Friday, February 15, 2008

mitten galaxy


mitten galaxy, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

The snow was the right kind.

I could tell by the way it fell, even through the window.

Tripod, coat, 100mm macro lense - damn, my cable remote shutter release doesn't work on this camera!

Okay, okay...I'll use the timer function -
except that it is so warm out that the tiny stars are starting to melt away before the ten seconds finish.

Argh.

Finally though, with the help of my mitten - I managed to catch a few of the falling stars.

This one was cropped down and I cranked up the contrast a bit.
shutter 1/5, Canon 30d, f9.0, 100mm,

13 comments:

Ampersand said...

fabulous!!!

*applause*

Did I say I love this shot?

:-)

(Having the snowflakes on a mitten evokes so much more from the image, good call there.)

bsouth said...

Oh my goodness, what an absolutely amazing picture! I bow down before your utter genius!

Karin said...

That is so awesome! I probably wouldn't be able to do it, but I wish we had some snow so I could at least try...lol!

Sharon said...

Oh, that is just AWESOME!!! I love it, it never ceases to amaze me. We went skiing a few weeks ago, it snowed some, but it was the wrong kind. I was trying to show my sister flakes like that on a car windshield. I will have to show her this! :)

Sandy said...

Absolutely perfect shot. Oh my, snowflakes are breathtaking.

Scrivener said...

Wow. This is amazing. You mean snowflakes actually look like that?

Marcia said...

Wow! This is a great shot!

angelfeet said...

That's amazing (and resourceful).

Susan said...

That is just... incredible! It's gorgeous and so textury and really miraculous. Great snowflakes.

marianne said...

oh my goodness - what an absolutely stunning photo! just stunning!

concretegodmother said...

omg, gawdess, this shot is just incredible. w-o-w! i couldn't believe what i was seeing at first. amazing!

Lomagirl said...

Amazing! Wow, wow, wow.

Cloudscome said...

This is amazing! I had to look, read and look again. It's awesome.

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