Winter Photography

March 15, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

While we are celebrating the end of winter, particularly in northern areas, it is important to remember a few points on winter photography. We may remember these for next year or we may get that last big snow and head out with our cameras.   While we know that winter can be beautiful we may have a tendency to stay in the house or take or camera out on the deck for a few quick pics.  While this winter was a litter warmer in most areas of the US and Canada, photography in times of generous snow, ice and sunshine can be spectacular.  Taking sunset images over a lake that is substantially frozen can yield wonderful color and reflection.  When you go back to that "special" place where you took your summer sunset image you may find that your winter shot provides a good equal. In many cases, particular on the coastal waters and Great Lake areas the winter shorelines can be beautiful. There are many subjects such as lighthouses and ice locked ships that will contribute to your subject matter. They are worth getting out. Don't forget your polarizer and graduated density filter (that you would use for any sunset).  Additionally our cameras on auto exposure it is important to adjust with a plus .3 or .7 for extra exposure so as to avoid the "grey snow"  look.

This image was taken with a Nikon D-200, 1/180, ISO 200, lens at 27mm.


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