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Mixed....

1/19/2019 - 1/20/2019


After a long week at work, I was looking forward to this weekend. All the media outlets agreed on one thing - we were going to get a lot of snow. I like snow, and I like getting out in it to shoot. It's a great chance to take some interesting photos. It's uncommon that I get to take advantage of it; since I work through the week and only have the weekends to shoot. So, with great expectations for the following morning, I headed off to bed.


I awoke at 6:30 to the sound of rain. Heavy rain. Quietly, I checked the radar on my phone. As best as I could tell, we would not be seeing any snow this day. For the most-part, I was right. I sulked around the house and did some chores. I finished reading a book. When I looked up from the book, the rain had finally changed to snow. I had a couple hours of daylight left; so, I headed out to the muddy back yard to shoot while I could.


Overnight, we got a few inches of snow and a lot of wind. The next morning was bitterly cold, but I was not going to let that stop me from getting out. I bundled up and headed to Eagle Creek Park for a change of scenery. The roads were barely plowed, and there was almost no one in the park. It was a rare chance at some solitude in the park. The only problem was that I forgot to grab some seed to contribute to the seed piles. After a few shots, I headed off to the closest place to grab some seed and then hurried back to the park. There were a few more people around by then, but it wasn't too bad. It was great to get some shooting in. I shot from the car, but I really should have gotten out and sat beside it. The lower angle would have helped a lot of the shots.




A little after noon, I moved locations and ended up at a spot that was pretty back-lit. I knew it was not optimal, but I wanted to see how the lighting worked out. There were a lot of frozen raindrops in the trees, and I thought it might lend a cool effect to some of the shots.



All in all, it was a bit of a mixed weekend. I got some shooting in. While it's not what I'd hoped for, it was still great to get out.


Thanks for reading,

Mike



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