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Old Nov 24, 2006, 9:24 AM   #1
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Got up the other morning about 3am and noticed it was snowing. Those gorgeous large flakes, lots of them. Has anyone ever photographed these falling to the ground and what should you expect. My exposure was too long and they were white blobs, interesting, but white blobs. There was plenty of light from my spots on the house and the streetlights. I am using a Lumix FZ30. I shot them using one of the night menu items. How detailed can you actually get a snowflake?
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Old Nov 24, 2006, 11:31 AM   #2
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Can't say I've ever tried to do this, but here is a site devoted to photographing snow crystals
http://www.its.caltech.edu/~atomic/snowcrystals/photos/photos.htm
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Old Nov 24, 2006, 11:42 AM   #3
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:?Thanks Peter. Anybody with the least amount of curiosity should look at the link in the last post by Peter. This is incredible. I doubt I will ever get a freestanding shot that comes close to what is on the website. These things are incredibly beautiful!
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Old Nov 24, 2006, 12:39 PM   #4
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Try shooting falling snow with flash and slow sync using a shutter speed and aperture suitable for the ambient light.
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Old Nov 24, 2006, 3:59 PM   #5
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Hi BoB :-)
A Newmarket-ite I see :-)
Are you a member of CICC http://www.country-images-newmarket.com/ ?


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Old Nov 24, 2006, 4:20 PM   #6
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Hi Peter!

I'm aware of the club and have the URL bookmarked but have never tried to join due to shyness or lack of talent.
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Old Nov 25, 2006, 12:05 AM   #7
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It took me a few years after I found out about them to finally go out and visit them too :-)

The crowd is very friendly and open with skills ranging from complete beginner to the very advanced, and a few pros (which doesn't necessarily mean good photo skills )

There are lots of excellent guest speakers and workshops to help improve skills.

And a few themed competitions each year (in all the years I've been going I've never participated, first due to shyness, now more due to my non amateur standing)

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Old Dec 15, 2006, 9:41 AM   #8
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early AM with on-board flash;



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