Let it Snow!
The first thing that struck me is just how bright a snow covered landscape becomes. Even though there was a heavy cover of cloud hiding the full moon, the night was so bright that I could only mange short exposures - short for me anyway, maximum of a few minutes.
I wanted to get some shots of the snow falling, but unfortunately this wasn't to be... The snow was very fine and powdery which isn't good to capture in a photo, maybe we will get some large soft flakes soon. My Canon 550D doesn't have the best weather-proofing so I had to come up with an ingenious idea to keep the snow off - and wrapped it in a freezer bag! As the wind was howling and the conditions were blizzard like for a time I decided to wait until it calmed down a bit and it turned out my camera didn't need it's new coat after all as the snow completely stopped by the time I got out.
I made an effort to capture the snow covered scenes rather than my usual style of filling the frame with light painting, making me think about composure a little more than usual. As usual, all of the images here were taken after dark using only natural lighting from the moon with the addition of moving light sources to add the light painted features.
Posted on: Feb 5, 2012
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Tutorial from the founder of the Light Orbs:
Posted: Mar 3, 2013
Thanks JanLeonardo for the link, that is a great tutorial from one of the masters of Light Painting!
Posted: Apr 3, 2013