Winter Wonderland: A Day in My Snowy City

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We're entering into the time of darkness and snow yet again. This means your neighborhood can drastically change appearance overnight due to snowfall and special light conditions. Inspired by this, I took my camera for a walk through the city.

Taking pictures in the midst of cold winter — with cold hands gripping the camera and numbness in fingers and toes — can make the end result so much more rewarding, when you see the warmth of the analogue photography.

Credits: impaktor

This time of year for us in the northern hemisphere, we get less than 7 hours of daylight at the 55th latitude. At the shortest day, the sun’s highest position is a mere 11 degrees above the horizon. This leads to very long sunsets and sunrises, lasting for a relatively large part of the day.

After the sun sets, at about 15:30, comes the enveloping darkness. But work must continue.

But then operating a cold metal camera with manual focus can get tricky, and even a very still object can end up out of focus.

written by impaktor on 2012-12-12 in #world #locations #winter #urban-adventures #christmas #yuletide #select-type-of-location #ice #snow #cold #white

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