Remnants of Winter; Harbingers of Spring 9
April 6, 2018
By the time you see this post, spring may have appeared in full in northeast Ohio, but this blog will linger on the transition from winter for a while longer. While the photographs in the previous eight posts were taken in Oberlin (on March 10), the rest of this series features photos taken in Schoepfle Garden. I always make my way down to the Vermilion River by way of the Back Pond. Here’s how the pond looked March 4.
Sweet, just lovely, with the rippled reflections, the straight tree trunks, and that bit of snow. It actually looks very friendly, not cold or bleak at all.
April 6, 2018 at 4:03 PM
It was a sunny day—unusual in March for around here. Did not feel bleak, and I don’t remember feeling particularly cold either. I can only get those nice crisp ripples on this pond with a shutter speed of 1/80th or 1/100th of a second. Slower and everything blurs. I thought those were the right shutter speeds for all moving water but learned from experience that that isn’t so.
April 6, 2018 at 7:43 PM
No surprise, every situation is so different. I should pay more attention to shutter speed – I tend to leave the camera on A priority and check the screen to see if I’m getting the effect I want, then adjust if I need to, when shooting something like this.
April 8, 2018 at 5:00 PM
I almost always shoot in aperture mode, too—or at least I start out that way and fuss from there.
April 10, 2018 at 1:55 PM