Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

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.

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  1. 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.

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    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.

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      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.

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        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.

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          April 10, 2018 at 1:55 PM

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