Life, Learning and the Photos taken in between.

NYC Snow Blizzard 2010

Monday December 27th, 2010. The morning after NYC was hit with a blizzard that left the streets covered with 16 inches of snow. The MTA was all screwed up so it left me posted up in my home with limited options to get through the day. I could either update my eharmony profile with recent holiday photos, stay in bed and watch Martin seasons 1-4, Clean up (that’s out of the question) or go out and capture some shots for you guys and spend the night blogging. Well I couldn’t really find the right holiday photo for my eharmony profile so I guess taking pictures was the next choice.  I layered up with thermals and sweaters, threw on the Spyder Ski Jacket and grabbed my Nikon D90 with the intention on shooting some pretty cool shots. As I was leaving I got a angry look from my room mate/ bestest bud “Storm the wonder dog”, who wanted to go out and handle her business. I threw on her shirt because even dogs need some type of warmth, and headed out to Crotona Park. I only went out with my 50mm 1.8 lens since I had the dog and wanted to travel lightly. These 1st shots were taken while I walked Storm. I chose to set a custom White balance for shooting in the snow which would allow me to do less work in lightroom once it was time to correct the images. Now the 1st time I began shooting back in Feb was during a blizzard as well so I was anxious to see if my shots have improved over 10 months of shooting. I will post some of my 1st shots from Feb and you can compare for yourself.

Below are some shots from  late Feb 2010 around my hood, the 1st day I began learning  and shooting  digital photography.

I think  my composition wasn’t that bad for my 1st day of shooting and the exposure was pretty correct but I feel I could have done better with the image correction. Overall they are not bad for the 1st time touching a DSLR camera.

These are the 1st shots of the day while Storm handled her business.


I’m currently trying get comfortable with Blk/white shots so for today’s shoot the majority of the images will be presented in Blk/white.

So after I took Storm inside to feed her and change my socks, I started out on my journey to capture some quick shots before I headed out to Brooklyn (or so I thought). I met up with Johnathan, my downstairs neighbor who was walkin in the park with his nephew. I decided to get a couple shots of them in the snow while capturing some scenic shots as well. I chose to set my ISO to 200 due to the brightness outside, My shutter and aperture changed with almost every shot due to the changing scenery. Here are some of the shots, check them out while I dry off.

Shutter 1/4000 sec, F2.8, 10.5mm fisheye

Shutter 1/1500 sec, F6.7, 10.5mm fisheye

Shutter 1/1000 sec, f4.8 @ 90mm

Shutter 1/2000 sec. F6.7 @ 50mm

Shutter 1/1000, f22 @ 50mm (for this shot I used the Sun to provide rim lighting to the lamp)

Shutter 1/3000 sec f5.6 @ 50mm

Shutter 1/20 sec, f19 @ 50mm

Shutter 1/4000 sec. F3.3, 10.5mm fisheye

So the shots from today came out pretty cool. I definitely see an improvement in my shooting from early in the year when I first started shooting. I was able to capture some bracketed shots so I can try and make an HDR Image but i’m too lazy and cold to work on those now. Hopefully you enjoyed the shots and I was able to explain how I captured these images.  Now that the work is complete, it’s time to get under my snuggie and on the XBOX live to play some call of duty : Black Ops…Gamer tag : Holdin Manutz…..



One response

  1. Lali

    Ur shots have definitely improved!! They’re awesome. Keep up the good work Shardy!

    December 28, 2010 at 3:17 am

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