Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Day 52 - Beautiful but Deadly Cold!

Just a pretty little gazebo near the river. I may head out to this area tonight to see if I can get a photo of the lunar eclipse! Unless I can't bring myself to step out the door:(
I shot this photo with my 35mm 2.0 lens. I got this lens for Christmas, and rarely use it. I've been busy learning my way around with my 18-135mm lens, but think it's time to try and learn something about using the 35mm 2.0 lens. I did shoot the last 2 Sundog pictures yesterday with this lens; the first two were with the 18-135mm lens. I shot this photo in landscape mode, ISO 280; f/10; exp 1/250. I adjust levels, sharpened, added the frames. With the Nikon d40, I have to manually focus it, but usually that's pretty manageable. If anyone has any suggestions in learning the 35mm 2.0 lens, or what kinds of shots it would be good for, let me know!
Thanks for all the wonderful comments on the sundogs yesterday! All of You warm me up! Someday, I'd love to get a picture of the aurora buerealis, but I've never seen it!

26 comments:

Amanda said...

I just love gazebo's, don't you? To me, they just mean 'peace'. Beautiful. Your snow is always so white. Here, ours is all brown and icky! Very lovely photo for sure.

Jennifer said...

This is such a beautiful photo! So soft and pretty! Perfect winter scene :)

Kristina said...

Brrr...this makes me cold!

cari said...

That is a great photo...you are brave going out in the cold like that!
Cari

Stacey said...

Beautiful! Love the snow... it's JUST cold here, no snow! I don't mind being cold if I can see some beautiful snow

Alicia Barry said...

Beautiful picture. I can imagine how cold it was.

Val said...

Looks like it's right out of a storybook!

Ginnie said...

That looks freeeeezing! You need to curl up by the fire and drink some hot chocolate. Forget that. Curl up on the couch by the tv with a big slice of chocolate cake. Ah, yes... that sounds much better ;).

BTW- your pictures from yesterdays post are awesome.

HLIP said...

I really like the photo - especially w/the framing. Did you desaturate it? It's one of those shots that could be color & still look bnw.

pat said...

What a great gazebo! I love this winter shot; usually you just see them "in the good ole summertime"...

cherie said...

such a pretty photo !

Chell said...

Very pretty shot, looks very cold though.

Sharon said...

That's a great setting.

Toni said...

You captured a beautiful snowy scene. It definitly makes me cold just reading about it. WHere is spring? tfs. Toni

Amy said...

Love this serene winter scene, you captured it beautifully!

Debbi said...

Beautiful photo, Angela! I was just too cold to go out yesterday! I did try the eclipse tonight - it was hard to do IMO! Did you get some shot of it?

Jeanette said...

So pretty. Almost makes me want to have it snow here.

Becky said...

I'm with Amanda; I love gazebos. This is a very pretty shot. Did you make it out for the eclipse? I consider myself pretty hardy when it comes to cold, living in Maine and all, but it was 16 degrees when I was out there and I was feeling it. I don't think I could have braved it with your temperatures. Well, maybe one shot!

periwinkle eye images said...

These sundog photos are incredible! Thanks for the lesson about them. They make for a most unique "shape". ML

Gypsy Girl said...

I can't believe you go out in that cold weather. what a beautiful shot. That needs to be hangin up and on display.

Deb said...

Could you blow a little south for us?? So serene and pretty!

Jodi said...

what a perfectly beautiful spot. belongs in a movie or something.

Mom2Drew said...

So pretty and I just love that simple snow.

Jen said...

Lovely!

Donna S. said...

That picture is beautiful... if it were a postcard I would buy it!

Scrapper88 said...

This is such a pretty picture, it looks so serene.