Picture the Holidays: A Breath of Fresh Air
Kim Klassen Peace texture
Today’s prompt was to get outside, feel and smell the air and take in the wonder all around you. This morning we had blizzard conditions followed by wind chills of 0 degrees Fahrenheit. I only went outside when I had to make a trip to the grocery store and bus the kids to their friends house. I wasn’t going to wander aimlessly outside on a day like this.
I did, however, set up the tripod indoors and photograph the birds through the window.
My husband surprised me with a new lens for Christmas, a 100-400 zoom lens. My other zoom lens is perhaps 20 years old and not meant for digital but has gotten me by when necessary. This lens is a beast, it’s so heavy that it mounts directly on the tripod.
My mother’s favorite bird has always been the cardinal. She even names them Rachel and Reginald. This is Reginald.
The wind blew giving this cardinal quite the hip do.
I overexposed for the snow, I tried 1 stop and it wasn’t enough, 3 was too much and 2 also wasn’t enough so I had to go slightly past 2. Since I’ve never photographed snow in anything but Program mode on my camera I’m going to have to experiment with this quite a bit more.