Winter? I think not.

I have been missing in action for a while. Must be the winter doldrums…but no, there’s been almost no bad weather and certainly nothing that has kept us indoors. Just a couple of days ago the temperature was over 70F!!! (That’s more than 21C for the two of you in Europe who come by once in a while) The holidays went quickly, the five in the family melted back to four and the quick pace began anew. We took Kyle to winter camp in the hills again in mid-January. On the way back I stopped at the top of a hill to get this picture of the county-side. I liked the fence maze. I took it at ISO2500, f/8.0, 1/3200 with a 105mm. High noon. I am still trying the high ISO thing but will probably back off because there is certainly pixelation here and that isn’t what the result I was shooting for in the landscape.  After I took this, I sent my camera in to have the sensor cleaned. I read all about how to clean myself but for me…the risk is too high. The sensor was dirty and I was photoshopping specks out of each shot, no matter the lens. I have the camera back now and will be out shooting this weekend. The world is back the way intended. The second photo is from about the same position but I did not take out the spot, instead, I’ve drawn an arrow so you can see what caused my angst.

Winter Farm

Winter Farm

Spotted Farm

Chris - February 25, 2012 - 5:37 pm

You have beautiful countryside back there!! Not beautiful enough to cause me to move there but nice to look at in your gorgeous pictures! The second pic in this sequence never loaded. Got the little circle thing going round & round for over 20 minutes now. Meanwhile, I’ll stay on my crazy desert! Thanks for the look at something different! Enjoy!

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