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on Dec 23, 2009 in Photography

The Snow is Back, Winter is Official!

Finally, I’m home for a snow storm and it happens on the first day of winter. How perfect is that! I have this grove of trees that we can see from our living room that I just love to photograph. It’s a moody grove, a mood that changes with the light and the weather.

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In the past I’ve photographed it with the 70-180macro (great lens), 200VR (wicked sharp) but this year I went our armed with the 70-200VR2. It’s weird but I found that standing in my normal spot that 190mm was just right. The 70-200VR2 is wicked sharp and fun to shoot so it made for a great mini shoot. What is it about the grove that I like so much? One, it’s so darn close. Next, it just works so well as a B&W image (using my usual B&W technique). Lastly, the way the trees have grown, I find it works perfectly for having the two trunks far left, farther than normal but because of their diameter and texture. I’m just drawn to them, all year long.

Photo captured by D3s, 70-200VR2 on Lexar UDMA digital film