Photos Of Ice And Snow 09
Winter photography can give you a lot of different options.
Don't let a grey day keep you from considering what you might get.
When we went up to The Ottawa Valley on boxing day; there had been some freezing rain and then it got a bit colder and snowed leaving this covering of ice and then a little snow over everything. It looked awesome, so we went for a quick shoot at the marina and my wife went for a walk later and did some more.
The upper shot is a day later when some sun brightened the sky subtly. Taken from the upstairs window at my daughters restaurant.
Letting the natural light in the above shots shows the low cloud cover and tones in the sky and snow. It also sharpens the darker colors and gives an almost black and white effect.
Shooting things as you see them.
You can edit, (depending on your camera) on the spot or wait until you are home and by using simple programs such as Picasa or Kodak Easy Share downloads, you have a variety of features to play with.
Top shot: Use existing items to frame and edit more later.
2nd shot: Shoot what you see and figure it out later, or add to or take away from your work.
Edited shot framed closer using the wooden structure and then adding a centre spot for color and letting the balance go to black and white.
Next: shot of city hall in background, i added some subtle blue into the sky.
i'll be adding edited work and sharing more.
i'm experiencing some technical problems on the download, and trying to work that out.
In the above shot: Here is a Tim Hortons coffee cup sitting on the railing. It was there and so i used it in this shot for some depth and then in the next shot, because it had some good color, i used a centre spot and let the rest of the shot be black and white.
Play with what you see and what you have and build on it with simple cropping and a little imagination.
These are very simple things to add to your shooting.
Above shots are of the railway line.
Upper i added some highlights and color.
2nd shot i went strictly to black and white.
You can decide what effect you want and what you like.
When you are doing this on your computer you want to make copies of the original so you can play.
All Photos (except 2) shot with a Fugi fine pix S3100 SLR Digital. (Other using Canon FS 200 Digital camcorder, set for stills)