Ian Cambourne  

Snow by Ian Cambourne

October 2019 - Snow

October 2019 - Ian Cambourne


About the Image(s)

Snow in Sydney is as unheard of as snow in Miami. However, just once a year our Blue Mountains gets a dusting. Only a couple of inches deep and it goes as quickly as it comes. Two friends from a camera club wanted to practice their landscape work before they left for a 3 week camping trip. All plans for our day were in place, until the day before when a work colleague living in the mountains told me on the Friday there was an 80% chance of snow the following day. Our plans were changed that night. I personally, have never seen snow, let alone have it fall on me. I had a ball with my camera that morning. By lunch time it was all over and gone, as if it had never been there.

Sony a850; Sigma 50mm lens; ISO 400; F16; 1/45 second; Aperture Priority, CWA exp & hand held. Processed in LR, PS and a touch with Nik.

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4 comments posted

Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
Very nice snow scene, like the composition, the trees lead me right into those beautiful buildings. Was it still actively snowing when you were shooting? The sky certainly looks like snow! There also appears to be some "fog" probably from the snow hitting the warm ground. I might consider cloning out the small poles and rope that connect them just to give it a little more pristine look.

While I currently live in South Florida, I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and Lake effects. While not as bad as Buffalo, NY still significant!   Posted: 10/13/2019 19:04:04
Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
Thanks for your comments Sherry. Yes it was actively snowing while we were at this park. As it was my first sighting of snow, I guess I got caught up in the moment & experience of it all. I was concentrating on the homes in the background together with the trees and grasses poking up, not thinking about "pristine" here. I did have the sense of mind to shoot above the fence that was stomach high right in front of me. Our next stop after this park was a nearby cemetery. Now that is where the "pristine" started to happen.   Posted: 10/14/2019 06:28:54

Peter Cheung   Peter Cheung
Beautiful snow scene. Very well composited also. You may try to use faster shuttle speed to see if you can capture the active snowing and snowflake :)   Posted: 10/27/2019 21:51:35
Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
Thanks for your comments Peter, yes I did take a range of images at varying shutter speeds and in some the falling snow is more prominent.   Posted: 10/28/2019 05:39:33