I managed to stay over in Vancouver from december 12th till January 11th for some christmas... little did anyone know it would snow unseasonably madly!
I was going for a shot of just the car across the stree, in the snow, when a car came driving by during the exposure.
The view from the front door after the first day of snow
This was a compositional shot, taken many times with a sheet of paper to bounce the flash off of, to get the reflection in the piano right.
Of course, I had to do it by hand, so it took too many tries, and in the end it would have been better to clear the entire piano, but there you have it.
I hadn't built a snowman since 1985 or '86... it was hard work!
(the snow didn't roll well, so I basically took the sculpting approach, taking a lump and then tacking on bits of snow until it was ball shaped, then move up)
A few days after building the snowman it started to snow a lot again... so I figured I'd take a shot of it as it got covered =)
The lens shadow is because it was shot with a 12-24 Tokina, which has lens diameter of OVER 9000!!!
ahem, anyway, "too big to accomodate the poor little pop-up flash" (yeah, I forgot to bring my normal flash)
The "purple jesus" time of day is when the sun is low in the sky, and gives things purple halos.
Not to be confused with Jesus of nazareth during his wilder years as pubcrawler.
Snow is simply put, pretty.
I live in a country where snow is rare, and blankets of snow are virtually nonexistent...
The snow deserved a little sign to tell you what it is.
Hopefully that unconfusionated some passerbies.
I thought this was funny.
A race trail, wing patterns... Who chased who, and how did it end?
Sure, it's pretty, but this is after gate security at Vancouver International Airport, and that means whenever I see this, I'm on a flight away from Canada.
Not even the big fishtank all the way at the end can aleviate the sadness.