Last night we had our first major snowstorm here, since there was nothing good on TV I thought it would be a good idea to get out (during the snowstorm) and take some photos …….. it was a good idea until I started snapping some shots. When I take photos at night I rely on my manual focus 50 mm f/1.8 lens. With its wide aperture you can take some nice shots in low light conditions without having to use a tripod.
First problem I encountered, it is very difficult to get a clear focus at night, results many photo were out of focus. An auto-focus lens would have given much better results. I protected my camera with shower cap thinking this would be enough …. WRONG … second problem. Usually rain fall vertically and rarely travel horizontally, snow well it’s the contrary, when it’s windy it does travail horizontally. So after just a few minutes my lens was covered with snow flakes giving all sort of weird reflections. Some battle cannot be won, this was one of those, I had to retreat in front of an overwhelming enemy …… but I gained some experience. Not everything was lost and here two shots from the inside a Canadian winter storm.
Oh! How the snow’s been snowing! My window pane is a garden of frost.
Even the statues have to get together to warm up because it’s sooooooo cold