Last night was a big to-do in the Triangle: SNOW! All day yesterday it was raining. By about 8:00pm it was pretty heavy, the wind was picking up and the temperature was dropping. The forecast was for 1-3 inches of snow so school was delayed 2 hours by 6:00pm. Then by 9:00 the forecast had changed to less than an inch but by then, it was too late to change the delay. The girls could use the extra hour or 2 of sleep anyway even though we are about to track out. Extra sleep is always a good thing at that age.
When we woke up this morning, this is what greeted us: NC's version of snow. Pathetic, I know but we have to take what we get down here. We haven't had any real snow in about 2 years. I'm not really complaining though because any real accumulation leads to school closures. Unless we are tracked out, we have to make those days up and since we are year round, the only way to make them up is on Saturdays when the same 3 tracks are in which usually means we have to make them up in April. It's terrible to have to spend a beautiful spring day in the classroom so I'd rather not have to do a make up.
The picture above was taken while out walking Floyd. The light was pretty cool and was reflecting off the snow to light up both sides of the grass and make it glow. This was a little tricky to shoot. The light meter on my camera was reading way too much light as always is the case when shooting snow. I knew I needed a to close down the aperture for a longer DOF. I used my DOF button to make sure I had enough. Then I incrementally played with the shutter speed. As it turned out the first one I tried was the one I liked best.
In LR I made some minor adjustments to contrast and saturation as well as the curve and a slight crop.
ISO 100, 50mm, f6.3, 1/640
Our wall out front was also still covered in a slight dusting of snow and the sun was low enough to cause a nice sparkly scene. I again played with my settings to get it right. The snow was much brighter here than in the previous pic so my shutter speed had to go way up to capture it correctly. I used a LR B&W preset to get this look. Delaney helped me choose between 2 presets about which I was undecided. I'm pleased with the way it came out.
Despite the meager amount of snow, my little Southern Belles were beside themselves with glee. I told you we haven't had real snow in 2 years. Macy barely remembers it! They went out in the back yard and had a snowball fight, or at least as close as they could get to a snowball fight with the little snow they could scape off the grass.
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