Let’s talk about irony: last week’s challenge was “cold” and it was warm here…and this week’s is
“low light” but we got snow! Which, as you might imagine, bounces quite a bit of light. I wondered out loud why Mother Nature didn’t want me to succeed in this weekly photo challenge.
Turns out, as one of my fellow photogs pointed out, there is actually a lot of low light gorgeousness to be found in the snow. I found these icicles buried in a small, leafless bush.
And may I just say, shooting in RAW has changed my life. I once read a quote, in the beginning of my photography journey and during my uber-impressionable days, something along the lines of “be such a good photographer to not need the power of raw.” I can’t remember who it was by or the entire line, but, I really held on to it as an excuse to shoot JPEG and convince myself that that was somehow secretly superior to RAW. I was wrong. That is not to say that the author is wrong, but that I didn’t fully understand what he was saying. This guide
from SLR Lounge explained things to me in a visual way with words I can understand, and I feel like I’m seeing improvement already.
Oh, and one last bit of exciting news…yesterday I upgraded from my Rebel T1i to a Mark II!!! This picture was taken earlier in the week with my Rebel, though 😉