It’s funny that I’m finally getting around to posting these photos. Today, we had the first measurable snow at my house since I took these photos in 2011. I grew up in the south so I don’t really like cold weather but I’m fascinated by snow.
Snowy Day in Maryland 1 of 5 (click to enlarge)
The day that it snowed I threw on my boots and wandered around my neighborhood in awe. It was so quiet and beautiful. Just me and the sounds of snow crunching under my boots. I have a backlog of photos I wanted to process so I kept pushing these photos back.
Snowy Day in Maryland 2 of 5 (click to enlarge)
I finally got around to them this week and realized that I should have made some exposure adjustments while shooting. I’ve since learned while reading my copy of Understanding Exposure that I should have bracketed against the sky and not the snow.
Snowy Day in Maryland 3 of 5 (click to enlarge)
I had the damndest time processing these photos in Lightroom. Removing the blue tint that snow normally causes. Brightening the snow but not so much that I lost the shadows.
Snowy Day in Maryland 4 of 5 (click to enlarge)
I learned a LOT during this process. I am looking forward to warmth of Spring and cherry blossoms. Look for those photos in the coming month.
On a rainy day in October, I sat in Starbucks after a doctor appointment. I had intended to get some photos of the Transformers filming but the rain altered my plans. As I sat there I realized that I had a great show in front of me. Watching the crowds navigate the Chinatown/Gallery Place area in the rain.
I’ve been enjoying the festival season here and for the past two months I’ve been to at least 1 event every weekend. The camera has been in tow on the hope that I’d get some good event photos and so far so good.
I have more on the hard drive. I just have to weed through and figure out what else should go in the portfolio.