Sojourns

Reflections on a year in 365 photographs

365:FORTY-FOUR

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A Palm Tree in the snow.

Paume de Neige

I went to bed dreaming of a great sunrise photo of snow on palm trees in Charleston.  Of course the skies were blue and the snow was thick in my dreams.  Unfortunately, the day dawned grey and windy, which makes for flat photos.  Still, this is a once-in-a-decade event here in Charleston, so why not try to make something of nothing.

Lesson for the day:  When the dawn is grey and windy, don’t try to hold detail in a landscape with a small aperture and ISO 100.  I did try to bump my Canon 40D’s ISO up to 400, but I’m just not happy with those results.  I should have dropped the aperture down to a nice, wide open 2.8 or so to get a reasonable shutter speed that would have stopped the palm leaves’ motion.  At least the subject would have been compelling even if the skies were mud.  C’est la vie.

On a better note, I did get to run in the snow!

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Written by Brian Fancher

February 13, 2010 at 8:17 pm

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  1. I too am doing a 365, although I don’t think mine is quite as pretty. 🙂
    I like this a lot.
    Keep it up!
    -J

    Jaqui

    February 13, 2010 at 8:30 pm


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