We’re at Bayfront Park today and it’s
snowing. It’s so beautiful we just thought we would head out and enjoy this
weather. I’m going really simple today. There’s a train over there. You can
probably hear it. I’m going really simple. I have on a 24 to 70 lens that I damaged
at least, what, a year ago at least. I dropped it and and it does have a
scratch on it but I’m using it today because I just want to go simple.
So no backpack and one lens and John has the tripod. The snow is so gorgeous. Let’s
check this out. I like this rock but I’m having trouble
putting it with a pretty background. It has a chain and I’m pretty sure under
the snow there’s a plaque but ISO 800, handheld, f/8, 1/500th of a second. There’s this view I saw on our way in. Most of the water is kind of frozen or snowed over but it’s kind of
foggy in the distance so I’m just walking over to see if I can get a good
composition there, and then afterwards there’s a metal gazebo up on the hill. Oh that’s cold! The view of the gazebo in the distance
is beautiful. I don’t know if I have the right lens. Okay, because it’s in the
distance, I’m going to attempt to put this on ISO 50, a longer exposure,
although it might streak the snow which is not ideal but it might give me… it
might give me some higher quality to be able to crop in. 1/20th of a
second. Not bad. Now I’ll try ISO 100. I have an idea.
Nope, no just follow me. John keeps getting the snow down the
back of his neck. I keep getting it in my eyes. Alright. So there’s the gazebo. We’re
approaching it. It looks really pretty. I’ve taken this gazebo in the winter before.
It was like minus 30 or something crazy and it was sunset and it was glinting in
the light. It was just beautiful. This is a completely different mood. I would go
for this composition – it’s actually really beautiful – except there’s a picnic
table right in front. That’s okay. We’ll find a spot. That’s too bad because the trees are
framing it nicely. Hey am i doing it? Am I doing it? Ha ha ha! It’s awesome!
I always knew you were an angel. Yeah right.
Alright, I love the way the grey background accentuates the pretty gazebo
and the snow and the trees on the side. So there is a big tree on this side and
I’m going to just get a little closer to see if I can eliminate that and have it
a little simpler in my composition. I don’t want a big tree half cut off on
one side. Alright. Let’s try this. If I get down low I should be able to
eliminate some of the distracting background. Almost got the right spot.
Hey man. You’re in my composition. I am the composition. You are the
composition. You’re something. ISO 125, f/4.5 and 1/125th of a second. I like the low aperture so that – like, the wide aperture –
so that any of the footprints in the snow will be minimized because they
won’t be sharply in focus. Footprints that someone that’s created. I love the
contrast! Can you make it so that it looks like my big brain? John’s trying to kill me. I was adjusting
my camera… Did you get that? No. Aw you weren’t filming? That’s too bad.
What did you do? I don’t know. Nothing. I was adjusting my camera and all of a sudden… agh! Sorry. I keep getting snow down the
back of my neck. How are you going to get out? Aw! Get out of the picture! Alright. This is totally awesome. Okay
yeah… snow in the beard. Thanks for coming along guys. Bye! Bye.