OK, so if you've never read Twilight, you won't get the allusion in the title but oh well.
While waiting to go to school this morning, the girls were outside riding their scooters around. They came in all excited that the Prokrym's car was all sparkly! The windshield was coated in frost which, to NC kids, is rather an anomaly. I suspected this was the case so while a frosted windshield is hardly something to get excited about when you are an adult who grew up in NY, I dutifully grabbed my camera and joined them outside to take a picture. Those came out rather bland (see below) but as I was walking back to the house, I noticed the frost on the leaf pile and the sun glinting off it. I stopped to get a few more shots. It didn't turn out exactly as I had hoped but it was better than the shots of the windshield so it gets top billing for the day. In LR, I boosted some colors and played with the split toning to enhance the sparkle of the frost but I'm not thrilled with it.
When I zoomed in on this in LR, I could notice the individual ice crystals on the edges of the leaves however I was a bit disappointed in the lack of definition beyond that. I've proven, once again, why the Nikon 24-70mm is a better lens. For this type of shooting, the Sigma is fine but I can see a difference between it and my 70-200mm and understand why people choose the Nikon.
Here was my first attempt at the above pic. I think playing with the split toning helped give it a little zing. This one looked a little flat to me. The top picture is actually closer to what my eye saw so I'll keep that one.
Here's the windshield. I told you it was pretty bad! I even tried to spice it up but really nothing could help it!
I'm a mother of 2 girls living in NC. I've dabbled in photography on and off but really this is just for fun