The first significant snow of the 2019-2020 winter season fell the other day. While we were told it was coming, few people I spoke with wanted to believe it. For as often as weather forecasts are wrong, this prediction was spot-on and we got the best part of 6-7 inches here at the old photo shop. Didn’t take long for snow to accumulate on the last of the red flowers in the box, so I had to find a camera. SEE: The light on the first attempts was flat and did nothing for either the white (snow) or red (flowers) that made up the entire scene. THINK: The ambient light subject area needed to be increased so I used a large white card to reflect light on to the the flowers. Not enough help from the card, so only one thing left. ACT: I had to add flash but not from the built-in flash on the camera since it would be too direct to create any shadows. An off-camera flash unit with a coil-cord to connect it to the camera body proved once again to be most useful as you’ll see in the shot I’ve added to this piece. Keep your photo gear in a convenient place since time, like the weather, is not always your friend.
For all of you who need to know the camera settings, they are: 110 mm focal length, f 7.1 @ 1/15th, e/v -.3, WB Flash, ISO 80, Center-weighted metering, tripod