We are having an ice storm today. I was
just going do an indoor video but seeing it just so beautiful, with the ice
pellets falling down, and everything getting coated in ice, I think I might
take a few shots out the window with my camera. Definitely too
far away to be able to use any sort of wide-angle lens, so I have my 70 to 300.
I am zoomed in all the way to 300. To be able to get any sort of decent shutter
speed, which really isn’t turning out to be that decent, I am at ISO 1250 and the
lowest f-stop possible so 5.6 in this case and I’m getting 1/60th of a second when I’m lucky and more often 1/115th, um 1/15th of a
second which is definitely too slow, so I’m leaning on things to keep it steady.
But the problem really isn’t how steady I am. It’s that everything is blowing in
the wind but still very very cool. We’ll see how it turns out.
I wonder what’s out the front door. Hey guys thanks for joining me on this
cold, icy day. I am so excited! I want to tell you that I have just posted three
workshops for next year on my website. The first is at Niagara Falls in
winter… so frozen Niagara Falls. I love the way Niagara Falls looks in the
wintertime. There are no tourists because nobody ventures out in the cold. I’m not
exactly sure why… get on a good coat and some boots and the falls look
spectacular. It is the most incredible waterfall to begin with but when it gets
frozen and there’s a buildup of ice and snow at the bottom of the falls it’s
just fantastic. This is going be a one day workshop and yeah, just on my website, rachellerch.com. Also I have posted two Rockies workshops for next year. I’m… I
can’t… eh! I’m so excited! I would love to have you with me. They’re going to be smaller workshops
than the one I just ran. Maximum of six people and it’s going to be all over the
Rocky Mountains. One in spring and one in the fall for an entire weekend. It’s
going to be fantastic. Now it’s just.. it’s just gone out, so check my website again
rachellerch.com to see if you might like to come. I would love to have you guys
there and yeah. Also I just got the rough draft of my book. It’s still pretty rough.
I’m working on it. I’m in the middle of editing and I didn’t realize that
editing would take longer than actually writing the book but it’s fun. I’m
enjoying it. So I want to thank you guys for coming along and if you get on my
website and these workshops don’t work out for you or you would just
like to keep in touch with me, please, you’ll see a pop-up that… that comes when
you first go to the website and it says “Sign up to my newsletter” but it’s just
basically emails that I send out from time to time and it’s a great way that
we can keep in touch. And I love corresponding with you guys. So if you
want to send me an email, I’m more than happy to to get them and to read and
respond. So I hope you guys are having a warm and wonderful day and I’ll talk to
you soon. Bye guys!