Many of you know by now that I don’t like cold weather. But, I haven’t been taking photos lately, and frost is beautiful.
We had -4C this morning. Not what I’m used to in West Cork! But I decided to go out to let the camera work a little bit. It’s about time, after a very photography-passive autumn. It wasn’t too bad, and I could go back inside at any time.
Honestly I don’t know how the plants will handle this, with such cold weather for two weeks. I’ll have to ask people how nature handled Storm Emma in 2018.
But in whatever case, I liked the photos I produced!
I haven’t taken photos recently. Until mid-November I didn’t have the time, and then we’ve had either strong winds or a lot of rain. I did take some photos for the rain competition, but that’s it.
I’m not much of an indoor photo taker, and even if I was, our house is always a work in progress and is NOT an environment for good photography except some random shots in my office.
I was looking through my Lightroom to see what photos I’ve taken since mid-November, and the collection is very small. Basically only photos of running gear! I really need to up my game, can’t let myself be so inactive with the camera if I want to improve my skills.
My husband asked me the other day what plans I have with photography at the moment. Really, he was fishing for Christmas gift ideas! But it made me think and it was interesting and quite inspiring. So what are my plans?
- Learn to set the focus with my macro lens better and get closer to the subject with it – and this is something I can practise indoors. I have a light tent and some good lights that came with it, and I could set these up in the office to have a designated place available for it. I also want to buy a small diffuser for my flash. This will likely help me improve my macro shots.
- Try more long exposure photography – this will definitely not happen until I have a better tripod.
- Become better at photographing whiskey, and find inspiration for more creative photos, for my whiskey blog. Also quite much of an indoor project, but not only. It’s fun to photograph whiskey bottles outside, I just need to get more ideas.
- Collect ideas for product shots for my future online shop, and photos to use as featured images on my other blog.
- Start finding ideas for a photo competition we’ll have soon with the camera club. The theme is “old items” and could be fun.
- Generally I should take more photos, even if it’s just snaps of daily life. Any photography is better practice than no photography.
As for photos of snow or frost, these are some I’ve taken in the past and that I quite like. Both are taken in Sweden in 2017. I lived near a lovely forest area with a little creek.
While today’s photos were pretty, I do hope I don’t get any more opportunities to take frost photos in West Cork for a while!
I’m linking with Natalie’s weekend coffee share, last link-up of 2022. The link-up will be back on the 6th of January. I’ll spend the weekend in Cork city so won’t be able to visit other blogs until Sunday afternoon but I’ll get there!