Showing posts with label Snow. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Snow. Show all posts

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Frosty the Sandman

Of course any self respecting snowman in Virginia Beach Virginia is going to the beach. Canon 7D, 1/8 sec @ f/5.0, ISO 800, 100mm macro.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Snow Camellia

- Went out early this morning to catch last night's dusting of snow before it disappeared. There wasn't much snow but the dusting on this camellia bloom caught my eye. Canon G11, 1/60 sec, f/8.0, ISO 400, macro mode and on-camera flash.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

First Snow

- Staring snowing for the first time this season around 5:45. The flakes were big and wet as the temperature was about 36 degrees. Here some land on the azalea while other flakes streak by through the light field created by my LED Litepanel. Canon 7D, 1/10 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 800, 199mm macro lens.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

More Snow

- So tell me again about this global warming thing? More snow today but it was a good snow, pretty in the morning and gone by afternoon. Canon G11, 1/640 sec @ f/4.5, ISO 400.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Tree Twig Font

- How do you like my new tree twig font? Got the one's down, now only 35 more characters to go. Happy New Year. Canon 40D, 1/1000 sec @ f/5.6, ISO 100, 100mm macro.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Tudor at Night

- A clear winter night, snow, holiday decorations and a grand old tudor style house in Norfolk Virginia's historic Ghent neighborhood made for nice winter scene. Canon G11, 1 sec @ f/4.5, ISO 400, camera braced against a tree.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Snow Hat

- My neighbor's holiday ornaments had nice little snow hats on today. I liked the way they picked the reflections of the tree's shadows on the snow underneath. Canon 7D, 1/200 sec @ f/2.8, ISO 200, 200mm focal length.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

It's a Blizzard

- The biggest winter storm in 21 years hit Southeast Virginia today. Ten to twelve inches of snow have paralyzed the area. Canon G11, 1/60th @ f/4.0, ISO 400, with flash.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Snow Rose

- Seasonal temperatures finally arrived this week after an Indian Summer that lasted through Thanksgiving. Tonight we are getting a very light snow, so I rushed out with my camera, macro lens and litepanel. This is a red "Knockout" rose with a few ice crystals. It seems kind of silly rushing out to a light dust of snow when the Midwest is getting pounded with an winter storm. Canon 7D, 1/100 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 1600, 100mm macro lens, Litepanel Micro LED.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Snowy Day

From 2010 Blog
Virginia Beach had snow for the third Saturday in row. Three Canada Geese forage on the site of the 5th Courthouse of Princess Anne County, now part of the City of Virginia Beach. The 1778 Courthouse was torn down 40 years ago but the 1769 Georgian style Pleasant Hall in the background has been restored and is now owned by Kempsville Baptist Church. Canon G10, 1/500 sec @ f/5.0, ISO 400, on camera flash fill

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Snow Swing

From 2010 Blog
Yesterday's snow was wet and wind driven. We didn't get much accumulation but it did stick to everything. The plants, trees and our backyard swing all got a nice white coating, at least on the parts facing into the wind. Today's sun melted away most of it but provided some nice light this morning. Canon 7D, 1/800 sec @ f/5.0, ISO 200, 50mm prime lens.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


From Snow Day
Today's blog post is my 400th since starting on January 1, 2009. I can't believe how this has become part of my daily routine. Thanks to all of my faithful followers and commentators for helping me achieve another milestone. This photo comes from the recent snow fall. A lone gumball sits in the snow at the edge of the street. Hundreds more hang 20 feet overhead. The gumball tree is native to the American south and is officially called the American Sweetgum. Canon 40D, 1/400 sec @ f/4.0, ISO 100.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Split Rail

From Snow Day
This split rail fence casts a clear shadow in yesterday's white snow. Every time I see a split rail fence I think about Abraham Lincoln the world's most famous "rail-splitter". Canon 40D, 1/1600 sec @ f/4.0, ISO 100, 70mm focal length, converted to black and white.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Virginia Beach Snowman

From Snow Day
My neighbor Bob made this snowman first thing this morning. I thought it represented Virginia Beach's style quite well. I took a walk around the block this afternoon with the cameras. Some of my snow pics are linked to this Picasa web album. Check 'em out. Canon 40D, 1/800 sec @ f/4.0, ISO 100.

Saturday, January 30, 2010


From 2010 Blog
Yes it did snow today about 6 to 8 inches at our house. This picture was taken this morning while it was still snowing. Last Thursday night I told my grandson Robert that it wasn't going to snow and he adamantly disagreed. First thing this morning the phone rang and I heard his voice say "I told you so." Canon G10, 1/400 sec @ f/4.5, ISO 400, +1 exposure compensation.
From 2010 Blog
I know this is a photo a day blog but I have another picture to share with you. It's a twofer. This afternoon the backyard feeders were jammed with activity. I had four pairs of cardinals, dozens of goldfinches, a pair of blue jays, a few chickadees and house sparrows, and a lone squirrel. This male cardinal was patiently awaiting his turn at the crowded feeder. Canon 7D, 1/50 sec @ f/5.6, ISO 400, 400mm focal length.

Friday, January 29, 2010


From 2010 Blog
Since they are calling for snow tonight, I thought it appropriate to post a picture from December 26, 2004 - the last significant snow fall in Virginia Beach. Yes that's right, 5 years since we have had a major snow storm in coastal Virginia. Oh we've had a few dustings and a few more threats for all of which schools were closed! They are calling for 4 to 8 inches tonight, so let's all keep our fingers crossed for more snow pics tomorrow. Pentax Optio S4 point and shoot, 1/8 sec @ f/2.6, ISO 100, 35mm equivalent focal length.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

353 - First Snow

From 365 Project
Most of Virginia west of us was buried in snow today. We got only rain until the sun went down. Finally temperatures dropped enough to get a dusting of snow, extremely rare here in Virginia Beach, especially in mid-December. You can see the fine snow on this just opening camelia bud. I'm sure the cold will take it toll on the flower by morning but for now its beauty shines. Canon 7D, 1/160 sec @ f/6.3, ISO 1600, 50mm macro lens with light from the micro Litepanel.