The night of the 4th/5th January and all’s well. Well, it would have been, apart from the fact that it snowed! Not sure that constitutes things not being all well though.
Anyway, Bedford saw its first snowfall of ’09, as did my own village.
Clearly the camera had to be pressed into service to record the event, so I hung around twiddling my thumbs until it was just about light enough to get some reasonable pics, and then out there into the thick of it.
Though it wasn’t actually all that thick at all really. More like a token snowfall.
Nevertheless, still worth a few shots. And it was sufficient for me to have fallen victim to a couple of snowballs! What I wanna know is, why do all my mates always seem to behave so damn childishly? I just don’t understand it. Its not as if I encourage them at all. Though woe betide them when it next snows!
I don’t doubt that one of the resulting pics will probably qualify as yet another January contribution to that Photo Themes Group… just haven’t decided which one yet.
One thing I was intrigued by… just how much the snow reflects the rapidly changing early morning light… in more ways than one.
The day started really grey with snow-laden clouds all over the sky, then the sun began to peep through. And not just peep through, but peep through with a vengeance! Really bright in fact. Then more clouds, the colour of which was of course changing as the day advanced. And so on. From a photographic point of view it meant fun and games with exposures and white balance. Particularly as the quality of the light was completely different depending upon which way I was facing! So quite an interesting time experimenting with both in-camera settings and tweaking the RAW files afterwards, though I eventually gave up on trying to establish any sort of colour consistency between one pic and the next.
More pics on my Flickr!