Sunday, December 20, 2009

More of the Great Christmas Blizzard of ‘09

It was a bit treacherous this morning, but I made it out to do a bit of photography.  I had time to do some preliminary processing of a few shots from the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons Island Maryland.
I will spend more time on these photographs to finish off the processing, but having promised to share some more when I was able, I thought it best to live up to my word sooner rather than later.
I hope you enjoyed the shots and gained a little confidence about shooting in the snow…it can be done, and the results can be something other than a lot of white!
Here are a couple of tips for shooting in the cold:
  • Have freshly charged batteries, and bring spares.  Batteries discharge quicker in the cold.
  • Leave you camera outside.  Yes, I really mean it (well, maybe in a secure place would be a good idea).  Bringing your camera from the cold to the warm causes condensation.  If that happens on the sensor or on the elements inside the lens, your plans for shooting are likely to be delayed a bit (or possibly much worse).
  • Don’t stick your tongue on the tripod unless you want to relive the famous scene from the Christmas Story.
Have fun and go make some great photography!


  1. I was good with your winter shooting recommendations up until the last point....then you took all the fun out of it. Great photos Craig. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year my friend!

  2. Nice photos. I wish I could be with you to take more photos!

  3. It seems like the HDR processing makes the photos look more like paintings.
    Or is that the point?