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Pictures of snow

I’ve been going through a bunch of my older pictures, and it turns out that I take a lot of pictures of snow. Maybe it’s because I grew up with snow half the year, maybe I like the crispness of the snow, or maybe (since it is around for half the year) it’s just what I have to photograph!

Snow is tricky, though. White on white? A photographers nightmare! It can be hard to try and somehow work contrast in the shot, and it can be impossible to fix after the fact. That won’t stop me from trying! 🙂

November 16, 2010 – a light dusting of snow
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1/40 sec at f/14, ISO 400, 35 mm – Sony a100

November 23, 2010 – snow way!
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1/800 sec at f/5.6, ISO 100, 30 mm – Sony a100

December 16, 2010 – snow laden branch
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2.5 sec at f/5.6, ISO 100, 70mm (w/tripod) – Sony a100

December 17, 2010 – trying to capture individual snowflakes
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1/40 sec at f/13, ISO 100, 50mm (macro) – Sony a100

January 8, 2011 – reminding Meowsie why she’s an indoor cat.
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1/125 sec at 4/4.2, ISO 80, 5mm – Pentax Optio

January 11, 2011 – methinks we’re not getting in the greenhouse any time soon!
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1/50 sec at f/3.5, ISO 400, 5mm – Pentax Optio

January 15, 2011 – Roli says “I love snow!”
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1/200 sec at f/4.2, ISO 80, 5mm – Pentax Optio

January 15, 2011 – hard at work
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1/640 sec at f/4.2, ISO 80, 5mm – Pentax Optio

January 18, 2011 – a Roli trail through the snow!
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1/6 sec at f/3.5, ISO 800, 5mm – Pentax Optio

February 22, 2012 – not much snow in the neighbourhood (that was rectified a couple of days later)
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1/5 sec at f/5, ISO 6400 35 mm – Sony a55 (handheld, not too bad!)

Happy spring 🙂

 

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Montreal’s Botanic Gardens

Hey, remember when I was at the Botanic Garden in Montreal ? Well, since I was doing a photo-a-day challenge at the time, I had a LOT of pictures I didn’t share.

But now I am.

Enjoy!

To start out, here’s the un-edited version of the original photo. I find it interesting now that that was the picture I chose for the day. Imagine that, things change after 1.5 years LOL!

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1/40 sec at f/5.6, ISO 200, 30mm – Sony a100

In retrospect, I think I may have chosen this picture. I’m still a fan of symmetry!

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1/20 sec at f/11, ISO 200, 35mm – Sony a100

I was really trying to capture both the plant and the shadow. I think I succeeded.

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1/30 sec at f/11, ISO 200, 70mm – Sony a100

Who doesn’t love waterfalls?

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1/320 sec at f/5.6, ISO 200, 18 mm – Sony a100

Can’t you almost feel how soft this grass is?

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1/40 sec at f/5.6, ISO 200, 70mm – Sony a100

Another thing I still love – interesting perspectives!

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1/4sec at f/5.6, ISO 200, 18mm – Sony a100

Who doesn’t love a big grass puppy??

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1/30 sec at f/10, ISO 200, 40mm – Sony a100

 
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Posted by on April 8, 2012 in Nature, Sony DSLR A100

 

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Mum’s little cutie pie!

Wow, I haven’t posted any Munchkin pics in a while! Here she is, having fun with her dolly 🙂

(pictures were taken with my a100, before my a55 arrived)

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1/60 sec at f/11, ISO 400, 26mm, w/flash

“Hold my baby, Mommy?”

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1/60 sec at f/11, ISO 400, 18mm, w/flash

‘Well, if Mommy won’t hold baby, I’ll have to get a stool’

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1/60 sec at f/11, ISO 200, 18mm, w/flash

‘Stool needs to go over here’

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1/60 sec at f/11, ISO 200, 18mm, w/flash

‘Oh hai!’

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1/60 sec at f/11, ISO 200, 18mm, w/flash

“CHEESE!”
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1/60 sec at f/11, ISO 200, 18mm, w/flash

‘Oo look, cartoons!’

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1/25 sec at f/3.5, ISO 400, 18mm, no flash

 
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Posted by on March 22, 2012 in Munchkin, Photo Story, Sony DSLR A100, Toys

 

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Getting closer to a new camera!

Hey gang! I’m getting close! I’m hoping to buy my new camera body within a month. !!! My goal camera is a Sony a-55 camera body (no need for a new lens right now, the three I have will work on the new body).

In the meantime, I’m ‘suffering’ with my a-100 and Optio. I have some new pictures to post, hoping to have them up this weekend! Including some new ones from today, since we have fresh snow, and it’s not -35 (that’s Celsius, but even in Fahrenheit, it’s damn cold!).

 
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Posted by on January 21, 2012 in General, Pentax Optio, Sony DSLR A100

 

Christmas 2011

I don’t know about you, but I had a great Christmas! The time off was much needed, I enjoyed all the family and friends we saw. And, most of all, I enjoyed being home with my man and my munchkin 🙂

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1/60 sec at f/3.5, ISO 800, 18 mm

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1/60 sec at f/3.5, ISO 800, 18 mm

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1/60 sec at f/5.6, ISO 800, 35 mm

Hope you had a great Christmas, and here’s to 2012! (may the world not end, lol)

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1/3 sec at f/2.8, ISO 800, 50 mm with tripod (probably should have up’d the ISO)

 
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Posted by on January 4, 2012 in Food, Him, Holiday, Macro lens, Munchkin, Sony DSLR A100

 

Oh, the hardships cats endure…

“What’s that?  Yes, yes, I’m listening to you.”

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“Oh yes, do go on.. you do go on…”

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Posted by on January 3, 2012 in Kitty, Macro lens, Sony DSLR A100

 

Cookies, delicious cookies….

You may recall, I love making sugar cookies at this time of year.  So it’s no surprise, or at least it shouldn’t be!, that I’m posting yet another picture of sugar cookies!

Earlier this year, I was perusing the Avon catalogue and saw these star cookie cutters that make a tree, and I just had to order it!  And voila, an un-icing’d tree!

(it was delicious 😉 )

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1/80 sec at f / 2.8, ISO 800, 50 mm

 
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Posted by on December 11, 2011 in Food, Holiday, Macro lens, Sony DSLR A100

 
 
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