MAR 23 2013s  004Nikon D5000 with a Nikkor 18-70mm F/3.5-4.5G ED lens shot at F/8 and a 1/100 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 100.  Focal length: 70mm.

A clump of snow caught in a shrub along my house.  A nice mixture of shapes here, both smooth and jagged.

 

 

 

MAR 23 2013  005Nikon D5000 with a Nikkor 18-70mm F/3.5-4.5G ED lens shot at F/8 and a 1/250 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 100.  Focal length: 70mm.

Tracks in the snow next to my garage; likely made by Remme, Scott and Nancy’s dog (who is very welcome in my yard).  What works here is the different layers going from left to right.  This had to be shot in Portrait, as Landscape would not have worked at all.

 

 

 

MAR 23 2013  006Nikon D5000 with a Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD lens shot at F/8 and a 1/250 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 100.  Focal length: 75mm.

Some crusty newspapers in a nearby mailbox (not mine).

 

 

 

MAR 23 2013  012aNikon D5000 with a Nikkor 18-70mm F/3.5-4.5G ED lens shot at F/16 and a 1/100 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 100.  Focal length: 27mm.

The gate to a local playground frozen in the ajar position.  I used a wide depth of field in an attempt to keep everything sharp.

 

 

 

MAR 23 2013  008aNikon D5000 with a Nikkor 18-70mm F/3.5-4.5G ED lens shot at F/8 and a 1/640 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 100.  Focal length: 27mm.

My version of March Madness.  As you would imagine, not too many around.  I cropped this to a square as the Landscape aspect ratio it was originally shot with didn’t work.

 

 

 

MAR 23 2013  010 Nikon D5000 with a Nikkor 18-70mm F/3.5-4.5G ED lens shot at F/10 and a 1/500 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 100.  Focal length: 46mm.

A lonely park bench, with just its shadow for company.  I was there, too, of course.  He will see more action when the snow melts (which by the looks of things, might be sometime in August).

 

 

 

MAR 23 2013  009 Nikon D5000 with a Nikkor 18-70mm F/3.5-4.5G ED lens shot at F/8 and a 1/100 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 100.  Focal length: 70mm.

Very little giddy-up in this horsey, who is frozen in place.

 

 

 

MAR 23 2013  011 Nikon D5000 with a Nikkor 18-70mm F/3.5-4.5G ED lens shot at F/9 and a 1/200 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 100.  Focal length: 62mm.

I found these nearby.  I’ll bet some kid’s Mom is not happy.  With any luck, maybe these will not be required soon.

 

 

 

MAR 23 2013  013bNikon D5000 with a Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD lens shot at F/5.6 and a 1/200 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 500.  Focal length: 300mm.

An attempt to be a little artsy.  Another drop from a hanging icicle; this time from my garage.  That’s a twig to the left of it.  I went black and white (or gray-scale, or monochrome, or whatever it’s being called this week) as the colors were lame.  I also added extra sharpness, as I wanted some grain in there.

 

all images © Scott Woelm – Marchuary 2013