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    Posted: 08 January 2022 at 00:23
Been a LONG while since I posted in Open.... but I felt I had enough shots for it this time. I am not picking up my camera enough. Anyways... in spite of dim light, the fog compelled me to bring my A99ii and 80-200 2.8 out to play on a walk yesterday with my little Zachary. (now 6yrs old)

We both had a blast... as I mentioned light was dim and all photos required a bit of work... my WB is not super consistent.. but I am happy with them.

All photos A99ii and Minolta 80-200 F2.8 at about F3.2 mostly and ISO around 640-1000

Best regards

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1. A little casual portrait to start the walk.


2. Snowball Crafting


3. Snow Snack


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5. Snow Snack Two


6. Incoming! ** new square crop - Thanks Roger, Hezu and Alan!


7. Snow Gazing


8. Almost Home


EDIT: Have added new photos in comments




Hope some enjoyed. :)







Edited by WestCoastCannuck - 08 January 2022 at 15:20
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Roger Rex Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 January 2022 at 00:56
#6 - Wow - an award winner in my book. #8 is quite nice - a pensive mood greatly added by not having eye contact with the camera. A very nice series.
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Originally posted by Roger Rex Roger Rex wrote:

#6 - Wow - an award winner in my book. #8 is quite nice - a pensive mood greatly added by not having eye contact with the camera. A very nice series.


Thanks Roger! There are actually other snow throwing shots I liked even better.... but on my FB post #6 was the overwhelming fav of all my (many) photos, so I thought it wise to post that one.      It was most definitely the closest he got to a direct hit on me - some luck there.   
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#6 is my favourite, but I wonder if it would look even better with a tighter framing, cropping out some background from the right side could do the trick...
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Originally posted by Hezu Hezu wrote:

#6 is my favourite, but I wonder if it would look even better with a tighter framing, cropping out some background from the right side could do the trick...


I agree. Perhaps make it a square so as to eliminate that one very white leaning branch which is not necessary and is a bit of a distraction - it didn't distract me on first viewing but now that I have read Hezu's comment, it is. It's an "A=" image as is to me but I think the crop would move it to an "A+++" image.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote alanfrombangor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 January 2022 at 09:53
Number six is the clear winner, catching the missile in flight and the throwing action, enhanced by the scattered snow - was it from the snowball or was it snowing at the time? The fog and large aperture nicely blur the surroundings.
 



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Thanks so much Hezu, Roger and Alan! You are quite right on framing. NO idea why I did not do that - I HAD done it on others.    Have replaced photo with new crop. :)))))))))

@ Alan... the snow was all from the loosely packed snowballs - amazing the difference it makes to the image! (note to self.... if ever staging snowball shots have shooters make the snowballs sloppy!)

I took SO many shots on this walk (753).... I must add a few more. Here are more "snowball throw" contenders I like, and a couple other compositions.

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10. On Target!



11. The Throw


12. Winter Craftsman


13. Silence and Serenity


14. The Winter Jogger



Thanks so much everyone!

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Edited by WestCoastCannuck - 08 January 2022 at 15:37
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harm vb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 January 2022 at 15:40
Originally posted by alanfrombangor alanfrombangor wrote:

Number six is the clear winner, catching the missile in flight and the throwing action, enhanced by the scattered snow - was it from the snowball or was it snowing at the time? The fog and large aperture nicely blur the surroundings.

+1

Great series! and indeed, #6 really stands out. No damage to camera or you?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Roger Rex Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 January 2022 at 16:51
#6 redo is still #1 - the expression on your son's face and the location of the snowball makes it.
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Originally posted by Roger Rex Roger Rex wrote:

#6 - Wow - an award winner in my book.    A very nice series.

+1
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Originally posted by skm.sa100 skm.sa100 wrote:

Originally posted by Roger Rex Roger Rex wrote:

#6 - Wow - an award winner in my book.    A very nice series.

+1


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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 January 2022 at 18:18
Great set, Mike! And for #6 tops it, too!

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Great series Mike! Glad yoy oicked up your camera again.
#6 is fantastic, but I like #5 and 13 a lot too
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Thanks everyone! Well... that is that. #6 it is!   
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