Storm passing through by helenhall

Storm passing through

A follow up from yesterday's experimentation.

I took the set to the conservatory where I hoped for more light, but still, with ISO as high as I dare (800) and F stop as low as the camera would allow in the circumstances (f5.5) I was only left with a speed of 1/60th despite some deliberate under exposure. This meant that I could not get the individual specks of snow flowing down, and was still left with a blur. I don't know what further I can do to change that.

I did switch to a bigger sieve - but you see that even this failed to distribute the snow across the whole picture - except for in one shot which looks more like a foggy day than a snow fall.

Also switched from icing sugar to flour. I thought perhaps that would be less wasteful - it didn't have much of an effect on the photogaphic result.

The other thing I learned was how to manual focus and change the exposure from my phone - and using the phone as a remote to control the camera. I had done that once before, but so long ago that I had forgotten how.

Thanks for following my get pushed challenge this week. It certainly gave me something to think about. My challenge was to take a shot of something floating/moving such as water, powder, honey, milk or glitter.
Thank you @toinette for this week's get pushed challenge, which did indeed push me into action and give me something to think about.
January 21st, 2021  
I am so impressed...not only with the "product" but you're entire "process". Thank you so much for going through all the steps. You certainly handled the foreground and lighting issues as well as that for which you were "challenged". Am I correct in assuming that is you huddling through the magic of composite?
January 21st, 2021  
Oh Brrrrrr! It looks like a storm to me!
January 21st, 2021  
@granagringa yes it is me - from the year I did 52 selfie challenges (well I ran out of steam at the end) . I felt the image needed something there to balance it.
January 21st, 2021  
@helenhall it works brilliantly (& I don't use that word often)
January 21st, 2021  
I think this is brilliant fav
January 22nd, 2021  
Wow, you played around with succes. Fantastic shot
January 22nd, 2021  
Fabulous!
January 22nd, 2021  
wow that's awesome
January 22nd, 2021  
wonderful image
January 22nd, 2021  
A super image.Fav­čśŐ
January 22nd, 2021  
wow helen. totally love this! it may not look quite like snow, but it certainly looks like sleet, which creates the atmosphere very nicely. we have some toy houses like this knocking about somewhere - if you don't mind, i may dig them out! fabulous work on your get pushed challenge :)
January 22nd, 2021  
@pistache not at all - you will have far more patience than me at this kind of thing. I look forward to seeing what you might come up with.
January 22nd, 2021  
Love it. Well done. If you need more snow around your house, do the first snowstorm before taking shot. Take a photo during the second snowstorm.
January 22nd, 2021  
@haskar thank you - you are absolutely right. I shouldn't be so focused on the mess that I will have to clear up!
January 22nd, 2021  
Wonderfully done!
January 22nd, 2021  
Very clever thinking
January 23rd, 2021  
This is fantastic and I like the blurred "snow". Well done!!
January 23rd, 2021  
Wonderful. I am so impressed by your old and new skills and the creative story!
January 23rd, 2021  
A wonderful atmospherical shot and learn experience. Cool!
January 23rd, 2021  
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