Snow Sports

Yes, the title is a little misleading, but it did get you to investigate this post. The theme this week is square (1×1) format images. Most cameras produce an image that is either a 2×3 format or a 4×3 format. There is a lot of creativity possible by changing your image in another format and I have found the 1×1 format to have a lot of potential. That is evident here on my blog via my Squared series.

On Saturday the weather was absolutely beautiful and I had an idea for some images out in the snow that would utilize this week’s theme. I grabbed as much sports equipment as I could find in the garage and went outside with the camera to create images of the different pieces in the snow. I purposefully waited until I had strong midday light so there would be strong shadows. I thought that would add to each piece. Here are the three best from my little experiment.

Snow Baseball Nikon D5100, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4, 1/800s, 35mm, f/8, ISO 200

Snow Baseball
Nikon D5100, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4, 1/800s, 35mm, f/8, ISO 200

Snow Racquetball Nikon D5100, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4, 1/400s, 32mm, f/8, ISO 100

Snow Racquetball
Nikon D5100, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4, 1/400s, 32mm, f/8, ISO 100

Snow Basketball Nikon D5100, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4, 1/250s, 58mm, f/8, ISO 100

Snow Basketball
Nikon D5100, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4, 1/250s, 58mm, f/8, ISO 100

I’m not sure this little experiment turned as well as it was envisioned but I had a great time running around the yard utilizing the areas of untouched snow. It also got me off the couch that day and I was quite happy with the Juxtaposition image I posted a few days ago. 🙂

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9 responses to “Snow Sports

  1. 🙂 reminds me of when I tried to do something similar but had the kids with me – by the time I’d turned round every usable area of snow had little footprints in it!
    Not easy to get texture in the snow and yet still make it look white, nice one.

  2. I love your creative mind! It can be hard for me this time of year to come up with good images that aren’t typical winter scenes.

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