Not-So-Gently Falling Snow

I fought a losing battle tying to keep my camera and lens dry this afternoon. I could’t even find enough weather protection for me and my Canon in the wooded area of the yard—the wet snow pelted mercilessly through the canopy of trees. After just a few photos, I called it a day.

Tool shed in the woods.

Tool shed in the woods on a snowy day.

ISO 100, 20mm, 0EV, f/5.6, 1/30. Shot in RAW, edited in Lightroom.


37 thoughts on “Not-So-Gently Falling Snow

  1. Wow i have never experienced anything like that! On our trip to Queenstown in New Zealand, we had a light fluffy fluttering of snow. I cannot imagine what it would be like with such a heavy fall! Kudos for getting out there!


    • When I was inside, it didn’t look like it was coming down very hard. I was surprised by it when I got out there. I think the fact that it was so wet was why it was so horrible. A short time later it turned to ice pellets. Now it’s pouring rain. It will be all gone by morning.

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      • I started reading Ken Follett’s Edge of Eternity last night. As soon as I finish putting away the laundry that I’m folding right now, I will be curling up with my book for the rest of the evening. 😀

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      • Yes. This is the third in the trilogy. I loved the first two. I’m only 100 pages in this one. I’m just starting to see how the characters from around the world will be linked within this book, but I haven’t yet figured out how this book is going to be linked to the other two. He did an amazing job of connecting dots in the other two books. I’m eager to see how he does it in this one.

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  2. What a great shot! I too have a Canon which I Love! I have a sleeve for it to use in wet weather, but I have yet to use it. Be careful in the wet. You can ruin your camera and that would be a heart breaker. Love, Amy


    • Thanks. I was trying hard to protect the camera, but it was still getting wet, which is why I cut my snowy photo session short. I was out less than 5 minutes. When I came in I dried it off well, and then let it sit in the open for a couple of hours. When I put it back in the case, I tossed in some of those silica packets. Probably overkill, but one can’t be too careful. The wet snow was a bummer, especially since it was the first day in a long time I wasn’t freezing. I didn’t even need gloves today. 😦


      • There is no such thing as overkill when it comes to your camera, Amy. I too am so careful and have gotten my camera wet on serveral occasions. I did just about the very same as you did, believe me to get it dry again. The worst that happened though, I dropped it accidently as I went to pick my backback up off the table, thinking I had zipped it closed. It wasn’t and out came my camera flying in the air and there was nothing I could do to stop it from hitting the kitchen floor. I got lucky. Only my filter shattered, nothing else. I baby my Canon and treat Her like gold. I’m glad to meet another person who thinks and acts like me. (smile) (((HUGS))) Amy


    • Amy-
      I’m going to enjoy reading about your adventures with your camera. Photography is another item on my journey back to creativeness. I have a Canon too but its a simple point and shoot. I’ve decided that for now that will do. I just want to get back into it and concentrate on simple composition. I stopped taking pictures years ago because I was fumbling too much with the camera’s settings and by the time I figured it out, I lost the shot or worse, I lost the opportunity to live the moment. Of course that was a long time ago and cameras have come a long way. Good luck with your blog.

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      • Photography is a fantastic thing to do on your journey back to creativeness. The best ways to spark creativity are to simply explore, observe, and experience the moment. That’s pretty much what one does when taking photos. You can still take some pretty great shots with a point-and-shoot. The little Fugi one I was using before my DSLR took really nice photos, especially the macro shots.

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