Let it snow…


The snow scenes weren’t all that impressive. Much of what we got, was a sort of pelletized snow – like a snow/sleet hybrid. Sneet, perhaps. But, it finally got cold enough for real snow, so I had fun taking macros of the tiny flakes.

I made a snowman. He was king of the top of the car!

He was not very big.

49 replies
  1. misoranomegami
    misoranomegami says:

    Lovely! And I love the snowman. ^.^ One of my coworks gathered couple of handfuls of snow off of the cars in the top of the parking garage before they sent us home early today and pegged someone in the office with it. And way macro love. I need one of those cameras… Is it fairly user friendly? I’m horrendous at settings.

  2. admin
    admin says:

    I’m having some struggle getting it to do what I want – mainly because I have nearly zero understanding of all the various things it can do. For this kind of mega-macro, it does better with manual adjustment – if I can get it adjusted right.

  3. admin
    admin says:

    It was 78’F here yesterday. The change was very high-drama.

    My friend Barbara in Maine said the same thing – we seem to have gotten your weather by mistake.

  4. sunfell
    sunfell says:

    Lovely schnowflake photos! Isn’t it cool how they look like little crystal doilies?

    It’s just raining out here in Little Rock. It might snow after midnight, but it won’t stick, because the ground is too warm.

    I am not unhappy about that, but the drive to work tomorrow will be very interesting, I am sure.

  5. unluckymonkey
    unluckymonkey says:

    That is THE cutest snowman ever! I’m NOT looking forward to snow here. The novelty wears outafter a couple weeks and the snow’s all dirty. 🙁

    HOT MACRO btw!

  6. niamh_sage
    niamh_sage says:

    Lucky you! We haven’t had any snow here yet. The snow crystal photos are beautiful 😀

    Loved “sneet” by the way, must remember to use it if we get that kind of weather here. It sort of fits with the Dutch word for snow, which is “sneeuw”. Sneeuw and sneet. Hee!

  7. selkie_b
    selkie_b says:

    *LAUGH!* He’s cute!!

    But DAMN!! YOU have SNOW and we not even a flake yet this week in Minnesnowta! Every bit of that huge storm brushed just south of us. They got a bit around Lake Superior and NW but *shrug* we aren’t expecting more than flurries tonight and tomorrow. *SIGH* I move to a place I love because it has “real” winters and what do I get? A high today of 27 and a gloriously clear bright sunrise.

    *hmph* 😉

  8. admin
    admin says:

    :chuckle: Yeah – my friend in Maine is convinced that somehow I got her weather, and she got mine. It was in the sixties there yesterday.

    Of course, it was 78’F here on Wednesday afternoon – the change was pretty sharp.

  9. greyfortholly
    greyfortholly says:

    Take care Darlin’!

    We have real winter here in Edmonton.
    Watch out for any icy walkways folks!
    I have me a 2 week old broken leg because my front steps were icy.
    No need for an epidemic of broken bones out there.

    Those pictures are amazing!
    SMOOCHES!

  10. san_simeon_girl
    san_simeon_girl says:

    Your camera rocks. I have this pin that I’ve been trying to take a picture of so I can post it on eBay and I cannot get a good picture of it. I should send it to you and have you take a pic of it for me 🙂 🙂 🙂

  11. admin
    admin says:

    I’m still very much learning this stuff – and lighting jewelry is *tricky* because of the reflective aspect. My best advice from what I’ve learned so far, is two lights aimed at the piece, and if you need to diffuse reflections, Kleenex in between the light and the subject works.

  12. san_simeon_girl
    san_simeon_girl says:

    It’s not even reflective. Well maybe a bit. It’s a postage stamp laminated onto one of those black magnetic pieces that you can stick on the fridge. It’s just that it’s so small. I can’t get a good shot of it without it getting blurry. Even when I use the “flower” setting.

  13. admin
    admin says:

    Ah, gotcha. I found with my old camera, it was better to use the macro (tulip) setting, and get back from the item, and zoom in… with my new camera, it’s better to turn the zoom off, and get right up on it. There’s always a limit on minimum focal depth – it can be as close as part of an inch, but is more often at least a few inches away. You may be able to get a better image by getting back a foot or two, zooming in with the macro turned on, and then cropping down to get the area you want. Lots of light still helps.

  14. adrianaendless
    adrianaendless says:

    hehe. I’m an idiot. I didn’t realize that snowflakes really looked like that. I figured we just made up a pattern we liked. *LOL* And I grew up with snow. Great photos – I enjoyed them.

  15. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    It snowed both years I was in Dallas. Sounds like the same type of snow. I didn’t think of making a snowman though.

  16. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    Looking at how large these samplers are, you could design your own custom lawnchair webbing. You could do some cool designs, I’m sure…

  17. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    Chinese can be written in both directions, and I’m fairly sure the right-to-left style came first (after up-down). But yeah, “specially made snow white silk fluff, product of Da Hua Silk Fluff Factory”.

  18. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    Chinese can be written in both directions, and I’m fairly sure the right-to-left style came first (after up-down). But yeah, “specially made snow white silk fluff, product of Da Hua Silk Fluff Factory”.

  19. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    I think I know what it is

    I used to live in Japan where I bought similar sacks of kapok fluff to stuff pillows with. It’s used in zabuton and zafu cushions as well. Kapok comes from a (semi-tropical?) tree that has (I think) lovely pink flowers. The fluff comes from the seed pods much the way cottonwood trees produce ‘cotton’ and milkweed seed pods produce a similar fiber.

    Do I win the an iPod? : )

    trillium

  20. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    I think I know what it is

    I used to live in Japan where I bought similar sacks of kapok fluff to stuff pillows with. It’s used in zabuton and zafu cushions as well. Kapok comes from a (semi-tropical?) tree that has (I think) lovely pink flowers. The fluff comes from the seed pods much the way cottonwood trees produce ‘cotton’ and milkweed seed pods produce a similar fiber.

    Do I win the an iPod? : )

    trillium

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