March 6, 2013

 

Time for some more Winter images.  It’s been about a month so why not?  This shoot was just to document the snow cover; no web page was planned.  As I kept shooting, I found inspiration, and the result of that is here before you.

 

MAR 6 2013  002 Nikon D5000 with a Nikkor 18-70mm F/3.5-4.5G ED lens shot at F/5.6 and a 1/80 of a second shutter speed. ISO 100.  Focal length: 70mm.

This is my ADT Security sign next to my front steps. It’s not of much of a deterrent buried in snow, is it?

 

 

 

MAR 6 2013  001 Nikon D5000 with a Nikkor 18-70mm F/3.5-4.5G ED lens shot at F/5.6 and a 1/160 of a second shutter speed. ISO 100.  Focal length: 18mm.

A view of the snow in my front yard.  There is nothing special about this image; it’s just here to document the snow.  As you can see, there is plenty of that.

 

 

 

MAR 6 2013  003Nikon D5000 with a Nikkor 18-70mm F/3.5-4.5G ED lens shot at F/7.1 and a 1/800 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 100.  Focal length: 70mm.

Some icicles hanging from my roof.  The blurred background helps accentuate them.

 

 

 

MAR 6 2013  009Nikon D5000 with a Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD lens shot at F/5 and a 1/2,250 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 500.  Focal length: 185mm.

A mistake image.  This shot of snow on my roof would have been much better had I used a larger depth of field.  Everything should be in focus on a shot like this, but it isn’t.  Why is it here?  Because many can learn from mistakes.  What is with the shutter speed?  The image was taken in Program mode.  Another mistake.  I’m an idiot.

 

 

 

MAR 6 2013  007Nikon D5000 with a Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD lens shot at F/6.3 and a 1/2,500 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 500.  Focal length: 300mm.

The stick lives!  I got a lot of positive feedback on my stick shot from February 3 so here’s an update.  It’s still there.  Boy, am I milking this, or what? 

Remember the music video “Epic” from Faith No More?  That featured a fish flopping around at the end.  The lead singer wore a shirt that said “THE FISH LIVED” at a later public performance (I think it was Saturday Night Live, but I don’t recall).

 

 

 

 

MAR 6 2013  006ANikon D5000 with a Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD lens shot at F/5.3 and a 1/1,250 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 500.  Focal length: 220mm.

The ubiquitous icicle shot; complete with water drops.  The high shutter speed (with increased ISO to 500) wasn’t fast enough to freeze the drops but that’s ok.  It’s still a neat shot.  The fuzzy brown/black streak is one of my trees.

 

 

 

MAR 6 2013  010cNikon D5000 with a Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD lens shot at F/7.1 and a 1/800 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 500.  Focal length: 70mm.

Similar to any image from January 4, another jet with a well defined contrail shows up.  This is looking up through the trees in my backyard.  Another total grab shot.  Kinda cool.

 

 

 

MAR 6 2013  012A Nikon D5000 with a Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD lens shot at F/5.6 and a 1/1,000 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 500.  Focal length: 300mm.

Scott Woelm; King of KontrailsHand-held at 300mm, the VC of my trusty Tamron comes through again.  The jet was centered on the original image, but I cropped it slightly to follow The Rule of Thirds.  How’s that for honesty?

 

Did you enjoy these images?  Well, I never left my yard to take them.  So, why can’t you get similar shots?  Hint; your camera cannot take any images when it’s sitting in a bag in your closet. 

 

all images © Scott Woelm – March 2013