Day 364 Falling Snow

Day 364 Falling Snow by pixygiggles
Day 364 Falling Snow, a photo by pixygiggles on Flickr.

I wasn’t particularly satisfied with any of the photos I took today, but this one was kind of interesting. I wish I had thought to try using the flash earlier in the day when it was snowing so much harder. I’m not horribly keen on using an on-camera flash, but a lot of what I was reading today about capturing photos of falling snow suggested using a flash in order to light up the snow. There are probably better ways to do this, using manual settings. However, as I’ve stated before, my point and shoot doesn’t have a lot of options as far as manually choosing a focal length.

One good reference article I ran across earlier is by Christopher O’Donnell: How to Photograph Snow. I’m sure there are plenty more out there. Feel free to make suggestions or offer any helpful advice you’ve come across in photographing snow.

And just because I felt a little cheated out of getting a decent snow photo today, I share with you a video from earlier in the day when one of our Downy Woodpeckers stopped by to feed at the suet feeder. She was making a fuss out there, probably because the snow was coming down so hard. Later, I ended up taking out orange slices, cranberries (curious to see if the birds will eat those), and corn.


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