Inuksuk Sunset

© Abby Way

Inuksuk Sunset

Uploaded: May 03, 2006


F-stop: F/3.1
Shutter speed: 1/75 second
ISO speed: 100
Time: 5:33 PM
This picture was taken by Lake Melville, Labrador. A local built this inuksuk a few days before this photo was taken.

Exif: FNumber: 3.1, ExposureBiasValue: 0/100, ExposureTime: 1.33333333333333E-02, Flash: flash did not fire, ISO: 100, WhiteBalance: auto white balance


Pam M June 12, 2006

Oh Abby! So Beautiful!

Do Ya'll have green yet?

Excellent job of capturing the sky!

Is the perspective & snow just throwing me off or should the distant shoreline be more level ... horizontally?

So impressed that you took the time to shoot this at 100 ISO ... I assume you had a tripod.

but then again you must have been getting some lighting help from the snow since you were able to snap it at 1/75.

I've heard that snow really is challenging to shoot. I wouldn't know ... I don't think that 1 inch one day in the past 7 yrs qualifies me to talk.

Feel free to pass anything you've learned my way ... It seems we're on to New York in a few months ... We'll be about 50 mi n of NYC and all the parks around there boast about cross country skiing!!!

Yeah ... and when you get through with the photography tips ... send this Texas Native an email about how to stay warm ... because right now... i'm thinking Billy works in NY and I find some excuse to take my camera to Arizona ... for the entire snow season ... Wanna come with me?

hope all is going well ... I'm taking a break from doing my daughter's homework.

Oh ok ... no i'm not really doing her homework. Someone shot pics of her work for her final portfolio show ... and ... guess who's doing the clean up? I'm thinking it was a true amature that shot them ... honestly Abby! you could have done better with one hand tied behind your back!

Hope all is well with you.
How's your cat too?

have fun,
me #463807

Abby Way June 14, 2006

Hi again!
Long time no see! ;-)
Yup, we greened up early this year, by the end of April/beginning of May -- global warming, I guess.

Thanks, this was one of those one-of shots. We were at camp, in the lodge, making a craft when I noticed this, abandoned my craft, grabbed my camera and ran out the door! :-D Ah, fond memories...

The perspective is throwing you off. :-P It is a lake shoreline there, and it turns towards the vantage point right off the right side of the picture. Having seen so many crooked horizons, I took the time to make sure my camera was dead vertical. ;-)

Nope, I shot this by hand! :-D It was hard, and so cold my hand was shaking, so this picture really was a miracle... didn't help that I was dressed in a silk pirate costume, and it was a nice, warm (for February) -20 Celsius (-4 F) at the time!

There was a lamp post illuminating the inuksuk directly to the right of the photo, which really helped and allowed me to shoot this one.

:-) Before moving here, I was much the same -- lucky to get an inch in a year! Now we have so much snow that it gets rather depressing -- you can have some, if you want. I wonder if Fed-Ex would ship frozen packages... ;-)

Snow is really hard to shoot. The articles on BP here have been my main resource for finding the tips and tricks to shooting snow. Let's see, though...
If you're going cross-country skiing with your camera, find a waterproof case for your camera... you will be falling a LOT! Expect to get wet everywhere, because you will. ;-) Be patient. Wear mittens or gloves, especially the kind that have a finger cover that peels back to a fingerless glove. Dress warmly and in layers, and wear long underwear (tops and bottoms) 24/7 when you're outdoors.

Bring lots and lots and lots of extra batteries!!! They drain really fast outdoors in the cold. Keep your camera under your thick jacket as much as possible, whip it out, shoot, and re-protect it.
I'm looking at a temperature chart now and laughing... January it gets down to -3 Celsius, 26 F...
NYC won't be as cold as Labrador gets (sometimes down to -67 F or -55 C in winter!), or I'd advise you to wear two layers of everything. It'll feel cold, if you're from Texas, though. If you're going on an expedition, remember extra camera memory (you fill 'em up fast when it's beautiful! ;-) ), batteries, water, trail mix and cereal bars, hand warmers, socks (no joke, if they get wet you're gonna be miserable)...
I'm including this here because it's impossible to take good photos when you're freezing cold and wet.

I'll chip in 50% on a trip to Arizona any day!!! ;-)
Good luck with the trip and homework!
Yup, cats are good (little one still refuses to have her picture taken... big one loves having his taken! He's the black and white one that always ends up in my gallery. :-D )
Better go, now. Remember, stay warm and have fun!
Abby #2895541

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