Snow around Tivoliudden

_MAL3520, originally uploaded by Michael A. Lowry.

I took a long walk at lunctime today. I walked down to Tivoliudden and walked up to the top of the little hill there, where I had a nice view over Brunnsviken. Then I walked back down again and followed the water back toward Kraus Grav and back home. Along the way, I met another photographer who was taking photos using a very similar set of equipment to mine. He got some great photos at the edge of the lake, where birds were occasionally alighting.

_MAL3612, originally uploaded by Michael A. Lowry.

I'm beginning to get the hang of macrophotography, but I'm also realizing that it's a lot more work than I thought. Getting the right shot requires planning and patience. I found that capturing snowflakes is especially difficult. The autofocus is almost useless because of the low contrast, and sideways shots often require a very tight aperture in order to have sufficient depth-of-field. Today I got the best results when I used my tripod, so I'll probably be lugging that thing around with me a lot more in the future.

_MAL3553, originally uploaded by Michael A. Lowry.

The light during today's walk was quite inconsistent, but I managed to get a few good shots when the sun shone through gaps in the clouds.


Jill Douglass said...

I just enjoyed the slideshow while eating my lunch. I really enjoyed seeing the six-side of a snowflake on one of your photos.

├ůsa said...

Soo nice photos :-). I do love the cold snowy days...