At least I wasn’t the only one out in the cold last week…
I really love these guys.
So in my previous post I was lamenting the weather, predicting that I wouldn’t leave the warmth of my room to photograph anything. Wrong.
Today we were supposed to get snow. In all fairness, we did get some snow very early in the morning. It then promptly turned to freezing rain and then just plain, old, simple rain. In short, everything is covered in ice and slush.
But as I was gazing wistfully out my window, I noticed some icicles. Gorgeous, lovely, delicate, raindrop-shaped icicles clinging to tree branches like an exotic frog clings to glass. Dear reader, they were the most beautiful icicles I have ever seen. It was below freezing outside and raining.
I gave in.
I bundled up and prepared my camera for shooting in the rain, as described in this post:
I also neglected to bring my gloves. Oops.
Here are a few highlights:
Color is for pussies. I like my flowers in black and white!
Shooting roses in black and white prevents that annoying oversaturated red that tends to come out from my camera.
It also creates some interesting shapes.
….because you never know what you’ll see, or what will turn into an interesting photograph. Be on the lookout for unique patterns or details, especially in objects that, at first glance, might appear to be “unremarkable.” Of course, one of my personal rules is that nothing is unremarkable! There is always an interesting angle or detail shot that can turn the everyday into the fantastic.
Even if you don’t have a macro lens, you can still use composition and framing to highlight unusual or unique features of an object. The focus of your photograph does not have to fill the frame.