Monday, 5 January 2009

Heightening The Suspense

I'm not sure how well this is going to go over. At the insistence of my producer/manager I've wedged a last minute post in between my downtown journey documentary. 

This bout of snowy weather has just about run it's course so I guess I have to make hay while the sun shines as the saying goes.

After sitting on my derriรจre all day I dragged myself into the freezing rain/snow on my street to try some experimental shots with my tripod. 

Nothing turned out as well as I thought it might and it was a challenge to try to keep the camera dry and change the settings.

As I say, if I hadn't been threatened with physical violence I would have trashed the lot of them.

20 comments :

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

Well I'm glad you didn't trash them - they're great pics of the snow. A record of the year when it snowed forever!

I hope the snow is soon gone.

Lori said...

I love the results of these shots. I really like how quiet the city gets just after a snow storm and you can feel that in these photos. It looks like quite the storm!

Virginia said...

That production/manager is one smart woman. You need to listen to her more often. These are great shots and you were right to put them together as a group today. There, I said it! You won't be fit to live with after that compliment.

My word verification is PROOD! Oh lordy!

Sharon said...

Wayne, I love these photos. I especially like the one with the snowflakes falling. Great job.

Jackie said...

They all look good to me, I'd have been happy to take any of those!

Britain is having snow right now, but Glasgow hasn't had any (yet). I'm not complaining - it's great to look at, less great to go to work in it!

Laurie said...

Wayne, these are fantastic. The warm black and whites are my favorite. You can really feel the quiet stillness of snow in those shots.

(My word verificatin is "dismil". )

Boise Diva said...

Like I've said before Wayne, don't tell us the shots are bad....we think they're good

Steve Buser said...

Each shot has it's own appeal and the group shows the kind of thinking a photographer goes through to get the perfect shot. I think it is a great contribution.

Bob Crowe said...

I particularly like the second one for its eerie wintry quiet. The image conveys the muffled sound that snow brings to a city. What would this look like if you converted it to B&W?

lechat said...

I couldn't even manage a standing position in that snow/freezing rain/wet snow storm, never mind with a camera. A hell of good shots! But i can promise you vancouverites out there, don't sell your house or condos to move south yet! The worst is over, you must believe in spring, because Jan Zwicky said so, because Bill Evans said so. lechat

Virginia said...

SEE???? I told you they were great!!!

Wayne said...

Bob, you have to ask my producer/manager about B/W. I just post what I'm told to.

LA, There was a quiet stillness alright, cars snuck up on me twice because I couldn't hear them.

Thanks, as always, for all your generous comments.

USelaine said...

Don't be ridiculous! These are fantastic pictures, and you know it!!!
Feh!!!!

USelaine said...

Seriously, photo #3 is hypnotic. Great work, Wayne.

Virginia said...

The production/manager has already tried them in BW and yes Bob they are look great! But what do I know, I'm just a lowly unpaid employee.

Wayne said...

Don't believe it Bob. Her contract gives her 60% of the profits from VDP.

Babzy said...

hehe it's not so easy to take photos in extreme condition ...but you did , well done !

lynn said...

I think they're beautiful. Now that's some snow! You will giggle your head off if you come over to mine and see the excitement induced by the small amount we have in the UK today! Prepare yourself to guffaw. I won't mind.
I adore the first shot.

Lois said...

I think you did a fantastic job considering the conditions. I always have trouble with night shots. These are beautiful!

Chuck Pefley said...

I've got one of those insistent producer/manager/director/editor types to contend with, too. A partial solution was to buy her a camera of her own. Partial only, though, as the suggestions continue to be given :)

Nice job with your Canada Place images, by the way.