60 degrees yesterday, 8 inches of snow today and -10 to -20 wind chills tomorrow....welcome to Wisconsin.
I am so ready for spring. Looking forward to colorful landscapes and the emergence of new wildlife. Winter certainly brings a challenge to shooting outdoors but it also forces creativity and "out of the box" thinking.
Every night after work I grab one camera, one lens and one dog and head out for our daily walk along the north shore of Lake Mendota. The same winter landscape forces me to find different subjects to key on and taking one lens, whether it's a wide angle, zoom, macro or fisheye forces me to be creative on how I shoot. It's a great way to force you to "see" differently. Sometimes you miss things by not having the right lens, other times you get extremely lucky so it kind of evens out.
It can be challenging, but also very rewarding when you see the results of your efforts. This winter it was also painful, cold and dirty as I fell on the ice (numerous times), fell through the ice, slid down a muddy embankment and walked through some muck that almost swallowed my boot........but its all part of the adventure.
I hope that you have all enjoyed my winter offerings. It's been a blast finding and shooting them.........well, my knees may not agree or my frozen fingers or the massive bump on my right shin.....but what do they know....
See ya soon