Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Post Your Photos > Biweekly Shoot Out

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Mar 18, 2012, 7:02 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
spedangie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 514
Default Lower Point of View--Looking Up and Ground Level

I was looking directly up at the chandelier. It is located in one of the legislative chambers of the Kansas Capitol Building.
The drifts--ah the drifts--I wanted to get a sight line at direct ground level to attempt to capture the almost surf like sculpture they presented. I waded into the ditch to get parallel to them. So far, so good. Then I began squatting to get to their level. BIG MISTAKE! My knee is, shall we say, a little weak, and it just collapsed and I ended up sitting half buried in the snow. I kept my camera out of the wetness; and decided since I was now in the perfect shooting position I might as well take advantage and snapped away. But it was NOT pleasant figuring out how to get back to my feet while keeping my camera out of the snow. I'm sure I looked like a wounded animal struggling to upright itself. I finally made it, but I am grateful that there are no videos of that debacle. The camera and I survived and I got some good shots!
Attached Images
  
spedangie is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Mar 18, 2012, 7:43 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Quadna71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Delaware, USA
Posts: 219
Default

I've always had a tough time getting a good exposure when snow's involved - you've managed to grasp perfect depth in the drifts! I miss the snow we grew up with in northern Minnesota...alas, I think we only got an inch this winter in Delaware.
Quadna71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 18, 2012, 8:21 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
spedangie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 514
Default

This winter he only had 2 little piddly snows here--both less than 2 inches, didn't amount to much. Our spring is at least 3 weeks early! Tons of flowering trees and regular flowers in full bloom, trees already leafing out, etc. It was over 80 degrees at least twice last week!
spedangie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 18, 2012, 8:35 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
mtngal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Frazier Park, CA
Posts: 16,044
Default

Love the snow drifts! That shot is just awesome, especially since I spent the day today shooting snow in trees, snow plows, snow falling, snow covering my car, rabbit tracks in the snow etc. You might have an early spring - today was our winter.
mtngal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 19, 2012, 5:05 AM   #5
Moderator
 
selvin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 7,204
Default

You've managed to make snow look beautiful to this tropical boy!
There must be a name for fear of those lighting globes to come crashing down on you. Great shot.
Selvin
selvin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 19, 2012, 6:11 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,885
Default

Love the snow drifts. So sorry you had a tough time getting the shot, but I think it was worth it..... at least to this viewer.
vsch1 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 2:37 PM.