I was surprised at how well the camera did capture the scene. I had to convert the photos to black and white though because part of the lighting came from a big yard light that we have and it is a mercury-vapor light, giving the light an orange tint.
The photos are glorious. Please tell me you used a tripod. I’ve found that when I’m zooming in, or messing with slow shutter speeds, I might as well have Parkinson’s! We don’t have any snow, but we have cold (43F), fog, drizzle and rain. It’s not as good as snow, but we’ll take what we can get. That’s one of the fine qualities of the Easily Amused, I think — a willingness to take what’s offered and not pine away for something else!
Actually, these were hand held. At 1/25 or faster I can usually do fairly well but the last two were mistakes: I didn’t have the flash set and the camera gave me long exposures. I was very surprised to see that they turned out anyway.
Thanks! It must be a real pleasure to walk on that lake! Our lakes freeze over too, and people fish through the ice and sometimes skate, but nowhere near here is there a trail or path across a lake for just the fun of walking there.