Admiring the Universe - a fine-art photographer based in Perthshire, Scotland, with interests in landscape, nature and astrophotography


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Last night, snow fell. It's happened before and will probably happen again.... but this was a good solid layer all around with more falling fast from thick low clouds reflecting the light pollution, all sound muted quiet around. So I went out with the camera gear. Stood for maybe half an hour making photos watching the snow fall. By night, the streetlight cast a peculiarly spooky light on the tree, illuminating select branches snow-covered branches. It took a fair bit of experimenting to make this photo. I really wanted diffraction spikes close around the street-light, which dictated an aperture of at least f/16; at base ISO 100, that made for an exposure of 10s. Over that interval, the falling snow would leave no impression in the frame at all; so I used two flash strobes, one on-camera and one about 10-12 feet in front at ground level to illuminate the snow in the foreground. With two pixel-shift sequences totally 8 frames, blended together in max mode, enough snow accumulated to give a pleasant foreground texture.
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GPS location: 56.30179976667727, -3.7019953666696273

EXIF info

ISO: 100
Aperture: f/16
Shutter speed: 10s
Lens: 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Art 019
Focal Length: 70
Date and Time: 2021:01:19 21:52:40