Procrastination - 19/365

While at the dog park I noticed the clouds would make a breathtaking long exposure landscape.  I have not used my 10 stop ND filter nearly enough and I was already getting excited to get it on my camera.  However, I decided to chisel some more ice from the front of my driveway and then I dilly-dallied inside getting my gear ready.  By the time I managed to get outside, my perfect clouds had been blown away by the wind.  

I still headed out into the park and found a couple of small wispy colds.  As I trudged along up to my knees in snow, I noted for the second time this weekend that bringing my snowshoes would have been a great idea since I rarely stay on the path.  

This image was taken with my wide angle lens equipped with a 10 stop ND filter.  I processed this image in analog efex using the wet plate filter.

Terrific Textures - 18/365

Today was the third day hanging around the house with Onyx.  I had an extreme case of cabin fever and the beautiful day outside was not helping.  I could feel my irritability growing so I decided to grab my camera and head to the park for an hour.  I was looking for chunks of anchored ice to shoot but I did not find any.  However, the light on the water was breathtaking.  I discovered that I have a small fear of walking on solid ice beside the river.  Even though I could see another person walking on it and that I could see that I would only be at most thigh deep should the ice break.  I just could not bring myself to go too far out. 

Today's shot is a single image.  I used a three stop neutral density filter so I could have a longer exposure and smooth out the water a touch.   I once again processed today's image in analog efex.  

Whispers of Winter

Snow is often a dreaded part of winter for many people.  In fact, my planned hike for today was cancelled due to the falling snow.  Rather than stay inside, I decided to embrace the winter wonderland.  After an hour and half in the dog park with Big O, and a 45 minute on leash walk with Little O, I grabbed my camera and headed to Fish Creek Park.  There was not a soul in sight.  The landscape was so peaceful, I could hear the whisper of snow falling all around me.   

Testing Image Adding to Squarespace Blog

My second blog is simply a test to see if I can add an image and then link the image to smugmug.  First, I exported the image from Lightroom into a folder on my external hard drive.  I opened smugmug and imported the image into my blog gallery.  I copied the external link.  In the new squarespace blog post, I clicked on the plus sign and then add image.  I dragged and dropped the image from my hard drive into the blog post and pasted the external link.  Fingers crossed that it worked!  

This image is called Autumn light.