A&P Washington, DC in a Blizzard... I am so glad I braved the horror for these pics

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  1. Wobistdu

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    2 (gf took this out the window - i liked the color)

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    3 (maybe a little brighter?)

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    7 (leave tree branch or keep it? i'm torn)

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    8 (couldn't find a good foreground for this at all. did 2 loops. everything was so blah. :()

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    11 (i think this is the nicest pic of the set. not a single person. had to remove 2 park police that were up on the steps though)

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    12 (is the black circular base of the lamp post a distraction?)

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    16 (did a ton of work on their faces. damn snow was streaked all over. it's an injustice not to be able to clearly see the emotion on their faces. so moving)

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    17 snapshot of my parking lot :mamoru: - holy freiken snow (iso 1600 2.8 - the flash proved worthless with it snowing)

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    I debated for a while going out. The roads were terrible! Growing up in PA, I'm def not afraid to drive in deep snow. I am, however afraid of the idiot DC area driver crashing in to me.

    Everything turned out well.

    Very challenging shoot. Windy as hell... snowing hard. Was freezing my ass off and fighting an umbrella to keep the camera dry. Was trying so hard to focus in my head and apply what I've learned and the tips you guys gave me for snow.

    I think what seriously saved me today was #1 - shooting at least 2/3 stops overexposed and #2 - shooting full manual (something i'm trying to do all the time and stop using aperture or shutter priority)

    Give me some hardcore C&C. I may never get another chance to shoot something like this in DC again.

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  2. Wobistdu

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    let me know what u think of the white balance and exposure as well.
     
  3. Keegan

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    Real quick cause I'm on the run.

    Like 13 a lot. Just wish that line was off to the right a bit more.

    I cheat, and when I do snow shots at night, will turn them all black and white. Maybe try a few like that?
     
  4. Wobistdu

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    thanks for the tip. 13 came out real well. i was on my knees shooting and happened to turn and take it. i never even considered the vertical line :(

    amateur mistake
     
  5. Beege

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    13 is my fav
     
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    looks like you had fun running around taking snapshots
     
  7. Wobistdu

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    lol
     
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    thank god, I certainly hope not :ugh:
     
  9. Wobistdu

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    lol yeah over a foot of snow is a little out of hand
     
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    I think number 9 is my favorite. But really they all just look like snapshots at best :hs:
     
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    I remember being in mother persia when I was a kid and having snow storms like that. I loved that... but I don't know if I really miss it or not. Would love to be in snow like that again, though. Maybe one day. :hs:
     
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    also, as long as the snow is white... i think your WB is good. :bigthumb:
     
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    sweet. i opened them in LR and thought.... "ok how the hell should they look?"

    luckily the +2/3 exposure and AWB got it right for the most part :dunno:
     
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    WB looks good to me. 13 is my favorite. Braver than me, i stayed home all day yesterday and just took a few snapshots of the snow from in my garage :rofl:
     
  17. Wobistdu

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    yeah so many people like 13 and it was a complete accident. i'm kneeling taking pics and though wait a minute! turned left and fired a few then went back.

    it sucked horribly but it was so worth it. i like a lot of these pics a lot. :bowdown:
     
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    I personally think 13 is money!
     
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    I like 13 the best also.

    I also am in the DC area (native to WNY Buffalo area my whole life) and think the people here are just crazy when it comes to the little bit of weather.
     
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    :werd: 96 was the best. 4-5 feet of snow and people think it's the apocalypse.
     
  21. Beege

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    I like 14 but I wish you couldnt see the chain reflection in the wall :hs:
     
  22. TheManLouisianaFace

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    The reflection of the chain holding back an endless and empty sea of bleakness from the names of the fallen is what makes this photo interesting, rather than just another monument picture.


    edit: I'm a dummy, thought she said 13.
     
  23. Beege

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    Yeah I like how you can see the chain in the photo to the right, just not the reflection. Iwould never suggest he try to edit it out (would probably be impossible) just in an ideal world IMO
     
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    whoops, I thought you were talking about 13.
     
  25. Wobistdu

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    very good suggestion and yaaaaaa i'm not that ambitious :mamoru:
     

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