Sunday, February 24, 2008

Day 56: POTD-Winter Play


It may be cold, but why let perfectly good playgrounds go to waste just because it's winter! If you look closely, you'll see kids in the background, sledding, and playing in this really cool playground.

I'm using my 35mm 2.0 lens, and they say that with primes, you "zoom with your feet." But I didn't wear boots, so this was as far as I was going! Settings were manual mode and manual focusing; ISO 400; custom white balance; ss 1/125 for the top photo, and 1/250 for the bottom. Even with custom white balance, the snow was a bit bluish, so I adjusted levels slightly, and sharpened slightly, added the frames, and that was it!

Oh, and unfortunately, I also had to add the comment verification back in because of the malware creeping into the comments with links, and I'd feel wretched if someone got a virus from my blog!

21 comments:

Ginnie said...

That is such an awesome park. I love the sunflare you caught.

BTW- your "frugal" comment on my blog had me cracking up. You are too funny!

Kristi said...

How fun!!! We have a playground JUST like that except it's covered in sand :( Snow would be MUCH more fun right now!! LOVE that second pic!

Jess said...

Wow, what a cool playground! My kids' old school had one similar and they LOVED it!

Amy said...

Wow, that is the coolest play structure! Love your shots, the second being my favorite with the sun rays peeking in.

Chell said...

Love it. I wish I had one of those when I was a kid..

cari said...

Love that little bit of flare you caught on that last photo! Amazing!
cari

twinsmom said...

I love this park. It looks so much like one we have not too far fom our home. I haven't taken the kids in the winter, but I do agree with you about wasting a great park, so maybe this week.

I love the pictures. Aren't primes great fun. lol

Jeanne said...

Now that's one awesome playground! What great pictures you captured! Kids don't care how cold it is, do they? LOL

Great work!

cherie said...

nice sunflare!!! that playground looks so fun

Kelly said...

Love the shadows and sunflare on than 2nd shot. Great capture

Liz said...

Awesome sun flair! Love the mood it adds to the castle like playground.

Bobbi said...

Wow, what an aweseome playground. The sun in this picture is perfect.

Deb said...

That first one reminds me of narnia! Good job.

pakosta said...

what a great park!
love the sun coming into the 2nd shot!
tara

Mandy said...

Oh my word...your sun flare is out of this world! Great job. I never seem to wear proper foot gear

Val said...

LOVE the sunflare in the second one. We have a playground like this. My kids call it the castle Playground

Becky said...

What a great playground. Kids don't care if it's cold and snowy! Like that sunflare. (and I think a lot are going back to comment verification--stupid spammers!)

Jen said...

That 2nd one rocks! Nice flare!

Margaret said...

I love that park. Looks like so much fun! I love the second shot with the sun rays coming through.

Kristina said...

Beautiful! I really like that second one with the sun coming in.

Alicia Barry said...

I love the sunlight on that second one.