I have lived in Portland for twenty years and I have never before seen this much snow for this long. We have about 3 feet on the ground at our house and there’s more on the way. Here are some more pix, just for fun.
Archive for December, 2008
Posted in Canon, D5 Mark ll, outdoors, photography, snow, Travel, travel photographer, tagged 5D Mark ll, Canon, hummingbird, outdoors, photography, snow, travel photographer, walking, woods on December 15, 2008 | Leave a Comment »
It’s been blustery and snowing all day, making our woods exteremely pretty, so Steven and I decided to go for a walk. It’s unusual for us to get snow and I’m always amazed at how it transforms the landscape. The hummingbird is an Anna’s and has been very persistant visiting it’s feeder despite the frozen nectar and snow. We have two pairs of hummers that have been hanging around lately. Sometimes it’s just nice to take photos when there’s no assignment, just messing around and enjoying the world… (These photos were taken with the Canon 5D Mark ll.)
omg. What can I say? It’s an amazing camera. One annoying thing is that one must to upgrade to Photoshop 4 in order to get the proper ACR plug-in, so add on another 200 clams for that. Plus the batteries are not the same as the ones in the 5D, and those are running 85 smackaroos each, but you need them, particularly since the video eats up a ton of battery power. Those two things aside, it’s a glorious camera with fantastic color saturation and huge file sizes (120MB native). It’s like having the 1Ds Mark lll and and a video camera all in one. The 6400 asa is nice, but very noisy, but whatever. I took a photo of a hawk sitting on a tree branch outside yesterday. I shot it with a 70-200mm 2.8, wide open at asa 400. The exposure was 1/80 at 2.8 and damn, that bird is sharp. You can see the pupils of it’s eyes clearly and the rendering of the breast feathers and talons is incredible. Here is the photo, which is a bit underwhelming viewed online.