Some sunny ones …

04 Jan

I shot these though a huge window, luckily quite clean. I had the camera with me, because of the sun, as I went out to move the car for the ploughing chaps. I had thought to make a few pictures while I was out, but thought better of it; the temp was -6°F, and I rather wanted to keep my fingers. But after I got inside, this window presented itself, and I seized the moment. These are the only ones that worked out well; windows are sneaky things, always slipping a reflection in where you can’t see it.
Anyway, here they are:

Considering the difficulties, they’re not too bad. I had some troubles that Sami mentions, inadvertently twiddling knobs and buttons because the camera seems designed with tiny-fingered Asians in mind, but I managed to figure the problem out before all was lost.


Posted by on January 4, 2014 in Uncategorized


18 responses to “Some sunny ones …

  1. Furie

    January 4, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Wow. We have… drizzle.

    • derwandersmann

      January 4, 2014 at 3:26 pm

      Somewhat dreich, eh?

      • Furie

        January 4, 2014 at 4:05 pm

        Odd way to spell dry. But no, quite wet… *whistles nonchalantly*

      • derwandersmann

        January 4, 2014 at 4:07 pm

        Scottish word … doesn’t mean “dry”.

  2. gdare

    January 4, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    I looked at -6 and it didn’t look as cold. Then I payed attention to F and realised it is about -20C :insane:
    Nice to see some blue skies, after all :up:

    • d4rkn1ght

      January 5, 2014 at 7:01 pm

      Tuesday we are going for highs of 16°F to lows of 8°F. 😯 That’s really cold for the mid US east coast region. They are saying that it hasn’t been this cold in twenty years. 😮

      • derwandersmann

        January 5, 2014 at 7:58 pm

        13°F today, and headed for the deep freeze. I got a couple quick errands done before it gets to the point that the car won’t start. 13° ain’t bad, but it’s not pleasant. I’m looking forward to the football game in Green Bay this afternoon; it’s going to make the Ice Bowl seem like a walk in the park. They’re predicting wind chills of -45°F in the stadium. Those boys won’t need concussions to make ’em stupid, their brains will freeze.
        I lived on the Jersey coast for a few years … we used to get snow, but not a lot, and it never got really cold.

    • derwandersmann

      January 28, 2014 at 8:00 pm

      (°F-32)÷180 = °C÷100

  3. evawiren

    January 4, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    Beautiful winter you have got . Very nice shots giving the feeling of winter

    • derwandersmann

      January 4, 2014 at 9:32 pm

      Thank you, Eva … I can vouch for it really being winter!

  4. evawiren

    January 4, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    I think I will enjoy winter here

  5. Harry...the Man!

    January 5, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Beautiful photos – as always! If only you could come here and make the rain drenched scene in Britain look beautiful.

    • derwandersmann

      January 6, 2014 at 3:11 am

      Thanks, Harry … I’d love to do just that, or at least try, but I have an invalid that I look after, and besides, I sometimes have to borrow money from the church-mice. I am a pensioner, as I believe you folk say, so my horizons are limited.

      • Harry...the Man!

        January 6, 2014 at 9:35 pm

        It’s a great dream, nevertheless.

  6. dadoski

    January 14, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Still on the move for great photography at that age … beautiful! Love those snow!

  7. pam

    January 24, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Nice shots dW. Yeah, I know what you mean about keeping your fingers when it’s this cold. I went to the grocery store the other evening and forgot to put my gloves back on when I left to go back to the car. I’ll swear the temp dropped 15 degrees in the hour I was in the store! Had to warm up my hands before I could drive!

    You know what I keep looking at in the last one…..there is a semi circle and a dot that a twig as made in the snow. It’s like a little signature. 🙂

    • derwandersmann

      January 25, 2014 at 2:50 am

      Thanks, Pam … I saw a shot of a sign in Fargo that said -19°F on the telly night before last … I reckon you’re huddled ’round the old Franklin stove about now. Being new to the area, you haven’t developed the reflex of putting on your gloves as you approach an outside door. It’s built-in to us old-timers. You could go to Ukraine … I think they’ve set Kiev on fire to keep warm.

      I noticed the same marks as I was shooting … I was careful to get them into the shot.


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