Snowing in Nashville!

December 26, 2012

It doesn’t happen that often in Nashville, thankfully.  But for the sake of our visiting family from California, I was glad it did.  Besides, I am on vacation and I didn’t have to drive out with all the crazies on I-40 heading home tonight.  The few times I’ve seen it snow here, have not been pretty.  Nothing personal, but it is “amateur hour” on the roads at it’s absolute worse!

But for a photo op, it was super fun.  We just ran across the street and played in the little park area!  Here is Mateo out with his Uncle Aaron having some fun.

Uncle Aaron is lot’s of fun to play with!

One of the things I have always liked about Fuji are the creamy flesh tones right out of the camera.  Look at these JPEG’s with nothing done but a quick crop to size!  I have been working with the settings and am getting much closer to what I like to see.  With 6 camera presets, it is pretty easy to pick the right one for your shooting situation and be ready to rock and roll.

Got to get one with Grandma and Grandpa (note the matching Yamaha hats)  Sweet!

If you’ve never photographed in the snow, you may be thinking I should have used fill flash.  That is a mistake you will only make one time.  The snow flakes catch the light and end up HUGE in the photo. (rain can produce the same results)  If you don’t have a reflector handy, just expose the best you can toward the shadow side and hope for the best.  On this last one I had to use Nik silver reflector to lighten up our flesh tones a touch.  You can see a color shift from the use of this filter, but it helped open us up.  Still learning what ISO is optimal for the camera, but loving the results I’m getting.

 

 

 


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