This did not rank among our more exciting weekends. We did a little sledding, then painted some Valentines. One of us took on the unpleasant task of snowblowing the driveway while the other tackled the less onerous, but even more unpleasant task of cleaning up after a sick kid. Teamwork.
Weekend two. Snow. Two down, 102 weekends to go.
A little fun in the white fluff before it turns to rain tomorrow.
As you may have heard, the east coast got some snow this weekend. During the big blizzard of 2015, we had far more hype than actual snow. This year, the news cycle was focused on DC but we definitely got in on the action. The small, cold person demanding to be held put a damper on my photo fun, but here's a look at us vs. Snowmageddon 2016.
In our ongoing study of perspective, this week we are focusing on aspect ratio as a compositional tool. Not every camera shoots with the same dimensions so this week we are bidding adieu to the traditional 3:2 ratio that is the default of most DSLRs and playing instead with the ratios you see on medium or large format cameras, such as 5:4, 7:6 or 16:9.
I admit, having moved this week, my time to get out and have fun with this project was curtailed by the amount of time my poor camera spent in a box. But when an opportunity arose this morning, I tried to use different aspect ratios to capture the height of the windows and the shadowy light on this snowy, cloudy day. Please head over to Who We Become to see how the rest of my talented friends approached this theme.
Over at Who We Become, we are closing out our month on specialty lenses. I have to admit, I did not get as creative as my fellow participants this week. However, I did bring out a telephoto lens for some fun in the snow - I am more of a wide angle person, so it was fun to experiment with action shots on a longer lens and be able to see the expressions on the kids' faces so clearly. This was my kiddo's first time on a sled...I'm pretty sure he liked it.
And you thought it was hard to get a cab in the rain.
We continue our pursuit of lines on P.52.2 this week, this time with a focus on diagonals. I love to use diagonals as leading lines, but had fun experimenting with what other implied or less obvious diagonals I could find that fit the bill. Here are a few seasonal favorites. Please pop over to Who We Become to check out what everyone else has found this week! For anyone new to the project, this year's introductory post can be found here.
A quiet walk in the park vs. SantaCon.
Week two of visualizing in black and white! Emphasis on white - I have a suspicion that I will not be the only east coaster featuring the snow we got over the weekend . When you don't have a backyard, sometimes you have to go to new heights to get a snowman built. And pay him a visit before bedtime to make sure he's still there.
Not to belabor the subject, but the skies have been somewhat noteworthy as of late.