Posts Tagged ‘snow storm’

Testing a New Lens

In nyc photographer, NYC Today on April 16, 2014 at 1:58 am

Today I updated my equipment with a new Canon lens.  Tonight it was snowing.  Time to take it on a test run.

Some flaring happened as the lens got more and more water on it’s surface.  Interesting effect.

Until next time.


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When Was the Last Time You Stopped and Looked at a SnowFlake?

In nyc photographer, NYC Today on January 21, 2014 at 4:15 pm

Today in NYC we are experiencing a snow storm with blizzard conditions.  The weather forecasters say anywhere from 4-12″ when all is said and done by early Wednesday morning.  It even has a name, Janus.

I love snow.  This morning I ran errands with winds and flakes whipping around me.  In my Sorel’s, I walked confidently along the snowy pavement;  even passed by some slower walkers (in hopes that their umbrellas would protect them) as they navigated to safer routes.  There was about 2″ on the ground at that point.

2 hours have passed since then.  It looks like we have 4″ accumulated at this time.

Now I should be doing what remains of the household choirs.  But for some reason I seem to be procrastinating.  Instead, I sat down on my couch and looked out the window to admire this beautiful storm.  I watched the snow fall and contemplated how I could capture this moment.

The window framed the scene, so I took my iPhone out and started shooting a video of the falling snow.  I happened to look down at the sill and saw in the grey light, a snow flake glistening up at me.  I looked closer and saw more distinct shapes making this beautiful blanket of white.  (The snow is light and dry and the shapes are easily defined.)

I quickly grabbed my good camera, threw open the sash and stood in the open frame balancing between inside and out.  Snow started to fall inside my apartment; these flakes were glorious.


I can’t remember the last time I stopped and really looked at a snow flake.


Until next time.


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