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on Dec 29, 2006 in Camera Gear Posts, Landscape Photography

Winter Color – 12.29.06

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Where’s the color…everything is all white!

Just had a friend from LA come up and at looking at our front yard, wondered if we every get tired of all the white. Well, she was right, the snow is white and as winter progresses, there is more and more of it. Other than the green of the trees and the orange-red of sunrise and sunset and the blue sky, everything is pretty much blanketed in white. But you can find color.

As I moved my son’s truck this morning, I noticed the ice crystals on the outside of the windshield. Looking through them up towards the trees and sky, all sorts of color was repeated through the prisms of the crystals. It was a lovely 12 degrees as I photographed the inside of the windshiled. It was a real strugle to prevent the inside of the windshield from fogging up from my breath. Using the RRS TP-243 and BH-40 head, I was able to get low enough to have the film plane pretty much parellel with the windshield for maximum DOF. It was a great hour of shooting.

Photo captured by D200, 105VR on Lexar digital film, finished in CS3