Sunday, August 14, 2011

Let It Snow, Let It Snow!

This is what it look like outside our house in Karori at 5.15 pm!

We settle down in Karori in 1988 and this is the first time it snow like this :)

This is our sloppy garden on the side of our house... Christmas come early ;)

Colour change... my gold Mitsubishi Lancer VRX Sportback at 6.16 pm :)

What our deck look like the next day, Monday afternoon; more snow!

The hill that shield Karori valley, since 1988 when we are here; we never seen it white with snow.

I receive an email and photos from a friend and Nikon die-hard Chris Bing:

"Got Home just in time at 5pm. The car was slipping up our drive. Any further delay would have made it difficult to get home. This is the first time it has snowed in Churton Park, as far as I know.

The kids wanted to play. I yelled at them to go and do their home work.

Then I thought "what the heck" and got the camera out, put a rain protector over the camera, mounted the tripod. put on my fingerless gloves, rain coat, boots and off I went into the wild side!

Sure was cold. minus 3 c I think. But hey when would it snow again (the weather forecast said tomorrow....).

Enjoy the photos from the warmth of your room.

Regards Christopher"

Here are his shots of snow in Churton Park, nice!

Let it snow, let it snow!!

Famous Last Words:

When shooting snow scene, remember to INCREASE your exposure one to two stops; failing which, your snow will look grey and not white!

Most point and shoot came with a "snow mode", this can be very helpful when you photograph a snow scene.

For me, I use the oldest trick in exposure calculating; I point my camera at my left palm and take a reading!

Make sure your palm fill up the picture frame, don't worry if it look blur; exposure meter don't care about focusing ;)

Strange but true, to the exposure meter; all palms look like an 18% grey card and a reading from that work for almost every scene!

1 comment:

heather said...

I think this will be once in a lifetime for Wellingtonians! We went to Arthur`s Pass, expecting to see some snow falling,, but alas.. none!We came home to falling snow! How crazy is that!?!? LOL.
(Thanks for the snow photgraphy tips)